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  1. You can sort in Due Date order in lists. I am talking about search results and especially tags. E.g. let's say I use a tag #Deadline to track my milestones and major deadlines across all projects. I can click on that tag in any task, and ToDo will show me a list of all tasks that have this tag. Perfect, right ? Except that this list is not sorted by due date. I don't know exactly what it is sorted by - it may be the task creation date. But it's certainly not the current due date. So I have deadlines in May shown above deadlines in April, dates all over the place. It's the same when you search for something. This makes the tag / search feature nearly useless.
  2. iOS works the same as MacOS. You can preset keyboard shortcuts to type your most commonly used phrases with a few unique characters. e.g. if I type "ppq" on my iPhone I get this: Please contact me with any questions or comments.
  3. I make extensive use of AutoHotKey on Windows, keyboard shortcuts in iOS, and AutoKey on Linux to speed up typing often used phrases. E.g. type “qii” and get “Intitle”. I am sure something like that exists for Android too. No reason to program this into the service itself.
  4. A big flaw in MS Todo is the search /tag filter results. They are not, and can not be arranged in Due date order. This makes it impractical for a large number of tasks.
  5. I ended up getting the paid version of Readdle's Scan Pro, thanks to the tip from @PinkElephant. So, now, I have pretty much all of them It has two big advantages compared to other scanning software I've tried: 1) It is as good as TurboScan in producing a readable B&W document from a color document with some text on colored background. Most other apps struggle to get readable B&W text in these areas. It's almost as fast as TS in automatically capturing multiple pages and defining crop areas. Unlike TurboScan, though, it has OCR. 2) It is the only scanning app that I know of which allows going back and editing scanned pages at any time. All other apps save the edits at some point after which they are no longer reversible. These two points make it my #1 choice now. It also has two disadvantages: 1) It does not add itself to the iOS Share To functionality. There's really no good reason for it in 2021. I contacted Readdle but got a canned "we'll think about it" reply. 2) The ability to save workflows is OK but not as good as what's provided by some other apps; e.g. I can add a personal Onedrive account, but not a Business one. This is a minor inconvenience.
  6. Cloud-only is not the solution, it only takes one data loss incident to realize that. The best approach is to combine cloud storage with local backups. And at any rate, the issue is not cloud vs desktop, the issue is with performance.
  7. Have you actually used a Mac before ? I was going to buy a MacBook but after my daughter got one & I got a chance to use it for a while, I realized I didn’t really like it all that much.
  8. Let @gazumped correct me if I am wrong - I haven't used this functionality in a longtime - but if you don't have any attachments in your Onenote notes, I think the simplest way would be to export them to PDF or Word format, then use Evernote's folder monitoring (I assume it's still available in legacy?) to automatically import them into Evernote. If you download Onemore add-in for Onenote from Github, you should be able to select multiple pages and get them all bulk exported as individual files.
  9. I disagree. If you are using an open source Office suit strictly for personal needs, sure. If you are a student working on a project with others, or if you are trying to quickly edit a work document on a home laptop, or you run a small business and need to use a customer specified template, you will very quickly run into formatting incompatibilities, even before you deal with macros. Been there.
  10. Whether or not EN is a “superior” notetaker depends on personal preferences, learned habits, workflows, and having an intimate knowledge of the platform vs a cursory knowledge of competition. I wouldn’t be *that* categorical. From the simple business point of view, EN seems to have taken the path of squeezing more money from the existing committed users as opposed to trying to grow their user base. Which is not a sustainable long term plan.
  11. There’s no 1:1compatibility. Libre Office is fine for personal use, but if you collaborate with others professionally, it’s not fully compatible. It’s somewhat compatible.
  12. The recent note feature is available, it just works differently depending on the version and platform. On iOS, the most recent notes are shown in the Today widget. In W10 version, there’s a “history” button under the search button. And in the Desktop version, there’s no “Recent” command but there’s a free Onetastic Calendar add-in that shows what notes were edited on what day (which imho is a superior way of implementing the Recent or History view). But back to my point - it is not Evernote, and nothing else will be a direct replacement.
  13. The way you describe your use, I think Joplin would work great for you. My wife still uses and loves Evernote. (Although she expects me to organize and clean up her records...). She just dumps dozens of tidbits of info into it, with a fair amount of PDFs and web clippings, so it works great for her. She’s been complaining about v10 issues, but not too much. I’ve gone back to OneNote, I use it extensively at work and developed some workflow and brainstorming techniques using it, that also help me in personal life. There’s no one-fit-all solution.
  14. I’ve tried this approach for a few years. It works great if you mainly use desktop, and don’t care about inserting attachments into your notes. I could live without attachments, but the biggest issue I kept running into was that there simply wasn’t a way to quickly start a new rich text / word note on mobile - the word processors are set up for document editing, not fast note creation. It would attempt to load the last document on start, it didn’t autosave or auto name the document using the title, and no handwriting. It just took longer to quickly jot things down. Plus there’s a lot of small conveniences offered by dedicated apps, that I missed.
  15. I said that Joplin is great for simple text notes. Pictures and PDFs are not simple text notes. Joplin is not for me, because I need more than simple text notes. If someone takes text notes with an occasional photo or attachment they don't expect to do much with, Joplin is fine. That said, I think there is a way to OCR PDFs and pictures in Joplin using a plugin. I have not investigated this in depth, because at this moment, Joplin simply does not work for my needs, and OCR is just a small part of missing functionality that I consider essential for my needs. And to be honest, neither does Evernote. It's hard to objectively say "service xxx is better than yyy" because everyone has different needs or habits. Joplin is near totally useless for me, but it's a godsend for other people. Evernote stopped working for me a while ago, but for many people, there's nothing better - either because it is what they need, or simply because it is what they are used to and nothing else will ever match, because nothing else is exactly the same.
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