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Wanderling Reborn

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  1. Yes, scanning large number of documents requires quick and accurate auto-crop, auto shutter (app takes photo by itself the moment it recognizes page boundary), and accurate B&W creation (no blown areas or too dark areas). TurboScan gets it all, probably Readdle Scan does too (didn’t try it yet, thanks for the tip @PinkElephant). The latest version of Scanbot (they renamed it and made subscription but people who paid for the old version retained their functionality) looks like it’s also there now - it used to be slower from what I remember. Genius Scan is just almost there. But I’ll take an
  2. Well, it depends on the field, company, individuals involved etc. An employee trying to install a supposedly unbreakable encrypted volume on a company’s computer (that’s I assume connected to the corporate network) is going to make some more protective / paranoid people interested. Is he stealing IP? Does he keep porn on it ? Is he exposing us to any kind of liability? Even if the issue is easily explained, that’s not the kind of attention I’d want to attract.
  3. I used to have a flatbed scanner with a feeder for multiple sheets, but it was still a hassle and I found myself using my phone all the time, because I could do it anywhere and not be tied to one room. My favorite scan app is TurboScan for iOS, it’s suited very well for quick scanning of multiple pages in B&W. The rest are either not that good for auto cropping, or don’t always get a crisp B&W scan (especially if the original is not B&W or lighting is poor), or take too many extra steps. GeniusScan is also very good, but isn’t as fast and accurate in auto cropping. Anothe
  4. Installing Veracrypt on a work computer could raise a few eyebrows, depending on the company and the kind of information you are working with. What’s required is encryption at rest built into the program itself. I agree, using a personal phone and not letting any info sync to a computer that you have zero control over is the best approach.
  5. Get Bitwarden password manager, it has a build in functionality where it checks if your password has been included in the lists of compromised passwords sold on the internet. Also a pretty good PM overall.
  6. I had no problems using “dumb” felt tip stilii to take many pages of handwritten notes. While I strongly prefer iPads over Androids, there’s workable software in both environments. I do have an Apple Pencil now, and while it’s certainly a nicer writing device, it’s not a necessity, especially when using a zoomed area for handwriting that many note taking apps have. A short note can easily be taken on any iPhone or iPad. A used 6s is below $200 in the US, and would still be a perfectly serviceable phone even today (I’ve used one until spring). I’d couple it with Notability.
  7. This is not always feasible. Actually one thing I absolutely hate about Onenote (which I use extensively at work) is the inability to share individual notes. There's information that, as a project manager, I can't share with the rest of the team - financial data, some contract issues, some sensitive data belonging to the customers, etc. Not everyone in the project team has the same level of access. To @reniwqwil5 - if you're still checking this thread - I firmly believe, based on years of personal experience, that tasks belong in a program dedicated to task management. Evern
  8. You don't see the gain in using common file types like spreadsheets directly without an external wrapper? Like, the ability to directly edit and mark up without having to undergo multiple steps? Real time collaboration on same document ? (Works great with OneDrive). Quickly sharing files? All of this while using multiple devices on multiple platforms (W10, Linux, Mac, iOS)? Saving notes / data in native format? Moving from one service to another without any modification whatsoever? You must not be sharing notes and records with others too much :) By "common" I mean
  9. I've said this before. In the times when every cloud provider has indexed search and image OCR, and there's plenty of standalone apps like DocFetcher for those concerned with privacy, using a dedicated, proprietary wrapper for your data (be it Evernote, Onenote, Joplin etc.) does not make sense… at least to me. 90% of my data is in file folders on Onedrive (only using it because I am paying for Office365). 5% of the data I consider sensitive is in an encrypted volume with its own encrypted search index. The remaining 5% are short-term notes - and here's where programs like Evernote
  10. Joplin is, unfortunately, extremely limited on iOS. Joplin is not registered in the iOS “Share to...” functionality, so any additions of attachments or photos must be initiated from inside Joplin. I.e. can’t take a screenshot of a web page and send it to Joplin. Instead you have to save it, switch to Joplin, and add it from there. You can’t export any of your notes in any format other than plaintext with markdown. All images and attachments are lost and formatting only works if the recipient is using a markdown reader. This is not an issue if you don’t send your notes to other peop
  11. So, you have no problem if the service suddenly folds tomorrow, and are not interested in discussing its history and future. That's great, but I don't see how it's "weird" to discuss these things for those of us who do care. I've been through more than one case of a service I've been relying on either dying suddenly (Springpad, anyone ?) or getting bought out and getting changed so drastically it was no longer useful to me. Even if I have a way to transfer all of my data, it's still a major disruption. In case of Evernote, I don't really have that much invested into it anymore,
  12. Here's another great read. 2016 https://www.theverge.com/2016/5/4/11584764/evernote-ceo-chris-oneill-interview "Evernote's new CEO on the company's critics: 'I love to be underestimated'" " What people don’t understand about the company is that we’re in a very solid financial position. We’re on the path to sustainability. We don’t have to raise more money. We had a cash-flow positive month in March. " Sounds familiar ?
  13. Is that what you read from the article ? Because what I read was that their CEO Du Jour (#3 in almost as many years) confirmed that (a) Evernote still has not been profitable so far despite drastically raising prices 3 years ago, and (b) their grand plan to succeed by becoming a business service provider did not work out and is being essentially shelved, along with the fancy socks that the article writer was so obsessed with. He thinks they finally may become profitable (i.e. not lose money) this year, but we've heard this before. I am discussing the article and what it actually says.
  14. Just to add.. I've been bouncing between Evernote and Onenote for years. I went with Evernote first, because Onenote didn't have a decent mobile client. I could never quite get used to Evernote's structure and lack of total note encryption, so I moved all of my notes to Onenote. My wife stayed with EN because she doesn't want to keep changing things that work for her (I am still the one doing most of the work I still use Onenote for work, I really like the structured way it works - makes it great for organizing project information and having it all there arranged in a visually l
  15. Of course. This is the problem. And they have to solve this problem by making the service appealing to enough people to make it profitable. Because as difficult as it is, this would be a far easier task than trying to sell to businesses. As they have found out already. >>Where's the money coming from to pay the bills? Well, we know it's not coming from business accounts, because they didn't materialize. They are not coming from new users because there doesn't seem to be enough of them. My guess is, it's coming in part from venture capitalists who are already so deep
  16. The gist of the article: in 2019, at the peak of the longest and most spectacular market bull run in history, while other, younger former startups are going through multi billion dollar IPOs, Evernote is cautiously confident it can, finally, stop bleeding cash and may, finally turn a small profit the first time in a decade. Hopefully. Their “pivot to business” has not worked out (I said so when it was announced, having spent over two decades somewhat involved with software and services procurement). In the meantime, they are hoping to start fixing years old bugs, and are kicking around t
  17. That make YOU Evernote customers. What you are basically saying is that Evernote is a perfect solution for the specific user base that loves the way Evernote works. I.e. die hard EN fans. Which is fine and true. But there is real competition out there, and has been for a while now. Again, only when you are talking about die hard Evernote users for which, if it doesn't work like Evernote, it's not going to work.
  18. Not the same poison. US NSA wants to spy on your political views and possible terrorist connections. ("Terrorist" may be defined somewhat broadly...) Google wants to build your profile so that they could sell you services, or perhaps down the line influence your vote. China wants to do all of the above, plus steal your company's business secrets, your intellectual property, any bit of information that could be used for industrial espionage, plus perhaps money from your bank account because the nameless agent working in a nameless numbered spy unit is underpaid, overworked, unreg
  19. Why use the web version when ChromeOS now supports running Android apps ?
  20. It’s what Windows uses for graphical representation of directories.
  21. Same for me. I used to hate with sheer, burning, red hot passion having to deal with freaking piles and piles and piles of endless paperwork. Credit card bills... mortgages.. kids’ vaccinations... bank statements... remodeling documents.... especially one-off bits of paper. Where is that letter from two years ago with names and phone numbers of our HOA board members ? It’s somewere in the “Home” folder.. too bad that the “Home” folder is actually four large handing files literally bursting at the seams... Getting a phone out, taking scans of recent documents, filing and shredding them ta
  22. So, the only reason I am still using Onenote and Evernote is the convenience of taking notes on mobile devices and keeping them with related files. Some time ago, I moved all of my data to file storage, placed in OneDrive. I used plaintext tags wherever possible to tag it, and relied on OS global search (Windows indexing, Spotlight, OneDrive search, depending on what platform I was using at the time). The files that I wanted to protect went into a Cryptomator encrypted set of folders, and I used an open source indexing program to search on Windows. The program and its index were sav
  23. Onenote has encryption on Section (file) level and search. I assume index is saved in the file (you have to unlock it to search).
  24. So are you going to audit every single note and bit of personal info you save on their servers? I’d rather avoid known problems, there’s plenty of possible ones already. There’s not that many “others”. Plenty of open source developers supporting an open source OS, but as far as commercial software and services, the access is rather patchy. And it really depends on the individual companies’ direction, access to resources, and culture. I am running a Mint desktop on an older machine I keep in the basement, just so that I could do some work there sometimes. So I am well aware of both the
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