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lorenzo.btt

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  1. Exact same problem here. I've been experiencing this issue across various releases which, as pointed out above, is solved by keeping the main window unmaximazed. Since I'm on a Surface Pro the issue will occur every time I'm in tablet mode (all apps open in full screen), and replicate in computer mode until I unmaximize EN's main window, exit and reopen, til the next time I'll be in tablet mode…..
  2. Hello all,, Since I know something that EN devs don't, which is that there are many people anxious about being able to ink existing notes on their notetaking app of choice, I'll cut the long story short but there nonetheless are a couple of things I must write before getting to the focus of my post so bear with me: 1) Evernote for Windows 10 litteraly s***s big time on touch-enabled devices. Both UWP and WIN32 versions of EN are simply not ready for touch. Their interface is clunky and counter-intuitive in that, for one, dragging inside a note with finger/stylus will not scroll but highlight content. Tiny sidebars are a terrible way to implement scrolling, it is impossible to use it with fingers, stylus/pen are recommended but, even with those, just getting to the bottom of a page is frustrating at the least.Text-modification icons are so small that unless one uses a stylus it will invariably be overkill to try and activate the right function. Ditto for note-modification icons: Too small, too close to each other; obtaining the desired result (e.g. trashing a note) upon first attempt is pretty much an hit-and-miss thing. Menus are ridiculous. Impossible to use with a finger. The list goes on but you get the picture... 2) Against any logic Evernote's web interface works much better, it behaves as it should regardless of the fact that it is being handled through finger, stylus, mouse pointer.It offers a set of icons and shortcuts which feels like is has been pondered over and organized with a sense of logic that the standalone app still has to reach to. It is even way faster than the app which probably suffers from bugs related to its underlying code ridden with stuff inherited from previous portings, that nails it down and brings hiccups and undesired behaviours that I personally find unnerving. Yes I have been trying to reinstall, yes I have tried various versions (even betas), but the general slowness and feeling of clunkiness did not go away. 3) I am one of those which thinks that not being able to ink an existing note "à la Onenote" on Evernote is a wasted occasion. As such I have come and gone to/from ON/EN a number of times but never was able to settle as a happy camper. EN cannot ink a file like ON does, but this is pretty much the only aspect in which MS app outshines Evernote, while it is utter ***** in every other aspect. On is ridden with many image scaling, text formatting, general rendering problems that make opening a file with it an unpleasant experience. Don't get me started with ON's syncing woes, all related to OneDrive which never worked since inception etc. etc. All the above said I was still searching for the perfect solution. Enter Microsoft Edge. As you know Edge has got this nifty pen icon which allows you to use a pen/stylus to ink whatever page/file/image Edge can display. Once on a page/image/file simply click on the pen icon and a menu will appear on the upper part of the browser window, to let you write, draw, underline, highlight whatever you want to your heart content. Once you are finished annotating/drawing/underlining/highlighting, simply use the "cut" function to select the area you have modified, copy and paste on your favorite html/pdf/image editor. Save from there and import your file in EN. So simple so nice. Of course this is a workaround but since I have been trying to use a million of those I feel that this is, so far, the fastest way to proceed. Of course (2) you might do the same thing and just paste content onto the Evernote standalone app but, as per above, the standalone app is to this day a botched version of EN's web interface, and the result will be quite disappointing. Your mileage may vary. Hope this helps.
  3. Long story short: I have been waiting for the good folks at Evernote to bring in some refinement to the client's touch interface. To no avail so far. I have been hoping to see Evernote grow to be able to annotate notes with ink, as opposed to the clunky, half-baked solution brought forth by Skitch. So far no news on that. Ultimately I thought I had found a good compromise through MS Edge which (much as OneNote would), allows to ink a web page then save the result. Of course, trying to clip the resulting page with Evernote's Web Clipper will bring up an error message advising that "this page cannot be accessed. Please reload and try again". I have been using Evernote Premium for years, but lately I have started experiencing a growing sense of frustration as I apparently am no longer able to get the app to work for me, the way I want/need it to. Anyone else as tried the above with different results? Thanks in advance for any feedback or comment
  4. . My two cents on this thread... Again. I'm using Evernote and Onenote on both my Surface and my Galaxy Note. What I can say about both is that Onenote is wonderful when it comes to annotating any kind of document, while it literally sucks at anything else and especially at syncing to/from the cloud, since it does it through Onedrive which is an incredible bottleneck. Evernote on the contrary is light-years away with its smooth and blazing fast sync mode and its overall much more solid storage, search and retrieval routines. In my humble opinion EN should really do all that it can to get the most out of this situation since, there are lots of users which, like me, really want to love EN but are drawn towards ON given its indubitably superior annotation capabilities. If EN wants to keep being the de facto leader of the note taking software segment, it must integrate its rivals core functionality and improve them instead of lagging behind with some half-baked solution.
  5. Thanks for chiming in, I definitely agree with you. What hardware are you using EN with? I have a Galaxy Note and a Surface Pro. I know for instance that handwritten standalone notes can be created and written text can be added to existing documents on both devices. The downside is that you cannot ink an existing note directly and that anything you write or sketch will be added on top of the original stuff. So as of now this is as close as EN gets to, say, Onenote annotation functionality. I won't even start talking about Skitch as it is not worth mentioning... I really hope the good people at Evernote are doing the right thing.
  6. I second the whole thead: Evernote should change their approach to annotation since their current system allows no more than basic text highlighting and text input through a clunky and unpractical interface, which may be ok on a desktop rig with keyboard and mouse, but becomes "last century" on the current scenario of touch-enabled systems which use ink through styluses/pens. Onenote outshines Evernote in that aspect.
  7. Long time Evernote user here. I appreciate the new feature which enables me to create handwritten notes with my Surface pen. I also am very happy about the possibility, implemented in 6.3 beta, to save notes to Google Drive. There only one thing missing to Evernote at this point, that would make it perfect: The possibility of inking existing documents with a pen/stylus, as the actual built-in annotation tool is embarassing, in comparison to -say- Onenote which, in this specific area outshines Evernote while it's a huge pile of junk in anything else. I hope something like that is in the works *hint*
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