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alienbogey

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  1. Okay, well, I never really expected to make much headway in getting the former functionality restored. You're telling me that the ability to look at notes offline has never been a feature, but for 3 1/2 years I've accessed every single one of my notes, which number (pause while I look it up) 131 in total, while offline. Now I can't. The message "Can't access offline" was brand new about two weeks ago, never seen before by me, in 3.5 years of use. Furthermore, I vaguely remember a number of push notifications from Evernote coming in the past month or so, urging me to upgrade for $$, which I ignored because I was happy with my then-current functionality. Quite a coincidence that once some deadline for upgrading passed my ability to access offline immediately disappeared, and in order to restore that functionality Evernotes wants me to pay $35/year. Ransomware wasn't calling names, it was the closest term I could come up with. What's the term the concept of a drug pusher who hands out drugs for free, then once the user is hooked, starts charging them? That's what this feels like. Yes, I understand that app makers have to monetize they're apps one way or another, and apps that I like & use I usually end buying, or paying to kill the ads, etc, but this is ridiculous that the most basic, lowest-cost-to-the-maker function (files stored on the device where they originated) is $35/year, while the expensive part (files stored on servers and disseminated to multiple devices) is a feature of the basic, free version. Thanks for the suggestions to seek another app - I downloaded Simplenote and would have liked to have spent my time over the Pacific transferring the notes to the new app but, joke's on me, I was offline and couldn't access them. Thanks for all replies.
  2. I failed to communicate precisely. Evernote either removed my notes that were stored on my device, or removed my ability to access the notes that are still stored on my device. Remember, I formerly could access my notes without any internet access whatsoever (verified approximately four times a month at 35,000' over the Pacific Ocean since January of 2013). [ <=== I just looked up the date of my oldest note. ] Limited memory on their devices and don't want them stored locally? LOL. What is the size of each text file - 5kb, maybe? Bottom line: For 3 1/2 years I could access my notes, stored on my device, without being in contact with the internet. Evernote has taken away that ability, and now wants $35/year to restore the ability to look at my own notes, generated on my own device, and stored, at least initially, on my own device. There's a name for that: Ransomware.
  3. I find that VERY difficult to believe as I have been using my notes offline, on my mobile device, for months and months and months, ever since I got the app. So, of course they existed as files on the device. Only on my most recent flight did I discover - SURPRISE - that my notes were no longer accessible offline. Furthermore, no, the notes weren't "downloaded to the mobile device", the notes were originated on the mobile device. So either Evernote took my notes off of my device, or Evernote changed the app to block access to my notes, that are still there on my device, if the device isn't talking to the internet.
  4. Okay, I've been using Evernote for quite some time, I have dozens and dozens of lists on it, and I am quite frequently not connected to the internet (I fly planes for a living). So, I go to access my notes while over the Pacific, and it says "No Internet Connection", and come to find out that I have to upgrade and pay THIRTY FIVE DOLLARS A YEAR to access MY notes that exist on MY device? Seriously? I mean, I just want to make sure I have my facts straight, and that I haven't somehow misinterpreted or clicked on the wrong thing before my head explodes. If I am wrong, if I can access my notes when not connected to the internet then 1) please tell me how and 2) ignore the following rant. From what I can see, Evernote has inserted code into the app so that before I can access my data it looks for an internet connection and, if it doesn't see one, it denies me access to MY data which resides on MY device. Then, as if that isn't enough, it essentially holds it for ransom (when I'm not connected) by demanding THIRTY FIVE DOLLARS A YEAR to access my very own data on my very own device. Now, I understand that Evernote has to pay the bills, and I don't mind paying for an app and I've done so, and I sometimes don't mind ads, and I've paid to get ad-free versions of apps, but this is really, Really, REALLY too much. For God's sake, we should be able to access our own data on our own devices, and you can charge us for syncing across devices which, after all, does require Evernote servers. Please tell me I have this wrong.
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