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  1. Thanks for the info. I read the blog differently - as meaning you can do it the old way - go to All Notes, select all, and export. I could put all my notes in one notebook, but that sorta does away with the purpose and usefulness of notebooks! And, the new version somewhat crippled tags. If you have a tag hierarchy, it will only show notes at the bottom level of the hierarchy. The old version did not have that problem. I hope my interpretation of the blog is correct. Otherwise, that alternatives are not pretty.
  2. https://evernote.com/blog/new-features-new-plans-bold-future/?utm_marketing1=email&utm_marketing2=newsletter
  3. The latest blog post says that export all notes is back. That's good, because otherwise this product cannot be used professionally without trusting *their* cloud to never lose data. As an IT pro, I can't do that. But I just tried with the latest version (10.7.6 Mac), and I cannot find how to export all notes. Does anyone know how to do this, now that it supposedly is possible?
  4. Hi - tks. See my response just above. I export them all at once, no script needed. But if they support AppleScript on the new one, your suggestion would be a decent work-around. Ultimately, this is all a workaround the Evernote not providing the ability to just say "backup to a local file."
  5. Yes, I am aware - I'm a software developer. It is decades of experience with servers that has me wanting my own copy of everything. Enex is XML and not hard to parse, if things got to a really bad state - such as Evernote going under. On legacy, I export by simply selecting "all notes", clicking on one, and the CMD-A on the Mac keyboard, and then do an "Export note." That exports all notes trivially. Of course, if Evernote were serious, they'd provide flexible, sensible export options, or even just local backup options. ".S. You can edit the config.json file of you EN installation to rise the upper note selection limit. Just be aware that this change will reset with a v10 update, so you need to do it again after every update." Interesting.There is no config.json on my mac, and I have both versions installed. I wonder if they stuffed it into something els eon the Mac.
  6. I just came back to the thread. My reason for exporting multiple notes is to back up all of my notes (and hopefully, the structure - stacks, tag hierarchies). Unfortunately, you apparently can't export all notebooks - you can only do it one at a time, and stacks not at all - unless I am missing git. I have about 75 notebooks in multiple stacks. As a long time software architect and developer, I prefer not to trust my notes only to Evernote (or any other cloud service, for that matter), since a bug in their server could just wipe out all my notes. Ditto if they go out of business suddenly. So, a separate backup is best. They may be not what to support this because it facilitates moving to other vendors. And yet, the lack of this feature is the only reason I have been considering a different vendor!
  7. If you can't select more than 50 notes, how can you back up your entire database of notes to a .enex file?
  8. Thanks! and I might do that. But, to save everything, I'd have to put all my notebooks in one stack. On the other hand, since I switched to tags, I don't really need a notebook hierarchy. I switched to tags so I could build hierarchies - so I could browse in that way. But, they just somewhat broke tag hierarchies too with this latest release.
  9. In the old version, I could export all notes by going to All Notes, then clicking on one note, the SELECT ALL (COMMAND-A). This no longer works - it only selects 50 notes at a time. This is a *huge* problem - I rely on those exports as my last-ditch backup. Is there some other way to do it or is it time to revert to the old version?
  10. But... the latest version has badly broken tags: Notes that have a tag, where that tag also has sub-tags, are not visible when browsing tags. This is equivalent to a file system where you can have either files or directories in a directory, but not both I had to create a bunch of new subtags, and then tediously - not by drag and drop - move the notes to the subtags (by adding the subtag to the each note, then removing the former tag). Until I discovered this anomaly, I was mystified about why sometimes I would see a note, and other times it would not be visible where I expected it. The Mac UI is lacking - right click does nothing. Drag and drop in the tag world is not provided. If you use the "Tags" view to do anything, there is no way to get back to where you were in it when it takes you somewhere Also, the UI seems to favor stacks/notebooks over tags, as far as usability. Also, the statement "Organizing documents by folders is an archaic legacy from paper use and filing cabinets" is offensive. Believe it or not, humans have used hierarchies for a lot more than paper and filing cabinets. If you prefer tags, fine, but insulting those of us who use hierarchies is misplaced. When you write code, do you just have a mainline and one level of subroutines/functions? I doubt it!
  11. Thanks. That's a work-around. It's not quite as good as being able to just browse to it, but it's sure better than nothing. Given that you can browse through all tags except those that have sub-tags, I'd say that they have a bug or bad specification and hopefully will fix it.
  12. Thanks. That doesn't work for the mobile app, but fortunately, until they break it too, my mobile app doesn't have the problem - which involves notes hidden from portions of the tags hierarchy.
  13. I have discovered where some of my missing notes went... If you, like many of us, use tags to organize your notes into a hierarchy, BEWARE: The new app will hide all notes from the tags browser that are not at the bottom level of the hierarchy. You cannot even tell they are there except by going to the Tags directory (click on "Tags") and seeing tags that have a non-zero count but also have subsidiary tags. As far as I can tell, the only way to find those notes by the tag they are under is to search for the tag, and then look through the notes that happen to have that tag (the search will bring up other stuff too, if the text matches). Example: TopTag NoteAtTop MiddleTag Note1inMiddle Note2inMiddle BottomTag Note3atBottom The only note that will be visible by browsing this path is "Note3atBtoom.": The rest will be invisible, with no indication that they are hidden. Making a note visible in this hierarchy is quite a tedious chore, requiring you to create a tag at the lowest level, and adding that tag to all the notes you want to see. Needless to say, I am most unhappy about this. It appears that Evernote does not take tags seriously enough, even though they are the only way to organize notes in a browseable hiearchy.
  14. Thanks. Does anyone have first hand experience with Joplin? I'm really unhappy with the latest version. It's clear that they did not think through tags at all, and those of us who use them as a hierarchy (because EN doesn't have a decent notbook hierarchy for no good reason) are in trouble. BEWARE. If you use tag hierarchies, you may have noticed that some notes can no longer been seen by browsing it. Browsing to a tag that is not at the bottom of the hierarchy will not show you notes with that tag - only subsidiary tags. That means that notes you could previously find have vanished from their normal place, and if they only have that one tag, have vanished from the tag hierarchy entirely. And, it is not easy, given the weak tags UI, to find those notes and fix them. You can only find them with a search. The procedure is: Bring up the overall tags directory (click on "Tags" in the left pane). Look for tags that have non-zero notes and subsidiary tags. Those tags have hidden notes. Create a new tag that will hold the hidden notes As far as I can tell, you can only do that by adding the tag to a note, then finding the tag in the summary, clicking on the "..." and moving it to where it needs to be. Drag and drop are missing, as is the right mouse button functions, for pretty much the whole weak tags UI! Now go to the search bar and put in the tag they are hiding under. A list of notes will appear - SOME of which are of interest For each note Put in the new tag where they will live remove the old tag
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