I'm sure my early feedback contributed to some of the confusion. I made two errors: Not realizing that there were two beta options (or more) and also not realizing that since y'all were talking about a beta feature in the video that this feature was now beyond the NDA stage.
FWIW, I love that you've left the option to be pro checklists AND pro checkboxes. That is one of the signs that you are listening and respectful that we all use this software differently.
As a software developer who has been in the industry for many years, I appreciate the value of beta testing. As a user, I'm grateful.
The one thing that I've seen in this latest approach by Evernote that makes me extremely happy is that you are listening to your customers. Features that I asked for years ago and was told, "nope, not interested, not listening to you" are now not only being listened to, but they're coming to life. I literally cheered when I saw one of them on a video. I can't wait to see what else you are doing. Converting to one standard interface across all of the products is long overdue and very exciting.
Thanks for explaining why FireFox got put on the back burner. Makes perfect sense.
I rely on Evernote for my business. It replaced another software that is no longer available, so I understand the fear of losing mission critical software support. I've been increasingly encouraged by the direction Evernote is going. And while the super-secret beta may not be ready for public release, it encourages me in knowing that Evernote is there for us. And from what I've seen, there's no worries about the tags. I don't see them cutting any mission critical functionality, but rather addressing lack and fixing problems.
I love these videos, because they give me hope. The transparency of the entire team has been a breath of encouragement.
Ian, we hear you about your discomfort on camera. Your openness and willingness to go outside your comfort zone to make us feel more comfortable are appreciated.