Understood. However, not all users use the app in the same way. There are many (including those who have posted in this forum and others who don't have the patience to log in and request the feature in this forum) who would prefer the app to allow the device screen to go off as with most normal apps. Users determine their usage of apps, not developers. Remember that this topic was started over 5 years ago in another forum and yet Evernote has not done anything about it. Maybe it's time to move to another note app. Thanks for a competitive market in Play Store!