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  1. Hi, the evernote desktop app on my mac just updated and there are a few things that it changed that I'm trying to figure out, can you please help? Is it possible to switch back to the previous version? The previous version was almost perfect and I would prefer not to change anything about it. This version makes many changes to my workflow that I do not like. Why won't evernote let me edit the font and other formatting options in some notes and how can I fix this? Some notes work as normal but some notes are greyed out, like this: How can I change the default font? How can I change the default font of pasted text? When I paste text into evernote, it changes the font to sans serif and I don't want it to change to this font. It never did this before. How can I see preferences? "Command + comma" does not work. Is there any way to change the formatting of line breaks when copy/pasting text into evernote? When i paste text into the new version of evernote, it is adding an extra line break in between every line of the original text. Example in screenshot (the letter G A and D were immediately above the lyrics in the original text with no line break). It did not do this in the previous version. How can I "open a note in a new window" with a keyboard shortcut or menu bar item? I used to have a keyboard macro set up to select that option in the menu bar but that option is not in the menu bar anymore. How can I open an additional evernote main window? I used to be able to do this with command+ option+ N and this doesn't work anymore. Is there any way to move the search bar back to where it used to be? I'd like to be able to always see the search bar, even when the side panel is collapsed. It is taking longer to load text and images and paste images into evernote than normal. Is this expected with the update and is there any way to make it run as fast as it used to before the update? Why is it taking longer to paste images? Is there any way to make the scroller on the notes list always show up? It makes it more difficult to use the mouse to click the scroller because the scroller disappears when my mouse isn't hovering over it. Thank you.
  2. Thanks. Do you know if any of the pdf apps have this kind of extended feature for jumping to the next annotations?
  3. Thank you both! Do these tools allow you to search/filter through all annotations easily like I described in the first two questions? Also (if so), is it easy to save the annotated pdf in evernote and still be able to search/filter through annotations that i made in the app while viewing the pdf in evernote? Or would I have to view the annotated pdf in those apps for that feature? I would prefer to keep all of my annotated pdf's in evernote to keep them easy to read/organize if possible.
  4. Hi, I'm starting to use the annotate feature on pdfs and have some questions, can you please help? 1. Is there any way to search/filter through all of my annotations? (Kind of like how when you search for a term on a website it lets you jump from one to the next, but letting me jump between all my annotations in the pdf)? 2. The annotation summary seems to do this fairly well but it seems to cut off after a certain amount of annotations. I just annotated a 30 page pdf and its only showing the first twenty pages of annotations in the summary. Is there any way to make it show all the annotations in the summary? 3. If evernote doesn't allow this kind of functionality, are there any other tools/apps that do it better? I just tried apple notes as well and it seems like evernote works better for this but am open to any suggestions. I'm using evernote desktop app on mac Version 7.13 (458081 App Store) and MacOS Mojave 10.14.6. Also using ios app. Thanks, Dan
  5. Thank you. I just tried to trigger/force full sync and it did not fix the issue. I just checked here and it seems to include the notes that the macbook is missing. I believe that EN was installed on the MacBook that is having issues first. It was probably installed first on my previous MacBook that I owned about 9 years ago, and then was definitely installed on this MacBook before the iMac. Ok I will try this, thanks. Before I try it, I want to make sure that I don't accidentally delete or lose access to any notes or files that I had saved in evernote on the macbook. By removing all the data from the evernote on the MacBook, does that mean that I'm also deleting all of the local backups for evernote notes that are stored on my MacBook? If so, should I manually re-export all notes again to regain redundancy after reinstalling evernote? How can I be sure that all data is synced to the server? Do i just need to manually check a bunch of notes and compare total amounts of notes or is there any easier/more effective way to do this? Regarding local notebooks, can you please provide some additional advice? I just checked my notebooks to see if I had any local notebooks and the only notebooks I see that are indicated to be local on macbook are conflicting changes. If it were local to the macbook, it would be indicated just like those conflicting change notebooks, right? Also, as i was looking into these local notebooks, I searched for the conflicting changes to see if they were also stored in my main notebook to see if it would be safe to just delete these conflicting changes without exporting them. I found that it was in my main notebook in addition to the conflicting changes notebook (which you can see in the bottom screenshot), but also found that the search function wasn't showing one of the notes in one of the conflicting notebooks (titled 'the water gun') in either the main notebook or the conflicting notes notebook. I've also experienced similar issues with the search on the macbook before so i'm don't think its specific to just this note or notebook. Why is the search function not working for this? Could this be related to the other issue with syncing? Thanks, Dan
  6. Hi, I'm having an issue where Evernote is not properly syncing, can you please help? I have a MacBook and an iMac. The iMac doesn't seem to be missing any notes at all but the MacBook is missing many notes. I haven't been able to figure out what is causing the notes to go missing on the MacBook. Both applications are showing "All Notes". When I make a new note on the iMac, it seems to sync and go onto the MacBook Evernote app just fine, but there are many older notes from several years ago that are not showing on the MacBook. If I edit a note on the iMac that isn't showing up the on the MacBook, then that note syncs right away and shows up on the MacBook. Why would this be happening? And how can I fix it so that all the missing notes also show up on the MacBook? Also, for some reason the dock on the MacBook has two icons for Evernote. Clicking the second icon doesn't open a second instance of Evernote, it just activates Evernote like the first icon ( and triggers the first icon to bounce up and down if Evernote is not open yet). It seems like it might be just an alias but am not sure and don't know when/why it appeared. Could this be related to the syncing problem? And how can I remove that second icon from the dock? Thanks, Dan
  7. Thanks. Yes I suppose the same concern does apply to password, but I just added 2FA and I think that password can more easily be reset than 2FA. Not sure about either really, but want to understand it better and have a good system in place in case I ever lose password or 2fa. I don't have an icloud backup of notes yet, but I want to make one, and I have a few questions about which backups would be secondary files: 1. An icloud backup would be a secondary file if it's exported as an html file, right? 2. Is the data that's automatically stored on a Mac (without setting anything up) considered secondary files that I would still have access to if i lost my 2fa/password? I understand that Mac's have a full copy of evernote data (by default) stored in ENML format (and store metadata in sqlite database). I have no idea how ENML or sqlite work or if/how I could recover from that, but i'm guessing that these are secondary files because they are a 'copy'? 3. Also wondering if ios devices and/or PC's automatically store a full copy of evernote database on them? If so, would those be secondary files that would still be available if i lost my 2fa or password? Thanks. Is there anywhere that I can find the script that you use to automate exporting to html? I want to make the same kind of automatic export but don't know how to set it up in apple script. I thought about automating this with Keyboard Maestro but it seems like apple script would probably be much better because it can operate in the background. Also, I'm not sure how I would make it export incrementally... does the apple script allow you to automate when it exports incrementally and in full? Is there any manual management/steps required to make it work well after you set the apple script up?
  8. Hi, if i have my database backed up on something like icloud and i have 2fa enabled, then would i still have access to the evernote files in icloud if i lost my 2fa phone and backup code? I want to use 2fa but also don't want to risk losing all my notes if something ever goes wrong.
  9. Thanks. I don't think that does what i'm looking for here though, it seems to only work on an individual note basis which would take a long time. I tried selecting multiple notes and don't see this option. I have about 2000 notes with the words "guitar chords" and, if i accidentally delete all of them , want to access/restore 'note history backup' for all of them. Does evernote have any kind of note history backup for the entire evernote database or by search terms or notebooks?
  10. Hi i'm wondering if Evernote has any kind of automatic continuous time-based interval backup system by default. Not sure what the best words for this are. What i mean is this: If i back up my mac and evernote on mac with something like time machine, it would automatically backup multiple copies of my database from different times, rather than just one backup. Does evernote do anything like this by default? I ask because a few months ago i had an issue where i accidentally deleted all of my notes with the words "guitar chords" in them, and (because there were thousands of notes) the best way that i could figure out how to recover them was to just restore the whole trash notebook in evernote, which has been a pain because it also restored hundreds of notes that i did want in the trash. Its very easy to accidentally make this mistake and, if i do make this mistake again, I want to have a better solution so that i can just easily restore it to the state that it was at before i made the mistake. I would use time machine for this but time machine is not working for me. If evernote itself doesn't do this, does anybody know of any alternatives to time machine? I have evernote for mac, pc, and ios devices- a solution on any of these would work for all of them i think. Actually as i'm writing this now, I'm not actually sure if i need a kind of automatic continuous time-based backup system if its easy to restore a single backup. Although i think it would be helpful because the last time that i made the mistake, i didn't realize that i had done it for several weeks. Can you please help/recommend what you would do to fix this kind of mistake and recover state of notes quickly? Thanks.
  11. Thanks so much! Hmm, I wasn’t aware of ENML and sqlite and not familiar with either. If something goes with evernote or i accidentally delete notes and I only had evernote on a mac, pc, and ios devices (but no other external hard drive or icloud backup), would i be able to recover and still access my notes? Would it be much more complicated to view it since its in ENML and sqlite? Or is it better to export frequently to HTML like you do? Curious how you back up to icloud drive…. do you use some sort of software to automate this (like maybe hazel or carbon copy cloner)? I’m not sure what you mean by "The way to automate this with scripting is to export the attachment, rename it, then import it.” Would i export it to HTML? And is there a specific script for this? I’ve only used applescript a handful of times and don’t understand most of it. I see the option to rename the audio file in evernote when i right click the file, there’s only a few hundred files so i’m thinking that doing it manually might be easiest.
  12. Thank you! How do you navigate to a note's finder folder? I don't see any option to view the note in finder via menu bar or right click in evernote...? I'm curious about doing this to increase redundancy. I thought that all files/notes in evernote were by default backed up locally in html format (in addition to being stored on evernote servers). Is this not true? Or do you do this to back up to external hard drive in addition to your computer? That works great! The only way that it could be better would be if i could make it automatically rename the audio files so that it includes the title of the note in evernote in the title of the audio file. Any idea if this is possible?
  13. Hi, i’m trying to bulk export audio file attachments in evernote to iTunes. Can you please help? I have a lot of notes in evernote with audio file attachments and i want to make playlists of all the audio files in an application like iTunes. I definitely also want to keep them as they are currently organized in Evernote at the same time though, don’t want to mess anything up. I just want to copy all the audio attachments, but i haven’t been able to find the attachments in the finder unless i manually download them one by one. Is there any way to see all of the audio file attachments in a finder folder and bulk copy all of them? Or do i need to download each one manually? Also, it would be helpful to automatically rename the audio files so that it includes the title of the note in evernote in the title of the audio file. Is there any way to do this automatically either with evernote or 3rd party software? Maybe Hazel? Or do i need to do this manually? Thanks, Dan
  14. Thanks! Ok i want to preserve notebook so i won't use ENEX.
  15. Hi I’m wondering is there a way to auto-change out a group of text in all of my notes. Use case: I use evernote for guitar chords and it would be easier to make all chords written in the same way. Ie 'Dbm' and 'C#m' are the same chord but C#m is easier to remember for me. Can i easily/automatically change every instance where Dbm is written to be C#m instead (in all of my notes)? (With either evernote or a 3rd party tool.) If so, how?
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