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  1. I have to agree with the problem voiced on this thread. I have shared notebooks where people (Evernote Ambassadors even) have set up open todo lists. That means when I try and use Evernote to track my todos, those open items always show up. I need someway to filter them out.
  2. Am I correct in assuming that the ability to assign tags in EverNote from AppleScript is not yet fixed? I have been trying to write some scripts to do this, and they all fail.
  3. I've just started playing with applescript in evernote. Granted applescript has it's oddities, but it seems more pronounced in evernote. What I am trying to do is create an applescript which will go through all the notes in my InBox (default notebook) and add tags based on their contents. For example, if the note has the word receipt in it, I'd like to add the receipt tag. Before I pull my hair out I thought I'd see if anyone has written a script like this that they would be willing to share.
  4. Is there any ability with Applescript to walk through evernote and assign higher level tags in a hierarchy? For example, if I have the following tag structure - TagA - - Tag 1 I would like to set up a script that would assign TagA wherever Tag1 is assigned.
  5. I have a note (several actually) within Evernote that have photos in them. The notes were emailed to Evernote. I would like to only have the image in my notebook, and get rid of the rest. Is there any way to do this, either directly or with Evernote?
  6. I am having a similar problem. As you can see in the image, I have moved the note to a different notebook, but it still is orphaned in the Inbox. I hate to delete and rebuild 13,000 notes for one, but I can't see any other way to eliminate it. Idea?
  7. I started playing with File This Fetch which I am finding very nice for retrieving statements. When they populate Evernote however, they import with the correct created date, but a modified date of today. Technically correct, but I prefer having both dates the same unless I have done something to the note. The following AppleScript fixes that lil problem. tell application "Evernote" set theSelection to (selection) repeat with theNote in theSelection set modification date of theNote to creation date of theNote end repeat end tell
  8. That seems to be the key factor. I've had much better luck since dividing my notebook into smaller ones. The other factor is I had several VERY long notes which I've moved back out. It seems to be happier with shorter notes rather than ones that are several pages.
  9. My situation is close but a little different. While the note's detail says it is in B, it still shows in A, and not in B. Restarting did not help at all, but finally I moved the notes back to A, then moved them to B again and that seemed to fix it.
  10. While I would love to have everything in one notebook and just use tags, stacks do give me two advantages. First, Stacks act in a hierarchy so I can click the parent and see all the notes. That's something I've always wished tags did. Actually I think they did back in Evernote 2.0. Second, I have over 11,000 notes. If I put that in one notebook, my performance, especially on IOS devices sucks and I get a huge increase in crashes. So, for me it's a combination I have to use.
  11. I have a general Inbox notebook that everything flows into. I have two notes, for which I have gone in and changed the notebook that they are supposed to reside in. If I look at the note detail for the two notes, it shows the correct notebook. However in the list, they still show in the Inbox, and not in the proper notebook. Ideas?
  12. I have to add my voice to those that hate the popover field. Ideally I'd love a keyboard shortcut that would take me straight to date editing. I have no issue with keying the date vs. a widget, and I like the concept of 1/1 keeping the other metadata. As a workaround, I've created a series of applescripts to do things like clean up the year. I'm using them where I'm scanning old documents and want to get them sorted into the correct year. An example is below. Note that for this example, my notebooks are named by year (i.e. 2000, 2001). tell application "Evernote" set theSelection to (selection) repeat with theNote in theSelection set notebookYear to name of notebook of theNote as integer set creationDate to creation date of theNote set creationYear to year of creationDate if creationYear is not equal to notebookYear then set year of creationDate to notebookYear set creation date of theNote to creationDate end if end repeat end tell
  13. I currently have between 11,000 and 12,000 notes. I used to have close to 20,000 but have been forced into archiving many of them as Evernote was slowing to a crawl. It's not so much the mac version, though that's been subject to it, but the IOS versions that suffer most, including frequent crashes. I've also taken to a multiple notebook approach and try to keep each notebook well under 1000 notes. I'm slowly building my notes back up again, but following the new multi-notebook rule for me (one for each year, as well as the general topic ones like recipes. I might have to start breaking those down as well. I agree about an option on the instant search, I too would love to turn it off as I hate when it freezes.
  14. I have been trying to do date searches in the form created:19950101 and expecting to see only notes created after that date. Instead I continue to see all my notes as if I had not keyed anything. My goal is to search for all notes within a year as in created:19950101 -created:19951231 but it seems totally broken. Am I doing anything wrong here? I'm on the latest Mac client.
  15. I have a desire to import several hundred small text files into Evernote. Is there a way to do it without having a separate window open for each one?
  16. The problem is that I collect my receipts throughout the month, and don't really want to devote a day to scanning them in ... too good a chance that I'll lose one. Right now my workflow is to scan in each receipt as I get it so I've got an electronic copy. When I was using iPhoto to collect them, I could just select them all and do a new print to pdf. With evernote though, it doesn't seem to handle multiple notes well.
  17. I'm testing Evernote as a tool for collecting receipts for expense reports. On the collection side it work's great, but I'm having problems on the submission side finding a way to export the multiple receipts (usually 20-40) into a single document, or even multiple documents. I've been testing both PDF and JPG scanning and PDF seems to give me a shot at it in that I can export every document as a PDF, then use Mac Preview to combine them. Is there an easier way? My main problem with JPG is that if I try to print them to PDF to mail, they generally don't resize and end up splitting a receipt into multiple pages which makes it unreadable. Thoughts and ideas welcome. Gary
  18. Any chance of getting this fixed in the near future? All those webarchives become unsearchable. I've tried using the clip selection, but it still creates a webarchive.
  19. Is there an easy way on the Mac to: Create a new note Enter tags Jump to body I can do one and two easy enough with tabs, but then I have to go through all the date fields to get to the body. What would be ideal would be some sort of jump to body.
  20. My biggest challenge with tags is that they feel half implemented. Reading this I've come up with some ideas for improving my use of them, and I'm not one asking for sub-notebooks. I like tags, but I also like hierarchy for managing them. If I have the following tag structure: - Colors -- Red -- Blue And I search on tag colors, I'd like to see both red and blue. Yes, I can tag with all of them at the time, but that is extremely error prone and time consuming when processing a lot of notes. If they had a way of doing hierarchical searches I for one would be in Nirvana.
  21. This was my assumption of how it would work as well. If I can't specify subtags, the tree loses much of it's value and I might as well go to straight tags
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