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  1. They both will upload an entire notebook as a PDF
    ahhh, disappointing, I would really like something finer-grained.

    Maybe by the time I've got my current projects completed, the iPad client will include native ink. (err, that would be completed my current projects and the vast domestic chores backlogged by the interruption for the Evernote competion :? ).

    Otherwise, I'll have a go at it myself.

    You can also upload the notebook as a series of individual jpeg pages.

  2. They both will upload an entire notebook as a PDF, so at that point, the way it's handled in EN is the same. I find the user interface with noteshelf to be a bit more pleasant. However, Note Take Hd allows keyboard input, which I used for section and topic headings to make OCR a little more reliable. Both ink about the same. Toss-up: whichever one feels best to you.

  3. This may be more of a GTD topic.

    I work in management in a large organization. I've moved to an iPad so I don't have to carry around so many papers and references. More importantly, I love using it in handwriting mode as an electronic yellow pad.

    I find that typing during meetings is often seen as not paying attention. Handwriting seems more socially acceptable. I use either Noteshelf or Note Taker HD, both of which allow instant uploading of either a single page or a whole notebook to Evernote.

    That let's me have my "yellow pad" available anywhere. My handwriting is sort of good enough for EN's character recognition.

    I use color codes in my iPad handwriting programs: red dots for things to do, green dots to mark things I am waiting on others for.

    When I send my notes up to EN, I lose the ability to edit and mark them up. I wind up doing all the editing and color coding on the iPad and then sending it up to EN. So if I don't have my iPad handing, all I have to work with in EN is an archived copy that I can't edit, etc. I wind up with many incremental copies of my yellow pad.

    I wonder how others of you manage a similar memo-taking workflow with EN as the repository.

    I hope someday EN will include handwriting input on the iPad. What a boon that would be. Finally, everything in one place...

    (I tried using RuudHein's EN/GTD scheme (http://ruudhein.com/evernote-gtd) but found it too cumbersome. I am using Nirvana now but haven't found the perfect app.)

  4. I think I know the answer but...

    My EN comprises 7 different notebooks and is pretty large. I sync with my Blackberry, two laptops, and two desk tops. One of the laptops is old and has a full disk, and on that machine, I really don't need 3 of my business notebooks available from that old laptop.

    Is there any way that I can opt not to cache some notebooks locally on a particular machine--similar to the option in EN for the iPad? I know I could just use web-based EN but that's too slow for the notebooks I do need.


  5. I've just had a note go missing from EN that I had modified this past Saturday morning. It's just gone and not in the trash. I can't find it on the web version of EN either.

    I also have a laptop with EN that hasn't been sync'ed since January. This particular note was present on the laptop. I then sync'ed the laptop to see if I could restore the note to both the web version and my desktop. Instead, the note disappeared from the laptop as well. It's not in the trash. I looked in the Application Library...Content folder (desk top is a Mac) and didn't see a "p" folder corresponding the the time I worked on that note this past Saturday morning.

    For what it's worth, the note book that contained this note shows on the laptop as 849 notes but on my desktop as 848 notes. I have synced both machines several times to be sure but the note count is still different. I have a total of 9 notebooks; the note count for the other 8 is the same.

    No "conflicting changes" notebooks.

    Nothing critical and I have the info backed up elsewhere. Desktop is a Mac 10.6.6 which I just upgraded to the latest EN this evening. Laptop is a Vista running

  6. I was just thinking about this today while working with Outlook XP at work.

    I use EN when all I want to save is the content of the note. I use Outlook archive folders when I want to save the email threads themselves. I will usually delete all but the last email in a thread to save space. I archive into storage folders, one for each quarter of each year.

    For older versions of Outlook, Microsoft used to offer a dynamite Outlook plug-in program called Lookout. It will index all you online folders and messages and allow you to execute searches in a couple or three seconds. They removed it from their website a few years ago when they introduced Microsoft Search but there are still some instances floating around websites. Try googling www.lookout130.exe.

    Lookout allows me to index the archive folders as well, giving me searches about as fast as EN. We store a lot of confidential information passed around our secure internal network through Outlook. My boss wouldn't smile at storing all that stuff in the cloud, so I have to be circumspect about what I put into EN.

    I think Microsoft acquired it because it worked so well, was very compact, created a nice little index file, restricted its searches to just Outlook. MS needed to euthanize it so they could offer up their bloatware that does so much more than you need or want. :(

  7. I reviewed an old thread about this.

    When I drag a tag onto the "not tagged" area of the note's header, the cursor turns into a big red starburst with the number 1 inside. The tag will not drop anywhere on the tag area or on the note or the header. That red icon will snap back to the tag area and disappear when the mouse is released.

    I was able to capture a screenshot as I held the left mouse button down.

    If I type in the tag field, the tag will autocomplete or offer drop-down suggestions. Is this expected behavior? Any way to drag-and-drop a tag?

    Evernote 1.6.1 on a Mac Pro Snow Leopard 10.6.2


  8. I am still looking for a solution to keeping sets of handwritten notes in Evernote and making them searchable. I would like to scan them as a batch to a multi-page file.

    I am a Premium user.

    I would like to get handwriting recognition of these handwritten notes. I understand that PDF files will have text recognition but not actual handwriting recognition.

    I tried multipage TIFFs but as I read on the forum from a year or two ago, EN doesn't (or at least didn't) support multipage. Is that still the case in the context of handwriting recognition.

    Another option seems to be stacking images into a single note. I am able to add 2 or 3 TIF images to a single note. If I do that, will handwriting recognition function?

    Batch scanning a stack of notes from a single meeting or single class or even single day would be a very nice attribute.


  9. I upgraded to Premium mainly to have my handwritten notes both organized and searchable. After doing some reading here and in the Blog, i see that only printed text in PDFs becomes searchable. Here are a couple questions:

    I notice that even carefully printed handwritten block letters are not searchable. Is that truly the case?

    I need a solution that allows me to scan multiple pages at once, as you can do with scanners that do PDFs, but produce a handwriting recognizable file. I guess I have to do a multi-page TIFF for this. Is that correct? Does anyone know an easy way to convert mult-page PDF to multi-page TIFF?

    Does the compression of a TIFF file make a difference? Must it be uncompressed or is LZW compression OK? Is there an optimal minimum resolution that can be used so that file size can be minimized?

    Also, I take notes on lined paper and graph paper. Does the faint background image of the lines interfere with handwriting recognition? How about paper that isn't plain white?

  10. I just upgraded to Evernote Premium. I have a Blackberry that runs on the Blackberry service through my work. However, I use the Internet Browser rather than the Blackberry browser. When I attempt to search, I now get this message: The server returned the following error: "Access Denied: Insecure SSL Request."

    I know that an Evernote Premium account has a SSL connection as one of the features. I am not sure what to do on the Blackberry side. If I use the Blackberry browser, I get an HTTP Error 400: Bad Request.


  11. I am still using a simple system I posted here a while back. I just create a unique identifier for a group of notes I want to link.

    I use a random 3- or 4-digit string placed anywhere within a group of notes I wish to link. Searching on that string brings up all the notes with that string. By using a random string, my search doesn't bring up real words, so there are no accidental finds.

    For example, I might embed b9f4 at the bottom of two or three notes I wish to link by search. Later, when I find one note, it's very easy to search for all related notes.

    I used a random number generator found at http://www.random.org I generated a couple hundred which I then pasted them into an Evernote for storage. To use a string, I cut it out of that note and paste it so I don't ever reuse a string accidentally.

    Works quite well for me.

    One other idea:

    To link to a file somewhere else on my hard drive or my network, I use the UNC convention for that file in Evernote: file:///c:\myfolder\myfile.txt

  12. I have been playing around with this poor man's method of linking notes in Evernote.

    I went to random.org and selected the random string generator. I generated a list of 100 4-character alphanumeric strings. I pasted that list into a new note entitled "random" in Evernote to keep them handy and ready to use.

    I use one of these 4 character strings in the first note I wish to link to other notes. For example, I keep a bulleted list of projects in one note. I want to be able to find all notes related to that particular project in that list. After the bullet I wish to link to other notes, I just cut and paste one of my 4-character strings. (I cut rather than copy so I only use that string once). So my list might have a bullet that looks like this:

    - Adobe Lightroom Beta cd9r

    Then for each note I wish to link to that bullet, I just copy and paste cd9r somewhere into the new note.

    A simple search for cd9r finds all the linked notes quickly. By using a random string rather than a word, my searches don't turn up notes with search words that might be in any of my thousand other notes.

    When you have lots of documents, clippings, files, etc., stored in EN, it's amazing how word searches find much more than you want.

    I thought about using these unique identifiers as tags but that makes the tag list grow too large and hard to use.

    Not elegant but maybe it'll do until EN can really do intra-EN links. I guess I could use 3-character strings but the random string generator occasionally makes strings that duplicate some abbreviations I use in my notes.

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