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  1. Just thought I'd toss in my two cents about EN / ON. Every time I read about OneNote's "superior" organizing ability, I find myself scratching my head. Maybe if I had started out using ON instead of EN, the hierarchy would work for me, but I guess EN has ruined me for that sort of thing I tried using ON a few years ago, and it just doesn't fit with how my mind works, apparently. I LIKE Evernote's big scrolling list of notes, appropriately portioned up into notebooks and stacks (with tags thrown in just in case). One of my primary uses is as a daily work journal - I jot notes down about what I'm working on constantly throughout the day. This is part of how I think...typing out my random thoughts about my work helps me actually do my work. Doing those kinds of notes in ON just didn't scale well. I tried putting them all in a single notebook, on a single page, but that was too hard to navigate. I prefer the feeling of *separate notes*, not just a big long page of "work journal". Putting them into different sections based on project didn't work too well either. It felt scattered - If I just wanted to pull up all the notes I wrote last friday (to remind myself what I was working on so that I could get back to it on Monday morning, for instance), there wasn't a quick and easy way to do that. The notes might be in all different places, if I was working on multiple projects at once. In EN? Just pull up my Work notebook and sort by Date Created, and scroll through. Or do a search on date range first, THEN scroll. Done. Need notes on a particular project? Pull up a tag (I use tags for projects rather than notebooks, but a notebook would work as well). This was just one example; the organization tripped me up in other ways as well. I just seem to work best with a big bucket to hold all the excess stuff in my head. I think ON has a lot of appeal and I'm sure it works great for some folks. It just didn't fit with my brain, at least not for my day-to-day work journaling needs. As a side-note, as an experiment I AM using OneNote for one very specific purpose - meeting notes. I like the ability to easily shrink the window to fit next to other programs, so it is great for taking notes while watching a WebEx (I work from home, so I attend most meetings via webex). For meetings I lead, I don't worry about having ON up on my shared screen since there is zero personal information within it (I would worry about accidentally pulling up personal notes in EN in that case). And these types of notes fit great into the Notebook / Section Page paradigm. Obviously, people should use what works for them...but excess organizational structure isn't a positive of all of us. It is a big downside in my case.
  2. Was this an issue only in certain configurations or something? Because I am able to enter a location on a note in EN 5.07 on my mac without issue, and I am pretty sure I did so months ago as well. I just retested this: 1. created a brand new note on the mac 2. Opened the info panel thing (I don't know what it is called). The location field was already filled in with an address near my current location. 3. Typed in an address for a location on the other side of the country and hit enter. 4. Went to the Atlas view. My new note showed up on the map on the other side of the country as I would expect. I am on Evernote 5.0.7 and Mac OS 10.8.3 if that makes a difference in this issue.
  3. I was also experiencing this on my Windows machine with the windows client. In my case, it turned out to be an issue with shared notebooks. (notebooks from a different account that were shared with this one). I removed the shared notebooks from my account and then re-added them and now the error has gone away. It is such a vague message I have no idea if my solution will work for you though. I did submit a support ticket before figuring this out myself, and did not get any useful information at all. The response was all about the password reset thing and really looked like they didn't bother to actually read the problem. But I'd still suggest submitting a support ticket as well if the shared notebook thing doesn't work
  4. I have this problem as well and it drives me nuts. I really preferred the old way of picking up the location from the photo. At the very least, it should let you choose which to use. I've manually put in the location for a few of my notes, but that is pretty laborious. Hope a solution comes along soon.
  5. I think this was fixed in 5.0.3. I was having the same problem - Shift+Cmd+J would work once, but hitting it again did not re-open the menu. Now it seems to work fine - I can hit the shortcut multiple times and select additional tags to search. To clear the search, hit the shortcut and delete all of the selected tags out of the search box and hit enter. This goes back to all notes. As for a shortcut for all notes - in my version Shift+Cmd+A is already the built in shortcut for showing all notes, so probably no need to create it in system preferences (when I open the View menu, I see that shortcut next to the "Show All Notes" item, which makes me think this is built in and not something I set up and forgot about)
  6. I have this problem as well. When I start EN, ctrl+cmd+M does NOT work at all. To make it work, I have to go to the menu and open Note > Move to Notebook. I just have to display the fly-out menu - I don't actually pick anything. Then after that point, the shortcut works for that session in EN. I noticed this in both card view and snippet view, so I'm not sure if it has anything to do with the view.
  7. This topic is definitely making me think. I live in Montana and telecommute to a company mostly located in Illinois. You wouldn't think Sandy would have affected us, but most of our virtual machines and servers were hosted in a data center on the East coast. So we lost access to those machines for about a week due to power outages. It is amazing how something on the other side of the country can affect you in this network-connected world! I've no idea where the Evernote data center is, but wherever it is located, there is bound to be some sort of natural disaster common to the area (hurricane, earthquake, flood, tornado, fire, whatever). I think this is a good reason to always use a desktop client in addition to the phone/tablet versions so that you have access to your notes even if the data center is down. And backups! I backup my Evernote account via time machine so I am not completely dependent on the cloud if something happens to my laptop. I do need to find some sort of off-site backup in case my house burns down, of course. I also have a kindle, although I've never thought about copying my important documents there. That is a great idea.
  8. Have you tried using the little Tag dropdown at the top of the note list? You can get to it with Shift+Command+J, and when you select a tag, it does respect the current notebook you are in. Here's what I just tested: 1. Switched to my "Book Journal" notebook 2. Shfit+Cmd+J. The tag drop down shows me a flat list of tags, BUT they are only tags that are used within the notes in the that notebook, which is nice. 3. Selected a tag. View immediately filtered to show me JUST notes in the Book Journal notebook with the selected tag. 4. Clicked the tag drop down again (there IS a bug here in that Shift+Cmd+J doesn't work to reopen the tag panel already - I hope they fix this) 5. Now my tag list is even smaller, as it only reflects tags assigned to the visible notes. 6. Click an additional tag. Now I'm seeing just notes IN the notebook assigned all the specified tags. It probably isn't quite as quick as clicking multiple tags in the tree, but it DOES do the filtering. A big flaw with this is that the search box for the tags is tiny, so once you pick more than one or two tags, you can't see all of the ones listed in the box. Also, I think that selecting tags in this way SHOULD also update the search bar with the advanced "tag:" criteria so that you could see how to build the search manually if needed.
  9. I've done a little more experimentation. I went back to a few of the notes that aren't on the atlas and made a small edit - such as adding a few words in the note title. On the ones I've tried so far, this DID correct and those notes now show up on the Atlas! When I have more time, I'll try this on the rest of my missing notes and see if it makes them show up. Hoping this additional info helps you diagnose.
  10. I did open a support case already. Still thought it might be useful to post in case any other users had encountered this and had any ideas. Haven't heard anything from support yet.
  11. I know many forum posters don't like the new Atlas feature -- I think it is cool because I love maps. I routinely geocode my photos in Aperture, so geocoding my notes seems like a logical step. Particularly notes in my "Travel" notebook that represent trip planning and notes from past trips. Anyway, last night I went through and manually updated a large number of notes with addresses or coordinates (depending on the location - some were from camping trips, so they didn't have street addresses). Unfortunately, these notes are NOT showing up on Atlas. I thought perhaps I put in invalid/unrecognized locations, BUT then I checked my phone. These notes (at least some of them) ARE showing up in the expected places in the iPhone Places view. So the locations should be right...but Mac 5.0 is not picking them up for the Atlas view. I have several notes with the exact same location, and some are showing up and some are not. I can't find any common thread between the ones that work and the ones that don't. Anyone else see this? Any solutions? I like the concept of Atlas, but it isn't useful if you can't manually update locations and have them work.
  12. I would love a calendar control like that for quickly filtering my notes to a particular day. Even better if you could click a range of days, or a week, month, etc. It would essentially be an easy shortcut for doing a date based search. BTW, it might not be obvious, but you can construct relative date searches that don't require a specific date. For instance, doing: created:day-1 finds notes created before today minus 1 day (so, basically, yesterday). For my journal, I've used this to set up searches that find all the notes created on this day different numbers of years ago: Notes created one year ago today: created:day-366 -created:day-365 Notes created 2 years ago today: created:day-731 -created:day-730 and so on. I go back 5 years like this. I've also done similar ones for weeks and months: Notes created a year ago this month: -created:month-11 created:month-12 Notes created a year ago this week: created:week-52 -created:week-51 These searches do still work in EN 5.0, but I can't figure out how to construct them using the "Add a Search Option" thingy. Just typing them in works. I would still love a calendar-type date navigator, but I've found these relative date searches to be pretty handy.
  13. Not sure if this has been reported, but the search drop down menu seems to pop up very frequently, for no apparent reason. For example: 1. Shift+Command+I to open the note info panel and edit the created date for the note. 2. Same keypress to close the note info panel. It closes, and then the search menu drops down as if I clicked in the search field.
  14. Just discovered a searching issue - not sure if it has already been reported. 1. Started from a specific notebook. 2. Clicked in the search field to get the dropdown. 3. Selected to search just the selected notebook 4. Typed -tag:log. My goal here was to find all notes in the notebook that are not tagged "log" 5. One note was found, which was expected. 6. Tagged that one note with "log". 7. clicked away from the note. I expected the search to refresh and show me NO notes, since none would match anymore. However, instead, Evernote showed me ALL notes in the notebook! I cleared out the search and then recreated it and got the same result. Basically, if none of the notes match the second part of the criteria, it is ignored. I don't know if this is specifically a tag search issue, or a general searching issue.
  15. Seeing the same behavior with PDFs. They don't resize down properly to fit within the note pane. Images are fine. And apparently I'm the only person experiencing this bug. I just downloaded the beta today, and I did see this as well. So far with my experimentation, it happens in this scenario: 1. Set Evernote to full screen. 2. Quit evernote. 3. Restart Evernote. It automatically opens up in full screen and the right side of the note pane is cut off. At that point there seems to be no fix -- changing full screen or resizing the panes does nothing. I was able to "fix" it on mine by leaving full screen mode and exiting Evernote (so exiting out while in a "normal" window). Then I restarted and it came up in non-full screen with the correct note pane. So try that and see if it helps! Hopefully this info will help them fix this bug. EDIT: OK, so I ran into this again and the trick I described above didn't work. Tried a bunch of things, quitting, restarting, etc. Finally tried this: Made the note column (in card view) more narrow so it only was only 2 notes wide. Then exited and came back in and my note panes are back to normal. So I'm thinking on launch, evernote is sizing the note pane to some fixed size rather than basing it on the width of the panes. And then from that point on, it resizes in proportion to that size. So if the initial size is wrong, you're stuck. I just repeated this again, but this time I switched to list view and exited. That also solved the problem.
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