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  1. I'm using the Windows desktop version 6.7.5. The web version still seems ok. Checked my Windows 10 laptop yesterday - it's using Evernote version 6.1.2. It was editing as normal yesterday (I don't use it very often for Evernote input) This afternoon it no longer allows editing. It has not updated itself, but would have done its first sync for a couple of weeks. It's almost as if something is happening during syncing.
  2. It's not just recent versions. I'm using version 6.7.5, and I have been unable to edit for the past few days. I cannot place the cursor anywhere inside the note. I can only select an image - but without any cursor - and only in the image selection mode (ie resize/stretch etc mode). I cannot add text, add a new line or anything else within the note itself. Windows 10, Chrome browser, premium account, long-time user.
  3. Evernote 3.1 (Windows, Chrome) has an excellent 'Universal Clipper' - and it works for any program/webpage/database/spreadsheet/image you happen to have on your screen. I use it all the time to clip old (1800s etc) newspapers online for my research. That Universal Clipper copies your chosen rectangle as a png which is pasted into your Evernote note. In the case of your example newspaper clipping above, it would obviously require three rectangles to be copied and pasted into that one note, but the whole process (three rectangles) would take less than 20 seconds. You can paste subsequent clips of an article below/above/alongside previous clips, so you don't end up with your article spread across many notes. Even better, when you find closely related material months later (database info, more articles, maps, pictures) , you can simply paste the new clips into the original note - even insert them into the middle of the original collection of clippings. The Universal Clipper is what originally made Evernote a real stand-out against its rivals. An example of one of my composite notes: Arthur Dewdney biographical clippings
  4. Evernote 3.1 does this perfectly. You can keep adding clips into the one note (by clip and paste) with the brilliant true-to-name Universal Clipper that comes with 3.1. My work requires clipping image material (mainly digitised newspapers, but also images from databases, spreadsheets, maps, photos etc) from a variety of sources/pages/formats, adding any required keyboard comments. and composing them into one note. New clips, comments etc can be inserted before, after or between any of the previous clips (or even, if width allows, adjacent to an earlier clip). New clips can be added at any time, and in any order, even years later. The 3.1's Universal Clipper has a click-and-drag-the-rectangle cropping facility, so you just clip the exact required section of the map/database/image/newspaper-page you want. Clean, simple, never fails. Unfortunately, I don't think that Evernote 3.1 and the latest versions can co-exist on the one computer (I could be wrong about that). I'm lucky to have an old 'spare' computer for inputting Evernotes - Evernote's servers then update the composite note(s) to my other computers and my laptop - which use latest versions (or, more often than not, I use the web version). Evernote 3.1's Universal Clipper and 'composing flexibility' were what made Evernote such a stand-out program, and I'm at a loss to understand why that flexibility was abandoned - there must be tens of thousands of users who need to compose more complex notes in the way we need to. Of course, with composite notes, you may need to do extra clips & pastes to record the source URLs. And Evernote 3.1 doesn't have the nice bells and whistles of the modern versions. [Experienced user - since Evernote first began; Windows; Chrome browser; 19,000+ notes with something like 100,000+ component notes]
  5. The handiest clipper I have come across was in a program called Evernote 3.1 - the Evernote Universal Clipper (an aside - I'm a windows user). I still use it today, as much of my research involves clipping individual newspaper articles from full-page images of 19th Century newspapers. It was part of Evernote, not part of the browser, so could be used for any program/application/image/etc on the screen. Hence its name - Universal Clipper. In later versions it was replaced by a set of cross-hairs that were quite clumsy for my purposes. Even the cross-hairs now seem to have gone. The universal clipper had a tiny floating panel resident on the screen; you selected your image/text and clicked the elephant - all done. A small confirmation panel appeared at the bottom of the screen (for several seconds), giving you the opportunity - if you wished - to click and add a title/comment/tag. It's what made Evernote a great program. Alternatively, and most important for my type of research, you could click the floating panel and a selection rectangle appeared on the screen; you dragged/stretched the rectangle to fit your screen selection, then clicked the elephant as above. Another alternative, having selected in one of the ways above, you could right-click on your selection, copy and paste to any program you liked - or to paste into an existing note in Evernote. A further alternative, again having made your selection, was to save your selection to a .png file. It never failed, it never took more than milliseconds to do each step. There was nothing even remotely complicated, slow, unreliable about it. It worked like a charm. And it worked for anything, not just web pages. Google Earth, Office programs, data you have stored on your own dvd drives, your screen saver and menus, everything. It may have had a couple of limitations, but the benefits outweighed them in bucket-loads. It saved the URL for mouse-selections, but not for 'drag & resize the rectangle' selections - I usually got around this by including the URL in my selection panel if needed. Or I did a separate mouse selection and added this to the note. And it probably worked so quickly, efficiently and reliably because it saved directly to the local Evernote, not straight to the Evernote cloud. But it was brilliant. And it's gone. You can still find Evernote 3.1 somewhere on the Web (at least the Windows desktop version is), but it lacks all the bells and whistles (some quite useful) that have been added over the years. It does sync with the Evernote Cloud. I still have to use it, but I wish they would bring it back in modern versions of Evernote - even if just as an app for those who need it. I'm a constant user of Evernote - ever since its 'pre-beta' days. My first note was in December 2005, and I'm a firm believer in the program, 17,000 notes (each averaging about four clippings). But I'm stuck back in version 3.1 !!
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