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Richard Beddard

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  1. I agree too. The Windows version is is a bit laggy on my laptop but it's so much cleaner and appears to be speeding up. Oddly on my underpowered Microsoft Surface Go it performs well. I have a lot of notes (38,956) but relatively simple notebook and tagging systems. There are a few things I miss or have not found yet - not having note tallies ironically, keyboard shortcuts for items in the insert menu - but overall I'm enjoying using evernote whereas in the past it has been a necessary pain due to regular freezes in Windows that new versions of the app never resolved. The look and feel is very elegant in my humble opinion, and although there have been teething problems with syncing I think it works much better now it is continuous. Maybe this is selfish because other people have been disrupted by the loss of features and I have not, but my fervent hope is that evernote keeps it simple, and keeps working on performance. More features will be good if they appeal to lots of users, or they appeal to power users but are applied in such a way as they don't clutter/complicate the interface for the rest of us.
  2. Hi there, my last Windows PC has blown up and now we only have Chromebooks and smartphones. This means I'm entirely dependent on Evernote Web and Apps. I have a huge database, and no local copy. This is obviously somewhat unsafe. It would be nice to have a local copy of the database so I could in a disaster situation recover it. Three obvious solutions spring to mind: 1. Buy a Windows PC or a Mac solely for Evernote (not a great prospect as I really can't be bothered with those systems!) 2. Is it possible to download a database without a local client just for backup purposes (I would worry about what to restore it on when the time comes!) 3. I believe it's possible to sync your database directly from cloud to cloud service i.e. Google/Dropbox. Has anybody done this reliably?
  3. I used a quote from a poem by Ben Okri, found a picture of it inscribed in a stone wall on the 'net: http://www.evernote.com/shard/s1/sh/57a80351-722b-4b73-89d4-33be03c99209/38d2eb70d341f3af4c2bd47bbd24a8c5 You can probably make out what it says: http://www.evernote.com/shard/s1/sh/c2e6f7f0-a5ef-43db-a44b-0f4563ec315c/745d7df3dc729f6f2335f06863dd97bf "Our future is greater than our past" Seemed appropriate for the task at hand (dividing the future and past) and of course the future will be better than the past in one small evernote way if the company takes the implementation of a 'due date' field off the back-burner :-)
  4. Just a quick note to say I'm using jbenson2's hack, so thanks for that. Updating the create date every day is not onerous but not ideal. The due date idea sounds like a good one, so it's disappointing it's not happening. I'd rather not use the create date for something it patently isn't i.e. a due date.
  5. Well that's an entertaining option! An automated one would be better, but thanks for the suggestion - I will adopt it unless someone has a way of doing it without the necessity of manually changing the date of the note.
  6. Hi there, I have notes in the future: appointments, articles I'm writing with the create date set to be the deadline. Often I'm scrolling through Evernote's snippet view looking for notes made today, or notes, appointments or deadlines, in the near future. It would be really handy if future notes in snippet view were distinguished from past ones, say by a thick line or bar. Or maybe if future snippets were a slightly different colour. In ancient versions of Evernote I recall a timeline, and I think I'm right in saying you could click on a button and go to 'today' - I think it was probably trying to achieve the same thing. So this is a feature request, but also if anybody has any neat tricks to navigate by date and achieve something similar in the current interface I'd love to hear!
  7. Thanks gazumped. Those scenarious would solve the problem but inconvenience me in other ways! But I appreciate you taking the time to think about it. Thanks for the link jefito. I see now, the problem is that all my images are the same size so it's either picking randomly or using some other rule (not sure why I get no image in snippets in the Web version though). I could resize the other images to make sure my preferred image is the one that appears as the thumbnail, but that too is a faff. I think I'll just live with it as it is. From the other topic I see it's been suggested before that users be able to select which image appears as a thumbnail and I think that would be good. I can imagine hovering over the thumbnail and seeing alternatives to click on.
  8. One of the ways I use Evernote is to store photographs (JPEGs) with notes on how I've processed them and a copies of the picture as processed by the camera (JPEG) and the original file (RAW format) . So, typically there will be three images in the post, interspersed with text: Edited JPEG Camera JPEG RAW file (this is not displayed in the note, as you need specialist software to interpret RAW files, so it is just a file attachment) I like to have the edited photo first, so you can see it straight away and then scroll down to see my notes. I also share some of these notes in a shared notebook with fellow hobbyists, so these comments also relate to the Web version of Evernote. In Windows. Evernote seems to choose the last JPEG you add to a note as the thumbnail and this is invariably the camera JPEG, which doesn't look as nice. In Web. Evernote doesn't display a thumbnail in the snippet at all, although it does if there are only JPEGs in the note. I think it wants to make a thumbnail of the last image added to the note but it can't because it's a RAW file. I would prefer Evernote in all cases to use the first image in the note. Can anyone think of any way of achieving this?
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