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Richard Beddard

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  1. 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?
  2. Actually, I don't know but the cursor keeps changing from a pointer to the busy blue circle (every few seconds and only for a second or so) i.e. constant interruption.
  3. Thanks for you reply. Waiting before starting Evernote does help, but only until I lock the screen or the computer goes to sleep. Then, after I unlock the screen, the problem is there (unless I close down Evernote and start it again).
  4. Hi there, just submitted a ticket to Evernote, and wondering if anyone else is experiencing the same post Windows 10 update and has discovered a better workaround. Here's the issue: Since I upgraded to Windows 10 I've noticed a catastrophic degredation in performance in Windows when Evernote starts up simultaneously with the computer or if Evernote is running when I lock the screen (or the laptop goes into sleep mode) and I subsequently unlock/wake it up. In these circumstances the computer loses focus and jumps out of the activity I'm doing momentarily every few seconds, making it almost impossible to type (keystrokes are missed) or select things from menus (the focus leaves the menu before I can select the item). This loss of focus is evident in all Windows activities, not just Evernote, but only if Evernote is running. The only solution I have discovered so far is to close Evernote and open it again. This is not a good solution because I have a large database, which I assume is the reason Evernote takes a long time to start up.
  5. 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 :-)
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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!
  9. 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.
  10. 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?
  11. Just thought I'd add I do math in Word 2007's equation editor and then copy and paste it into evernote. It's works great - even many pages at a time. Text comes out as text and equations are inserted as .png image files in the right places. I can then send it from evernote via Gmail etc.
  12. Owyn. I'm afraid to say this for fear of jinxing it, but Evernote is a completely different experience today. I did your debug suggestion yesterday evening. It took hours. After about two, I gave up and went to bed, but left the computer on overnight optimising the database. Today the prolonged freezes are gone. All that remains are occasional stutters, possibly at the same frequency as the freezes but lasting less than a second instead of half a minute. This I can live with. It's like the application can't quite keep up with my typing so every paragraph or two it pauses momentarily to take a breather and then four or five letters come in a hurry, all at once. If I didn't look at the screen, I wouldn't know it was happening. Before, I was spending a third of my time staring at a frozen screen, or a blue swirly icon and the infuriating 'not responding' in the title bar. Those things *appear* to be in the past. And I'm running Chrome simultaneously :-) Thank you very much.
  13. Hi Owyn, thanks for the suggestion. I'm kind of assuming there is a bug, since that's what the Evernote support people say, and whatever I do to my own setup will have little or no affect (certainly closing down other applications and shutting of sync have minimal impact). I am in the process of optimising the database as you suggested though - just in case, so I'll let you know... I don't have process installer. In fact I have no idea what it is. What do you have in mind?
  14. Thanks for your help. I have been using it today with automatic syncing switched off, and it's still not repsponding - far too frequently to be usable as an editor. I have ads turned off. Since I've just resynced my entire database wouldn't it be optimised already?
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