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  1. I am using windows / android. Around 2014 I bought a 2-in-1 laptop with an integrated pen. Evernote didn't offer pen-support under Windows and OneNote did (and does) a good job with that, at least under windows. The webclipper was (and is, in my opinion) decent under windows as well. And I rarely needed to save and search scans or pdf-files. Never used reminders inside Evernote or GPS-based notes. Most of my notes are actual written notes (ideas / concepts / memos / etc.) or web-clips about topics that I could sort well by notebooks and subcategories. OneNote worked better at that time for me and is still my main note application. But it does have it's own weaknesses and on top of it my use-case did shift over the last couple years. This is why I'm really curious / hopeful to see where Evernote goes: I would like to shift back under certain circumstances, especially because somed demands on my side changed. The fact that Evernote already feels muuuuch more reliable with sync and edits from different clients than a while ago also helps a lot. But moving and correctly tagging whole libraries on certain topics is going to be lots of work. I would prefer to have a better idea about the future client and it's capacities, before I spend lots of time just to switch one set of weaknesses for another. (Of course this is use-case specific.) I had a really good impression by the steps that Ian Small took and started to put stuff into Evernote instead of OneNote to test it. So, back to topic: fingers crossed!
  2. Same here: Fingers crossed. I'm hoping that Evernote overcomes the challenges of all the technical dept and pulls off the new versions. Personally, I'm hoping it turns out well because I would prefer a refreshed Evernote over the OneNote I am mainly using at the moment. I rejoined premium last fall to play with it and gäbe some feedback in the preview program. But the Lack of communication is starting to irritate me - I liked the new style of communication, both in the blog posts and especially the video-updates. I get that such compex projects usually take longer than planned. But the current silence feels off, after all the good earlier information. I rarely post anywhere, but I regularly look for some update... Would be nice, even if the news isnt all roses and stuff.
  3. I'm currently having another look at Evernote for at least some of my files / notes. (I used Evernote around 2011 but drifted over to OneNote and stayed there till now.) To me, this seems pretty necessary as well. If I wanted to switch all my notes over to Evernote some of them would be pretty personal. Sure, I could log out of Evernote, but in day-to-day life this isn't always practical (working and moving back and forth from the laptop, especially working with a group of people) and in my experience people often forget to lock even their screens. Evernote even offers a presentation mode, only really useful with a beamer. I wouldn't want to click the wrong notebook and have it open. I also want an extra layer of security on top of certain files / notes, if my device is ever stolen or somebody looks around as I left the table and forgot to lock the screen. Or even allow somebody to use it and forgot that the evernote-app isn't logged out. Stuff like that happens. Simple fact: As long as this feature doens't exist, Evernote won't be able to become the single place for all my notes / writing / files that the company would probably like to be. (And that I would like to have... It doesn't sound like fun to mix evernote for their search, OneNote for encrypted notebooks with many notes and attached files, and VeraCrypt-files for stuff that's just kept for documentation and doesn't need work.). Apart from that, I consider the lack of comments about such a common customer-wish a horrible signal. After some scrolling in the forums, this seems to be pretty normal. This information-void doesn't feel good. Any type of information would be better, in my opinion. As an old, former user looking back I really hope this changes with the new CEO. Maybe Evernote wants to index everything and their image of a digital brain storage with strong search doesn't allow for this. Okay, then why not make an understanding but firm and eplaining statement about it? (Edit, additional thought: Even though I wouldn't agree with this argument. Especially with sensitive files I know the things I filed away, and don't mind to browse a little while longer to find it manually.) Or the database is just not structured for it and the necessary changes are too big? Okay, but why not let me know so I know what to expect / not to expect?
  4. Yes, this would be a good feature for a note-taking app that prides itself with the ability to index handwritten notes if you take them with pen and paper and shoot a picture afterwards. Personally, I'm mainly a OneNote user for a long time, especially thanks to their pen support, but at the moment I'm taking another look at Evernote, probably at least to store some types of files. I'm still using a 2014 (?) first generation thinkpad yoga with pen support and I have no plans to switch back to a regular laptop once this breaks. Quick, handwritten annotations / markings in pdfs or enriching notes with a quick drawing is a very handy additional way to interact with my files. Being able to use this tool in Evernote would be a great addition and make it more useful to me. Sure, I could do annotations in pdfs or handwritten notes in other programs and export the results into Evernote. But the additional steps aren't convenient and feel needlessly complicated.
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