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pirate727

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  1. I appreciate the effort, honestly I do.  You managed to create a Gmail integration in the sidebar before Google even added their contacts to it.  But it's just clunky.  The first thing I want to do is be able to search for note *content* in that side bar that I may need to add to an email...I don't want to give them access to the whole note.  In fact, It would be rare that I would share my notes with anyone, because they're mostly notes I take during client meetings, etc.  Similarly, I may not want to save the WHOLE email.  I may want to just highlight a portion and add it to a new or existing note.  If you say I'm supposed to use the web clipper for that, then what are we doing here?  LOL. It's just confusing and kinda non-intuitive.  Good effort, but needs to be more considered prior to delivery.

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  2. I've decided to take the plunge and see, if indeed, Notion is viable.  I played with it before, but this time, I'm going to dive in, and actively try to use it as a tool in my Daily business.  I'll report back and let you know what I find.  For the purposes of this test, I'm not going to do an Evernote import (I have thousands and thousands of notes).  Instead, at some point, I will import just one of my notebooks (which looks like how you're supposed to do it anyway).  This has alerted me to the fact that I need to go in and clean out/sort my "Inbox Notes" into notebooks and get rid of the junk notes I no longer need. (Like I'm ever going to find time to do that! LOL).  

    Wish me luck.  Watch on Sunday for a "First 3 Days Recap."  At that point, I'll decide whether to keep using it or not.  I've downloaded the Apps, so now I'm going to go quickly(?) set things up.

     


  3. Sorry, I played with Notion a bit. Frankly it’s a mess that you have to make order of to get it to work the way you work. Who has time for that?  Great idea, but like @jefito said, the power and flexibility of search is missing on import. Evernote serves a specific purpose for me. Random bits of info that are at my fingertips when I need them. That’s all I need. Notion tries to be all things, but it’s not great at any of them, unless you put the time in to make it that way.  And like I said....


  4. Like many of you, I have often strayed to search out other solutions that could compare to EN.  I have never found anything that comes close.  Only lesser, more buggy solutions, or overly-complicated web apps that claim to be simple but baffle expert users--like me.

    I switched to a Mac back in 2013 and never looked back.  What I realized immediately is that the Evernote team at that time must definitely all work on Macs.  The interface was much slicker (although less customizable), and the cursor and lag bugs of Windows were gone.  In fact, just this past year, when I booted up my old PC with Windows 10, my Evernote experience was so bad that I literally had to delete the program to prevent that instance from ***** up my data.  First off, the interface still looked clunky and out of date.  The lag--oh the lag--was still there (which their tech people claimed is a problem with the Windows file system on a spinning drive, which I partially agree with).  The jumping cursor was still there.  But the thing that sent me running for Uninstall Programs is the fact that the program just couldn't sync correctly with the mothership and was creating duplicate notes and "note conflicts" which I didn't even spend time trying to resolve.  The solutions on the net were laughable.  Who wants to think about correcting all of that when my Mac version--and all its mobile apps--works seemlessly?  So, I feel for those on PC's.  Evernote has definitely dropped the ball on that platform and the program needs to be rebuilt from the ground up.

    People keep talking up Notion.  The problem with Notion is that in their effort to make the app completely simple yet completely powerful, they made it ridiculously complicated.  I could eventually 'get it.'  But to try to get one of my clients on it so their team could share resources and centrally manage projects was like trying to explain how to build a rocket.  Give people too much freedom and some just won't be able to see the vision and build something.  They'll be lost with a blank slate.  That's why programs like Evernote work, because they provide a basic structure that allows organization.  Capture, organize (if you want), recall.  That's where Evernote shines.  

    To me, OneNote is like putting your info into a Playschool Speak n Spell.  The interface is cartoonish and overbearing.  The notebook motif is cumbersome and just not clean to me.  Search is OK.  My main problem: I don't need a full page of space when I'm typing in a client's birthday I want to remember and instantly recall later with a couple shortcut keys while I'm on the phone.

    I left the corporate world and started my own business in 2001.  People always ask me how I do it.  Aside from just "doing it," which is the most important reason, one of my secrets has been Evernote.  The ability to store and recall information at any time has acted like an endless memory for me and has given me an "always-on" advantage that keeps me on top of my game.  Whether it be passwords for websites--or even client email accounts when they forget them, or information about how and where I met a lead that decided to call me after 2 years, that instant information make me better.   Not compared to anyone else--but a better me.  That's the true gold of Evernote.  Being able to scan and store other documents and data is just a bonus.

    I believe we're seeing the rebirth of Evernote and nobody should go anywhere.  Definitely continue to ***** about the Windows client until they do something, but in the meantime, use the web interface if you can.  They just made it similar to the Mac's, and I felt right at home with it.  The new Templates feature instantly changed the game for me.  I have already started using the meeting notes feature and have been able to have a great looking recap of the meetings I have to share with the clients.  I know I could have built them on my own, but having that button and the ability to save my own really makes it convenient.  

    I think there's more to come.  Spaces for the people would be great.  Like many of you, as a team of one, I'll welcome anything in addition to notebooks that can make organizing these random bits of information more visual...and enjoyable.

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  5. 23 minutes ago, TK0047 said:

    ...I really would need the Windows app to get more stable ...

    I went Mac bac in 2014, but still have a production machine for testing.  I was surprised at difference between the Mac & PC desktop apps.  The PC version was definitely buggy, duplicating notes and doing other strange stuff.  I deleted it on the PC and just use the online version there.


  6. 1 hour ago, DTLow said:

    If you sign out of the app, you have to enter a password to sign in.

    I don't actually sign out of Evernote on iOS.  I just close the app.  When I reopen the app, it requires the 4 digit passcode I set up for it.  The latest version allows me to use Touch ID to get in.  I think this is a premium feature.  But it requests the password every time upon reopen.

    >>Although its not available in Evernote, there is a password timeout setting you can specify on the Mac.

    I guess I never even thought about the Mac (screen) password.  Suddenly it makes me want to make it more than just a 4 digit number.  LOL  But that would work.

    <Question> If you change your password on the Evernote website, will it prevent access at the PC level until the correct password is entered, or will it still show you the local notes and just not sync?


  7. I wish someone would just do something.  I just want the ability to password protect Evernote on my Mac exactly the way they do it on iOS.  You don't enter the password, you don't get to see the notes.  And give us the opportunity to set a timeout when the password will be required again.  What is so hard about this?  I'm not asking for encryption.  I just want someone to not be able to get in.  

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  8. Many of us who use IQTELL have been searching for years to find the perfect solution for managing our Inboxes.  Nothing matches the flexibility of IQTELL, an no other program comes close to providing the same workflow.  Most importantly, no program integrates Evernote and Email the way IQTELL does.  At first, I thought it was dated and bulky.  But once you commit to it, you can really make progress and create a custom workflow that works for you.  It changed the way I operate and made me more productive almost instantly.

     

    It's a no-brainer that IQTELL should be part of Evernote.  Many IQTELL users believe this would be a great partnership as well.  Evernote could easily take the program to new places and even expand 3rd party integrations.  

     

    Let me know what you think by commenting below.  If you know IQTELL, then you know I'm right.  If you don't, spend some time with it and I hope you'll agree that it's a match that will definitely work.  

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  9. Hi, I know this topic has been beaten to death, but no one has SOLVED it.  I've spent weeks looking for the answer, but have now confirmed (by installing it on other windows machines) that this is a bug that exists in the latest Windows (and some previous) versions.  I'm currently using the latest: 5.7.2.5753 (273753) Public.  It's driving me crazy (every single day), so I'm going to put it out there again.  I'll bullet point it to make it easy to understand and perfectly clear.

     

    - After opening evenote--and letting it finish its sync, I attempt to do a search.

    - I type the first few letters of my search and the program hangs, the window freezes and the window goes into (not responding mode)

    - After sometimes as long as a minute (longest time was 1:20), the window comes back to life, the final letters I typed fill in and the search completes.

    - It's not my memory.  I have an i5 with 16gb and 1 on the video card which should be enough for a text based program.

     

    On my Mac, I haven't had this problem.  I have the newly-released Mac version 6.03 and it flies.  First search upon opening the app is instant.

    Is there a real answer to this? 

     

    Thanks in advance for your help.

     

    Ken LiveFromStPete

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