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  1. As someone who has been a Premium subscriber for a long time now, I can safely say nothing like this has ever happened to me. Having said that, I couldn't tell you what happens when you hit the upper limit for Premium as I've never managed to get anywhere near it, despite fairly heavily use and uploading quite a lot of large files! It must take some pretty serious use to hit the maximum allowance under Premium I've never had any serious glitches of any kind whilst using Evernote so don't have any qualms trusting it with my data or relying on it to always be available in one form or another (...although saying that seems like inviting fate!!).
  2. He he, I wanted to "like" that reply!! I especially like the idea of a "meh" button
  3. I really appreciate it when forums provide a "like" button or similar. I realise it's not of earth shattering importance, but it gives users a means of expressing their support for an idea or appreciation of someone's input that saves the forum getting so clogged up with replies saying things like "+1", "thanks", "nice idea" or "me too!". I think there is a value to the users in that they feel like they are able to express themselves without annoying other users - I frequently get the urge to write things like "+1" but generally resist or write something with more detail of my particular use case so that I've given more constructive information than just expressing the fact that I agree. However, the urge to say "me too!" is a valid one and deleting these posts can result in users feeling like their views aren't being listened too, so providing them with an alternative, e.g. a "like" button, means they can express their opinion without creating unnecessary noise. The fact that users like me resist the temptation to express their support for an idea unless we have something new to add means that Evernote never really gets an accurate gauge of the popularity of an idea amongst forum users (in theory, the better the original poster expresses the idea, the less likely others are to add their opinion as we don't have anything additional to contribute), but clicking "like" is easy and doesn't irritate others. Also, since it isn't an "official" voting system, it doesn't provide as much false hope to users who expect their "votes" to translate into features. The like button on other forums often generates a tally on the user's profile, which gives some recognition to users who are particularly helpful or who express viewpoints shared by many other users. This in itself could provide useful information to the EN team as a high "like" score would indicate that that user is highly respected by other users, or holds opinions shared by many others, and is therefore probably someone worth listening to (I suppose you could use a ratio of forum posts to "like" score in order to distinguish between those who are just very active on the forum and those who are quieter but always have something of value to contribute). I understand the point that even having 20 people on the forum expressing support for an idea isn't necessarily an indicator of what the entire population of users feel, but then surely that is also the case with any other means of gathering this information? Whether this info is gathered via technical support requests, meetups, twitter, whatever, it is always a smallish self-selecting body of users who are not necessarily representative of the entire population. However, I would strongly suspect that the forum population is more representative than the people who attend meetups (I love Evernote, but surely this sample is largely comprised of people who are maybe just a little too obsessed? ), or who communicate with you via twitter (I still rarely use twitter, and neither do most people I know!) - yes I realise using myself as a benchmark here isn't the most scientifically rigourous way to assess the representativeness of any of these channels of communication, but I think that if someone like me (a tech-savvy, long time devoted user, who spends a lot of time in front of a computer, reads blogs, isn't afraid to express their opinion, and tends to be an early adopter of things that don't cost too much!) doesn't even use them then it's fairly unlikely that people who are none of these things do. Forums are a concept that most users are fairly familiar with, and it is the main means of communication and support listed on your website, so it would be reasonable to assume that it is probably the most open and obvious means of expression that users have available to them & has the most representative user base of any channel of communication. The opinions of its users therefore should be given some weight. There is always going to be a certain group of users whose views are rarely taken into account, the ones who simply use the software but rarely have any interaction with your company unless they have a serious technical support issue, but there's not much you can do about this as they aren't the kind of people who are likely to answer surveys or participate in other kinds of user research either. My husband is one of these people; he is an heavy user of technology, but rarely uses online forums, doesn't even read the help file for most things, never subscribes to newsletters, doesn't respond to survey requests, and although he uses twitter much more than I do, he generally uses it only for news rather than as a means of communicating with others. There's not much you can do about these people, and can therefore only extrapolate from the opinions of contributors to forums, twitter, blogs etc.
  4. If I ever need to capture a web page *exactly* as displayed I use the screen capture tool (part of the desktop app - I don't think there's a way to use this without downloading the app), as it essentially takes a picture of the screen; if I need the links too I'll just make two copies, one a screen capture & one a straightforward web clip. Not ideal, but then I think most possible methods of capturing a website are slightly imperfect in one respect or another. On the whole, the format that the webclipper captures pages in is pretty good for most purposes, it now preserves most of the formatting/layout, and it's always been good at capturing the content. Most webpages I clip are done using either the Chrome Clipper or the Clipper that comes with the desktop app, and they generally come out exactly as I need them - I now have a very handy library of most of the useful or interesting web pages I've come across in the past couple of years, which are all captured along with a link to the site in case I want to check the site for updates or more information. I can definitely recommend using the desktop app where possible, the web interface is fine but just not quite up to the same level as the desktop app for any serious note editing etc. However, you can definitely do a simple copy & paste to insert an image in a note and continue typing below (I assume the problem you were having was that you tried to use "attach file" to add an image, which won't give you any control over where the image is inserted; copy & paste will allow you to put it wherever you like). As Shimra said, the bookmarklet is pretty useful when you aren't using your own computer - other people are less likely to object to you essentially just adding a bookmark than they are to installing a browser extension (although I realise this might not always be possible - when I've been in that situation in the past I've just used a simple copy & paste to a new note in the web app, or I do what BurgersNFries suggested, emailing myself a link and clipping it properly later).
  5. I think there is an important distinction to recognise here between note editing tasks that require you to manually load something up in another app and then copy it across to EN (like the example of doing advanced text editing in another application), and those that can easily be done whilst using EN but with the help of an external application, without breaking the workflow. Image rotation can be done in a matter of seconds without really leaving EN (OK, you are technically opening another app, but you don't have to do anything to manually choose the other app and it can be done extremely quickly & without extra thought); just double click on the image (in EN) and it will almost instantly open up in whatever image editor you have set as the default for that image type (usually one of the basic lightweight image editing apps that comes as standard with the OS, such as Windows Photo Viewer on Win 7), you click the rotate button in that app, exit the app (most of the windows ones I've used will auto save the image) and you're done! OK, it takes fractionally longer than it would if the function was built into EN, but honestly, it is an incredibly quick process and requires virtually no extra thought or effort on the part of the user. Of course, this process won't be as quick if you have set the default image app to be something like Photoshop... but then why would you do that anyway?! :?
  6. I really like this feature suggestion, it would be a good compromise between those people who want only those tags associated with a particular notebook to show up & those of us who prefer to have all of our tags visible for all notebooks. Although I fall into the latter camp in general (my notebooks mostly don't represent completely different topics, so many of my tags could theoretically apply to any notebook), I do have some notebooks that are a bit more topic-specific and for those it would be handy to have some way of focusing attention on the most relevant tags without messing with the basic tag structure. I also like the idea of doing this with the tags too, I don't think it necessarily has to conflict with the dimming associated with notebooks; you won't always have a tag selected, so if you only want that notebook's tags highlighted then you just don't select any tags. Also, the two could use a different kind of highlighting/dimming that doesn't conflict, e.g. when selecting a notebook the irrelevant tags could be dimmed, and when selecting a tag the shared tags could be bolded. Isn't this a bit like "tag intersection" back in version 2? I can't quite remember how that worked (I only used the old Evernote briefly) but if I recall correctly there was some way to see which tags were shared in the same notes. I think the OP is talking about tags which are used on other notes with that tag; say I have a note tagged "recipe, vegetarian, beans" and one tagged "recipe, snack, sweet", if I click on the tag "recipe", the tags "vegetarian, beans, snack & sweet" would all be highlighted. That's what I'm talking about, anyway! I think the Delicious add-on for Firefox has something similar to this in the sidebar (can't remember exactly how it is implemented as I've moved over to Chrome now) if you want to see how much a feature might work.
  7. I like that idea. I think that, in general, the "saved searches" feature should be much more integrated with the notebooks &/or tags, more like the old auto-categories were in Evernote 2. And if it was done in such a way that we could then share these "auto-tags" &/or "auto-notebooks", that would be fabulous! I just don't use the saved searches much because it's a funny little tagged-on bit at the bottom that doesn't really mesh with the tag & notebook structure. If it were more fully integrated, so that saved searches behaved just like tags or notebooks (like auto categories in EN2), I would use it all the time.
  8. You can actually do this already in the desktop app, you just right click on the image and click "open with". This will open the image in your chosen software where you can make changes and when you save it the changed version is shown in the note. I've used this a few times and it's always served my purposes well.
  9. It would be fab if you could do this though... could you consider this a feature request, Evernote staff?
  10. Yeah, that does sound virtually identical to the T&Cs of most other web-based services I've looked at, as it's basically stating that they have the right to transmit your data across the internet, display it in your web browser, etc. It's always good to read the T&Cs for anything that may be handling sensitive data, but if you read the EN T&Cs in detail you'll see that the clause you draw attention to is followed by various points about the fact that the content will only be shared if you specifically grant that right, as in the case of 3rd party services that you use and so on. As for the "it's free, where's the catch" argument (which I agree is something you should always ask of anything that appears to be free of charge!), in the case of Evernote the "catch" is that you'll probably find the service so useful that you'll end up paying for the premium version (the "Freemium" model). They also have a little advertising box in the corner of the screen if you're a non-subscriber (I think, unless they've changed this since I used the free version) so they make a bit of money off that too.
  11. I haven't used Dropbox in a very long time now so I'm not sure which particular features it currently has that make "file handling much simpler" but I can give you one tip for creating an EN "dropbox" on your computer (assuming you have the desktop client installed) which I use all the time: use the "import folders" feature to create a folder that automatically uploads it's contents to EN. I have one on my desktop that I can just drag & drop files to, or select it as the destination folder when saving a file. I use this constantly for pdfs (and some other files) I download from the internet.
  12. Ahh, yet another example of something the old EN did! I love Evernote in it's current incarnation, and web synchronisation is far too useful for me to consider downgrading, but there were some real gems in the old version that haven't (yet) been implemented in the new one. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that some of them eventually make a reappearance! Smart tagging would be wonderful, and the old EN did it pretty well from what I remember. I've seen EN staff refer to saved searches as though they are an equivalent feature in previous posts, but I really don't think they perform the same function at all.
  13. I use both, depending on what kind of thing I'm bookmarking. If it's something that is very useful to a current project, or is something I feel I will want to refer back to frequently, or that I would want to always have available when searching for a particular kind of information, I'll put it in EN, usually as a proper webclip though, not just a link. I see EN as a kind of ultimate personal library as well as a notebook. I do put pure "bookmarks" in EN when I have a particular project I'm working on and I want to keep web references together, although I tend to put several links in one note for this purpose, rather than using a note for an individual bookmark. I'll often add a few notes as bullet points under each link too. Delicious gets my more traditional bookmarks, those "that might be useful/interesting" kinds of pages, sites I return to regularly, and links I want to share with other people. Some links end up in both EN & delicious too. I like the fact that delicious is well integrated with my browser (I have the firefox extension, which means I can access bookmarks via a sidebar, a toolbar, and now via the "awesomebar", which truly is awesome), and that delicious bookmarks are shared by default (by bookmarking something in delicious I'm helping others find it too). In fact, the "awesomebar" (address bar) integation is amazing - I can start typing the name of a website (either its address or title) or a delicious tag and it doesn't matter whether I've bookmarked it in delicious, my firefox bookmarks (which I rarely add to these days but still use for a few things) or I've just visited it at some point and it's in my browsing history. I'd love to see EN search results in there too, then I'd never have to remember where I've "put" something! Until EN is more integrated with my browser I doubt I'll be switching entirely to EN for bookmarking. It's great for many things, but it hasn't been designed specifically around bookmarking like delicious has, which, I feel, makes it less suited to the purpose.
  14. I just made a version of the Evernote search HotKey that uses Ctrl+Shift+F6 instead of Left Mouse Button+F6. You can have both versions in the script to give you the option of using either; I sometimes use the keyboard (shift+arrow keys or shift+ctrl+arrow keys) to select text instead of using the mouse, so now I don't need to move my hands from the keyboard to search Evernote! ;*********************************************** ;search EN for selected string - keyboard version ^+F6:: ;hotkey - ctrl+shift+F6 clipboard = ;Empty the clipboard sleep 100 Send ^c sleep 50 ClipWait ;Wait for the clipboard to contain text. WinActivate, Evernote ahk_class ENMainFrameWindow ;activate EN window Send {F6} Send ^v Send {Enter} return
  15. I've created an AutoHotKey (http://www.autohotkey.com/) script that (amongst other things) will send highlighted text to Evernote's search box & run the search; essentially this means you can use text in any document as an Evernote "search link". The shortcut key for it is a bit wierd, since I needed to find a combination that seemed logical but that didn't interfere with any existing shortcut keys I might want to use; it's Left Mouse Button+F6. So if you highlight text in a document using the mouse, just keep the mouse button held down and press F6 at the same time. The logic of this is that F6 is the key that jumps to Evernote's search box, so it's easier to remember if I use the same key! If you want to use a different hotkey, you need to change the bit that says "~LButton & F6" to something else (see the AutoHotKey documentation if you're not sure how to do this). Here's the code for just the bit that sends selected text to an Evernote search: ;***************************** ;search EN for selected string ~LButton & F6:: ;hotkey - hold down left mouse button & press F6 clipboard = ;Empty the clipboard sleep 100 Send ^c sleep 50 ClipWait ;Wait for the clipboard to contain text. WinActivate, Evernote ahk_class ENMainFrameWindow ;activate EN window Send {F6} Send ^v Send {Enter} return And here's a version that also checks to see if Evernote is running when you launch the script (if not, it presents you with the option to open Evernote): ; *********************************** ; check to see if Evernote is running IfWinNotExist, Evernote ahk_class ENMainFrameWindow { MsgBox, 4, Activate Evernote?, Evernote doesn't seem to be running. Open Evernote now? IfMsgBox Yes Run, Evernote } IfWinExist, Evernote ahk_class ENMainFrameWindow { TrayTip, , Evernote is running, 5, 1 } ;***************************** ;search EN for selected string ~LButton & F6:: ;hotkey - hold down left mouse button & press F6 clipboard = ;Empty the clipboard sleep 100 Send ^c sleep 50 ClipWait ;Wait for the clipboard to contain text. WinActivate, Evernote ahk_class ENMainFrameWindow ;activate EN window Send {F6} Send ^v Send {Enter} return I've also made a hotkey (ctrl+CapsLock) that clips to Evernote and opens the Tag Assignment dialog (it makes use of the built in shortcuts of pressing CapsLock twice to clip & ctrl+shift+t to open tag dialog): ;************************************************** ;ctrl+CapsLock to clip to EN & auto-open tag dialog ^CapsLock:: ;hotkey "ctrl+CapsLock" pressed Send {CapsLock 2} ;sends two capslocks WinWait , Evernote ahk_class ENAlertBox WinActivate, Evernote ahk_class ENMainFrameWindow ;activate EN window Send, ^+t ;sends ctrl+shift+t to open tag dialog return My full version of the script also includes jayp's script (http://forum.evernote.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=9202), which launches the Tag Assignment dialog when you click on a note's tag field. Disclaimer: I'm still learning AutoHotKey, so I can't promise these scripts will work perfectly, but they work fine for me!
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