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  1. I use an Epson Workforce WF3640 AIO to do exactly what you are wanting to do. Device sits on its own, not cabled to anything. You can set it up for a variety of "Cloud" destinations - I have it set to send to scans to Evernote or Google Drive. No PC necessary. Drop the document in the feeder, mash a couple of buttons and off it goes to the cloud server. Can send image as PDF or JPG, B/W or Color, Letter or Legal, One sided or Two sided. Cost is around $100 plus or minus - available at Office Depot, Amazon, etc. Also works well as a Google Cloud Printer. If you want to save a few bucks, get the WF3620. Only difference is that one has just one paper drawer.
  2. I am having a similar problem. I wrote up a note using the handwriting input this morning on my Android tablet. I saved the note when done and told Evernote to sync. I went to the web client and the note was not there. Other edits and changes to notes I made and saved at the same time and would have been included in the same sync did show up on the web client. The handwritten note still shows up in Evernote on the tablet, so its still there and is saved - I have closed out the Evernote app several times. So the sync did sync - at least for some of the changes I made, but did not sync the handwritten note. Any ideas?
  3. It would be nice if Evernote would give the user a heads up that the subscription renewal is coming up - maybe a week ahead of time, especially with the changes in the subscription levels and the fact that changes can't be made after the fact without difficulty.
  4. And don't forget BACON! That's like blaming gravity for a sagging gut. That's what I do. Gravity and delicious, fattening, Brazilian food. On yeah, then there's beer. Did i mention age? LOL It's all someone else's fault.
  5. These seem like awfully large files, even for text books. Do you know how they were created? If they were scanned, they may have been scanned at overly high resolutions (300 dpi is more than enough) and may have been scanned as color even though the document is B/W. If you have access to a copy of Adobe Acrobat, you could try using it to optimize the scanned file. You could also run it through the compression utility at smallpdf.com I just ran a 1400 page engineering report that was about 70 MB in size and it compressed it (basically reducing the resolution) to about 30 MB. And still very readable.
  6. I had contacted Doxie about this very subject back in November. Their response was: "Unfortunately the scans aren’t sent directly from the scanner to the cloud service – they still go through the companion software first." Greg
  7. I use the web version of Evernote in the Chrome browser - not the beta of the web version. I print by right clicking on the note snippet in the middle column and select Print... This brings up the Google Chrome Print screen, showing a preview of the printed page(s). You are correct that if you try to print from the view of the note - either the view in the right column or the view in a separate window, you get a blank page - at least in the print preview screen.
  8. I work at several different locations on employer's machines and use the web version since I can't (and don't want to) install my Evernote data on those machines. I also use a Chromebook and Chromebox and my main personal computers and use the web version through them.
  9. I'll second the choice of the Epson Workforce scanner family. I got the WF-3640 and use it to scan directly to Evernote or Google Drive. (In scan to Google Drive if I need to do some sort of manipulation or editing of the document or image). This scanner really makes it simple and easy to scan stuff - don't have to fire up the computer, don't have to load up Adobe or other software, Just drop the paper into the doc feeder, mash a couple of buttons and off it goes. Can probably pick up one of these for $120 or so.
  10. Hey Scott, I think I might know what he is talking about. I have been doing receipts in Evernote now for 3 years, and i am still not satisfied on the best way I should use it. The biggest thing Evernote does is it SAVES IT -- you can throw the paper way -- you now always have the receipt and that benifit is HUGE. But does Evernote save me any time getting my expensese together? For Receipts, Not really. Once you take the picture, you have to name it, tag it correctly (or it will just be lost in the mess) but then you have to, at some later date enter the amount in a spreadsheet or accounting program. Wouldn't it be GREAT if there was an app that lets you take a pic of a receipt, you can text in the amount, have the app grab the date and time (as a default -- which you can change if you are taking the picture much later than the expense) put that date and time and amount in a spreadsheet then send that info to Evernote AND a spreadsheet which you can later upload into an accounting software. As it is now you still have to manually type in all these numbers in later Bujanda, Nope . . . . there is really not an easier way of doing this. When I first started keeping receipts in evernote I scanned EVERY receipt . . well that didn't last long at all. It just isn't worth it for me. Now I just scan major purchases, and or when I am on Trips I will scan everything -- Gas, toll roads, even Coffee -- just sort of want to know what I'm spending on trips. My every day at home receipts . . .its just not worth the time to scan them IMOP, I put everything on credit cards and the numbers are there on the monthly bill -- which I DO scan into Evernote and can search and find it on the credit card bill Major Purches, yes, Job related refundable expenses, yes, All the rest? not worth the time So how do it? TAKE THE TIME TO NAME AND TAG YOUR RECEIPT CORRECTLY -- it will save you a lot of time later ================= Tagging Receipts ================= Every Receipt I take a picture of gets AT LEAST these tags "Receipt" "Jul" (or whatever month it is I keep my month tags 3 characters) "2014" (or whatever year)Lets say I get lazy, or busy (because I am on Evernote forum broads writing posts when I should be doing my accounting) and I don't look at my expenses for a month or so. When I finally get doown to doing them a simple search "Tag:jun Tag:receipt: Tag:2014" Will get me ALL of my receipts for the month of June. how about all the Receipts for the YTD search "Tag:2014 tag:Receipt". Planning a trip to the same place you were last year in Aug? Search :"Tag:receipt Tag:aug tag:2013 tag:trip" BINGO all my expenses from trips in august of last year, Now once i am at my desktop I use Hyperlinks "Copy Note Link" and for trips (business or pleasure) I have a master Index page which has all my hyperlinks to the various notes, reservations. Each Trip has its own Master Index page for the airline tickets, mass transit Maps and a list of all my expenses, At each of the notes I have a hyper link back to the index page. The trip Index pages are linked to my Main Trip Index for all my years. Trips in 20014, trips in 2013 etc. My own personal hyperlinks are the easiest way to get to my related pages on my phone -- works WONDERFULLY in my iPhone but hyperlinks never worked in my windows phone one of the reason why I finally broke down and bought an iPhone ============== Naming Receipts ============== How do I name my receipts Receipt - Starbucks - 2014-07-23 - $4.85 Receipt - HomeDepot - Supplies - 2014-07-23 - $4.85 Receipt - Toll Road - 2014-07-23 - $3.00 Invoice - CC Contruction Co, - 2014-07-23 - $3,000.00 Bill - ATT Phone - 2014-07 - $45.00 Bill - Evernote Premium - 2014-07 - $45.00 Basically I can see most of what I need to know right in the name -- the date or just month and year. I can see is it a bill, receipt, or invoice? -- and how much was it, the most important thing to read in the title, you don't want to be opening each note to find out how much You could do away with the date tag by using the created criterion in your search syntax. Using the Created criterion is fine if you are diligent in imaging the receipt the day it is issued. Me - I tend to do all this stuff on the weekend when I have a weeks worth piled up in front of me. Call it a character flaw.
  11. I would not rely on the OCR of a PDF's contents to be able to find it in the future. Its getting better, but I personally don't think its good enough to rely on solely. I would still use notebooks, tags, note titles and keywords to effectively index and locate notes and documents. My "day job" is document imaging for a state agency. A lot of the historical documents that had been imaged were done so by outside contractors. The indexing of those documents were hit and miss in a lot of cases. (this state agency uses a in-house built image database, not Evernote, but I think my observations are the same) I don't know what kind of documents you are looking at imaging and how much granularity you want in the indexing. If you are looking to have a fair amount of detail in the indexing, I would not rely on the outside contractor to do that. Using Evernote, I would suggest have them scan the documents and put them in some general notebooks that can be further refined by someone in your organization - i.e letters, reports, invoices, receipts - whatever works for you. Then if you need to take it further, do it yourself (or someone in your organization). I don't think the outside contractor and the people they have do this would be dependable to index to much detail.
  12. Thanks CoffeeFirst for the heads up on cloudhq.net. I do use Google Docs for most of my writing, even if it is destined for filing in Evernote. The formatting options seem to be better and are preserved more consistently. And like you point out, you can use it even if you are off line (I'm also a Chromebook user - and have pretty well moved off of all things MS).
  13. I brought this up the early part of December and after some discussion here, Gaz filled a support ticket on my behalf. Evernote support got back to me after a bit and suggested I uninstall and then reinstall Evernote and this should solve the problem (I am seeing this problem in Evernote for Windows). What with the holidays and all that was going on, I have not had a chance to do this - its on the schedule for this weekend. Might want to give it a try.
  14. GM, thanks for the link to the excellent blog post. As an aside, the limits on amount of storage available refer to what you "upload". Although I have never come close to hitting the upper limit, I have wondered if content that you clip into Evernote using the web clipper or content that is dumped into Evernote via e-mail counts against that upload limit. Or is it just the bits and bytes that are sent from my desktop Evernote to the servers in the sky?
  15. Looks like you can. There is an app in Google Play Store for Google Cloud Print. I just went to a page in Chrome on my Galaxy S3, tapped the Menu button and then selected Share. One of the "Share" options was Google Cloud Print. Selected that and all of my Cloud Printer options came up, including my little HP 1000 that I print to.
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