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  1. I tried to deal with the problem by using the TEMP solution. It worked in that I no longer get an error message when installing. It hasn't worked in that installing simply leaves me with 4.6.3. I have W64. I do not have any version of Outlook (though I do have other Office 64 progs). Given the amount of time that the problem has been extant without a proper, simple solution, the message to me is that Evernote cannot be trusted with important info or anything that needs to be relied on. When my premium contract ends I will not renew, and I will use other solutions for important info. Given the very minor importance of most updates, I am amazed that they let through an error that can basically bork the whole program.
  2. I don't think that is the whole story. I don't have keywords on any of my pages, but Google has no problems in finding the pages from the content.
  3. A mostly nocturnal creature who loves sleep and inactivity. 8)
  4. I have to say that I am happy to accept Dave Engberg's statement that it is the intention to put all the 2.2 functionality into 3 with the caveat that there may have to be some workarounds when they get into the detail. If they knew how everything needed to be done, they would already have done it so I accept a measure of uncertainty and that the statement was made with knowledge and in good faith. I do understand where salgud is coming from in his desire to see Phil say the same. He is obviously very important and has not shown in public an understanding of the value of the 2.2 functionality that is missing from 3. And the long delay before Dave explained the situation. BUT I don't believe that it will be possible to get anywhere with such a level of distrust. Whatever Phil (or Dave) says, there will always be something unsaid. Dave has been very clear. I am happy to believe him and take things forward in a positive way.
  5. Makes sense to me. Certainly seems as if the made up alphnumberic is the most straightforward solution - at least for everyone that's not already used to something else. I can't see how the @ can be made to fit, even if you move from _ since it has a much bigger usage in email addresses that people would expect to search in. At least it is clear that the made up alphanumeric will always work, and that other solutions will be you trying artificially to make things fit for people who want to use symbols.
  6. so what you really need is a list of symbols that are treated as something other than punctuation. The issue seems to be that punctuation is ignored for the purposes of indexing. When searching for docs on my computer I do expect to use * as wildcard and to find words in quotes (and only in quotes) etc.
  7. I understand the explanation - and the issue is not a problem for me. I never did like the GTD use of @. But I assume that this worked in 2.2, so why has it changed for 3?
  8. This sounds like very good news. I understand why the beta was launched - even if it is seen as very early. I don't mind if it takes a year or two years for the 2.2 features to be incorporated in 3.0. After all, it's not as if 2.2 has been taken away from me. What I do need, though, is a list of those features that will (eventually) be incorporated into 3.0, and even more importantly a list of those that won't. A lot of the comments have been triggered, I think, by a fear that features felt as important will never get into 3.0. A message to 'power users' saying "Here's 3. See what you think. Don't try switching everything to it yet, because it will take us a few months/years/decades to get all the 2.2 functionality into it but we will get it there eventually (and let you know ASAP if there's a feature we think we can't get over)" would have been very helpful. Still would be. It's good to be able to continue with 2.2, but, however long they are supported, we all know that old versions are dead programs walking and so we need to look ahead at the next stage. I've looked at Vista and know I'm not going there. I'll wait for the Vista successor to see what I do with most of our machines, but I'm attending to the future by making sure that Linux is installed on all of them now (as well as XP Pro) to give people a chance to get used to it.
  9. Thanks for this. I never thought EN wanted to own the data, and obviously the data itself is pretty safe and can be exported atm. It is the organisation of the data, and the tags etc, that is the issue, because that does take quite a lot of work/time and it is important to be confident that it can be got out structure intact that is important. Does not matter immediately (otherwise I would not be using EN), but important that it can be done should the need ever develop.
  10. Having UR, I cannot see it as a replacement for EN. Just not as convenient to get info in. Better notetaking and text editing abilities, and better outliner too, but not as useful as an info store. Have never tried InfoSelect. Always seemed expensive, and I wonder about the update strategy for a product that supports Palms but not PPC.
  11. I started as a 2.2 user, and have had a look at 3.0. For most uses, I miss the lost features of 2.2 but do see a few things I would use 3.0 for in preference to 2.2. However, one of the questions I always ask with databases is whether the format/software/hardware will live as long as I need the data to. When I looked for a database prog for my photos, one essential feature was that it could export into a mainstream database format or used a mainstream database format. Having everything in a mainstream format is about the only way of ensuring access in to the long term. Evernote may change the format dramatically and stop support for the old format. Evernote may go bust. Windows may change dramatically (and, much more likely, I may switch completely to Linux). So, for me to put a lot in that I may want very long term means that I need to be certain I can access it again (as a database), even if Evernote is no more. I don't see a way to export a database so that it can be read by other programs (I'm sure it can be done, but its not something I would want to try to do). If a program is used by a vast number of people then new programs will offer ways of importing the data into them, but this is less likely if the program is less popular (eg virtually all email progs could import emails from Outlook Express, virtually none could import from Calypso). Currently Evernote is not so huge that its hugeness offers protection. There is a tradition of proprietary programs not offering good export facilities. I assume this is because they think it makes it harder for users to leave (I'm not sure that's right because a lot of people like me won't go in if they think they may find leaving difficult), so I do understand this. But at least for the moment, I think I'm a bit wary of putting long-term stuff into Evernote, unless there is some reassurance about how I could migrate the data back out again. My confidence is not helped by the fact that you cannot import 2.2 databases into 3 and retain the organisation and functionality that they had with 2.2.
  12. I think you misunderstand the nature of venture capital. It isn't debt and is basically a calculated gamble. Most venture capital investments don't pay off. Some do OK. The real gain is from the very few that win massively. The $6m is already spent from the venture capitalists point of view. They will hope it pays off. If they see the future looking good, they will be happy to put more money in. They will know it takes a lot of time for these investments to get to the stage of making profits. What it does mean is that the goal is a very big one. They have spent a few years developing the product and getting themselves into the market. The goal from conception to investment was never to support power users, it was to provide something to help almost everyone. From that point of view it has to move on to the net. The only alternative would be to get into the business & education markets in a big way, and it is very hard (and expensive) to do that with a single product; especially when MS already has OneNote. The real question is whether simplifying the options (as they seem to be in 3) is really the way to go. Most of us don't see why the much valued features of 2.2 can't be kept. Most very successful products have power users and a majority of users who never use 95% of the features, but feel more comfortable knowing that they are there if they are wanted. If they are looking at viral marketing (and the 'invitation' strategy and beta format is a classic method), then it will certainly be a problem if there are a lot of vocal 2.2 users complaining all over the net about lost features. So, hopefully, they will address these issues. Gmail got where it is because the people (mostly power users) who were invited in early thought it was much better than the alternatives.
  13. Opera.... that would be fantastic. Please add if at all possible. Thanks. Absolutely right. The best desktop browser, though not the most popular due to the marketing power of MS & the Free Firefox campaign, and the only decent choice for mobile phones and PDAs.
  14. Don't mind it myself, though I'd like more flexibility, but there is a Treeview plugin that gives 3 levels in the tree (notebook, section, page). But as a user of both ON and EN, I don't see them as competitors. I use EN for basically chaotic material and On for stuff that is basically organised. I do see 2.2 & 3 as competitors & for 95% of the stuff I'd want to use EN for it is 2.2 that wins.
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