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  1. Evernote does not give out any information on plans to fix things or implement new things. The use of the Chrome viewer for seeing pdfs seems to be an important part of their development plans for Evernote. Whether there are any plans to improve the Chrome viewer, or whether there is any way for the developers to work around the known issues, is completely unknown. So it appears to be something we all have to live with.
  2. Unfortunately, and sadly, I have to agree. I spent a lot of time making Evernote work for me with notebooks and tags. Huge number of tags. It meant that I could generally find things very quickly. However, it was becoming more and more depressing to see the increasing number of backward steps that were being made in 'upgrades.' So I recently made the switch to a competitor product. Some 20,000 notes have now been transferred across, and so far I am liking the feature set. A couple of things that I miss, but not many. A lot of new features that I really like. If Evernote is able to introduce some major changes, and get them right, I might come back. Otherwise, I will be canceling my automatic renewal. I don't see the legal option being a viable one, because it is expensive, and there is probably at least one wiggle out clause preventing damages for lost data, etc. Evernote was a good product for many years, but I fear that new and bigger entrants into the notes arena have left Evernote for dead in the dust. But for me, it became time to move on.
  3. Add me to the list - in fact, I have already migrated all of my notes. It was painful, but now that it is done I am really liking the features of my new option.
  4. I got an update to 1803 last night... interestingly, the notes said that support for Linux within Windows is getting better. Have to check out how that works when I have a couple or 6 hours to 'spare'!!
  5. That's a feature of Revo, I guess. You have the option to force an uninstall, and just delete everything that comes up... I watched an IT from work remove Microsoft Office from my computer that way - he just selected everything, and pressed delete. Why, when I do that, do I always have problems with it?! Definitely do a registry back-up before doing anything!
  6. \Sarcasm\ Doesn't look like it - in fact, the opposite seems to be happening - the white space increases in proportion to the build number. Soon we will need a 6 foot wide monitor just to fit two columns. \sarcasm\
  7. Good luck with finding a 'better' alternative than Evernote. There are things I dislike about EN - one is the size of the new note button. Another is the absence of support for touch-screens (in particular, I would like the ability to add a button to assign tags to my notes - it is painful to have to click on note/tag every time I want to add tags). I have looked extensively at OneNote, but its support for tags is pitiful in comparison. If you have multiple tags on notes, good luck with getting them to import into OneNote easily!
  8. Hey Ed, how did you find out about Project Sprinkles - I thought everything that the devs at Evernote was supposed to be shrouded in a fog thicker than the infamous London Pea-souper fogs of a few years ago? However, I fully support the focus on projects that actually mean something to the majority of EN users!
  9. @WeCanLearnAnything, I get the same problem when using my Surface Book 2 - however, if I open the note in its own Window, I can enter text, etc. I have yet to figure out how to select a block of text in touch mode to do a cut or a copy and paste. Overall, I find the touch mode to be not user friendly - no ability to add an Insert tags button to the toolbar, for example.
  10. I rarely use emojis - partly because I have never felt the need to get my head around what they mean. Seriously, when there are 13,000 of them, who has time or capacity in their brain for all those things?! Seriously, I do understand that software development doesn't always go the way you want or even expect it to go. There has to be 13,000,000 different combinations of things that other programmers can do with a web page that can mess with your plans. I know you didn't plan to have things go that way. So what about in addition to the release notes, share what didn't go according to plan that you have to spend time on fixing. Then we can at least share your pain! I thought at one point there were "oops" lists of things that didn't make it to this update - can we have it back if there was - or give me some good reasons why we can't have it?
  11. I can also confirm that in 6.11.2, there is FINALLY a fix for resizing images inline. I used to use it a lot, but several versions ago it went crazy, so I stopped trying to resize images. I needed to resize one tonight, and it changed both top and side proportionally (or should that be bottom and side? I don't care, whatever works for you!). Nice to see that some things eventually get fixed. Now if we could just get those pdfs back to being able to drag them to the desktop or another program (especially email), Evernote would be back to being cool for me.
  12. For pdfs, if you show all pdfs as attachments (in the option dialog) and then show them inline, you can see that pdf. However, as soon as you go away from that note and come back to the one that was OK, the attachment is just a gray line that you can't click on to change anything. Just upgrading to 6.11.2 to see if that changes anything. OK, the pdfs are now visible inline, but I still can't drag and drop them to my desktop, so still frustrating that I can't work the way I used to be able to work, and now want to work.
  13. I think the user defined is important. Not just the font size, but the line/paragraph spacing too. I know that is getting to be like a word processor, but to me those features are very basic so should be included.
  14. I also agree with the previous comments. One of the reasons I liked Evernote was it's ability to make reviewing pdfs relatively painless. I did have a brief exploration of OneNote recently, but that is disastrous for handling pdfs. You can add the file, and/or 'print' the file as a png - no ability to scroll through the pages easily. Yes, I have pdf solutions on my desktop that allow me to do everything I need, but the pdf viewer in the Windows version sucks now - but not enough to drive me to trying another note-keeping program (yet!).
  15. Or get Windows 10 Pro, install and configure Bitlocker, then shut down your machine when you leave it... Is it a PITA? Yes. Is it secure? If you believe Microsoft yes - truth is, I don't know for sure. I have it installed on my work laptop, so some corporate IT departments must believe it is secure!
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