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  1. On 3/17/2020 at 12:27 PM, Lemmy_Caution said:

    Is there a good alternative to Scannable for all my Android users?

    As an Android user and someone who loves the ease and use of Scannable, I really hate to admit it but I discovered my alternative is to use an iPad Pro (!).   While it’s not optimized for it, (think the iPhone app sideways at 12.9”) - it is a pleasure to use.   It’s snappy and, as I mentioned above, I can adjust auto-crop of individual pages as needed, send my scans to PDF Expert for annotation (the built-in annotation tool in Evernote no longer cuts it esp if you are using an Apple Pencil) and then save the PDF to Evernote for search and reference.

    While it’s a bit of an extreme “alternative” - it’s what I’ve settled on while upgrading my ancient (2007) MacBook to an iPad Pro.  I still use Scannable on my iPhone 5 for simpler scans that go directly to Evernote.

  2. 14 hours ago, DTLow said:

    As a workaround, feel free to click Allow, as this should not have any effect on your Mac or your Evernote account.

    @DTLow thanks for reporting and the update when the support team is still working on enabling my account to open tickets!

    I can confirm on desktop Safari on an iPad Pro, the footprint of the Evernote website in storage Settings (less than 1GB) doesn't reflect nearly as much as Safari requests (multiple GBs).

    I was perplexed the other day and support confirms the behavior.

  3. It’s really great to see this vote here.  I used Penultimate back in 2014 and recall being in awe of what I saw possible on my original iPad.  Fast forward to today and I admit, it’s been left in the dust by its competitor (which is I agree is kinda sad).   That said, I’m glad we have alternatives and yes, it’s dicey in regards to how they integrate with Evernote.

    I got an iPad Pro 3 weeks ago (seems like an eternity!) and after watching lots of YouTube videos and reading a lot of the input esp on this thread, I decided to get Nebo due to its superior handwriting recognition and conversion (and the higher probably Thai will show up sooner than later).

    On 1/27/2020 at 6:58 PM, EN_Enduser said:

    - "More" (another three dots button at the end of the app list). Make sure NOT to press the Evernote button that pops up before the three dots at this step!

    @EN_Enduser  thanks for this tip to use the “Copy to Evernote” option!  I finally have a Nebo note in Evernote now!    I am curious if you had the same behavior that I had when using the default Share to Evernote option - does the Share pane just hang and never create a note?    That’s the issue I ran into and glad you figured out an alternative way.

  4. Hi!   This is the first time I am trying the new channels to reach support since they overhauled the system.

    I have a bug to report and when I click:   https://help.evernote.com/hc/requests/new

    I get the attached screenshot - it just logs me out.

    If I attempt to click the re-login in the upper right-hand corner,  it just brings me to my notes.

    What is an alternative way to contact technical support to report a bug while this issue is being ironed out?

    evernote - attempt to email tech support.png

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  5. that experiment with evernote.com on Safari in iPadOS was short lasted.

    I have plenty of space on my device (only using 10%) and ran into a bug where I couldn’t paste a hyperlink into a note.

    Now when I open up the web client and try to paste in the note, it crashes Safari.

    I’ll try to look for the correct support channel to report this bug.

  6. +1 here - I am having this issue experimenting with Evernote web in Safari on iPadOS.

    Im guessing what is in common is those of us here have large Evernote databases (mine is over 20GB)

    It would be useful to have an option to limit the size of the cache.

    I am still grateful the iPadOS app and the web app don’t attempt to download the entire database like the desktop clients (which admittedly, has it’s own benefit working offline but I digress!)

  7. ok - i found a suitable workaround (and perhaps this is the intended use case?) 

    This works on the desktop and on the web:  create a new note and click on "Template" in the actual note body and search for "meeting notes" - it inserts the contents of the template in the desired business notebook.

    it would be nice to fix the "Use Template" button on the web to ask what notebook to create a new note based on the selected template.

    (and it while this is not web-related, it would also be nice to choose a business notebook as an import destination)


    Evernote - Meeting Notes - template.png

  8. hi!   I'm trying to create meeting notes in my business account and when I click on "Use Template" on this template, it always creates the note in my personal account even if I switch users in the web UI to my business user.

    What is my workaround?  I tried two:

    1. I'm not given the option to move the note from my personal to business notebook (like I used to be able to do back in 2014)
    2. on my desktop client (Windows), when I export the note and try to import the ENEX file, it doesn't ask me what notebook I want to import the notes into (so the note goes back into my personal account again!)

    wow this is frustrating.

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  9. I just bit the bullet over the holidays and decided Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and a few key Linux ports were stable enough to keep a 2007 MacBook humming & stay off an unsupported Mac OS X 10.7.5.  I did have to come to grips and let go of the desktop Evernote client to achieve this.  I started to realize I really only use the desktop to do large scale organization a few times a year (and even this habit is fading).

    Then I just saw this in the 2020 update 🤯

    The re-engineered web client (in limited release), the new mobile clients (in first preview), and the (as yet unreleased) new clients for Windows, Mac, and (yes!) Linux, along with the ongoing re-architecture and data migration we’ve been doing in the cloud, will set up Evernote to be able to innovate and ship with quality at a pace we haven’t seen in a long time.

    These infrastructural changes sound very impressive & glad some of us have been patient as we know the last few years have been rough at the edges sometimes.

  10. As a long time iOS user, I am giving Android another whirl w a Pixel 3a.

    I agree with @maiaz, the one feature I used quite frequently in Scannable was the ability to fix auto-cropping.

    If this one feature was folded into the Android app, I wouldn't miss Scannable as much.  My workaround right now is to be thankful Scannable still installs to an old iPhone 5 I have lying around!

  11. I am on Evernote 8.17.3 on an iPhone 8 on iOS 12.1.4

    i don’t have to force quit & while it’s very subtle, the delay between keystrokes is noticeable and annoying.

    I’ve been an iOS user since 2007 and ran an experiment to evaluate Android for 22 months.  I’m happy to be back to iPhone but to be honest, of all the apps I depend on, I was a bit shocked to have a better experience on an entry model Android (j7).  Something went really downhill the last 2 years in the iOS dept over at Evernote!  The iOS app used to be *very* good.

    I hope this gets fixed quickly.

    I’d like to see a temporary workaround, if anything, for new notes while they sort out the bigger picture.



  12. Hi! i have an Android j7 on Nougat (Evernote 8.6) & when i create a new Camera note and take a picture, it returns to a blank note.

    no error message is given & wondering who i can send my log to to see if an error is thrown but not caught.

    my current workaround is to touch the camera icon on the same note and keep retaking the photo until it attaches.

    it usually takes 2 or 3 times so its pretty annoying.


  13. 25 minutes ago, Sayre Ambrosio said:

    From what I've heard in regards to iOS 10 in general there are some lag issues throughout the entire OS. I have horrible lag in iMessage and Facebook at the moment but none in Evernote or email. They just released a update for the Public beta of iOS 10 the other day which is 10.1 (14B55c). Maybe try enrolling your device in the public beta program and trying the update? Worth a shot.

    Hmm - I'm pretty happy with iOS10 overall. I have no performance issues with Mail.app, Messenger, Facebook, or any other app I use regularly.  In fact, I have to admit I enjoy Safari on steroids but I digress :)

    It's a good data point to know that you don't experience lag in Evernote on iOS10.   How many notes are in your database?  How large is your Evernote folder [for the account you use on iOS] on Mac OS X?

    Like to hear a few more people chime in (and talk to support as needed) before going the beta route!


  14. For the record, lag has been an ongoing issue for lots of peeps in this forum.

    Evernote on iOS9 worked great - zero lag on my iPhone 5s.   As soon as I upgraded to iOS10, the lag is now unbearable.

    Is anyone else running into this issue?

    Any developers out there know enough about iOS10 to know what in the new OS introduces a performance issue in Evernote?

    I have 15k personal notes and 2k business notes and just want to make clear I was incredibly happy with Evernote running on iOS9 - no lag whatsoever on an iPhone 5s with a database this size (including search!) 

    I think it's reasonable to have good performance on iOS10 that matches or exceeds iOS9 (or worst case, "slight" degradation would be fine!)

  15. it's been awhile since I've seen the new UI to the forums and happy to see we can vote up this idea!

    While I absolutely would like to move notes between personal and business on the web in general, I realized, today, the root of the issue is when I'm in my "Business Notes" view and click "+" to create a new note, it defaults to my default personal notebook.  This is not intuitive and then requires me to go to my desktop or mobile to move the note to a business notebook.

    This is just plain clumsy UX design IMHO.

    I have to agree with @ianfm that Evernote Business use cases should have priority so I hope someone on the team is listening!

  16. Oops - I didn't meant to get everyone off topic here - sorry about that.


    I mentioned Highrise HQ because my experiment trying to do everything in Evernote lost steam after a year.   To be honest, I want to continue to use Evernote - I hate thinking my data lives outside of Evernote and that if I need to find something, I need to search multiple systems.


    I never thought about Hello's potential around CRM - that's a really great insight - I just went to the Evernote hello page and sad to see they pulled the plug on this app along with Food.


    This pretty much confirms this is a job for an Evernote 3rd party developer to implement something more lightweight than salesforce.


    I'm really curious why developers are stopped by this idea - this is not the first time it has been suggested (see @Robert's comment)

  17. @War Eagle,  I love your use cases, amen!


    Also - I did try sharing just the TOC page with someone and while they could see it just fine, if the person tried to click on any of the links, it prompted them to log into their Evernote account (which he does not have).  I want to be able to share this notebook/set of articles with anyone, whether they have an Evernote account or not - will moving this Notebook to a Premium or new free account allow for this?  Is it easy to move a notebook over to my Premium or new free account?


    I feel you @Steve, you hit on pretty big pet peeves of mine - one of the nicest things about the old public notebook interface was the ability to click around notes like you were navigating through pages of a wiki.  I had my hopes up earlier this year when Postach.io said they would be open to addressing the interlinking issue by translating links to inter-post links.  Well, it's Nov 2015, they are not responding to this matter, and sad to see they haven't implemented what could possibly been a decent replacement for public notebooks (and maybe their path to being acquired by Evernote!)


    And if you haven't figured out it out already, note links get broken as you move notes back and forth between accounts and personal and business notebooks.  I would be fine with a personal notebook workaround if it wasn't for corrupted note links when I convert the notebook into a business notebook later.  The note link issue has been discussed here.


    At the end of the day, I agree wholeheartedly that businesses have plenty of reasons to share their notes with those outside the organization.   It shouldn't be much different from the way permissions are handled with Google Drive and there are plenty of proponents for creating a commons, a place for all our publicly shared notes - this is how we learn, as a community, from each other!   Forums can only take us so far ;-)

  18. Thank you so much for this update - glad to hear it's being addressed!

    @gazumped - for the record, I personally make the "universal fix" tends to be a last resort due to the downtime required to redownload & more critically, reconfigure all the settings (I've made an enh request to keep settings in the cloud last year - others please request if u see value in this :)

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  19. hey everyone!  glad I stumbled into this thread - just starting to evaluate Slack again (yes I've been slackin! lol)


    First, for the record, I have a particular perspective of "note-driven chats" that Work Chat implements - I don't think Work Chat is just meant for vanilla "chatter"


    My biggest gripe of both platforms is the lack of threaded conversations - good news is apparently the feature is up the pipe and given the design decisions that need to be made, it's no surprise it's taking them a long time to implement (many of us know the mess Google Wave was and I've had mixed results with Rizzoma, a successor that does a better job at tasks and plays around with the notion of "conversation maps" (but misses the mark usability-wise))


    Has anyone made any head way simulating sharing notes in Slack like the way it works in Work Chat?


    I found a IFTTT integration and the issue is it shares *every* note - it would be nice if it were triggered by a tag perhaps.


    Anyone find a way to easily share selective notes in Slack?


    I, too, look forward to a formal integration allowing me to attach notes to my Slack channels

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  20. I'm having trouble getting the public URLs for existing public notebooks and found this thread  - I actually had no idea this has been an ongoing battle since the thread was started in Aug 2014.   As a fellow educator (@GrumpyMonkey, I appreciate all your shares), it not only makes me sad, it makes me sad to listen to all the reactions around the removal of this feature - I feel for each and every one of you.   I'm wondering in Sept 2015, has this menu item been removed again?  I no longer see "Publish" in the right-click menu...where are we supposed to copy the URLs of existing public notebooks?


    I have to admit, this is the kind of turmoil around a feature makes me question Evernote's commitment as well.   I have no issues with a zillion changes to the UI - as long as the underlying use case to enable Evernote users to share knowledge publicly without the use of emails and/or logins is preserved.  I could care less if I had a "publish public notebook" option through Work Chat - awkward, yes, functional, we'll live.


    We collect, gather, and collaborate knowledge with an intent to share at some point in our lives - it is only natural as you become a subject matter expert, that at some point you will feel comfortable "going public" and make a broader impact.   This is the fundamental nature of contribution and if you take a moment to think about it, public notebooks constitute how our Evernote community, as a whole, contributes to the world - it is our way of making a mark in the world as a community!   Public notebooks enable our Evernote community to make a difference with just about any person on the planet who has access to the net and public content feasibly makes an impact well beyond the lifetime of account users.   This is the nature of the Internet, hardly a new concept.


    Now I realize there is a need for people to keep notes private - I have plenty :)   I just believe every Evernote user has the right to share publicly.   To deny this right feels like the wrong direction and to be quite frank, a loss of freedom.


    I do think Postach.io was a step in the right direction and now that the offering is no longer freemium, we've limited the ability to share our notes yet again.  I always thought Evernote should have acquired and integrated Postach.io to replace its dated public notebook interface in some way.   Something that has always been superior about the public notebook interface is how it handled note links between notes in the same notebook not to mention its search interface.


    Thanks @GrumpyMonkey for sharing your public notebook - you are an inspiration indeed.   Here is a public notebook I built for an intentional dance community that is dear to my heart - it contains a guide written in 2011 that was put in the Creative Commons:




    It make me sad the blood sweat & tears of countless volunteers over the course of over 14 years may not live publicly through Evernote's channels.   Sure, we have published to a variety of other channels like wikis and social networks - Evernote just happens to be a tool that makes the job of a community historian a near zero effort.


    So I'm going to step off my soapbox...if you are someone who has a public notebook you feel quite passionate about, make yourself be heard.   Post the link to a public notebook (yours or perhaps even someone else's) - help us understand the impact you feel it being public makes and why Evernote is the perfect tool for the job!

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