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  1. Common situation: - Title my new note - Add one tag - Tab to the Note field, realizing I forgot an important tag OMG, now I have to use the mouse to get back! OK, so this isn't an enormous productivity inhibitor, but it would be nice to be able to shift-tab back to the tags field to continue typing tags. I'm not sure how this would work once you're actually in and typing the note. Tab inserts a tab, rather than moving to the next field. So it might be strange to have shift-tab take you out of the note. Then again, almost every time I want to use this feature it's before I've typed anything in the note field. Thanks for listening, Doug
  2. The new Clipper interacts with Toodledo in such a way that it throws up this warning. It doesn't impinge functionality, but it's a hassle. Disabling the extension in Chrome makes the warning go away.
  3. In many cases that quick answer would be appropriate, but in this case it isn't. If you try that search yourself within the forum, you'll see you won't find any relevant results, which is, I suspect, why TM asked the question. Windows users can change the location of their database using Evernote, but Mac users can't (yet). Google (outside the Forum) is more helpful. Here's an article describing how to move the EN database to an encrypted volume. It's from 2010, so the location it describes for the database is probably different than yours. And it's using Disk Image to create the encrypted volume, but I expect the procedure with TrueCrypt should be the same: http://www.documentsnap.com/how-to-encrypt-evernote-on-mac-osx/
  4. aa101, if you're on a Mac, and you want to store passwords and account information, use 1Password.com. It's a great app, designed specifically for this task (unlike Evernote), and it automatically encrypts all your sensitive information, while giving you access to it. Evernote's fantastic for storing lots of things, but not passwords / account info.
  5. I want to reiterate ahilborne's frustration with the tag interface on the web clipper. jbignert, I'm using the extension on Chrome, on the Mac. It's really very, very helpful to be able to enter keywords without having to use the mouse. I find I'm able to do this with the clipper, but it's cumbersome. Here's my process: A title<TAB>initial string for a tag<Evernote suggests two tags><ARROW DOWN TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT ONE> <RETURN><Continue...> The arrow down is awkward, but it's not a deal-killer. The real problem is that when there's only one tag suggestion (for example, if I type enough so that Evernote is suggesting only one tag), I'm not able to just hit return to choose it.If I do, I get the incompletely-typed word as a new tag, as ahilborne describes. So I *still* have to use the arrow, and that's really annoying. So how do you give people the ability to add a new tag that's a shorter version of a longer tag that's in the database? For example, "food" instead of "foodsafety"? Maybe a shift-return to do that. Or, make the default <RETURN> the key to add a new, shorter tag, and allow a shift-return to enter the longer tag that's being suggested. Or <TAB> to accept the full suggestion. Both <SHIFT-RETURN> and <TAB> are much easier to type than the down arrow. Thanks for listening.
  6. Yep, you're right. Rereading the API documentation, it's clear: "San Francisco" o matches: "The hills of San Francisco" o does not match: "San Andreas fault near Francisco winery" I think what threw me is the way EN shows both the search string and the individually matched words in the search results... even when they're not together: Confusing! Thanks for clearing this up.
  7. Hi, I know I can search for a phrase within a note *title* using the structure intitle:"a specific phrase" But as far as I can tell, I can't search for "a specific phrase" in the note body. Entering "a specific phrase" in the search bar yields, according to the API documentation, a search for "a" and "specific" and "phrase" -- which returns lots of unwanted results, since it doesn't matter where the words occur, or how often. Could we have a modifier that parallels the "intitle:" modifier, like "innote:" or "innotebody:" or some other way to search for a specific string in the body of a note? Thanks, Doug EDIT: I'm wrong -- enclosing the phrase in quotations does search it as a phrase. Read the replies to see.
  8. The web client contains a "Remove Formatting" button which (I believe) converts the selection into plain text. Unfortunately, the Mac client doesn't have this feature (and it's one I use a lot). It would be great to have this "remove formatting" feature on the Mac.
  9. I just discovered the 'power user' feature to search within title -- that's a great help in reducing irrelevant search results in large databases. I'd like to request a "search within paragraph" feature. This would advance Evernote's quest for world information management domination by allowing Evernote to act as a more structured database. Use case 1: Searching meeting notes I want to find meetings that Bill attended; I don't want to return results where we talked about Bill, or where we talked about billing a client, etc. I structure my all meeting notes so that they contain a paragraph that lists attendees, like this: Participants: Bill, Jane, Chun Li Using the "search within paragraph" function, I create a query to find all notes where "Participants:" and "Bill" are in the same paragraph. Voila! A perfect set of search results. Use case 2: Searching journal entries I want to find journal entries that I wrote when I was in Hawaii (and not ones that mention Hawaii as a place I'd like to go). I "search within paragraph" for "#WrittenIn" and "Hawaii" and find just the notes I'm looking for. You can see where this is going: the "FieldName:" or #FieldName text labels a (freeform) database field, and the "search within paragraph" feature allows me to find records (notes) that have specific text in that specific field. I think it'd be a lovely addition to EN's functionality (if it doesn't exist already?) Thanks, Doug
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