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  1. Yes! PLEASE! More important than any of the new bells and whistles. As a general principle it would be great if Evernote staff did a thorough review of usability before they embark on any feature changes.
  2. It's possible to enlarge the text to a legible size in notes, but after all these years Evernote still does not seem to allow us to decide what size text we see (or squint at) in the list of notes or in the sidebar. That's annoyingly primitive, it seems. Legibility is more important than new bells and whistles.
  3. Yes, but not if the system is not implemented on any iOS devices. If Evernote would fully implement nested tags on all platforms, and allow one to browse and edit tags without digging into the settings, I'd adopt them as my organizational system in a heartbeat. Until then, they are just another half-measure. PS: The ability to browse information stored in categories is important in a large information system. Remembering precisely what to search for, including what tags are available, gets overwhelming. In your house, you search for a shovel by first going to your garage and "browsing" there. You don't search the whole house. And shovel is easy because you know it's name but what about that "thingy" that you named a year and a half ago and put somewhere. Well, if it's a garden tool, you "browse" in the place where you keep garden tools. (Yes, you can search Evernote in a particular notebook, but that gets us back to nested notebooks. Catch 22!)
  4. Yeah, this is one of the obvious improvements that gets pushed aside for new "features." It's too bad, because it is a fundamental usability failure.
  5. If Evernote wants to go exclusively with tags, then they need to fully implement the nesting system for tags. It's absent from the phone and tablet versions and also in some views on the Mac version.
  6. See https://discussion.evernote.com/topic/96180-nesting-multiple-notebooks-creating-sub-notebooks/?do=findComment&comment=496455
  7. Tag hierarchy not implemented in phone and tablet versions. Therefore, not an adequate substitute for folders.
  8. Tools - Options - Navigation - Automatically select child tags? Where's that? I don't see it in the web version or my Mac desktop version.
  9. Thanks for the reminder that I can customize the columns that appear. I had forgotten I could include tags.
  10. Good explanation. I have done much the same, and then, because the remaining tags are still many in number, I have organized them into alpha master tags. All the tags that begin with the letter A are under a master AAA tag, those that begin with B under a master BBB tag, and so on. Your approach is creative and, as you say, makes the best use of the tool we have. Still, one can hope for a future when the hierarchy is built into the system rather than created by the users as an add-on.
  11. Yes, I also find tags useful. The main utility of tags is for cross referencing and to make searches easier. However, the nested tags can add another layer of utility. The issues with that are [1] the afore-mentioned failure to implement them on iOS and [2] the laboriousness of organizing them. With folders, one creates a folder inside another folder and puts the desired info in it. With tags, one creates a tag in the master list, then drags it across all the other tags to the appropriate master tag, then does a search for appropriate notes, which may be hard to find because they are not yet organized, then tags them. It's doable, but much less convenient. If one uses tags as a cross-reference and search tool, there are likely to be many of them, making them harder to browse. Also, there is no hierarchy in the pull-down menu at the top of the notes list, as there is for stacks and notebooks. One has to switch from notes to tags to browse the tags, so one goes back and forth, back and forth. All this churn makes Evernote more difficult to use. If there were hierarchical folders built into the interface, life would be so much easier. All that said, it is enormously encouraging to see a sign that Evernote is no longer stonewalling on this issue. So we can live in hope.
  12. There's a technology that's been around since 1984 that would solve the same problem and have no UX learning curve at all - nested folders. Does Evernote continue to resist this proven organization system because "it wasn't invented here"? If not that reason, then why in the world?
  13. Yes, but... Tag hierarchies are not implemented on iOS, so they become useless there as a substitute for a notebook hierarchy. It is not possible, I think, to create a new tag already nested under another, so creating a tag hierarchy is laborious.
  14. Yes, and that is it's greatest weakness. Tags are not a substitute, especially since they are implemented at only the most rudimentary level on phones and tablets.
  15. Not only there. If Evernote were to fully implement stacks, the list of stacks would be expandable and collapsible in the general view of notebooks. One can collapse and individual stack, but not all stacks. Alas, I think stacks are a pasted-on feature created by a development team that wants us all to do it with search and tags. They fundamentally don't believe in hierarchical organization as one essential tool for info management.
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