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  1. I've had this problem for months now: On iOS 7.0.3, I try to read my older notes, but they often don't load at all. Only the title is shown, no note content, tags, etc. I had this problem before, and based on another forum thread, I deinstalled and reinstalled EN. That seemed to fix the problem. Now it's back. It seems to be an issue with notes that are currently not locally synced. Whether I browse a Notebook, or do a search, EN can find the note titles, but loading the note doesn't sync it. It just shows blank. Really makes the product useless.
  2. If the purpose is to accept the next keystroke the user types, regardless of what he was doing before, and perform some action based on that keystroke, then the purpose is wrong. Solutions: Use a modeless dialog. Or bypass the focus-stealing option. Or don't accept keystroke input in the modal dialog (the mouse is good enough). Seriously. The way it is now is simply broken, and dangerous.
  3. If the Evernote Update Version dialog appears while I'm currently typing into a note, the dialog steals the keyboard focus, eats my keystrokes, and consequently activates some random action in the dialog (Install, Cancel, whatever). Clearly unacceptable and dangerous behavior! A pop-up dialog should NEVER steal the keyboard focus! Let the user click on it first, when he wants to interact with it. I realise that focus-stealing dialogs are a pervasive (plus risky, annoying, and inexcusable) problem in Windows. But surely it's possible for developers to code their pop-up (modal) dialogs to NOT take the keyboard focus?
  4. Agree with the "Select Sub-Tags" feature request. While I've long advoctaed, and longed for, an actual hierarchical tag relationship, this would be an immense help in the meantime. For instance, if you wanted to find all notes tagged under a "Books" parent tag, currently you would have to expand that parent tag to show all children, shift-select the entire tag group, and then change the tag option in the search header from "All of" to "Any any". Which is almost a quite usable way to do things... except when your tag hierarchy is very deep, and you have to expand every single level before you can select all the tags. A very simple solution, that wouldn't change the underlying EN structure, would be a simple context menu command, and keyboard shortcut, to "select all sub-tags".
  5. +1 When emails are imported to Evernote, the "Sent" date should definitely be transfered to the note Created Date, and the "From" sender to the note Author. That's the correct data for the note, and without it, it's pretty much useless to use EN to archive emails.
  6. Thanks a million! That finally fixed it (after I restarted Outlook)
  7. Hey, thanks for the suggestions, guys. I'm familiar with the previous discussions about hierarchical folders... but it came up again in this thread, so I contributed here -- because we still don't have them I'm also familiar with the tag system, and do use it a lot. I agree, tags are very useful, and in some ways better than folders, because notes can have multiple tags. I really started using EN 3+ again when you added hierarchical tags. Similar to my previous statement, without a hierarchy, I could never manage 100+ tags. I need to keep them structured; e.g. all tags about food, politics, products, etc, under those appropriate parent tags. One problem with the hierarchical tags that still exists, is that child tags don't automatically imply their parents. So, I can't, for example, find all notes about "politics" just by selecting it. I have to select the individual child tags. It might help if I could multi-select all children, but EN doesn't allow multi-tag select. Of course, you'll suggest that I simply manually apply the parent tags along with their children. Which sometimes works, but has multiple problems: First, it requires me to do work and thinking that a time-saving tool such as EN should be doing for me. Second, it fails whenever I change the tag hierarchy, reorganising tags under different parents etc. Really, it should just be a convenient feature: select a parent tag, display all notes with that tag or children -- otherwise, why would I have made them child tags in the first place? Finally... to anyone who "strenuously disagrees" that nested items are needed: why in the world would you oppose them? You don't have to use them, you can continue organising things the way that's easiest for you to remember, and the feature is completely invisible and harmless to you. It's not even an extra menu item or button you have to see -- just the behavior that occurs when you drag one thing onto another.
  8. +1 A fully correct back button, that returns to the last configuration: which notebook, tags, search, etc EN was showing. It's often quite confusing to figure out what EN is doing. Tag folders appear and disappear seemingly randomly (though I'm sure the method is logical, it doesn't feel like it.)
  9. I definitely appreciate your logic here, Engberg. But there are ways to enhance functionality that don't actually increase complexity or clutter -- i.e. ways to just make existing functionality more general. For instance: you finally added notebook stacks. Thank you! That's one level of notebook nesting. So how about multiple levels of nesting? That doesn't really change or grow the UI at all -- just lets users do what they already know how to, and makes the tool far more useful. The thing is, we just need hierarchical folders. Any collection of things you organise that gets over 100 items or so needs this. And especially Evernote, which is meant to "remember everything". Single level "categories" are just too limiting for "everything". It doesn't matter much to me exactly how this looks or works: Multiple nested notebooks would work. A notebook list view that was hierarchical, with some notes under others would work too. I'm not a fan of OneNote's bizarre hard-coded nesting levels: groups, tabs, pages, sub-pages... It's both complex and inflexible, and not at all what I need. Just give me a general hierarchical nesting ability: no extra clutter or learning or documentation. Just folders, that 90% of computer users are completely and intuitively familiar with. And no, the hierarchical tags don't really do it. Those are GLOBAL attributes, that can be applied across all notes. Useful yes. But it doesn't help me when I want to make a multi-level set of notes. I keep leaving and returning to Evernote. It has many advantages competing tools don't, but still -- it's just not totally working for me. I'm still reluctant to fire it up and note down every thought, or link I come across, because I know it will essentially just go into a big pile, that I won't be able to later collect and organise. Sorry.
  10. Another way to control online storage amount, and syncing bandwidth, would be an option to have local-only notebooks. It would be great in the local EN client (Windows etc) to select, on a per-notebook basis, whether it syncs to online storage, or just remains local, not contributing to our storage limit. And, in fact, I think that option would also fit logically with how many of us want to control our content: some of it we want available everywhere, some of it just at certain locations (work, home, etc).
  11. One of the stated purposes of EN is to save copies of web content, along with the original URL, so that it can be re-edited, accessed quickly, and retained even if the original content goes away. But a big drawback to this is the space used, and this is mostly due, not to the basic web HTML, but to stored images and other media. This is particularly an issue, because EN has storage limits, so one always has to be careful about how big an article one clips, how many articles, etc. A great way to solve this would be an option to NOT copy linked images locally (to client PCs or online EN account), by simply leave the link to the original image in place. This way, the web content will still display correctly in EN, with the drawback that the images may take time to load, or the link may someday break. Even in that case, we still have the important (HTML text) data, so it seems like a useful tradeoff.
  12. +1 I would love this too. EN has so many useful features, but it lacks some capabilities for general document and hypertext authoring, and mind-map type info organising. Inter-note links would be a great step there.
  13. I'm starting to use EN 3 (both Windows and Web versions), testing it out to see how well it functions for: [*:2jxrbj5q] Note-taking [*:2jxrbj5q] General document writing [*:2jxrbj5q] General information organisation [*:2jxrbj5q] Web clipping and organisation [*:2jxrbj5q] Web bookmarks replacement So far, I find EN works fairly well for all categories but the last: It's just not a very efficient system for quickly finding and launching web bookmarks (or any shortcuts for that matter). First the good news: Finding a "note" by navigating the tag tree is great. I love your hierarchical tag system for organising links or documents. I imported my links from delicious (about 500), then spent a few minutes organising the tags into hierarchies. It's perfect. First problem: There isn't a fast text search for finding notes. I want it to work like the Firefox or Chrome URL bars: start typing text, and it incrementally starts finding all notes in your DB that match based on tags or titles (maybe even indexed text content). Second problem: launching. Once a bookmark is found, I have to click twice: once to "open" the note, and again to launch the link. Obviously, a browser bookmarking tool needs to be much more streamlined. Minimal number of steps or clicks: type in search text, or drill down into a tree, click the found link once, at it's launched. Ideally this would be in a browser plugin/toolbar, but a separate app or web page could possibly be just as fast. Anyone else (attempting to) use Evernote as their primary bookmark launcher?
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