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  1. I edited the above post, but just so people know it... EDIT: BTW, the forum I'm working on is also open to EN staff. I realize it's a bit of a conflict of interest. But maybe it's also something you'd find interesting/helpful, too. You're not prohibited from joining. I just don't want to utilize EN's resources to discuss this topic. I promise I won't let anyone flame you.
  2. I am setting one up where alternatives can be discussed as well as tips & tricks for migrating to Onenote. I will share what I am learning. Anyone who is interested, please PM me. I will let you know when it's ready (won't be today - possibly tomorrow). To clarify, I am setting up an alternative site to discuss these issues freely, solely out of respect for the fact that this is the Evernote forum. I think it's in poor taste to discuss the finer details of leaving EN on their own message board. IMO, it's a bit like setting up a date with your new boyfriend while your old boyfriend is still in the room, packing up his stuff. EDIT: BTW, the forum I'm working on is also open to EN staff. I realize it's a bit of a conflict of interest. But maybe it's also something you'd find interesting/helpful, too. You're not prohibited from joining. I just don't want to utilize EN's resources to discuss this topic . I promise I won't let anyone flame you.
  3. No offense, but I find it sad that someone doesn't know how to use a dictionary and/or fully comprehend the meaning of a word. "Affiliated" is a useful word b/c one does not need to be EMPLOYED by a company in order to get some sort of benefit by promoting a company. I would suggest you make a note of that. It may come in handy someday. https://www.godaddy.com/affiliates/affiliate-program.aspx As to your other comments, it appears you are the one wanting a flame war. Please abide by the forum code of conduct & refrain from name calling/flaming. Thank you. https://discussion.evernote.com/index.php?app=forums&module=extras&section=boardrules
  4. I don't know why you'd say that. GM is correct in his replies. It is the former. My "duet" system was a workaround b/c Evernote does not scale well. My main account (over 62,000 notes & over 35 gigs) is absolutely unusable on the Windows and iOS clients. (Please search the board on 'duet' for more info, if you're interested.) I was having to use the web client on my PC & Clever on my iDevices with my big account & EN Windows client (PC) and iOS app for my daily/duey account. I could share notebooks from the big account to the daily account. But then sharing started being problematic. (Please search the board for my posts on "ghost notes" for more information, if you're interested.) And then the web client search is faulty - simply missing some notes that clearly (NPI) should have been in the results pane. As long as I thought these issues were being addressed, I was willing to put up with these workarounds & core-feature-big-time-bugs. But it's clear to me (IMO) that currently, Evernote has divorced itself from its userbase. Maybe they are going through growing pains & much of what is going on at the mother ship is like re-breaking a badly healing bone so it will heal correctly. I don't know. I do know that when I start having to use workarounds because a system doesn't work correctly and then they (EN) start breaking my workarounds so I need to use workarounds for my workarounds, that it's time for me to bail. I have lost all confidence & brand loyalty and need to cut my losses, move on & go to a system that I am more confident will be around & useful to me next year, the year after & the years after that. Evernote strove to be a 100 year company. From my seat in the stands, they will be lucky to make it to 10. And yes, my complaint about the lack of a reply to a support ticket was simply a test from a free account b/c as GM said, several months ago, we moderators noticed a larger than normal number of posts on the board of users complaining about not receiving a reply to their support ticket. We (moderators) had privately addressed this to EN staff & received no reply of any substance. So it was just a test. Both my main & daily/duet accounts are premium, so I can (supposedly) get timely replies to my support tickets. However, I have not submitted a support ticket, since the chaos began at Evernote. And unfortunately, all the tickets I have submitted in the past few years are things that are not able to be fixed by someone at a support desk. My tickets require a fix by the developers b/c they are things like scalability, "ghost notes" in shared notebooks, different search results between the various clients (web, Windows, iOS for me) and note count. I mean, if the SOP for fixing a problem is to rebuild your database from the servers, then for crimony sake, at least give me the ability to confirm all my notes in my Windows client match what the Evernote servers show, before I rebuild my Windows client database. These days, I don't post much b/c I feel there is not much more for me to contribute. I am using an older version of the Windows client b/c I don't trust the upgrades. So if someone complains that a new version does something or doesn't do something, I cannot comment except to say it used to behave a certain way in the past. As stated earlier in this thread, out of respect for EN, I won't discuss (on this board) details of my migration to Onenote. And when someone complains about the quality of customer service or that the Windows client is so darned sloooooow, etc, I have to agree. And finally, I'm having to devote a lot of time to learning/adapting to a new PIM & migrating my notes to it.
  5. There are some promising options. But as for me, I'm of tired of migrating over the years through various apps/PIM platforms. I was confident that my migration to Evernote (the first multi-platform, cloud PIM - because back then, EN WAS a PERSONAL information manager) would be the last. Since I was wrong on that count, I'm reluctant to go with anything new or relatively new. So I'm sticking with OneNote. Although I've used ON for many years, in the past, I only used it for brainstorming big/bigger projects. That's where I think ON shines. I preferred EN for my Rolodex, everything I would write on a PostIt or the back of an envelope or in my PIM. Notes that pretty much stand on their own merit. IE, at Michael's, the magnets are on the aisle with mirrors & Krafty Bloks. Or...I want to get this item, but I'm not going to get it today. So I'm snapping a photo of it so I can put it on my wish list and compare the price (in the photo) with other places. Evernote was PERFECT for these types of notes. That's why I never felt EN & ON were competitors. These days, I don't know what Evernote thinks it is. It's failing (for me) as a PIM.
  6. As you should know by now, that's very common on this board, since EN does not discuss their roadmap or ETAs. WRT the notebooks, two viable alternatives have already been discussed in other threads on this topic. Either tag the notes with the notebook name or make an enex file for each notebook.
  7. Sorry, but I have already commented on that in this thread (and a few others). I will not remove my comments, but I will also not contribute any more details because... I agree... I know there are some software message boards that will not allow posters to mention the name of competitive products & will edit your post, if you do. (Coffeecup software is one.) Evernote has never done this - they have always allowed other products to be mentioned. However, discussing the finer points of migrating away from the service is quite different from simply mentioning other products or discussing the reasons one is leaving Evernote. If anyone finds an existing or creates a board on transitioning from Evernote, I will be happy to contribute. But I will not mention any more details on this board, out of respect for Evernote. And I will not respond to PMs on the topic b/c I don't have the time or inclination to deal with the topic on an individual basis.
  8. Ideally, hundreds of us would show up, but I know that's not feasible. But honestly, I don't think it would matter, just like none of the discussions other moderators and I had a few months ago with EN staff and just like none of the chatter here on the board has made an impact. (Ok, maybe it's made an impact, but nothing that's visible to us...which would be important, since so many (including me) are either abandoning EN or reducing our reliance upon it.) But at least we'd be going down with a fight. IMO, Libin may still be the figurehead, but someone else is pulling the strings. But who knows...maybe a year or two from now, EN will have done something amazing & we will all be in love with that. In the mean time, it's simply not working very well for me now. And that's what I need...now.
  9. I agree... I know there are some software message boards that will not allow posters to mention the name of competitive products & will edit your post, if you do. (Coffeecup software is one.) Evernote has never done this - they have always allowed other products to be mentioned. However, discussing the finer points of migrating away from the service is quite different from simply mentioning other products or discussing the reasons one is leaving Evernote.
  10. WRT ON's screen cap...I've been using Evernote's screen cap. On the Windows client, invoke EN screen cap & do your drag...but before letting up on the mouse, hold CTRL & then release mouse button. This sends the clip to the clipboard where you can paste it into ON (or any other app you happen to be using). I have SnagIt. But since I normally have EN running, this is just easier. FWIW, although I've contributed to this thread, out of respect to Evernote, I think it's best to discuss some of the finer points of migrating away from EN NOT on their message board. I was hoping to look into someplace to do that but simply have not had the time. If anyone would care to research this & set something up & PM those who have publicly stated they are/may be interested in such a board, then that may be a more respectful way to share information. JMO.
  11. Well, lo & behold, about Thursday morning, my Duet account (the account I had to create b/c Evernote could no longer handle my main account b/c Evernote really doesn't scale well. Search the board on 'duet' for more info) started not syncing notes/changes UP. It will sync things emailed or clipped to it DOWN from the EN servers. But nothing is going UP. Sync always ends with the red icon with the exclamation point over the sync button. This has been going on for several days now & persists even with rebooting my computer. I've dealt with EN long enough to know the SOP is to export the unsync'd notes to enex, rebuild my database from the EN servers & then import the enex file. (sigh) Just one more affirmation that I can no longer rely upon Evernote. Can't tell you how many times I've done this in the past with not only the duet account but also my main account. Seriously...you couldn't count the times on just two hands. It's tiresome.
  12. Please see post #10 and be sure you have the latest version of the app. Please read the thread through. The answer to your question is in post #10. And yes, if you have an older version (or an unauthorized one), then it may not be the same, in which case, you're on your own.
  13. the former is recommended by snowden. it has zero knowledge encryption and a "canary" system to inform users if the govt. does try and compel them to hand over data. i don't think it matters so much where they are located as long as they are zero knowledge. Additionally, I've heard it doesn't matter where the company is based, but where the servers are located. However, I have no idea if this is accurate or not.
  14. Onenote allows you to save a notebook on your computer only or to the cloud. The thing I've not figured out is how to make local backups of notebooks in the cloud. There is this thread, that I've not had time to study yet: http://windowsitpro.com/onenote/back-skydrive-hosted-onenote-notebooks# Onenote appears to use zero knowledge encryption b/c when I encrypted a notebook, it gives the message "If you lose or forget the password, Onenote cannot recover your data."
  15. To be clear (and correct), the Evernote web client IS the Evernote Service/cloud and is indeed the "official repository of all sync'd notes". It is NOT just "'one more EN client". That is why there no sync on the web client. The web client has no sync button b/c you're looking at the live EN database on the EN servers. If you've sync'd something from another computer/device, then you simply refresh the browser. I do this all the time. It works fine.
  16. It's very simple. The EN servers (IE web client) are the "source of all truths." Any changes made on one device need to be sync'd up to the EN servers before those changes are accessible from the web client or any other device/computer. If you make any changes with the web client, you are changing the EN servers directly, so no sync (up) is involved. Any changes made to the EN servers need to be sync'd down to any other computer/device before they are accessible from that device/computer.If you create/modify a note on a desktop/laptop & then shut down w/o it getting sync'd to the EN servers, that note will not show up on the web client or be sync'd down to any other devices/computers UNTIL, you then start up the desktop/laptop & have EN running long enough to do an auto sync or you force a sync. The best way around this is to manually sync the laptop/desktop if you're going to be using another computer/device before the next auto sync or are shutting that computer down/hibernating/etc. I don't know about all mobile clients, but AFAIK, the iPhone client only syncs when you first start the program or make a change/add a note. (It tells you it's sync'ing.) So if you make a change on a desktop but it's not sync'd to the EN servers yet, then start the iPhone client, the desktop changes will not sync down to the iPhone. If you remain in the iPhone client while the desktop sync's the changes up, you would need to manually sync the iPhone client to get the changes down to the iPhone.
  17. Ah, yes, asking users is so tedious. My favorite response to this thread was early one when an apparent developer explained that Evernote selects the image with the "biggest smallest dimension." HAHAHAHA. I plan to use that as a fantastic example of exceptionally poor human design. The analogy for bad machine programming would be writing code instructing the system to select the "coolest image." I don't recall 'tedious' being stated as to why they don't ask their users. But clearly, EN does not see this as a high priority. Debating why is pointless.
  18. Actually, the first post to veer off topic was post 21 by someone who was not an evangelist. Posts 27 & 28 were also OT by a non-evangelist. And of course, it's still being dragged out by yourself in your latest post. Once again, this is not the venue to discuss what you don't like about other users. If anyone feels a post goes against the forum code of conduct, use the report button.
  19. I would like to remind everyone that this remains a users board. If you feel any post goes against the forum code of conduct, you can use the report button that is located on each & every post. Other than that, all users are free to post and are expected to keep their posts on topic. I will also remind you that the report button is not for reporting posts you do not like or by posters you do not like. It's fair to assume we are all adults & should behave that way. This is not the place to discuss what you don't like about your fellow message board members. There was nothing wrong with Scott's replies & it's clear that he was trying to be helpful. I will reiterate what Gaz said... Perhaps this thread can get back on (and remain on) topic, since I assume that threads that devolve into this type of "discussion" will continue to be locked.
  20. FYI, Evernote limits you to 250 notebooks, so you may want to consider using tags instead. There is plenty of discussion on the topic already on the board. Please use the search function for more info.
  21. Perhaps if you actually would read & comprehend what has been posted (repeatedly) in this thread, some of it just may sink in and you would realize extracting thousands of files could be done in a matter of mintues. And next time, I suggest you do your due diligence before painting yourself in your own perceived corner. Honestly, I can't imagine why/how anyone could add thousands of files w/o testing & making sure it does (or doesn't) do what you think it does & then realizing Evernote is not a file system like Dropbox. But hey, so long as you're happy, then I'm happy. #itsalwayssomeoneelsesfault
  22. That is normally user error, IME. The Windows client (IME)is flawless, if you're using the same words, spelled the same way. And...if you're using the Evernote search engine correctly. In Evernote, a 'word' is consecutive letters, numbers & the underscore. Everything else is a delimiter. The EN search, IME, is VERY powerful.
  23. FYI, I'm 58 & have been "programming" computers since I was 19. IMO, folder systems just muck everything up, especially when you have a lot of files. I realized this well before I started using Evernote six years ago. I have many, many gigs of photos, documents, home movies, mp3s, etc. Trying to find a photo of Jack in San Diego is easy if you have only one photo of Jack in San Diego & take the time to name that file "Jack in San Diego". But when you are scanning hundreds of family photos/slides (as I have done) and taken hundreds or thousands of digital photos (as I have done), you're not going to take the time to name each & every file. I started not renaming files to something meaningful but giving the folders significant names...but even that gets awfully messy after a short time b/c the photos may be from a trip to London where you went to Stonehenge, Bath & Wimbledon with a stop over in NYC. Or some folders are named "20020522 San Diego trip" & others "San Diego trip 20130801" so you have to really read through the folder names to find the one you want. As a result, I no longer give the folders or images meaningful names but use ACDSee Photo Manager to tag them. Actually, I kind of do give the folders a meaningful name - it's by date I'm transferring from my camera in YYYYMMDD format, just so I don't end up with a gazillion images in a single folder. Now, I can find the photo I want (out of tens of thousands - literally) in a matter of seconds by using the tags in ACDSee Photo Manager. Plus, since I have so many files, I have many drives. Now where did I put a particular file? I don't want to have to search each drive individually. There are some apps (that I previously mentioned) that will index all files on all your drives. I have used Locate32 for many years (the other one is Everything.) If I want to open an Excel file I use monthly for financial purposes, I simply open Locate32 & search on *.xls & sort by modified date in descending order. There is my Excel file, I double click it, Excel invokes & opens the file. Much, much, MUCH faster than drilling down through several folders. And THAT is what Evernote is about. IE, When I download my Cox bill each month, as a backup (that whole not having my eggs all in one basket thing), I put that file in the bowels of a folder like so: v drive/paperport/bills/2014/Cox But if I need to view the bill, I will always turn to Evernote, rather than the copy on my hard drive because... Me too. I think people new to Evernote have a tendency to over tag (I did) and not utilize the EN search engine. I have hundreds of documents in my EN & almost never tag them. But I'm diligent about using an accurate title. I always include the date of the bill/letter in YYYYMMDD format as well as the company or the name of the sender/recipient (if it's something I sent). So if I need to find the Cox cable bill from May of 2007, I'd simply do this search: intitle:cox 200705* and boom...out of thousands of notes, the one note I'm looking for pops up, no matter what notebook it was in. And no tags involved. Only when/if (for some reason), I can't use Evernote, do I ever bother with the files on my hard drive. They exist simply as a form of backup. Just because something is the way it's always been done doesn't mean it's the best way. It's good to be open to new things.
  24. It's very easy to use something like locate32 (free) or Everything to search a drive or folder for particular file types, copy & paste to a target folder. You (and the others in your situation) may not like the situation you put yourselves in due to your not doing due diligence and not understanding how HTML works or the various utilities that are at your disposal. But condemning Evernote & the posters in this thread (who were actually trying to HELP you understand) is totally inappropriate.
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