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  1. I've been using the free version of Evernote, primarily on my Android phone, but also on my MacBook and iPad. I lost content in one of my notes (I'm guessing my 3 year old erased it?) that I would like to recover. It would be worth it to me to pay the $5 one-month Premium membership if that would give me access to older versions of that existing note. Anyone know if they track changes in the free version that would then be available after buying Premium? Or does the tracking of note changes only start once you're a Premium member?

    I accidentally overwrote all of the data in one of my notes a few weeks ago, and the change got synced to servers (this happened from my iOS device, and I didn't know how to undo a change on it). So I lost all the data from that note.

     

    But I just found out about the Note History feature that Premium users have. I'd like to use it to recover the data from my note. If I upgrade to Premium now, will the Note History have the old data from about a month ago, even though I was a free user at the time?

    Yes. If you upgrade to premium, you will have access to previous note history. Note history is only taken once about every eight hours. But if the good note had been on the EN servers at least that long before you sync'd the accidental change, there should be a good copy in the note history. And you will have access to that, after upgrading.


  2. I can assure you that I don't drag notebooks anywhere....the only activity vis-a-vis notebooks is to create one and move notes into one.  Or sync them as noted earlier...and my hand is not on that process.

     

    It might be more helpful to request some additional input from me when it happens to perhaps better understand the conditons under which it happens.

     

    Bruce

    I'm pretty sure it's you accidentally dragging one notebook onto another. That's one way stacks are created. I don't need any "additional input" from you to know this. As I said, Evernote does not randomly create stacks.


  3. I created a new note by scanning a receipt.

     

    On the receipt, I have handwritten the number 500725.

     

    I named the note RECEIPT__500725.

     

    I renamed the scanned receipt attachment RECEIPT__500725.

     

    If I enter 500725 into the search box, I expect to find this receipt - either by the Note Name, the Attachment Name, or the handwritten content (which I realized has to make a round-trip to Evernote's OCR Magic before it will work) - however the search returns 0 results.

     

    Surely the Mac Evernote client isn't so broken as to not be able to find a new note by its name?

    In Evernote, words are consecutive letters, numbers & underscore. Everything else is a delimiter. Evernote does not search for random occurrences, only words or the initial part of a word. So you will not find this note by searching on 500725. If you change the note title to

    receipt 500725

    then you will be able to find it when searching on 500725.


  4. the file name contains the two terms you are searching on. So I don't know why you think they should not be showing up due to the photo.ps part...

    Because I didn't include the tag; photo.ps in my search, just photo.lr and photo.tutorial. That's why I thought photo.ps shouldn't have been included.

    But...you didn't exclude photo.ps in your search parameters.

    Using valid search terms (no special characters) of:

    Cat, dog, tag:animals

    A note containing the words cat, dog, mouse will be a result. If you don't want that note to be a result, you'd need to do:

    tag:animals, cat, dog, -mouse

    Or ...

    Cat, dog, tag:animals, -tag:rodents

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  5. Today I moved about 300 - 500 notes out of 5 - 7 notebooks and into one notebook. I also did a lot of tagging and retagging by selecting 300 - 500 notes at a time and then do a batch tag.

    Now the changes I did on my Windows computer is not being pushed to Evernote. There are several inconsistencies, folders missing etc.

    When, however, I add a new note on another device (MacBook) then the note is correctly pushed to cloud and downloaded on my Windows computer indicating to me that there is connection. Its only the changes on my Windows computer that are not pushed up. If I add a new note in Windows with a bit of text, then that note is also not pushed to Evernote.

    1. Does anyone know what the problem is, and how I can do a 'forced' synchronization ?

    2. Is it possible to backup my existing notes, if I loos my notes then I do not dear thinking about the consequences.

    Any idea ?

    with best regards

    peter

    IME, making massive changes can be problematic. I got to the point where I'd make changes in smaller batches & sync the smaller batch of changes. I'd suggest you keep syncing & monitor to see If they are gradually being changed on the Evernote servers by checking the web client. On the Windows desktop client, you can force a sync by clicking the sync button.

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  6. @Gaz: You have contributed as much as anyone to "scaring the audience".

    If you'll look back over the posts, I make a joke about reinstalling, and then suggested that the user submit a bug report.

    It was you that started this whole debate about bugs by making the rebuttal comment "I don't think this qualifies as a 'bug'", when you didn't have the factual basis or logic to make such a claim.

    You can move on by stop trying to make me look like the bad guy, and just deal with the technical issues as we agreed to earlier.

    You do a darned good job of making yourself look like the bad guy. Let's see...this week alone, you've nitpicked with csihilling:

    https://discussion.evernote.com/topic/80104-manual-sorting-and-the-design-objection/page-2#entry345419

    Jefito & GM:

    https://discussion.evernote.com/topic/41178-evernote-annoyance-creating-sub-folders/page-3

    And Gaz. (And I've not even linked to the various threads - this week alone).

    Maybe you should step away from the keyboard & take a lot of deep breaths, since you seem to be a huge contributor of (to use your term), noise.

    And the madness continues...JMiU please stop arguing about and nitpicking EVERY SINGLE THING THAT someone you don't like says. MOVE ON.

    https://discussion.evernote.com/topic/80104-manual-sorting-and-the-design-objection/?p=346772


  7. Hello guys,

     

    thanks for the awesome tool, but I'm kinda puzzled that Evernote Windows creates a new note everytime I take a new screenshot.

     

    Please let me choose where to place the screenshot, e.g. in an existing note :)

     

    Thanks!

     

    Greetings,

    Koarl.

    Hold down CTRL button before releasing the mouse, when taking your screen shot. That puts it into your clipboard. You can then return to your note & paste it where you want it.

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  8. And the person I actually had in mind when writing previous post had joined this discussion without having anything of value to say on the subject at hand... hurray! FYI half of previous post was filled with some useful information that provide a workaround for evernote to partially support video note taking. Yet you have chosen (as always) to focus on bikering and petty talk.

    What you think of me is the least of my concerns. You are the one who introduced "focus on bickering and petty talk". Your post would have been less troll like, had you omitted the half that contributed nothing of value.


  9. I think it's important to be clear here. You can add video and audio to your notes, what you can't do is incorporate a streaming video or audio in a note.

    As well as potential copyright issues there are a number of technical challenges around providing streaming capability. Given that you can add a link to youtube or wherever in a note then I'm not sure why Evernote would want to take this one on.

    Yeah yeah.... evernote is perfect and does not need any improvements. Not really interested in hearing this story again... Too many times on these forum when searching for a solution to a particular problem I have seen similar attitidue particularily from poster having couple of thousand posts. My advice is so that you google "humility" and get acquinted with the term... or to say it more bluntly: please do not post if you have nothing of value to add to the matter at hand. I am not here to convince anyone that videostream integration would be useful thing to have in a note taking app if they don't feel like it.

    Anyways. About the Videonot.es site and plugin that I mentioned above and which is actually on the subject... apparently it has inbuilt EN integration that would more or less do the job. It also has functionality to embedd screenshots to these notes and tie them to particular moments in the video which in a way is what I would actually want. When I say that I would like to have the ability to play videos directly in EN is actually about being able to see not the link but an actual snapshot of the video. This allows better to stimulate my memory.... Videonot.es have this functionality when using chrome extension, but I am not able to trigger it for some reason. I need to play a biit more with it.

    Maybe you should read the words that are written instead of jumping to knee jerk assumptions. No one (I repeat, NO ONE) has ever said Evernote is perfect. The fact that you have an OPINION that differs from what Evenote has decided to implement (or not) for whatever reason, matters not. Others have offered up helpful alternatives. You can either use them or not. Your choice. But you would look a lot less foolish if you stayed with the facts, instead of trying to paint other users in a bad light. If you have enough computer savviness to implement a solution that works better for you & integrate it with Evernote, via their freely published API, then go you.


  10. @Gaz:  You have contributed as much as anyone to "scaring the audience".

     

    If you'll look back over the posts, I make a joke about reinstalling, and then suggested that the user submit a bug report.

    It was you that started this whole debate about bugs by making the rebuttal comment "I don't think this qualifies as a 'bug'", when you didn't have the factual basis or logic to make such a claim.

     

    You can move on by stop trying to make me look like the bad guy, and just deal with the technical issues as we agreed to earlier.

     

     

    You do a darned good job of making yourself look like the bad guy.  Let's see...this week alone, you've nitpicked with csihilling:

     

    https://discussion.evernote.com/topic/80104-manual-sorting-and-the-design-objection/page-2#entry345419

     

    Jefito & GM:

     

    https://discussion.evernote.com/topic/41178-evernote-annoyance-creating-sub-folders/page-3

     

    And Gaz. (And I've not even linked to the various threads - this week alone).

     

    Maybe you should step away from the keyboard & take a lot of deep breaths, since you seem to be a huge contributor of (to use your term), noise.

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  11. I find this conversation difficult to follow with all the argument and insults, which are unnecessary.  Be civil folks, we are not in a competition here for who is the best or knows best.  I know that I like Notebooks with subfolders, and tags are fine but come last for me, not first.  I am requesting Evernote people to consider my request, that's all.    Others have made the same request.  I don't think doing so is going to interfere with others' preference, nor would I want to interfere with others' preference. 

     

    This is to answer to the question from Evernote Plant asking how I organize books.  That is something that I can speak to, because I am a big book collector and have spent a lot of time figuring out ways to organize them.  Currently I use a program, which I like a lot, called Library Thing - www.librarything.com.   I keep my books in boxes labelled Box 1, 2, 3, etc. and I use the boxes as the tag.  So if I search for The Joy of Stress or the author of that book on my books in Library Thing, I know that I can find it in Box 1.  I have also tagged my books with the Dewey system which is inside most books, not all, and I use that rarely.  I usually know the name of a book or the author so I don't have to go any further.  

     

    In Evernote, though, it's a little more complicated because I snip a piece from the news - an opinion I read that resonated with me or because I wanted to read it later, or a photograph of someone I knew who passed away to keep as a memory - that sort of thing.  I would't tag that with the author because I wouldn't know the author enough to remember to search that, so when I'm unsure where to put it, I put it into a Notebook called Clippings to Be Sorted Later.  It currently has about 2,000 clippings and I wanted to get it sorted, which is why I came here to find out how to do a Notebook with subfolders, as I couldn't do it.   I naturally gravitate to a Notebook with subfolders as an initial try as it's what I'm used to.  If it was there as an option, along with tags, then I would find my own way to organize that works for me.  I think what suits one person doesn't suit another and so on.  Like I said, thanks to the poster I mentioned in my first post, I figured out a way around it and I have started to sort my Clippings and spent the entire day yesterday doing it.  So I am very thankful to that poster as I was despairing of ever finding a way through the maze.  

     

    So basically I would like to be able to right click on Notebook, it would open an option box to the right which would have "create subfolder, or subnotebook" and name (with allowance for renaming later) and that's all, as far as I can think at the moment.  I can do the tags too, though I admit that I find tags difficult to do as I can never figure out exactly what to put or where to stop.  If I could put things into Notebook and subfolder first, I would start there and sort in my own way as I went along and make it my system.  

     

    Thanks for listening, Evernote.  

     

    The takeaway here and across all other threads asking for features is that:

     

    1) It's fine to request certain features

    2) It doesn't matter whether any of us think the missing feature should have been included from the get go b/c it's "basic" or whether it should be easy to add or whether it should be added & those who don't want it/need it don't have to use it, etc.  The decision is ultimately up to Evernote.  It's their product & their livelihood on the line. 

    3) Simply requesting a feature (even if it's been requested for many years, by hundreds of users) is no guarantee the feature will be added - see #2 above. 

    4) Evernote tends to shy away from features that can be turned on/off by user defined parameters.

    5) Users tend to think they need to define their use case, when requesting a long/often requested feature.  I'm pretty sure the folks at Evernote understand how the feature can be useful.  Evernote doesn't ever say a particular feature is useless.  The fact that they don't implement said feature simply states that they (Evernote) have decided to not implement said feature so far & maybe never.  For whatever reason.

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  12.  

    The usual workaround that I suggest nowadays is to make a separate account for stuff that you are afraid that you might mess up by inadvertently editing them. Share the notebooks in that account as read-only to your main account, and you are saved from yourself.

     

    It's an ad-hoc thing.  Fiddling about sharing with myself from an additional account sounds a right PITA.  I just want to click a button "Make Read Only", "Protect from Changes" or whatever.

     

    KD

     

     

    Since there is not a way to do what you want & there is no way to know if Evernote will add this or not (since they do not discuss their roadmap), Jeff is simply offering you an alternate way to do what you are wanting to do (write protect notes).  Hence the term "workaround".


  13. I second this request.

     

    The diary application "One Day" requires a password.  Evernote could to.  And should, given what some of us put in it.

     

    Not sure why this entire discussion thread is about "other ways" to keep Evernote data secure.  Why not just add a password feature and move on?

    Other ways are discussed in order to inform users of, well, other viable ways that are currently available to protect sensitive information. We are users, just like yourself. So unless & until Evernote decides to add a password to their desktop apps, other methods are all that are available to users.

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