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  1. As a user, who uses Evernote to make my home office paperless to handle incoming bills and alike

    I want Evernote to place tags on my notes as they scanned and OCR'd based on a learning based algorithm or a list of predefined keywords

    so that I do not need to add to frequently used tags such "cellphone bill", "utilities", etc.

     

    Best,

    Dave

    I prefer to use descriptive titles for many things, such as this.

    http://discussion.evernote.com/topic/21814-using-tags-to-get-away-from-file-hierarchy/?p=110692

  2. Hi,

     

    I have been an Evernote user and make use of the application to document my personal, official and confidential data. I create separate notebooks for each of these and also their subsections. Is there a way to make the notebooks containing my confidential data not searchable? I want it to be synchronous notebook (& not just local). And when I am with someone, and search for a particular term, I won't prefer my confidential notes to appear in search results. 

     

    I wonder if I am missing out on some basic functionality in Evernote that allows me to do this. If not, is such a feature being considered? 

     

    Thanks,

    Sujit

    This is not possible. You would either need to isolate searches to individual notebooks or stacks. Or tag the notes & exclude the notes from a search. The best way would be to put private notes into another account.

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    -tag:Q1 -tag:Q2 -tag:Q3 -tag:Q4 as suggested by Jeff, returns all the notes because it is an 'AND' query and no records are tagged with all of them.

    Technically, there is not an AND search in Evernote.  (Technically wrt the search grammar),  It's ALL or ANY.  You would want this to be an ALL search, which you can toggle from ANY. IOW, the note must meet ALL criteria.  A note with only one tag of Q3 is not displayed in the results pane b/c it does not meet ALL criteria, since it does not meet the criteria of -tag:q3.  It's very easy to test yourself.  Start out with only -tag:q1.  See what notes are displayed.  Then add -tag:q2 & see what notes are removed from the results pane.  Then add -tag:q3 to the search, etc, etc, etc.

     

    Wait, what? Technically, and logically speaking, an ALL search in Evernote, is exactly equivalent to a search where all of its terms are ANDed together, while an ANY search is exactly equivalent to a search where all if its terms are ORed together. Relevant quote from the Search Grammar doc:

    "By default, the search results are the intersection of the notes that match each individual search term. This behavior changes if the "any:" modifier is found in the search. In this case, the search is executed as a union of the matches of the individual terms, and notes will be returned that match any of the criteria terms. The results are obviously identical if there is only one search term."

     

    "Intersection" just means logical AND and "union" means logical OR. The search grammar doesn't explicitly express the ANDs or ORs, it just denotes that the search is one or the other by using the absence or presence of the "any:" modifier.

     

    Must be too early on West Coast time for this stuff; better hit up the cappuchino machine for another dose!!

     

    Yes but OP is thinking (emphasis mine):

     

    -tag:Q1 -tag:Q2 -tag:Q3 -tag:Q4 as suggested by Jeff, returns all the notes because it is an 'AND' query and no records are tagged with all of them.

    WRT the Evernote search grammar, it's "any" vs "all", at least in the Windows client where this is toggled. Perhaps I should have worded it differently. But for this example, I think it's clearer to think in terms of ALL rather than AND. 

     

    Especially since there were a few folks thinking OP's query was not possible...

  4. -tag:Q1 -tag:Q2 -tag:Q3 -tag:Q4 as suggested by Jeff, returns all the notes because it is an 'AND' query and no records are tagged with all of them.

    Technically, there is not an AND search in Evernote.  (Technically wrt the search grammar),  It's ALL or ANY.  You would want this to be an ALL search, which you can toggle from ANY. IOW, the note must meet ALL criteria.  A note with only one tag of Q3 is not displayed in the results pane b/c it does not meet ALL criteria, since it does not meet the criteria of -tag:q3.  It's very easy to test yourself.  Start out with only -tag:q1.  See what notes are displayed.  Then add -tag:q2 & see what notes are removed from the results pane.  Then add -tag:q3 to the search, etc, etc, etc. 

  5. Hi - thanks for all your suggestions - sorry for the lack of clarity, but you did guess my intention. Q1 etc does stand for Quarter 1 etc and I want to find any notes that have not been tagged with a quarter.

     

    I have tags - Q1,Q2,Q3 and Q4. I would like to find any notes that do not have at least one of these tags.

    I have tried: any: -tag:Q1 -tag:Q2 -tag:Q3 -tag:Q4

    but this doesn't work.

    I have tried same with -any: at the beginning.

    I have tried tag:-Q1 tag:-Q2 tag:-Q3 tag:-Q4

    and with any: at the beginning.

    Grateful for any help.

    thanks

    IME, you should be able to use the search grammar of:

    -tag:Q1 -tag:Q2 -tag:Q3 -tag:Q4

    However, if your tag names have spaces, the tag names must be enclosed in quotes. IE:

    -tag:"Q 1"

     

    The above search finds all notes that are not tagged with any of the tags you mentioned.  (Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4)  Any note that has at least one of those tags will not show up in the results pane.  The problem with using -tag:q* is that it will not include any notes that are tagged with any other tag beginning with Q.  IOW, if a note has only one tag & that tag is "quarterly reports", it will not show up in the results pane.

  6. I have tags - Q1,Q2,Q3 and Q4. I would like to find any notes that do not have at least one of these tags.

    I have tried: any: -tag:Q1 -tag:Q2 -tag:Q3 -tag:Q4

    but this doesn't work.

    I have tried same with -any: at the beginning.

    I have tried tag:-Q1 tag:-Q2 tag:-Q3 tag:-Q4

    and with any: at the beginning.

    Grateful for any help.

    thanks

    IME, you should be able to use the search grammar of:

    -tag:Q1 -tag:Q2 -tag:Q3 -tag:Q4

    However, if your tag names have spaces, the tag names must be enclosed in quotes. IE:

    -tag:"Q 1"

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  7. While the kind words are appreciated, again, please let's stay on topic. If this thread continues to be a gripefest about moderators, it WILL be locked. Please feel free to report any posts you think go against the forum code of conduct by using the report button that is on each post. Also keep in mind that just because you do not like a post does not mean it goes against the forum code of conduct. Thank you.

  8. jetifo - you really are quite amazing. You'll do anything and everything to avoid saying "I'm sorry" to anyone, won't you?

    I ran a support team. That included forums. It was the entire support experience. So I know about forums, volunteers, and evangelists.

    You now have at least two people, and if I'm to believed about my "private" conversation, three people saying that we don't like the way the moderators and evangelists are treating people on the forum. And rather than hear and acknowledge that, you insist on countering my every post.

    The easiest thing in the world would have been to say "I'm sorry" to me, or to anyone else who doesn't have your exalted knowledge of Evernote and these forums.

    I give up.

    As Jeff pointed out earlier, you can use the report button to report any post you feel violates forum code of conduct. (And your post is pretty close to that). All reports are read by EN employees and can be read by moderators. If EN staff feel the post violates code of conduct, action will be taken. However, this is a public forum and as a result, there very well may be posts you do not like, but that do not violate the forum code of conduct. That's life.

    Evangelists have been hand picked by EN staff. And as Jeff said, they have a bit of authority since they are also moderators. So EN has placed a certain level of trust in them. They do not do this lightly. You may disagree with their choices but again, that's life.

    Our Evangelists are users, like you, who are passionate about Evernote. They earned the Evangelist badge by being overwhelmingly helpful to our users.

    When I started the Evangelist program, I made the decision to have them add the badge to their existing account rather than have them create a brand new "personna" to login with. I was well aware that in doing this, the personality of the individual people would show through on their posts as well. Indeed, these guys post *a lot*, and when you have thousands of posts, there's going to be some posts that rub people the wrong way.

    As jefito said, they most certainly do not agree with each other on everything. They can all instruct you on how to use the "ignore" feature on this board, and that it works on everyone, even Administrators.

    For every post by them that may be a tad overly sensitive, however, there's another 50 that is super helpful. Every one of them are the most "liked" people on these boards - even more so than me ;)

    And for that, we at Evernote are forever grateful.

    Now...I suggest the thread get back on topic (Evernote support, not whether or not you like one or more of the evangelists) to prevent it from being locked.

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  9. BurgersNFries - to quote your own response to this person:

    If you had done this from the get go, it would have expedited someone getting back to you. Guess you just like to prolong your misery. If you're this "helpful" with EN support, it will probably be a week or two before they get your issue resolved. Good luck.

    Maybe I'm misintepreting your response.

    Nice way to take things out of context. Please feel free to read the previous posts to that user. That reply was to someone who was griping about not getting support. And yet when asked several times to post his ticket number, so that someone from Evernote could follow up on it (notice, this is trying to a HELP this user), he refused. Evernote takes their customer support very seriously & they always want to investigate any situations that may fall through the cracks. So yeah, if someone is going to come to the board & gripe about lack of support, I expect the user to provide info to support such a claim. If you think that "piling on", then so be it. Or maybe you should read the whole story rather than pick & choose & make judgment calls on only a few posts.

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  10. not just bunches of loose notes where your search function hopefully will find something...

    Using tags, keywords & descriptive titles allows you to use the powerful EN search engine so you can easily & quickly find notes. I have over 63,000 notes and yet most of my searches are across all notebooks, not relegated to a single notebook. And yet I can easily find the note(s) I'm looking for.

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  11. As a new Evernote user, I read some of this thread, and I have to say I saw 4-5 different people piling on and abusing this guy, and they're not even Evernote employees.  It wasn't very encouraging.  Maybe such people shouldn't be on the forum, if they can't keep a positive and professional persona.

    I see several people demonstrating to a user the various way he could get support. Not sure why you think that's "abuse" or not positive/professional.

  12. I also support your right to address a post to Evernote developers.

    No one has ever suggested otherwise. However, if/when a user has a more direct need to feel their request is heard, then yes, submitting via a support ticket is the recommended alternative.

     

    Certainly the nay-sayers have no problem repeating their objections ad nasuim.

    You "support" the right for users to repeatedly request a feature (which no one has ever said they shouldn't) and yet you add a negative connatation to those who disagree? I don't understand the rationalization behind "supporting" replies only from those who agree with you.

     

    2) There's ample evidence that Evernote policy is to read every post. Just go to the top of any forum page, and type in "we read every post", and you'll see many examples of Evernote employees saying exactly that. Here's just one: http://discussion.evernote.com/topic/43257-scansnap-evernote-edition/?p=243064. Of course, whether one believes it or not, but me, if I couldn't take them at their word on this, then I'd probably stop using their software.

    Absolutely!

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  13. I have no more distrust of MS than any SW company. My comment was more about whether their products add value to the problem(s) individuals, teams, businesses are trying to solve. I use MS Office everyday, but if I am looking for a team/business collaboration solution, I want something more than making it easy to store MS word documents. The same is true for my Notes/Organization system. As "GrumpyMonkey" pointed out, cross platform, security and performance still seem to make it an easy sell.

    IME, OneNote does & always has done more than "making it easy to store MS word documents" and certainly adds value to problem solving...hence my initial comment about the fact that I do use OneNote. Can't speak to the collaborative value of ON since I don't use it in that arena. But since EN sucks as a collaborative tool (IMO), I'd have to say I doubt OneNote is any worse (or ever has been) than EN in that arena.  When it comes to collaboration, of course cross platform, security & perfomance issues are important.  But I don't see the fact that someone using the EN web client on a linux box & can wipe out changes being made on that same note by someone on a Mac box as all that advantageous.  But that's just me. 

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  14. I think I am the tin-foil hat guy in this thread. Though, after a year of Snowden leaks, I think I may actually need to have a tin-foil suit made for me.

    My comment was more about those who have a distrust of Microsoft in general & are suspicious of MS trying to garner/keep customers...

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  15. FWIW, I also use Onenote & have for many years.  But IMO, while there is some overlap, they are really not competitors.  I tend to use Onenote for brainstorming big projects & use it less frequently than Evernote.  OTOH, (at the risk of repeating myself yet again), I use Evernote pretty much every hour that I'm on a computer/device & then some, like when using FastEver Snap to take photos of things when shopping.  Onenote is overkill for much of what I use Evernote for.

    Interesting that you use both.   I have not looked at OneNote for some time, has it evolved into something other than MS trying to lock us/extend the life of Office?

    Well if you're into wearing tin foil hats, you probably still want to avoid OneNote.

  16. I password protected some text within a note, and viewed and edited that text successfully (many times). A "dot bar" would appear within the note, signifying that there was protected text, and when I would click on the dot bar I would be prompted for the password. Then, one day I accidentally backspaced over the "dot bar"  - and all my protected text is gone!  Apparently, the dot bar is not just a prompt to input a password but is the only link to the protected text !!  And, since the whole note was not erased, the lost text is not in the Trash.

    If anyone knows how to recover this text, please let me know.

     

     

    Yes, backspacking over the dots is erasing the protected text, just as if you were backspacing over text, an image or any other attachment.  This should not be a surprise.  As far as recovering your note, there is the note history.

     

     

     

    Premium users have access to note history.  Note history is taken once every about eight hours.  If you think a good version of your note was on the EN servers for at least eight hours & therefore probably created a note history, you can upgrade to premium to get the note history.  You can upgrade to premium for a single month, which will set you back $5.

    Or...if you have a backup of your database.

  17. I know this has been suggested before, but I would love to see the ability to share stacks (and all the notebooks contained in them). I know there are workarounds and not everyone would find this useful, however I feel strongly that it would help me and other users.

    Thanks!

    Yes, you are right. This has been suggested before. Evernote staff read all posts on the board so please do not start new threads for the sake of starting a new thread. Unlike bed sheets, thread count does not matter here.

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