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iNik

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  1. Now that EN works pretty well on Chromebooks, this is an embarrassing omission...
  2. In the new web client, if I have text formatted as, say, 14 point font size, the web client renders it as 14px (pixels) instead of 14pt (point-size). This results in text that is substantially smaller than it ought to be.
  3. Add printing support to the Android client. Android now has a very solid printing system, including both network printers and Google Cloud Print. This has been brought up a few times, but hey, why not resurrect this feature, now that the rebrand is finished?
  4. When I use the web interface or Mac version, my edits are saved while I type. On Android, I have to leave edit mode in order to save changes. Not such a big deal on a phone where I'm not doing a lot of input, but now that I'm using it more on a Chromebook, I really miss that feature.
  5. Happy to report that scroll wheels now work in EN. Actually works quite smoothly on a Chromebook now.
  6. I can't comment on specifics of the company's financial state, but I have confidently put thousands of notes into Evernote and continue to do so, because: Evernote exports to HTML Evernote exports to well-documented XML (ENEX) Evernote for Mac can be scripted client-side to move data out And all of this is supported on the desktop, no need for the servers to be running at all. With the servers up and running, there are even more options.... In other words, whatever happens to Evernote eventually, I know I can get my data out and do something useful with it (even if it's just saving a bunch of HTML into a folder on my Google Drive or something). On top of that, I have 99% confidence that the company would give us a chance to get data out before shuttering their doors. And, hey, I'm prepaid through 2021 or something... here's hoping I don't lose that prepayment! (Yeah, went nuts before the price hike buying gift certificates!)
  7. The android app. I have to bounce between mobile and web since mobile can't print, web is much less full featured than mobile but web editing interface is otherwise superior on a Chromebook.
  8. Using EN on a Chromebook, I need to use my fingers to scroll. Would be nice to have scrolling support on the track pad or mouse. Better mouse support in general would be great, too. (it's a little flakey)
  9. This is an absurd omission. Yes, probably more than a line of code, but sort of a critical feature.
  10. Evernote for web, inexplicably, cannot copy notes. Small feature that makes EN a lot less useful on a Chromebook if a person wants to take advantage of the "templates" that keep showing up on the Evernote blog.
  11. Just call Evernote more specifically by putting your Tell to: tell application "Evernote.app"(* Your code here *)end tell
  12. Dang. After seeing the trial dialog, I went ahead and bought OfficeSuite even though I'm a premium subscriber. So it goes.
  13. If you use the referenced script, you can just change the final shell command to: set plain_Text to do shell script "echo " & quoted form of the_HTML & space & "textutil -format html -convert txt -stdin -output '/Users/yourname/Desktop/output.txt'" Adjust the path at the end to wherever you want the file to be saved.
  14. I don't have code that will be especially useful, but using the email forward and then waiting for a sync is superfluous. You're better off just grabbing the email's content directly and creating a note. Then you can add all the other info yourself.
  15. Yep, same here. I'm guessing that's working as intended, though. It's almost always going to be preferable to get the latest version from the Internet, rather than open a local one and risk it being out of sync.
  16. On Finder integration: Here is an AppleScript that will create a desktop shortcut to an Evernote note. This does not save the content, just a link. The links are, however, fairly sturdy things in Evernote, and can survive re-categorization and editing. http://blog.nik.me/post/44311282771/create-a-desktop-shortcut-to-an-evernote-note Regarding the "lock-in," this is totally mis-stated. The advantage of these "junk drawer" applications is that they add functionality that isn't available in the Finder. These include cross-device syncing, rapid search, OCR, clippers, etc. Furthermore, it is anything but locked in, and is in many ways more open than virtually any other file format. First and foremost, it is a desktop application, not just a web service, and will be usable for some time after the Evernote service might end. (Given that I'm still running OS 9 apps in an emulator, this could be a very, very, long time indeed.) Secondly, the Evernote file format is well documented and easy to parse (it's XML/XHTML based) and it has a powerful local API for batch actions. I can export the data into a variety of formats without any loss of fidelity/metadata beyond the limitations of where I migrate the data to. (Yes, even the OCR results are available in the XML format!) Thirdly, Evernote has proven itself to be a conscientious and trustworthy company, so I have every expectation that my data will not be locked in any time in the foreseeable future. In all ways, Evernote is actually an extremely open and future-proofed document format. More so than any other rich formats on the Mac (RTFD is a proprietary standard, PDF is basically inaccessible without helper applications, and I don't begin to know how to do something with a Safari web archive). Unless you're going with plain text, you can't do much better.
  17. Could you explain in more detail what you mean by "sync" rather than "export?" You're asking for two different databases, which store files in distinctly different ways, to send content between one another. That inherently requires exporting, or at a bare minimum, converting content. I believe you can use Devon's "capture site" function by sharing your Evernote document as a link, and then capturing the web page in Devonthink. You can then deactivate the share link if you're concerned about security. If that' isn't sufficient, could you give a better example of what you're trying to do? I'm unclear why you're looking for two-way synchronization between Devonthink and Evernote. The two apps seem to fulfill roughly the same function. Why not just commit to either Evernote or Devonthink on all your computers?
  18. If you export your Word documents as HTML, you can import the HTML into Evernote and keep (most) formatting intact. Automator should get you there pretty well, although AppleScript might be a better route to make sure you're capturing file names, metadata, etc. Just depends on exactly what you need. Something like this should be a good start:
  19. It ends up in ~/Library/Application Support/Evernote/Accounts/Evernote/[your account name]/ in a rather confusing and borderline-useless array of files and data. If you back up this folder, you'll be able to restore, albeit somewhat painfully. (I speak from experience.) If you want a more useful backup, you can export individual notebooks as "enex" files, which may be more useful for restores. I actually put together a little script that does exactly that -- creates an enex file for each of your Evernote notebooks. http://blog.nik.me/post/34781397512/getting-the-evernote-5-beta-back-it-up
  20. I would love to see the ability to add AppleScripts or Automator workflows to Evernote's toolbar. Many of The Omni Group's apps (notably OmniOutliner and OmniFocus -- both apps that intersect somewhat with EN's functionality) have this capability. It's super-convenient to put often-used addons right in front of you. Granted, this is a VERY Mac-specific request, and a fairly obscure one, but Evernote has a pretty empty toolbar most of the time, and it would be great to put its automation opportunities front and center.
  21. Here's a couple AppleScripts to get you started. The first summarizes/rolls-up selected notes, the second uses a search to find todos. Both would be fairly easily edited. http://blog.nik.me/post/44311285657/summary-roll-up-of-selected-evernote-notes http://blog.nik.me/post/35791960354/summarize-all-your-evernote-to-dos
  22. My suggestion would be to not lose the note in the editing window until it is de-selected in the list of notes/search results. If there's a need for visual feedback, the selected note could be identified in some way, but I'm not certain that's necessary at all. Otherwise I need to be exceptionally cautious about what activities I take with each note to ensure I can get everything done. It also makes it difficult to process multiple notes from one search (e.g. find a group of notes and make edits and file them in sequence) since I have to keep "breaking" the search in order to find the suddenly vanished note. While this behavior makes logical sense, it is user-hostile in the extreme.
  23. Is there a "simplify formatting" option? There used to be one on iOS, don't seem to see one on Android.
  24. I'm the author of those services, and I assure you that they are entirely supported -- they just haven't needed an update since 2009. I use them every day, and they work fine in Lion and Mountain Lion, too.
  25. I'm guessing your inputPath is the "_My Stuff:Cars:" folder. What it's doing is checking that directory for directories to import as notebooks. So instead of finding a "Notebook" folder in the inputPath, it's picking up files, which it doesn't know what to do with. So you want your input folder to contain nothing except for folders to use for notebook names. Something like... Input Folder: Input Folder:Cars: Input Folder:Finances: Input Folder:Recipes: Or, to be more precise, something like... Input Folder:Notebook Name:[Tag 1:Tag 2:...TagN:]File.txt Does that make sense? So what you might want is to set _My Stuff as the input folder (which would import everything into the "Cars" notebook), but make sure that the folders in there are set up like the above example.
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