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fjpoblam

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  1. (Thank you, BurgersNFries, for posting the Guardian link. Yep, that's where I saw it—Flipboarded…but I wasn't sure whether this was one of those forums in which posting links is allowed. I always try to be on best behavior.) I agree with comments here perceiving EN's increasing monetization. It's a sad thing for me to see. I bought my Premium subscription originally, not because I needed what it offered, but rather, to show my support for a favored product. Little did I know. When the "Evernote Lifestyle" (Marketplace) reared its ugly head, I began to get suspicious. In my mind, EN is losing touch with its roots. Me? I stumbled upon EN when Google killed its Notebooks app. I wanted, simply, a place to take and sync notes. Now EN has become an "ecosystem". Matter of taste—I certainly don't fault or intend to offend those who enjoy an "ecosystem". But when I need to get an add-on like QuickEver for a quick-start note-taker, somehow, I miss "the old days". I question my Premium investment, and especially, a price bump.
  2. Any projections on how much it’ll change for users in the USA? I ass-u-me we’d get a notice before auto-renewal along with the option of opting out of any price increase…
  3. For many years, I've been in the habit of carrying, and having quick at hand, a pocket notepad on which to write random notes or doodles. Even while designing a website, I'd write, say, hexadecimal codes calculated for CSS colors or special characters. Or URLs for links. Items for momentary use. When a page was full, I'd rip it out and toss it. Now, I've put the notepad away. I carry an iPhone with Quickever installed. It opens instantly, ready for a note that may be saved to Evernote or trashed, depending upon what circumstances dictate. This is a new habit, a learning process for me. I find that I still grasp for the old paper notepad at first, out of long-established habit. But it's gone. Now I'm reaching for the phone.
  4. Through a chat and a support ticket, I have learned I have absolutely no way to change my Evernote password using my iPad: I must resort to the laptop. No other web service provider (site or app) I use or am aware of suffers this limitation. IMHO it is a security shortcoming. My iPad is my main computing device—even for website design, development, and maintenance—not to mention the customary email, browsing, blogging, etc. I usually whip out the laptop only occasionally for ==>its own<== routine maintenance and backups: it is secondary and incidental. The iPad (and perhaps also iPhone) need more granular administrative control over the Evernote account. I hope the Evernote developers will devote some of my Premium funding to this pursuit with due haste.
  5. This will promote efficiency (for me, at least—and I suspect for others as well). Some folks may prefer Evernote to start up with the (customized) “Home screen” every time. Some, a list of notes (either icons or snippets, sorted by date or by title…whatever). Some may at some times prefer creation of *some* type of note—armed and ready, as it were. And some may prefer, of course, “start where I left off”. Lots of possibilities. Folks have different tastes, different needs. It would be very nice to have a Preference to control this, explicitly. On ALL platforms, of course!
  6. Ah well, reckon I should’ve said. Sorry for creating confusion. Guess an iPad is a child device rather than a peer for Evernote purposes. Thanks.
  7. Unfortunately, the possibilities you mention do not seem to be available on my iPad AFAIK. (Off-topic, FWIW: my iPad is my main squeeze even for website maintenance: the laptop comes out only for periodic updates, syncs, and backups.)
  8. When I copy content from elsewhere and paste it into Evernote, not only is the *content* copied, but also the *formatting*. That including, font-size, font-family, color, and everything else. All I want is the content. As I’ve noted in other posts here (and as I see for myself in the preferences), Evernote itself offers no user control over fonts. Thus I cannot alter the appearance of pasted content. I end up with some notes in 16px Helvetica, some in 8px Times, some in 12px Verdana…and on, and on. I would truly appreciate a little help in this. A little consistency. All it would take, for example, is a Preference for pasting Content without Formatting!
  9. Well, okay, folks. No, I haven't tried PostEver, and probably won't. But I supported the devs at FastEver with my 2 bucks each for iPhone and iPad. What the heck? The comparison? Very similar. One might say FastEver is available for typing a half of a blink of an eye more quickly than QuickEver. But that's quicker (or faster, depending on how you look at it) than I can get my fingers to start typing, so the difference at that point is purely cosmetic and visual. As for function. One thing I prefer about QuickEver (so far) is swiping to move the cursor. All I could get FastEver to do on swipe was move a character at a time left or right, where QuickEver easily switches from character movement to smooth movement across broader expanses of text: a time-saver. Quickever has a list inserter prominently displayed on its slide-out function bar; I haven't yet found how to add a list in FastEver (aside from repeated CR). So that's the word from an *old* QuickEver user and a *new* FastEver user. I'm enjoying all your comments. I truly thank you for weighing in! :-)
  10. I deduce that you (with FastEver) like me (with QuickEver) are using the apps for the same thing? That being, the *very quick* taking of a simple bit of text to be shipped off to Evernote? Is that right? (I *really* appreciate, as I suspect you do, the way the app opens lightning quick to a very simple typing space. I truly hope the developer doesn't try to fancify it and thus slow it down.)
  11. I have QuickEver on both my iPad and my iPhone, and am very pleased with it. (I'm amazed that such ability isn't native to Evernote.) Today, as I occasionally do, I checked in at the Trunk. I saw an app named FastEver which seems to do the same thing. Am I right? Is either one better than the other? Are there substantial differences? Should I *bother* to download FastEver and compare?
  12. Many days (months?) later, FWIW, I did it. I'm among the few, the proud, the premes. Que viva, Evernote!
  13. For iOS, as I described, QuickEver works fine. I was merely suggesting that the Evernote folks *themselves* incorporate this as one possible way to call up Evernote — whether it be in iOS, on MacOSX, Windows, or wherever... A hard thing for me to describe, but I'm thinking of a way to open Evernote with a blank note and *without* all the other bells and whistles, so to speak.
  14. There is need for a quick-start note-taking utility. If I recall correctly, Evernote *used to be* just that: starting up lightning fast as an open blank slate, ready for note-taking. Now, of course, with many options and features, Evernote opens more slowly to reveal a vast array of folders, navigation, and other options. What I'd like to see is, a quick, lightning fast, blank slate, for typing a note on the fly. Let it be set-and-forget, with userid/password and default Evernote notebook, and *that's it*! Let it open as quickly as, for example, Notes or Stickies on MacOSX. Evernote might also look into the "QuickEver" app published for iPads, which does a thing very similar to this request. Just simple and *very* quick. No heavy word-processing/formatting involved! A blank slate. And for *typists*, not touch-drawers such as Penultimate users. Okay?
  15. A conflicting files resolution utility would include two items: Visible line-by-line comparison of the two synced files, showing differences. (This is usually, at least in my case, at most two or three items/file lines.) This would allow the file owner quickly to copy/paste in order to resolve conflicts. Perhaps even there could be an option to select one version of the file over the other. Then, the option to save, system- and Evernote-wide, the selected/constructed version of the file. *If* (as is likely) the "Conflicting-file-[date-time]" folder exists, and the conflict has been resolved, then *automatically* delete the folder and its contained file!Such a feature would avoid much grief for me and, I suspect, for many other "conflicting file" creators!
  16. I will continue to support Evernote. I'm a long-time user, and have watched Evernote evolve. As it becomes more complex and sophisticated, it *does* (must) load a bit more slowly. I must suggest that an essential feature for me is that Evernote load *quickly* for an off-the-cuff memory or note. A lightweight thought I may want to record. This is the way Evernote started. For, example, sync purposes, I find that Evernote becomes responsive for my input a bit (or sometimes substantially) more slowly than in "the old days". Keep it sleek.
  17. Just curious: what's the difference between Skitch and Penultimate? Well, obviously, I can see some general GUI differences. And Penultimate may have more sophisticated graphics in a way. But for a simple sketch, why would I prefer one over the other?
  18. I hope you folks will try to understand this. I don't need any of the premium features. Were I to upgrade, it would be for only one reason: to keep Evernote robust, and just because "you're you". I like Evernote because it's a powerful dumb data handler. I don't use the word "dumb" in an insulting way. It's actually a *compliment*! Evernote simply does its job: it's all about the user. The user's data is "here" (wherever the user is) and Evernote moves it "there" (to Evernote). Then whenever the user is "here" again (maybe the same place, maybe somewhere else, on a different device), Evernote moves it from "there" to "here". Simple as that. No fluff, no guff. I sincerely hope Evernote doesn't go fancy and build ties to Facebook and Twitter and Google Plus and Microsoft and...whoever. I want, just, Evernote, *pure* and simple. Evernote is power. Evernote is the ultimate cloud service. KISS.
  19. On my laptop, by habit, I view my Evernote "library" as a list of titles (List View as opposed to Thumbnail View). This compact view of my notes makes it quick and efficient for me to scroll through my collection and select a note of interest. On my iPad, it appears I'm locked into an icon view. While scrolling on the iPad is quick, this view nonetheless suffers from a huge waste of screen real estate. I would prefer a simple list view (lines of text). They might be styled (as I do my web pages) with appropriate line-spacing to make them more easily "finger-selectable". But it would surely be an aid to efficiency were I not have to scroll through screens otherwise occupied by loads of grey space. Simple note title lists would be more appropriate, or at least, I'd appreciate the option to view it that way!
  20. Yeah, but what next: Evernote photo notebook (a la Picasa/iPhoto/Bridge)? If it's purely about the priority of generating business, then the *sustainable* root is essential and it's where all else came (comes) from. Adventurous forays, week limbs, may generate a moment's pleasure, but the gnarly old trunk must not be forgotten. That's all I'm saying. I'll shut up for now. En boca cerrada no entran moscas.
  21. I saw this morning that Evernote has released two new apps for the iPad. One is intended to aid in remembering and sharing dining experiences, and the other is intended to aid in the remembering of people's faces. Yes, these may be nice and even creative elements in the Evernote repertoire. But has Evernote pursued these at the expense of refinements to the editor suggested in the many fine threads in this forum? I would rather see Evernote remain a thick, strong, beefy, robust product than a thin, fishy, wiry product. Don't become the Google of notes. Remember your roots! Just my 2 cents.
  22. Good job, well deserved, kudos, pat on the back, and all translations thereof, pards. Live long and prosper.
  23. [Off-topic: For 10 years, we used Windows and synced files to HP iPaqs - remember those? Heck, they still make iPaqs, I think.] Anyway, we're a "Mac household" now. Each of us has an Evernote account. Also, each of us has a Gmail account and an Appleid for iTunes/iCloud. We've tried'em all. For our word processing needs, Evernote wins, hands down. Google Docs on an iPad? Forget it: don't hold yer breath. Using iCloud? Whatta groaner or yawner, depending on how you (we, anyway) look at it; and possibly file-destructive, too, if you ever sign out on your laptop. BTDT. iTunes? Watch what you sync, but keep up with your syncs. Problematic. Evernote? Straightforward, surprisingly powerful, *fast*, and spot on for what we need. Evernote knew cloud before "cloud" became a cute word.
  24. A couple times, we've inserted photos into a note, and the photos (as one might expect) end up huge. This is because the source files are taken directly from jpg files downloaded from the camera. It would be nice if Evernote would provide a drag handle at the corner of the attached/inserted image to resize it to a size courteous for sharing with friends. (Perhaps this is available and we simply haven't stumbled upon it. If so, my bad for this suggestion!) Until such a feature is available, we'll take the time to create resized images in advanced before copying/pasting into an Evernote.
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