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  1. I suppose the real driver of prioritization would (or should) be number of users of each client. From this, we have the numbers of Windows, Mac and Web users being relatively equal on the desktop (the numbers presented do seem a little funny in that a lot of people use multiple clients, a mix of desktop, mobile and web). Short form: ever since I've been coming around here, there's always someone claiming that the Mac client is getting the short end of the straw, and someone claiming that the Windows client is the one being neglected. Sort of "the grass is always greener" situation...
  2. Yup. I thought the idea was cool when it was introduced, but too many times I clicked on a tag with subchildren without realizing, and got my search filter bombed with all of those tags (sometimes 20 or more). I don't use the tag tree for hierarchical searching, just to organize them loosely. If Evernote ever offered better tools to do hierarchical tag search, I'd consider using them, but I seem to be doing OK as it is.
  3. No problem, just being informational, and not scolding.
  4. Obligatory link to the Evernote search grammar: https://dev.evernote.com/doc/articles/search_grammar.php. Look at the section "Matching literal terms", which describes how punctuation is used to split text, but is not used in matching text.
  5. Note to OP: it's better to separate out separate requests into separate posts (to make it better for tabulating votes, topic merging and other related activities), and, if a request is specific to one particular OS/platform (i.e., Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, or web) dependent post them in the relevant OS specific request forums.
  6. In the Windows client: Format / Zoom allows you to change the zoom for the current note. Hotkeys: Ctrl+0 : Set normal zoom Ctrl++ : Increase zoom Ctrl+- : decrease zoom These settings aren't sticky : if you change to a different note, it goes back to normal zoom. But they are quick to use.
  7. Unfortunately, this is a bad, or at least misguided feature in the Windows client, for a several reasons: It's a global setting: you cannot choose to make a search be a subtag search if the option is off, and you cannot choose to make a search be an exact (i.e., no subtags) if it's on The search semantics (i.e., results you get) when the option is on will not match the results in any other client, and also do not match the documented search language (https://dev.evernote.com/doc/articles/search_grammar.php). So your saved searches may not work the same on non-Windows cients. If you are adding tags by choosing tags by clicking them from a list with the option on, you can get a big surprise if you add tags that have subtags: all of the subtags are added explicitly to the search (i.e., you see them in the search info), *and* it turns your search automatically into an ANY search, even if it was an AND search (the default). Surprise! I'd say that this works much less than perfectly. I think that someone on the Windows team thought that with would be a clever hack, but it was far too clever for its own good. A much better way to have implemented this would have been to add a way to specify subtag search in the search language (e.g., via something like a +tag:AParentTag term) , and support it everywhere so that searches work the same on all device types. Then you could use it, or not, in specific searches, and also achieve a new set of AND/OR searches by specifying a subtag search term in a standard AND search, much like wildcarded text searches in Evernote work.
  8. Sigh. Had this discussion with someone else recently. Uniqueness of tag names does not make the Evernote tag tree any less hierarchical than if duplicate tag names were allowed. It's still a hierarchy, much as say, a company org chart that organizes employees into a hierarchy is still, yes, a hierarchy. Splitting hairs a bit, but the tag tree is not a "half-hierarchy". That being said, sure, it might be convenient to have multiple instances of the same tag name in the tag tree, but what are the implications? Is tag "A" in one part of the tree the same tag as tag "A" in another part of the tree? If you want that, then some things need to be changed. Tagging becomes a bit more complicated, since you're now tagging with is what is in essence a tag path, so you need to disambiguate. How does this affect search? You'd probably need ways to treat a tag as a path or as a pure label (which it is now). It all seems kin of awkward to me. In the end, the Evernote tag tree can be used to navigate your notes if you want (and you're careful and disciplined), and people do (but I don't, being more lazy than disciplined when it comes to organizing my notes), but it's antithetical to the primary notion of a tag in Evernote. A tag is not a container; it labels a note. A note can have multiple tabs, and that's a strength. Flip side, a note belongs to exactly one notebook, much like a fil ein a file system (modulo hard links, etc.), so I think it's far more likely that Evernote will eventually go to some form of nested notebook structure, rather than allowing tags to live in multiple parts of the tag tree. I don't really count stacks; they're helpful to some degree, and I use them a little, but I don't use a lot of notebooks either (< 25 across two accounts). For my money, tags are a better way of organizing my notes than yet another hierarchical system to traipse up and down. As usual, YMMV...
  9. In the context of this forum discussion, you'd also have too many notes pinned to the top of your list: pick your poison. This really indicates a different problem: one of managing many todos. In the world of todo management, there are many different ways. Note that Evernote is not intended to be an all-powerful todo management system or implement any particular methodology, though it works fine as a lightweight todo application. Myself, I try to use reminders sparingly, going by the "7 plus or minus 2" rule (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Magical_Number_Seven,_Plus_or_Minus_Two); basically, once you get to around 10 or more items, you need to cut things back, or find a different way. You can have notes that track multiple todos, rather than one todo per note, use a dashboard note that organises your todos (how about a table with an Eisehower matrix (https://www.eisenhower.me/eisenhower-matrix/)? And so on. I have a dashboard note for upcoming items and a backlog note for things that are in the "some day" category. Many ways to approach this. Note that you can filter your note lists (and hence their associated reminder lists) using search terms like "remindertime:week" (show all notes that have a reminder time within the last week), etc. (see https://dev.evernote.com/doc/articles/search_grammar.php). Put commonly used filters in a search shortcut, and that can help make things easier.
  10. Correct. In the body of the note, your in the note editor, and Tab has special meaning in the note editor, mush like other test editors. If you're just editing normal text, the Yab key inserts ffour spaces. If you're in a list (bulleted, numbered), then Tab indents the current item (and Shift+Tab dedents it). And if you're in a table, Tab generally moves to the next table cell. To jump from the note editor to the title field, use F2. And if you prefer to start a new note in the title area, use the setting Tools / Options / Note --> "Set new note focus to title"
  11. Evernote on Linux is either on the web, or via a 3rd party Evernote client, of which there's at least one: https://www.linuxuprising.com/2018/11/evernote-linux-client-nixnote2-forked.html
  12. See https://help.evernote.com/hc/en-us/articles/209005237-How-does-sync-work-within-Evernote- : if Evernote has detected any conflicting changes, then they should appear in a special notebook. In the case you cite (you're not seeing changes from mobile that don't appear in a different Evernote application, that's not necessarily a conflicting change (which is a note being edited in two separate places); it could however be a bug.
  13. In the version I'm using, 8.12.4, I can select a notebook from the Notebooks list in the slideout panel, and that shows me all of the notes in that notebook. If I then tap on the Search magnifying glass, search terms entered there only apply to the scope of the current notebook, at least as far as I can tell. Does that not work for you?
  14. Seeing as now "semantics" means meaning, I usually think of semantics as actually being somewhat important. Huh -- I've done a lot of work with hierarchies over the years as a user and a developer, and there is no "by definition" with respect to node names in a tree structure. They can be unique, or allow duplicates. It's really up to the intended usage, and the implementer. I couldn't find any definition of tree structure that forbids unique node names -- if you can reference one, I'd like to see it. As far as I can tell, it has nothing to do with "global"-ness of nodes (whatever that means); it's just a way of organizing whatever data you have in a way that's convenient. But we do that with hierarchies and other structures all the time. We arrange things that are not intrinsically hierarchical into hierarchies for whatever purpose suits. A dictionary is a very broad and shallow tree, organizing disparate words by first letter. An org chart organizes a collection of people into functional units in a tree. A disk file system organizes collections of sectors wherever they live on the disk into files, and collections of files into folders, etc. I could go on. There's nothing special about the "view-of" thing: in computers, nodes are not required to hold all of node data, it can hold references to node data, however it's stored. And in Evernote, a user generally interacts with the hierarchy of tags, not the flat collection; in UI where the hierarchy is not available, users are generally offered other ways to filter the tag list down. You seem to have a beef with something that really is at the heart of what computer software is intended to do: present data in some organized form. I don't get it.
  15. Receipts come in all sizes. How about just taking photos of your receipts?
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