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  1. and please make sure it's pudding and not flavored yogurt... ~Jeff
  2. There may just be a difference between managing contract-driven development (guessing that this is what you were involved with) and managing the expectations of millions of (mainly) individual customers via frequent updates in a pretty competitive arena while juggling rapid growth over multiple disparate platforms, or it may just be a style thing on the part of Evernote management. It's just the way they do things there, and it may not fit what you're comfortable with, judging by your feeling of resignation and disappointment. ~Jeff
  3. Rule #2 (after "Evernote staff reads every post" is "Evernote rarely gives out release timeframes or progress reports". Dave will probably appear to verify this, but if you do a search for "jerk", you'll find a number of posts where he states this in the forums. ~Jeff
  4. Amen to that -- we have a sort of split corporate personality, consumer vs. professional, and it's a real balancing act to service both. Developers can flow from hot project to hot project (little customer visibility), but the sale & support staff have to stay pretty much constant, and all the while we have to be vigilant about not cannibalizing sales in one or the other group. Jeff
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    Due Dates!

    It can take awhile if you're used to other systems. I think there there are other folks around who have implemented fairly rigorous methodologies in Evernote; you could try searching for 'GTD' to find their descriptions. It's not exactly what you want, but might give you some ideas. ~Jeff
  6. Hey, that's awesome, Dave. Anyone who says that Evernote doesn't listen, well, just isn't listening. We have a user in our company forums who has close to 10,000 posts (yes, he's retired), but nobody on our staff is anywhere near. Congratulations, and thanks. ~Jeff
  7. I think that you need to narrow down your questions a little bit. What do you mean by competitive? What other cloud-based services are you comparing against? Have you tried Evernote yet? ~Jeff
  8. "Her' way. Yes, that's just exactly right, and best for all concerned. All posts are read by Evernote staff, and sometimes they respond. Off-topic posts may get moved to the appropriate forum, too. ~Jeff
  9. Ha, I read that story this weekend, too. Evidently nothing's safe with people in the loop. ~Jeff
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    Due Dates!

    It's not clear that Evernote will be (or should be) a task manager. That doesn't seem to be its main purpose at this time, that's for sure. I think that adding todo items is a nice feature, but they're not particularly well-supported on all platforms, and lists of to-do items are sure a long way from being to-do lists. That plus the fact that due dates aren't implemented yet leads me to believe that full -on task list management is a ways off, if it ever will appear in Evernote. That being said, you may be able do something close to what you want by using notes to track individual tasks, and using tags to organize them, modulo due date support, that is. Oh, and please note that I am not an Evernote employee, nor do I have any special insider information about their plans. This is just my own speculation. ~Jeff
  11. This is a user forum, and it's open, so pretty much anyone who wishes to comment can do so. If you need support, then you should file a support request. By the way, BurgersNFries is not a guy, though she is very knowledgeable and helpful. Also, you should be aware that humor may not come across very well in forum posts -- I can't say that I caught it either. ~Jeff
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    mac (Archived) Reminder, ical, alert

    Read through the forum for awhile, and you'll find a number of requests, each of which is 'the only thing that Evernote is missing'. They're aware of the request, and they'll prioritize it as they see fit. That's how they roll. ~Jeff
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    (Archived) Sharing without web access

    As stated above, they know about the need; their stated plan is to implement it. Timetable unknown. Good thing you pointed that out -- they might have missed it. ~Jeff
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    mac (Archived) Crazy password protection!?

    Last I knew, all desktop platforms that Evernote supports come with password protection built right in. If you don't want people mucking with your Evernote notes or (or your other personal stuff for that matter), then lock your machine when you're away from it. The iPhone/iPad password discussion is another matter. Evidently, without Apple's knowledge or understanding, iPhones and iPads are made to be shared willy-nilly with all and sundry, or to use as baby-sitting devices, and so Apple forgot to put device-level password protection (or a guest mode) in place. As BurgersNFries notes, there's plenty of discussion on both of these topics. ~Jeff
  15. I think that you need a facility to prevent drunk clipping. ~Jeff
  16. Do you do loans, too? Looking to make-over our kitchen. Or a new road bike. Or a return to Hawaii. Or something. ~Jeff
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    mac (Archived) Picture to Text

    Ouch. I remember that series from when it first appeared. ~Jeff
  18. A toolbar button works for notes with one attachment, but doesn't work for notes with multiple attachments; it would probably need to be extended somehow. ~Jeff
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    (Archived) Link Notes together

    Not possible at this time. I know that linked notes are a feature that Evernote is looking at for implementation, but they've not announced any firm plans or timetable for implementation. They usually don't anyways, but at least they've stated that it's something they're planning on doing. Do a search for 'note linking' for other threads on the topic. ~Jeff
  20. Should be able to handle multiple attachments, correct? ~Jeff
  21. Uservoice, and other technologies have been suggested before. I'd hesitate before calling the forum daunting, but there are some sharp tongues out there (in here?); this is noted by Dave E in one of his replies to the posts below. I'd also quibble with your use of 'void' to describe the forum -- it's far from a void, with good Evernote staff participation, and knowledgeable users. A search on 'UserVoice' turned up: http://forum.evernote.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=17008&p=68135&hilit=uservoice#p68135 http://forum.evernote.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=15881&p=62888&hilit=uservoice#p62888 http://forum.evernote.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=53&t=13171&p=52546&hilit=uservoice#p52546 ~Jeff
  22. Where to start is just to start. Reading some stuff you're interested in on the Web? Clip it to Evernote. Want to organize your lecture notes? Drag them in to Evernote. Experiement. There's no one way to get into it, and your best way of using Evernote may not be mine. But some folks here will be able to steer you into better ways of working with the organization tools (notebooks and tags). But just start putting stuff in, and see how it goes, and then when you get stuck, come and ask. ~Jeff
  23. The basic idea is that Evernote is a service for collecting information -- web clippings, notes, things that you write, documents, scans, sounds, videos, funny cat pictures, or whatever interests you -- and allows you to store it in a single collection, backed by a cloud database, in such a fashion as to make it available from other computers and devices. This collection is also searchable (they do OCR on images too), and organizable, and to some extent shareable. These are the basic concepts. What are the possible uses? Myriad. Some folks use it to implement todos/task management, with sophisticated methodologies etc. I'm a pretty simple user -- I clip articles that interest me, usually software development related, and keep my work journal, and meeting and project notes. You certainly should be able to organize your lecture notes with Evernote. ~Jeff
  24. Yes, it can. But like any organizational tool, it requires that you understand what the tool's capabilities are, and that you plan, and make the effort to use the tool. You don't just wave it around and everything snaps into place, as in a Harry Potter movie. If you just come into the forum and ask vague questions that don't show that you've taken many pains to understand what Evernote is and can do, then you'll likely receive, well, vague, bemused and quizzical responses. A true skeptic is usually someone who understands something of the nature of skepticism's target. If you're referring to Evernote, then you really don't seem to have much grounds. ~Jeff