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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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...
  4. 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.
  5. 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"
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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?
  9. 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.
  10. Receipts come in all sizes. How about just taking photos of your receipts?
  11. I don't access on iOS at all, but on my Android device, in Chrome, to get to the Devices page, I went to the link that @Scott T. provided (Devices page), signed in, and it took me straight there. To access the web version of Evernote on Android, I go to evernote.com, and use a Chrome menu setting to open the desktop site, and there's the Evernote web application, in all its glory, It's a bit painful to use on a small device like a phone as it doesn't adapt to the smaller screen size, leading to lots of scrolling around, but it does work after a fashion, and can be useful in a pinch. I'm guessing you can do something similar on iOS, but I can't tell for sure. Anyways, it sounds like @Scott T. has things in hand for you, and hopefully you get things straightened out shortly. Cheers.
  12. Sure it's hierarchical -- there's nothing in the definition of hierarchy (see e.g. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hierarchy) that dictates that names of items need be or need not be unique. Evernote's version just allows you to do hierarchical organization of your tag names. File systems are not the only hierarchies -- organizations of people can also be hierarchies, and that's pretty much analogous to Evernote's hierarchy. I have mixed feelings about the tag structure allowing tag names to appear at different places in the hierarchy, but the way I use Evernote doesn't depend on the hierarchy at all, just the tag names, which can mean multiple things, much like words in language with more than one meaning, so I doubt that I'd take advantage of a your so-called 'proper' hierarchy anyways (I sure wouldn't want to specify paths in my tag names, yeesh). In other words, I use Evernote tags to describe notes (like keywords) and that usage doesn't depend at all on the tag hierarchy. If Evernote search allowed for what I call 'hierarchical tag search', i.e., find notes that have tag A or any of its children, then I'd consider using that, but otherwise not much use for the tag tree -- I rarely bother with organizing the tree and generally keep it closed in the UI. I'd look at Bear if I had an Apple device, so sorry, but no thanks, Somewhat ironic that their opening web page claims "Use it everywhere", though. If you want to see cross platform done properly, don't bother taking a look a look at Bear (Evernote's not there on the 'properly' bit either, FWIW, but it is there). Going back a bit: I stated the reason as descriptive, not prescriptive; for the record, I've always thought that stacks were a bit of a quick hack. Useful enough for organizing the relatively few notebooks (20-odd?) that I have across two accounts, and stacks are recognized in search, so they're fine for my purposes, just not a grand evolution. With respect to the original request, I doubt that stacks as implemented (so notebooks names need to be globally unique in an account), but I'd guess that you'll see nested notebooks before you see the tag hierarchy allow tags names to appear in multiple places. From my reading of he forums, I'm pretty sure that vastly more folks want the former than the latter, plus I'm pretty sure that Evernote does want to implement some kind of nested structure for notebooks. If nested notebooks become a thing, it may be possible that they also allow notebooks of the same name to occupy different slots in the hierarchy, but we'll see. They're battling other dragons at the moment (https://discussion.evernote.com/forum/306-behind-the-scenes-series/)..
  13. Except for the fact that that the moderators tend to find common requests and merge them. That being said, basically *all* feature requests are in the same boat: vote count is relative to other vote counts, not number of forum-goers or total number of Evernote users. And that's not to mention the other sources of requests (twitter, tech support, etc.). Companies like Evernote already know that they don't get %100 participation from their users, and make adjustments. Nice bunch of assumptions there., not adding up to much concrete, I'm sorry to say. Well, maybe, but it's not really topical to this particular request, so you should post a separate request in the web clipper feature request forum. That being said, the web clipper does do filtering on notebook names as you type characters in, which I find handier than navigating a stack/notebook structure (assuming that I had tons of notebooks, which I don't). First off, there are no folders in the Evernote architecture, only stacks, notebooks, notes and tags. Most folks who want a tree structure for Evernote want an arbitrarily nestable container structure, most likely using notebooks as the basis for the tree (i.e., allowing notebooks to contain other notebooks rather than just notes), much like files and folders in a file system .Evernote doesn't have that; it has a very flat structure where stacks can only contain notebooks, and notebooks can only contain stacks. A tree by strict definition, sure, but not what most people want, from my reading of the forum, anyhow.
  14. Web browser doesn't count as a device, even if it's on your mobile device. Devices are the native -- meaning Windows, Mac, Android and iOS applications. In particular, it's the native Android and iOS applications on which cached notes are cleared when you change users. The web version does things differently. More info: https://help.evernote.com/hc/en-us/articles/218558068-Understanding-the-device-limit
  15. Seeing as how this is a Windows-specific subforum, you'll want to go over to https://discussion.evernote.com/forum/218-evernote-for-mac/ and see whether there's an existing request for the same functionality and if not, add one yourself.
  16. TIFF format is generally meant to be lossless, but is still losslessly compressible, and that's supported in the format. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TIFF#TIFF_Compression_Tag Different question is whether scanners can do compression or not.
  17. Accessing Scott's link works on Chrome on my Android device.
  18. A standard workarounds: use reminders. Reminders work well with Snippet view in Windows, in that reminder notes titles & reminder dates are kept in a separate list at the top of the snippet list, so they're easily accessible (the reminder list can also be closed up to give you hack vertical space in the snippet view). The reminder list is independently sortable, and can also be set up a user-sortable (you drag items where you want them to go). I use reminders a lot for exactly this purpose. The basics: https://help.evernote.com/hc/en-us/articles/208314338-How-to-use-reminders. You can find a lot of other links with a web search on "evernote reminders"
  19. The only thing that I can suggest (not owning a scanner myself) is to check whether your you can configure your scanner to use TIFF's native compression (it's still lossless) so that you get smaller files. Good luck.
  20. Well, I'll accept 'us' as being past & present Evernote folks -- heck, you still have the scars, er, tattoo, right? Anyways, yeah, it was always clear that the order came from Windows, but I seem to remember it as pretty reliable (vs. Mac at the time). I seem to recall that Windows would return things in the order that you selected them if you selected one-by-one (via Ctrl+Click), but can't remember anything about order of drag selects. It may depend on whether you drag select up or down (https://stackoverflow.com/questions/6128962/how-do-i-maintain-the-file-order-in-windows-explorer-when-drag-and-dropping-file). It might also depend on the file ordering in the Explorer window as well, though I've not found much supporting that either way.. Microsoft seems pretty opaque about the whole thing.
  21. I appreciate the clarification; it used to be the case that Evernote staff did read everything here, per commends by Dave Engberg, but his tenure is long over, and the forums have a lot more traffic nowadays, so it's understandable. I'll keep that in mind in the future. Thanks.
  22. Plus accounts no no longer exist, except for folks who are grandfathered in. I.e., they're pretty much at a dead end. See the FAQ. I wouldn't expect them to increase the allocation limits for Plus. Sounds like your use case is more geared towards a Premium level.Is it possible to compress the TIFF files to save space?
  23. As far as I understand it, the rule was, and continues to be that Evernote staff read Every post. @Shane D.??
  24. I have two Evernote accounts, a premium account one personal use and basic account for work. I work at home sometimes and at the office other times. I use the Windows and Android Evernote applications (and the web app sometimes, too). At home on my Windows desktop, I can have both accounts open at the same time. At work, I don't want most of my personal notes on my work machine, so I solve this a different way: I share certain notebooks to my work account, and don't share the others. This lets me see a subset of my personal account with my work account, without needing to switch. This generally works fine. On my Android phone, I could switch accounts back and forth, but I really don't need to see a lot of work stuff on my phone, and switching requires pulling down notes from the server, because you can only have one account open at a time. So again, I use notebook sharing to make this simple: I share a couple of notebook from my work account to my personal account, and then I can see those notebooks on my phone. With respect to Evernote for Windows and multiple accounts, this page says:
  25. A rare one. Red letter day for me. I'll take it, even if it's due to your cold!
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