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  1. On 9/14/2019 at 5:32 PM, falenn said:

    For example, I've created two tags, Prometheus and prometheus.

    These are the same tag in Evernote. Cane doesn't matter with tag names inside a single account. From the Evernote API reference (https://dev.evernote.com/doc/reference/Types.html#Struct_Tag (I've boldfaced the relevant rule):


    Struct: Tag

    Field Type
    guid Guid
    name string
    parentGuid Guid
    updateSequenceNum i32

    A tag within a user's account is a unique name which may be organized a simple hierarchy.


    The unique identifier of this tag. Will be set by the service, so may be omitted by the client when creating the Tag. 
    A sequence of characters representing the tag's identifier. Case is preserved, but is ignored for comparisons. This means that an account may only have one tag with a given name, via case-insensitive comparison, so an account may not have both "food" and "Food" tags. May not contain a comma (','), and may not begin or end with a space. 

    It is possible to see these as separate if one comes from another account, as with shared notebooks, but that's a different case altogether, since you cannot groom someone else's tags.

    On 9/14/2019 at 5:32 PM, falenn said:

    Also, I'd like to be able to namespace tags.  For instance, source:Title_of_a_Book.  Now, when I look at tags, I can see how many notes refer to that book.

    I don't know what you mean by "namespace" here. Or what "source: Title_of_a_Book" means either. I know that "source"" is a valid search term in Evernote, but from the context, it doesn't seem to be what you're referring to.

  2. 15 hours ago, badjer.phoenix said:

    That does sound like it would be a handy feature. Which keys are you hard pressing? Is this on a laptop/ desktop or is this a mobile device?

    In the Evernote for Windows application, a long press on the '<' or '>' tools in the toolbar (you may have to add it if it's not showing):


    15 hours ago, badjer.phoenix said:

    The Home I am referring to was in the context of using a "breadcrumb trail" to quickly get to the Notebook that the Note is contained in.

    Well, you don't need a breadcrumb trail if you can just go to the displayed notebook easily. Which you can in the web and Windows version. Android, which I also use, not s much, as far as I can tell.

  3. 12 hours ago, amartya said:

    Jefito Sir,

    please have a look at this attached screenshot. there is no "justify" in this text Alignment  in the beta editor version. please rectify this. other than that, i love Beta editor.

    In beta (308702) Prerelease (CE Build ce-62.5.9981):


  4. 2 hours ago, badjer.phoenix said:

    I am not quite sure what you are referring to in regards to navigating with the Alt + arrow keys as I am on a Mac & not windows. You have my interest, though, so I would like a little more detail on what you are referring to.

    Since I'm a Windows user, I'll invoke @DTLow, who is very familiar with the Mac application and maybe he knows. It's a pretty handy feature and I'd like to have it on other platforms (Web and Android are the other two I use). In Windows, there are also toolbar buttons available that you can long-press to get a menu of previous and next locations, again, a lot like a web browser, or Chrome anyway. These "History" buttons generally take into account search context, not just note navigation, again, pretty handy, though sometimes confusing.

    Not sure what "Home" is: for Evernote, I suppose it would be either "All Notes" or your default notebook or the notebook you were in the last time you were in Evernote?

    2 hours ago, badjer.phoenix said:

    Personally, I would like to have quick access to moving my note into a different notebook (such as the classic editor) from the note editor without having to click several tabs to access it. At the moment (Beta Web) you have to now click the setting button (3 dots top RH corner), click the "move to notebook" option then choose the desired notebook. These extra steps will make it counter-productive as it will require extra steps to simply move my note.

    Again, I recommended something like the Windows implementation, which gives you both options: a dropdown notebook list to move the note to if you click on the button, but provides for the ability to filter to that notebook if you click on the triangle icon to the right of the notebook button (the triangle icon works in the same way for tags, except it toggles the tag on/off in the current search filter). Both functions are useful.


    2 hours ago, badjer.phoenix said:

    I am hoping, at the very least, the hotkey shortcut for moving the note into a notebook will still exist but I can't verify that since I cannot find any hotkeys for the Web Evernote & cannot test it since I don't have access to the Mac Beta Editor.

    Evernote web is pretty hotkey poor, though there are some editing functions. Hopefully that will improve over time.

  5. 57 minutes ago, paon said:

    My point was that - after spending a lot of time on these forums trying to find out how to make Evernote do very simple things like include more than one highlight color

    Funny that. I'm looking at the web beta, and it has multiple highlight colors. 

    58 minutes ago, paon said:

    or perform find+replace,

    The Windows application has had in-note find/replace for years. Global replace would be a nice-to-have.

    59 minutes ago, paon said:

    , and after observing that 3rd-party developers have taken it upon themselves to create these work-arounds, one starts to wonder why tf Evernote isn't taking these simple, rather obvious suggestions into account.

    Well, I guess that they do take things into account after all...

    You might want to explore the videos that are posted here: https://discussion.evernote.com/forum/306-behind-the-scenes-series/

  6. 3 hours ago, dcon said:

    Well... :lol:

    Ink notes are... And other apps can create different "types" like the old Food app, imported Business Cards, etc. (The video, audio, and screen shot notes are really just regular notes)

    But, in general, you're correct...

    Busted.  😳

    Yeah, I later recalled the old business card notes, and went back to consult the API and read about the "contentClass" attribute, which I believe can be used to create different note types, just didn't get back to amend my post. Even so, I figure that tables are pretty easy to add to an Evernote, so didn't think it'd require a special note type for that.

  7. 10 hours ago, badjer.phoenix said:

    Don't find it that helpful clicking on the Notebook just to take me to the Notebook I'm already in (instead of moving to the desired Notebook).

    The scenario is if you do a search for notes using some other criterion than notebook (e.g., literal text, tag, reminder, MIME content), then this gives you a quick way to get to the notebook that the note is contained in.  I've found that to be useful on occasion.

    10 hours ago, badjer.phoenix said:

    If a quick link to the Notebook were desired I would rather see a breadcrumb trail for it & have the Notebook as a method of moving it to another Notebook.

    Not sure what a "breadcrumb trail" is. Are you referring to the history functionality implemented in e.g. Evernote for Windows where you can go back and forth through your Evernote navigations using Alt+Left and Alt+Right keys, much like page history in a web browser?

  8. 23 hours ago, baronvonbull said:

    Is there a way to set my keyboard tab to indent text instead of jumping between segments of the template?

    Tab can be ambiguous in Evernote. You didn't mention which Evernote application you are using, but in the Windows client Ctrl+M indents, and Ctrl+Shift+M dedents

    23 hours ago, baronvonbull said:

    For some reason, Evernote won't let me drag a table to the side of the template despite their being plenty of note taking space. Is this a formatting issue? 

    I believe that Evernote would characterize this as a "formatting choice"

    23 hours ago, baronvonbull said:

    Can I add tables within the "notes" section of the template? Or is that impossible since the template appears to just be a fancy table?

    Don't know what this means. Screenshot, perhaps?

  9. 18 hours ago, paon said:

    I wouldn't be surprised to find out that Evernote is linked up to EverTool via some shell company within a shell company, and is taking our annual fee + $4.99 + the cost of whatever other add-ons we will inevitably need but which Evernote will not give us within the app itself, though many of the features we're asking for (more than one highlight color, for instance, or find+replace) are extremely simple to code. 

    Then again, some people still believe that the Earth is flat, also without a shred of evidence...

  10. 42 minutes ago, Nashzel said:

    Thanks, I knew it was easy. Talk about tunnel vision!

    There's already been feedback about separating a note's tags from its notebook. Just seems as though your main organizing concepts ought to be located near each other.

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  11. 2 hours ago, Kruger2147 said:

    That's a counter intuitive UI decision. 

    I doubt that actual intuition comes into play here (most of what is called "intuitive" is actually learned behavior, and there's not a lot of similar UI that's out there to have learned from), but I think that a better choice might be to do something similar to what they do with tags: make the button have a dropdown that leads to menu items that let you: 1.:Filter by notebook, and 2. Move the note to a different notebook,

  12. 17 hours ago, dpalkovic said:

    Basically evernote should have a note type that is table, like it does for general notes, events, reminders. 

    There's really no separate note types. For example, a reminders is not a separate note type: it's just a note with reminder data (reminder time, reminder done time, reminder order). If you want a table note, the easiest thing to do would be to create a note with a table that you can use as a template.

    Beyond that, sure it would be nice if there were more advanced table functionality (and hopefully you've added your vote to the relevant existing request(s)). Not sure whether they're working on anything like that, though, and they are generally chary of giving out specifics in upcoming roadmaps.


  13. FWIW: what I know is this:

    Tear down Evernote entirely: quit the Evernote application, use the tool tray to quit Evernote, and kill the EvernoteClipper.exe process. No Evernote processes are running. Start up the EvernoteTray application by whatever means you choose, then you'll see the following processes running (from Process Explorer):


    So the tray application starts up the Evernote Clipper process (EvernoteClipper.exe) as well as the main Evernote process(Evernote.exe) and its attendant subprocesses (the gang of five).

    If you open up the main Evernote application, you get the same processes running. If you activate up the New Note function, you get another Evernote subprocess ("Evernote Subprocess.exe"). I believe that this is the same situation as opening up a note in a separate window: every separate windows (which includes the New Note window) gets a new Evernote subprocess.

    Not sure what happens when you open a separate account at the same time (I can do that at home, not at work where I am now), but I'd guess probably a whole note Evernote.exe + 5 subprocesses.

    The Evernote helper is defined, in Windows, as the screen capture function and the New Note function. But all of the same stuff is running under the hood, whether you see the main application or not. Evernote is certainly running in the background.

  14. @DTLow's task filter is spot on. You can make such a saved search a shortcut, even, available in  the left panel or on a toolbar. Reference for the search terms, including the reminder terms is here: https://dev.evernote.com/doc/articles/search_grammar.php

    Windows stuff: I find the separate reminders list to be pretty handy, but it only sows in certain views (e.g. snippet view); it would be nice if it could be shown in all views. It would also be nice if you could disable it altogether, but you can close it so that it takes up a much smaller space in the view..

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