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  1. Oh, I remember that well. Folks thought they were being promised to-dos (which I didn't really need), but got reminders, and were flummoxed by it all. Shoehorned, maybe, but I actually appreciate how they did it, since reminders are just notes with a reminder date (plus a couple of other related fields). I think it's fine that they display in a separate, independently sortable sublist (at least in the Windows application). Turns that reminders work really well for me. I can't comment on the quality of their internal software design, because I'm on the outside (my experience leads me to believe that good design is nice to have, but often difficult to achieve in practice), but one of the difficulties is that there is not just one code base, but several, in different languages, for the different platforms. In any case, hopefully this is just an oversight -- and easily fixed -- rather than a design flaw. Being able to refine a search is important, particularly on mobile devices.
  2. Fair enough. I never knew that that was a thing in the Windows product; it's not really part of my use case. Removal may indeed have been inadvertent (so a bug, yes: contravention of design/spec, or unintended behavior) or intentional if it was somehow problematic (which would then be a design decision, not a bug, even if it removed prior functionality) or not directly supported in the new editor framework (not a bug either, though maybe a feature awaiting eventual implementation, so a prioritization issue). Hard to know for sure unless an Evernote staffer were to comment. No question that it's inconvenient to folks who've use this type of facility, though. Indeed; however one of the MS applications I use a lot is Visual Studio, has drag/drop editing as an option (turned off in my case: it's generally too slow for my purposes; I do much better with keyboard). The MS application NotePad doesn't have it at all. WordPad does, though, so that's something, but Microsoft doesn't make standards for other applications, or when they do, they can't/don't generally enforce them. Not saying that de facto standards aren't useful, but as before, there are any number of examples of applications that don't support this one in exactly the same way. That being said, the drag/drop editing behavior is consistent with Explorer file system drag/drop behavior (drag = move, Ctrl+drag = copy), so that does strengthen that particular metaphor. I first started using Evernote in earnest in 2008, and have ever since. I think that's a pretty good length of time. I've seen most of the iterations, from the misbegotten timeline version, through the fraught C# conversion, and on into the present. Over that time, I've seen bugs and useful features alike come and go in Evernote, but yes, bugs still exist to this day, as do features that never should have been. In my book, bugs and feature requests are much the same stuff anyhow: potential development work that needs to be recognized, understood, prioritized and possibly implemented. Moving this to the Windows feature request forum allows other users to upvote the bugfix/feature request, possibly giving Evernote some food for at least prioritization purposes, if not awareness of the regression itself. Anyhow, tomato, tomahto, ice cream, gelato: I do hope for your sake and that of other drag&dropppers that it's brought back, whatever it is (I upvoted it). Cheers.
  3. This is the Evernote for Windows client, correct?
  4. File under "No good deed goes unpunished". Yah. Correct support response for this would be "Sorry, but don't do that."
  5. In case you want to know (since you are a Windows user): on Windows, the way to properly resize an image in an Evernote note is to use an external editor like... MS Paint. Right-click on the image, select "Open With...", and then Paint (or Choose Program..., if you don't see Paint or your favorite image editor). In Paint, pick the Resize operation from the toolbar, do the resize, and then File / Save. Exit Paint, and you should see the changes immediately in your Evernote note, and it should sync properly as well, without needing to use a dummy tag or other operation.
  6. The functionality is not there because it likely was never designed to do it. Note that not all text editors support drag/drop editing, and ones that do may use different conventions or don't support both edit and copy operations. In other words, there are no hard and fast conventions. This is a feature request; moving to a more appropriate subforum...
  7. Or any unnecessary background processes as possible. Recently I found a Western Digital service running in the background comsuing 90+% CPU with a 1.5GB working set. Killed performance on my machine, until I was able to get hold of it and disable the service. Never seen that in an MS application/service, at least not for a long time, unless you could Visual Studio builds that can launch many compiles at a time and will take up as much CPU as you can give it; usually it's fairly polite, but once in awhile it takes over everything. But not like that WD service...
  8. I can tell you from 10+ years in these forums, that vanishingly small numbers of people actually find, read and understand the search grammar rules. Mostly they find out what works for the Evernote clients they use, and go from there. So expectation are lees of an issue than previous use experiences. There are plenty of software applications that do partial searched by default. Um, 'holding on to' your data is not the same thing as searching it. If you know the rules (whether or not they meet your expectations), you can search effectively (modulo regex, full Boolean filters, infix search, etc.). Bit of a false issue there: the 'warning' termthere is not from Evernote; term. You won't find it in their documentation. ITYM "quarter-dozen"??
  9. I found it mildly bothersome a while ago when I found out that the Windows search is different than the search used on the server, but I prefer the behavior of the of the implied wildcard, so I got over it pretty quickly. I can always do find-exact searches if I need that. Beyond that, I'd be OK with a 'strict' search mode/setting that implements exactly what the search grammar specifies, though I find the relaxed version more useful in general. Or possibly a tunable list of search preferences (e.g. [ ] Use exact search for titles, [ ] Use exact search for text, etc.). But it's not a huge deal either way; I can do find-exact easily enough, or just as easily add my own wildcards
  10. Sure, and w can keep merging them into the main request as needed, since they're not really adding any new information, just more votes. *shrug* You should also read the following thread (Evernote employee @dconnet's replies in particular):
  11. It would probably be of interest to examine the recognition text item for that location in the note's ENML...
  12. Search grammar reference is here: https://dev.evernote.com/doc/articles/search_grammar.php. I'm pretty sure that this is what is used on the Evernote back-end, however, individual Evernote clients can add a trailing wildcard ('*') behind the scenes to make searches be prefix searches rather than exact searches. This can be confusing, sometimes, unless you're aware of it. You can make it exact by quoting it, e.g. "corn" vs. corn
  13. Main request and discussion for full Boolean search is here (it's a pretty old one, fwiw): You should add your vote there. ?? I find the claim that most searches are title searches very unlikely, but "intitle:" search is already a thing. See the Evernote search grammar reference: https://dev.evernote.com/doc/articles/search_grammar.php Other stuff: including multiple, and excluding notebooks has been another longstanding request. Iterative filtering would also be useful where it's missing. You can certainly do that in the Windows and Android applications, at least to a certain extent. The tag/ notebook dichotomy is well-known to experienced Evernoters. Short form, tags categorize, notebooks partition. Beyond that, how ou use those properties is up to the individual user.
  14. Oh, you surely can drive screws with a hammer. Not recommended, but at least possible. This, I suppose, is roughly analogous to using tags to structure your notes hierarchically (you can do it, but tag names must be unique, which is an awkwardness not found in file systems) But good luck trying to drive a nail with a screwdriver...Which, I also suppose, is akin to trying to emulate tags using a hierarchical folder system...
  15. So, in the Evernote for Windows application, a search for Relic will return notes that contain words beginning with "relic" in note body, note title, and tags, matched in a non-case-sensitive way. So that search will match,"Relic", "relic", "relict", etc. in any of the note body, title or tags.of your notes. It won't match "derelict", though. Since you've already mentioned note body and title, you should check to see if it's matching in the tags. You should also see whether enclosing yoru search term in double quotes (e.g. "relic") makes a difference. Beyond that, I'd suggest that you take a note that you think shouldn't match, and export it to Evernote format (.emnl), and then load it up i a text editor (e.g. Notepad), and look for "relic" there. Otherwise, this is mysterious to me...
  16. I see reminders at the top of my search results, in a separate collapsible list, at least for some cases. Seems to be if you type text that matches a tag or notebook name, which you then select, then reminders are shown. In other cases, like a plain text search, you wind up with the "Refine Your Search" line, and no reminders. For example, I have a tag "Trek", which also appears in text. If I start a search for "trek", and select the Trek tag, then I get reminders, but if I just tap on the magnifying glass, I get "Refine your search" and no reminders. Maybe a "Done" button at that point, to say that I don't want to refine it any more, or add the reminders at a lower location in the display? It's kind of awkward and inconsistent as it is currently.
  17. It really, really helps to be specific. Beyond that, do the notes that don't match have OCR text (i.e., an image with text in it)?
  18. Same facility exists in the Windows application, same method.
  19. Search works fine for me in the latest Windows release -- what kinds of search are you doing that are failing? Are there any that work properly?
  20. In general, it's helpful to mention which Evernote client you are using (Windows, Mac,e.g.) so you can get specific help for your issue. As mentioned, the Windows client has a solution for this.
  21. But that would mean being able to exclude any notebook, would it not? I mean, if the search language had support for -notebook: terms, multiple notebook: or -notebook: terms, that would solve more problems than adding a private notebook facility. Not that I'm not saying that the search language couldn't be improved, or at least made more consistent. Meanwhile, there's still the two-account workaround. Yes, I know that tagging a shared notebook is problematic, but it still give one the flexibility to have private (unseen) notebooks in a shared account situation...
  22. This is not the same thing as the original feature request (exclude a notebook from searches). You should search the forums for requests for private notebooks and add your vote there; you can't find one, then create a new request. Since you cannot make private, secret, confidential notebooks in Evernote, one way to is to maintain a second account with your personal stuff, and share only the notebooks that you want to with accounts that are shared with someone else. I do this: personal, premium account, plus free work account. I have a couple of my personal notebooks that I need to share with my work account (mainly research related), and that works fine. My work account cannot see my personal stuff.
  23. Whatever for? You should just delete them, since you're no longer using them. Or maybe move them to a far off branch of your tag tree. Re tag trees: see https://evernote.com/blog/how-to-use-tags-to-organize-evernote/
  24. I see them in the latest release (8.9.1), right under "Tags" (which is presumably English for "Etiquetas")
  25. Seems weird that a backup application would cause duplicate copies, or would somehow update an existing copy. Is there some way to exclude that particular folder from Google Backup and Sync?
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