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Everything posted by jefito

  1. Hey, don't be icon-shaming Evernote!! Besides:
  2. Idioms don't have to make sense to be understood: https://writingexplained.org/idiom-dictionary/over-and-out Just to point out...
  3. Windows? Mac? Android? iOS? Web? In the Windows and web versions, you can certainly add misspelled words to their respective dictionaries. On Windows (and the web, too, I suspect), you cannot directly edit the dictionary, at least easily, as it's not a text file.
  4. Um, I confirmed that the behavior you described does work in my previous post: "But just tested this and it seems to work in the beta web editor and also the latest Windows client". I was previously unaware of this behavior; indeed, it contradicts to official search grammar (see https://dev.evernote.com/doc/articles/search_grammar.php ) and can't tell whether it's recent behavior or has been present all along and I never noticed since I tend not to use space characters in my tags. BTW, it's not anywhere in a tag; it's got to be space-delimited' i.e., a search on "ommercial" won't match your example; it's got to be "Commercial", at least in my testing in the Windows and web clients. Anyways, the specific tag matching section: In fact, according to the rules, the use of a literal text search doesn't match against tag names, though I do know that it really does in the Windows and web clients at least. This kind of inconsistency is irksome when you use multiple Evernote clients (and let's not even speak of the unspeakable subtag matching hack unique to the Windows client). So consistency across platforms and proper documentation would be really nice. That being said, infix matching in tag names -- even if it's space-delimited infixes -- would be useful for some workflows (yours obviously) by adding another way to express tag hierarchies. True infix searching of text and tag names would be even better and more generally useful.
  5. Hmmm, as far as I recall, Evernote only has ever supported prefix search in text and tags (i.e., always from the start of the word or tag). But just tested this and it seems to work in the beta web editor and also the latest Windows client. Semi O/T: I continue to dislike the fact that tags are displayed at the bottom of the note, rather than at the top next to the notebook name.
  6. Sure, that's what "offline" notes means. Maybe, but it's also possible that that's something to do with Android storage or possibly that your device doesn't have enough room to store all of your offline notes, and is thrashing (i.e. syncing notes that could not be stored on our device). You might check your device / Evernote storage to see whether it's the latter,
  7. The original release was pretty primitive, mostly just for viewing; routing & navigation came later. What was really cool, initially, though was that the US data pretty nearly filled up an entire CD, among the first to do that. At the time, it was unique, and at $125 purchase price it was like printing money for a few years. Later on the competition came and drove down the prices, and eventually Google came, and the market disappeared. The company lingered on and eventually was bought out by Garmin. They still make these though, if you're into paper (many people still are, including me).
  8. I think they are. I don't think I saw the link for tiny text in the original post.
  9. BTW, this is entirely backed up by the search language reference: https://dev.evernote.com/doc/articles/search_grammar.php
  10. You should report it here --> https://discussion.evernote.com/forum/235-web-client/ <-- as this topic is for the native Windows application, not for the web application.
  11. This sort of feature has been requested before; I'll probably find the mother request topic and merge this to that. I did respond to your other post on the topic in the forums: :
  12. My experience with the search-for-tag-and-its-nested-children is this: extremely poor: First and foremost: it's a hack, plain and simple. It's obvious what they did to implement it: if the option is turned on, then they just turn the whole search into an any: search, and toss all of the child tags in, regardless of whether you wanted an AND search in the first place. A pretty clumsy way to go about it.. It's not well integrated into the rest of the UX, not easy to configure (you need to go to the options menu to turn it on or off), and the behavior is not directly supported by the search language, which should underlie all search filtering operations. Because it's a pain to enable/disable it, you can't just casually use it. In the tag picker, there was no indication that a tag you were clicking on had nested children, so if you didn't realize that you were clicking on a tag with children, then surprises about: your search is now borked because after artificially adding all of those tags to your search, you can't easily go back to a state before you clicked on the cursed tag.. In short, however well-intentioned, this is a terrible misfeature that should have never passed the design phase. Initially I thought it was an interesting idea, but I wound up turning it off after a couple of days of wondering what the heck was going wrong with my searches because the option was enabled, and all of a sudden they'd blow up into something I didn't want. So sure, if they choose to add it to all of the other platforms, as long as there's a way to turn it off, I'm (grudgingly) ok with it. Because I'll never turn it on again, unless I need to try to help someone else out with its usage. But really, this feature should never have been, on any Evernote platform. FWIW: my idea would be to extend the search language to allow sub-tag searches, using a syntax of something like: +tag:Sometag, and make it so that this term can participate in standard AND searches without turning the hole thing into an any: search (like the wildcard support that already exist). Once that's in place, then they can add UI operations that cause this new term to be added via some type of mouse click if desired, while you're forming the search, rather that relying on a global flag that can only be changed in the Options dialog.
  13. Ha, I have you beat in that respect: it was '83 for me, a summer job for a small company writing a word processor for DOS 1, using the afore-mentioned "portable". No Windows until '90 or so, while I was working on this: https://winworldpc.com/product/delorme-street-atlas/10
  14. Plain and simple: it's a safety net for capturing your note content, and it's also a way of storing your notes in a simple, machine readable format that would allow someone to convert to some other format, in case that's necessary. It is not a full-blown backup system. Indeed, back to the topic, which is, if you return to the original post, a question about why a user was getting multiple .enex files when they used to get a single one, and nothing at all about other people's backup schemes, associated hardware, etc., etc. The actual topic question was actually answered pretty quickly and fully. Most of the rest is really only tangentially germane.
  15. Stack terms operate like notebook terms: no more than one per search (and you can't have a stack term and a notebook term in the same search). All I was really doing was pointing up the fact that on at least one Evernote platform, you can filter by more than one notebook at a time. and that that's not documented in the Evernote docs. It's not generally usable for arbitrary filtering, though I find it convenient to deal with notebooks shared between my home and work accounts (though not using a "stack:" term, just clicking on the stack of interest in the left panel)
  16. Ok, first things: in order to change the order of notes, you need to sort them on some field (Evernote notes are always sorted on some field). That's what Evernote does: sort by title, created date, size, author, etc. In order to have an arbitrary ordering, there needs to be a field backing the ordering, such that moving a note above another note in the list changes that note's ordering value to less (or greater, depending on sort direction) than the other note. There is currently no such field in Evernote (though reminder notes are separately order-able by reminder time). So they'd need to add that new field, across all their supported operating systems, and change the servers that store notes, and also the API that Evernote clients use to access Evernote notes, notebooks, etc. and also add logic that allows the ordering to work when you drag notes up and down in a note list. This is just a quick list, off the top of my head, and is certainly not complete, and without addressing Evernote prioritization choices.. So do you think this that's hard?
  17. DOS? You must be old... Computer for my first job: http://oldcomputers.net/compaqi.html. Tape drive? Thing didn't even have a hard drive!!
  18. It's not documented in the search grammar page, but in the Windows client, you can use a search like stack:MyStack to filter on a particular stack, i.e., multiple notebooks.But any: only works with tags, as documented.
  19. Or better still, just tell us which Evernote application you are using (Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, etc.. -- it looks like you're using WIndows), and one of us can move this topic to the correct forum, and we don't have a duplicate request laying around.
  20. This continues to work in my current version ( (308702) Prerelease). What version are you running? It's on the Help / About... dialog. Let's see if it's a problem with double-click, or the "Open note in new window" functionality. Select a note in snippet view, and press Ctrl+Enter. Or from the main menu, select /Note / "Open in a New Window" Either of those should open the note in a new window. I suppose tha you should also check to see whether the new window is actually opening, but is off-screen. In the Windows taskbar, hover over the Evernote entry, and see if two or more windows pop up.
  21. Yeah, that's drawback #2, because internal links. But I guess it would be a problem if you had more than one distinct notes with the same note ID. Yep, that's why exporting on a notebook-by-notebook basis at least allows you to get your original notebooks back.
  22. It's the omission of the notebook names that makes me split up my exports, Bug of a head-scratcher as to why they're not included, since tags are, but not a huge hurdle to overcome. I don't have all that many notebooks anyways.
  23. 2 gigabytes should be enough for anyone, am I right? Loading a .enex file entirely into memory would be a problem; is that a property of a library Evernote is using? Notes are discrete in ENML, so enex file format parsing should be able to be done by streaming the file from disk in a single pass fashion One single export is not such a great idea, mainly because notebooks are not preserves in ENEX files. I automate my backups with a PowerShell script that uses ENScript to export individual notebooks. So far, my largest notebook falls well under the 2GB limit.
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