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jefito

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  1. I'd say that at least a couple of the existing subforums of https://discussion.evernote.com/forum/53-evernote-general-discussions/, e.g., https://discussion.evernote.com/forum/279-productivity/ and https://discussion.evernote.com/forum/280-organization/ would be suitable for this,
  2. Well why not? Isn't giving other Evernote users ideas as to how to use dashboards to improve organization, productivity, etc. a good use of the forums? And handing out a little swag and/or recognition can help to spur more participation -- especially by people who might not ordinarily participate in the forums -- at a pretty low cost to Evernote. Doesn't need to be fancy. As a longtime, abd reasonably adept, Evernote user, I've used weekly journals to organize the work I do, and that does work to some degree, but seeing the entries here, inspired me to create my own dashboards, both for work and for my personal Evernote, Of course, in true jefito fashion, mine tend to be more spare and utilitarian, and not so fancy as the winners here. Journals give me a record of what I've done; dashboards give me a view of what I need to do next. Not sure how that could be. The forums here are mainly for Evernote user participation: bug reporting, feature suggestions, and helping others with ways to use Evernote better. Sure Evernote has self-interest in increasing user engagement (entanglement?) with Evernote, but Evernote being largely an open format (as in no set rules for use), it helps people who are already invested in Evernote to see what how other Evernote users use Evernote differently, and possibly better. Don't want to share or participate? Fine. There's no rule that requires you to. The beauty of the dashboard concept is that users can build their own pretty easily that suit their own needs, and it doesn't need to be an Evernote feature (i.e., supported in the architecture or UI); it's just something useful that you can do in Evernote with features already available in Evernote.
  3. You really don't need to do repeat yourself; in fact, you probably shouldn't. From the Forum Code of Conduct, #7: It's a guideline, so take it as an FYI, in case you didn't know. Thanks.
  4. The "Little Wheel"? Is that an Evernote thing, or an iOS thing? I'm not seeing that on my Android device. Not very exhaustive testing, but I saw no spinning thing on a 10MB PDF in an offline notebook, but did on the same PDF in a non-offline notebook. I didn't check any kind of network activity tool, though. Is it possible that your iPad is memory limited? The offline caching isn't guaranteed if available memory is low...
  5. Not quite what I suggested. If you want to keep personal stuff private, then don't share it to a different account on work/shared computer. If you need to access your private stuff, do it on your phone. Sharing notebooks to a different account doesn't require you to log into a new account to see the shared notebooks. Beyond that, if you somehow need to view your private stuff on a work/shared computer, then there's still always the risk that you'll have your computer in a state where it can be seen anyways, since what you suggested leaves that door open anyways, because it can always still be selected explicitly.
  6. On WIndows, Win+L locks your desktop. Or you can set Windows to do it automatically after some time has passed.
  7. Or you could just use separate accounts, and share only what you want visible in your "non-Personal" account. Passwords for single notesand also for notebooks have been requested elsewhere in this forum. You should find those requests and add your vote.
  8. Not so sure about that -- source for the claim? Surely, if online, then a check must be made to ensure that the one on the device is the same as the one on the server, but that doesn't require downloading the whole note from the servers (maybe using http://dev.evernote.com/doc/reference/NoteStore.html#Fn_NoteStore_getNoteWithResultSpec with appropriate parameters?),. If it's already cached and unchanged, then that version can be used, and if edited, can be synced upstairs.
  9. There are many reasons why this is not a great idea. For a general overview, see the classic https://www.joelonsoftware.com/2000/04/06/things-you-should-never-do-part-i/. This doesn't imply that Joel's analysis is completely correct for all cases-- sometimes a complete rewrite is warranted -- but still, this article frames things a bit. Me, I doubt that a complete rebuild would be required, but certainly there'd be a pretty sizable level of effort involved, and right now they'focused on a different large product (https://discussion.evernote.com/forum/306-behind-the-scenes-series/)...
  10. I see this, too, in the brand new 6.22.3.8816 (308816) beta. Not sure that I would have classified that as a bug, though -- could go either way. I can use the back button (Alt_ArrowLeft) to get to where I was before (All Notes in the note I linked from), which I like.
  11. I'm not the local AutoHotKey expert around here; maybe one of tose will chime in. You could also try the AutoHotKey forums here: https://www.autohotkey.com/boards/
  12. Mark all of your notebooks as "offline". Note that this is a premium feature. https://help.evernote.com/hc/en-us/articles/209005177-How-to-set-up-offline-notebooks-on-mobile-devices
  13. If reminders on Android stayed more or less the same, then that would be fine by me. They follow along the current search filter, the reminders list can be expanded or snapped shut, and the list can be ordered arbitrarily or by due date. This is all similar to the Windows Evernote application. They need to be added to the web application. I don't know how they play out on the Apple devices currently, so I can't comment on those. =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= With respect to the video, I like how this effort seems to be playing out. Removing device-specific quirks (quirkarounds??) is really important to make the user experience similar/identical across different devices. A lot of people depend on nested tags, so they need to be supported everywhere, in a similar fashion (Android kinda sorta had already, as well, but presented differently than, say, on Windows application). Moving tags around the hierarchy did seem a little awkward, still; I suppose that drag and drop stuff is less useful on small-screened devices, but it's so ingrained in most of us now that it would be welcome, too. Making search work the same everywhere is also critical -- I've only seen the new search on the web beta, and have some issues with that, but the focus on responsive results stuff is welcome. I think that the feature that I would most like to see added everywhere is multi-selection of notes, which opens the door to mass tagging notebook change operations, as well as note merging. This is all good stuff, and thanks/congratulations, Evernote!
  14. Adding search syntax that takes into account tag hierarchy has already been suggested, from me (I could find it, with some effort), at least, somewhere around 8 or 9 years ago. The Windows client has this capability, but it's an all or nothing affair (global setting) rather than a change to the search language, which is what I prefer. As it happens, though, I don't depend on hierarchical anything in Evernote, except for using a couple of stacks for organization. For me, the fact that a note can be categorized by more than one makes organization a lot easier and more flexible than with nested notebooks. *shrug* Horses for courses...
  15. My guess is that the site you clipped (assuming that it was a web clipping) from had a link to that image on a different server, and the image was then removed from the server, so nobody gets it. Did you check the original web site to see if the image is there and has the same link?
  16. Use a 3rd party solution like AutoHotKey to define shortcut keys to indert what you want.
  17. You might look at a 3rd-party solution like AutoHotKey or PhraseExpress. It may be the case that use of Ctrl+Alt in Evernote shortcuts is interfering with your usage (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AltGr_key#Control_+_Alt_as_a_substitute). In particular, I see Ctrl+Alt+V as the Evernote shortcut for Paste Clipboard. You might try disabling that: Tools / Options / Shortcut Keys
  18. Emojis: https://www.emojibase.com/emojilist/zodiac Symbols and Unicode characters: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astrological_symbols
  19. Not familiar to me. What does it really look like? Screen shot?
  20. I think you're right to focus on the extensions. The Evernote export functions in the Windows application default to ".enex", not ".enml".. My current guess is that these are from the Android device, which I believe stores notes in ENML format with ".enml" extension.
  21. I'm waiting for it to hurry up and become my first brain because the current first brain isn't doing so well...
  22. As far as I know, Evernote for Windows won't export anything unless you explicitly tell it to do so. TO export notebooks, you'd need to have right clicked on a noebook in th enotebook list, and selected "Export Notes...", selected the ENEX format, and clicked on the Export button. Or alternatively, you used the ENScript command line too to do the export. I have never seen Evernote just export notes automatically, in the 10 years I've been using it. For more information on ENEX export: https://help.evernote.com/hc/en-us/articles/209005557-How-to-export-content-from-Evernote
  23. You could be right, but I couldn't accomplish it earlier, at least in the table where I keep my checklists. I just tried again, and it seems as though you can make a selection of anything and drag that around, even a whole table, maybe that's what I missed. I didn't find it all that easy to do well, though. Maybe I'll get the hang of it eventually.
  24. Ha-ha -- I can be obsessive sometimes, but this was something I wasn't looking for, but stumbled across in Pachikov's' Wikipedia page and thought it might be of interest... maybe to other obsessive types. I'm done, now I swear, on this subject anyhow. That's the flip side of being able to store all that diverse collection of stuff -- finding any of it. We could use a file system to store all of our stuff, too (and little known fact: the Windows file system supports tagging; see e.g. https://www.howtogeek.com/344543/how-to-tag-any-windows-file-for-easy-organization/) but Evernote's search seems a lot more accessible to me.
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