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  1. It's not going tag-crazy to apply multiple tags to a note. Tags can work a lot like adjectives in grammar -- they describe a note (or its context). So it makes sense to describe a receipt with "home" and "taxes". ~Jeff
  2. I don't think that the Tools / Options settings work for the web clipper -- the web clipper has its own settings for notebook selection, at least the Chrome clipper and the bookmarklet that works in FF 4.x do. The options that you're referring to govern what the desktop clipper does (Win + A, Win + PrtScrn). ~Jeff
  3. I think that the key to Evernote is coming to terms with tags. There's no one way to go about it; jbenson2 has elaborate tagging schemes that suit his purposes, but others are not so tag-happy. I'd suggest going slowly, tagging as you see fit. I have less than a hundred tags in my system, and it works fine for me. But in general, in Evernote you organize notes using Notebooks and Tags. Stacks give you some means of organizing notebooks, more for screen space management purposes, and tags can likewise be organized into hierarchies, but mainly it's Notebooks and Tags. And Searches. Good luck! ~Jeff
  4. You can do that today, if you really want to -- there's nothing stopping you from adding all of your invoices to a single note, etc. But why would you want to? Why not just tag invoices with, say, "Invoice"? ~Jeff
  5. I have to agree, anyone who hopped on in the midst of their server woes was not going to get a good first impression. That's unfortunate because there's a lot to like about Evernote, and even the free version is pretty useful. Doesn't mean that there's not room for them to improve, though. Anyhow, I hope that your images come through shortly, and things go better for you from here on out. Good luck. ~Jeff
  6. For the Windows client, notes are stored in a database on your local hard drive. You can find out where it lives by clicking Tools / Options / Open Database Folder. For the desktop clients, everything is stored locally as well as in the cloud. One exception: you can designate notebooks as 'local', in which case they are not sync'ed to the cloud. There's no such thing as 'favorites' for the desktop clients. ~Jeff
  7. What Evernote client are you using? The desktop clients store the note database on yoor local machine, and you can certainly export your notes to HTML. I'm not sure how that works with the mobile clients -- you may need to use a desktop client so actually retrieve the entire database. ~Jeff
  8. You've evidently not followed the recent problems that they had with their servers, which have been addressed and are just now clearing out. Delays of that magnitude are rare here, in my experience; they're typically much smaller than what folks have experienced recently (there's plenty of threads that talk about it, if you care to search for them). The OCR feature is something that they prefer to do in the cloud; not every client machine is 'beefy' (I pretty much do NOT want my netbook doing OCR, thank you very much), and having OCR in the cloud ensures that all platforms get the same OCR experience. There may be other reasons that Evernote staff could chime in on, but given that the system is designed for server-based OCR, a queue is the fairest way to go That wasn't a snipe, it's a fact -- it's Evernote policy. There's nothing wrong with being a fremium user, Everntoe encourages it, and it's very useful as-is. Going to premium gets you some more features, more storage and better support, and priority in OCR. Not sure what the problem is; if you don't want to go premium, that's fine too. ~Jeff
  9. It's just endless fun for your you folks, isn't it? ~Jeff
  10. There's no place to see where you are in the queue, and if you're a freemium user, it wouldn't make much sense anyhow, as premium users get first priority. I'm curious to know what mechanism you'd use that's not a queue. ~Jeff
  11. The WIndows app allows you to Edit or Clear it. You need to have extended note information showing, then click on the little blue triangle to the right of the source URL field, and you can either Edit, Clear or View the link. Don't know if there's something similar for the Mac, though. ~Jeff
  12. I tried this in, and it appears to match in both cases. ~Jeff
  13. One thing to note: while sometimes you can get support or solutions from Evernote staff here in the forums, this is a user forum, and not set up to do general support for users (there are over 6 million of them after all). I think that overall (despite your recent difficulties) you'll be better off going through the actual Evernote support mechanisms. Good luck. ~Jeff
  14. Version 4, 4.1, etc. refer to the Windows version. This is the Mac forum, and the latest major version number is 2 for this platform. Not sure if there are point releases, or where the prerelease stream is at for the Mac. I am not aware of any workarounds for this on either platform. I do believe it is a bug, though. ~Jeff
  15. We do, for the simple reason that our software ships with data, a lot of data (it's maps). 6.2GB for one product, 1.5GB for another, plus we sell data by itself. The actual software is minuscule by comparison. Even the stuff we sold in '93 had 600MB or so... filled the CD right up... ~Jeff
  16. Boxed software? How quaint... I remember the first time I saw software that I worked on for sale in a store -- it was in a CompUSA, sometime in 1993 or so. The best bit was standing there with a co-worker, and someone came up and asked the clerk for it by name. That was pretty cool (but then my friend walked over and said, "I wrote that." I had to give him The Look). Same company, years later, and after a hiatus; we still sell software in a box... ~Jeff
  17. As far as I know, Evernote is still planning on offering this feature, but it's not in place at this time. You should be able to find other threads that discuss this by searching the forum on 'links' or 'hylerlinks'. There are other systems that other people use to simulate them, but nothing as transparent as the links you're talking about. ~Jeff
  18. You have a couple of options. You could make a 'Recipes' notebook, and store all of those recipes in that notebook. Or you could make a 'Recipe' tag, and apply it to all of your recipes. In my system, I would use the latter approach. Tags are a powerful way to organize information, and to really know how to use Evernote well, you need to know how to use tags effectively. What platform are you running on? ~Jeff
  19. There seems to be no way to get Evernote to automatically do anything with notes that it collects, either via clipping, email or import. You want auto-checkboxes, and other folks want auto-tagging, and they're all similar in nature, and they all (currently) would require some sort of intermediate 3rd-party solution. ~Jeff
  20. Congratulations for your team. Hope that you all get to stand down and catch a big breath before you have to dig back into the list... it's a new year after what's been a watershed year for you all. I got to have Thai dinner with my bandmate before rehearsal tonight, after a longish, semi-frustrating day of trying to figure out why a simple Windows GDI PolyLine call was so darn slow in one scenario. Not quite as stressful as what you've been experiencing, though. ANyways, thanks for pushing through your network problems... ~Jeff
  21. The numbers associated with tags just means the number of notes that have that tag. 1000 or so notes won't explode Evernote; there are many folks who have waaaayyyy more than that. 10s of thousands o fnotes, I believe. I'm not aware of any options to rebuild Evernote's database, though one way to do it is of course to move the current database elsewhere and let Evernote sync from the servers. I wouldn't recommend that unless you were really desperate. Really, really, really desperate. ~Jeff
  22. Unfortunately, you seem to have become a premium user at rare time when Evernote was having some server difficulties -- it's really not like this very often at all. But I hope you don't think that they're sitting back with their feet up and smoking fine Cuban cigars while their customers fume. Fixing this sort of problem isn't like pushing a big rock uphill -- you sometimes have time where you're waiting on something else to happen, and in those times, they've been trying to keep us updated. There's a lot going on behind the scenes that we don't see. So please hold back, try to have a little patience, and things will be back on track before too long, if they're not already (they are for me, and I was experiencing some slowdowns, too). And as BurgersNFries says, the full refund is real, if you're not satisfied. Good luck. ~Jeff
  23. Yes, there are any number of posts in the forums discussing the server problems that Evernote was having over the last few days. ~Jeff
  24. I was going to suggest having two accounts, and sharing notebooks from the 'master' account to the other one, but that's probably not going to help you, unless you can access shared notes via whatever native client you're using for the other device. I think that as time goes on, Evernote will make this more feasible. The thread here: http://forum.evernote.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=51&t=21464 has some possible future direction that might help too, eventually. ~Jeff
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