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  1. I think that the proposal is to use double square brackets; e.g. [[My Note Title]]. ~Jeff
  2. I'm not really sure that I see the sense in introducing a stopgap solution to linking rather than the full-blown system. It's still not an insignificant amount of work to make the temporary fix happen, and then once full-blown linking is in place, Evernote would still need to support the old stopgap solution. ~Jeff
  3. Nope. If you don't want thumbnails, then you'll have to use List View. ~Jeff
  4. While better documentation is always welcome, I doubt that obviating the tags vs. folder debate would occur in this example; it's no good telling people that tags are like folders (i.e. containers) when they're really not (they're more like adjectives). Product documentation should mainly reflect the software and how it operates, rather than what the software isn't. Use cases and advice are good things, too, but adding concepts that don't exist in Evernote would seem to be more confusing than useful. ~Jeff
  5. Even 30 waffle recipes is about 29 more than I would ever use. ~Jeff
  6. While I'm willing to defend EN when it comes to the timing of new features, you guys are just wrong on this. It's not a matter of what people may or may not 'want', it's a very basic issue of software quality. Crispin, I pretty much agree with what you wrote (most of which I clipped as not germane to my point), but I'm not clear on why you wrote it in response to what I said, which I think that you may have misunderstood. When I talked about 'what some folks may want', I was really referring to the feeling that I get some Evernote users don't seem to believe that work is going on if they can't see it in a new release. I believe differently. I didn't say anything about whether Evernote should make working on new features or fixing bugs the higher priority, I was really only saying that I know they're aware of the problems, and I believe they're working on them. Simple as that. Oh, and unless I've gone MPD recently, my opinions are my own. No need to call me 'guys'. One person rattling around in my head is plenty enough for me. ~Jeff
  7. Without commenting on the any of the technical issues of use of 3rd-party tools (on which you make valid points), I would like to point out that Evernote staff do indeed read every post in their forums on at least a daily basis, even though they don't reply to all of them. There's been discussion on this topic before, with Evernote participation; I found this one: http://forum.evernote.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=45&t=17437&start=0, pretty easily by searching on 'rich text editing'. I know that Evernote is keenly aware of the problems raised in this thread, and I'm pretty confident that they're working to address them, whether or not it's as timely or visible as some folks would want. ~Jeff
  8. The 'long wait' is likely due to the fact that they have higher priorities related to 4.0's functionality. As the man said, they know there's a demand for it; they'll focus on portability when it reaches the top if their priority list. ~Jeff
  9. Another way to skin, er, pet the same cat is to select List View, select All Notebooks, and sort by tags. Not something I'd keep a saved search around for, myself, but useful every so often when I go on a note-cleaning-up binge. ~Jeff
  10. This is certainly implemented on the Windows client; I'd expect it to be offered on the Mac client eventually as well, if it isn't there already. ~Jeff
  11. I'm quite confused on why a WYSIWYG HTML editor is needed for the iPhone - Is Evernote becoming a web-development application now? Nope. I believe that Dave is talking about the need for Evernote to build rich-text editing facilities for platforms where it's not provided natively, e.g. the iPhone. That's because notes are stored in Evernote in an HTML-based note format. Actually, you already can, at least on the Windows desktp (and possibly other clients; Windows is the only one I use). Make a note in the format that you wan to use, and tagged as you like, and export it in Evernote export format (.enex). You can then import this to make a new identical note. Fo rextra credit you can edit the .enex file and tweak the HTML bits to your liking. ~Jeff
  12. Ewwie... not until they update their web site, at least!! ~Jeff
  13. I think that that's one thing that makes it not so easy for Evernote to add this functionality, the need to add fields to their database. It's gotta be done in sync with all their other platforms. In isolation, sure, it would be pretty easy, but it's not isolated. ~Jeff
  14. They do pretty well with brewing there, it's true. How long ago were you there? ~Jeff
  15. Germany? How about Maine? We have good food in Maine, too: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/16/dining/16chefs.html?_r=1 ~Jeff
  16. I now know what 'NOM' (lolcats meme)means: Next Order of Magnitude. NOM, NOM... ~Jeff
  17. See the latest Evernote blog. Here's hoping that we'll be seeing even better things from Evernote, when they're ready, of course. In an unrelated note, I'll be visiting San Francisco and Yosemite starting tomorrow -- think I'll be able to see the mound of cash from the air as I fly in? ~Jeff
  18. I am guessing that any note caching is done behind the scenes by Evernote, nice to have for faster access when notes are in the cache, but nothing you can depend on or control via user operation, much like your OS's swap file.
  19. I would think that this type of discussion would fit fine under General Discussion about Evernote forum, similar to GTD and "How do I use this Evernote thing, anyway?" type discussions. ~Jeff
  20. A workaround to publish saved searches for today's clients is to copy the text from your search bar to a note in a shared notebook. It's not perfect, because it doesn't capture the notebook selection (at least in version 4, which I mainly use nowadays), so if that's important, you'd need to add it yourself via the "notebook:" attribute selection, but it can be done. Another thing that saved searches don't capture, but would be helpful, is the sorting criteria for the resulting note list. ~Jeff
  21. Yep, it's been discussed before (you could search for other threads); don't think that the Evernote folks have committed either way. ~Jeff
  22. I think that what Dave is getting at is that in the Evernote universe, Notebooks are discrete containers of notes (each note goes into exactly one notebook), while saved searches are ways to filter the collection of notes based on criteria (a note may match the criteria of multiple searches). Assigning a note to a saved search would be weird, with many awkward counterexamples: what if my saved search included a search for some text, say 'xyz', but didn't actually contain that text. What should Evernote do in that case? Notebooks and saved searches are not the same thing, they serve different purposes and they don't act the same; there's not a lot of gain trying to stuff them into the same mental container -- I believe that confusion would result. ~Jeff
  23. That's just an assumption on your part. The hierarchy of tags in Evernote is mainly for organization purposes. If you apply a child tag to a note, then any parent tags are not automatically applied; you need to do that yourself. Similarly, filtering on a parent tag does not automatically choose notes that have a child tag; again, you have to make that happen on your own. It's important to understand that tags just describe notes (like adjectives describe nouns), no matter their place in the tag hierarchy; they do not 'encompass' or contain them. Tags do not have a 'within'; rather a note contains a set of tags, and those tags can be used to select notes that contain or do not contain particular tags. ~Jeff
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