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  1. I'll have to check that at work tomorrow -- I'm running Chrome 8 here at home, but it the clip window was definitely the skinny one while I was at work. ~Jeff
  2. Sorry Dave. I was so well-behaved earlier in the day, but it's late and my keenly honed judgement is slipping a bit. ~Jeff ~ backing away slowly from the thread... ~
  3. Edit: [Note] Just set up your temp directory as an Evernote import folder. You get to keep all logs, compiler temporaries, installer detritus etc., fill up your Evernote account, *and* it'll keep your temp directory nice and clean!! Don't forget to enable the Subfolders setting. ~Jeff
  4. But that's only 36.36 notes per person. C'mon, people! Get clipping!!! ~Jeff
  5. There's plenty of debate on the tags-vs-folders thingy. Bottom line is that folders just are not coming any time soon, as nearly as I can tell. Notebooks are useful for gross partitioning of notes, and also for being the minimum unit for sharing notes, and for keeping notes local. Stacks are useful mainly for managing lots of notebooks. But if you really want to get anywhere with Evernote, you really need to come to terms with tags. The tag hierarchy is mainly for organizing large numbers of tags (there are 10,000 max at this time). It's primarily visual,rather than being an inheritance-based hierarchy. I think of tags as adjectives: they describe your notes, rather than forcing then to live in some kind of structure. Like adjectives, they can be strung together to define smaller and smaller classes of objects, which makes them very flexible. I use the tag hierarchy to describe the tags, not the notes that the tags might apply to. Example: I have a red, round ball, and a big, red barn. That's three tags: 'red', 'round' and 'big'. The 'red' that I use to describe my ball is not distinct from the 'red' that I use to describe my barn. I may not need add tags for 'house' and 'ball' (these are the equivalent of notes in Evernote); just searching on tags 'red' and 'round' may sufficiently narrow my world down to where I can easily see my ball. For example, to make a hierarchy of my tags, I might use: Colors --> - red - green - blue, etc Shapes --> - round - square, etc. Sizes --> - big - small, etc rather than something that you are trying to do (and can't be done in Evernote because tags are unique): Toys --> - balls --> -- size -- color -- shape, etc. - kites --> -- size -- color -- shape, etc. Dwellings --> - Houses -- size -- color -- shape, etc. - Caves --> -- size -- color -- shape, etc. - Barns --> -- size -- color -- shape, etc. The web clipper allows you to capture only the link, and not the content. ~Jeff
  6. I'm sure that Charles Babbage loves all of his children equally... Seriously, it's a useful tool. and I hope it makes it your way too. ~Jeff
  7. Hmmm, thinking about that. My initial reaction is that categories as you describe them might be useful, but I can see some possibilities for confusion, particularly as tags and categories have similar meanings. I can't see that partitioning the tag space into separate categories would be a great help to me, since I have some generic tags that apply to both work and personal notes (my '_Todo' tag would be an obvious example: it's applicable in both areas). I might be convinced on the notebook front, though I initially started out with a Work notebook and a Personal notebook, I combined them awhile back, and just use tags. And I sure don't need categories to partition up my meager 3 saved searches. Dunno, it's not something that I'd really use, I guess, but that's just me. Tags and Notebooks seem enough for now, though I don't depend on elaborate workflows in Evernote -- it's just a place where stuff I am interested in keeping resides, and so long as I can find it, and do something with it, I'm pretty happy. ~Jeff
  8. Tags can be nested in a hierarchical fashion already. You can see this in the various desktop clients and in the web interface; I can't speak for the mobile clients. ~Jeff
  9. You didn't miss the option, since it doesn't exist as far as I know. Views are independent of notebooks, and they can can be used to view notes from more than one notebook at a time. ~Jeff
  10. Yeah, sorry. I usually disclaimer the things I know from the Windows client (which I use) when in the Mac forum. ~Jeff
  11. I think in Evernote, categories are called 'tags", for at least some meaning of 'category' (they're like categories in MS Outlook, for example). But I may not understand how you mean them. ~Jeff
  12. It was probably somewhat arbitrary, but maybe also having to do with the idea that managing 100 notebook in a flat list isn't the best UI. Even with stacks (a two-level hierarchy), 100 might be unwieldy. ~Jeff
  13. It is easy to remove a single tag from a bunch of notes, at least in the Windows client (Select the notes, Ctrl + Alt + T, hide unused tags, uncheck the tag's checkbox). Aside from that, your way works fine too and the tag way is probably about the same amount of work, so if what you're doing works for you... ~Jeff
  14. I think Rock Lobster would be more appropriate for my locale... ~Jeff
  15. I'd be nervous about gas leaks too, given your location and recent history. And it's a no on durian. I didn't get to go to the restaurant myself, but I'm in town once a week about 2 doors down from there; might have to try it. Maybe I'll make up some Evernote coasters and leave them laying around. ~Jeff
  16. I still think there may be inconsistencies with this one, while we're waiting for Due dates to be added. Due dates should be wholly user controlled, but (in my opinion) Creation date and Modified date ought to be Evernote controlled, and in particular, the note modification date should change if its tags change. ~Jeff
  17. It's even more convenient to work with what is actually implemented, rather than wait on something that probably won't happen any time soon, if at all, based on Phil Constantinou's statements here: http://forum.evernote.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=56&t=20762#p87399. It's nothing to do with your suggestion, which is fine; it's just the way it is today, which is really explicit implementations in two beta clients and obviously on the server. ~Jeff
  18. That's only if you need to separate client information into individual notebooks (and I hope that you have < 100 clients). Why not separate clients using tags? E.g., "Client 1", "Client 2", etc. ~Jeff
  19. I agree with that -- in Outlook (which I've used for over 10 years now) these days I use folders, but only one deep, so they're a lot like notebooks in Evernote; Categories seem to work better for me. In GMail it's labels, so it's not too different from Evernote. It's mainly in the source code tree that we have at work: ~20 top-level folders, each 2 - 7 levels deep. Navigating it's a pain. I'd say it's early days on the stacks (though they've been gestating behind the scenes for some times obviously), so there may be changes to them yet -- we'll see. They're not all that hard, but there are some tricks to using them well; if you have questions, feel free to ask hereabouts. Me, I don't have a lot of tags either, but there are folks who have elaborate tagging systems, and one or the other might work better for you. As I say, good luck. ~Jeff
  20. There was a bug for a bit of time earlier in the year where tags were case sensitive. Since corrected. ~Jeff
  21. Sure, it can. But notebooks don't always act like folders, and it's not necessary that they do. For many common real world notebooks (e.g., ring binders), we don't nest them; we just put notes in them. And stack them. Maybe (though I believe that a lot of what people seem to believe is intuitive is just learned behavior), but an Evernote notebook is not a folder, and treating them like they are doesn't make them so. And I'm not married to using Evernote. There are other products out there that do the same kind of thing, like Springpad. So meh, if Evernote doesn't provide what I need, I'll look elsewhere. Something else is bound to come along, if it doesn't exist already. Evernote is only forcing its method on those who choose to stick around. Based on the features request, they're kind of foolish to ignore the sub-sub-sub notebooks. It seems pretty popular. They may have over 8 million people using Evernote, but how many people have stopped using it because a lack of a feature is a dealbreaker, but they're still included in the numbers Evernote hands out? Just sayin'. I WAS using it for a bunch of stuff, and now I'm just using it for recipes. I'm sure I'm not the only one. I'm a user, but still looking elsewhere.
  22. Though you're on the Mac, this column from a Microsoft developer relates: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/oldnewthing/archive/2010/12/03/10097861.aspx. Glad that your CPU's gotten a breather. ~Jeff
  23. At a guess, Evernote's notion of an empty stack is one that doesn't exist, so isn't displayed. It's not a notebook, it's a container for notebooks. Agreed that it was a little counterintuitive to create a stack by dragging a notebook onto another notebook, but after the first time, I got it. So, yes, there is learning curve for nearly everyone, but that curve seems pretty short. One thing to remember, though, is that stacks are a brand new feature in beta software, both on Mac and Windows, so you may see changes. If people get wrapped up in the sub-folders as opposed to stacks, there's not much remedy for it. For whatever reason, Evernote doesn't want to deliver subfolders at this time or any time soon. I think that that's going to be the reality for some time to come, if not forever (I don't really care, though I think that tags are more flexible, but I've worked with folders too). As nearly as I can tell, stacks exist to reduce clutter in the Notebooks area (100 notebooks would take up a lot of vertical space), and to give some ability to restrict searches to a subset of notebooks. But the main organizational tool in Evernote remains the tag. Stacks help, nested subtags help, but mainly it's all about tags. One thing that will help, and I think we'll see it before subfolders, is note links. ~Jeff
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