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jefito

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  1. Itry to tag as early as I can -- right in the web clipper, before I press the "Clip" button. You didn't mention which client you are working on, but in the Windows client, there are at least two ways of tagging multiple notes. One way is to make a selection of notes in the note list, and then press Ctrl + Alt + T. This will bring up the Assign Tags dialog which lets you set the tags for all of the notes. A second way is to make a selection of notes in the note list, and drag a tag from the tag tree on the left side onto the selection. This will add the tag to all of the notes in the selection.
  2. I've certainly wished for this in the forums. I use rules a lot, both in gmail and Outlook, and think it would be a useful feature. Anything to help in getting good tags, easily, would be great. There is scads of discussion on the various aspects of Evernote's security, including what you're asking for. Search will find it if you look a bit deeper, I'm sure.
  3. What's the reason for throwing in this comment? The original post as well as the responses were quite civil and helpful. This is behavior I have observed over the time I've been here, and I believe it to be indeed unhelpful, without meaning to be ironic, sarcastic, or otherwise pointing a finger at anyone.
  4. We have had this discussion before. It's pretty straightforward, and goes something like this: * Hey, this feature is in client X but not in client Y * Correct: the various platforms move at different speeds in implementing certain common features; this may be one of those cases. * Hey, that's that's not wonderful * True, but what can we (the users) do about it? * Nothing really, but sometimes it helps if you calmly remind Evernote about a discrepancy when you notice it; sometimes it's inadvertent. Aside from that, behaviors like whinging, hand-wringing, calling it "unbelievable", "inexcusable" or the like are just exercises in melodramatics, and are probably not helpful.
  5. Note that I know of, no. I'll try to think of a workaround, but short of doing some custom programming, I can't think of any. If you're on the Mac, maybe an AppleScript script would be feasible; I understand that that's a pretty approachable system.
  6. A Knowledge Base article on advanced search terms is here: https://www.evernote.com/about/kb/article/advanced-search?lang=en. You can also check out the Evernote API in the developer's section. The default for searches is to match all of the search terms, but you can use the any: search operator to look for a note that contains one or more of your search terms. There is no way to combine search terms using AND or OR.
  7. I think that they are planning on depending on 3rd-party developers to supply calendar functionality, once they have the plumbing in. See http://forum.evernote.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=45&t=20798&p=111021&hilit=calendar#p110899.
  8. In case you missed it, over in the blog area: http://blog.evernote.com/2011/06/06/evernote-tops-ten-million-users/ 10 million users? Fantastic. Congratulations to all of the Evernote staff! Here's to the next order of magnitude...
  9. There really isn't one, at least at this time.
  10. Another thing that you can do, at least in the Windows version, is to open the note up in a separate window, and re-tag as desired.
  11. Well, at least I got the first letter of the user name correct. :? I was wondering about that...
  12. From the Knowledge Base article: https://www.evernote.com/about/kb/article/advanced-search?lang=en: Search term: created:[datetime] Description: Searches for notes created on or after the date provided. Note that the date provided must be formatted like this: YYYYMMDD or as a date relative to the current date (e.g., day-1 to represent yesterday, week-2 to represent two weeks ago, etc.) Examples: created:day-2 will return notes that were created in the last two days. created:20101101 will return notes created on or after November 1, 2010
  13. The hierarchical vs. tag structure has been discussed many times on the forum; forum search can help you find more on the topic if you're interested. To summarize my take: you do not need a strict hierarchical storage structure to be able to retrieve information from the note database -- tagging systems are more flexible in my opinion. I speak as someone who works in a world where our base source code tree is gigabytes in size, so hierarchies are very familiar. Point a new developer at it, and they'd be lost for weeks, probably months trying to figure out how everything hangs together; even experienced folks sometimes get stuck clicking up and down directory trees trying to find what they're looking for. Tags give you the ability to create associations between disparately stored but conceptually related items. You cannot replicate that with strict hierarchies. That being said, you can go a pretty far distance modeling hierarchical organization using tags.; a number of frequent forum users have described their systems here (jbenson for one). Funny you should mention mind-mapping. My idea of how the mind works is not strictly hierarchically at all, but rather associatively. Tree-view is *not* mind-mapping to me -- I think of neural nets, not neural trees. I can't think of anyone who thinks strictly hierarchically (that's not to say that they don't exist, and it can certainly be handy to be able to think that way in my line of work). The lack of tree structure is not limiting to me, so I don't downplay it; however, I do recognize that tags are not for everyone, so Evernote might not be the best tool for everyone. Interesting application, but I doubt that bare trees give a novice any more information than a tag tree. Tags are usually created because they represent some important concept; Evernote's tags can also be organized in trees as well. I am guessing that a novice would appreciate conceptual understanding of a bunch of notes rather than just a strict hierarchy. Not sure where you get the bit about "what do you mean?": hierarchy and tree views are pretty well understood by everybody, Evernote included. Actually, when you think about it, the Yahoo way of web search (mainly hierarchical) failed, and the Google way (associative) won; that's over billions and billions of files. By the way, BurgersNFries and I are users just like you, not employees -- we don't have input into the Evernote development process. But we've been around awhile, and I can say that I've not heard much, if any, interest on Evernote's part in implementing tree views, unlike, say, note linking, which they have talked about for a long time, and delivered recently. My usual approach to features like this is that you need to learn to use Evernote as it exists today, rather than hoping on a feature that may never come.
  14. Yes, I tend to be pretty light with my tagging; I use a combination of tag and word searches to find my stuff, but I know that others build up pretty extensive tag hierarchies, and those are pretty well accommodated, though there is extensive discussion on making the tags themselves represent a parent/child relationship semantically (which Evernote dos not do, at least currently). I'll leave it to you to search to find those...
  15. I nest them, but mainly I don't use the tag tree (I keep it closed in the UI). I do not keep a lot of tags, maybe 100 or so -- they're general and made to be flexible in application.
  16. The desktop clients (at least the pre-releases) allow you to add hyperlinks between notes. This will definitely come to other clients, sooner or later.
  17. Exactly what templates are for, and how I would have gone about it.
  18. Are you trying to figure out how to tell your scanner to send its files elsewhere? That would be in your scanner documentation. Or are you trying to tell Evernote to pick up your scanner's files in a different location? For Windows, that would be in Tools / Import Folders... It might help in the future if you post in the forum appropriate to the client you're using.
  19. My wish has been rather to be able to specify sort order in searches (Saved Searches as well).
  20. Cue Malcolm in the Middle / They Might Be Giants: "Life is unfair..."
  21. In the Windows client, there are two operations hanging off the right click menu: Copy Note / and Copy Note / Notebook... The former copies notes without tags. The latter allows you to preserve the tags, updated and created dates as well as choosing the destination notebook. I don't know whether this works the same on the Mac.
  22. You cannot put a single note into more than one notebook, however you can put multiple copies of a note in however many notebooks you want. http://forum.evernote.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=26531&p=112060#p112060
  23. No -- just submit feature requests in the forum where they are most appropriate. They are read, though they may not get a direct response from Evernote staff.
  24. Yep, I understand -- I was just pointing out a problem with using '*' as a prefix. I use '_' and '@' for the same purposes; these don't suffer from the same flaw.
  25. My test on the Windows client showed that using '*' in a tag name (or at least as the first character) caused a search for that tag not to work (the '*' was taken as a word separator)
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