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Everything posted by jefito

  1. I am not a Mac person, so I can't comment on some of your issues; the Windows client has some of the capabilities that you're asking for (auto-titling of notes, etc.). This came through perfectly on the Windows client, clipping several ways (via the web clipper --> web, via copy/paste directly into local Evernote instance). As stated, this works in the Windows client. Tags and notebooks serve separate organizational functions and are not redundant. A note belongs to exactly one notebook (and hence partition the note space), but a note can have many tags (and I like to think of tags as describing notes); tags are also independent of notebooks. Granted, some users might want to dispense with tags, in favor of notebooks, for organizing, but tags are an important part of Evernote, and a lot of people use them. For iPhone specific questions, you're probably better off asking in the iPhone forum: you'll probably get better answers, and other iPhone users are more likely to look there for answers to the same problems. I don't really understand the context of your other points (are they Mac related or iPhone related?), so I'll ignore those.
  2. Nope -- it's not supported, and I don't think that Evernote has a plug-in architecture that would allow you to change the display of a note in its Evernote window.
  3. The only rule I know about tags is that they must already exist in your account -- you can't make a new tag via email. I just tested this, with an existing tag and a fake one: the existing tag was applied to the note, the fake one was left in the note title.
  4. I just tried it, and it worked on Chrome 12. Took a while though... couple of minutes anyways.
  5. Our common cultural framework seems to intersect at XKCD (I had to look up Dora the Explorer).
  6. You'll find the "Intitle:" search term, along with other advanced terms, on this page in the Knowledge Base: https://www.evernote.com/about/kb/article/advanced-search?lang=en.
  7. "Too many notes". A classic line; I've used it before, in fact, the other day. Then of course I had to explain it to our youngest staff member, who wasn't even born when the movie came out. Or for many other of my cultural referents, for that matter. *sigh*
  8. This has been requested before; for more discussion, you can search the forum for "note template clone". I think that on the Mac this is something that you can do pretty easily with AppleScript (I'm not a Mac user); ditto for Windows using PowerShell.
  9. Hmmm, I think you missed just one little level: Notebooks: Stacks --> Notebooks --> Notes Still, there's no escaping that it's fairly flat organizational structure.
  10. jbenson's scheme works well for him, and is worth studying. It's not for everyone, and I have my own way that works for me. I do understand that others might want to use tags differently, and I've proposed operations and extensions to the search grammar to help aid those folks. I'm not arguing against adding true hierarchy to the tags, by the way; it just so happens that the current Evernote implementation works for me. But at the current juncture, that system is likely to remain in place for the foreseeable future; at least I've seen no indication from the Evernote team that that any changes are in the wind (unlike, say, with note linking, where they acknowledge their interest in implementing that functionality).
  11. The truth of the matter is that there is no Evernote-blessed "best practice"; Use and organization of your tags is left up to you. There are no search operations that take into account the hierarchical structure of the tag tree, though some have been proposed. For the example that you give, I would tag "Alice in Wonderland" with "book" and "fiction" and maybe "fantasy". To find all books, search for "tag:book". To find all fiction (maybe you categorize movies as fiction/nonfiction too), search for "tag:fiction". To find all fictional books, search for "tag:book tag:fiction". Since tags are unique (i.e., a tag can only be stored in one place of the hierarchy), where you put a tag in the tree is a bit arbitrary. Some tags lend themselves nicely to a hierarchical storage; others, like the example here, do not. You can also use notebooks to separate classes of notes, if you want; search can filter by notebook or stack as needed.
  12. It is by design. They are organizational, since you can have up to 10,000 of them. There's ample discussion on the proposition that they be functionally hierarchical in nature, but I've perceived little or no interest on Evernote's part to make them so. There is no such syntax for the ':tag' search operator.
  13. No problem. Sometimes searching the forum will find prior discussions of the topic you're interested in; sometimes it's hard to tell what search terms you should use,so it can be a bit of a crapshoot.
  14. This is a fairly commonly requested feature. You can find further discussion elsewhere by searching the forum for "highlight' or "background color".
  15. Quite illogical. Not illogical if by "need", metrodon meant "require" (particularly when the second clause is qualified by "probably"). If, on the other hand, by "need" he meant "really really want but willing to overlook its lack because Evernote has all these other incredibly super features", well, OK.
  16. Just take the url for this page, and add it as an edit to the cross-posted page in the other forum, in your ending line where you're telling us they're cross-posted, then do the same for that page. Understood.
  17. The Windows and Mac dev teams don't always operate in lockstep, but Evernote does strive for consistency, as much as possible. See this post: http://forum.evernote.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=56&t=23701&p=102366&hilit=ShowInlinePDF#p102352. I can verify that the registry setting is in the latest Windows beta (, but I don't know if there's actually any UI that allows you to change it yet, and I can't verify that it's being honored yet either (it doesn't seem to be for me). For the freeform sort ordering, yes, it's been requested before. Have no idea whether it will ever be implemented. Separate issue: you do not always need to to group notes using notebooks (unless a bazillion is less than 250, you can't have a bazillion of them ). Tags are very much useful for that purpose though, and you can have 10,000 of them (current limits). If you're going to cross-post to different forums, you should at least cross-link the threads, so someone following one can easily get to the other one.
  18. Yes, highlighting would be a welcome feature, but it's not really clear that this is a true statement; witness "true" hierarchical tags and note linking.
  19. This feature does not exist yet. Evernote has said that it's something that they want to do, but haven't done it yet. Plenty of discussion on the forums abut it, if you care to search.
  20. Are they blocking web access to the Evernote site as well? That works, though it's not as convenient.
  21. If you haven't read the beginning of this thread, you should -- Dave Engberg sheds some light on what they see at problematic. I don't fully understand it myself and don't really feel a strong need to, because for me, it really boils down to one thing: trust. I trust them to make good (or at least reasonable) decisions as to what to implement and when to implement it. If I didn't trust them (not the same thing as always agreeing with them), I wouldn't be here. Plus, as he said: if it were easy, they'd have done it already.
  22. I haven't heard of any plans to do so, but that doesn't mean that it will never happen.
  23. The specific post from Evernote folks is here: http://forum.evernote.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=51&t=23047&p=99621#p99621, found by searching the forums on "Honeycomb".
  24. Except that Evernote is not a wiki. Look, nearly everybody, Evernote included, wants note links. I take them at their word that it's not trivial to implement them across all of their clients, and that they'll get to it when it's feasible. When that day comes, it will be that glorious future. Well, except for those folks who want 'true' hierarchical tags/notes/notebooks.
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