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Everything posted by jefito

  1. I acknowledged that what jbenson said was true, and situation was unfortunate, if you actually read what I wrote. As a point of fact, and even though I don't personally use a Mac, I actually do care that all Evernote clients work, and work well. So yes, it does matter to me.
  2. And yet, if I recall correctly, several major features (stacks? shared folder? I'd have to dig back to be sure.) debuted on the Mac first (and to be fair, they also came out on Windows). And as far as I can tell, Evernote has a far better scripting solution on the Mac. I'm sure that there are other benefits of using the Mac Evernote. I do think that it's unfortunate that a number of useful facilities like the ones you named haven't yet made it to MacEvernote yet, but I do I believe that it's not an "always" situation, and personally, I try to stay away from playing "it's just not fair" when the Mac client gets things first. If something is worth doing, then the "100 year company" will get to it eventually.
  3. Right -- just trying to illustrate that things that are easy to describe may not be the best choice.
  4. Hmmm, bubble sort is easy to explain, and it's not hard to get a correct implementation of a bubble sort, but so what? Implementation is not usually the problem, it's choice of algorithm, and bubble sort is of course notoriously poor for anything but the most trivial uses. I think you're right -- there are probably fail cases in any algorithm that will be used to pick a thumbnail candidate out of a collection of images. I think that making a good guess is fine, but the best case for users would probably be to allow them to designate which image to use if the guess is not the one that they want.
  5. I'd suggest a saved search. Add a special tag for this purpose, and mix it in with a date search. For example, the following search would return all notes that have your special tag, and were updated more than two weeks ago: -tag:MySpecialTag -updated:week-2
  6. There's several posts on the topic (see these search results -- http://forum.evernote.com/phpbb/search.php?keywords=subject+field&terms=all&author=engberg&sc=1&sf=all&sr=posts&sk=t&sd=d&st=0&ch=300&t=0&submit=Search): The couple that I was thinking of, but didn't have time to track down earlier are: http://forum.evernote.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=21548&hilit=subject+field http://forum.evernote.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=53&t=11714&hilit=subject+field I searched for "subject field", author "engberg"; "subject date" would probably work, too.
  7. That could be; I generally don't use the email facility.
  8. The "Subject" field that you mention is a date field that is currently not implemented, but I think may become the long-awaited "Due date". As far as I know, there's no way to modify it in the UI, though you can sort on it; I have maybe 20 notes with this set, mainly from late 2008/ early 2009
  9. There's no capability to add anything other than the Evernote-predefined metadata attributes to a note.
  10. So add a note, and don't let yourself feel bullied by a piece of software. To quote Eleanor Roosevelt: "No one can make you feel inferior without your permission".
  11. Wow, 10x more tags than I thought. I'm still hovering around 100.
  12. I believe that the tag limit is 10,000. Don't know of the maximum number that you can place on a single note, let me know when you get to 100 (and why you'd want that many)...
  13. If you're already separating notes by notebook, then you don't need tags to keep them sorted -- they're already sorted. Just pick the desired notebook and do your search / sort / whatever.
  14. No need to over-analyze this... it was just in passing, and "need" refers to your own needs, not any intrinsic Evernote requirement. But as a rule of thumb, it's probably better to merge cautiously, because undoing a merge, while not difficult, is something you have to do by hand, whereas merging is something that you can use Evernote to do. But large vs. small -- it's really up to you; there's no real stricture on making large notes.
  15. That's the key. I'd probably avoid merging separate items into bigger notes, though, until you find yourself needing that; it's easier to merge than to unmerge. Tags are key to organization, in my mind, more so than notebooks for most usages. But blunder away; there's not a lot of irreparable harm that you can really do, though occasionally take some time to assess where you are in your organizational scheme, and find out what works best for you.
  16. In the note editor, Alt+Shift+D or Ctrl+; will do that (it's a Knowledge base topic: https://www.evernote.com/about/kb/article/windows-keyboard-shortcuts?lang=en). For more complicated tasks, there's a program called AutoHotkey which seems to work well. There may be others.
  17. For bugs, the right way to get them addressed at this time, as nearly as I can tell, is to file a support inquiry. You should reference this thread, so that they know that a ticket's been filed against the issue. You can get support on the forums, both from Evernote staff (though that's pretty hit or miss) or from other users (and BurgersNFries has done a huge amount of that, and continues), but this one's a bit beyond that -- and a reminder to the tech staff via a support inquiry might be helpful. For the rest, nobody's trying to shut any discussions down, and nobody's really doing battle (don't forget that everyone has the option to simply walk away from any discussions if they feel it's not productive), but I think if you read what's been said about the actual issue, you'd see that nobody actually cares for the way it works now. But none of us users can fix the problem, and since there's a viable workaround, that's good enough for me. Call that fatalism if you wish; I call it being realistic. And that's not the same as wanting Evernote to stay the same, warts and all; there's ample evidence that even the evangelists want Evernote to get better, if you care to look for it rather than just assuming it.
  18. I can't speak to your Mac-related issues. Previously discussed. Please search the forum for "red circle".
  19. If what is wanted is named bookmarks, then ask for that. Don't muck it all into what tags are, which is essentially free-form labels on your notes. If you feel the need to bring HTML into the conversation, then remember that in HTML, keywords are in the section, and are not to be confused with anchored tags.
  20. Maybe, but when I type a search into Google, say, and it doesn't return what I think it ought to, I don't first assume that Google has lost the Internet. I assume that I've typed something wrong, or not understood the tool I'm using (i.e. search syntax). If I care that much, I'll go and find out what's happening: first try to figure out the correct search syntax, and if I think I am correct, then I'll tell Google that I want my Internet back. What "most people" may or not do is of little concern to me; you either seek out the answer to your question (the forum isn't that hard to find) or file a support inquiry (what you do if you think that Evernote is broken or has lost your data). In any case, I do agree that what Evernote does with the '-' in the middle of an unquoted search string is a bit awkward. The API does specify that search strings are split on whitespace and punctuation, and while the '-' also cause a split, it's retained and used in its match-notes-that-do-not-have-the-following-text sense, rather than being dropped entirely as other punctuation characters are. I also think that the search behavior could be better, and more publicly documented. I don't think that you should need to go to the API to figure this stuff out, and while I thought that the Knowledge Base was a good start, it hasn't really grown as much as I'd hoped.
  21. * if you want to search for a string that includes a '-', enclose the string in double quotes (e.g. "spider-man") * Search facilities have nothing to do with data integrity.
  22. Tags are just labels and have no pre-ordained purpose (i.e., they need not be 'content-agnostic'; they're labels, not formal keywords) but can be used to serve some user purpose, including describing note content, whether you like or dislike a note, how a note plays into one's GTD schema, describing hierarchies, and so on. Sure, it's not great for all purposes, and it's possible that stars might be added (or re-added as in the case of iPhone) but for now, all we have are tags.
  23. The Evernote products don't support the DEV releases of Chrome, as far as I know. If you file a support inquiry, they may want to work with you to find out exactly what happened, but I think that only the public releases are supported.
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