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  1. 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
  2. Ewwie... not until they update their web site, at least!! ~Jeff
  3. 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
  4. They do pretty well with brewing there, it's true. How long ago were you there? ~Jeff
  5. Germany? How about Maine? We have good food in Maine, too: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/16/dining/16chefs.html?_r=1 ~Jeff
  6. I now know what 'NOM' (lolcats meme)means: Next Order of Magnitude. NOM, NOM... ~Jeff
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Yep, it's been discussed before (you could search for other threads); don't think that the Evernote folks have committed either way. ~Jeff
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. They read them all, and often (but not always) answer. Some people use tag names that are prefixed with special characters like '@' and '_'. These will sort before normal alphanumeric characters, so with current facilities, you can create a tag, say '@Star', which is easy to apply to a selection of notes, and will sort first when you sort by the tag column (unless perhaps you're using other special characters as prefixes). Adding flags would probably be a database schema change for Evernote, not a trivial undertaking as it needs to be supported by many different clients. ~Jeff
  15. You can delete tags no problem; removing a tag won't remove any associated notes. It just removes the tags from the notes. ~Jeff
  16. I think that the original poster wants to click on a tag in the Tags list, and have that tag and all sub-tags be included in the filter. There's no way to do that currently that I am aware of. It would be useful, though. You can open up the tag folder all the way and multi-select all of the sub-tags. Again, there's no way to open out the full tree under a tag; that would be useful also. ~Jeff
  17. The search grammar is covered in some detail in the user manual, which you can find on this page ~Jeff
  18. I don't know about the mac. Probably should have posted there if you need client-specific help. On the Windows client (for both 3.5 and 4.0 beta), I can make a selection in the Note list, and right-click on it; the right-click menu will contain an option to 'Tag...' -- which is the desired operation, and it also helpfully gives the hot key (Ctrl + Alt + T, as mentioned before). Perhaps the Mac client has a similar facility. ~Jeff
  19. Can't you do bulk tag removal by selecting the notes that you want, and then pressing Ctrl + Alt + T to bring up the bulk tagger dialog, and then unselecting the old tag? ~Jeff
  20. Don't make me bust out my mad BNF skillz again. :wink: ~Jeff
  21. A further note: the export/import note method, while a bit more tedious, has the added benefit that is preserve metadata (tags, author, URL, etc.) in the replicated note, while the copy/paste method only preserves note content. ~Jeff
  22. At a guess, it's because Evernote already uses an HTML-style encoding for their notes (ENML). Changing to some other encoding would require changing all of their numerous clients, plus any server processes that need to work with the note encoding as well. Probably not a very palatable option. ~Jeff
  23. Everything I've looked at claims that OpenMeta is a Mac-only solution. How does it apply to a cross-platform product like Evernote? ~Jeff
  24. Yeah. I'm a geek, it's true. I've done some parsing/compiling work in my past, and it's always been on the higher end of the 'interesting' scale, so it was a bit of a fun exercise while winding down for the night. 'Psuedo-' is about right -- it's not particularly formal. Good thing you didn't see my first idea -- it was less than 'pseudo-' and more like 'half-baked'. Obviously I know about your cross-platform compatibility challenges, it's just lately I've been thinking about long-term storage of lots of notes, and how to handle them effectively. One way would be to make better search tools -- or ones that take better advantage of existing data/attributes -- and I figure you'll be doing that eventually on your own anyhow. I mean, you're going to be around for a few years, right? ~Jeff
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