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  1. (note, these answers pertain to the Windows client, since the client is not specified) Not that I know of currently -- it's one at a time. If you want them to go to the same note, you can open up Evernote, clip to the clipboard, and paste them into your emergent note. I think that merge honors the order of selection, so you should make your selection accordingly. If you want a different order for your notes than they appear in the list, you'd need to use Ctrl + Click to clink in the order that you want them to appear.
  2. That's not a problem at all, you've misunderstood my idea. The only thing needed is an option in the context menu that converts the selected text to an "existing web-friendly renderings like JPEG, GIF, PDF, etc." by using a web service that interprets the text as LateX (or MathML). That's everything! To be fair to Dave, your original proposal was automatic conversion of '$' delimited text into LaTex generated images. By changing the requirements to a right-click option after Dave replied to you is just moving the goalposts. BTW, I do think that a user-initiated approach is better in the context of Evernote.
  3. Not that I know of, at least on the Windows Evernote client. If you're using a different client, you should ask in the specific forum for that client; capabilities and things like keyboard shortcuts can differ between the different versions.
  4. Wasn't a mater of belief; since you seemed to miss the first part of what I said, I just wanted to verify that you were quoting the string, and not trying to stress you out -- sorry about that. I agree, it does looks like a bug to me, and not intended, at least I hope that it isn't: it can be very useful to be able to search for literal text that contains spaces or punctuation sometimes. You're on the Mac, but I can't replicate it in the Windows client.
  5. Cross-platform access to your notes. Check. Usefulness. Check. Kind to trees. Check. Bookmarks are fine as far as they go. But the objects of bookmarks change (or vanish altogether), and it can be good to capture the page you're looking at now. Also it can be nice to capture a portion of a page, or a cleaner version of a page (q.v. Readability). Web clipping allows you to do all of this (and it captures the URL too). Also, for the desktop clients at least, it makes information available to you, even when you're not connected to the web. As best as I can tell, Evernote believes in using tools that work for you. If Evernote works for you, then use it -- the basic service is free. Some uses may not be available in Evernote; if other methods work better, then use them. Their motto is: "Capture anything. Access anywhere. Find things fast." That boils it down pretty well for me.
  6. Doesn't work. I'm searching within the note itself, with a very specific criteria, whether it is a exact link or phrase, yet it comes up all over the place. My suggestion {b}was for searching within the note itself. Did you enclose your search string in quotes?
  7. Nope, it isn't XML: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LaTeX
  8. Having already suggested '+tag:' and 'tagtree:' previously in this thread (I now think that 'tags:' would be better than 'tagtree'), 'tag:+' is spelling variant on the same concept. The latter might be a little problematic for anyone who , for whatever reason, uses a '+' character on the end of their tag names, but then again a similar problem already exists for someone who uses a '*' character there; both are currently accepted by the Windows UI (the '+ seems to work). One further refinement to the basic concept that would probably be required/desired: a way to search for tag + immediate children and also a way to recursively search on tag + all children. Hey, how about 'tag+:' and 'tag*:'? How these all sort themselves out w.r.t other tags in the search, 'any:'/'all:' combinations, etc. is open to further analysis. I'd be disinclined to want a special mode, via a checkbox or Preference, if it prevented a user from mixing and matching search types. The other end of things is making it easier for people to apply a tag and all of its parents to a note in one shot. In interacting with the tag tree, in Windows at least Ctrl+click and Shift+click to do this with the selected tag might have been possibilities, but as discussed, they're already taken (maybe alt+click?), but a right-click menu option with something like "Apply tag and parents to note" would probably be OK. The Assign Tags dialog and the Note tag control are more problematic. One question would be whether this operation was static: the tag and its parents are all added as-is, and remain so, even if the tag is moved elsewhere in the tree, or dynamic: its parent tags are recomputed if the tag is moved.
  9. The Windows installation includes a command-line program -- ENScript.exe -- that would allow you to do this (use it in a Windows shortcut by embedding an "ENScript showNotes" command that identifies a uniquely tagged note), but I don't think that Evernote for the Mac has such a tool. However, you may be able to use AppleScript to accomplish this, though I don't know this for sure. You might try searching the Mac forum for "applescript"...
  10. That's cute, jbenson. I'm certainly nerdy enough to get the joke. Even so, I'd rate this as an interesting idea rather than great, and I have some doubts as to how widespread demand for this would be. Not that it's wholly conclusive, but i founds only three threads in the forum from a search of 'latex', plus some google hits.
  11. I guess a question would be how you would disambiguate between this use of '$' delimiters and other uses of '$' that don't designate LaTex, in a backward compatible way? I would think that this makes things not-so-simple. Probably means storing the original source into an 'alt' attribute, and then you need to interpret all of those for the special LaTeX delimiters too.
  12. Nevernote leverages Evernote's API, and seems destined for some success on its own. I was certainly impressed when I took it for a test spin (it was the Windows version). If it's doing well, then why would Evernote need to devote resources to covering that market? If Evernote has 6 million users, 40,000 is still only ~6.5% of that; the presence of Nevernote -- a strong Evernote client -- actually makes Evernote's choice in the matter all the more easy, in my opinion.
  13. If you want to find exactly that link in the text of your note, you can always enclose it in quotes in the search control, e.g. "http://www.lifehacker.com"
  14. I certainly disagree with the characterization of the situation as stated in your 'bottom line' for reasons stated. And there is concrete discussion here in this thread on the topic that you profess to want to discuss. If you want discuss actual issues, then do that.
  15. It doesn't sound as though your set lists are single notes, but here's something you could try: make a master set list in a single note, and then for each set list you need, make a new one from the master list and re-order it the way you want, adding details and settings as needed The you can keep that set list as a historical record, if that's important to you.
  16. I think that this would be a useful feature, and Evernote has said that they want to do it. As BurgersNFries said, there's a lot of discussion available if you want more detail.
  17. As with many features, implementations do not always march in lock-step across all clients. In this case, it's already in the Windows client; it's surely on the list for the Mac client, since it's indisputably useful.
  18. This seems like a false issue; I find that there is actually little debate on that score, at least among the folks who comment here regularly. Indeed, a lot of the commentary in that direction really tends to be from the folks who encounter Evernote's system and post here about the lack of 'true' hierarchical facilities (e.g. "you've got to be kidding", et al)' as if they expect that Evernote is going to turn around and say "OMG!! We totally missed that. Wow, we need to fix that right away!". But I think I can guarantee you that the Evernote folks are and have been aware of this, and have considered the many aspects behind the scenes, and I don't actually need to see evidence of that to believe it: it's what software developers do. But ultimately, reality is what we have now is probably going to be in place for the foreseeable future; consider the time it's taken to roll stacks out across all devices (a work still in progress, I think), for example. On to the actual topic of this thread, hierarchical tags. Given Dave's comment (http://forum.evernote.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=21700#p92672, and despite what you think of the value of Evernote staff statements), I'd expect the tagging system to stay the same for the present. So the more practical question in my mind tend towards how can we make the current system work? To that end, you may have noticed that there actually was respectful, constructive commentary; my angle was on how to make the current tagging scheme more friendly towards folks who want a little more hierarchy in their Evernoting lives, based on the theory that small, more incremental changes are more implementable than grand systemic changes. The real bottom line, for me, is that it's fine to propose things for Evernote to implement, but we still need to be able to work with what is there today, because there's no guarantee that our suggestions will ever be realized. So go ahead, start your debate/design/discussion, but please don't think that you can pre-censor or otherwise control how people will interact with it, because believe it or not, other people may see things differently than you do.
  19. I think that your EN database is starting to rival archive.org.
  20. Raymond Chen is a god of Windows programming; his blog is on my daily reading list. It's not all germane to the situation, though. If the 100% utilization goes on for hours, then there may be something going on, even if the application has lost responsiveness: I don't think that Evernote has spun off a thread calculating digits of pi, for example. And if you're running on battery power, it's probably not a great situation, either. Truthfully, this situation is kind of difficult to diagnose from afar; there must be tools available on the Mac that can help pinpoint the busy thread (on Windows I'd be reaching for Process Explorer).
  21. Nope; essentially the software is free to use, including sync'ing, image OCR, and all the rest. If you want more capabilities and capacity, you can pay for the Premium edition. By the way, if you need to migrate from version 2, there's a forum for that: http://forum.evernote.com/phpbb/viewforum.php?f=42. I've never done it myself, but there are folks here who can probably help.
  22. Nope, it's just an old version. Very old. And any problems with it will not be fixed, as it's not under active development any more. If you're interested in the latest version, you can get it here: http://www.evernote.com/about/download/, but I believe it's a struggle to move your old notes into the new version, so it may not be worth it to you.
  23. Are you using the Evernote for Windows version 4? In my experience, the notes list auto-sorts itself. If you have the list sorted the way that you prefer (say, creation date, newest to oldest), a new note should appear at the top of the list.
  24. The Mac, Windows and various mobile clients can differ as to capabilities, and ways to accomplish certain tasks. That's why I asked about which client you were using. As metrodon said, there are no differences in formatting capabilities between the free and premium versions. The list of Evernote for Mac hotkeys is here: https://www.evernote.com/about/kb/article/mac-osx-keyboard-shortcuts?lang=en. Shift + Command + U to Toggle bulleting. As far as I know, there are no format styles supported by Evernote (there are none in the Windows client), at least at this time, so headings need to be done by hand: pick font face, since, boldness, etc.
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