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  1. If you are a free user, then there's a backlog currently, of a couple of days, I think. That should lessen as Evernote gets more hardware on line. ~Jeff
  2. Um, I think that he meant that that would be confusing behavior, i.e., not a beautiful thing, at least to some. Regardless, I think that Evernote's design is pretty well set for the foreseeable future, though as discussed above, I think that there are some things that Evernote could do to help out the folks who want some support for a classification-style hierarchy. ~Jeff
  3. Oh gosh, I am just imagining a closet containing an old Amiga, a Next cube and a few TRS-80s, linked via baling wire... ~Jeff
  4. You didn't specify which client you're using -- it's usually better to post questions in the forum specific to your client, as you're more apt to get an answer from someone with expertise in that client, and that's also where someone who has the same problem would look. In any case, in the Windows client, you can print multiple notes by making a multiple selection in the note list, doing a right-click and selecting Print Notes. In your case, click the tag you want, select all notes in the note list (Ctrl + A works there too), and right-click / Print Notes. ~Jeff
  5. I also prefer the way that it operates now, bu toccasionally I do wish for a separate (and not default) operation that allows us to apply a tags and its parents to a note, and I think that some folks might want that more than occasionally... ~Jeff
  6. Oh, I didn't disagree with the idea, just wanted to point out that shift-click was already taken. I can see how you might also want to augment the search grammar via, say (and this is where Dave twitches offscreen ), prefixing the 'tag:' modifier with a '+' sign: '+tag:MyTag' would search for all notes containing tag 'MyTag' and all of its children (and maybe its their children, etc.). Or something like that... ~Jeff
  7. Not sure what the blah-blah about 'openness' is all about -- Evernote has an open API, and their export format (.enex) is also open, and everything you put in, you are able to get back out again. Just seems like that's clouding the issue. The motto 'Remember Everything' is upheld in this case. You put a PDF or an image in, you can get it back, exactly as it was when you put it in. That any OCR information they've added to what you put in for PDF files isn't available (though it is for images) doesn't really contravene 'Remember Everything'. That being said, making the value-added OCR information available for export seems a not unreasonable request, unless there are licensing issues with the OCR software entailed; or maybe if it can't be expressed in the current .enex format. ~Jeff
  8. Very much agree, and this fits in with... Actually, for me, it *is* the point. Tags function for me like adjectives, and I prefer to keep them short, few in number and flexible. In English at least we don't have separate 'red' adjectives for the separate objects that 'red' may describe, and similarly I don't mind overloading a tag for different contexts. Presence of other tags often determines context in my scheme, so I might have tags "computer", "language" and "python" (common and reusable tags) rather than a specialized "python-language" tag. And I can organize my tag tree (which has ~90 tags) as convenient to me, without worrying about it too much -- most of the time I keep all but the top-level branches closed in the UI. So ultimately, the way that Evernote is designed works pretty well for me. At some point in the past when this debate flared up before (there was plenty of discussion on all of this back then), I proposed at least making it easier for tags-as-classification thinkers to apply a tag and all of its parents to a note as a separate operation. This kinda dovetails with your idea, which I think is a reasonable request, except for the shift-click bit, since the tag tree -- at least in the Windows client -- uses the standard shift-click, ctrl-click sequences for multi-selections. And I agree with this too. ~Jeff
  9. Like Dave said, it's a design choice, one that works for some (me, for example), but not for everyone. It really reflects that tags are descriptive terms with multiple meanings, depending on unrelated contexts. For example, if I were a herpetologist and a software developer, I might reasonably have a 'Python' tag, but where would it live if the tag structure was truly hierarchical, and not just an organizational scheme? If I put it in one branch (say, Snakes / Python), then the other (Computer / Computer Languages / Python) loses out: Hey, I'm just looking for my snakes, but I keep getting Dell and Apple and Ruby. But with the current design, I can put it in the tag tree wherever its convenient for me, and use it freely in any context where one if its meanings fits. ~Jeff
  10. What's your guess at the odds of your 'would/could' in Evernote's usage? ~Jeff
  11. If all the notes that are tagged with "CSC 330" have no other tag, then I'd say that it's working as designed... Hide Unassigned Tags works by taking the notes that appear in the note list (whether filtered or not), and shows all the tags for those notes in the tag Tree, plus their parent tags (even if those tags are not present in the filtered list; this allows you to see the tree structure) By clicking on the tag "CSC 330", you are further filtering the note list to show only notes that have that tag. The Hide Unassigned Tags rule continues to apply; i.e., any tag that is applied to any note in the list resulting from filtering on tag "CSC 330" (plus its parent tag, as mentioned before) is considered to be 'Assigned', and only these appear in the Tag Tree. Therefore, if "CSC 330" is the only tag applied to any of these notes, then no other tag will appear in the Tag Tree. You can't have 'Hide Unassigned Tags' work and not work at the same time. ~Jeff
  12. Despite the Chrome store reviews, neither of you has said exactly what isn't working. Does the button not display correctly? When you click it, what does it do? Does the clipper dialog come up? What version of Chrome are you running? It helps the devs to be precise about problems. For the record, it works well for me (Chrome 10.0.628.0); I use it all the time. ~Jeff
  13. No target dates have been announced (not something that Evernote does all that often anyhow). ~Jeff
  14. This is a correct statement, but it's not thee whole story; actually each note already has a globally unique identifier. Here's a relevant post: http://forum.evernote.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=12465&p=68244&hilit=note+links#p68244. ~Jeff
  15. Right. I knew about this usage, but it slipped my mind in context because I don't think of them as tags. Good catch! ~Jeff
  16. There are no such things as hash tags and context tags in Evernote, at least the types you cite have no intrinsic meaning to Evernote, and really, use of '#' and '@'characters is not explicitly supported in tag names last I knew, though they may work fine anyways. The underscore character, '_' is explicitly allowed, and that's what I use. The only reason to use such tag prefixes is that the tags they prefix will sort higher than alphanumeric characters, which will tend to make them easier to find in the Tag list. ~Jeff
  17. Dunno, but it's not much worth worrying about -- work has pretty much stopped on the 3.5 product, as best as I can tell. ~Jeff
  18. It's not going tag-crazy to apply multiple tags to a note. Tags can work a lot like adjectives in grammar -- they describe a note (or its context). So it makes sense to describe a receipt with "home" and "taxes". ~Jeff
  19. I don't think that the Tools / Options settings work for the web clipper -- the web clipper has its own settings for notebook selection, at least the Chrome clipper and the bookmarklet that works in FF 4.x do. The options that you're referring to govern what the desktop clipper does (Win + A, Win + PrtScrn). ~Jeff
  20. I think that the key to Evernote is coming to terms with tags. There's no one way to go about it; jbenson2 has elaborate tagging schemes that suit his purposes, but others are not so tag-happy. I'd suggest going slowly, tagging as you see fit. I have less than a hundred tags in my system, and it works fine for me. But in general, in Evernote you organize notes using Notebooks and Tags. Stacks give you some means of organizing notebooks, more for screen space management purposes, and tags can likewise be organized into hierarchies, but mainly it's Notebooks and Tags. And Searches. Good luck! ~Jeff
  21. You can do that today, if you really want to -- there's nothing stopping you from adding all of your invoices to a single note, etc. But why would you want to? Why not just tag invoices with, say, "Invoice"? ~Jeff
  22. I have to agree, anyone who hopped on in the midst of their server woes was not going to get a good first impression. That's unfortunate because there's a lot to like about Evernote, and even the free version is pretty useful. Doesn't mean that there's not room for them to improve, though. Anyhow, I hope that your images come through shortly, and things go better for you from here on out. Good luck. ~Jeff
  23. For the Windows client, notes are stored in a database on your local hard drive. You can find out where it lives by clicking Tools / Options / Open Database Folder. For the desktop clients, everything is stored locally as well as in the cloud. One exception: you can designate notebooks as 'local', in which case they are not sync'ed to the cloud. There's no such thing as 'favorites' for the desktop clients. ~Jeff
  24. What Evernote client are you using? The desktop clients store the note database on yoor local machine, and you can certainly export your notes to HTML. I'm not sure how that works with the mobile clients -- you may need to use a desktop client so actually retrieve the entire database. ~Jeff
  25. You've evidently not followed the recent problems that they had with their servers, which have been addressed and are just now clearing out. Delays of that magnitude are rare here, in my experience; they're typically much smaller than what folks have experienced recently (there's plenty of threads that talk about it, if you care to search for them). The OCR feature is something that they prefer to do in the cloud; not every client machine is 'beefy' (I pretty much do NOT want my netbook doing OCR, thank you very much), and having OCR in the cloud ensures that all platforms get the same OCR experience. There may be other reasons that Evernote staff could chime in on, but given that the system is designed for server-based OCR, a queue is the fairest way to go That wasn't a snipe, it's a fact -- it's Evernote policy. There's nothing wrong with being a fremium user, Everntoe encourages it, and it's very useful as-is. Going to premium gets you some more features, more storage and better support, and priority in OCR. Not sure what the problem is; if you don't want to go premium, that's fine too. ~Jeff
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