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  1. That's what I find a bit annoying about evernote! We are only able to use one level of organization (in notebooks) the other implied level is that of tags but when you are within a notebook you don't see the tags that are used only in this notebook! Thus you have to switch to the tags section and guess which tags could have been used within the current notebook![/qote] There actually is a way to do this, perhaps not obvious: Select your note book. Select all notes in the notebook. Now Press Ctrl + Alt + T to bring up the Assign Tags dialog. Enable the 'Hide unnassigned tags' checkbox, and you'll see all of the tags that are used in that notebook, in either Tree or List form (there's a radio button that allows you to choose that). In the Windows client at least (and maybe the Mac client), you can sort the note list by Tags, though that just sorts by alphabetically by the first tag in the alphabetically sorted list of a note's tags, so maybe not that useful. Interesting that the Mixed and Thumbnail views have grouping by dates, size and title, as that would probably be pretty appropriate for tags, too, and extended to List View. Still, this is a little problematic when you can apply multiple tags to notes -- I think that Outlook just makes groups based on single categories, and emails that have multiple categories are shown in multiple groups. ~Jeff
  2. Yes. If you want to keep the notes, then you need to move them elsewhere first. ~Jeff
  3. There's ample discussion about subfolders (or subnotebooks) elsewhere on the forum, including input from Evernote staff; You can find it by using the forum seach with terms 'subfolder' and/or 'subnotebook'. Just tag notes that relate to lenses with, say, 'Lens', and you can search for them easily, either by using the Evenote search (Search: tag:Lens) or by picking Lens in the tag list. Either one will filter your notes (in the selected notebook) for notes tagged with Lens. ~Jeff
  4. OK, that's a pretty fair summary. Remembering of course that what tags do and what folders do are quite different. This is not about trash cans and stop signs. This is about tags, which are, by the way, not folders (the metaphor is that tags describe, folders contain). Even so, with file folders (which is, I guess what you're referring to), OSes do not enforce any logical relationship between members of a folder tree. You, the user, get to store things as you choose, move things about, and so forth. What exactly is the behavior that the user is supposedly be missing, anyway? And they get them with tag trees too, in nearly every respect that I can think of. Again, please specify these features that you believe are missing. 'Scream and yell and threaten'?!?!? I repeat: ?!?!? What, and have to re-educate the ~4 million existing Evernote users who are already familiar with 'Saved Searches', a descriptive name, in favor of a 'Smart Folders' (or 'Dynamic Folders') concept that actually stretches the 'folder' metaphor beyond its common usage? Even if Smart Folders were a better term, which I don't believe, and which you admit is only equivalent, I don't think that that would be a great step forward. If it works, don't break it. Don't turn everything into folders. To boil things down: Tags are not folders; there are no folders in Evernote. You don't store notes in tags, you store notes in notebooks. Tags merely describe notes. And not everything presented in a hierarchical fashion is a folder. ~Jeff
  5. You can already search for tasks, using the 'todo' special attribute. From the documentation: todo:[true|false|*] If the argument is "true", this will match notes that have ToDo checkboxes that are currently checked. If the argument is "false", this will match notes that have ToDo checkboxes that are not currently checked. If the argument is "*", this will match notes that have a ToDo checkbox of any type. • ‐todo:false todo:true : Matches notes that have completed ToDo items, but no uncompleted items. ~Jeff
  6. There's plenty of discussion in the forums on password protection, including commentary by Evernote staff (mainly Dav Engberg, the CTO) on their take. You can search for 'password protection to find it, if you care to. ~Jeff
  7. ?? I have no idea what the term 'misleading' means in either of these two sentences. What could be misleading about Evenote's tags? They're just labels (a la Gmail) or categories (a la MS Outlook). A note either has a tag, or it doesn't; a tag can apply to multiple notes, and a note can have multiple tags. That's it, really. No need to overthink this. OK, I guess that about the only thing that I can think of that might be misleading is that tags can be organized in a tree, but otherwise bear no logical relation to each other (as in parent-child relationships). The tree is really just an organizational tool; you don't need to have 'an endless list' of tags in the left column. This is not so much different than your average file system where files may be stored in a tree, but need not bear any logical relationship to each other -- it's up to the user to arrange that -- if they want it. It's a more flexible arrangement than requiring subtags to bear a logical relationship to their parents, and enforcing that in Search. That being said, I think that it would be nice to have tools to help a user enforce parent/child relationship -- I mentioned a different search option above, and it would be nice to have the ability to apply a tag and all of its parents to a note in one operation. Nothing that's critical, but would give the user tools to make tags operate in the way that they desire. 'Saved Searches' seems entirely appropriate because that's exactly what they are. We use Search to narrow the mass of notes by specifying criteria, and we can persist useful searches to the Saved Searches list. Seems simple enough. ~Jeff
  8. You know, I don't think that there is a way. You might try peeking at the Evernote Markup documentation (in this document here), but I didn't see it. You can't use the 'style' attribute, for one. If there was a way, then you've have to export a note to Evernote format, and hack the markup in a text editor, even more fiddly than what you're doing. ~Jeff
  9. Fror notes, you can do outlining, though there's no collapsibility as yet. Folders is an oft-discussed feature (you can search the forum for plenty of points of view). Will they appear? That's not clear. It's certainly something that Evernote is aware of and thinking about, but I think they are working on things that they believe are more important at the moment. Tags may already be organized into a tree. ~Jeff
  10. Nooo. It has to wait until after we come out for our vacation towards the end of vacation. After that... *shrug* Big Evernote par-tay tonight? have fun! ~Jeff
  11. On the Windows client, we can export to Evernote format (.enex), which is an Evernote-specific XML document. I believe that the Mac client offers the same functionality. You can read more about it in the Evernote API Overview document linked from this page, in the section on Evernote Markup Language. ~Jeff
  12. *shrug* It's what you can do today. I never said that it was pretty or the way things should be. It might be easier were it only basic text-editing, but the editor needs to mix pure text editing with editing of HTML/rich text, and I'm guessing that's where the main source of the voodoo is. ~Jeff
  13. This is not an uncommon request (you can see by searching the forums). The Evernote folk have indicated that improving their printing capabilities, possibly in this area. Evernote is mainly a note storage mechanism, and only secondarily (in my opinion) a note-taking application -- yes, you can take notes, but it's not as full featured as a dedicated word processor, for example. This sounds like a pretty specialized piece of functionality, so I'm guessing it would be lower on the priority list for them. If it's not needed (because saving is automatic), then why is it a nice-to-have? The Evernote philosophy is to save everything, forever. Current limits are for 100,000 notes, I believe, and I also believe that that will need to increase at some time. 30 notes/day over 365 days ~= 10,000 notes, so I am guessing that you would be good for awhile. ~Jeff
  14. Oddly enough, my step-daughter attended a term there, not too long ago. She loved it. ~Jeff
  15. You should be able to export to Evernote's format (.enex) and load it into a text editor; at least you can do this on the Windows desktop client. ~Jeff
  16. Ok, that's not what I want to think about when I get in to work on Monday morning... Heh. At least it means that I am usually on my best behavior in the forums. ~Jeff
  17. I really couldn't say one way or the other, but not in 3.5 as far as I know. Maybe some of the 3.1 (or earlier) experts could tell you. Anyhow, good luck, ~Jeff
  18. Dave is always out there. In that, he's just like my mother. I think that he's posted on the caching behavior before, but I'm not an iPad user, so I can't tell you what that is; you should probably engage in some forum searching. ~Jeff
  19. And 3.1 is on life support (though a fair amount of people prefer it, for various reasons). ~Jeff
  20. It appears that you're going to get Due Dates in notes at some point. Maybe reminders to go along with them. I don't think that expiring notes would be the Evenote Way -- they are all about keeping every darn thing. Using tags to mark items as temporary is a la mode. When Due Dates arrive, you'll probably be able to search against them, similar to what you can do today with the Created date and the Updated date. ~Jeff
  21. Every new feature starts at Minus 100 Points. Except for the CEO's. ~Jeff
  22. Sorry, but I think that this sort of functionality is well beyond what you could expect from a simple note taking system like Evernote. A purpose-built 3rd-party brainstorming pad that operates as you suggest might be something that a clever programmer could whip up, but I don't think that you'll be seeing it in Evernote any time soon. just my opinion, ~Jeff
  23. The sow-now-and-reap later technique is not so bad. I use it a lot myself, though in a slightly different way: I tag early and often, but also often add a _Todo tag for notes that I want to revisit soon. At convenient momemnts, I can go back and check my _Todo notes, and re-categorize, read more carefully, etc. It's for stuff that's interesting but not my main focus, so I put them aside where they're easily accessible to look at later. Dunno, your idea is interesting, but seems like more advanced functionality. You would still need to go back and break up these notes by hand sometime (via some special operation I'd expect); I doubt that most would want this to happen automatically, as it would probably be easy to casually get things wrong, since the formatting characters are common and the parsing you suggest is a bit awkward (back-tracking? No thanks). Maybe with somewhat different format indicators, but if I were a user who typed in a a perfectly innocent note that happened to contain the magic formatting, and it all of a sudden, without action by me, my single note atomized into several separate notes, I'd be upset, once the confusion was over. Might be good third-party functionality fodder, though. ~Jeff
  24. You can always create your notes untagged, in-the-moment, and then once the moment has passed, go back and tag your new notes as appropriate. Finding untagged notes is pretty easy. ~Jeff
  25. I think you're right -- it's probably due to the number of platforms that they support, and the varied support for rich text editing across these platforms. You didn't say what platform you are talking about, but I think that Dave Engberg mas mentioned better printer support as something that they are interested in improving. ~Jeff
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