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  1. This recent post may be of interest: http://forum.evernote.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=53&t=16985&p=68090&hilit=adobe#p68090 ~Jeff
  2. BTW, I'm not saying that the good Evernotables ought not to strive for intuitive or as-easy-as-possible, it's just that there's frequently a tension between power user features and ease-of-use. As we all probably know, adding features often wins. ~Jeff
  3. Possible workaround: use a tag that helps you to identify these time-limited items. How about '@Temp'? Every so often, just filter on this tag, and delete the notes that are no longer relevant. I do something similar with to-do items. I tag them with '@Todo', along with the other tags that I would naturally apply, then when I've done what the item needs, I just remove the '@Todo' tag. ~Jeff
  4. Or when the manual writers are chasing the software. Writing manuals is hard enough when you're not trying to keep up with a moving target. Intuition only takes a user so far. You would never in a million years intuit that Ctrl-X, Ctrl-V is a Cut, Copy operation (or the Mac equivalent) -- you have to learn it. Having learned certain basics, it's not unreasonable to expect that they will work in applications, and that's all fine, but applications, being by their nature specialized, nearly always have operations that do not flow from native platform usage. What part of the Mac, Windows or Linux user story gives you experience with tags, for example? Making this intuitive is impossible by definition, so the fallback is often to aim to be "easily discoverable", but even that can be difficult for UI designers. Ultimately a user needs to rely on experimentation, other users, or good documentation (and be willing to use it) to learn how to do more advanced operations. I agree with this, for the most part. I don't mind the asymptotic march towards Pure List Handling Nirvana (for example), because I can see the progress and understand that it's complicated and shaking out all of the corner cases is very difficult. Again, words like "intuitive" and "EASY" are, well, easy to say, but making available complex operations (with all of their options) intuitive is very difficult, if not impossible. Solid, reliable and bug-free are the most important of your criteria, to my mind. ~Jeff
  5. In the Windows client, you can edit your images using an external program; that sort of editing capability is not uncommon with Windows apps (though you don't get it for free as a developer). Why do you think that business cards present a more basic user case than any other types of image? ~Jeff
  6. You seem to have been the first person to use either of the the words "rude" or "unwarranted"; I'm not sure where you got that. As to the "money on the table" argument, the question that Evernote must answer to their own satisfaction is how many users would become premium customers if they raised their ceiling, versus how much it would cost them in their costs. Money's always on the table; it's not always enough to justify what a particular customer wants. Anyhow, right now, it sounds like there is no Evernote solution to what you feel that you need. That may change in the future. Good luck, ~Jeff
  7. Hint: use less emotive ans more specific language to report problems (e.g. "Evernote does X when I do Y. I think that it should do Z"), rather than just "it still sucks". ~Jeff
  8. One DB file overall (i.e., not per notebook), in general. I just set up a Windows task to do my backups via SyncToy at night, and include the Evernote application data directory. ~Jeff
  9. I might be bothered by this, but the only times I've deleted tags is when I was hunting down unused tags. I was very careful. ~Jeff
  10. Evernote does not typically commit to firm dates for non-fatal features/problems. Sometimes you get a general indication of priority, but even that's not often. This doesn't seem like a huge show-stopper, particularly since there's a workaround or two, so I doubt that it's a critical priority, but I couldn't say for sure. One alternative to dragging and dropping, at least in the Windows client, is good old copy and paste. No file operations needed. Does that work in the Mac client? Truth be told, I never thought to drag/drop stuff from Evernote. Of course, when I just tried it, I found an issue. ~Jeff
  11. skinny : ummm, Twiggy? rich : well, OK backups : typo for 'backrubs'? Ah, I see. The answer's yes: it's just included in my nightly SyncToy copy from "My Documents" and "Application Data" folders. I've never mucked with it, though, or tried to restore it. ~Jeff
  12. Search for 'backup' in the forums, and you will find some answers. Here's one result: http://forum.evernote.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=53&t=16767&start=0&hilit=backup. It would also help if you mentioned the platform/OS for the client that you are using. ~Jeff
  13. He should be able to sign in to his Evernote web account, click on Settings, then Personal Settings. The email adress is there. ~Jeff
  14. Thank you for your detailed, incisive and helpful comment. I'm glad that you took the time to read the forum to make sure that your comment doesn't repeat points that are made in other posts. Not everybody does this, and it helps to keep the signal/noise ratio high. signed, The Users
  15. It's just making sure that you really, really want it. ~Jeff
  16. There is some discussion elsewhere on the forum on how much image manipulation Evernote should provide internally, and how much it should it should rely on external programs. One case was someone who takes sideways photos of contract pages and wants the ability to have them displayed rotated in Evernote. I fall on the side of wanting Evernote to stick to note management (thus relying on external programs to clean up my note sources), but that's just my opinion. ~Jeff
  17. That's about the best proposal that I've read so far, dimming tags that are not in the selected notebook. That way you can keep the tag hierarchy view intact. Nice. That seems reasonable, too. Hmmm. Would this be ambiguous with the dimming associated with selected notebooks? I'm not really sure what a tag sharing another tag means, as they're discrete currently. The tag tree is visualization only at this point. ~Jeff
  18. I believe that Evernote and Dropbox have some kind of relationship (it's in a CEO blog post at http://blog.evernote.com/2010/04/27/thinkwasabi-interview-with-evernote-ceo-phil-libin/); perhaps some kind of interesting system will come out. We'll see. That being said, Dropbox is for managing files that reside in your file system; Evernote is for managing notes in their own storage system. Files only come into play when you're importing and exporting. On the import side, the import folder is pretty simple (great tip, btw, missdipsy!), though perhaps not what the power user crowd wants (I've seen requests for the whole tree rather than a single level). Me? I don't want to manage my files through Evernote; I can't see how that would be an advance. ~Jeff
  19. So what's the other post that you reference? If what you're posting sheds light on or relates to a different thread, shouldn't you be posting in reply to the original post, so that the conversation stays in one place, and others can follow it? ~Jeff
  20. Tags apply to the whole note. For finer-grained divisions, you'd need to use searching to locate specific sections of the text. ~Jeff
  21. Tags are not linear, either in their application, or by their presentation in Evernote. You can organize your tags in a folder-like way, at least in the Windows client and I am guessing for the Mac client as well. The organization is nothing more than visual (meaning that sub-tags of a parent do not inherit the parent tag for purposes of filtering/searching), but it's handy nonetheless. Evernote itself is demonstrably not strictly linear in its storage, since notebooks act like folders in a real sense. Use of tags is really non-dimensional, since they can cut across hierarchies; dimensionality is really not an apt metaphor in this case. ~Jeff
  22. That's kind of interesting. Evidently, is not the sort of tag that use the empty-element form, unlike, say , , , etc. Seems a little inconsistent, I guess, not that would actually do anything, having no content to modify.Side note: I hope that nobody's using regexp to try to parse HTML. Almost certainly a bad idea, except in very constrained cases. I doubt that that's really what's happening. My own guess would be that the HTML generating code has a behavior that makes an empty element tag from out of an opening tag for an element that doesn't have any content, even for tags that oughtn't. But that's just a guess. ~Jeff
  23. I can't make heads or tails of you're asking for here or how it relates to your sorting problem, but the implication is that you've made requests before. However this is your first forum post. Did you post previously under another name? ~Jeff
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