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  1. I was about to reply and say that the file creation must have completed, since I didn't move the file into the importing folder until the file already existed. But then I thought of something related that might be happening . . . the file has been created, but maybe the OCR process is still working and making changes to the file. I'm going to check those options in the manager, I seem to remember something about an option for running during import or later. I did install an update to the scanner software so maybe something changed then. Thanks! Where do you add a time delay? I don't see that as an option when configuring the import folders.
  2. Here's a puzzle. I've been using a Scansnap scanner for a few years now in my paperless workflow. I use the scansnap software to create a searchable PDF, and then using ScanSnap Manager I move these files into folders by topic. Then I have Evernote configured with Import Folders watching those topic folders, so these pdfs now end up in different Evernote notebooks, right where I want them. The Import Folders feature is configured to leave the documents where it found them, so if I need to I can get to them outside of Evernote easily. As I said this has been working fine for quite a while. Recently I've noticed that newly scanned .pdfs are getting updated by some process after they have been imported to Evernote. Unfortunately this causes the Import Folder feature to think they have been changed, and creates a second note with the pdf. And then another one. And sometimes then another one. I can see that the timestamp on the files has changed, usually by only a few minutes, and sometimes the size of the file itself has changed slightly. So in that situation I understand why Evernote is creating another note from the Import Folder. The question is, what the heck is updating these files, and why? The potential culprits I can think of are: - Evernote itself is modifying the .pdfs - The ScanSnap manager is doing it - Some Adobe process is coming along and doing it - Somebody at Microsoft thought it would be a good idea to change .pdfs slightly in some way. I wouldn't put it past them Have any of you seen this behavior? I figure there must be several people in this forum who are doing something similar.
  3. Well OK, but . . . email, password - for an ideaplaces account; this doesn't seem in any way unusual evernote access - you want them to show you your evernote notes, right? Seems like they would have to get this access dropbox access - only if you want them to also show photos stored in your dropbox on the map, sounds interesting but I haven't done this photos/contact access - only if you want them to show these on the map as well, I didn't do this either your location - can't answer "near me" questions without this, yes? Even then this is optional as well I think there are plenty of apps that ask for too much access, but this seems pretty reasonable given the feature set.
  4. I should be astonished to see that Evernote has removed such a useful feature, but I'm not really that surprised as they've done this kind of thing before. At least on their "What's new in Evernote 8" page they mention bringing back location search (but not the Atlas itself). It's probably overkill for nothing but a location search but on iOS there is an app IdeaPlaces that works with your Evernotes and provides both an Atlas view and some pretty sophisticated searching abilities. It's not free, but I've found it quite useful. If you search for IdeaPlaces in these forums you'll see some discussion of it with screenshots.
  5. You are right it works but I find it extremely difficult to hit the arrow. I sometimes need 5-10 times until the note opens. The complete text area should be sensitive. I agree that would make sense.
  6. I haven't upgraded on my iPad yet, due in part to these issues. But on the iPhone, I mostly like how Places now works. You can now find notes via Places from the map, from current location, OR from list of named past locations. The latter is an interesting addition. And at least so far it hasn't crashed when going to the notes, which certain did happen occasionally before. Another bonus is that the result list is willing to use Snippets view instead of card view, which always seemed very clumsy to me. Still can't search within the Places found notes . . . a search from the places list seems to search all notes . . . but it's progress. And working in this list reminds me that you still can't go from one result note to the next, you must return to the list view each time and pick the next one. But thanks for the update, I'm back in action. BTW clicking on the green right arrow after selecting a pin works for me.
  7. To paraphrase "Crunchy Frog" Well, I hardly think that's sufficient! I think it would be more appropriate if the download bore a great red label saying "Warning! Lark's vomit!" Or maybe "Warning! Significant features removed!" Sorry, I couldn't resist. Really, I hope this can be rushed back into the system, I used it a lot. Fortunately I haven't upgraded my ipad to ios7 yet, so it still "works".
  8. Interesting . . . if I go to Ilene's link above, and click on the clipper, I get a "Cannot save clip" message, and nothing reported in the log. That's quite different from my gmail experience, where the save seems to want to start (I see a little "1" on the clipper icon) but then cannot complete. All of which tells me this is not a simple problem. But I don't have to tell you that
  9. I'm seeing the same problem clipping from Gmail . . . but only on my work gmail account (using google apps). If I use my personal gmail account, even from the same Chrome, then it works fine. Both are using https. Same line in loadSameSiteImages (). I really miss being able to clip gmails directly Using chrome Version 29.0.1547.66 m. Restarts don't seem to make a difference.
  10. I agree that I miss this functionality. In the meantime I've gone back to my old workaround for this . . . a folder configured in Evernote as an Import Folder (Tools -> Import Folder in the Evernote Windows client). Then if you save the pdf in that folder the rest is automatic.
  11. So the release notes had instructions to contact customer support. That avenue is a much better way of fixing these types of issues. Customer support had a set of instructions ready to go. It is great that many users here posted their solutions which others found helpful. But we haven't relied solely on those solutions. Really? Release Notes? That's a better way? Are you serious? Obviously (from reading this thread) you knew there was a fatal problem, but decided to release it anyway and put something in the release notes?? This thread started on March 4th, and contains 134 messages (so far), but you decided to treat this issue like you would some minor new feature? By the way if I download the upgrade from the web site, then at no point during the install am I offered release notes. And if they *were* offered, I'm curious to know what percentage of users you think would read them. Sorry to sound harsh, but as someone who runs a software development organization I have to say that a comment like that really sets my teeth on edge. And I don't want to think what our customer support organization would have to say about it. (Dear lord . . . "There is a significant number of users, fitting this description, who will attempt to install the software and will receive an incomprehensible error message. But don't worry, we gave them your phone number, so it's all good.") I have another suggestion. How about in the screen that tells users that 4.6.4 is available, you state that there is a good chance the install won't work, and they should wait until 4.6.5. But read the forums first.
  12. I hadn't noticed the multi-notebook issue, but you're right this is a major limitation. Another problem in this (Places) view that I've noticed is the ugly combination of: - only view choice is the least functional, the slow, innefficient, and beautiful card view - no next/previous buttons, so walking through more than a trivial number of notes is difficult My use case used to be simple: go to a restaurant, bring up list of notes taken here, and walk through them looking at what my wife and I had tried before. The Food app makes it easy to take notes like this. But EN5 makes it very difficult to review them, which used to be so simple. I sure hope the beauty of Evernote 5 is attracting lots of people with simple needs. Because it is really annoying those of us who used to use it with complex ones.
  13. Indeed. Lets put it this way: Clever has now replaced Evernote on my dock.
  14. Interesting. And I agree that since it should be using the Evernote API, I don't see how the results could be different. My test was different . . . I searched for the word "Drugstore", expecting it to match a receipt for drugstore.com that I had scanned. Clever matched 4 documents, but not the one I wanted. Everywhere else I search (Evernote web client, windows client, iOS Evernote app) returns 6 documents. The two extra notes were both nothing but PDFs discussing CVS, a (chain of drugstores in the US). When I view those PDFs in the Windows client, it highlights the places where the word "drugstore" appears, as you would expect. But the Clever search does not find them. Aha! I think I just figured it out. If you search for drugstore in Clever, what it really searches for is "drugstore" The word that matched in my PDF was actually "drusgtores", plural. Clever does not match to that from this query. It must use some different escaping and/or wildcarding than the main apps do. I believe the default evernote behavior is to match words *starting with* the string you search for. If I search in clever for drugstore* then it finds all the notes I expect. Interesting! To be honest I think I prefer this behavior, but it could be confusing for some users.
  15. I've been trying Clever on my iPad 2. So far it's crashed twice in fifteen minutes . . . pretty good considering the Evernote app will crash fifteen times in two minutes. I really appreciate the ability to pre-pend or append text to an existing note, this is very convenient in many cases. The button to enter a timestamp is also very useful. I also very much like the search, which as mentioned above allows for more targeted searching and doesn't insist on returning all results immediately. However it does seem like it does not search within PDFs as the standard clients do.
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