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  1. What you are saying here could also be used to argue against native apps on windows / OS-X. Most PCs are of course immensely unsafe things compared with Android or iOS devices. However i would expect a web browser running on a PC to store its data (cookies, indexed db, web sql, cached files etc.) to a path inside my home directory with no read access for other accounts (at least this is the linux security model. I have never used OS-X and i have never cared to look at how windows deals with this). If I give someone my password* to my chromebook, it should not surprise me if they can access all data stored in chrome by me. If i do not give someone my password I would be shocked if they could do so. The same applies for my smartphone. * note: i use 2 factor authentication so my password by itself does not grant access to my account.
  2. I'm not a front-end developer and i don't know the general patterns for dealing with persistent browser storage. What I would expect to find is that browser apps (like the kindle reader) store data in persistent storage until you log out, at which point the storage is deleted. The main difference between a browser app and a desktop app is the delivery mechanism. Functionally there's very little you can't do in a modern browser that you would want to do in a native application. From the point of view of developers the browser app has the advantage that old versions can be deprecated very quickly. Does the customer have a problem? all they have to do is reload their browser window. I do however accept your point that a lot of people do not think about browser apps this way--a lot of people think that a chromebook is "useless without an internet connection", for example (though how many things do you want to do with any computer which don't require an internet connection nowadays?). Btw, if you open the chrome developer tools and navigate to application -> indexeddb -> evernote -> sugar you can see some of the data the evernote browser app stores in the indexed db. A fair amount of information is being saved, but it appears to not be the contents of notebooks set to offline mode in the android client.
  3. I used to be a freelancer and i developed front-end applications which used IndexedDB. It is persistent storage. Data is not lost when the browser is closed.
  4. Browsers have had built-in databases for a decade now. The evernote web client could use one. Many other web-apps do.
  5. Yepp. I've just installed firefox on my linux laptop to verify. Exactly the same behaviour (automatic scrolling). I'm not sure this is intuitive. One thing that surprises me is that when the cursor leaves the editing window by the top or the bottom the content continues to scroll (for the web developers: onMouseLeave is either not set, or it does not cancel scrolling). This behaviour could do with a feature toggle. Btw, chrome doesn't do this at the moment (chrome evernote version 6.3.1, firefox 5.28.0)
  6. oh, I hope you'll be getting them soon. I'm on version 6.3.1 btw.
  7. Very cool! When did they turn up? By the way, does anybody know what these two symbols bottom left mean? According to the html they are children of a span element with the id "branch-info-wrapper", so they might well have something to do with git or svn or whatever.
  8. Thinking about it, this is a case of diversity in software development. Usually one thinks about diversity as being things like how the software can be used with screen readers, how you can change the fonts to increase contrast or maybe l10n and i18n (quite apart from front-end text rendering, I've known projects which have refused to build because my workstation was set to French and not English). This one is about the keyboard and key map used. It might be worth trying out all the software Evernote produces with different combinations of keyboard and key map. I'd imagine the native clients would work fine, but better safe than sorry. By the way, the JVM (which I don't think Evernote uses for client installable software) still has an open bug for key map handling when modifier keys are held under Gnome. Ok, i'll stop finding ideas for more work now
  9. At the moment the new editor has user-defined text styles for different levels of headings and standard text. Would it be possible for users to add more text styles? It would help me to be able to mark a block as "code" or "citation" for example. While I'm asking for stuff and in the spirit of Christmas: how about a styles manager? This would allow us to save styles globally, if wanted, rather than on the level of the individual document. This, however, might be getting a long way from the remit of a note-taking application.
  10. Don't knock Chromebooks They are quite capable computers and i enjoy their simplicity. At work I deal with Linux servers and virtual machines all day long. The way I see it, the web version has made great progress in the last few years and I'm looking forward to the Evernote web team achieving feature parity with the desktop machines. A simple way to offer back-up is just one of the little things that still need to be implemented, and it probably isn't top on the list.
  11. To my computer in an archive. Let me be more precise. I would expect to be presented with a url from which i could download all my data in some common archive format. If i choose to download it to my desktop, my phone, upload to my server or upload to another service would then be up to me.
  12. I think that's the wrong way of looking at things. Anything Evernote implements for the web client can be used by everybody with a computer. I'm a linux user. The web client is the only client i have for Evernote on my desktop (the third-party projects offering Evernote for linux are actually just wrappers around the web client). If Evernote develops a feature for the Windows client or the Mac client, they have developed a feature for Windows users or for Mac users. When Evernote develops a feature for the web client they have developed a feature for everybody. What a number of companies do is just develop a web client and then offer "desktop applications" which are actually just wrappers around the web client. This would seem to me to be a much more efficient way of doing things.
  13. I was just surprised that there wasn't a button under my account page online with something like "export all data". If Evernote offers this to users of the desktop software, they could offer it to everybody (i.e. offer it on the web version).
  14. Getting a computer with an operating system that runs the desktop client would be quite expensive for just this one task. This would seem to be an easy enough thing for Evernote to implement. To be totally clear, i'm very much enjoying Evernote and I have no desire to leave. It would however be nice to be able to. Evernote seems to still have a desktop-client-first strategy. This seems to be changing rapidly nowadays and it would be nice to see the web client (which is already totally usable and in some ways very pleasant) get some of the bells and whistles offered on the desktop.
  15. I don't know the Windows or Mac clients, so I couldn't say. At the moment, I don't think I have a way to export my data from Evernote. Not that I am planning on doing so, but it would be nice to have the possibility
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