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  1. If I drag a PDF file to a notebook it creates a new note with the PDF in it.

    If I create a new note and click the attachment icon, I can add the PDF and it looks like the same thing. Is it the same thing? Or are the notes created both ways different?

    Also, how do I get my PDF out of a note?! The only way I've found so far is to do some work-around like printing the note and saving as PDF. Is that the only way?

    Thanks,

    doug


  2. Well they have acknowledged it - I'm sure it will get resolved eventually. But, I would imagine it is a pretty low priority.

    Yes, I agree. I doubt they will update it. The Evernote Marketing department is not very concerned about accuracy.

    Maybe a call from the Federal Trade Commission or other relevant government office will convince them that accuracy in in marketing is a priority, whether they think so or not. :)

    doug


  3. Support has replied to me that the "unlimited" at https://www.evernote.com/about/premium/ is a "typo" and the limit is, in fact, 100,000 notes.

    I asked them if they intend to fix the "typo."

    doug

    Good job. I have found that some questions take persistence to get the correct answer. The forum is OK (putting the ridicule aside), but I have found the support group to be fast and accurate getting the correct answer.

    They still haven't fixed the "typo" though. They seem happy so far with leaving an incorrect impression that there is no note limit.

    doug


  4. Support has replied to me that the "unlimited" at https://www.evernote.com/about/premium/ is a "typo" and the limit is, in fact, 100,000 notes.

    I asked them if they intend to fix the "typo."

    doug

    Good job. I have found that some questions take persistence to get the correct answer. The forum is OK (putting the ridicule aside), but I have found the support group to be fast and accurate getting the correct answer.

    Oh, and just to clarify, that is a 100,000 limit on total notes. Not a per-month limit.

    doug


  5. Yep - I read that note. It's just a matter of honest promotion and principle is all.

    Their promotion page is very explicit by saying:

    (1) The note limit is "unlimited."

    and

    (2) "There is no limit to the total size of an account."

    I doubt if I'll reach the limit. But as a matter of principle, shouldn't companies have to be honest in the way they advertise?

    If the note limit is 100,000 I really think Evernote are obligated to say that instead of "unlimited." It may not look as catchy. And people may not realize how huge 100,000 really is. But it's factual and true.

    If that message is out-dated and it truly is unlimited, as advertised, I suggest they change their knowledge base.

    doug


  6. That first link seems to confirm the 100,000 note limit by an Evernote staff member.

    If true, the way it is stated on this page:

    https://www.evernote.com/about/premium/

    is untrue. That page clearly says the note limit is "unlimited." And it even specifically says, "There is no limit to the total size of an account."

    If there really is a 100,000 note limit then saying it is "unlimited" would be false advertising.

    I am hoping the topic linked to is simply out-dated and that Evernote clarifies this. Either the Knowledge Base or the site promotional information needs to be changed.

    doug


  7. My own view is that the knowledge base is full of holes, not updated in line with the software and pretty much a waste of time.

    If I've pointed you at a reliable source of information, then I don't think it is worth you worrying about the kb.

    Hi, again. I actually had a link to the same reference in my first note. :lol:

    It wasn't necessarily the kb - my question was whether there is a limit to the number of notes, as it says in the database. Or if the number of allowed notes is truly unlimited, as it says in the page I linked to (the same link as yours).

    Well, we're all just speculating. Unless an Evernote person responds we'll not know for sure. Maybe I'll just open up a support ticket and see what they answer and post the result here.

    Thanks,

    doug


  8. (1) In the Knowledge Base it says:

    Each Evernote account is subject to the following limitations:

    100,000 Notes

    250 Synchronized Notebooks (including Notebook Stacks). All 250 notebooks can be shared. There is no limit to the number of Local Notebooks (which aren't synced) you can have.

    10,000 Tags

    100 Saved Searches

    (2) At https://www.evernote.com/about/premium/ in comparing the free and premium plan it says:

    Note allowance Unlimited, upload 60MB/mo Unlimited, upload 1GB/mo

    (3) In my Mac client under Account Info it tell me that my remaining quota for this month would allow approximately "470,000 typed notes".

    Which information is correct?

    If there are limits like 100,000 notes then Evernote really ought to change both its advertising and clients to indicate that. If there truly are no limits to the number of notes, Evernote should change the Knowledge Base.

    Thanks,

    doug


  9. One of the reasons I decided not to use Yojimbo was because they were so fanatically opposed to hierarchical folders and insisted on doing everything with tags. It's just nice to be able to organize things hierarchically and browse through them.

    On the other hand, search is very fast in Evernote. I'm pleased that I can actually find notes! The iPhone app UI is a little awkward (it would be nice to be able to jump out of search without backing up so many pages), but the fact it actually finds stuff, and quickly, makes up for a lot.

    It almost makes me feel like I don't even need tags.

    doug


  10. This is unfortunate. I'm diving in now and importing over a thousand notes in all sorts of categories. But I'm losing all the interesting historical information about when the date was initially created.

    A lot of it is not vital, but interesting. For example, this note from 2000 from a stay at a hotel in London:

    Here's the number in the UK: 845 088-5336

    10 cents/minute (ouch), and that doesn't even count the probable long

    distance phone fees from the hotel.

    Required; Change SMTP mail settings from "mail.earthlink.net" to

    "ismtp.earthlink.net" to send mail. This POP can only be reached

    while dialing within the U.K.

    It's sort of interesting to know when that was written. And it's not really practical to hand-change the dates on over 1,000 imported notes. Does anybody know another way of dealing with this?

    Thanks,

    doug


  11. Now that I'm diving into Evernote more, I'm finding one thing missing from what I usually do - hierarchical organization.

    Is it possible?

    For example, I might have 3 customers A, B and C.

    Right now I have them organized as:

    Customers

    -- A

    -- B

    -- C

    So far the only thing I can see to do in Evernote is create three notebooks, all on the same level, and call them

    Customer A

    Customer B

    Customer C

    to keep them together.

    Is there a better way?

    Thanks,

    doug

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  12. Michael, that was indeed a very enlightening blog entry.

    This point in particular is reassuring:

    Evernote can encrypt sensitive data within a note. If you have something within a note that you want to keep private—passwords, financial information, counseling notes, etc.—you can do so by highlighting the data, right-clicking, and selecting “Encrypt selected text.” You will then be prompted to enter a password. In order to view that information in the future, you (or anyone else) will have to enter the password to do so.

    ---

    I just tried that and... what could be cooler? It really works. That's a fascinating encryption technique.

    How do you find the HTML and XML exports?

    Thanks again,

    doug

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