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  1. Hey, thanks for that, I never thought of looking in the web interface for config settings! That should take care of my automated email filing, which is the bulk of the notes that get created. I'll still need to review them in the "All notes" listing to delete the junk that also gets caught in the mail rules, but that should save me a heap of time.

    It also doesn't cover importing PDFs from the file system, but the volume of those is small enough at the moment to not be too much of a burden.

    Thanks again!

  2. When I clip a new note using the web clipper it does an excellent job of detecting the appropriate notebook. It's so good that I don't think I've ever had to change it to something else.

    When I drag & drop a PDF into the Evernote application, or send a document using the email inbox, the notes just go to my default notebook and I have to manually file these notes away whenever I remember to do so. Since the majority of notes I create come from automatic email rules and PDFs created from paper scans, manual filing takes a lot of unnecessary time.

    It would be extremely useful if the same notebook detection logic that the web clipper uses could be used on newly imported or created content.

  3. The pin security isn't working for me. I can swipe down from the lock screen, tap one of the icons in the Evernote widget to launch Evernote, and press the home button to exit to the app launcher. It never asks for the pin to be entered. Using this method anyone could access the contents of my phone without authenticating.


    I'm using an iPhone 4S with iOS 8.0.2 (12A405)

  4. Most of my notes exported just fine to HTML. A couple of more complex HTML layouts were a little displaced - for example a clipped page with a sidebar on the right hand side was moved to below the article instead. I think this sort of thing is an issue with Evernote attempting to capture a complex HTML layout and all the CSS files that go along with it.

    If you look at a sample of the HTML exported by Evernote you can see that it is a massive nest of HTML elements and no CSS definitions. Instead, every single HTML element has a complete set of properties for margins, padding, borders, colours, background images, font and so on. My guess is that when you clip a note into Evernote it captures the raw HTML DOM elements and stores each one with it's DOM properties. That means every element is self contained and does not rely on any CSS or JS to make it work, but it does mean that the resulting HTML is bloated and inelegant.

    You'd think that would mean that the exported HTML should display correctly in the same browser that it was captured with, but perhaps something is lost in the capture process. Maybe some things are altered to make them display better in the Evernote desktop client but cause them to not look as good on export.

    But most of the clipped HTML exported without noticeable display problems. HTML generated by notes written directly in the Evernote client are clean, and attached files including PDFs are downloaded fine too.

    Now if only there was a way to mass export Searchable PDFs (which are the OCR text versions created if you upload a PDF of scanned pages). Exports grouped into folders by notebook would be useful too.

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  5. Yes, I too would like to be able to link to individual notes in Evernote. There are two ways I can think of that could be done without making some probably tricky OS integration that would allow some kind of OLE functionality:

    1. Use links to the web version. If you browse EN in a web browser and view a note, you can drag the URL out of the browser to create a direct link to the note. But what we'd need is a way to make those links from the desktop app - ideally by dragging the note from the list view. Even better would be if the Evernote app was able to detect when you try to open such a URL and display the resulting note in the desktop app rather than in a web browser.

    2. Make some kind of search link that performs a search in Evernote for the title of the note. There is already a homebrew Snow Leopard service that allows you to highlight a line of text in a cocoa app and send it to Evernote for searching.

    Perhaps if there was some way to register a custom transport protocol with an application you could make custom URLs that could interact with the desktop app. e.g. "evn://12345-67890"

    [EDIT] OMG, you can totally do just that: http://www.cocoadev.com/index.pl?HowToR ... URLHandler

  6. Using the very basic formatting options available in the desktop client still can't seem to make it onto the web or email versions.

    For example my notes are always created with the default Arial as font. On the web this displays as Times.

    Things that are not bold on the desktop show up as bold on the web version, and vice-versa. This isn't to say they are exact opposites of eachother, but that there are random differences.

    Colours are generally correct, though sometimes not.

    Font sizes are often wrong. Particularly headings using a larger font often appear at the default size.

    I really like the idea of Evernote, especially now that I have an iPhone I'd like to use it as a repository for taking rich notes, but it currently seems to be almost unusable for anything other than plain unformatted text. I don't want to be overly critical but it amazes me that an editor with so few formatting options available to it cannot be reproduced across platforms.

    Perhaps you might consider using a web and javascript-based solution? There are a number of decent wysiwyg rich text editors available for free such as FCKEditor or TinyMCE which can use simple and clean HTML which can be displayed on just about any device.

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