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  1. Business card capture is working well in latest release. One issue...it seems to default everything to "Home" vs. "Work". The phone goes in as "Home" phone, address goes in as "Home". Business cards are typically "Work" information. I would like to see EN change this default in an update. Hugh
  2. The search is not the best, but in some cases (like this one), it's very useful. 250 notebooks.jpg Please elaborate. Pretty much every (every?) evangelist has things they wish EN would do. If you're such an unhappy user, perhaps EN is not the app for you. Nothing worse than staying with an app that doesn't work for you & that you feel the need to constantly/regularly complain about. (shrug) Not true... if you are unhappy with a feature in an otherwise wonderful program this seems like the best place to voice your concerns. I also think that just because an issue was discussed some months ago and the conversation ended, I do not consider the issue resolved. Since EN does not make official announcements about features (understandable) they have to put up with ongoing complaints. My comment about the evangelists expresses my concern that people who admit they do not officially speak for EN and who have their own points of view about how the program should be used could cause new users to limit their complaints about EN. EN needs to hear these comments even if they have heard them before. I LOVE this program and that is why my posts over the years have included concerns or suggestions to make a great program better. Hugh
  3. The search function is only your friend if you are willing to quietly accept the limitations of the program. I agree that the 250 notebook limit is too low. I also think it is made worse by the fact that (at least on the Mac & iOS versions) there is no way to know your current notebook/stack count. EN also does not notify you of exceeding the limit when syncing and simply does not sync notes that exceed the limit. So even if you find a very thorough discussion of an issue, you should still make your voice heard or Evernote will think we are all as happy as the evangelists... Hugh
  4. Yes, you could put it like that, but that somewhat misses the point, which was that EN used to be my number one go to, use multiple times daily, every day application across multiple platforms. It was ONLY, and I mean only, the inability to create a stable iPad app (at a time when I could only use the iPad to access my data) that I realised the shortcomings, which caused me to look for alternatives to what was my favourite all time application. In summary, the company is driving away customers (it's not just me) because of this, and many other problems. I always look for posts like yours because I to am frustrated by the ipad version of EN (although it has recently approved dramatically) and I am always looking for an alternate for EN. I was disappointed with your comments since you are saying that you can live without EN because NVAlt meets your needs. If that is true than your past use of EN was like killing a mouse with a sledge hammer. I certainly understand being disappointed with EN, in particular the ipad version, but I am just not understanding what the point of your post is. I look forward to hearing your suggestions on organizing and accessing all of those pdfs as you move beyond EN. Hugh
  5. Nope, same flow for pdfs. You will see a thumbnail but if you click on it you will get a screen with just the title of the pdf. You then have to click on that and it will open in the (very nice, new) pdf viewer. I just don't get this. I can think of no reason for clicking on a pdf note other than to look at it. It can't be a speed question since I have to click twice to get to to see the pdf. If there is a way, I hope EN implements inline viewing on the iPad. Besides this will give us a chance to complain about the slow opening time (we're never happy...) Hugh
  6. You can reset your password to the same password as always. This may be a bad idea for some but you do not have to CHANGE it, just reenter it. Hugh
  7. Wanted to resurrect this discussion for emphasis. The opening and closing of pdfs on an ipad is really annoying. It takes four clicks (two to open & two to close) a pdf in the ipad version. Please give us an inline view The good news for me is that I am running out of things to complain about in the ipad version. I am down to two big ones; opening pdf's and the ridiculous and gigantic icons used for notebooks and notes (and the fact that they can only be grouped by months or name alphabetically). People will always have issues but these two jump out at me every time I open the app! Hugh
  8. Me too. That lets me use ***Notebook Name, **Notebook Name, etc. to keep certain notebooks at the top of my list.
  9. The only way to do it is to use the title of the note to organize them. Name your notes 1. xxx, 2.xxx, 3.xxx, etc and then sort by title.
  10. I understand. That is why I really just want EN to give me a notebook count to let me know when I am at 250. My EN system is very fluid and the way I don't end up with 10,000 notes is by archiving notebooks to a cloud account. This way I can always retrieve notebooks for a specific project as needed in the future. I suppose I could do this with tags but it seems counterintuitive. Once again, this is the system that works for me. Your mileage may vary... This question of tags vs notebooks may come up as EN switches to their Business mode. We ( a large architectural firm) are evaluating EN Business as a possible tool. Letting everyone an a team pick or name their own tags may get a bit crazy. It will be interesting to watch. Hugh
  11. It's great to hear that so many of you make EN work with your data in so few notebooks. In my case I need to use more notebooks. Can I compromise my workflow and shift over to lots of tags? Sure but I want to stress the word compromise. My current setup is PERFECT for me, except I occasionally hit the 250 notebook limit. I have 2500 notes, mostly images (floor plans, photos, etc). As I said, I can manage the 250 notebook limit. The problem is I have no way of knowing my total notebook count without adding them all up.
  12. I am a pretty long time user of EN and I am firmly in the more notebooks camp. I like using tags to create multiple links to a specific note but I find it much quicker when creating a note to just dump it into a specific notebook rather than tagging it then. My notes are most often images or web articles or copied emails. Images don't show up in searches unless they have text. I love the fact that when I use the web clipper it actually guesses which notebook to put it in with amazing accuracy. When I have time I go to a notebook and I may reorganize or tag notes then but I can always find my notes easily. Creating notes should be a one step operation. Hugh
  13. OK, I won't ask for EN to get rid of the 250 notebook limit... Instead I will ask for some way of knowing how many notebooks I actually have OR some warning message when I sync and I have more than 250 notebooks. I recently found out on the forum (and experienced it myself) that EN does weird things to notes over the 250 notebook limit (some get deleted, some go to different notebooks...). I REALLY don't want to discuss tags. I swear, I have tried but notebooks work best for my data and workflow. Hugh
  14. We all have developed our workarounds but we should never stop asking for sub notebooks here in the forum. EN may have decided "for now" not to have this feature but if enough customers keep asking someday they may see the light. Hughjc
  15. Cloud liner is an excellent app for outlining. No where near as developed as OmniOutliner but easy to use and integrates well with EN. There is now a Mac version as well. Hughjc
  16. Yes there is some way to go but the fact they have added back things that some people may consider as clutter (note counts), is a very good sign. This is a note taking app. It should be very good at taking notes first and everything else second. This is a note taking app for you. For me it's a project/graphic archive/database. For someone else its something different. That's the brilliance of EN. The downside is there are many competing priorities for each group of users. I personally would put bullets way down on my list. Not saying it shouldn't happen, just suggesting you broaden you view of the app. Hughjc
  17. Although I'm PC, the more notes/images/documents I acquire, I've found the folder system to be very, very limiting. Jefito's 'red, round ball' is a perfect example, IMO. "Easy example. I have a red ball. Using a strictly hierarchical classification system, where does that ball go? In the tree under Toys? Under Things That Are Round? Or maybe under Things That Are Red? I don't think that this fits nicely into a tree structure, yet it seems perfectly suited for tags (e.g., "red", "round", "toy"). " People like to say that the tag system works better if you have only a few notes & that you need sub notebooks if you have a lot of notes. IMO & IME, the reverse is true. The more notes you have the more limiting/prohibitive/harder-to-find-what-you're-looking-for a nested folder system is. It is very much a function of what you do with EN. I am an architect and I track info by projects. If I have a drawing of an operating room for Project A, I put it in the Project A notebook. That is one quick easy step. Later I may come back and tag it as "Surgery" so that I can search for all of the operating rooms across all of the projects. In the mean time I can quickly look at my Project A folder and see the thumbnails of all of the images in that project. I understand that I could make a tag for Project A as well but I am much more comfortable with nested notebooks in a project stack. Hughjc
  18. That is what the Elephant Icon in the menubar is for. You can select "New Note" from that. Hugh
  19. - Add an option to not have notes grouped by month. This needlessly extends my list of notes. -Hugh
  20. I hope if you change this in the future that you make it an option to sync or not. I realized that my shortcuts on my MBR were solely work/project based whereas on my home iMac I set up different shortcuts for what I work on at home. Hugh
  21. I am also very happy with this beta. The options for listing notebooks are great. The tile version would be a nice option for the ipad version but I am finding the list version in the left side best for me. I got rid of the icon for atlas (no use to me) and Trunk and turned on the list view under the View Menu. Now I have my alphabetized list of stacks and notebooks with a smaller group of favorites at the top. I would like to see an expand all/collapse all button and I would also like a collapse/expand arrow on the stacks in favorites. Overall the design looks great. I happened to load a new EN version on a Microsoft Surface and I can see (I think) EN heading towards a more consistent desktop on all systems. That would be nice. I'm hoping the ipad beta is next...
  22. Agreed... i use tags that way. I think what the notebook/tag discussion really comes down to is that initial creation of notes. My EN use is typically 20 - 30 images, diagrams or articles that I come across on the web or in emails in the course of a day. I like the speed and ease of just saving that item to the appropriate notebook without having to add tags at that time. When I have some free time I will go through these notes and add tags if they will help. I may not get time for two weeks and wading through so many notes is difficult. Most of my notes can not be searched because they are images with little or no text. This is why I find dropping them in the right notebook initially helps me find them whenever I need them. It just comes down to my perception of the easiest and fastest way to get notes into my database. So I am a big fan of tags but as a supplement to my notebook organization. I don't need huge changes to EN and nothing should impact those who use tags as their primary organizer. I have given up hope that EN will extend it's notebook hierarchy beyond a stack and one level. All I want is a collapsible list of notebooks on my iPad like the one I have on my mac. Hugh
  23. That's not correct... You can add new notes to a selected Tag as well with a single step, it's just not a default behaviour in Windows. On windows you can change registry setting "SetNewNoteTags" from 0 to 1. On ios you can add notes directly to tags or notebooks, it's a default behaviour to begin with. I almost always add new notes to the inbox Notebook and organise them later, so I personally prefer the default Windows behaviour. To change it: Quit Evernote completely by right-clicking the elephant icon in your system tray and choosing Quit. Launch the Windows Registry Editor by clicking Start, Run and typing regedit. Expand the HKEY_CURRENT_USER folder and browse to Software\Evernote\Evernote. Change "SetNewNoteTags" from 0 to 1. Nice to know, but oddly obscure. If EN is convinced that tags are the way to go, why isn't this the default setting. I think I will stick with the current setting. The best thing working in favor of us Notebookers is the web clipper guessing (amazingly well) what notebook to put your clipped page or article into based on the topic of the clipped piece. That makes my workflow almost painless. Hugh
  24. I still use a handwritten notebook for notes and sketches, etc. Every two or three months I scan each months notes into a single pdf and put it into my "Notes" notebook in EN. This works great BUT my handwriting is terrible and there is no chance of any OCR. Is there a way to go back through the note later in EN and add summary notes or topic points in different places in the scanned notes that I can search for later? Thanks Hugh
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