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  1. I use tags for better accuracy. I have 2,600 scanned receipts in my 30,000 notes in my primary account. Over the years, I have found some weaknesses in relying too heavily on the OCR process. The OCR gets confused with faded thermal paper receipts that have marks and folds after being stuck in my pocket or wallet. The OCR often finds words in my photos that are not even words. And the OCR finds words in detailed travel maps in my notes. Using Tags eliminate these false hits. The increased accuracy is worth the effort of tagging my receipts and financial paperwork.
  2. I have a few notebooks. They are all Broad (general, not focused) - Notebook example is Financial, Personal, or Political-issues I have hundreds of tags. They are very specific - Tag example is Com-Amex, Brexit, or SpyGate
  3. A different perspective from a user who has been using Evernote for 11 years and has 30,065 notes in my primary account and an additional 27,000 notes in my secondary account. My preference is to use broad Notebook names (Pending, Archived, Personal, Finance) and use specific Tag names as shown below. In my opinion, some of the advantages with my tag system are: * well structured for easy additions * logical and consistent * dashes for multiple word tags eliminates need for " " * easy to remember tag names * even if I forget the tag, just type the first letter and all the possible choices appear * close to a hierarchy setup (true hierarchy does not exist with Evernote) Tags for close family members Fam-JLB Fam-DLB Fam-BEB Tags for companies I do business with. Yes, there are a lot of tags over the past 11 years. Com-Culligan Com-Motorola Com-Spectrum Tags for insurance matters Ins-Home Ins-Medical Ins-Dental Ins-Car Tags for current and previous employment Job-Example-Corp-1 Job-Example-Corp-2 Job-Example-Corp-3 Tags for government organizations Govt-County Govt-Fed Govt-State Govt-Town
  4. Programming Error on Survey I received an Evernote email survey... "we’re asking you to share your feedback by October 29 by taking a 20-minute survey." So I got into the first few questions and then get locked out due to poor programming. The question states (Select all that apply). So I tried to check the selections for * Personal use and * Other (Specify) But after selecting Personal Use and trying to add the Other with the info field filled in, the program removes my first selection. Suggestion to Evernote: When you hire out a Survey to a 3rd party, do an internal test of the survey before sending it out to your customers.
  5. I use the Google Chrome browser on my laptop. Under settings, I did not find anything that controls tags. I also scrolled through the advanced settings. I thought the solution might be with Extensions (at bottom of settings). But when I clicked on the details for the Evernote Web Clipper extension (version 7.12.1), I did not see anything for tags.
  6. Here is a refreshing video on the benefits of Evernote. He points out the strengths of Evernote. I miss the vitality from some of the former managers of Evernote, but I do agree with Steve Dotto's comments. https://dottotech.com/evernote-vs-world/
  7. I recently did a full-blown Evernote Windows reinstall. My screen captures are now trying to add tags automatically. The smart feature is not very smart and assigns non-related tags. I want to be the decision maker. Is there a way to completely turn off this auto-tagging?
  8. I estimate that I change at least 75% of all created dates (to reflect the actual correct date). * Scanned receipts always get a revised created date * Future appointments * Past activities, including vacation summaries * Genealogy information * Medical notes * Even web-captures that involve past or future political events All done on Evernote Windows.
  9. Why is Evernote Support silent on the SSD solution? I can't find anything in their blogs that recommends swapping out a hard drive with a new SSD to solve the Not Responding problem. Even Google search can't find anything from an Evernote employee.
  10. Sure. SSD's are great. But what I find frustrating is if a SSD solves the Not Responding problem, why is Evernote silent on suggesting swapping a Hard Drive with a Solid State Drive? I have never seen a formal comment from any Evernote employee recommending the swap.
  11. I've never seen a formal recommendation from Evernote to switch from a hard drive to a solid state drive to solve the "Not Responding" problem. The only solutions I have received from Support over the years is the standard Evernote reply - do a complete uninstall, reinstall and sync. Even though I always send my Activity Log with my support request, they have never mentioned the problem is my memory or HDD.
  12. A negative search can be powerful. Did you try the following search: tag:places -tag:birds
  13. I started using Evernote as my second brain 11 years ago as my surrogate memory or answering the question “When did X happen?” Due to the number of notes, I do not use the phone version or the web version. Everything is done on the desktop version on my computer. Tags and a structured title are vital for locating specific notes. In 2014 I began encountering the dreaded "Evernote (not responding)" problem. To kill some time I would go to the kitchen and make a cup of coffee and return. After several unsuccessful Support requests, a higher level tech person suggested I split my notes into 2 Evernote accounts. Transferring notes from my primary account to my secondary account took several months due to the Basic version cap restriction. It's not as bad now, but I do still run into the Evernote (not responding) problem when I open Evernote in the morning. So my work-around solution is to keep the program running all day long and never shut it down. My secondary account (Basic Evernote) includes archived stuff and 10 years of political web clippings from a variety of sources. My Current Note Count: Premium account = 29,299 (1,500 tags) Basic account = 23,800
  14. Yes, I had the same option when I tried the Beta. I had several problems with the Beta, so I went back to the Classic web. I do not consider either web version to be viable for power users with lots of notes and who use Evernote often throughout the day.
  15. In the Evernote web settings, I only see ACCOUNT (web beta or classic) GET MORE (points) SECURITY PAYMENT
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