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  1. I am running Version 3.3.0 (300201) for Mac. My OS is 10.8.1. I had a 9.7 MB PDF saved in Evernote. I noticed though when I looked at the note, both on my Mac and the web client, it showed a 0 byte attachment. I could not figure out how to recover my PDF from within Evernote. I was able to find my lost file using some command line work, so all is good. But why would this have happened and how can someone recover their attachment without having to open a shell window?
  2. I am running Version 3.3.0 (300201) for Mac. My OS is 10.8.1. I had a 9.7 MB PDF saved in Evernote. I noticed though when I look at the note, both on my Mac and the web client, it showed a 0 byte attachment. I could not figure out how to recover my PDF from within Evernote. I was able to find my lost file using some command line work, so all is good. But why would this have happen and how can someone recover their attachment without having to open a shell window?
  3. jmayson

    organization I am moving my wiki to Evernote

    True, I guess it is personal. In other words others can't edit or contribute. I didn't think about that. Even though others could comment on my old wiki, no one ever did. It's mostly there for my purposes. There have been times where I've searched for how to do something and then pulled up my own wiki entry, forgetting I had ever written it. :-)
  4. For the past two years or so I have maintained a wiki. For those unfamiliar with a wiki, think of Wikipedia, but smaller. I haven't updated my wiki much because it's not very convenient to log into my Google Sites account to work on it. A light bulb finally went off over my head. Why not just move my wiki into Evernote and offer it as a shared notebook? So that's what I did. As I have time I'm moving my entries over. It's so much easier just to make a quick edit and let Evernote do the rest. :-) John
  5. jmayson

    paperless Large Amount to get into Evernote

    I have found the same to be true. If a word already appears in a note there's no sense tagging the note with that word. I use tags to group a concept (e.g. San Jose - July 2011 - Receipts) rather than use them to make a note searchable. Only about 1/3 of my notes even have tags.
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    travel Travel Journal in Evernote - tips

    Everytrail is cool. I hadn't come across that site. I've been using Google Maps which is utilitarian, but it works. Here's a hash run I did back in February: http://g.co/maps/be26c But I have no way to annotate it. Everytrail would let me do that. Now all I need to do is travel again some time soon.
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    travel Travel Journal in Evernote - tips

    Here's one example where I did use Evernote to document a stop I made while driving from New England back to Texas. http://www.evernote.com/shard/s11/sh/9b02fd58-977b-4088-8419-fd833fd7275e/ed18864755c43416a5914e21436c0334 I manually geotagged the photos, but I don't think the geotagging shows up in this view.
  8. jmayson

    travel Travel Journal in Evernote - tips

    I carry a small GPS tracker with me and use that to geotag photos. My camera is over 5 years old and doesn't have a built-in GPS. This is hugely important because once I get back to civilization it's hard to remember what was what. I rely on my GPS tracker and Google Latitude for this. I also use Google Maps to track things like all airports I've ever used. I really like Google Latitude. As long as I have my phone with me, it tracks all of this for me. I did once go back and try to populate a Google Map with everywhere I've been and it became a mess, so I gave up. Google Maps. Also Picasa Wab and Flickr. They support geotagged photos and can show you visitors where you've been. GPS tracker. Google Latitude. I send my Foursquare checkins to my Google Calendar. Every Foursquare account has rss, kml, and ics feeds. Just subscribe to your ics feed in Google Calendar. Also Google Latitude has a calendar in the history. This is one of my big geeky topics, so if I can share more or if I didn't explain something well, don't hesitate to reply and ask.
  9. jmayson

    paperless Large Amount to get into Evernote

    Well, so much for that! Sorry, I must've missed that part. Another tip: Just do a little scanning everyday. I did this, I spent about 15 minutes a day scanning in my papers. It took a few weeks, but eventually I got through it all.
  10. That's a really good idea, I had never thought of doing that. I set up a list of contextual tags (e.g. @office, @home, @walmart, etc.). When I find myself with a pocket of time I pull out my phone and scan these notes to see if there's something that needs doing that I can quickly knock out. I also like tagging a shopping list to a specific store. For instance say I need light bulbs. Many stories sell light bulbs so I give that note multiple tags. It also allows me to ignore items that aren't relevant. For instance Office Depot doesn't sell yogurt, so why have that on a shopping list when I'm not in a food store?
  11. jmayson

    productivity Using Evernote for GTD

    Everyone is different and I do stray somewhat from the David Allen ideal. What happened to me when I first adopted this was I got carried with the system and wasn't getting anything done because I was too focused on doing everything the David Allen way. I finally had to bend and following his ideas without getting too bogged down if I was doing it right or wrong. Another mistake I made with Evernote was going tag happy. Today only about 1/3 of my notes even have tags. I only use them when I need to group a concept that isn't easily grouped with a search.
  12. jmayson

    productivity Using Evernote for GTD

    My GTD implementation has been a moving target. Here are three blog posts I wrote on the topic. If I have some downtime at the end of the year I'm going to revisit this. What happened is I came up with the system and have had to tweak it here and there to make it work for me. http://blog.johnmayson.com/2011/09/setting-up-evernote-as-your-gtd.html http://blog.johnmayson.com/2011/09/paper-and-evernote.html http://blog.johnmayson.com/2011/09/its-all-been-tagged.html
  13. I work for a company with facilities around the globe. Before I visit one I just do a little searching and find out what's around and how to get there. I hate to admit I haven't used Evernote a whole lot for this, but I will start. :-) This is how I got to visit Angkor Wat earlier this year. Man, what a place!
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    paperless Large Amount to get into Evernote

    http://1dollarscan.com/
  15. I followed the link here from my question about what happens when notebooks are unshared. I made the assumption "shard" was shared. All I know if I have found some very interesting, very weird notebooks this way. Call it what you want, it's like playing Chatroulette with Evernote. :-)
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