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  1. Unfortunately evernote don't support rss on this forum for some reason it seems so it's just a matter of keep coming back time and time again. You can get a message when a reply is posted but that's about as close as you can get.

    Alternatively I suppose you could keep checking for add-on updates in ff and be notified that way.

    Sorry.


  2. It’s quite ironic that you chose not to implement a global setting for “security reasons” as it’s down to security reasons that I want to change my password in the first place.

    For users with large amounts of notes containing encrypted text built up over a number of years it’s just not practical to go through and manually change each and every instance of a password protected piece of text in evernote. Therefore the password has to remain the same for ever, even if you think it may have been compromised at some point. Doesn’t this limitation present a greater security risk than allowing users to easily change their encryption password periodically?

    Cpchang, maybe region just means the area of text that you’ve chosen to encrypt?

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  3. hmmm i'm not seeing any global option here.

    Surely we're not expected to go through and call up each note (using the attribute "contains encrypted text"), find the encrypted bit of text, highlight, de-crypt and then encrypt again. Then do it all over again (no doubt with more notes) further down the line next time it's password change time.

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  4. But no clipper and no offline support, that only leaves search as a possible (big) benefit. I suppose we could even download the google desktop search toolbar to use with our current structure. I like the fact that multiple users can edit the same document though, that's a big bonus. Thanks metrodon.

    I get your point re my wish not being high on the list. It was just a thought that came to me the other day when using my personal EN account and how easy it is to store all this data and be able to retrieve it so efficiently.


  5. It's a shame two (or three) people can't use the same EN database, this would have been a dream solution and a way for me to get Evernote in the company.

    Metrodon i'm not sure Google apps, or google docs would give us much benefit over our current situation would it? The beauty of Evernote is the way it so easily allows you to find your information via the tags, notebooks and saved searches. It also gives us the option, via offline notebooks, to keep some of the more sensitive information on our server.Finally Evernote makes it so convenient and easy to place stuff in it via it's firefox clipper, screengrab clipper, outlook integration etc.


  6. I think this came about because of the Readability app which got rejected because it circumvented the apple in-app subscription.

    The thing with the readability app is that is doesn't sell content like magazines and other content publishers, it sells a service for a monthly fee, aka software-as-a-service. Does that model sound familiar?

    Quote from the App store review guidelines.

    11.2 Apps utilizing a system other than the In App Purchase API (IAP) to purchase content, functionality, or services in an app will be rejected.

  7. We are looking to use Evernote to store some of our documentation and knowledgebase, but it would need to be accessed by 3 people at the same time and I’m not sure if Evernote can be used this way.

    At the moment we have a network drive with lots of pdf,excel and word documents. We try to label the documents and subfolders in a logical manner but sometimes it takes a while to find the information we’re after. This network drive is accessible all the time to 3 people who can add, delete, edit and search these documents at any time.

    I have a personal Evernote account so I know how useful it is to store information, notes or documents and then be able to tag them and assign them to notebooks and then very easily find them later on using the tag or powerful search feature. This is why going forward I think it would be great if we could use Evernote and could then store our information in Evernote as notes or if necessary attach the documents themselves to Evernote. I think it would be so much easier to organise all our knowledge and information and with some saved searches and clever use of tags make our life so much easier when searching. It would also be a lot easier to add information as instead of opening word or excel to store information we could use the web clipper\screengrab ect.

    Some of the information is sensitive but we could split the information between online and offline notebooks.

    The only problem is I don’t think more than one person can access an Evernote database at the same time can they? We all use and need access to all this information all the time and each of us must be able to edit\add\delete at any time as well otherwise it’s no use. If we use 3 separate Evernote accounts how can we access and maintain a central storage? I’ve never looked at the sharing side of Evernote but is this something we could use? We use a mixture of PC’s and MAC’s and the information would be spread between offline and online notebooks.

    Thanks for any info.


  8. I've been reading a lot in the press recently about content publishers being unhappy about Apple's new subscription service. This is where Apple not only gets 30% of the cost of the app but also 30% of all in app subscriptions. Apple do allow publishers to offer subscriptions outside the app but they can't charge less for what they must offer in the app. So if the customer has a choice from clicking a button in the app or going off to some site and subscribing and both are costing the same, customers are going to choose the easy option, which is the apple option.

    Over the last few days there has been a growing concern that this might also affect "software as a service" apps like Evernote, Dropbox etc. If this happens does this mean that Apple will now insist that these sorts off apps must allow customers to purchase subscriptions from within the app (and give 30% to apple) and that any pricing changes Evernote makes they must ensure that the in-app purchase must never be more expensive than on the website?

    If i'm not mistaken Evernote already allows you to purchase a subscription from the app, the big question is does Apple currently take 30% of the revenue instead of it all going to Evernote? In the past when i've gone premium i've always done it from the website but it would be interesting to hear how this might affect Evernote. I'd want all my subscription to go to Evernote to improve the service, not give the evil Apple corp 30% of my subscription.

    Hopefully this policy doesn't affect SaaS apps and it's just for Magazine subscriptions, e.g. content, rather than service, but it would be interesting to see if Apple pushes this.


  9. Thanks for the feedback that the PDF search video isn't clear enough that you're viewing a Mac interface.

    No problem, glad you agree that the video needed some clarification. :D

    We added a caption into the video at the point where we're demonstrating the search that makes it clear that the highlighting within the PDF is Mac-only.

    I think that caption helps a lot Dave, the video is a lot clearer about the limitation on the PC with that.

    I still think listing "Search within PDF" documents as a feature on the premium page and then not mentioning that it's only for mac is a bit dodgy though.


  10. If you're feeling so cheated/misled, please utilize the refund that Dave has offered.

    Why ask for a refund? All that ends up doing is sweep the issue under the rug and drive away customers.

    The solution is to correct the information that many of us think is misleading.

    The benefit of this solution?

    • 1.) Prevent potential future users from being misled
      2.) Retains existing customers
      3.) Enhances customer good will
      4.) Inexpensive and easy to accomplish
      5.) It's the right thing to do

    Thank you, my thoughts exactly.

    I think it's good to discuss things like this. It helps EN in the long run and also people reading this thread in the future. Burgers I really don't understand your attitude to "grab a refund and run", can't you see the bigger picture?


  11. Generally speaking I would agree with you, I just think in this case the evidence is pretty damming. You can see people in this thread and others asking how the feature works, obviously they have been led to believe the software can do something that it can't.

    You've been offered a refund. If a company is intentionally misleading potential customers, refunds are not freely offered. FWIW, I have yet to see anyone complaining that they requested a refund & were denied it. If you harbor such negative feelings, please get your refund & move on.

    Again my motivation for posting is not to get a refund. I think my points are valid and this thread will help people understand what's going on with the software. It may even help people in the future thinking about purchasing the premium account.

    If you harbor such negative feelings, please get your refund & move on.

    I don't appreciate being told to move on btw. Why are your posts always so negative and snarky? You can make a point without being so rude, give it a try.


  12. Is OneNote even available on the MAC? If not this is a mute point. Are any of the big premium features that are listed in the comparison table on the premium page PC only? That would be a better comparison.

    It's a valid comparison. And it's not a moot point b/c it's something that's available on PC but not Mac. Just like ink notes. Just like taking a photo from within EN is available on iPhone but not Windows.

    I think you're missing the point again. OneNote export is not listed as one of the big premium features like pdf searching is. Are any of the big premium features that are listed in the comparison table PC\Windows only?

    I'm sure there is the odd menu option here and there that is on one platform and not the other, but pdf search is important. This is the primary reason I purchased the upgrade.

    If you're feeling so cheated/misled, please utilize the refund that Dave has offered.

    My motivation for posting is not to get a refund.


  13. I don't think it's correct that we "intentionally" misled anyone about the functionality of the Windows client when we posted a video of the Mac client.

    Based on the very open communication policy Evernote has, I don't believe it was intentional either.

    But... that video has obviously misled a lot of users. As I have mentioned before, it would be very easy to update the blog and add some text that the search result shown is only available on the Mac.

    Generally speaking I would agree with you, I just think in this case the evidence is pretty damming. You can see people in this thread and others asking how the feature works, obviously they have been led to believe the software can do something that it can't.


  14. I'm afraid I agree with jfaess because I feel misled as well.

    Right there on the premium page it says "Search within PDF" documents. To me this means you can search and locate text within a pdf document, this simply isn't the case with the Windows version.

    When the feature was released and that video made why didn't you show it working on the PC? Because you can't do what you show on the video on the PC. Is there any disclaimer anywhere in that blog saying it's a mac only feature? None I could see.

    On the premium upgrade page where it tells you that it includes "Search within PDF" does it say anywhere that it only works on the MAC? None I could see.

    Can you see why people are feeling misled or at the very least confused? Your telling people it can do something (and showing a demo on video), people buy the software for Windows and then find out that the functionality only exists on the MAC.

    I understand there are differences in the OS's that enable the MAC to have this extra functionality but this doesn't excuse hiding the limitations in the PC version, which is what I feel you have done.

    Please consider adding some text in the blog and the premium page explaining that the search feature is only fully functional on MAC's. It's good to hear that it's on the list for improvements and hope its near the top.

    Our Windows client has plenty of functionality (e.g. ink, OneNote import, etc.) that isn't available on the Mac as well.

    Is OneNote even available on the MAC? If not this is a mute point. Are any of the big premium features that are listed in the comparison table on the premium page PC only? That would be a better comparison.


  15. If you right-click on the PDF within Evernote on Windows, you'll see an option for "Save Searchable As..." if that PDF has been processed by our server, and your client has synchronized the OCR version of that document. We have found a few issues on the Windows client that prevent this from working correctly. You can confirm that the OCR has completed by logging on to the web and searching for that note there.

    It's good to see someone from Evernote in this thread but Dave you've not answered the question and the reason the thread was started. "How do you use the premium Evernote feature - pdf searching"?

    Could you please explain how one goes about searching a pdf once it has been ocr'd by Evernote? If you've seen the video that was posted (and I linked to earlier in this thread) at the time this feature was released you'll see what I'm trying to achieve. In that video someone searches for a word within a pdf document and 7 results are returned and highlighted. This is what I've paid for.

    This is one of the key selling points in the premium edition of Evernote and the video sells it very well but it seems no one can work out how to get it to work.

    Until someone tells me how searching works I've had to resort to using the dreaded "searchable pdf" file which is generated by the Evernote ocr server in order to find something in the pdf document which is not a pretty "solution" and has its own problems.


  16. If you do this the way Dave suggested here, it's supposed to be searchable.

    "For now, you can double-click to open the PDF in your favorite viewer where you can select text and search within the PDF."

    :)

    This does not work, which is to be expected. How can your "favorite viewer" search for text when the pdf document does not contain any text. Remember, all the ocr information is contained within evernote, as soon as you load the pdf in an external viewer all the text information is lost.

    This is what I don't understand. Why are people, including Dave, telling people to search in an external viewer?

    Can someone from Endnote please chime in and explain how this premium feature is supposed to work? It seems everyone is confused and no one has an answer. At the moment it just appears that this feature does not work on Windows computers but I can find no official word to say this is the case, only our test results.

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