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  1. I'm seeing this as well. Pages that I clip using the latest clipper for Chrome are showing up with black boxes where embedded images are. I'm going to have to abandon it until this is fixed.
  2. Sorry to hear about all of these horror stories. Looks like Evernote for iOS continues its dubious track record of unreliability for note taking, and I too will forgo using it in production. I recommend Simplenote, which syncs to the cloud every few seconds, and offers true note history with the last 10 (or 30 with a premium subscription) versions backed up - based on when changes are actually made. Backing up every eight hours is of limited utility when working on writing. Simplenote premium also offers the ability to sync a text file version to Dropbox for additional redundancy. My current workflow is to use Simplenote for note-taking and writing, and then e-mail finished versions to Evernote for archiving. I wish I didn't have to use two products, but until these critical flaws are addressed, that's the way it will have to be. Evernote - it would really behoove you to come up with a better scheme for saving users' text notes on iOS. As you can see from this thread, valuable data is being lost, and it is not positive for your reputation. Every time a user loses notes they have written, that is trust that is lost in your platform. I speak from experience, having had these issues with an earlier version for iPad and I've never relied on using Evernote for iOS to take notes since.
  3. Thanks so much for the response, Phil. I saw that update early this morning and installed it. The version notes just said "bug fixes" so I wasn't sure what issues were addressed. I'll test this new version.
  4. Evernote support - any comment on this issue? This is a very serious bug, that leads to total lack of trust in using your platform to capture information on iOS. I've been burned by this bug several times, and will never trust Evernote for iOS to take notes again until there is some sort official comment about resolution of this issue. Simplenote, as previously mentioned, handles this the right way, saving/syncing your notes as you type every few seconds. Not only that, they give you access to your version history right within the app. This is much more confidence inspiring. Nearly every iOS writing app handles data management with autosave, and Evernote needs to look at these implementations, and improve Evernote for iOS. It seems to me that until your data syncs with Evernote's servers (which only happens when you save the note, which takes you back to the list, inconvenient while writing), you are totally vulnerable. Would love to hear an acknowledgement of this issue, and any potential solutions under consideration. I'd rather not use two tools (Evernote and Simplenote), but will continue to do so until this is resolved.
  5. I looked at the bitrates for audio recordings in various apps. Evernote is an extremely low 13 kbits/second, compared with the native Voice Memos app which records at 63.98 kbits per second. The difference in sound quality is night and day. As others have said on this thread, the audio quality of Evernote voice notes is practically unusable. Is there any chance Evernote could make the quality of voice notes a user-defined feature in future releases of the iOS app? This would make it a much more usable feature. Currently, I don't use it in the app. I just e-mail my voice memos created with the Apple built in app to my Evernote account. Also, wouldn't you get some reduction in file size by using a compressed format rather than .wav?
  6. Funny - I was just thinking about this and wanting the same feature. Glad I found this thread before posting. Second Gear has two excellent apps for iOS that both now support Markdown - Markdown Mail and Elements. Elements allows you to create notes using the Markdown syntax, save them as Markdown files, and preview them in-app. It's pretty brilliant. It would be great for notes created in Evernote mobile clients or e-mails that are sent with Markdown syntax to be automatically rendered in Evernote. This would be a great way around the lack of rich text support in iOS, rather than trying to build something yourself. In the meantime, Markdown Mail is a good workaround for people that want to compose notes with formatting. You can use it to write your note, preview it, and then send it as an HTML message to Evernote. You will however, obviously not be able to edit it in the iOS client without losing formatting.
  7. +1 for markdown. This would be huge. Nottingham, which is a Simplenote client now offers this and it's great. Would love to see this in Evernote.
  8. Totally agree - I use Evernote to clip all kinds of stuff and even manage some documents. I did try the Evernote GTD pseudo-functionality, but decided it was much too limited. After trying a bunch of different tools, I'm now using Things from Cultured Code. It's not perfect, and the developers are incredibly slow about putting out updates (nothing like the crew at Evernote that is constantly improving the apps for all platforms), but it works much better for GTD.
  9. I couldn't agree more. This whole discussion reminds me of when Steve Jobs proclaimed that folders would be irrelevant after Spotlight was introduced in Tiger, which of course was nonsense. The bottom line is that we need both - Hierarchy and Search. For the reason well-stated above that we cannot always remember the search terms. And if there really are no sub-notebooks planned, and tags really are going to be the only way to organize notes, then there should be a new UI for managing them, such as a HUD. Managing them in the sidebar is just awful, especially if you have as many as I do. I am going to try and reduce the number of tags I have as I have been creating them wily-nilly, but again, with sub-folders, it wouldn't be necessary to limit them. Lack of subfolders seems utterly bizarre to me, and I'm going to reconsider my Premium subscription as I'm not sure how much more data I want to put into a flat system.
  10. Could not agree with this feature request more. We need subnotebooks yesterday. This is an absolutely baffling omission from an otherwise great product. I had a whole series of "2009" notebooks that were labeled as such so they would be at the top of my list. Well, now that I've started a series of 2010 notebooks, they fall beneath the 2009 ones. I've had to go and rename all my old notebooks so they're not at the top of the list. I would much rather move them to an "archived 2009" folder, and not have to do that, and be able to keep them grouped together for easy reference. I now have about 25 notebooks, so my list is getting out of control. I need to nest some of those into logical containers to clean up my sidebar. Tags DO NOT get the job done. We need hierarchy. Cultured Code, maker of Things has a similar issue with their task management software in that they will not add sub-projects. But they at least added "Areas of Responsibility" as a way to group projects, and this has gone a long way to adding some hierarchy.
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