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  1. First let me start off by saying that I love Evernote. I have been using it for over 10 years and it has easily been my most used day to day application ever. I have 25K notes for work, hobbies, trips etc. EN is great for cross platform syncing and heavy multimedia note taking. I would happily pay more for it as a heavy and committed user. As such I accept occasional hiccups such as the endless resyncs on Macs a while ago, the degrading quality of the IOS web sharer or the random distractions into food blogging years ago. That's ok, it can happen in software engineering. I also empathize with the complexity of keeping multiple platform apps maintained, not easy. BUT WOW The latest EN for Windows (Evernote_6.19.2.8555.exe) is a disaster. I run Win10 home on a beefy computer (32GB, SSDs etc) Not only does it do the widely reported endless syncs (many minutes at a time), it continues this even after a complete reinstall of the app and DB rebuild (almost immediately). Not only that, it eventually crashes out and cannot be restarted any more (nothing happens when double clicking executable, nothing appears in Task Manager) This is terrible, isn't it ? Why does syncing hang up the app / UI ("Evernote is not responding") in the first place ? Have we heard of multithreaded programming before ? Run the sync task in the background and leave the UI functional ! I hope it is not, but fear this fairly negligent programming/Quality Assurance may be indicative of deeper financial or HR retention issues at EN. I doubt any users will like this kind of flaky behavior from an app they trust with their data which means they will flee, exactly what EN doesn't need. I wouldn't mind paying more, as I said, perhaps with the heavy user tiered so as not to detract beginning paid users. I'd rather do that than be saddled with unusable software which will lead to inevitable departures. Evernote: please stay alive, stay well, rooting for you...
  2. Still seeing this also, and more frequently - every time now. Sept 2017 I have resorted to deleting the iOS app and reinstalled it. But now the problem is that the syncing just stops after a partial download of my notes into the iOS app. Nothing will finish the sync (restarting the app, the phone, the network connection etc.) Basically my Evernote iOS has become useless. "Duplication by design" must have been implemented by a nonprogrammer, which unfortunately Evernote seems to be maintained by more and more. I love this app, I use it every day. I would gladly pay more per month if it kept the company afloat and good programmers employed. But messing with my data by duplicating it or not being able to access it is not a good way to retain loyal long term users (10 years, 20K + notes)
  3. I have same experience on iOS share sheet (from Flipboard, most even relatively simple pages - never mind wired.com - take more than a minute !!!! to complete and often the phone goes back to sleep before the share sheet clipper can do its job -> note never recorded) Workaround: use email option on share sheet to share to your Evernote account. Still works. Find what your Evernote email is by going to (Evernote iOS app) Settings > General > Evernote Email Address. I added mine to my address book so it autocompletes so I don't have to remember or type the whole thing every time I send a note to Evernote.
  4. Bad show, Evernote (customer since '08) Web clipper now breaking often on Mac Safari ("Cannot Save Clip") - this has been an issue for 4 months now ! Macbook evernote requiring full sync/DB rebuild on every new version of Evernote (6GB, 13K notes, 8 hours of 100% CPU !) In-app search still slow after all these years. Please don't get complacent or let junior programmers do core functionality. We love you Evernote, but not unconditionally Focus on core app stability & speed, not branded handbags or sticky notes.
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