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TheGurkha

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  1. If I were you, as a quick workaround, I'd select all notes with 'web hosting' and then tag them with 'hosting'. Then delete the 'web hosting' tag from the system. Do the same with 'web_hosting' and you'll have them all under the same tag.
  2. If you the initial synch through WiFi all you'll need to synch in the future is the updates (new notes & edits). But yes you can set the auto-synch to only use WiFi.
  3. Howdy Geoff. i think the best advice you could have at this point is: brace yourself.
  4. You can do it anyway you want. For me, lots of smaller notes works better than fewer larger ones. I used to have all sorts of notebooks, then threw them all away, put them into a single notebook and use tags on the notes to differentiate and categorize them. I also have an 'inbox' notebook for untagged, new notes.
  5. How about the indexing and searching of notes & attached documents, and searching the text and handwriting in images...
  6. I'll do it. I'm lonely. Be my friend?
  7. I have notes with multiple documents in, like Burger's example, but most of them have a single 'thing' in a single note. For me it works better that way - I can tell more easily from the note title in the search results what I have retrieved. I don't want to have to find the notes, and then go searching through huge notes looking for the bit of info I want.
  8. It's your story, so write yourself a happy ending. (I'm hoping my ending involves a public place, nudity and welter of sardines.)
  9. There is a limitation on the Android EN that you have to have an internet connection to perform a search.
  10. What it does is download the thumbnails and then it defaults to snippets view (which obviously uses the thumbnails). While viewing the notes list, go to Menu, Display options and select list view if you don't want the snippet view. EN doesn't actually download the note content unless you tell it to. When you go to view a note it downloads the content then and there. If you want to be able to browse the contents of your notes without an internet or 3G connection, you need to set offline folders. Menu, Settings, Select Offline Folders.
  11. As long as you don't have any local notebooks that aren't synched, yes you can format, re-install and then synch and download all of your notes. If you want to be really careful, then you can open Tools, Options and click the 'open database folder' link, and take a backup of your EN database before formatting.
  12. Remember that if it is in EN, it is already 'backed' up for you. If you hard disk gets trashed, re-install EN and synch everything back to the PC. And even before you re-install EN you can get at your stuff by the web interface in a browser. You can also backup the EN local database.
  13. I'd go for anything reasonably powerful that runs Android. But that's just my opinion. But then, you were asking for opinions.
  14. Yes, you do need a copy of windows. But I would guess that most people moving to Linux are coming from the Windows world, they should be able to use the Windows that was supplied with the PC they are now putting Linux onto.
  15. First of all, I think the Nevernote initiative is fantastic, and such be applauded. It is an open-source clone of an Evernote client, for Linux. I think this will grow into something awesome. it might be all you need. For me though, right now, it isn't complete enough. It will get there, I'm sure, and I will keep checking back and seeing where they have progressed to. I am confident that one day I will migrate to it. In the meanwhile I had to find a different way of getting EN onto Ubuntu. With the recent overhaul on the EN web interface I can nearly do without a client, but not quite. In putting EN onto Ubuntu I wanted a way that I knew would work, and that didn't require me to go and learn something new. I like learning new things, don't get me wrong, but I didn't have time (nor the personal bandwidth) to be taking on something new right now (like the well-known Wine windows emulator). Impatience won out over education. So I resorted to using a technique/technology that I was familiar with. I've used VirtualBox in the past, so I installed VirtualBox through the Ubuntu Software Centre. VirtualBox is a free, open-source means of creating virtual computers. You can run VirtualBox on Windows, Linux & Mac. Once you have it installed and create a virtual computer you can load and run a guest OS in a window on your existing physical machine as though it were a separate computer. First off - you need a fairly beefy PC and about a gig of RAM. You can have multiple virtual computers running at once, if your PC has the power. They can be isolated or networked together through a virtual network. I created a virtual computer, installed Windows XP in it, installed EN for windows in that and hey presto. [attachment=0]EN in Windows XP VBox.png[/attachment] If you install the VirtualBox GuestAdditions in the Guest OS it can share folders with the host OS for easy file transfer, and has tighter integration to the graphics of your host PC. You can then size the guest window to any size and the contents scale accordingly, and you can run the guest in a true full screen mode. As Ubuntu gives you four workspaces by default you can have one dedicated to Windows/EN.
  16. Put simply: Use tags, forget about folders. I went back and forth with different organisation schemes before I finally settled on my current one. I have 2 note books. One is like an 'in tray' and everything goes there to get dealt with, before it goes into the single, other notebook. Stuff in the in tray folder gets reviewed and tagged and moved to the other notebook once it has been processed. The tags (and EN's other search capabilities) allow me to pull out exactly what I'm looking for. The advantage for me is the flexibility. You can have multiple tags per note. But a note can only be in a single notebook. For me, tags beat notebooks to the extent that I don't need any of the other notebooks I used to maintain. You could have a tag for each chapter, and a tag for each chapter. You could then have tags for different topics or content within each clipping or article, etc.
  17. There are days when I would just like to hold a bison.
  18. just adding a single note isn't testing or trialling EN. If all you want is single note then you could just create a single document in any other application. EN shines when you hundreds or thousands of notes.
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