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  1. Thanks for those tips. I don't remember turning off notifications but apparently I did. Great to know that sync state is there!
  2. I've been using the legacy version but decided to try v10 again for a week to see if it had improved. I think it has improved, but there are many issues that prevent me from adopting it. Slow performance - v10 takes at around 7 seconds to start up and fully populate on my laptop (which has decent specs). v6.25 reliably takes under 3 seconds. While not a showstopper, it is annoying especially when EN doesn't start with WIndows Slow performance - v10 sometimes lags as I type, v6.25 always allowed for full speed typing (I'm a very fast typer). This doesn't happen all the time but on longer entries I definitely notice a slight occasional "stutter" which creates a feeling that the editor is fighting me as I type. Not an enjoyable user experience. Strange issues with fundamental features - v10 sometimes loses keyboard focus as I'm typing. This seems to happen on longer entries when I'm near the bottom. I have to click the edit area to keep typing. Maybe this is some local issue but I never noticed this with v6.25. Combined with the laggyness it makes me want to avoid typing in EN. Global hotkey Ctrl-Alt-V works in v10 (yay!) but provides no feedback that it worked. v6.25 would pop-up an alert which I could then click and go to the new note, set its title, clarify the content, etc. In v10 I have to then open the EN client, locate the new note, etc. Much less efficient for my workflow. v10 EN does not start up when Windows starts. This does not play well with the previous point about the global paste hotkey since now when I hit Ctrl-Alt-V I have no idea if it worked since I may have forgot to start EN. I just want that paste to be there as an automatic part of working with my computer. v10 EN search is, at least for me, far inferior to v6.25 for getting the results you need quickly. Under v6.25, search results would update in real time as I typed. I could then keep an eye on these results and stop typing as soon as I saw what I needed. Under v10, you have to type in your full search first then hit enter and wait for the results to show. If you decide you need more search terms, you have to click on the search box again, and add additional terms. I makes me want to avoid search in v10 since it feels like search is fighting me. I still hate having no sync status. Other cloud services like Dropbox and OneNote show what's happening. This helps for example if I do a lot of work and want to wait for sync to complete before shutting down. With dropbox I can just wait for the green light and then shut down. With Evernote I have to just wait longer than I would have to to ensure that (hopefully!) it did its work. Seriously, bring back some indicator of sync state. When changing the notebook that a note belongs to, the list no longer shows my most used notebooks at the top. So now I have to search, every time, for the notebook I want in order to move the note to that notebook. Slows down my workflow a lot. Many other issues but I think the above are the most salient for me. I'm going back to v6.25. My conundrum now is whether to continue my subscription or not. I don't feel 100% comfortable supporting Evernote in this new direction with my subscription dollars, but the free option is too restricted to be a viable alternative. Even in this inferior state I think Evernote is the best product for my workflow - I've tried Keep, Joplin, Notion and they don't come close - as good as they are in their various domains. OneNote is a definite possibility, but even that would require a lot of workflow changes and the hassle of migrating everything over. Decisions decisions. Kevin
  3. I can no longer: sort notes from a saved search by reminder time (believe it or not, that was a useful feature to me) paste the clipboard to Evernote using a global keyboard shortcut (I now have to open the quick note dialog and paste there) see whether Evernote is actively syncing content edit reminder time with two clicks - it now requires three: click the alarm clock, click edit, click the new time None of these problems are showstoppers for me but I am reverting to v6 for as long as I can as it still feels a bit more productive for me. I may run them side-by-side for a while though, just to explore the new product more before deciding for sure.
  4. Create a saved search in the windows application to truncate future reminders and sort reminders however you want. Then access the saved search on the iPad. It works well for me.
  5. Yep, seems there are multiple causes for lag. Rebooting didn't help me - lag was occurring constantly even after a fresh boot. In my case it was the auto save frequency (good) and then using an SSD (better).
  6. I changed the auto save interval from 30 to 300 seconds (5 minutes) and it seems to have resolved the issue. Options --> Note --> "Automatically save edited note every [30] seconds". Don't know how I missed such an obvious configuration candidate for this issue. I assume I'll get a long lag every 5 minutes but normally don't type for that long. The option doesn't prevent notes from be saved (they get saved automatically when you switch windows). My laptop uses a high speed SSD for the OS and applications, and an internal 2TB HD for data. I have the Evernote database on the 2TB drive. So it could be this. I may try moving the Evernote DB to the SSD - but figure I can live with auto save every 5 minutes.
  7. I have the same issue on Windows 10 with a new Lenovo Y520 Legion laptop. I reboot the machine every day. As I'm typing in Evernote, the cursor freezes periodically (it happens frequently - sometimes every line) for a half second or so (occasionally longer) - frustrating. I've tried disabling my anti virus, disabling spell check in Evernote, decreasing the synchronization frequency, but nothing seems to help. Task manager doesn't show unusual CPU spikes or anything while I'm using Evernote. The log file doesn't have any obvious error messages.
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