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  1. HEY - brilliant idea before EN goes bankrupt... Offer (at NO DISCOUNT) the option for those of us with tens of thousands of notes, the ability to use your software - with tags, notebooks, and search - THAT'S IT... Strip it of all the BS - and, I don't know, put two engineers and 3 more people on it for support - then at least you will have something reliable... You are more than welcome to add coffee maker (control) integration and chat - you know - a product that EVERY platform in the world has - and NO ONE USES... You should think about integrating the McDonalds app - that way the hundred million users can order a Big Mac from their PC - or phone - or tablet... WAIT - there is an app that does that MUCH BETTER - so why would a company whose CORE-COMPETENCY is organization get mixed up in such a debacle -WHO KNOWS... I'd love to turn my Mac on - go to evernote and search for something with out it syncing, then stall, then syncing some more, then glitching and freezing, then (finally) NOT displaying relevant search results... YEAH, (later part) - I GET THAT EVERY DAY... Support suggests I should reload it. Done that twice (with 50gb - its great fun)... Thank god my CHAT works - otherwise I'd be able to do something effective with my data - but instead I just need to troll around looking for a lonely friend who - too - can't do anything because the core competency of the software was overlooked in release 5... So - strip it down to the basics - HELL - I'd even pay MORE for it. I've paid you for over 10 years - and this product - MAC / IOS - you know the product you started with - functions like dog *****... (starred out for the wood staring with P, with a double "O" in the middle, and another P at the end - probably spent hours of engineering time to star out a word most 3 year olds use - GREAT ALLOCATION OF RESOURCES... THANK GOD EN went out and got an MBA CEO - who has HUGE ideas... Now that you are wasting your efforts on BS - its only a matter of time until Google or Apple mirror your product - and then I'll be able to congratulate you on being a driver of the market (wait - that already happened, so what are you know?)... I hear EV 9.0.01 will be excellent...
  2. OK so I've updated to Version 7.0.2 (456267 App Store) Editor: 1.38.3824 (68bd1c0) (still 10.13.3 for MacOS). ITS HORRIBLE... Ive come to realize it is only during times of sync (which seems to be 50% of the time). I've plugged directly in - and I've run side by side changes on the SAME account - and the MAC is like a hypochondriac - looking for syncing and that STUPID spinning color wheel... I've done it next door, I've done it at corporate office plugged into a BIG pipe - makes no difference. I've now got a second Mac - MacBook (2017, i5, 8gb,256gb) - and it does the SAME THING. After playing with it (this is my traveling partner).- I REMOVED EN. Why waste so much drive space on something that crashes and can't search for the letter Z... What the hell happened to the company... I used to (back in my PC days) get upset as all the new/cool features were on IOS.- how times have changed. I've moved the majority of the 'important and regularly accessed' items to 'Notes' - as it syncs IMMEDIATELY on all my IOS devices (something I though EN would do)... So my question to EN - will you fix the search one of these days... (or perhaps it a function of the sync - I DON'T KNOW - but on two machines in four different places - what - we think its my Mac's - both of them?) - hell - LIE TO ME FOR NOW TILL YOU CAN FIGURE A WAY TO MAKE THIS PARTIALLY WORK. So my question to the MAC users - any reasonable alternatives - of have you found other items which can fulfill some of the functionality so you are not tied to EN. THIS IS THE ONLY SOFTWARE THAT WORKS WORSE ON A MAC - of all my troubles in my switch - ONLY EVERNOTE sucks on Mac - and its the one I would have bet the farm would have worked better. RANT>>>>. just in case someone in the crystal tower actually cares! For note taking I've been with GoodNotes - since EN decided to ***** those of us who paid for styluses they recommended. No biggy right? I terminated the accounts of three LLCs that day - and I made all my reps (1099) go the personal route and quit paying for them - so yes - few bucks EN lost. Now you are threatening my basic archiving ability. I pay for a commercial license for Microsoft - and there are those who love OneNote. I pay for a full Adobe suite - no idea what they have - but their stuff does work. I pay for dropbox, I pay for google, I pay I pay I pay - and yet - I still - EVEN NOW - defend EN... I started with you around your inception - I've paid you ever since. The note taking pissed me off - and I ended the accounts we used for white boarding because of it - but I always held onto a couple of accounts which I used for archiving. This issue is enough to sever our relationship - and if you haven't seen the WRITING on the wall - its a TREND and one you don't need. I'd suggest you don't loose site of your core-competency - because when you do - you will loose guys like me - who perhaps aren't paying you over $100/mo - but my advertising has gained you a thousand accounts. Every small biz owner I meet - asked about that app I'm searching records on - and I go into my spiel - spending MORE time selling EN than my product. I hope someone there pulls their head out of their butt that is high enough up to see the issue here. I'm tired of EXCUSES that I'm the moron who doesn't know how to do something.
  3. Sorry... I'm in between things so limited to do much... Version 6.13.3 (456166 App Store) Editor: 1.30.3433 (fec246b) High Sierra 10.13.3 OBVIOUSLY - I don't want to quite EN - but maintaining a PC just for EN - UG... I KNEW/KNOW something just isn't right. I did a side by side last night of Acrobat making a form, and then a quick 1080 rendering - NIGHT AND DAY - the Mac is about a zillion times faster. OK - internet.. I do the same PENN search - lightening fast. I turn the internet back on - it immediately syncs (30 sec) - then I search again - 22 second and a sync and a spinning wheel...
  4. Side by side its not even remotely close. Old Fujitsu T580 (its old - like 8yr - i5/4gb/fast ssd) and it blows away MacBook Pro (2017 i7 quad, 16gb, 1tb pcie) with 760gb left on the ssd. I've reloaded twice and that gets old... Evernote is the ONLY issue on my transition to Mac. I've kept a small notebook with EN because this (so far) has proven - less than helpful. I assume there are very few out there who use both - I figured there was NO WAY an miniature laptop from 2008 could even dream of keeping up with the new Mac - but its the exact opposite. I search a simple string... Like PENN (as it penn station receipt) and the Mac takes 27 seconds and returns many stalls (displays notes - but not ones related to the search) and then I get the colorful spinning wheel - then it pops and displays results of 347 notes (and immediately begins to sync)... The Fujitsu - 7 seconds, period - no sync, no BS, just results. I get the spinning colorful wheel all the time - I get syncing all the time... If I need to reload again (UG) that's fine - but is there anything I can do to settle the syncing and the spinning wheel...
  5. OK - so last November I finally had enough (conflicts and viruses and hardware failures). I returned my third new dell (in 10 days) for full refund and "INVESTED" into the Apple eco system. I've always had a top of the line iPad and an iPhone (they JUST WORK). I've since acquired MacBook Pro, time port extreme thingy, and about a dozen other Mac 'funny named' things... Work requires Windows - so I opted for Parallels (vs. boot camp) and it works great. So - through all the utilization of Adobe products (subscribed to CC), Microsoft office, and several others - the ONLY disappointment has been - EVERNOTE. Now forgive my brashness - but WHO IN GOD'S GREEN EARTH DESIGNED THIS so differently than the Windows... IT SUCKS - nothing less. I've got some low something or another number (per EN support) - been using this forever (it seems)... When they trashed the Pen product - I reviewed my options for note taking and LEFT EN for GoodNotes (and with no regrets). I did stay for EN (in General) - and the last PC iteration in NOV I liked. I've always had ghost note issues - but assumed that was par for the course. Win product was more than useful - it was special. I worked GREAT - a moment or two and I could find what I was looking for. Just like that. MAC - GOOD LORD - what could this thing possibly be syncing - NON STOP - and the SEARCH - rename it GUESS please - or USE ME TO FREEZE THIS... Functionally - I am for the FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE looking for an alternative - as EN on the MAC is a waste. I'm methodical - I'm analytical. I'm organized. Perhaps that means (in EN's eyes) I am a PC person - but I'm all Mac now - and after just THREE short months - GOD himself couldn't talk me into going back to the dark side... MACS work. Yes I paid more than double what an associated PC would have cost by comparison (i7 quad, 16gb, 1tb, 15.4") but I've NEVER had a PC perform 1/3 as good as this thing - its exceptional. And before you Windows numb-nutts decide to chime in - the Dell I returned was over $4000 for a laptop - and it replaced the ASUS ROG - it too was a great disappointment (I do NOT game - I do edit and have several power-hungry number crunching items so I opt for the very best hardware - for which most manufacturers - through offering 50 different options - don't fully test compatibility - and, well, FAIL). So I've two questions... One - am I missing something - as I (inherently) go at EN much like I used it on a PC - DIRECTLY - and for the most part - EN is just a huge filing cabinet with basic optical searching enabled. TWO - (and imminently more important) Is this known - and will it get fixed... YES I didn't give specifics - why - because the whole damn thing works significantly worse vs. PC. I need something - on my PC I type it in - and I've found it in seconds. SAME DATABASE. On the MAC - it needs to sync (which lasts and lasts and lasts - and heaven forbid a mouse farts - it re-syncs), and then it freezes a bit, and then it displays garbage - side by side the search engine does NOT provide the same result (WTF?). I need to upload something - no problem on the PC - dump it in the upload file - done. On the Mac - you can make an upload file - but then it automatically opens EN and then EN needs to sync (again) and now you are dead in the water until its satisfied... My MAC runs circles around my old PC - but the old PC runs circles around the Mac running EN. I do NOT want to run this on a VM (parallels) as it would have to run all the time - I use Win 10% of the time - and when running it eats up memory, hard drive, and processor power, as its allocated exclusively. And one last note - I certainly hope any solution is not (AGAIN AND AGAIN) 'delete everything and start fresh' - aka - kill it all then leave the unit run for three days... I think (last check) my database is 150gb or so - fast connection or not - it takes a while. Third question in the case the last two are hopeless - any good solutions on a Mac?
  6. Response back from them (email sent noting my discontent with them confirming my registration and then being locked out)... Hi There, I'm sorry that you weren't able to access the "Going Paperless with Evernote" webinar. Unfortunately, we can only accommodate a set number of people for the live session and we reached capacity very quickly. That said, we are going to send you the webinar recording within the next day, along with our how-to guide for going paperless. Please note we are also hosting the same webinar on March 19th @ 4:30PM PST. The scheduling link is below. https://www.evernote.com/l/AAyOuRQerP1NXIxGWQbAOREDSI4lnO_UaXQ We apologize for any inconvenience. - OBVIOUSLY this is being handled by the same genius that handled the updates which rendered the Jot Script (EN edition) useless.. You people need to pull you heads out of your attitudes and do something that benefits us - NOT wastes our time.
  7. So I scheduled around your webinar - registered, received confirmation, etc... Went to log in on PC - says its full. Went to log in on iPad - says its full. Much like your PenUltimate upgrades - your Webinars are handles in much the same manner. Thanx for wasting my time. Perhaps one day you will actually PLAN before you do something.
  8. EN - its been well over a month since I abandoned PU... Went to GoodNotes - who does NOT sync ,with you. Since then I've opted for one of the three EN accounts to expire and spent the money on dropbox... Although nowhere near the same as EN, it does offer functionality and fit for the needs of that instance. Jot Bluetooth pens work exceptional with GoodNotes. GoodNotes works very well - bit of a learning curve, but very good - much better than even the claims of PU. Dropbox works well for collaboration and storage. I'm still (twice over) a premium user, but must admit the simplistic functionality of Dropbox/goodnotes, I'm embarrassed it took me so long to part ways. To other (mis-guided) loyalists of EN... I was there - and I'll suggest this - you can keep paying EN for the product that brought you here first, while abandoning PU for a FUNCTIONING product. I'm still a huge evangelist for EN - but finally saw beyond my clouded judgement on the PenUltimate product. I certainly hope you get this derailed train back on track someday, or you abandon completely and focus on the core competency... Regards Brett... PS... would still consider EN buying GoodNotes a move in the right direction...
  9. I'll re-post from another... If you want some admirable frustrations... From the 'start' screen - upper left hand corner is a silhouette of a person - click on that... Next - click on settings, then second option down... HAVE A RAG HANDY - as once you begin to use and note the stuff your palm causes - and the delay and offset of the actual inking - you will utilize some FINE verbiage for which is usually accompanied by spit - and the rag is to wipe the screen off... Nothing like a $75-$100 paperweight!!! Don't worry - its only been a MONTH since they royally screwed this up - I'm sure 2015 or 16 will bring sweeping changes...
  10. I'm S2 - been around. Have several premium accounts. HIGHLY RECOMMEND EN - period. PU update upset me more than the cable company or the telemarketers... Your response to the 'false start' made it much worse - then follow that with two updates that don't address the core competency of the app - INKING - well - needless to say - not happy. That said - I'd love to see two things - I placed the title as only one - but there are two... First - Penultimate was a very good app at v5. Updates destroyed it - and I understand at time you need to lead, not follow - but this wasn't received as such. You have grown and I've seen MANY improvements to the core app. That said - PenUltimate (PU) isn't to your standard... I'd suggest you BUY / ABSORB GoodNotes. Their app is stellar - and EVERYDAY you fumble with PU - you upset long standing customers like me. I DROPPED OneNote about a week before your update. PU5 worked well enough (needed tweaking in the BT stylus arena). Second... "HELLO"... I LOVE the app, but you need to allow the import of a picture of the card (period). The resident camera controls are far superior to your in-app controls - and I don't have to wait on the search function for LinkedIn... It makes sense - period. Best regards...
  11. They claim it works, but the reality of the "updates" are a 'rough' usability of either BT enabled Adonit stylus - I'd guess this is caused by the earth-moving multifinger gestures - but what do I know... Most of us have only a single finger gesture for the update... If you want some admirable frustrations... From the 'start' screen - upper left hand corner is a silhouette of a person - click on that... Next - click on settings, then second option down... HAVE A RAG HANDY - as once you begin to use and note the stuff they your palm causes - and the delay and offset of the actual inking - you will utilize some FINE verbiage for which is usually accompanied by spit - and the rag is to wipe the screen off... Nothing like a $75-$100 paperweight!!! Don't worry - its only been a MONTH since they royally screwed this up - I'm sure 2015 or 16 will bring sweeping changes...
  12. New approach, new suggestion... BUY GOODNOTES - absorb them... I've used penultimate for a while - and recently (unfortunately) switched from onenote (I've always had a tablet) to PU full time (about 6-8wks ago)... This weekend your updates finally forced me to abandon PU and go searching for alternatives - I bought the top 3 note taking apps... I have both Jot Script and touch... YOU ARE LIGHT YEARS AWAY FROM GOODNOTES - and I had no idea how good an app it is... Therefore, as a still loyal EN fan (Shard 2), I'd suggest you just figure out a way to buy them. The taste your updates and subsequent lack of communication or solution - have left with the loyal users and the horrible reviews of itunes should place a value in scrapping PU and simply gobbling up Goodnotes... Fingers crossed...
  13. OK, I'm biased (and pissed), as I have both the Jot Script and the Jot Touch with PixelPoint... PenUltimate's CORE COMPETENCY was the ability to take notes... In the hassles of the 5 to 6 upgrades, I purchased several other products for comparison on the iPad… Some ‘Notes’ for you (no pun)… PenUltimate (I'll shorten it to PU for now on)... PU5 worked - and pretty well - your integration of a Bluetooth enabled stylus wasn't great - but the APP worked and I moved off paper. When I didn't have one of the BT styluses around, I used an old school one and it worked well enough. Yes, there were several 'things' we all wanted, but in the end, we were off paper and this all integrated to EN nicely. Today with PU6, neither the Jot script nor touch work very well - compared to any of the adobe apps or even GoodNotes... Part of this problem is the cutting edge gestures – you might consider allowing us to turn off all forms of touch so the pens actually work – because (NEWSFLASH) the ability to write FAR OUTWEIGHS the ability to scroll… Today, with PU6 the scrolling feature is HORRIBLE. Adobe forces shortcuts and gestures - and they are HATED for it - and they are about a zillion times larger than you - so what makes you think you're smarter and can do it better than them?. Photoshop IS the standard and there isn't anything even remotely close to it... They CAN dictate (and the fact there are about 5000 tools - the shortcuts become useful after years of grueling practice). You, on the other hand, have some stiff competition in both the EN realm and the PU realm - so dictating gestures - well OneNote who has many more subscribers and significantly more influence (parent) chooses NOT to dictate... Point is - you need some form of 'manual' page transition - not simply an eleven finger multi-gesturing plan... These are MY notes - give me back control. If I want to cut and paste - let me. All the other 'stuff" (used stuff as the word CR_P gets **** out) is meaningless if you lose the CORE COMP ENCY... You may think in time and in hindsight the PU6 upgrade will be viewed as revolutionary - but it’s your customers that are becoming causalities that are paying the price... I'd greatly appreciate an app that lets me write notes with a Bluetooth Stylus (that works), browse(flip) through pages, cut and paste, and sync to EN... I know you think PU6 does, but in my world it doesn’t… Scroll through the iTunes store ratings – you happen to notice anything… OH, and for the record – don’t tweet a response BEFORE you send an email message to your loyal subscribers – it reflects poorly upon you – suggests what the market and the public think outweighs those of us PAYING for you to have the ability to be where you are…
  14. Are you kidding me? Script doesn't work, Jot Touch doesn't work, Ole' faithful bump point doesn't work - hell, my finger hardly works... So, in a month EN has managed to take my goto app and destroy it. Then apologize for the dismal update, and now - updated again - and it is definitely WORSE... It's one thing that I purchases several adonit styli (both touch and script) - and both work like *****. My old trusty styli of centuries past - that I used to rely upon - well they don't work worth a ***** either... DID I (WE) DO SOMETHING TO YOU TO DESERVE THIS? In itunes you have dropped from a five star app to three plus... Perhaps if everyone who ('who' is a pun, I doubt anyone would suggest 6 works even remotely as well as 5) is upset about the lackluster performance of EN with penultimate goes to the app store and rates it horrible - would that get anyone's attention - or is the ATTITUDE of EN that they are on the fast track to IPO and wealth - and product / support simply take a backseat. Perhaps a fall from grace for the core app (Evernote) might get someones attention? SO OVERLY DISAPPOINTED. I'm multiple premium and now biz user... Tomorrow, I am spending the afternoon looking for alternatives to not just penultimate - but Evernote as well. I cannot commit company and personal 'assets' (I'm talking about what's important to me and mine - not monies I pay you) entrusting you - as you have now proven that getting to that IPO outweighs any customer concerns - and for that, I'm forced to research alternative solutions... The $450 a year I pay you means ***** - I get it - but this 'approach' can only hurt your hopes of a decent IPO. If I'm misguided - PLEASE correct me by proving your worth and DO SOMETHING that isn't destructive to this application... OH, and it would be great if you might consider either giving adonit back the referral or coop monies you made from my script purchase - as they did nothing wrong - but you, yes you, and that bait and switch - wouldn't it have been easier to simply make an app that works with the stylus and then keep it... WOW is all I can say. Have a joyous holiday season as ALL your loyal customers struggle with your product and decision...
  15. OK, with out sounding like a broken record with regards to the application... I chose to purchase the latest and greatest Adonit Jot Touch over the script - due to the utilization with adobe products (and others), as it is a better product (had a script). Although I'm sure there is some relation to financial gain for EN when Adonit sells a script - I would hope they have intentions of at least testing and making sure the BOTH units work. Today - the writing experience with the latest PenUltimate is horrible. Perhaps that is a function of my abandonment of their "branded" stylus - but I doubt it. There have been sooooo many posts regarding the performance (or lack there of) of the script - I assume EN is aware. My concern is this... I don't set a limit on the cost - and if it is necessary, I WILL purchase a separate stylus (script) for just Penultimate. However - I would prefer EN has the foresight to publish the limitation of the more advanced stylus. I have no problem spending the money. For that matter - I've NO problem buying PenUltimate - if you can manage to provide a functional product. Money is NOT the issue - but the way the adobe products work with the adonit jot touch vs. PenUltimate - not even close. I do expect more from you EN, and I AM willing to pay for it. So perhaps you might consider joining the ranks of application companies who are relied upon. If you need a few bucks to do that - just provide the product and it will come. B.
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