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  1. I exported my several thousand notes to Apples Notes. I did some pruning that was well over due - turns out I don’t need those airline confirmations from 5 years ago etc. After taking a while to sync up via iCloud, apple notes works fast and the search is great. I find my notes on all my devices and it just works. I also like the lack of clutter in the app. That’s the good. The bad is web clipping. Apple notes just doesn’t do a good job of this. My solution is to basically use Evernote as a temporary holding spot for my clips. I periodically go through them and decide whet
  2. This is very interesting... Even though I am trying to leave, this was an interesting interview.
  3. I guess I could try reinstalling, but Sunday morning, (using the new IOS app on Ipad), I pulled up a recipe. First - the search was a mess - it kept finding, then not finding what I was looking for - there was no stability in the results. Then I open the recipe and start cooking. I switch to another app and come back to evernote to find that it is back at the start page. I am sure that these things will be fixed. But here's the issue - and a brief history of evernote: 1. Create great app/services that work and people love them. 2. Release new version and break the app.
  4. I use EN really to store records - dogs vaccination records, my property tax bill, the receipt for my dishwasher. Those things live in notes now, but PDFs like past tax returns, user manual for the dishwasher are in dropbox. notion is where I create notes and ideas and where all my work stuff lives - tasks,projects,meetings etc. I gave up using Evernote as a one stop shop for everything years ago. But now it fails at just being a repository of information that I might need to access occasionally.
  5. My EN account says I’ve been a user since 2008. I am one of the early adopters and yet today is the day I say goodbye. I use EN as a filing cabinet. But the latest iterations don’t even achieve that humble goal. The past two versions on iOS are awful. My main gripe - if you open a note and then go to another app, EN seems to forget where it was. Defeats any point of multi tasking. The latest Mac version is unusable. That’s basically all I can say. As a subscriber, I just don’t have time for this. I’m now using apple notes and Dropbox as my filing cabinets. No
  6. Well I went back to the legacy version and all is well. Speedy as before. I should have learned my lesson by now that you never install the early versions of a new update.
  7. Well, lots of people talking about issues here. I've found that doing anything to multiple notes takes forever. Adding tags, deleting multiple notes etc. The performance of the new EN for mac is so bad its just awful. I really just use EN for filing stuff anyway, as I use Notion for actually creating things I want to look at and use. Still, this new "update" seems to be just a shiny interface and at the expense of speed.
  8. UPDATE: turns out that rebuilding the search index fixed the problem Thanks PinkElephant!
  9. I never realized that existed. I'll give it a shot - although I am not on that computer right now!
  10. Yes all the notebooks are in the same stack. It works on one computer, not on the other. My guess is that it is some OS issue. I should probably file a ticket.
  11. OK - I restarted my mac, and reinstalled EN. This error only occurs on one computer, not the other! I added a new tag to AD F&AA notes then did the filter then deleted the new tag and now they show up in full. But some other notes are missing. It's an issue because I really rely on the filter as a quick way of looking for stuff, and if I can't be 100% sure that the notes are there, then the whole "trusted system" falls apart! Here's the two lists; First All notes, the just the GTD stack. You can see the differences.
  12. One further bit of information - this problem only occurs on one of my two mac books (the older one). I might reinstall EN on it to see if that fixes it.
  13. MAC OS: I agree - it shouldn't matter - but here's what I find: Here is "All Notes" And then the "GTD" Note that the notes are all in the same note book "Project: AD F&AA" Yet, when applied to GTD, the filter misses some of the notes.
  14. I have a stack called GTD. In the stack are project folders with notes. Some of those notes are tagged !next When I search using the search box for "tag:!next" I get all the notes with that tag. However, when I use the "Filter by Tag" option, it seems to miss some notes. But when I select All Notes and filter by tag, I see them all. For some reason, it appears that Filter by Tag doesn't capture all the notes in a stack of notebooks. Clearly this is a bit of a problem for my workflow! Anyone else have this issue?
  15. That's very helpful. I didn't realize that "any" would apply to "tag". I thought any only applied to words.
  16. I am pretty sure I know that this isn't possible, but just in case - I want to search for the following tag:next and/or todo:false. I know EN doesn't do boolean, just wondering if there is a clever work around!
  17. This drives me crazy. It refreshes at every opportunity taking me back to the home screen. I have to say EN for IOS and IPad is awful. A truly painful experience.
  18. In EN for the MAC when I am in a note I don't see a reminder/clock button in the little tool bar for the note. All there is is a space for tags and a green share button. I can click on the dots to the right of the share button to get a drop down menu for reminders, but this is annoying. Anybody know how to get the clock button back? Pic attached..showing an absence of buttons!
  19. DOH! I just realized I can add a reminder with no date. This is basically just special tag. Never realized this!
  20. Quick follow on question. By using reminders, you are setting a due date for all tasks - correct?
  21. Very interesting. I think I need to learn more about the syntax for the reminder searches.
  22. I know this thread is a bit old, but my question is how do you complete tasks? I've found that any GTD based system always involves a lot of removing of tags once a task is complete otherwise the task/note keeps showing up. I know you could just delete the task/note, but that doesn't seem right to me - I like a record of what I've done. How do you manage the "task completion process?"
  23. This was the first time in several years that I really went down the rabbit hole of checking out alternatives. The grass really isn't greener on the other side! I would add that I am really encouraged by what we're hearing from the EN management - these new videos are excellent. Can't wait to get my hands on the new editor!
  24. .. here are my thoughts/experiences. My first note was made 10 years ago June 2009. I've used it entirely for all my personal stuff - travel, finances, kids report cards, music, web clips and on and off I've used it for work stuff - reference materials, meeting notes and even GTD. However, with all the talk and rumors about EN sustainability, I decided to try out alternatives. Here's what I found. 1. Bear. I am an amateur musician (not a very good one). In music a common notation for a sharp is a #. Bear treats this as a tag. So storing your music in bear is a non-sta
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