I think there is somewhere a problem with the Android Application regarding loading notes that take a lot of time, even notes that we expect to be stored locally in offline mode. As a premium user, I have several books that are marked for offline viewing and I faced recently problems loading notes that were expected to be stored locally. Quite annoying, I agree. For the last few days I have encountered that situation and just found out a workaround that seem to work for me. When the loading take forever I suspect that some kind of connections in the Evernote application are still pending and are affecting the whole behavior of Evernote. What I have done today was to disable my phone data network (i.e. no more access to internet), load an Evernote note that I know was available locally (that was finally fast), and then re-enable my phone data network. After that, the symptoms of slowliness disapeared: loading notes that I know where stored locally was instantaneous, and loading notes that requires a sync would take few seconds only. Maybe someone else could test this and confirm if it help. - Pierre PS: To shutdown the internet on my phone I long press the power button, select the second entry that I could translate as "Data network deactivated", same procedure to re-enable it. Samsung Galaxy S with Froyo.