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  1. I know... it's really tough to know the "right" move to make. And I'm sure everyone's situation is different (e.g., different features of the "legacy" EN that one uses), which may lead to a different roadmap. I've installed the legacy version and will keep using that for a while (especially since my subscription is paid through next September). I am performing monthly backups so at any point I can take those backups into any other solution that supports importing of EN-formatted data... just in case EN goes belly-up. At the same time I've installed and keep Notion open to force mys
  2. Unless we're talking about a one or two person shop running out of someone's garage, developers are not the final say in these decisions. There are business analysts, architects, Team Leads, project managers and--especially for a flagship product--senior IT management (e.g., CIO, CTO, etc.). I'm not saying developers have no responsibility for the direction of the code base, but I've never seen a professionally-run software development shop that totally let developers do whatever they wanted to do with no peer / code review, adherence to corporate software development standards, etc. If
  3. Interesting. I did not know that... Thought EN was still going through VC funding. Ages ago I was a LogMeIn customer for quite some time. Signed up when they started and got a "lifetime $$$$ annual renewal offer" (Think it might have been like $39 / year). A few years later they totally did not honor the original deal even though I raised it up through the customer service ranks and showed the original email order confirmation. Left a very bad taste in my mouth about that company. Coincidence? Big Coincidence? [Go for it, Seinfeld fans!] I think perhaps not.
  4. Agreed. And nice that they have what appears to be a fairly solid Evernote import option. I too have been impressed.
  5. First of all, let's not blame developers for what senior and project management failures exist in Evernote. As both a software developer and a project management professional (PMP), I can attest how projects like this play out and this is not a developer-driven collapse. I think even suggesting it is is unfair to the Evernote development team. Next, I too have been using and paying for Evernote since 2011--daily! Overall I still consider my Evernote experience positive when considering my entire history with it. That said, the past two or so years have been quite lacking--in my opinion--
  6. I thought was the last version prior to the #SAD Version 10; Do you have a link handy for downloading EN 7.x? Thanks.
  7. I've downgraded back to version 6.* of EN for now, but did look at and was impressed by Notion.
  8. Indeed. If V10 was a Train, Plane or Automobile we'd be looking for stand-ins for John Candy and Steve Martin!
  9. imho: For all the reasons one can conclude Evernote is managing their software platform migration exceptionally well and their current top-of-the-line production release (version 10) is extremely useful and functional, there are also many reasons others can conclude Evernote has mismanaged their software platform migration and have let loyal customers down given the high bar Evernote has set in the past. We don't need to convince each other which is the "right" conclusion--we can agree to disagree and agree that it's all subjective based on each of our uniqueness as individuals and how we
  10. Hi Daniel - Try https://help.evernote.com/hc/en-us/articles/360052560314 which should have a link for downloading the special legacy version. Hope this helps!
  11. DTLow (and others): My bad... I should have found that on my own. Thanks for pointing it out to me. _____/ Regards, ____/ al
  12. Hi all - Does anyone know of a way to do the above? I will need to find / decrypt all of these before I jump off the SS Evernote before it sinks. TIA! Be well and stay safe!
  13. It appears we're all in the same state of frustration, disbelieve, astonishment that a huge software company (they have how many billions in venture capital funding?) would so totally mismanage a software product, and more-importantly what are obviously very loyal customers / subscribers. As a software project manager I am amazed at how badly they failed. Next steps? 1.) Massive cancelling of subscriptions as soon as we can migrate data away. I've already updated my account to stop auto-renewal. If we al head for the exits will they wake up? 2.) Identify possible replacements.
  14. Right... Issue imho is there's no way they will maintain two sets of source code long-term.
  15. Just a very early take on Notion as an EN replacement--with what appears a decent Import from Evernote feature: Looks very, very strong. I just had my EN renewal in September (bad timing!), but there's no way I'm staying with them after they basically imploded and showed they are not concerned about long-time, paying users. Note to EN staff: If you're good you don't really want to be the last one there to turn off the lights! Just a thought! Be well and stay safe!
  16. I feel your pain, 4d4m. I too dread the idea of a migration to another product and the time and effort involved. I too have a few thousand notes, and some of them with encrypted text--which I am assuming no EN alternative--even one's with the ability to import EN data--will be able to handle. Not happy!
  17. Thanks for sharing their response Marc. Seems to me they are 100% NOT taking responsibility for what's happened... almost making it seem it is our (users') odd-ball "scenarios" that require us to downgrade.
  18. I agree with everything in this post... it is very clear EN is struggling internally and my guess is they've lost lots of top talent that doesn't need to stay on a sinking ship. I'm thinking if I can downgrade to 6.* for a couple of months that gives me time to proof-of-concept Notion or others (with my data) and make the jump safely. Not how I wanted to spend October, but... (Is this where I say "Thank, Evenote!"?).
  19. Hi All - I guess if there was ever a year for a stellar product like Evernote to implode, 2020 would seem to fit. For a company considered a Venture Capital "Unicorn" this is perhaps an eye opener. Or, perhaps it's just apropos as Unicorns don't really exist, and along it's currently glidepath Evernote won't either long-term. That said, on to practical matters: 1.) Does anyone know if there's an option to downgrade to the prior Evernote release (version 6, I believe)? I'm not willing to spend my day fighting version 10 especially since I am paying Evernote $$$s. (IMHO if Evernote wa
  20. I too am a long-time Evernote (paying) user / fan / advocate. And I too have been devastated to see what was once an outstanding piece of software utterly destroyed. This is sad.
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