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  1. Six years later, EN is going out of business. This issue is irrelevant now as the focus is on migrating info out of EN.
  2. EN is definitely on its death bed. And deservedly so... - Did not listen to customers who requested basic features, did not like the big makeover, and want consistency across apps. Heck, lots of customers left when they abandoned their hierarchical organization and forced tags down everyone's throats. Classic case of a company that does not listen to customers. - They could not innovate their way out of the commoditization trap. When they started, OneNote didn't even exist. Today there are innumerable competitors and even free OS tools (e.g., Apple Notes) satisfy the low end of the market. - Cannot differentiate its business and personal products. - Was apparently not a very nice place to work, according to GlassDoor, which leads me to believe the company was extremely poorly managed. If you can't keep employees happy with a gush of investor dollars pouring in, you are incompetent. EN was interested in...what, 2009? They've been on a decline since. I mean, the CTO, CFO, CPO, and head of HR ALL LEFT IN THE LAST MONTH. You think they just didn't like the break room coffee? Or you think maybe they know something?
  3. Peeking behind the curtain at what goes on inside Evernote makes me suspect the long-languishing iOS product is not going to be improved any time soon... http://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/Employee-Review-Evernote-RVW7866361.htm
  4. Is there any hope of getting the ability to change font/test sizes/colors on iOS? There were people in 2012 pointing out that this feature was lacking and here we are in 2015 and we still don't have it. This is a pretty core need and it really surprises me that EN does not support it, given that it is supported on web and desktop.
  5. I had a web app that spewed a couple thousand notes into EN. My own fault since I wrote said app Is there a way to select a bunch of notes and delete them all en masse? I can't seem to find it. Windows, Mac, web - I can do it on any client.
  6. If I sent an email to my evernote from Gmail, it works great. Picks up the notebook and tags in the subject line, etc. However, if I do something like this at the command line in linux, it never shows up: echo 'here is some test note content' | mailx -s 'this is a test note @somenotebook #some-tag' my.evernote.id@evernote.comThe same email if sent to any of the non-Evernote emails I have works fine. But they never show up in Evernote. I'm completely perplexed. Is there some anti-spam on the EN servers that is filtering things? It's not just delayed - I've waited yours. Meanwhile, sent-from-Gmail shows up immediately. Yes, the notebook and tag referred to both exist. I'm hoping to have some daily reports generated on this home server mailed to EN for storage, but they never arrive. Am I missing something?
  7. I am an avid Chromebook user, though it is not my only device and could never be. But for a light, high quality (Toshiba Chromebook 2) laptop to do 90% of what I need to do, I find Chromebooks to be excellent. The big challenge for Evernote on Chromebook is that if the new web beta becomes the mandatory interface and the old interface goes away, it'll be impossible to be productive using EN on Chromebooks. The "old" interface has virtually all the functionality of the desktop client - it's practically identical for most uses. The new web beta is not. I use the "old" web interface for 90% of my Evernoting...phone and the desktop auto-import/folder watch features are the only reasons I run a local client. I couldn't do that in the new web beta because it's so feature-stripped. The new web beta doesn't have all the features and I'm not sure they're on the roadmap or there is a guarantee that everything that can be done with teh "old" web interface will be replicated in the new skin, which would uniquely leave Chromebook users in a pickle. With Windows, Mac, etc. users, they could just say "well, it sucks but I can use the native program to get to what I need" but there is no native version for ChromeOS.
  8. Sorry, but the web beta is way off base. I love the old web version. The new version has several significant faults: 1. It is simply designed to be pretty rather than efficient. There's a TON of wasteful white space. It is not the compact, efficient EN desktop I'm used to and it is slower to work in. This is what a TON of comments on the EN blog article announcing the web beta say. I do not want more white space on my screen. 2. It's slower. Why should I need multiple clicks to get to my notebooks, tags, etc? Previously everything was visible. 3. It makes it hard to understand my EN. In the old EN, I could see all my notebooks and tags at once glance, which provided a single-view look of how I organize EN - which is vital because everyone uses your product differently. Now I have to look in notebooks, look in tags, etc. - it means forcing me to keep things in short-term memory which is the cardinal sin in UI design. Are you aiming for Windows 8 here? 4. There is no list view, or way to see a group of notes all at once. How would I select, say, 100 notes to add a tag to them? 5. No heirarchy o tags. Seriously? 6. No saved searches? I've all but stopped using the desktop client because the web version was so good. If the web beta was to become permanent, I would move to OneNote because their web version is very similar to desktop, not a toddler version. If you want to have a simpler version for new users, fine, but you need to retain the full version for more mature users. Given my experience with giving EN feedback and their reactions to customer input, I imagine this feedback will sadly be ignored.
  9. Absolutely agree. Critical feature.
  10. My laptop has not actually been stolen, but it occurred to me to consider what would happen if it was. I like to have contingency plans. So as regards Evernote specifically, let's say I've got the Windows client installed and it's sync'd regularly. Then someone steals my laptop. I use two-factor authentication. I can go into EN's web interface and "revoke access" for the relevant Windows laptop. So presumably if they then tried to log into EN, they'd have to authenticate and they wouldn't know my password (or have my two-factor). But what about the local data that's sync'd to the laptop? Is it encrypted in some form? If not, I assume it's easy to get/parse. It looks like the .exb file is a sqlite database and a typical sqlite client can see the tables, though querying returns garbage - perhaps because of encryption? I hope? Otherwise...I guess the options are a TrueCrypt container (kind of a headache) or just foreswearing the local client in favor of web only.
  11. I would still prefer a tree of folders to tags. And I've been using Evernote for a couple years. Evernote refuses to accept that some information is structured - and I don't understand their obsession with forcing people into a tag-and-search world. Sometimes it just doesn't work well. What I would love is MyBase with Evernote's web/device integration. Alas.
  12. How do you use notebooks, tags, and stacks? I mean - use them optimally I have info that is naturally hierarchical - i.e., for client #1 I have docs, technical notes, conversation logs, pictures, etc. For client #2 I have the same, etc. Then there's a tree for vendors, then tech ref, blah blah. So I end up with this tree of tags: clients clientName clientName-docs clientName-technotes clientName-conversations diffClientName diffClientName-docs diffClientName-technotes technology techOne techOne-database techOne-programming techTwo techTwo-database techTwo-progamming techTwo-weird-issues etc. And of course many other trees of info, etc. Let me point out: [*:12wy3wop]Not being able to have tags with the same name is horribly hacky and belies the "tree" metaphor. Apparently tags are a completely flat namespace with a bit of interface gloss for display. [*:12wy3wop]This is really painful if you want to change organization You can't just change a clientName - you have to go through and rename all tags - ugh! (Of course client names don't change often but you see my point in other trees) [*:12wy3wop]It's often non-intuitive to see all techOne notes...you have to explicitly tag your notes with parent tags in the tree...i.e., tag it techOne and techOne-database if you want the note to show up in techOne. Ugh! Again, the tree metaphor is not real... So what do I need folders/stacks for? My understanding of EN is that the only way I can do this kind of tree organization is via tagging, so I do...I now am not sure what I need Notebooks and Stacks for. Is it fair to say that Notebooks/Stacks are for people with simple organization needs, and Tags are for people who want more structure? Unfortunately, I haven't found a doc that says "hey, ye users of MyBase or OneNote or nested folders on your desktop, when you come to EN, here's the best way to put your stuff"...just hints I've seen in the forum. I'm just curious how other people organize and work with EN's design limitations. Editorial: I love EN, am a premium subscriber, and even have a shirt...I love EN. But I still want true nested folders/stacks within stacks :cry:
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