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Vance last won the day on August 9 2014

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  1. Yes, all of your files are still in your Google Drive. I did this and created a full back up and then, once the trial ended, I just started adding all new content to both systems going forward (not really very tedious when you get into the habit). Now I have two full systems with all my stuff and feel comfortable that I won't be left out if a service has a hitch or just ends.
  2. Glad it worked for you as well. Since I decided not to continue paying to keep the two in sync, I have been running a "dual" system for a while now, saving things into both places. It is only a bit more work, and it is a great peace of mind having all my stored items in two platforms.
  3. Vance, My response now would be a bit simpler: "Ah, I see why they expected that, and I can see why they would want something different, but the way it works is the way Evernote decided to make it work." No particular value judgments in the mix either. Yes, that works as well, for sure.
  4. Scott, agreed, we may never know how must people use Evernote. But I think the beauty of Evernote is that it definitely does suit the needs of the person who is using it as a cloud storage and access service. In fact, it serves that purpose as well as any service designed with only that in mind. But, I guess the bottom line here is that those who were coming here expecting the export to be different are likely also those who were using it primarily for that purpose. Cal, similarly, I am not sure what we should consider Evernote to be primarily. I know it definitely IS a Dropbox replace
  5. I think we will never know what the norm is for users, but my impression is very different than yours on that point and I think that the marketing has been "dual" at least. But I think you are right that the export option is definitely reflective of your type of use, regardless of whether that is the majority user or not. I started using Evernote rather than Dropbox (the other only viable option around at the time) because it was just more powerful even as a storage service due to its tagging, searching, organizing, and its desktop client, and the fact that it COULD take notes (which Dropbox
  6. Yes, following up on a thought in the last post I think most of the disconnect between the two "camps" here could be simply down to the two basic uses for Evernote: 1) as a powerful note taking application and 2) as cloud storage service, a digital file cabinet. A think there are plenty of people that use it one way or the other, but I wonder how many really use it both ways. They are two very different uses, really, but the tools that Evernote provides work well for both. Personally, Evernote is my digital file cabinet. I scan everything in, documents, receipts, contracts, policies, reg
  7. Scott, if you are asking what a good solution would be, then I would suggest the solution that CloudHQ provides: a bunch of options for the formats of the documents being transferred out. As I have said, I am not at all saying that Evernote needs to provide such options, or are somehow derelict in not doing so, they have a method that gets the job done, even if not in the manner everyone finds most convenient. This is not a complaint against Evernote, it is just surprise that it is not what we expected (because we misunderstood at first how it worked), frustration that we now have to find an
  8. JohnDM, you seriously think someone is here to market a file folder system? And, the question was answered (even if antagonistically) very early on, this entire thread has been AFTER the question was already answered, it is a discussion whether that is the best way of handling it and finding alternatives. Again, since the first few posts we now KNOW how it works, we are just not really happy about how it works. And our not being happy about how it works gets some people very defensive and antagonistic. But that is OK. It allows for an important and productive (when folks aren't being n
  9. dmwagner, that last bit you wrote is important. Everyone must remember that all of us who were frustrated by this process are Evernote fans. Many of us have been using it for years, evangelizing it to our friends, and loving the fact that it has simply made our lives better. We are posting on an Evernote forum, after all! :0) We are not ditching Evernote, we are not saying that Drive or Dropbox or anything else is a better service for what Evernote does. We were just taken aback by the export functionality and a bit frustrated that it did not accomplish what we wanted, but were pretty h
  10. I think that's the big miscommunication -- the HTML export isn't for you. It's for software. The EN export isn't meant to be used fresh -- it's for software to set up an import to make the data work in their program. Some examples of other content aggregates and their export methods: Instapaper - exports to HTML (with intent to be imported into say, Pocket)Pocket - exports to HTML (with intent to be imported into say, Instapaper)Readability - .JSON onlyFeedly - default exports to HTML, though does have option for PDF (read-only)OneNote - OneNote package, .docx (proprietary) or PDF (read-only)S
  11. Coincidentally, CloudHQ (which posts stuff about Evernote all the time) just posted this link to an article about Evernote search: https://plus.google.com/103535339336297649359/posts/1ecAaVHxPvV
  12. Ah, the only thing age would have to do with it is that folder systems seem a bit archaic and old-fashioned and those who are younger (under 30 maybe) may be more inclined to prefer search as a means of tracking things down where those of us who are a bit more stuck in our ways might prefer the folder system. I know the younger staff here in our office (and definitely my teenage kids) prefer search, where the older attorneys here prefer to wade through our complex nested directories and folders. Old habits die hard. But it sounds like you are more my vintage! You are more adaptable, it see
  13. Jeff, A bit off-topic for this particular discussion, but that is so interesting about your desire to be rid of a file system since I actually invest time getting file systems back wherever I am missing them. On Android, one of the first things I do is install a file explorer and I prefer Notebooks and subnotebooks to just searching in Evernote. I think the difference comes down to search v. browse. I suspect I am a bit older than you and grew up at a time when search was weak, so we found stuff by visually browsing through folders. So, the more organized and granular the folder system
  14. Jeff, the bottom-line for my preferred export format for text notes is the format I would choose to save any document in if given a choice. My first choice would either be txt or doc, and I think most would feel the same way. I don't think very many people would choose HTML among a list of options. That is not to say it is unusable, it is just not preferable if given the choice.
  15. Jefito, I think it is almost guaranteed that the type of notes you create will be better served the way Evernote does it. It is those like me, who store single, individual "things" without extra attachments, links, etc, who do better with a CloudHQ system.
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