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  1. Ditto. I love outlook evernote clipper. I look forward to this funtionality being restored!
  2. Thanks! That's a very interesting idea, hmmmmmm. When you retag the notes - do you simply retag them with "@home" OR with something else? I'm trying to figure out how to separate completed tasks from active tasks. #processed is my "null" tag. completed tasks get untagged (e.g. !next, @home tags removed, #processed tag added or left in place). If a note is a small project, then it continues to be tagged until the project is complete (e.g. ~waiting, !next, @pc, what ever tags applies in the moment). Lets consider a note that represents a single task. When this task is completed the note will only have the #processed tag to keep it from showing up in my inbox. If I want an audit trail, I create one by adding text to the note. I keep open items at the top of the note and "below the line" I keep task reference (e.g. the original email that spawned the task) and audit trail. I've currently decided that adding timestamps to my hand created audit trail is too tedious so I rarely do it. If EN versioned note tags (or all meta-data) along with content then there would be (IMO) no need to timestamp anything.
  3. Small recommendation, given what you've said you want to do, if you do all this in Evernote: Don't bother with check boxes; just delete task notes when the tasks are done. Why? There's no need for check boxes if you have one task per note. It's easier to see what tasks you have to do (as well as see the deadline, context, etc.) with tags than with the search "todo:false." It's easier to delete a note than to check a check box. And if you want to be minimalist, even in your digital life, there's no reason to have a log of your completed tasks. Just delete them. Sorry, but I am completely in the opposite camp on this item. Perhaps because I am also an anal journaller. I almost always add at least a date-time stamp to a task note when I work on it. I follow this with any notes specific to completing that task. I don't delete notes of completed tasks because I desire an audit trail of the past. What I do is delete tags and retag notes when the task is complete. In my GTD implementation, single tags represent lists. Viewing my @home context list is simply achieved searching by the @home tag. I also use single notes for more than one task (e.g. a small "project" of 3 related tasks). Evernote's note history is good. If this note history was extended to track changes to note tags I think that all my audit trail wishes for Evernote would be satisfied. Currently, if I do not add timestamped text comments (this is tedious so I usually do not) then when I look at a 6 month old completed task I can not see the flow of how it moved from list (tag) to list (tag) to completion. This is not critical but it is nice to have. FYI: I developed a taste for audit trails in using our bug tracking system, which has an audit trail. I can see who sat on a bug, how it was kicked around from one owner to another, et cetera. Also, for the text portion of the evernote history, it would be awesome if I could generate an "svn annotate" view of the current note (including currently applied tags). This way, if I simply journal activities in a note in a sequential fashion, the annotation would show when things happened. This avoids me having to manually add timestamps to things I write -- a small per note gain that is multiplied many times to add up to a big savings (compared with the alternative). I'm very happy with EN right now but it would be great to see it become more useful!
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    Due Dates!

    I would like to see some integration with external calendars. One idea (perhaps already mentioned) would be for evernote to send a standard calendar invite to a designated email address (e.g. my gmail for google calendar or my work email for outlook) for due dates. This could the the implementation itself (lightweight) or a way to integrate EN due dates into external calendars.
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    productivity Creating Lists to be more productive

    After reading GTD and thinking about how to GTD in Evernote I settled on the same inbox approach -- capture in Evernote (or anywhere else) should be as easy as possible. What could be easier than NOT taking additional action to tag a note? The one gripe I have about the alternate approach of having a separate "inbox" notebook is that moving notes out of the "inbox" notebook to other notebooks is more cumbersome (IMO) than simply tagging. I guess if I used different notebooks for more than defining visibility (local, cloud, cloud-shared) this "inbox" notebook might make more sense.
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    productivity Using Evernote for GTD

    I'm new to GTD but I've been using tags to implement my lists. What I would find helpful is if I could build on top of tags. My inbox in EN is "any untagged note". When I complete a task I clear the various GTD tags (@context, area, !next or ~waiting) and tag it #done (any tag will do -- just so it doesn't show up in my untagged inbox. If I move a task from !next to ~waiting, I usually clear the @context tag too so when I look at @pc I don't see waiting tasks. This is tedious ... alternatively I could use queries but that is also tedious. Currently I view lists simply by looking at a single tag. Also, while I love evernote, I also wish it had a bit of an note edit audit trail so I could look back and reconstruct a timeline of events associated with a note by looking at its audit trail. I am clearly getting by without this now but it would be nice to have. Currently I occassionally insert dates into notes next to sentences or paragraphs to account for the lack of timestamped edit audit trail. All in all, EN is pretty cool. It would be great if siri (or something else) could provide quicker access to note creation and capture methods (photo or audio notes).
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    paperless ScanSnap and Multipage Scans

    I am looking at the scansnaps, trying to decide which to buy. The S1300 looked like a good fit except that Fujitsu's comparison matrix says that the S1300 does not do "scan to evernote". Is their website wrong? It sounds like you are doing "scansnap to evernote" (second from the bottom of their table) with your S1300.
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    Due Dates!

    thanks -- I'll look at how much power I have to filter based on tags. I can probably live without due dates (for now) and manage to get by with tags. I'm still new to evernote so I haven't quite figured out the power and limitations of tagging and querying based on tags.
  9. OK, so at this point you have so much on your plate that worrying about corporate policy paranoia is not on the radar. That is fine, I was just curious Perhaps in the distant future (beyond the event horizon of your roadmap) you might sell evernote server appliances to corporations or sell a VPN protected service (i.e. corporation pays you to host a private, segregated evernote server) that IT folks at ACME corp can feel safe about using.
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    Due Dates!

    please be thinking about allowing the user to have a Franklin planner type work flow for todo lists. E.g. a "daily task list" that can be viewed through various filters: [*:2brmb4bm] items due today or earlier that are not completed. [*:2brmb4bm] all items (sorted by date) Among other things, I need to be able to edit todo lists on my iPhone, not just check/uncheck items on the list. (You probably have this on your implement soon feature list) Adding {a|b|c} {1|2|3|4|...} to the todo list (or just the daily task list) would be a nice touch too. Obviously the goal is not to force everyone to use a Franklin/Covey type approach but to enable those of us who want to.
  11. I'm wondering about Evernote's privacy policy as viewed from a corporate perspective. I'm new to evernote and am wondering if I should have work related information on Evernote. Is it evernote's goal that customers should feel save putting proprietary corporate information on evernote servers? I didn't bother reading through the ToS and those are written in legalese, not human, and I am not a lawyer. BTW, it looks like a cool program. I'll probably err on the side of not putting proprietary work related stuff on my evernote account.
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