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  1. Yeah I had been doing that, but I have a lot of notebooks, and I thought this might be a automatic and free alternative that keeps the notebook data intact. But if it is difficult restore with those files I may keep doing it the old way, it doesn't take more than five minutes to export my most important notebooks, I just forget to do it.
  2. Hi, Google just launched a new app that replaces Google Drive called 'Backup and Sync'. I just wondered if it is at all useful if you for whatever reason wants a "third" place to keep a copy of the database. I'm not really willing to pay for time machine or an external drive during this time. I just pointed the app toward the Evernote database in the Application Support finder folder. Might this disrupt something or is it a safe way to backup a database?
  3. Thank you! The 'clear all history' didn't occur to me but those instructions did the trick.
  4. I can confirm this. It is after the latest Sierra update (10.12.4) that the Evernote Web clipper simply stops working. As in when clicking on it nothing happens. The other person I heard of was also using a similar (2013ish) MacBook Air but I have no idea if that is relevant. Tried uninstalling the clipper and restarting Safari but it just won't work anymore.
  5. I am now a days asked to log in to the safari Web Clipper everyday. Often several times a day. In the past it has always periodically asked me to log in. guess because safari doesn't save cookies forever (deletes monthly?) but to log several times a day is ridiculous. On the plus side it seems that since the Clippers update it saves my preferences after I've logged in. So it doesn't try to 'smart file' and I don't have to reconfigure it every time. I'm not sure if the increase in being logged out has to do with new Web Clipper or that I've begun using the 'Freedom' app which blocks web access.
  6. Thanks for the reply, that is good to hear, sort of. That means the problem lies with me. It's not totally unusable. I tried immediately after the 6.0 upgrade to uninstall Evernote (I deleted the App as well as a few folders, so it would resync from the server), but to no avail. I did not, however, follow the uninstall instructions to the letter. I see now that I was supposed to reboot, for example, and there may be more Evernote application support folders that I missed. I'll hold on until the .1 and .2 updates come and see if that fixes the problem. Otherwise I'll try to do a more proper uninstall/reinstall.
  7. I can report the same sluggishness or 'unsmoothness' (on the 2013 MBA) that simply wasn't there in 5.6 . According to the activity monitor it consumes around 100 mb I assume it's a performance bug, but despite repeatedly posting about it I have yet to receive a comment. I hope they have not decided that Evernote is no longer meant for ultraportables. I mean the Macbook Air is a rather popular product, featured in Evernotes own marketing. Is anyone having a smooth performance on their Macbook Air?
  8. Great! This is just what I'm looking for, thanks.
  9. Hi. I'm not sure I follow. The solution to the Spotlight issue is to download the app directly from Evernote (see directions in posted link above). Getting notes out to the desktop space from full screen seems llike a different issue. What do you mean by getting them out? I'm not sure if you are familiar with OS X 'mission control' and 'spaces' but I'll try to explain. I have Evernote running in fullscreen in one 'space' because between the shortcuts, note lists and notes Evernote really need all the real estate it can get, especially on a laptop. If you open a note in a separate window there is no easy way to get it out of that space (imagine you're working on a a document and need to reference a note). With spotlight you could just bring out that note on your main space which was nice. I did however find that if you full-screen a note and then exit fullscreen it will appear on the default desktop space. Not very elegant and several orders of magnitude slower than spotlight but it's at least possible. I personally finds the app store very convenient the way it updates seamlessly and syncs across computers so I get my apps going very fast. Spotlight not working is annoying enough that I'll switch to the url download version, but if the patch for the app store one is just waiting for Apple approval than I'd rather wait for that, the question is just: what is taking so long?
  10. Ah that explains why this stopped working on both my iMac and MBA after mavericks. I can't believe Apple has been blocking this patch for this long (what is it - 6 months?) this is a feature I used daily. Is there another way to get notes out to the 'desktop space' if evernote is full screen?
  11. I've had the same problem now that I use the beta, I'll try to go back to stable channel to see if it fixes it. Edit: Yep, that was it. I reverted to stable and the clipper works as usual.
  12. Thanks, I will check out your links. Though it is not me who are asking the questions, I was merely responding to the topic author and trying to clarify his questions. I think Evernote is just fine for a GTD system, it's just that the tickler system might be a little tricky to implement with the limitations of the iPhone client. My suggestion would be to have notebooks for months and just have the day in the note titles, that would work fine on the iphone.
  13. When I add a task with my iPhone, I just throw it into my default notebook with no tags. In the evening, I use my PC to tag and move those notes to the appropriate notebooks. It's easy to find the notes because they were 1.) added recently, 2.) in the default notebook and 3.) have no tags. Yeah I agree that new/untagged notes are easy to find (my default notebook is called 'unsorted' and new notes stay there until I have tagged it properly). I just thought about what he said of the usability on the iPhone. Lets say that he wakes up and grabs his phone to check the tickler file for today, if he goes to 'tags' he can't select both the month and the day, because as soon as you press a tag it automatically shows you all notes with that tag. Either he has to create 365 saved searches so that he can access everyday without too much bother, or he has to go to the search tab and search for the month and the day. On the desktop he can select first the 'month tag' then the 'day tag' - with just two clicks and he will see the notes for that day.
  14. I do use Evernote as my GDT but I have yet to create the tickler file system. The obvious thing would probably be creating one list of tags for the 12 months and another group of tags for the 31 days, and then you just select the month and the day (i.e. click 'October' and then ctrl click 'day 1'). This then creates 43 tags, which is quite a lot, and I'm not too sure how I would easily select two tags on the iPhone (I have a lot of tags). Maybe it would be better to create a tickler notebook stack (with one notebook for each month) and then either put the date in the title or have the tag system for days. As I've said I have yet to try these systems out but there seems to be quite a few ways to go about it.
  15. I've been reading some complex suggestions of how to implement proper hierarchical tag trees. But I don't see why this shouldn't be the easiest thing in the world: The first thing I did, which happened to be obvious to me, was to right-click on a tag (with child tags) to see if I could find a hierarchical option. Imagine that when you click a tag, in addition to 'rename' and 'delete' there was an hierarchical option that would make that particular tag tree behave that way (this is what taggy does but I don't use OSX right now). The only thing that I really take issue with is that people act fatalistically and appear resigned on this issue ('that's just how it is now' and 'I don't see Evernote changing it anytime soon'). Remember that Evernote is a company that must be responsive to its users. That flip answer one dev gave about how some might prefer it the way it is didn't even care to answer the question - you can make it optional for just the particular tag tree that you like, it doesn't have to bother people who like in non-hierarchically. Talk about an evasive answer. Again, this is something a non-developer made and implemented on the Mac client over one weekend. At least Evernote should know that the users aren't resigned to how things are, nor satisfied that adding this organisational option is such a momentous task. I like Evernote and will probably continue to use it, but it's clear that increased competition in this field can only do good things to the corporate culture here.
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