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  1. 7 minutes ago, matej1990 said:

    I think you will be fine if you update Chrome and then you disable it again. I bet this notification is connected with some recent Webview issues, that affected a lot of apps on Android.

    No, doesn't work. I enabled it, then updated. Evernote worked. Then I unistalled Chrome and the same problem happend. Basically, you have to have Chrome working on your phone for Evernote to work.

  2. All links to my hard drive files (excel, documents etc.) are now gone. I now have just simple text instead. Hundred of links. A few monhs ago I had to re-add all those links manually. Now I can not even link to them back.

    Why the f are you guys constantly ***** up my workflow? Linking to files on hard drive has been a problem since day 1 with the new Evernote. What the f is so hard to make a simple link work? Why has this simple task been ignored for so many months? Why have you removed the file:/// option without a similar option to replace it? It should litterally take a junior developer a few minutes to make this sh*t work. Or to add an extra field for adding hard drive links. Instead, you give up tens of updates on how you can now add a new ******y hot key shortcut that nobody cares about. That's what you're focusing on.

    And now I have to find new workarounds and it would probably take you screwups months to have this fixed. If ever. 💩


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  3. On 2/7/2021 at 12:06 AM, CalS said:

    I tag with Receipt and _YYYY for example.  I don't change the title at all from the PDF created by ScanSnap.  If I want to find something I typically use tag:receipt searchtermofsomesort.  Batch saving attachments is simple to save whatever of the PDFs I want.

    Right click on the tag in any of the notes and select rename.  Pretty simple.



    I don't have either the time or patience to waste time renaming, tagging each note/receipt/whatever. This solution is also very limiting.

    Thanks for showing me how to rename a tag though. Not very useful since I don't use tags that much, but it's good to know nevertheless.

  4. On 2/6/2021 at 4:58 PM, DTLow said:

    Search > right-click > export (html format)
    If it's important to maintain notebook/tag, I do separate exports

    >>Then, tell me, how do I share multiple receipts from multiple tags at once? 

    For the sharing of mass notes, I use a notebook (Evernote Help - Share Notebooks)

    Wait, did you just admit you're not using tags, but use notebooks instead? But why aren't you sharing by tags, Mr. Productive, since they are so much better?

  5. On 2/6/2021 at 5:02 PM, aukirk said:

    Wow... a little aggressive for a support forum.  I haven't followed this entire conversation (since Evernote forums are also not great at organizing a conversation since it doesn't default to sort by date), but I can't imagine anything on an internet form about a discussion on nesting notebooks that justifies this sort of behavior.

    @Tazzz while you may not appreciate my input either (and I won't try to tell you tags are better than multiple levels of notebooks/folders)... the reality is that you aren't going to get more than Note/Notebooks/Stack any time soon from Evernote.  You can try to work around that with tags, but I agree they are a pain and require a lot of work to maintain.  However, if you feel so strongly about multiple folder levels, Evernote probably isn't the software for you.

    It's not so much that I feel so strongly about multiple folders, but I do feel strongly about idiots wasting everyone's time. They are free to use the app as they please, nobody cares. But most users want this feature, statistics show this, the CEO of the company admits what they are saying is not the best solution, and here they are coming on a dedicated request threat to tell everybody they are wrong and they are using the app wrong, and patt themselves on the back for being smart and productive not needing it. Imagine being a person doing this for 10+ years, writing probably hundred of posts about this. Funny thing is even if Evernote implements this change, it means absolutely nothing to them, because they can still use it in their way. Waste of air.

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  6. On 2/5/2021 at 2:15 AM, DTLow said:

    I scan receipts and store in Evernote    
    Title: yyyy-mm-dd [description] keywords    
    Tags: Type-Receipt, Budget-aaaaaa, Vendor-bbbbb, ...      

    (note - no hierarchy/levels)

    >>Then, sometime in February I will go into my Accounting folder, in the 2021 folder, and select the January folder, then with a few clicks I will send it to my accountant.

    A simple search identifies the required receipts   
    - by date   
    - by budget   
    No accountant but I generate monthly expense/budget reports
    - ...

    >>Also, do you use tags for all the files in your computer?

    No, I only use tag organization for my notes/documents

    Awesome, so you can search receipts to identify them. Perfect. Great. Amazing.

    Now tell me, how do you export multple receipts at once with tags? Tell me, if I have 50 receipts per day, how much time should I alocate and waste to add 10 tags and titles and keywords and descriptions to each receipt, so I can identify it a few weeks later? Then, tell me, how do I share multiple receipts from multiple tags at once? How do you do it, Mr. Productive? since tags are so much better, and you and Pinky are so much smarter then all of us here for using them, how do you use tags to work in teams, and with multiple notes/notebooks at once? If I have 500 files tagged book-research, then after a couple of years I'm working on my second book, and I want to change the tag to book-research-old, how do I edit that once for all the files, and not have to change it 500 times? Tell me, Mr. Productive. Or simply shut up, since you're comments are usless on this topic and have been useless for the last 10 years. Shut up and go organize your entire PC files by tags, to do what you preach.


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  7. 1 minute ago, PinkElephant said:

    @Tazzz Greetings from nobody:

    Folders are one dimensional. You have a receipt - where do you put it ? "Receipts 2021", "Purchases Company XYZ", "Inventory MyGarden", "Warranty due 2023". Oh, you put it into all of them - creating duplicates. Or you decide for one main strategy ("By the year, always by the year"), and start searching in all other cases. Or you use your brain to remember where and why you filed it "there" (The brain is made to create information, not to hold it).

    Nobody does it better: Use few notebooks, put tags on the note to make it easy to filter, rely on search to knock it down. With tags you can have hierarchy, but it does not need to be deep, because the combination creates the uniqueness - not the 27 levels of folder nesting.

    But as you say: Since you don't know how to make use of it, it is useless (for you). Nobody says: You better go and use another tool, that is closer to your linear way of thinking. And now it is hard to discuss this with - nobody !

    Cheerio ! 

    If I have a receipt, I will put it in the folder Accounting > 2021 > January > Receipts. Then, if I think it is important to search for it at some point in the future (few receipts are), I will label it somehow ("receipt" "air conditioner"). Same thing you're doing, right? I'm not missing anything, right? Right?

    But here's the kicker... also in the same Accounting > 2021 > January folder I will also add the folder Bank Statements. Also there, the folder Contracts. Also there, Other Documents. I will add all my January accounting files here, day by day. Then, sometime in February I will go into my Accounting folder, in the 2021 folder, and select the January folder, then with a few clicks I will send it to my accountant. Because all files are there, well organized and easy to find by anybody.

    How are you hadling multiple documents all at once? How do you export / share / create .zip files etc for multiple files? How do you work with multiple cloud documents? Do you explain other people your tagging system in shared projects, and force it down their throat? Of course you do, otherwise you'd have thousand of files all stacked together with no sorting. Every little sh1tty file having 7+ tags just to be able to find it at some point in the future, even if you won't really need it.

    Also, do you use tags for all the files in your computer? All documents, all movies, all presentations, all images, excels files etc.? Of course you do. I'm convinced you have everything in dropbox sorted by tags alone. Since folders are so one dimensional, and require such a liniar way of thinking, and you are obviously above all that, I am convinced you do.

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  8. On 2/1/2021 at 11:18 PM, DTLow said:

    Background; For note organization, Evernote provides 2 metadata fields - Notebooks and Tags     
    Tags are the primary organization tool
    Notebooks can be organized in stacks (2 level)    
    Tags can be organized in a parent-child hierarchy (unlimited levels)    

    Nobody uses tags. Notbooks are folders. Folders should be organized in unlimited levels. Thank you for being useless.

  9. 52 minutes ago, DTLow said:

    It's off topic but please explain why you think Notebooks are folders    '

    Because they are. They look like folders, they act like folders, they are used like folders, almost all users see them as folders etc. If you'd replace the name Notebook/Stacks with Folder nobody would bat an eyelid. Because most users think the names Notebook/Stacks/Note are just a fancy and more appealing way of saying Folder/Sub-folder/Document, that goes well with the Evernote brand.

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  10. Just now, DTLow said:

    Or for years, as per this discussion
    I prefer to be more productive

    1. Indicate support for this request using the vote button at the top left corner of the discussion
    2. Adjust your workflow to make the best use of the feature set for this product

    1. That's what people here are doing. Voting and requesting. And then you come along being super productive for the last 10 years and tell each one they are wrong and how they should change the way they use a computer.
    2. I am. And it includes folders.

  11. On 1/13/2021 at 11:56 PM, PinkElephant said:

    Others like me prefer to connect information network-like, non hierarchical. We are happy with how things are structured right now - and think EN should put their resources into more productive features.

    And others like me and God knows how many thousands other users are not happy with how things are, and want improvements. And many also think EN should put their resources into this as a priority, because sorting things based on tags is *****.

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  12. On 12/12/2020 at 6:34 PM, gazumped said:

    Hierarchical folders aren't the invention of the internet - they're a reflection of how paper files were assembled in the days when offices had filing cabinets and shelving instead of terminals,  which in themselves were an interpretation of the really old days of pigeon holes and rolled parchments.  It's not a 'given' that things should be designed on that format,  but it was a design decision taken by Evernote in the early days


    In the real world people have a hard time switching from iphone to android, windows to iOS etc., because of a few different buttons/options. You're trying to argue that changing hierarchical folders, which are used by everybody on all kind of terminals since the beggining of computers, is not a big deal for one particular app that is suppose to help you organize. Yeah, nothing in design is a 'given', but if you care about result, everything is.


    On 12/12/2020 at 6:39 PM, DTLow said:

    Wrong; Folders are a different filing method than the notebook/tag methodology used by Evernote
    Users can emulate folder hierarchy by using the notebook/tag trees

    No, you're wrong. As I stated in my previous comment and you failed to add to the quote, nobody cares how Evernote developers defined it in the backend. No user cares or should care. If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it's a duck. Looks like a folder, acts like a folder, so it is a freaking folder. From the point of view of everyone that uses it.


  13. Multiple notebooks need to happen as soon as possible.

    Folders aka notebooks/stacks is the logical hierachical system that everybody knows and uses, no matter what OS or app they are using. I don't care how they are defined in the backend by developers, if they are "truly" folders or not. Nobody cares. If you get a new Evernote user and ask him to create a hierachical tree, he will do it like this. 99+ out of 100 people will do it like this, and see them as folders.

    Tags are great, but not for this purpose. Trying to reinvent the internet in a dumber way and with no real benefit whatsoever is a fool's gambit. You only get user frustration, time waste and a poor user experience & usability.

    PS - Humble oppinion of a UI/UX designer with about 15 years of experience under his belt.


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