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Richard Feynman

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  1. I mainly use EN for information management but I'd like to start to use it more for personal project management. While I've been able to create a notebook hierarchy and tagging system for information management that works well for me and that I am happy with, I've not been able to do the same for personal project management. Here's why, and I'd like input and ideas from others: Example notebook hierarchy: 1. Health (stack) 1.1 Change health insurance 1.2 Research 1.3 And so on 2. Material (stack) 2.1 Find new house 2.2 Car Notes 2.3 And so on In the above example 1.1 and 2.1 are notebooks that represent projects. The challenge is that I'd really like to be able to call up a dynamic view called "Projects" where I would see all of my projects in one place, i.e. Change health insurance Find new house Tags allow me to create "dynamic" views per se of notes, but there is no mechanism that I know of that allows me to do the same for notebooks. Suggestions? Ideas? [other than telling me to change my notebook hierarchy and put all of my projects in one stack :-)] Thanks! p.s. I thought I had the perfect solution. I would just share the project notebooks (and keep them private and invite only myself) and then they would show up under shared notebooks as my "dynamic" view of my project notebooks. But I guess that "shared" only shows notebooks other people have shared with me, because notebooks that I share don't show up there. Thanks!
  2. nvir I agree with you, it would be wonderful to be able to create a simple database in EN, or to even be able to create simple note templates with custom fields. I've also requested sortable tables.
  3. EN does have stars, it's called tagging ;-) :-).
  4. And now it tells me no updates are available, even though they are, so I'm guessing it's being fixed.
  5. Touche MrPaulStark. Personally I've found that sugar goes a lot further than the squeaky wheel, especially when you're just one person of thousands on a forum. I know that usability studies show that making the color of the active folder/tab etc. different makes it easier for users, I'd have to see some references for why making folders different colors makes it any easier, especially when as with EN you can have 250 different notebooks! Windows Explorer doesn't do it, and I don't believe the Mac OS does it either. One Note does it, and it's not useful for me in the least, I actually prefer a single color because I'm focusing on the name of a folder, not the color, and 50 different colors loses all meaning. I can see where some users might like it if they use a lot of colors as a way of visually tagging something, and they choose the colors themselves
  6. I'm sort of surprised they removed the limitation, it's what caused me to instantly buy premium.
  7. You seem rather angry about a relatively minor detail, that reflects unhappiness, and your arrogant know-it-all tone reveals insecurity, I suspect you live in your parents basement. Usability studies have shown that's not good for your health.
  8. One of the things I'm curious about is if EN will ever consider adding note "types". For instance, a note type for contacts, with the appropriate fields, or similar for tasks.
  9. 1. That thread that you quoted communicates to me the exact opposite, which is that they do in fact intend to add some task functionality. Maybe not heavy duty, but more task functionality nonetheless. Which would make a lot of us very happy. Based on what I read the user request, it looks like some of that functionality is already in the pipeline. Granted, maybe not all of it, but perhaps other parts could be added via 3rd party. For instance, a developer might create something that adds due dates to Google or Outlook calendars. 2. Actually there is something wrong with it, when it's consistently done in a one-sided manner that ignores gray areas, stifles discussion, and instead just gives the impression "it's not going to happen". For instance, why didn't someone instead say "this subject has come up a lot and they do have some more features in the pipeline though they've indicated that don't intend to try to make it a heavy duty task manager". Wouldn't that have presented a more accurate and helpful response? Secondly, companies constantly adjust their feature sets based on user feedback, so even if they've indicated it's not a primary focus, if they see it's a primary request, they may adjust their road map.
  10. It may not be the primary focus, but it would be highly complimentary. Evernote is an outstanding information manager. And traditionally information managers have also performed some type of task management capability. It's a very natural add-on/evolution, since we often need to act on information. The fact that they've already added a basic to-do attribute speaks to that. So I hope to see them add a few more task management features. Ryan, the best I can suggest right now is to use tags for action management. I'm sure some other users have more to contribute on the subject.
  11. I have a 4.3" Android phone and an iPad. The Android basically duplicates the EN desktop experience as close as possible on a phone. It blows the iPad experience away. Assuming that the iPhone experience is the same as the iPad experience, than the answer is Android by a long shot. There is talk that the "i" experience will be redone at some point, but right now Android is the answer. As far as Blackeberry goes, it's a great phone if you like horse and buggies and screens with the resolution of phones from 5 years ago. The company is in serious trouble and losing market share like a sieve.
  12. Do you have a way to scan directly into EN, as opposed to scanning to the PC and then dropping it into EN?
  13. Thanks. For some reason it won't work for me even if I use the proper case.
  14. For me, hands down, it's the ability to snap a picture from my cell phone and have it instantly appear in my notes across all of my devices. It's difficult to state just how valuable I find the feature, it's useful for everything from extremely important projects to everyday tasks. One thing I always wanted to do was create a grocery list of my favorite foods/brands but never bothered because it was too much of a pain. Now I just snap a pic of a food with my cell as whatever moment happens to be convenient, and then at my convenience when I am in EN I look at it and add it to a grocery spreadsheet that is also stored within EN, then I delete the pic. I'd like to hear about other peoples favorite features and how they impact you.
  15. I use the author field to enter the author of a lot of clipped content. But it does not appear this field is included in searches?? If so, I'd like to suggest it be added (yes, I know I could put the author in the content and it would be searchable from there).
  16. Since I started this thread I thought I'd report back. I've persevered and am sticking with EN and migrating my ON content over. I can say with certainty that having the relatively new ability to have stacks was crucial in allowing me to adapt, even though they are only one level deep, it gave me enough of an ability to create a hierarchical structure to adapt and move from ON. Overall I am very happy, in fact I'd go so far as to say I almost love EN, which is something I can say about very few products. I think other users who want to switch will need to become comfortable with tags, which require some discipline to use well, but can also be much more powerful than a hierarchical structure. My only disappointment is that EN does not support a more powerful tagging system such as that used with Delicious' Firefox extension, but I don't ever expect to see that since it would affect existing users tagging system.
  17. And there are some very good media managers out there, too. I would post names, but since you don't find any of my posts helpful, I won't bother & will leave that up to other forum members. Or you could always Google for them yourself. You may have just given new meaning to the word irony, by confirming my opinion in spades. What an unhelpful and utterly worthless and pointless post. Frankly I'm amazed that Evernote allows it to continue, even if it's merely a badge ("Evernote evangelist"), I'd never allow anyone to reflect on my business, or interact with my customers in such a manner.
  18. I use Kindle. Would you guys explain why you use Calibre? It looks really cool, definitely nicer than Kindle, but I'm not sure why I'd want to go through the extra effort, when Kindle is so painless and instantly available across every device I have. Now if I could find something that handled music or movies as eloquently as Calibre handles ebooks, I'd buy it in a second!
  19. I considered trying to use EN as a knowledge base but gave up on the idea. With some mods it could actually be quite an amazing knowledge base. But it lacks crucial features needed for a good multi-user knowledge base. I'd recommend something like this: http://www.web-site-scripts.com/
  20. Requesting Linux support is reasonable, everyone is entitled to their own feature requests, thinking that EN is "being lazy" or somehow owes you Linux support because you pay for a premium account is not. Linux owns less than 1% of the desktop market. It probably makes about as much business sense for EN to develop for that market as it does to develop for the Commodore 64.
  21. Not possible but it would be a nice feature. Just yesterday I copied and pasted a really long web page with a TOC. It would have been cool to have been able to make the TOC work. You can link to specific notes, but not to an area on a page, which is what you are asking for.
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