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Richard Feynman

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  1. 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


  2. It's kind of embarrassing that this hasn't already been implemented.

    Despite this, the last thread on this topic was full of useless detractors who couldn't articulate an actual drawback, yet wanted to put in their 2 cents and say that it wasn't necessary.

    If you don't, you'd better have a bloody good reason for it in your post. Here's some reasons that aren't boody good enough...

    Answer: SHUT UP AND GIVE ME THE PRETTY COLORS DAMNIT!!

    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.


  3. 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.


  4. Thank you, I will look at previous posts. If you could, it would help me greatly if you could suggest either some specific threads or good keyword searches to find these posts.

    I agree with you that anything over 10,000 in *tags* says that some reanalysis is necessary. However, my scenario assumed I was using tags, in a sense, as a substitute for creating pure hierarchy-based info organization. I would much rather use tags as they are meant to be used in all info management systems. :D

    My project work has been going on for 25 years and truly does require tens of thousands of hierarchal levels because the information itself requires that kind of breakdown. Trust me, I am NOT partial to very complex hierarchies or to breaking down information to insignificant detail; my work actually is trying to pull these details up into less complex models. But I have to start with the details. :)

    I understand where you are coming from. I am in the same boat as you of liking what it does, while being disappointed with what it does not do. My professional work is also very project oriented and personally I would never attempt to use EN for it, but maybe you'll be able to adapt it to your work. I don't know what is driving you to EN but IF you only need a desktop application you may want to take a look at InfoQube. InfoQube has no mobile client of any type though, it is strictly a desktop app. From a power users standpoint it makes EN look like a toy, but like everything it has its own shortcomings, and the GUI is not as beautiful as EN's. OneNote, EN and InfoQube are the three PIM's/info managers I like. IQ is the most powerful by far but also the most obtuse.


  5. Currently EN only allows sharing at the notebook level. This greatly limits the functionality for those of us who use stacks, because it prevents us from sharing our hierarchical structure, and all context is lost. For instance, let's say I want to share:

    Project 1 (stack)

    - Tasks

    - Notes

    project 2 (stack)

    - Tasks

    - Notes

    All the users us going to see is four notebooks, two named tasks and two named notes, they won't be able to see which project they are stacked under. All context is lost. And I have to share every single notebook. And before someone tells me how I can use a workaround :), I know I could but I don't want to use a cumbersome workaround, I'd really like to see this added as a feature.

    Thanks

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  6. I would like to discuss each of these 3 issues:


    1. [*:3bo6i8xd]Respect the fact that different people will have different needs, views, and understanding of hierarchical relationships

    • [*:3bo6i8xd]Can we do this? Can we all be professional and courteous and allow each poster to express their needs and ideas, regardless of whether or not we agree with the need, or understand the need, or whether or not Evernote will or will not ever implement the idea/suggestion/request?
      [*:3bo6i8xd]I honestly see no value in continually expressing the opinion that Evernote will not, or is not likely to, implement any suggestion, regardless of previous statements by Evernote employees
      [*:3bo6i8xd]People, companies, and developers have been known to change their mind or position on system features.
      [*:3bo6i8xd]I submit that we can all benefit the most from these discussions if we can focus on the feature itself -- how it might be used, designed, implemented (from a UI perspective)

    [*:3bo6i8xd]Having a method to organize Notes hierarchically is expected behavior by some


    • [*:3bo6i8xd]Each of us may have different expectations about what is considered basic behavior by any given tool
      [*:3bo6i8xd]Our expectations are based on our own individual experience with similar products and knowledge of official and defacto standards/behavior in the software world.
      [*:3bo6i8xd]At this point there have been many, many people that have expressed the need for hierarchical organization in Evernote, and find that there is no way currently to meet their needs with the current feature set.
      [*:3bo6i8xd]So, whether or not you agree with it, for many this is a valid need, and it is reasonable to expect Evernote to provide hierarchical organization of notes.

    [*:3bo6i8xd]Organizing information in a hierarchical manner is natural or intuitive for some, but apparently not for others


    • [*:3bo6i8xd]Each of us may think differently, and organize information differently.
      [*:3bo6i8xd]Some people are more organized than others
      [*:3bo6i8xd]Some people do have real needs to organize info in a hierarchical manner, whether or not you understand it or not
      [*:3bo6i8xd]So if you don't see the need, perhaps it is just that you think differently. Not wrong, just different.
      [*:3bo6i8xd]So if you don't see the need for hierarchical organization, please spare us the repeated comments that "it is not needed" or "there are other ways to achieve the same result in Evernote".

    This post is a bit old, but I just wanted to point out that I couldn't help but wonder how many people noticed that in order for you to elaborate on the very subject that is being discussed, you used a 3 level outline :D.

    Also, as I am reading through the forums on this issue, I tend to agree with this, although I can understand why people do it:

    I honestly see no value in continually expressing the opinion that Evernote will not, or is not likely to, implement any suggestion, regardless of previous statements by Evernote employee
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