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  1. Tags and searches are not a negative they are positive. But so is a directory structure a positive and searches are available in directory structures also.
  2. I like EN tagging and I like evernote searching abilities both are very good. But I also like a nested directories for storing files. For example consider a simple company might require something like "Company directory" "Annual Account" "Legal documents" "receipts" "2014" "2015" "2016" "time sheets" "2014" "2015" "2016" I can achieve the above structure by creating 8 tags and one notebook in EN. Or I can have a nested directory structure as above in say Dropbox with one top level directories, four directories below that and then two of those sub directories having three additional sub directories for each years. I would save the individual files in pdf in Dropbox. So now both EN and Dropbox "work" but .... I have over two thousand notes and my notebook are becoming so full that the only way I can find my stuff is through tags and searches. So basically I can no longer navigate as I would with windows explorer or MAC finder. Saving them in PDF is easier for sending to other people and copying to USD drives etc. I can copy all my 2014 receipts in a few seconds and given to the accountant. Why bother with EN? all these particular documents require is to be put a directory structure and left there. I know exactly where they need to be put when I create them and I know exactly where they are when I need to look at them again. What is I ask myself is the advantage of the EN system? Answer in this simple case for important company documents NONE and it just clutters EN with more notes and I have put my valuable data in a proprietary format . For many files EN is NOT the right place . The notion that EN is my digital brain and all I have to do is put everything in there is failing for me. EN needs to be better that the standard file system and for many documents it is NOT. For some stuff yes it is.
  3. SOO SOO TRUE I used to love Evernote. Now I'm fed up with it , I bought into the idea that EN would be my digital brain put everything in there I thought (silly me) o to many sync issues o if I email someone a note they typically will not be able to read that note o to many new features that I don't need or want or want to see on my screen, chat for example o tag don't replace a nested directory structure, I need BOTH, if EN wants to be my digital brain o I like the mac app I don't like the iOS app o EN is not a good repository for important documents, receipts , etc. They belong on the file system in say DropBox or iCloud EN is great as a Web clipper and a research tool. But if the information is important then put it in a convention file system not EN. There is a software engineering principal "do one thing and do it well". EN has not obeyed that principal and is going pay the price with this user.
  4. Evernote is my digital filing cabinet and Drafts is my go to app for all text entry on my iPhone. Drafts uses url schemes to access other apps like Evernote, mail, safarai, etc. I can create a EN note from Drafts , but I also would like to do a search from Drafts. Drafts using "url scheme" to link to other apps in iOS. Here is a apple and wiki link about url scheme https://developer.apple.com/library/ios/featuredarticles/iPhoneURLScheme_Reference/Introduction/Introduction.html https://en.wikipedia.org/?title=URI_scheme Does Evernote support a "url scheme" based search function in iOS ??? If so what is a sample search url?? Thanks for reading.
  5. I have tried a few of the apps Gneo, trackmytasks, nimbulist, cleverlist, smarttm. Im looking for something that will 1) sync easily and automatically 2) look as good as say Fantastical, an iOS calendar and reminders app 3) won't mess up the formatting of my notes 4) integrate with my icloud calendar 5) are simple to setup and use So far they all fail in one or more of my five categories. The other disadvantages of this approach is that evernote does not offer recurring reminders and apple reminders are very well integrated into IOS and mac. But still it would be so great to have all my reminders in one place and that place should be evernote Is there a simple way to push reminders from evernote to apple reminders? Maybe also then the ability to tick the reminders as completed in Apple reminders and have the complete status go back to evernote?
  6. tried it a little on my iphone 4s 1) seems much faster to start up than the previous version. 2) really like the new interface. Just got a blank screen of death. Had to close the app
  7. The big advantage of using Evernote for todo's are 1) very easy to create and edit. Todo list managers tend to have more structure which gets in the way 2) can have lots of text, links etc around the todo which is good reference material. I use an iOS app called Nimbulist. Nimbulist downloads any todos in EN notes which have the tag Nimbulist. I use Nimbulist for very urgent tasks and shopping list which I want to see on my iphone. I still have a few repeating tasks in Apple reminders and a calendar, bill payments, salary reminder etc. But put most of my daily todo and daily work flow in evernote I had been using OmniFocus for tasks but want all my stuff in one place. Now I dont have to switching back and forward between EN and Omnifocus. I just do a lot of my work in EN What needs improvement is Nimbulist the iOS apps that pull todos from EN. How long am I gonna stick with this setup I dunno??? Productivity ideas are like the search for the holy grail!!!!!!!!!
  8. BUMP yes please. Very well put This PRISM thing is at the very least a PR disaster for US tech. Its really making me think about what onlime services to use and from what countries.
  9. I can download the entire web site and view it offline with firefox and Adblocker to get rid of the peskey Google Ads. But the download takes a lot time and frankly its marginal wether it is worth it. My conclusion Evernote has its place Bookmarks have their place google.com has is place as do live web sites its a complicated world.
  10. Yes thanks gazumped, your confirming my thoughts. Also been trying to download the entire web site and save them on my hard disk. "Blue Crab" on the mac does this. But the rendering is still not satisfactory thought I can then search with "Alfred" to find information in the downloaded web site. But your "Still easier to note the URL and go online to use the site.." still applies Also I find it easier to use as a search engine than Evernote for searching such "common" content. Google corrects lots of my spelling mistakes for one thing.
  11. I have a lot of stuff in Evernote. But for a simple STATIC website like http://mikesrpgcenter.com/bgate2/ I still use a bookmark and a browser, even though I have saved parts of the web site in Evernote. This web site has a simple structure i.e. a few webpages pages and some links both within and across the few pages. A browers renders the pages better and the links all work. Is there a way to download such a web site from the web and have all the links work within evernote rather than the links taking me to a web browser???? PS this website probably has not changed much in years, as the game is tens years old.
  12. Hi Evernote is very certainly an awesome service. I use it as my document store for work which is all about PDF documents, basically I receive documents by email mostly PDF OCR them into searchable PDFs save them to Evernote email them to other people, with instructions Once in EN I can search and organise the PDFs to my hearts content! There a lot of different operations to be done to. A few things that would help: 1) a BIG download ALL attachments button on the web page of a shared note. I could use an extension e.g. download them all. But I cannot expect the people I am sharing with to be very computer literate. Nor can I expect them to use EN. 2) an email option would be handy, on the right click menu of an EN note attachment. 3) Better OCR. When I receive a fax by email (yes the people I deal with are low tech) it is often upside down, or at slight angles! Adobe Acrobat Pro will put the image the right way up for me! Evernote to my knowledge does not. So I wind up downloading from gmail, OCRing and then uploading. The issue here is that that is a lot of clicking. Yeah I can work on automating with scripts etc. But it would be so handy if I could just email direct to EN 4) A toggle to view ALL attachement in a note inline / as attachment. Typically I have about 8 attachments and sometimes I want to view them all as file names (ie as attachements) and sometimes I want to read or search them in which case in line is better, But clicking on each attachment is a slow process. 5) A rules based engine for who receives what documents. But yeah now I am in fantasy land I know. I'll use scripts for this. And perhaps my email is really the place. Wish gmail offered more advanced filtering. I am using a MAC hope it is okay to post here. Thats all I can think of. Yes I have browsed the forums but not every topic!
  13. This beta is a big step forward. I can create links on android in evernote when i could not before so it is bye bye xmarks and I use my PC even less. all my bookmarks are in evernote. Web clipper would be the next step as a few here have said. The app looks great nice job. Have not used it for long so dunno how stable it is.
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