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  1. I think you found it. I have NordVPN too. Switched off CyberSec in both IOS & OSX & now I CAN sync thru the VPN. No idea If it’s EN or VPN, but it started with the EN beta 7.12. I guess I won’t miss CyberSec. But since these are work devices, I kept them screwed down as tight as I can on security settings. And NordVPN has been a remarkable service for me, all around the world. Thx for isolating this issue & the fix.
  2. maybe, maybe not. I've had the full DT suite for awhile now. As well as EN Premium. I too thought I'd be able to dump EN, but after working with DT for about a year, I still maintain both. You take the lack of a subscription at DT as a positive. But after you've worked with it awhile, you might have other thoughts. No subscription means no money for the development horsepower to develop products like, well, DTTG2. It's been years in the coming and wandered down many false trails in the making. And it's just a fairly benign IOS app with interface. DTPO is an extremely powerful product, but it's also has an extremely steep learning curve to unlock that power. When you see the hacks and thefts going on around you where the big boys play, and you wonder about the safety & integrity of one's data. Subscriptions buy you the development horsepower to keep your product current. Importing EN, enmass, has never been sure fire with DT. Be sure to "chunk." It all depends on whether your profit margin can absorb the learning and experimentation to really exploit the power of DTPO. As an independent contractor, learning it cut deeply into "the take." Plus, since there was no cloud product on the side and all of my work was in the field, I had to safeguard my work by collecting in EN IOS, syncing to the cloud, and then later transferring to DTPO. Having said all that, the DT message boards are friendly, helpful and extremely knowledgeable. It seems to be the favorite product of academics and people who write long, complicated products or do research and record lots of data. I've had the subscription/purchase discussion there. It was not received well. I guess it all depends on one's needs. I'm just now DL DTTG2. I hope it's good. That said, DevonAgent Pro, DevonAgent Sphere, and DevonAgent Express are research gold.
  3. In the meantime, I've found that you can drop down to the services box & send to EN. (At least on my Mac). I'm away From my Mac, but have you opened System Preferences and checked inside the Share icon to see if EN got switched off? I thought they were system-wide settings, bit maybe not.
  4. As long as they depend on a one-time sales to fund their efforts, I'd say things don't look promising for quick action from DT. I'd gladly pay the yearly I'm paying to subscribe to EN if they'd show more industry. I've never understood how users expect continuous improvement on a single initial investment.
  5. Not really HIPPA, but it could be a consideration occasionally. Actually, classified material is more of a concern, but we handle that on a completely different system and usually you can talk about an issue without actually breaching security. Mostly what I have is access. I'm retired Naval Intelligence so I have the clearances to go most places. I work within a constellation of retired military folks who freelance investigation and fact finding for both the Navy and Contractors. It usually doesn't have to do with dead bodies, although there have been some spectacular equipment failures from time to time. Mostly investigating claims from the fleet that xxx of gear isn't working as specified and Contractors saying it's a training or installation issue. My biggest hazard is usually asbestos (I also travel with a little RC pick-up with a video camera and light mounted in the back--aboard ship that how we inspected long runs of conduit and cables or pulled a spool of twine so we could pull a new cable). That's where the interviews and videos come into play. As well as Taylor-esqe shipboard studies, assessments of knowledge, etc. Mostly I end up say, "listen, jackass, it works fine if you flip this switch from standby to on. You've prepped this piece 4 times for me and you've missed it every time. That's the reason the Navy gives you a checklist." Then his LPO rips his collar off and I get a windy ride home. While I've been mildly unhappy with EN for awhile, it wasn't until we sat down to write-up a 6-month investigation where I had 500+ notes to organize and quote that I looked over and saw another investigator using DT and Scrivener. That's the combination for organizing and turning out a long, complicated report (research article, Thesis, Dissertation--novel, etc.). I think what I've decided on is, if I can get this script to import all of my EN notes. Then I'm going to pare down my EN files to just phone contacts and the stuff I just gathered. Like I say, my stuff has landed in the Chesapeake or the Atlantic before. What I really need is ENs remote syncing.
  6. I was using the native DT > EN import. I've deleted the DT db and will try the scripts you recommended. I've had some initial problems exporting from en to html, but it was just a bad file or two. I've just finished the export and I'm headed over to get the script. I'll report back. I hope you're right.
  7. Interesting. Intentionally crippling oneself to account for the platform's shortcomings. I couldn't have gotten this far without the tags to pull all the data together. But I certainly wouldn't have saved & marked up several dozen PDFs in EN if they'd advertised that it you'd essentially lose you work if you exported. But it's my fault. It's been clear for some time that EN was never going to progress to the kind of data driven research & report writing tool like DT has become. But I kept hoping. If nothing else, I expected the 3rd party developers to press for more scope. After all, the field for Notetaking & input apps for EN is a crowded development arena. Unfortunately, DT is still quite primative in it's iOS front end & cloud syncing. The inability to sync on the fly via wifi, or cell as a last resort is almost a deal breaker. My mobile field office is an ifon, an iPad & a Bluetooth keyboard in a daypack with some Zoom mics for the ifon (one for interviews, one for video). On more than one occasion we've completed shipboard forensics & interviews & then managed to lose the whole kit over the side. I'm alway glad I synced up topside before we disembarked. I just did realize what a dream report writing from notes was in DT until a college demonstrated.
  8. Except that's not exactly accurate. You essentially lose any work you did on annotation If you used the EN web clipper, sketch, or PDF native EN annotations. The mark-up is delivers as seperated individual documents with no way to reintegrate your work but by reproducing it by hand. So if you have a large trove of technical or academic PDFs you've painstakingly annotated, you'll be disappointed. Also, you lose any OCR produced by Scanable or the Business card scanner, but you do get the pix. Of course, you can have DT OCR your cards again, but you still lost all the hand correcting you did on the original EN OCR & annotations or notes. I'm sure I agreed to this in EN small print. Reminds me of a suit I was brought in on once. The company contracted data services but asserted merely that "you own the software, we own the data." When the contract wasn't renewed the company demanded their data. After a few weeks the data service company delivered 580+ boxes of paper, filled with their printed "data."
  9. Thought I'd give the trial version of DTPO a whirl. Someone referred to Evernote as the "Roach Motel" of data systems. Lots of ways to get data in, virtually impossible for data to escape. I didn't understand then. Boy do I understand now. I just crossed the 30-hour mark using the DTPO native EN import feature. Neither EN nor DTPO report on OSX being hung (not responding) and there are pop-ups from both apps, so I guess I'll let it run until morning. The other night I tried importing and thought it hung after many hours of spinning beachball. When I rebooted and restarted DTPO it reported several thousand "orphaned" files. I trashed that dB and started over 30-hours ago. So I committed to letting it finish this time. Trouble is, I can't tell the difference between what almost finished and what hung forever looks like. I might be the first person in history to use up his 150-hour trial period at DTPO just importing his EN data. 4300 records, BTW. ___________________________ This is one of the [many] reasons I dumped the Apple native Podcast player. You couldn't export your OPML list to any other system. EN has almost got the same thing going on here. I'll never use a system that won't let you import and export your own material and move it to another system. I moved to Overcast.FM for that reason. Great player, BTW Thinking is, EN has engineered it so that you can't really escape one you get entrapped in their Roach Motel. Or maybe it's the Evernote Hotel California.
  10. Thanks for the idea. That probably works okay for casual writing. But your average Master's Thesis juggles (according to MLA) 800 notes and 200 bibliographic references. Major research projects even more. My current manuscript has over 1k notes. Not nearly all are going to make it in, but need to be available to drag in whole, as just the card, as a reference marker or copied into the text as a quotation. But mostly I was thinking about the pre-writing phase where you're storyboarding or cork boarding to put the narrative into proper order. All the tools for EN are for getting information into EN. But there's really only one way to get information out: one note at a time. Some creative thought and effort needs to be put into working with and organizing your data. To DO something creative with this lake of information I've collected. To help you see patterns in your data. All the low-hanging fruit in EN development was picked several years ago, all are themes on the original API. Notetaking apps, schedulers, calendars, vox & pix, handwriting, gps. All the emphasis in the 3rd party is on prettier colors or snappier UI. It just seems to me that EN has peaked, if it's not going to tackle data manipulation.
  11. Still, backend integration is EN's weakest point. That and data manipulation and visualization tools. We got tags and a top drawer search, but that's really it, isn't it? Almost every 3rd party app is about getting information into EN. But organizing notes from large complex research & writing projects inside of EN is still noticeably primative, particularly when you're playing with ideas or trying to see where you still have holes to fill or where you have two or three quotes on the same topic that you haven't decided on yet and you want to "pin" all three to a place in your manuscript until you decide. It's just difficult to see what you've got with EN, except one card at a time. Scrivener is still my production tool of choice: cork boarding, storyboarding, live outlining, chapters and research, etc. You can get material into Scrivener from EN, but then your records in Scrivener are "dead." If you tag or annotate or make a note, it's not going to update your EN files. And if you add new material in EN to that project notebook, it won't flow to Scrivener (or any other program that I know of). I understand EN's penchant for data integrity, indeed that's job one. And I understand their reluctance to let people into the backend. But if that's the case, they really need to work a lot harder at developing native data manipulation tools, particularly visualization tools. So far EN is like a flood control project. All the effort has been put in channeling the information into one big lake. But under the dam, there's still only one little outflow. I keep imagining even simple interfaces like a split-screen mode with your work on one side and your selected (tagged, stacked, or NB) notes on the other that you can rifle through or search and then drag the whole card into your writing as a place holder without the card grabbing the focus for entire process. I think I get along famously with tags. I use a catch, tag & release, re-catch again and retag system. Each new reuse earns a note a new tag for that project so I can pull together and recreate all the old projects by tag (is there a limit to the number of tags a not can carry? I hope not). So I think I've taken advantage of the few data manipulation tools EN provides.
  12. Not a CarTalk fan, I perceive. That is Click & Clack's favorite saying, an aphorism, a truism. Guess it works better if you don't have to explain it <sigh>. And it's was an observation, not name calling. One has to spend time (syncing) or money (cell). It's trying to cheap out on both that is the root of the problem here that is causing the extra time, confusion & coordination the OP is complaining about, not a flaw in EN syncing. Sorry if you see it otherwise. I apologize for offending.
  13. And then complain about EN not syncing all the devices? That's why I allow EN & messages to be about the only apps that sync over cell. Seems you can either have good self-discipline about manual syncing as you go or allow cell syncing. The complaint is about not having self-discipline and being unwilling to spend a few cents while on the road. it's the cheap man who pays the most.
  14. Since everything else being identical in our setups except you're coming from android, that might be a clue?
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