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  1. yep, me too. Interestingly, news articles I clip in iPad OS or IOS sync (although web clipper doesn't capture the title of the article before saving, it does save it with the correct title), any new note that I create in iPad OS or IOS will not sync. The reverse is not true, however. If I create a note in MAC OS, it will sync in iPad OS and in IOS. Evernote web has been hosed for me for awhile now (Firefox, Safari or Chrome). It starts to convert to a new format and then hangs. So I can't tell if the new iPad note is actually making it to the server.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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."
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Since everything else being identical in our setups except you're coming from android, that might be a clue?
  14. Hmmm...I leave EN running & in focus on the iFon when I'm finished with airplane mode. I've never had it not sync up before I opened EN on another device. EN is one of the few apps I allow to sync over cell. of course, I have probably inadvertently avoided this issue because I tether cell off my iFon for my cell-less iPad & BT keyboard instead of lugging a laptop on trips anymore. Probably just a big difference too on what I tend to change on each device. The iFon mostly for on-the-move stuff: B. Cards & phone contacts, travel docs & boarding passes. Writing projects on the iPad. They just don't get a chance to cross each other up much, I guess.
  15. Although, I have not seen the issue you are describing in my iOS devices with EN. I've had similar issues with other apps before. Have you tried restarting the phone? Cures a lot of ills on iOS, particularly when you've been installing a lot of new apps.
  16. dunno. The only notebook in my list that i cannot set as default isn't really a notebook, it's a STACK. Worst case, slightly change the name of the current Bert EN. Create a new notebook>Burt EN, set it as default>transfer the notes from the old to the new. Delete the old. Sync.
  17. in the left column select Notebooks> in the right column list of notebooks hover over the notebook you want to be your default. Right click>Set As Default Notebook
  18. The behavior you want is exactly what EN has done for me since I started several years ago. I frequently work on existing EN notes in airplane mode all day and it all syncs up okay later. I haven't looked at the web settings in a long time, but I suspect there is something in there (there are a lot more in the online settings than the device settings) that will help you.
  19. I've given up worrying about this issue as an Evernote unsolvable. I just expect to delete doubles on my afternoon housekeeping. I always get doubles with IOS (latest 9.2 but has been going on for years). Webclipper. Since web clipper IOS is so underpowered anyway, I have to dedicate time to cleaning up the day's haul: adding multiple tags, changing notebooks, adding a meaningful title, adding a note...you know the things we've been able to do in OSX for a long time. Of course, sending PDFs to webclipper > Evernote usually doesn't work from a browser (except for tiny ones) although I can email them in. Most often I'm in Chrome or Safari. At 7k notes, I'm a Captive audience. Frankly, I can get material in, the real challenge is and always has been organizing it & getting it out of EN in a usable form for articles, writing papers, research, etc. & storytelling & storyboarding. It just comes out one card at a time. I keep hoping a 3rd party will mine the backend SDK, but I'm beginning To realize that EN has underengineered organizing & output.
  20. Another useful output-side tool, would be something that mimicks Evernote in Chrome's ability to seach and display your EN cards as you search in Google. Or, looked at another way, Evernote Context searches & displays your EN cards as you're working on a project, without the outside feeds (WSJ, etc) so that just your notes are searched. Ideally, this would be a "tear-off" window that would stay on top and monitor the typing in whichever document or website text box that had focus and rifle through your files displaying cards as you type, which you could select and drop into the text. Even inside of an EN note, using Context-like searches of your notes or a particular notebook or tag-set, as you type with the ability to pull those notes into your typing would be useful.
  21. Have been keeping an eye on the market, a couple of google alerts primed, so far not much happening on the output side. Everyone is wearing ruts working on the same input features, making theirs a little prettier. Eventually someone is going to get tired of battling for scraps on input and start working on how to organize & make use of all this data. Combine & recombine it. Btw, literature&latte IS Scrivener's publisher.
  22. I think it's pretty superb. Particularly where you can have one entry per not, or append or prepend a day's worth of notes on the fly...with time-datestamp. Thanks. Lots of uses.
  23. Which is the reason I posted in 3rd party developer. Mihiomap has promise, but only searches titles, not text, currently. A lot of my 5500 en are quotations or charts from reading on Amazon kindle or web clippings, so titles don't always reflect the content.
  24. Thought I'd start this discussion in 3rd Party mostly to give those developers looking for ideas to develop into applications some inkling of areas that are not being addressed in EN, particularly for writers, researchers, academics, etc. So far, most developers are walking the well-worn path of getting information INTO EN, but few are working on organizing that data and getting it OUT of EN in ways that are useful in producing a written or visual product. I'm sitting on a treasure chest of 5500 notes, but they're a PITA to actually work with when producing product. I don't know if this is a weakness of the EN SDK for output or an oversight by developers. Once a person's notes are tagged pulled into a folder or stack, they are most difficult to organize and reorganize into Storyboards (corkboards) or Flowcharts. Yes, you can turn off automatic sorting, but clicking on a card pulls focus to that card and takes over the screen. If one is working on a draft in EN, you can copy, cut and paste the content of notes into your work, but you can't drag a small representation of that note onto the page you're working on. This would be particularly useful as a placeholder you flesh out an idea around or place two or more notes on the same page weighing which is the better quote. An A/B screen environment would be more than useful; your stack of notes (in free-form sort) on one side as cards, your draft on the other, where you could grab a note and drop it into your draft without losing focus on your draft. Maybe just better Scrivener integration is the answer. So, I see three or four features or products there. There are probably more rattling around in people's head.
  25. As a person who has deep-seated pigeon-hole tendencies myself, it's been a difficult retraining. But speaking up for tags (and I have 5400+ notes right now), their greatest value is one note appearing in many places based on tags. It is seldom a note has utility in just a single domain, even if it's not immediately apparent when you gather it. I'll search all my notes several times using different parameters as needed for a project, give them a common tag for that project, and then using that tag gather all those into a special folder for that project. When I'm finished, I'll create a TOC note as a reminder, and them dump the notes all back into the shared folder with that project tag still attached. Some of my notes have a dozen tags from being associated with many writing projects. Think of it as 'catch, tag and release' for ideas. Maybe the preference for tags or subfolders really has something to do with innate cognitive differences and personality types/learning styles. That would be an interesting psych study. As an old, old SQL dB development hand, I've watched the machine side go from deep nesting to flatter, fuzzy logic, NO SQL-style of Big Data/HADOOP manipulation. It's been a jaw-dropping transformation in the data world, which makes me think EN is on the right side of dB history in the tags vs ratholes debate.
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