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  1. Maybe ya'll just don't have my workflow or don't use EN like I do or all of the above. But this is a real drag for me. Here's the scenario...Let's say I get a new project while on the go and I have a few seconds to enter it. I start my note and am ready to tie it up and get it into my system before my boss or life comes in with another demand. I type the note, tag it, and then...*****! I don't have a project for this yet. Back out of the note, to the main EN app (on Windows), then File, New Notebook, etc. (so really, not just "two clicks" as the first user says). I may be the only person bothered by this, but I know I'm not the only person using the EN for GTD (which requires quick, seamless filing). Maybe there's a real architecture reason why this update can't be done, and I'd be curious to learn what that is. Otherwise it seems like a UX oversite. Or again, maybe it's just the 0.3% of the user pop who use EN this and are irritated by it. But it's almost a deal-breaker for me.
  2. I love reminders and know how to do them via email but I can't find hot to do them in the Windows desktop client. I have a note I'm creating (or already created) and want to add a reminder. Can't see anything that looks like an alarm clock icon like the Mac interface has. I've looked in the menus, had the note open and closed (highlighted), etc. No luck. Please advise. Thanks! For context, I'm using the classic Windows client (because, and I've posted about this, the new client is completely impractical for how I use Evernote...so I hope the answer isn't "Use the new client to get reminder support").
  3. In the "add a tag" box, I can either add a tag that already exists, or create a new one. But in the Notebook box to the left of that, I can only add a notebook that already exists. This frustrates me all the time, and is inconsistent UX design. Here's the case... I'm processing my notes, and I want to move a note to the notebook for Project X. But I can't recall if I have that notebook already. I type it into the box, and it doesn't show up. Now I have to go over to the left navigation pane (and sometimes scroll) to get to the "add a Notebook" button. I don't see why this can't be done from the project look-up box within a note since it can be done with tags. Alternatively, create a "New Notebook" button that can be added in the "Customize Toolbar" area with the "New Note" etc. buttons. Thanks!
  4. Alright...I'm about at my wits end with Evernote now. I don't see how I can keep my membership. I work for a company that doesn't allow installing Evernote, and work on multiple desktops. I use it regularly for my note-taking and I work on several machines (real and VDI in a single day). Evernote is perfect except for the fact that they don't allow highlighting in the classic web version (I won't touch the version because it's too different from the desktop, and I'm looking for simplicity and consistency across devices). That's Evernote in so many ways, So, what's up? Why isn't this implemented. I'm really going to have to discontinue use this year now that I'm relying on cross-platform and web access daily. It's just a real drag and seems so simple to fix. I've seen people asking for this for at least a couple years. Thanks!
  5. Agreed! I guess I don't care if they have this new web interface as long as they keep the traditional one, and maintain it. It still has some "bugs", by which I mean functionality that's different form the desktop client, but it's at least pretty close. One of the beauties of evernote is having notes, actions, references where you need them when you need them, and not having to search around for stuff. Changing the web interface to look different from the desktop client negates that benefit. Here's my use case. I work on a lot of different machines, some VDIs, and some where my employer doesn't let me install Evernote. In order to keep a productive workflow, I need my notes on whatever machine I'm working on, and looking the same way. So as long as there's a web interface that looks and operates like the desktop, I'm happy. If that ever goes away, I'm definitely cutting my losses and getting rid of Evernote. PLEEEEEASE never lose this functionality. Thanks!
  6. Also paid, Premium user and today got an ad (video) in the middle of editing a note with pics. Really hope this was an error. I'm not going to keep paying if it comes with ads. You have a great program, but you aren't only notetaker in town.
  7. @DTLow, thanks for the tip. The weird thing is that I remember the notifications ("banners"?) being much more obvious back when I was on iPhone. And just to be clear, I don't need to sync EN with my calendar per se, but if that's what gets me the kind of notifications I want, I'll do it!
  8. Wow...touched a nerve, Wade Are you getting a lot of unrequested spam from them? Are you a paid user? I don't see any. But I would agree with you otherwise, particularly if you are a paid user. If you're free, what else would you expect from a free app?
  9. I don't know if you call this a "banner" or what, but I want my Evernote reminders/alerts to pop up big and bold on my phone when they go off, instead of hiding up in the notification bar on my Android phone. Basically, I want them to look like what I see when I get a text message and my screen is locked (I use Textra for texts). I think this can be done on iPhone, but not Android for some reason. Q1) Are there plans in the works? Q2) Would anyone else find this useful? I had a somewhat OK work-around with Sunrise calendar, but that's going away in August. Even the Sunrise notification isn't quite what I'm looking for. I like that it gives one notification for each calendar entry (where Evernote reminders are seen as calendar entries I guess), but I'd like it to show up right in the center of my screener, just like a text message, whether locked or not. The use case is that I use Evernote as a reminder system. I create one note for every task I have to do, and then do a draft version of the work in the note (or attache the docs I need). So when it comes time to do the task, I want that alert to be obvious. I could, of course, keep these in my calendar, but I follow GTD, which recommends using the calendar just for things that have to be done at a specific day/time. So the rest of my next actions go into Evernote. I've tried some of the GTD-specific apps, but their either too slow or too convoluted for me, and I like Evernote's simplicity. Q3) Any other work-around ideas (e.g., can I have evernote send me an email/text on a timer that would pop up the way I want) Q4) Any other calendar apps or similar reminder apps that people are using and work well with Evernote? Specifically GTD-based would be great. Thanks in advance!
  10. I love using reminders, but I'd like them to be more prominent or be notified about them somehow. I see that (and remember from my iOS days) that you can set alarms within Evernote so that they show through the lock screen. I'd be happy with something that shows up as a typical Android notification at least, but the bigger the better. One option people seem to be to sync Evernote with Sunrise calendar. Other methods tried? Preferred? I don't want to get stuck in a loop of trial and error, etc. I looked a bit online and in the forum but couldn't find a good recommendation (other than to use Sunrise or one of the thousand other calendar apps). Thanks in advance for any tips/tricks you have.
  11. I like the new app but it really needs the ability to sort notes into notebooks when you create a note from the widget. Right now it only puts them in the default notebook, which means going in and moving them manually. Thanks
  12. As I read through all these requests (and try the beta) I see what people mean about "a focus on writing." Please, please, PLEASE(!!) do not turn evernote into an app that only works for writers (What most writers need to learn is that they don't need an app for it...a text editor will do just fine). Evernote has to be useful for programmers and managers, too (or I think you're going to lose a large chunk of customers). We work on a lot of small tasks at the same time (not one big chapter, article or book). We're motivated by sorting/logic, not necessarily look and feel. We like to break things into smaller parts and move them around (rather than keep all our notes in narrative flow in one document). If you turn this into a program that focuses on one big document that you might classify from time to time, rather than a system that makes classification easy and lets you see many "documents" (notes) at once, it won't work for people like us. I hope that helps shape the next beta release. You would be wise to do some lab-based UI/UX testing with groups of writers v. programmers v. managers (enough of each to see how those types of users use the software differently.
  13. As I read through all these requests (and try the beta) I see what people mean about "a focus on writing." Please, please, PLEASE(!!) do not turn evernote into an app that only works for writers (What most writers need to learn is that they don't need an app for it...a text editor will do just fine). Evernote has to be useful for programmers and managers, too (or I think you're going to lose a large chunk of customers). We work on a lot of small tasks at the same time (not one big chapter, article or book). We're motivated by sorting/logic, not necessarily look and feel. We like to break things into smaller parts and move them around (rather than keep all our notes in narrative flow in one document). If you turn this into a program that focuses on one big document that you might classify from time to time, rather than a system that makes classification easy and lets you see many "documents" (notes) at once, it won't work for people like us. I hope that helps shape the next beta release.
  14. I agree, I REALLY DO NOT LIKE the new interface. It is like telling a automotive designer to design a car that allows the driver to focus on driving and in response he removes the radio, warning lights, cruise control and anything else that is not essential to the immediate task at hand and hides them all behind a panel on the dash. I don't need simplicity in creating a new note. I need speed and utility in searching for and browsing though the notes that I have already created. I need a system to bring VISIBLE order to the chaos that is my research, not hide it all in a drawer! Evernote, PLEASE don't make the beta version mandatory!! Make it an optional "streamlined" format for those that like it. I don't! Great analogy!
  15. Tried beta for about 30 seconds and had to revert back. 1) I really don't like this light airy interface design that is sweeping UI lately. It hides features. Making the whole interface look like one page with now boundaries doesn't help a user see what to do where. 2) More functionally, I use EN as an organizational system. So I want to be able to see my favorites, tags, and notebooks all the time. Right now I can't work on a note and see them at the same time. So when I want to go to another project (notebook), I have first click on notebooks to show them and then select. REALLY inefficient. I'm guessing this change was made under the assumption that people are working on one note for a long time (like a paper or code) and classification is a secondary but less frequent task. For me, most of what I do in evernote is classification of my notes (which are short items, e.g., one note per to-do task). So at least make favorites, tags, notebook lists pinnable so that I can see them all the time. I'll probably have to give up EN if I can't do that in the web interface.
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