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  1. @Mike P thanks for the kind words! This is the great thing about hive mind because you took it further than my tech expertise would allow me to go. I could definitely see tags being super pesky especially if a person has a lot of nested tags. A little trick I've used in the past when trying to clean up and organize tags is to create a new temporary "holding " tag and tag ALL (yes, all) my notes with that tag (similar to what I mentioned in my post above about temporarily renaming notebooks). As I clean up notes, once I'm satisfied they're tagged correctly I remove the "holding" tag from the note and eventually wind up with zero notes with that tag once the project is complete. Although here too, if you have lots and lots of notes or a propensity to tag individual notes with, say, more than five tags, it could be a rather time consuming endeavor! I haven't done this particular task in a long time so I can't remember my exact methodology but it was probably a combination of extracting a list of all notes with their tags into Excel*, searching by tag(s) in the Windows client and/or sorting notes by tag(s) in the Windows client. I try to keep my tag list somewhat reasonable too and *try* to avoid nesting as much as possible, plus reviewing my tag list every so often. If there's a tag that has less than ten notes, I try to see if I can re-tag those notes to another existing tag and get rid of the lesser-used tag. After using EN for so long, I've learned that having an excellent note title naming convention makes all the difference and can relegate tags to a less important organizational role since I can rely on the robust search feature to find what I'm looking for. So for me, tags have become like a sub-notebook of sorts. Of course, my project now is fixing a bunch of note titles. I have, um, rather a lot of "Untitled notes". 🥴 *To that end, WHY in the Windows client can I go into Top List or Side List view, click in the list and CTRL+A to select all notes, then CTRL+C to copy that list, then paste the list right into Excel but I CAN'T do that with tags, notebooks, or anything else I can select in the left navigation pane of the client?!?!
  2. Isn't it bonkers that there is still not a built-in function for this in Windows?! So I was messing around with your ask and I agree there doesn't seem to be a way in the EN desktop client to copy the notebook structure. (Note that I'm still on the legacy client - not v10). However, I did try the following in the web version using Chrome: 1. Click on the Notebooks icon until the flyout menu appears. 2. In the white space to the right of "NOTEBOOKS" and above the "Find a notebook" button, right click and then select "View page source". (I chose the right click location on the screen specifically to make sure page source would capture all the notebook data.) 3. When the source tab opens, CTRL-A to select all the text and then throw it into Excel or Word. It appears that each stack will appear in one or two cells with all the notebooks in that stack listed. At this point the data is UGLY and will probably take some patience to clean up, but still might be better than your other options. Here's the raw data for my joined notebook stack (I shortened the result a bit for space): listLinkedNotebooks: ["{\"2\":{\"str\":\"MAYO\"},\"3\":{\"str\":\"mayo-christopher\"},\"4\":{\"str\":\"s74\"},\"6\":{\"str\":\"public\"},\"7\":{\"str\":\"374d25d3-0b30-4a67-926a-a62a43ec279d\"},\"8\":{\"i32\":102874},\"9\":{\"str\":\"https://www.evernote.com/shard/s74/notestore\"},\"10\":{\"str\":\"https://www.evernote.com/shard/s74/\"},\"11\":{\"str\":\"C) Joined Notebooks\"}}","{\"2\":{\"str\":\"2014 Calendar Templates\"},\"3\":{\"str\":\"missrspink\"},\"4\":{\"str\":\"s122\"},\"6\":{\"str\":\"2014calendartemplates\"},\"7\":{\"str\":\"a41ce8eb-9efc-4246-80de-51fca8c2c24b\"},\"8\":{\"i32\":102875},\"9\":{\"str\":\"https://www.evernote.com/shard/s122/notestore\"},\"10\":{\"str\":\"https://www.evernote.com/shard/s122/\"},\"11\":{\"str\":\"C) Joined Notebooks\"}}","{\"2\":{\"str\":\"Evernote SMLC\"},\"3\":{\"str\":\"cholton51\"},\"4\":{\"str\":\"s142\"},\"6\":{\"str\":\"evernotesmlc\"},\"7\":{\"str\":\"285eacec-fe29-4d5d-94a3-6c64ab8a17fe\"},\"8\":{\"i32\":102876},\"9\":{\"str\":\"https://www.evernote.com/shard/s142/notestore\"},\"10\":{\"str\":\"https://www.evernote.com/shard/s142/\"},\"11\":{\"str\":\"C) Joined Notebooks\"}}","{\"2\":{\"str\":\"Going Paperless\"},\"3\":{\"str\":\"jamietr\"},\"4\":{\"str\":\"s51\"},\"6\":{\"str\":\"goingpaperless\"},\"7\":{\"str\":\"446a974c-47e4-4f19-ae3a-760a1be70a29\"},\"8\":{\"i32\":102877},\"9\":{\"str\":\"https://www.evernote.com/shard/s51/notestore\"},\"10\":{\"str\":\"https://www.evernote.com/shard/s51/\"},\"11\":{\"str\":\"C) Joined Notebooks\"}}","{\"2\":{\"str\":\"Shared Templates\"},\"3\":{\"str\":\"jamietr\"},\"4\":{\"str\":\"s51\"},\"6\":{\"str\":\"sharedtemplates\"},\"7\":{\"str\":\"f2dd029f-4b4c-4bb0-b13b-af9ed8aac50c\"},\"8\":{\"i32\":102878},\"9\":{\"str\":\"https://www.evernote.com/shard/s51/notestore\"},\"10\":{\"str\":\"https://www.evernote.com/shard/s51/\"},\"11\":{\"str\":\"C) Joined Notebooks\"}}" The BOLD RED is the notebook name and the BOLD BLUE is the stack name that it's located in. I threw the data into Excel, deleted the cells that did not have the notebook/stack data in them, then threw the remaining data into Word and used the search feature to find "C) Joined Notebooks". Depending on your notebook organization, it might be quite a pain to parse out the notebooks and stacks. Also note that local notebooks won't appear here because (obviously) they are not synced to the web so if you have any of those you'll need to handle them manually. My notebook structure is pretty simple: -- Stack -- A) Personal Notebooks (with 8 notebooks in it) All the notebooks in this stack use naming convention of 01 Notebook Name; 02 Notebook Name; 03 Notebook Name, etc. so I can force a specific alphabetic sort order. -- Notebook -- B) LOCAL - Temp -- Stack -- C) Joined Notebooks (with 9 notebooks in it) If you have lots and lots of notebooks and stacks, one thing you could possibly try is renaming all your notebooks with a specific code that you could then search on to make it easier to find them in the page source results. For example, you could do TEMP Notebook1; TEMP Notebook 2; TEMP Notebook 3 and then you'd search for TEMP and parse the data every time it finds TEMP. However, if you have a ton of notebooks this might be more trouble than it's worth! Alternately, if all your notebooks are in stacks, you could search for each stack name and go from there. (Or temporarily create stacks for purposes of this project, then move/clean up your notebooks back "wherever" once you decide on your final structure.) So...it looks like you can get the raw (ugly) data and then cleaning it up depends on your preferences and skill level in working with the results! Hope this helps and good luck! 9/6/21 Edited for missing close parenthesis.
  3. 3/27/19 I had 9 days left in cycle and 63% of my quota remaining (so 21 days used and 37% of my quota used). 3/28/19 Today my account shows 99% of my quota remaining and monthly limit resets in 8 days. I'm not complaining but I'm a Plus subscriber and like to keep an eye on my usage as I go through the month as I sometimes hold larger files (>20 MB) in a local notebook "just in case" and then move/sync them right before my month resets.
  4. Oh my gosh, I am so late to this thread and catching up on all the hooha! I've been so busy just using my current version of EN on the daily that I've been ignoring the updates (WHY am I still on a version that has the forgetful focus issue?!) and completely missed the re-brand announcement. I share the opinions of most of the folks on this thread and in the comments on the Medium article so see no need to reiterate what's already been said. But I read the Fast Company article and this sentence really stuck out to me: [The visual elements provided by DesignStudio] were all designed to look good on anything from a dinky smartphone screen to an oversized outdoor advertising poster—and yes, Evernote plans to reintroduce itself through an upcoming brand advertising campaign. It's unfortunate this is needed but also not surprising. The company has lost goodwill with a large number of its most faithful users and along with that has come the loss of the most precious type of advertising: word of mouth. I no longer evangelize EN to my friends and co-workers. I no longer gush about how much I love it. When asked if I still use EN, I kinda frown and start off with "Yeah, but..." I'm not willing to pay $69.99 a year for Premium because I don't think the product is worth it in its current incarnation. I grudgingly pay $34.99 for Plus and will probably continue to do so as long as they let me have it, or until *I've* had it and finally jump ship. That day is getting closer and closer.
  5. Ooooh, I've not exported multiple notes to HTML before but I think I can visualize what that would look like folder-wise. I will play with it tonight. Thanks!
  6. I just noticed one of the notes I just edited has a completely empty table in it and I'm like, whoah, didn't this table used to have images in it? I confirmed the affected note in a backup database is intact with its table images so yeah, it did, and they're all gone now. Cool, I can totally fix that note. BUT. This sparked a memory that a few days (or weeks) ago, I was doing something with a note and it had an empty table in it and I thought, that's weird that I put a table in a note and didn't put anything in it...? Well now I'm thinking that note probably used to have a table in it that contained images, the images went bye-bye and all that was left was the tiny empty table and me not remembering that there had ever been an image there and of course I can't remember which note it is and I know I removed the empty table because who needs an empty, unused table in a note? So. Now I want to know how I can work with two note databases at once. I have a couple of recent backups and I want to basically import all the notes from one of those backups* into my current database, then, because I don't know what the heck other notes got messed up, literally compare notes and ditch the dupes that are exactly the same and clean up the ones that aren't so I can try to recover lost images from who knows how many notes. Any best practices for this? Should I open up the backup database, export ALL the notes and then import them into my current database? I'm looking at about 6k notes and ideally I'd like to tag the notes from the backup database prior to importing them into the current database so they are easily identifiable. Is this a foolish endeavor? I'm currently Plus and I did have the thought that I could upgrade to Premium and look at the note histories BUT I don't know which notes might be affected so I'm thinking it would just be easier to compare notes side by side. Just to clarify, the single note is not the problem here because I know I can restore it - it's the not knowing if any other notes were affected too. Thoughts, suggestions, etc.?
  7. Thanks for the feedback all! I've been on 6.11 since making my original post but I'm throwing in the towel on it and rolling back to an earlier version (still haven't decided which yet). I simply CANNOT with the forgetful focus/cursor thing that is occurring in the last two releases. Without testing my theory in depth, I have noticed that this bug appears to be limited to notes that are visible within the client as opposed to notes opened in a separate window, but since I do most of my editing within the client this is currently a deal breaker for me until it gets fixed.
  8. Which way do I go, forward or backward? Currently on 6.10 and the last few releases have (for me) been plagued with too many issues (most notably two BSODs in two days) and I'm finding myself wanting to roll back to a previous release. Any suggestions for which version? Or should I take a chance on 6.11?
  9. Whoah, there is definitely an issue with this release! I just got my second BSOD in as many days, and both were triggered when I clicked on a note containing a PDF in EN. I thought the long delay between selecting a note and it loading was just my PC being finicky but I can see now I'm not the only one experiencing this so the EN client is the likely culprit. @gazumped, thanks for the info on the release thread. Will be posting there as well!
  10. Mentioned this also in the "Problem in version 6.10.3.6921" thread but I just got my second BSOD in as many days, and both were triggered when I clicked on a note containing a PDF in EN.
  11. Okay, wow, I was just coming to start a thread about this and on one hand glad to know it's not just me but on the other hand, THE OP WAS MADE 2/16 AND THIS IS STILL AN ISSUE?! This is a huge, huge problem. 6.10.3.6921 (306921) Public (CE Build ce-1.39.4387) on Windows 7.
  12. Y'all, I'm cranky today. I spent the weekend reviewing and cleaning up all 8000 of my notes because I stumbled upon two issues recently: 1. When I copy images from the Chrome extension I use to do full page screen captures, they haven't been coming into Evernote as images but rather as mystery files. Although the image is visible in the note, EN does NOT recognize it as an image resource. Now this may be the extension's fault rather than EN but I needed to first find and identify all the notes where that was an issue and then fix all those notes anyway. 2. I found two image notes where the image was lost from the body of the note (i.e., the note was empty) but still showed up in the thumbnail. Thankfully I was able to recover the full size images by copying the notes, syncing and then getting the resource ID from the activity log and accessing it through EN web. But here's the thing. I am a Tax Analyst. Although I can hold my own with some techie things, I am not a "tech" person by trade so figuring all that out was a bit of a ride. Yeah, I could have contacted support but I'm a problem solver and wanted to see if I could figure something out on my own. But...I would have preferred that those notes didn't get broken in the first place. In the midst of this endeavor, I noticed that a few notes I have that contain images didn't have any thumbnails because the images are too small to trigger a thumbnail. But I want all my image-containing notes to have thumbnails so I fixed those notes up all purty. Which made me think, and is the point of this post... I can't believe we still can't select which image appears as the thumbnail of a note. I can't believe we still only have ONE color option for highlighting text. Those are mine. What's on your Evernote "I can't believe" list? Sincerely, EN user since 8/15/10 who is currently Plus but would be Premium if they hadn't changed the pricing and has alternated among Basic - Plus - Premium accounts depending on need and price.
  13. Upvoted. I upgraded about three hours ago and I thought I could just ignore it but I hate it. I have "New Note" on my toolbar; I don't also need it on the left panel, especially a bright green circle with a plus sign in it. :::sigh:::
  14. Hmmm. I would check what version I'm using but sadly this is my every day, multiple times a day. One thing I'm noticing I have a huge problem with is anytime I delete an image from a note (possibly other resources like PDFs as well, but I mostly work with images) I get "not responding" and there is a huge lag between deleting the image from the note and the note becoming editable again. Now granted my Win7 work PC is sorely due for an upgrade but I experience the same issue on my newer Win10 at home. I would much prefer to see less bells and whistles in the product and have it work more reliably the way it used to.
  15. I *just* tried this and so far so good, though it's only been about ten minutes! I also want to note that it removed the Context "Show" message at the bottom of my notes. Thank you for the workaround - wish I'd seen your post before making my cranky whiny post above!
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