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anjoschu last won the day on August 1 2013

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  1. I agree! Thank you so much for the note taking/drawing functionality. Saves me so much hassle, no need to switch between apps all the time!
  2. With iOS 9, you can ask Siri to "remind me of this on October 1/when I get home/when I get to my car/..." when having the note in question open in Evernote. "this" then refers to the current note. The result is a reminder in apple's reminders application which has the Evernote icon and links to the note in question. You can then go and customize the sounds etc of the Apple reminders application. Not very elegant, but works and makes location reminders possible for evernote notes (yay!).
  3. Agree, especially since it's possible (and apparently beautifully integrated) on Android. I am using Evernote to take notes in meeting sessions and was hoping to be able to go completely paperless by also capturing the ad-hoc diagrams that I end up drawing on scraps of paper. Currently, I am better off taking a photo of the scrap of paper at the end of the session. I can't even consolidate text notes with my Penultimate drawings after the meeting.
  4. Bram, with all due respect, but this is a user forum. You can't really expect other users to write up a how-to guide specifically for you, especially if the question has been answered many times in these forums, and you've already been advised on how to find those answers. For your convenience, this is the first search result when searching the forums for "restore time machine": http://discussion.evernote.com/topic/21651-i-need-to-totally-restore-from-time-machine-how/?p=110320
  5. +1 That would be really handy. I'm currently creating an index document of notes dealing around a particular case number, and while Evernote offers to create an index note with links, it won't update that note as new related documents get added. A search link for the case number would solve this extremely elegantly.
  6. I, too, currently have trouble with the Chrome Web Clipper. In addition to a few usability and translation problems (e.g. Enter doesn't complete a partially matched tag), I frequently get the show-stopping "Cannot save clip" error. I'm pretty sure they are already working a fix to the problems. I would also find it better if Evernote were more conservative when making big changes ensure sufficient quality with every release. They had a bad quality phase on iOS as well, but this has improved greatly. So I'm confident that the worst clipper problems will be fixed shortly. Off-topic: Please understand that this is a user-to-user forum and the regulars here are very committed on trying to help other users with questions and problems, voluntarily investing their spare time to do so. They want to help solve problems. As such, the primary addressees of your posts are always other users. You will see that posts which immediately combine a problem statement with a threat invoke doubts whether the poster indeed wants help form their peers, which can be frustrating to users who are here to help. While the forums are a good place to e.g. discuss suggestions for improvements, commentary which is directly meant for Evernote is best addressed to Evernote via the support system. We can use this thread to collect feedback for Evernote on what to fix. I'll start: - "Cannot save clip" error, examples here: http://discussion.evernote.com/topic/42146-evernote-cannot-save-clip-error/ - Enter key should autocomplete partial tag matches - The English verb "File" means "einordnen" or "archivieren" in German (not "Datei", which is a noun) - The second option is not completely readable in German and there's no tooltip: "Artikel ohne Fo..." - Clicking into the note title field should select the complete original title (easier to overwrite) - No option to use the default notebook as the default (there are no options besides "last notebook" and "smart filing") - It would be nice if you could edit the note title directly from the clipper column (without clicking on the notebook or tag item first -- which, by the way, is not an intuitive way to change the note title)
  7. There are iPhone apps/services which connect the iPhone's default note taking app with your Evernote account. That way, you can use Siri's note related commands to create Evernote notes. There's also (limited!) Siri search capability ("Show notes about X"). One of those apps is iNote Sync. I tested it about 18 months ago, and it worked well at the time. Notes end up in an extra (special) Evernote notebook called "iNote". Not a show-stopper for me. However, I was underwhelmed with Siri's capabilities and reliability, and stopped using Siri for this. Once in a while, I still take quick, temporary notes in the iPhone note taking app (without using Siri), and, if the information ends up being not quite so temporary, it's available in Evernote.
  8. Well, I guess it's a pretty darn great compliment to Evernote if customers want to use Evernote so badly for everything that they get angry when they find that they can't.
  9. I just recently crossed the 3000 note mark and here's what worked and didn't work for me: Worked: - Noting nearly everything regardless of size (with the exception of videos and "non-information" photos such as holiday snaps). Everything still fits on my devices and will until they are replaced. UI reaction time is ok, too. So far, Moore's law has been on my side here, and I expect it to stay this way if I don't feel the urge to archive my movie collection on Evernote. - Tagging notes with "received", "outgoing", "reference", "minutes" (or none of those if, well, they are none of those, like idea sketches). This helps a lot if you're looking for documentation on what you sent vs. what someone sent you, look up earlier agreements/promises made, as well as to filter out stuff that's non-personal (i.e. reference material). - Tagging notes with @read or @todo or @waiting-for (or none of those, I do have more specific contexts which I rarely use). These mainly help me to filter out stuff which is transient. I clip a lot of reading material much of which I end up not reading, and @read makes it easy to clean up out-of-date stuff, stuff that I did read which simply didn't help me much, or articles on topics which turned out nonrelevant. If, on the other hand, a piece of reading material contains valuable information, I'll remove the @read tag turn it into a "reference" note (often including text describing with the main message I extracted) - Note title format "TYPE COMPANY/PERSON TOPIC KEYWORD1 KEYWORD2...". E.g. "Letter Mom's Gas Company Increased Fees 2013 Utilities". I don't like too much to use content-specific tags. Also, I'm using Evernote's created date (instead of the note title) for the day on which correspondence was received/sent. This way, I gain valuable screen real estate for the "real" note title. - Use only very few general content-related tags, e.g. "finance", "spouse", "health", "career" in the private domain. That's about it. - Separate work and private notebooks (that's all of them). I try to keep filing effort to a minimum, and it works out pretty well so far. I keep stuff related to doing my current job in the work notebook (personal minutes, templates, etc.). General stuff about my line of work goes into the private notebook, tagged "career". - Inserting tag-like keywords in the body or title of the note. In my language, even complex terms are often spelled together (income tax would be one word, like "incometax"). Evernote refuses to find such a note by searching for "tax". That's why I tend to add a few redundant keywords to the note to make it easier to find when using alternative search terms. E.g., I would add keywords like "tax, IRS, return, form". Didn't work: - Work-related GTD Contexts in Evernote. There's just too much change going on too often. At the end of the first year, I ended up just deleting about 70% of the todos after they were made obsolete through some other developments. Any effort managing them was simply wasted. - GTD Tickler tags in Evernote. I just didn't look at them when I should have. I'll use Evernote reminders for this now (hooray!) - Convincing my spouse to use Evernote. Well, my spouse appreciates the availability of information, but just prefers to remember things the old-fashioned way. At least Evernote makes it easier for me to act as the secretary of the household, I guess... ;-) ---------- So, all-in-all, it's a success story! One topic that's becoming more and more relevant is that the precision/recall ratio is getting worse. I'm getting more and more false positives on searches. But that's mostly because I'm simply too lazy to select the correct notebook or to filter for things like type of note (such as "received" vs. "reference") or a particular time span. I blame google for that lazyness. :-)
  10. Well, there have already been discussions about a consistent way across all clients (Mac, Web, clippers, ...) to accept the (first) tag suggestion, and I got told (by EN staff if I remember correctly) that the only cross-client way to do this was the return key. When using the clipper, I find myself creating unwanted (partial) tags because neither arrow-down nor return works consistently across clients. UI consistency is very important, particularly for users who use the tools a lot and need a quick streamlined workflow. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mode_(computer_interface)#Mode_errors @jbignert: Thanks for working on this problem.
  11. I also only use iPhone notes for occasional small things that are (probably) temporary. But I'm still syncing my iOS notes with Evernote because I'm a pack rat. Everything has to go into Evernote. Everything! NOTE ALL THE THINGS!!! Edit: Also, sometimes, temporary things become permanent and I'm glad I have them available everywhere.
  12. +1 for asking support or swapping accounts. P.S.: That post made me guffaw, particularly the P.S. I hope this doesn't make me a bad person in one way or the other...
  13. I'm also using PDF for letters/bills (using a ScanSnap with OCR). Works perfectly and the OCR makes it possible to search Evernote for details inside the bill and turn up the corresponding documents. This should also work for OCR on image files, but in my experience it just works better with "proper" PDF OCR. P.S.: You might still hit your 60MB limit quickly, because scanned PDFs also contain the images. If you're committed to going paperless, I recommend upgrading to premium. If you don't want to stick to premium, you can still buy premium for a month or two, until you have dealt with the backlog of files you want to get into Evernote, then downgrade to free (you won't lose any information that's already in Evernote when downgrading to free).
  14. For what it's worth, you can use Microsoft Word to diff two versions (including formatting). Paste the two versions into two different documents, save them and use the Tools>Merge Documents function. @John: 1. Do you wish there was a better way to resolve conflicts in an Evernote note? (yes/no) yes 2. Do you wish there was a better way to share changes you make to your Evernote notes with those you are sharing them with? (yes/no) not really. 3. What do you think such a solution is worth paying for - if offered as a subscription based service: 15 - 20 p/month10 - 15 p/month5 - 10 p/monthNothingJohn, not to sound snarky, but I hope the "p" stands for "pence"... The complete Evernote premium costs 5USD/month, less if you subscribe for the whole year. For a good and easy way to resolve conflicts, I would pay an additional 50c/month. 4. What Evernote intergrations are you using already - mark all that apply: QuickOffice 5. Why do you use the product indicated in question (4) above: Edit MS Office documents on iOS.
  15. If you usually have your notes sorted by Creation Date, you can use the Win/Mac client to give that note a creation date which lies far in the future, like 2020. That way, that note is always topmost in the "All Notes" view. That's 2 taps to open the note (3 if you start out from within another note).
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