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gtuckerkellogg last won the day on November 25 2011

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  1. So Skitch was failing to sync, and I reset my password on the web site and downloaded the upgraded skitch from the App Store, all in one go. Skitch asked me for my new password the next time I started, which I gave it. It then again failed to sync. I restarted Skitch, and I got the situation shown in the image attached. (Since Skitch was frozen, I had to look up how to get screen shots). The situation is now (i) Skitch freezes instantly on startup, and can only be shut down via the Activity Monitor, (ii) reloading from the App Store, uninstalling and reinstalling, and rebooting the mac all have no effect. Any thoughts?
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    mac (Archived) HOWTO: Bulk create tags

    That's a lot of tags, but it should be straightforward to do using AppleScript, largely depending on how you've got it organized. I'd also recommend you check Veritrope first, but feel free to ping me if you like. Once you have the tags created, if you are using a Mac, I have a bunch of scripts for using tags effectively on my github (link in my signature)
  3. Is this a bug other people see? Is it a new bug? My inbound processing of Evernote notes is to gather them in my inbox notebook, then tag them, modify them, and eventually move them into another notebook. My most common desitnation notebook is a reference notebook called "the stacks" But now it seems that some notes, even after being dragged into 'the stacks', still appear in my inbox notebook. From the note itself it looks like they've been moved, but they aren't there if I select the stacks as a notebook, and they still *are* there if I select the inbox notebook. I've attached a screen shot.
  4. It's China. I can't access Dropbox except via VPN in china
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    mac (Archived) REQUEST: Folder and file linking (alias)

    Actually, it may not if you have multiple files. To get the behavior right with multiple files, do this: for f in "$@" do str="file://" echo "$str$f" | perl -pe 's/ /%20/g' done The perl part replaces the spaces with %20, but the earlier version ate up the newlines, so if you select multiple files it wouldn't work. This should.
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    mac (Archived) REQUEST: Folder and file linking (alias)

    I think you need to add a bit of perl or sed to do the the subsitution. Try modifying the automator script as follows. This works for me with spaces in the filename for f in "$@" do str="file://" echo "$str$f" | perl -pe 'chomp; s/\s/%20/g' done
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    AppleScript to create note from template

    At the bottom of the services menu (in any application) there is always a "Services preferences" option. You can also get to this from System Preferences, under "Keyboard". From there you can add keyboard shortcuts to any menu item. You just have to give the name of the menu item. See, for example, that I have the same shortcut defined for "copy note link" and "copy note links". They don't clash because the name of the menu item changes if more than one note is selected.
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    AppleScript to create note from template

    koen's certainly right, you can run it using FastScripts, but I don't believe that will get the menu option in Evernote, which I like to have. If you use Automator, the settings which I know work for my version are below. The same settings should work fine for koen's version. -- New service -- Run one application (the script app) -- receive no input -- If you select "in Evernote" then the service will appear in the services pull down menu of the Evernote app, and you can assign a keyboard shortcut to it. It should look like this:
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    AppleScript to create note from template

    That error -- which also happens in the template script I posted -- is because of some idiosyncracies running scripts from Automator. If you save them from the AppleScript menu as Applications, rather than scripts, and then run the applications from Automator, this doesn't happen. There's a little bit more detail on my github site.
  10. FYI, I added a build/installation script. If you want to install these scripts without changing any of the defaults, just open a terminal and type "rake compile". Copy the apps from the "build" folder to whereever you want them. "rake install" will copy them to your user Library/Scripts folder, but if that's not where you want them you should move them somewhere else.
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    mac (Archived) REQUEST: Plain text option

    JMichael, I'm also a strong advocate for a plain text option, and I haven't seen anyone, ever, a plain text only solution. I'd also like to add a caveat to your comment that "While EN Mac rich text is not perfect, I find it works well in most cases." The caveat is for you. For myself, I find that rich text definitely does not work well for me in many cases, because I'd like to move notes between Evernote and other applications without Evernote adding a bunch of unrequested embellisments in the process. I don't have a single objection to any of the use cases you mentioned, for which rich text may be fine and dandy. But it's not fine for many of us who would like to use Evernote to take notes or store notes using systems that deal with plain text, without Evernote corrupting the notes in every round trip. I think of it this way: Evernote doesn't alter a file I upload. Why should it alter what I type? If I want rich text, that's a feature I should have (and quite often use). But if, for example, I'm storing code snippets or text data, I'd like Evernote to leave it alone.
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    productivity Tagging reference items by AoR

    I try to keep notebooks and tags to a minimum, but not to GrumpyMonkey's minimum :-) And I'm a big advocate of GTD, including the Areas of Responsibility. I set it up like so: A special tag for each AoR. "Special" in that they are preceeded by a special character ("_") that only AoR tags have. A notebook stack for each "Organizing Category", from David Allen's Making it All Work. So one for reference, one for support (materials needed for projects, etc), one for "inbox", etc. I do have separate notebooks for active projects in the "support" stack, but these get deleted when project are closed. With this setup, my document flow runs from the "inbox" notebook to the "support" stack to the "reference" stack. Almost all of the reference stack material is in a single notebook called "the stacks", but because my wife and I share some reference notebooks not all of it is in there. I like using AoR tags to capture any loose ends. With this system, all the "family" (AoR) related material that might require an action is tagged "_family" and in the support stack. I make saved searches for each such support area (e.g., a search for "family support", a search for "work support", etc.) Because of the way I set it up, I also want to make sure that everything in the "support" stack is tagged with *some* AoR. So I have a saved search called "No AoR" which finds any notes without an AoR tag that are in the support stack. (Because of the leading _ on the AoR tags, this is easy to set up). I look for any support materials without an AoR at least once a week. To keep the proliferation of notebooks to a minimum, I add keywords to the titles when projects are closed and I move the materials to reference. I wrote an AppleScript to do this for all selected notes (a link is in my .sig) So to close a project I do this. run the AppleScript on all the notes for a project to add any needed keywords to the titles. create a single note with the tag "closed projects" and drag note links for all the notes from the newly closed project into it. This note becomes an index of the notes for a closed project in case I ever need to go back to it Move all the project notes from my "support" area to "reference (the stacks)". Delete the support notebook
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    AppleScript to create note from template

    Oh, hey, I just noticed this. Thanks for the props in your code. I see how you added the time-stamp feature to the version I posted earlier. That's a nice feature. I add keyboard shortcuts without using FastScript by saving the scripts as an Application and then creating an Automator service to run the application. Out of curiosity, what else does FastScript offer?
  14. I've posted some of my scripts to this board in the past several months, and have started to gather them together into a place on github. Right now I have four uploaded: A "create notes based on template" script A "tag multiple notes" script A "add to the title of multiple notes" script (I know some people use title keywords a lot, this ought to make their lives simpler) and a "tag by tag group" script. In this one, if you find yourself using the same tags over and over again for certin kinds of notes, you can create a "tag set" so you don't have to remember it. Once a set is created, it can be used to tag multiple notes. I use this so I get the best of both worlds: broadly reusable tags, but tag sets that provide a lot of specificity. These can all be downloaded from https://github.com/g...plescript_utils. Please let me know if these are useful or if you find bugs.
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    pointing to evernote:// links from command line

    D'oh! Thanks! It all works now. I can copy an evernote note link into emacs, and it works as well as if it were on the web. Better, because its in emacs.
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