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  1. Do you mean that once I've changed a notebook's setup designation so it's no longer available offline the records previously stored on my ios device will be cleared and the memory space made available for other purposes?
  2. My inbox has devolved into a time-wasting whirlpool into which dozens and dozens of messages descend every week. Its utility as a workspace has become overwhelmed by the sheer volume of data that I have heretofore ruthlessly archived or deleted by the hundreds every few months without giving some which merit my attention their due. I have allowed the urgency generated by a swollen inbox to overcome the importance of information lost in the flood. The following quote from TJ McCue's helpful article (referenced above) landed beside me like a life ring to a drowning man. It reads: Evernote provides a way to toss all your ideas, to-do’s, photos,and virtual sticky notes into a large bucket and then sort and find themusing tags and a super-powerful search functionOf course I knew this -- and I had already begun forwarding selected emails to EN to rescue them from the confusion that is my inbox; but my new process, effective today, will result in a "touch-once" approach to incoming mail. If I can't assign a given message to a notebook, with or without tags, I'll delete it immediately. "All" means ALL and henceforth absolutely all incoming messages will either be tossed into an Evernote bucket (notebook) or tossed into the trash. I feel wonderful about this plan. That ever-growing backlog of mostly worthless information has been like a cancer that has grown back again and again after every surgery. Dr. Evernote to the rescue!
  3. Fantastic day. I learned so much. The only down side is that much of what I learned will never make it into Evernote because the handwritten notes I took (in a spiral-bound reporter's notebook) apparently ended up somewhere in the Terra building (I'm guessing either the downstairs men's room or one of the tables in the main hall (downstairs). My last entry was made during the final event of the day -- Carley Knobloch's presentation. Sometime in the following 45 minutes, I set the darned thing down and, since I didn't need to make any more entries, I didn't notice it was missing until I got home. I don't believe I had my name or contact information inscribed in the notebook -- I've used so many of them over the years and just fell out of the habit (I know, I know). Anyway, getting it back would be swell. I'll miss those notes. But missing the ETC would have been a real tragedy. I repeat: fantastic day! David Burke david@burkedroppings.com
  4. As a man of principle, I'm always pleased when others stick by theirs. Way to go (as usual; and as expected) for "We of course will be accepting a digital copy stored in Evernote." I'm looking forward to the conference, though the developer-related content will be completely lost on me. I'm mostly interested in rubbing shoulders with like-minded appreciators of a good idea. Keep up the good work.
  5. Well, I signed up for the big conference next month in The City (I know, I'm going to be in way over my head – but I've become a true believer and must seek greater wisdom from the leaders of our cult). Anyway, when I got my confirmation via email I was ordered to PRINT OUT a copy of my "admission ticket" to be surrendered at the gate. Now, maybe I'm missing something, but I thought one of the main ideas behind EverNote was getting rid of paper documents. I have already (of course) placed a PDF containing the aforementioned ticket into its proper notebook. I can retrieve it anytime and from any of my devices or any internet connection. Since one of those devices is an iPhone, I could easily call up and display the ducat at the point of entry. But NO... I'm going to have to produce and then remember to transport and deliver a piece of Con Sarned PAPER in order to draw near to Phil and his minions. Of course I'm still going to attend the conference. But I may have to first buy some paper and ink for my printer – a device I haven't used for a while and didn't anticipate EVER needed in the context of the company and product that has captured my heart. My affection is undiminished; but I'm not sure I'll be able to sleep tonight...
  6. Yes, Burgers, privacy is presently a popular pursuit. It's becoming more of a myth than reality, though -- particularly if you're active online. I live in a world of ideas and they grow best when shared and when watered, fed, pruned and harvested by as many people as possible. My life may not be as "interesting" as yours (or my need for privacy is less); I don't really have many private matters. My life is the proverbial "open book," which, by the way, tends to be a rather boring book with a meandering plot, uninteresting characters and a sad ending.
  7. The major problem (aside from the inconvenience of having to switch between accounts) is that data placed on the clipboard in one account isn't available once one has moved to another account. I've been sending email back and forth to move information -- an unsatisfying workaround. I'm heading for the jazzaround site, hoping for a less cumbersome fix.
  8. I just referred to today's blogcast from EverNote CEO Phil Libin in a thread not many folks are likely to see. I'm seeking a larger audience because I think the CONSISTENT attitude of the leaders of this company is just exceptional. A focus on the customer's needs and on constantly striving to improve one's product is too often lost in the shuffle as startups with great potential go for the cash instead of for the opportunity to make the kind of difference that transcends profits. I'm very pleased with the product. I'm discarding hard copies of many documents I've held on to for decades. I'm trusting EverNote to live up to its promise and be around for 100 years, carefully porting my "stuff" into newer and better versions. I'm pretty sure that 100 years hence no one will be interested in a few gigabytes of information related to my personal life and times. But I hope I'm wrong; and I am affected by the fact that EverNote intends to keep my data intact just in case some descendant or stranger might stumble upon my notebooks and somehow find meaning. EverNote is offering immortality, isn't it? Thats quite a promise, Mr. Libin. Don't let us down.
  9. That's the key. I'd probably avoid merging separate items into bigger notes, though, until you find yourself needing that; it's easier to merge than to unmerge. Thanks jefito. I wonder if you said "needing" just in passing, or if there's a scenario where one may be compelled to either merge notes or to tend toward creating bigger rather than smaller notes (consolidating data, in other words). Is there a situation where one "must" or "should" opt for larger (or smaller) note sizes? My impression, based on the conversation above is that the answer may be "no, size doesn't matter" (sorry about that – I'm a writer and can't resist puns). But Jefito mentioned (in passing, perhaps and not implying some sort of axiom or guideline) that one may NEED to move toward larger notes at some point. Obviously, the use of "until" implies inevitability; Jefito may have meant to say "unless" which means something different. (I don't want to start a flame war over words -- which nitpicking like mine tends to do; I'm just trying to probe beneath the surface (as is my way); and defining terms is part of that process). While I very much subscribe to (and am empowered by) the advice to move ahead without fear, I'm also interested in refining my methodology so I don't need to revisit too many notes to perform housekeeping in the months and years ahead. Thanks again. <<< By the way, I LOVE CEO Phil Libin's statement in this morning's blogcast: "You know what’s really cool? Making a hundred year company." I know I won't be around for 100 years, but it would be SO GREAT if all of this data I'm entrusting to EverNote survives through (and perhaps beyond) my lifetime. It's a great philosophy for a great company. >>>
  10. Thanks SO MUCH for taking the time and making the effort to honor my query with an eloquent response. I feel reassured, hopeful and optimistic after reading (and re-reading) your remarks. I had started to wonder whether it would have been better to move more deliberately – seeking a rational and comprehensive plan of action before stumbling around trying to get my bearings while on the move – but your observations (and wonderful metaphors) give me confidence. I shall blunder on. And the attitude put forth is very comforting. Big notes - small notes; many notes - fewer notes –– it's all good if you just make them searchable and/or sortable. I'll be tapping this group's wisdom regarding tags and notebook structures; but first, I'm going to (as gazumped advises) first "get [my] core data stored in the system." I'm loving this!
  11. I've developed a tendency to "batch" information and place multiple documents in one note rather than giving each its own unique cubbyhole. A good example of this practice is saving several email messages, which comprise a single conversation, into one note rather than several. My thinking is that this will make it less important to use a lot of tags or to develop a scheme for note titles (which I've done, as in "part I;" "part II;" etc. Can anyone suggest arguments on one side or the other of this question? Given the choice, should an EN user tend to store information in smaller chunks or larger ones? Note: this could be taken to an extreme by appending new data to existing notes (such as tacking this month's statement onto the end of a single note that will eventually contain a year's worth of statements). I know of one possible drawback to this scenario: the entire note will be uploaded each time it's revised and, depending on other variables could end up threatening data limits within EN and/or for various devices that sync when records are added OR modified. I hope this makes sense and I'll be grateful for some guidance. I've jumped right into the deep end of the pool (gone premium in my first month and am approaching 750MB for the past two weeks. I've learned a lot and now know how I could have kept that number lower; but I'm not going to spend time regretting mistakes as long as I'm so thrilled with the whole process and the features provided. I'll go back and "clean up" the most egregious of my foibles later; for now it's onward and upward!
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