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  1. Good point. I suppose that's a trade-off of storing only a link against storing a whole video file. Most of the videos in the articles that I clip never get removed (I'd say 95% are on YouTube). And even if they did get removed, it's not a major loss to me. If I find a video that I really must keep then I download it and attach it as an mp4 file. Phil
  2. I agree that it's frustrating. I often clip articles that have embedded video and it doesn't even put a link to the vid. Shame really. I've tried using video downloaders but they're quite awkward, and you need to ensure that if you put a video file as an attachment that it's in a readable format for your device/s. I use Windows/iPhone & iPad. The mp4 format seems to work on all three. 3gp and flv don't work on iOS for me. Besides, I don't think I need to keep a copy of 90% of video files, I just want to have an easy way to play them. What would be great would be for the note to have embedded players that stream the video/audio from the original site. HTML5 has come a long way and is finally replacing Flash for A/V uses. For playback it's already widely supported. So when can we have say a webclipper that detects that it's clipping a page with YouTube content, and then embeds the YouTube HTML5 player in the note? Thoughts or ideas? Cheers, Phil
  3. The problem with gmail forwarding to different email addresses is you have to authorize each one, which is a pain if you have lots of forwarding addresses. Therefore I use a script that runs on gmail similar to the one used by dpbklyn Basically you set up labels in gmail that have the same names as your tags or notebooks in evernote, and this script handles the rest. No email forwarding address necessary More info available here: http://lifehacker.com/5965506/automatically-send-tagged-emails-in-gmail-to-evernote
  4. Yeah the customizable toolbars are cool. What I couldn't find was the usage indicator in the menus. I've now located it in the Tools > Account Info menu.
  5. I'd like to know how to have the usage meter available in one of the menus. I don't want it on the toolbar. Is that possible?
  6. Hi All, Sorry to resurect an old thread, but it's something that's been on my mind is the security of note links. Grumpy Monkey sums it up nicely. I didn't realize the difference of a note link and a note url. I just assumed everything suddenly became potentially public when you asked for a link. Now I'll use note links for actual linking and Note Sharing for actual sharing! Just hunted around the forums a bit. Now I know how to have is a list of all my notes that are shared. and also how to unshare individual notes. (because I have a bunch of shared stuff that shouldn't be!) Is there any way to unshare multiple notes? Time to get busy! Phil
  7. I'm also a software developer, I also work with COM APIs, and as roschler mentioned, an existing API must not be broken by an update. New API methods should be impelemented instead. The only exception to this rule that I can think of is if there is a glaring security hole that needs patching. Please, Get it sorted Evernote developers!
  8. The link was bad, here's the right one: http://www.degconsulting.net/2012/11/5-step-plan-to-better-document-tagging.html
  9. Yes it is easy to become overloaded, I'm going to browse the forums to see if I can either find or put together a helpful list of oranisational hints. Phil
  10. I've also started using longer note titles (names). I think I'll do as you mentioned and start modifying titles and culling or using more generic tags as I go on. I don't want to spend days on end cleaning it up, but I don't mind doing it a bit at a time when I'm searching. One type of tag I do like is for my travels. I can't remember who suggested it on here (maybe you Gazumped? ) but I group all my travel notes for each trip with one tag like so: tra-13-1-Scotland (where the Scotland trip was in January 2013) That's my favorite naming convention I have another for my vehicles: car-Ford150-Putt1234 (car-model-License Plate) I need to figure out some more! Thanks again for your prompt reply. Phil
  11. I noticed Robert (roschler) hasn't been on the EN forum since May and that BitQwik hasn't been updated in quite a while. He's just busy I hope! Seeing as I'm currently unable to use BitQwik does anyone have any tips on how to reduce my tags, be it a manual workflow or otherwise. I've got some tags that are only used once (or never) and some that have hundreds of items. I'd like to weed out the unpopular ones and perhaps split the overused ones. If I had a tool which could quickly show me my tag distribution I'd be very glad indeed. I've probably got 150 tags. I have 3 notebooks. Main, Travel (it's offline/sync'd with my phone), and Archive. Thanks in advance, Phil
  12. Hello, I'm trying to use the latest version of BitQwik (Version info: You are using the latest version: with Evernote but it seems to be incompatible. Any idea when it'll be updated? Thanks in advance, Phil
  13. That's what I do, but Evernote doesn't always notice the file has been changed, or perhaps the file is locked by Paint.NET and Evernote can't reload it? This is an intermittent problem for me on WinXP and Win7
  14. Yeah I understand limits are supposed to be targets, it's just I'm not going up to the 50 meg quota. I think once I start paying I'll envisage lots of other ways to use EN. I'll go ahead and sign up right away.
  15. Ok, I just realized that it's a premium feature, so I guess even any scans of printed text converted to PDFs will not be OCR parsed by EN. I guess it's time I start thinking about going premium. Thing is I don't even use my 50 megs a month.... Yet!
  16. I know this is a fairly old topic, but I thought I should resurrect it because no one's mentioned about the OCR of handwriting. I'd recently scanned some handwritten notes and converted directly to PDF without any sort of OCR processing then imported directly in to EN. I've waited a couple of weeks (as I only have a free account), and text searches still return no results containing those PDFs. Is that normal? Should I be importing handwritten notes as JPEGs instead, as I've found that works in searches? I don't know of any OCR software that adds text data to PDFs of handwritten notes. Does that even exist? Thanks in advance, Phil
  17. Hi all, If someone knows where I can get the manual and ideally the bundled software then please let me know. (I've contacted their support but not had a reply). I'm really happy with it. I know It's a bit slower than the Scansnap models, but it works really well & I'm very happy with the quality, and for 60 Euros I can't complain What I'm missing is either printed or PDF manual, and also the bundled Abbyy FineReader Sprint Plus which can add the OCR data. Apparently the rest of the bundled software isn't that good. Currently I've got it configured to create PDFs in my evernote import folder, and then I let evernote OCR it, but I've read people prefer to do their own OCR before importing to EN. So I'd like to at least try doing the OCR generation before importing to EN, just to see the difference. Thanks in advance, Phil
  18. Owyn, If you're using EN in Windows I guess you mean changing your printer's preferences. That's not really ideal as then all applications will print 2 pages per sheet, right? Or is there a setting you can change specific to EN? Cheers, Phil
  19. Maybe there is a change log with each release? I'd hope so. I found a slight problem on the EN Web search box using my parent tagging system. whatever sub tag of pet you search for it always fills the text search box with: tag:pet and whatever you actually wanted to search for. No big deal as you can remove the one you don't want. Cheers, Phil
  20. Well I've just spent 10 minutes playing around with what you mentioned and I can't reproduce that bug in the latest Windows version. I created the following tag structure: petpet-cat pet-dog I tagged three notes pet-cat, and two notes pet-dog. I didn't tag anything pet. tag:pet* returns all 5 notes tag:pet-* returns all 5 notes tag:pet-c* returns 3 cat notes tag:pet-cat returns 3 cat notes tag:pet-dog returns 2 dog notes. Therefore, as far as I can tell I don't have that bug in version
  21. I think that tag prefix bug is discussed here: http://forum.evernote.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=56&t=23944&p=102976&hilit=tag+prefix+bug#p102976
  22. Thanks for the quick response. I've now put everything else in a tag group '_other' that sits at the top of the list. Regarding your second point, what is the actual problem with the search code, and is it documented somewhere? I enjoying using it with the same prefix because that allows me to easily filter what I want. E.g, For the following books tags books boo-Fiction boo-Technical All parent & child books: (tag:boo*) All child categorized: (tag:boo-*) only parent categorized: (tag:books) But if I use a different prefix that's not going to work. Edit: I like how when I add a tag it (in the Windows version) auto-suggests the tags, but when searching that functionality is missing. I hope they add that soon. Finally how do you indent your text in a forum post without using the Code tags? Thanks, Phil
  23. I've just started with Evernote, and have been cruising through the forums looking for tagging conventions (I don't mean social events ) I'm currently trying to use the same system as jbenson2. Anyway, I started out OK, but I'm struggling a bit as I go on. For example I've got some useful grouping, and I only use the parent tag if the note is really global for all child tags, otherwise I create another child. I noticed there's a lot of misunderstanding about tag hierarchy, but I like it the way it is. I do it like so: fitness fit-climbing fit-cycling fit-diving fit-running food foo-allergy foo-nutrition foo-recipe productivity pro-evernote pro-gtd pro-lifehacks pro-toodledo but then I've also got tons of stuff like travel and places, how would you store that? Does this look sensible? place pla-madrid pla-new.york (I'm avoiding spaces as I'm still learning) pla-paris pla-usa travel tra-booking tra-car tra-flight tra-train I think that's OK, but I also have lots of tags that don't fit in any particular category like : fun, howto, free, economics. Should I keep them or should I try to bundle them? I think that as most don't have a common parent they shouldn't be bundled and given a 3 letter tag prefix, but I could put them in a parent tag called 'other'. I'd like people's opinions. I've only seen jbenson2 discuss how to use a parent/child structure. what about all those miscellaneous tags though? Cheers, Phil
  24. Yep, F7 shows all suggestions which is great. Thanks again, Phil
  25. Hi Emerick, Thanks for your really rapid response. I forgot to mention that I had English, English UK, French checked. Now that I've unchecked English UK I see exactly what you're saying: The French word for window is Fenêtre. Now if I forget that accent on the second 'e' it's a spelling mistake. If I check the spelling suggestions with English, English UK, and French selected I get: fenestration penetrates frenetics penetrate fenestration which is all English, and even contains a duplicate: "fenestration". If I only have English and French selected I get: fenestration penetrates frenetics penetrate fenêtres So there you go. Maybe for those of us with multiple languages we need the top 5 suggestions per language, maybe in a sub dropdown list. Doing that will also clear up the little problem of apparent duplicates. I'll disable English spelling for the mean time. Cheers, Phil
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