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mogf01

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  1. I'd love to have a reminder section on home screen.
  2. I completely agree with @Cartroo. I've had my share of problems with Evernote in the past, but I think the service is steadily improving. That said, the lack of structural headings (and a <pre> block), makes me go elsewhere for lots of notes that I'd rather put in Evernote. All-in-all, this will lead me to move away from Evernote, which is too bad since I really like much of it.
  3. I also would like password protected notebooks and/or notes. I am an experience software developer and my view is that it most probably is not a very difficult thing to add. The difficult part is probably the user experience design, and to provide means for users to recover lost passwords (for example by some sort of key escrow). I'm assuming that "password protected notebooks" would be implemented using encryption (that is the solution I would select) which would lead to good extra security. I'd love to see Evernote add this functionality, but I'd be happy to accept it being a bit difficult to use even, since I need it only for selected notebooks. I'm sorry if following is off-topic, but I want to state that I find these forums very unfriendly. People like BurgersNFries who talk down to people, tell them what they need and not, tell them what they know or not, makes me not want to discuss anything here. Instead of trying to find faults in anything that even remotely criticizes Evernote, why not try to see the best in people and interpret what they write in a positive way?
  4. One way to implement this would be to do it similar to what the application "1Password" has done. In that application, you can navigate the sidebar using the keyboard, and it supports Tab and Shift+Tab to move between the panes. Really nice, and I would love for Evernote to do the same.
  5. I've requested this before, but since I now see that the newly released Windows version of Evernote 5 actually has this view ("Left Panel"), I repeat my request to improved the Mac version. As the topic title says: Please replace the sidebar with a normal view that can be navigated using the keyboard. I really like to navigate notebooks using the type of overview that the sidebar provides, but being forced to use the mouse for that is irritating and results in a poor user experience. Just a suggestion. Please let me know if I should have posted this elsewhere. Regards, MartinF
  6. The screenshots from joshatx demonstrates the problem well. I assume there is no reason for me to post very similar screenshots?
  7. I would like to second the request for a page rotation feature. I take almost all notes in landscape mode, both using penultimate and evernote (and other note taking apps). The fact that all penultimate notes are sideways in Evernote is a blocker for me, so I'm actually using other note taking software for freehand just because of this.
  8. Gazumped, you do realize how silly the dialogue is, right? I fully understand the background, with traffic redirected to servers for payment purposes, etc. I don't expect Evernote to actually do anything about this, of course... What I do expect is that they fix a dialogue that is just plain wrong. Since my last message here, Evernote support has changed its view, and now acknowledges this as a bug. So, my complaining actually did work this time! :-)
  9. Attached dialogue is displayed when another server takes over IP traffic, for example at hotels where one has to login to a server before using Internet. I just think that it would be nice to get more than one option. Especially since one has to press OK to continue using Evernote (yes, that dialogue is modal...). The dialogue presents a warning, and asks the user if he/she wants to continue or not. Then the dialogue gives the user only ONE choice (and forces the user to select that choice since the dialogue is modal): to chose to continue even though that has just been stated being a security risk.... This is so silly it is actually a bit funny. What is really not funny at all, is that Evernote support refuses to even call this a bug. Instead they blame "using a public Internet source"! Using a public Internet source that works by taking over the traffic is of course the source of the warning, but this in no way changes the fact that the dialogue is plain wrong. The fact that Evernote support doesn't even acknowledge that this is a seriously stupid dialogue, that simply needs to be fixed worries me. My ticket number is #69490. Any tips on what I can do, now that Evernote support has told me they cannot do anything to fix this? Can I contact someone who actually understands, and/or is it possible to escalate the issue? Btw, there is one advantage of the silly dialogue: it is given me a new fun #epicfail screen clip to show security minded people! :-)
  10. Sorry, forgot to say I'm using the Mac client for this. I also forgot to ask if it is possible to add tables at all into the iPad client?
  11. I used to be able to copy "tables" from Excel and Numbers, and paste them into Evernote as nicely rendered tables. This functionality seems to be removed. When I paste "table" information now, Evernote just splits everything up in separate text lines. There is no hint of table formatting like before. Now, I've gotten used to having nice functionality removed in the (for me) very bad version 5. But now it seems functionality is removed as version 5 progresses too. Sure, Evernote is a great tool even without fancy formatting, but pasting table type info into Evernote tables was really nice and I miss it. Anyone knows if this is just a bug, or if they did it on purpose?
  12. The Ticket# for this issue is 55471. As I've let the support people know, I have fixed my notes that were broken so I don't really need a fix to this. I've reported it mostly to see if there is a well known issue that one can avoid, and to let them know there is a problem hidden somewhere... :-)
  13. Ok, great. I've just sent some more info about the problem to the support thread I've opened. Good luck in finding and fixing this.
  14. If you think that that's all evangelists do, you are very much mistaken. I don't think that at all. I know that the evangelists help out very much -- I've been helped many times by them/you. This makes it all the more strange to me that several evangelists so often feel a need to defend EN against criticism.
  15. Well said gazumped! Or perhaps it should be spelled "gasumped" since you're English? :-)
  16. Ah, I've done almost the same regarding tags: I only use very few tags in Evernote, and put "tag info" in the titles instead. Great minds think alike? :-) I have been considering going back to Evernote 4 as you mention, since it clearly is much better (for me) than version 5. However, if I do that I lose all means of checking whether or not version 5 ever will become good and to post my opinions about version 5. In any case, I'm back trying to use Evernote again, and while I truly dislike almost everything with version 5 (please, please, please: let me navigate notebooks using the keyboard!) it still is a very useful tool. Cheers, MartinF
  17. Yes, backups are necessary. In this case, however, backups didn't help all that much, since the data wasn't really lost, but rather didn't display as before. My local backups had the same problem. I've not experienced any other such problems with Evernote, however, so I'm assuming this was a one-time thing. And, since I really didn't lose the data, I could fix my notes. Thanks for the reply, cheers.
  18. Thanks for the tip about tag:xx and notebook:xxx. Searching like that does work on the iPad. However, it is a bit more cumbersome compared to the "Filter by Tag" option in the OSX client. Especially using the iPad keyboard, where one wants to minimize typing as much as possible. It would be nice if searching on the iPad also supported the "filter" concept to more easily combine notebook + tag searches.
  19. At some point in time, several of my notes that includes images have stopped displaying the embedded image contents. Instead, the images are displayed as a generic file attachement placeholder. This applies to both Mac and Windows versions. The web client doesn't display the images either, but instead shows a placeholder. The iPad client shows the images properly. (Yes, I've made sure I synched the notes… they display perfectly on the iPad). I can fix this issue by editing the notes (I'm on a Mac in this case): Open image in Preview (right-click and choose "Open With" and then "Other…" and select Preview) Mark all and copy (Cmd-A, Cmd-C, in Preview) Paste image into the note in the same spot as the placeholder graphic …repeat for all ruined images… Now sync and the edited note displays embedded images properly. My guess is that Evernote changed some embedded image strategy/implementation at some point in the past, and that my notes became ruined at that time. I'm a bit disappointed in this behavior of course, but since I realize that bugs will occur now and then I don't want to make too big of an issue out of it (I could edit the notes and fix them, as stated above). What I'm mainly curious about is if there is a tip/idea on how I can avoid these types of problems in the future?
  20. I fully agree. Be careful, however, when you post criticism of EN, or the evangelists will jump in and correct you to apologize for EN... oh wait, that has already happened... :-)
  21. @Boatguy: thank you for very clear and well defined views! I have the exact same experience as you, and I appreciate very much the time and effort you have put into your posts. I really wish Evernote to succeed, as it has very nice functionality, but the negative development with version 5 and the strange differences between platforms make it very difficult for me to recommend the product. Why the evangelists feel a need to defend EN against any criticism is very strange to me.
  22. I completely agree with @jbenson2. From the bad problems with version 5 on OSX, I wouldn't keep my hopes up however. For example, my guess is that the new Windows version will remove the notebook view that can be navigated with the keyboard, and replace it with a strange "sidebar" that one has to use the mouse to click in. Why on earth anyone would like to make a "big update" to a product that is great is beyond me.
  23. I just tried Evernote again, to see if I would get back to using this application which was once so nice. But, I can see that while a few improvements have been made to Evernote 5 (on iPad and OSX), I still find the changes introduced with version 5 a clear step backwards from the much better version 4. The main problem is the lack of overview when working with different notebooks. For example: the OSX version has a Sidebar that can be used to display notebooks, and now I can see the number of notes in each notebook there (improvement), but why on earth can't I navigate the sidebar using the keyboard ? The iPad version still doesn't even have a sidebar where one can view and move between notebooks quickly. Also, the iPad version doesn't handle tag hierarchies, nor is it possible to search for tags in the context of one or several notebooks. This limits using tags very much, and it feels like such a strange limitation. Even with my very negative view on the usability problems, I've decided to try to use Evernote again. I really need an application where I can take notes on iPad, iPhone, Mac and Windows, and Evernote has many good qualities. Like Mike wrote in a previous post: it is really difficult to find something as capable... Thanks again for this thread, I believe it helps! :-) /MartinF
  24. Hi, I'm checking Evernote regularly to see if it still is useless for me or not. Unfortunately, there seem to be no indication that Evernote will fix the serious usability problems introduced with version 5. The same problems that I posted about in december last year still exists: The iPad version has a terribly bad UI -- it looks like they just enlarged the iPhone UI which is ok for that form factor but is really not ok for the much larger display on the iPad. There is no "sidebar" like on the OSX, Windows and even the Web View, even though the iPad clearly has room for such a UI element. This makes it very difficult to get any sort of overview of my notes, and the simple fact that it looks very different from the other Evernote clients feels very wrong. I do realize, of course, that UI's a much a matter of taste, and I have really tried to get used to the new UI for the iPad, but the lack of overview of notes/tags has made it rather useless for me on the iPad. Also, an added UI problem with the iOS version is that it cannot show hierarchical tags. Instead, all tags are displayed as being on the same level. Another strange behavior with the iOS version is that the search fields for the tags and notebooks views provides a search for tags and notebooks... while that seems like a logical choice initially, it is really silly from a user experience point of view. It is way more needed to search in notes, which is what the search field is used for in all views in the OSX version. Yet another example of that the iPad version is very different from the desktop version, for some unknown (and bad) reason. Evernote used to be such a good product, but version 5 is sadly not for me.
  25. Still a very bad User Interface. Not that I expected any big change with a minor number update, but since I check back with Evernote now and then to see if any improvements are made I thought I'd give the feedback that I still find it very bad. The main problem is that it is very difficult to get any sort of overview of ones notes, and that navigating between notebooks is very irritating. The sidebar helps, but it has many problems. For example, in the Notebook list: the list cannot be navigated with the keyboard, opening a stack requires one to click a tiny little triangle, one cannot create a notebook in that list but instead have to navigate to the Notebooks screen were one cannot see the notes... sigh... Why not just make the notebook list in sidebar a "folder type view" that can be navigated using the keyboard and that includes all functionality from the Notebooks screen (add/remove notebooks, create stacks, etc)? I'm sad to say that Evernote version 5 still is not for me. If I could go back to version 4, I'd still be using this product as a premium member.
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