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DreamingMacaron

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  1. This is my first year doing Nano. I have my characters more-or-less fleshed out, and I have a premise for the story, but I don't really know where it will go after the first few scenes. Hahah.

    The guy who started Nanowrimo wrote a book called No Plot? No Problem!, and one of the things he suggests doing is making two lists: one for things you like in stories and would be good to include, and one for things you dislike in stories and would like to avoid including in yours. So I did that in Evernote. I also have, as aforementioned, plenty of visual references - one for the setting/environment, and one for each character. (I like to be able to visualize my characters doing stuff, and plus I've found some really, really good pictures that totally capture them.)

    One of the most recent blog posts from the Nanowrimo team made the point that it's important to write down your inspiration the minute it strikes, so that's where a mobile version of Evernote comes in handy. :)


  2. I really didn't know which of the lifestyle forums to put this in, so if this isn't the right one I apologize.

    So anyway, who else here is going to use Evernote to write a novel in November? I've got a whole notebook dedicated to character notes, visual references, etc. - and of course, come November 1st, I'll be doing the actual novel-writing in Evernote too.

    Now, the version of Evernote I'm using (the Mac one) doesn't have a wordcount feature, so I'll have to c/p to Google Docs to keep track of my progress. But it's good to have backups in more than one place anyway.


  3. Just search the forum, there is tons of discussions on here about this including comments from the Evernote staff.

    Even if it's been discussed before, if Evernote users keep speaking out and keep asking for the old version, surely the Evernote staff will take notice and try working towards a better solution.

    Anyway, I miss the old webclipper too and would love to see it back. I know Safari doesn't really support plug-ins anymore, so it would have to be an extension, but I really want to have that old functionality back.


  4. I like the way the old Safari extension worked better than this new version for Safari 5.1.

    I usually have Evernote app open and like to create a note directly in Evernote for the Mac. I can then do any reformatting and cleanup, add my notes and tags while every thing is still fresh in my mind.

    Uploading a clipping to the web and getting it some time later when I remember to open Evernote app and after all the resent notes have synced from the web—then making all my changes—then re-syncing back to the web is less efficient for me.

    Will Evernote be making a Safari extension to create a note directly to Evernote for Mac app?

    Totally agree with this post. I hope the release version of the clipper works like the old clipper- not just as basically the bookmarklet.

    I agree with this too. The old clipper was almost perfect. I do like how the new one can just clip the article instead of the full page, though.


  5. Sorry for taking so long to reply back! ^^;;

    Are you looking for more editing options (like Word's image options, like position, wrap text, crop, etc) or are you looking for a better way to view a note chock-full of images?

    The second one. I guess I'd also like to see the text formatting toolbar in each note be optional because of that - if my note only contains images, I don't need the toolbar for setting the font size, font color, justification, etc.

    A gallery thumbnail view wouldn't necessarily fix the higher level formatting you're looking for from note editing, correct? It'd just be another way of viewing a note with a high level of images, or audio, etc.

    Something like that. Well, it's just an idea, I don't know if it would really work. I leave that up to you guys who actually know what you're doing. :)


  6. Hello everyone,

    I've been using Evernote for a few months and mostly love it, but there's one kind of big problem I have with it: how the interface for creating a note isn't very friendly to things that aren't text.

    It's a little hard for me to explain exactly what I mean but I'll try. Say you have a note containing a combination of images and text. Evernote handles it like a text editor such as MS Word would, with regards to how the note is formatted. So if you copy an image into a note, it's like copying a block of text: the image will retain the same justification, etc. and you get a little blinking text cursor at the end. Even if you have a note with multiple images and no text, Evernote treats each image like a character of text in how they "sit" next to each other, so the formatting of the note isn't very pretty. I haven't really used audio notes, but there seems to be the same problem there, with Evernote handling it text-editor style. I hope all of this makes sense?

    Anyway, I guess what I'm suggesting is this: Evernote shouldn't be a glorified text editor, it should have a nicer way of dealing with all kinds of data. Maybe for notes with lots of images but no text, some kind of gallery thumbnail view? And for notes that are made up of a single image, maybe something like how Yojimbo works?

    Well, let me know what you all think, or if what I'm trying to get across is unclear at all. Heh.

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