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  1. Hi - just a quick note to say that the Informant service has now shut down. I still firmly believe in the idea but lack the time required to bring it to it's full potential. It's been great - thanks to everyone that participated, and good luck finding a great GTD solution in the future. -- John Clayton Founder of Informant.
  2. Great news about the fork! I'm sick right now so can't get to it immediately. Is it still AppleScript? I didn't write the original by the way - just found it and reposted it as a companion tool. Attachment processing would be very very cool indeed.
  3. Hi Nope. No relation to Pocket Informant. -- John Clayton CodeRage
  4. Hi, If you've been looking for a GTD solution that's tightly integrated into Evernote - check out Informant, it might be what you're looking for. What's it do? Informant automatically creates 'next action' lists within Evernote. All your tasks are sorted by priority and grouped by project, and Informant keeps the next action lists up to date if you change anything in Evernote. Informant provides convenient time saving shortcuts, and because everything is stored in Evernote you can access it everywhere at any time! The Big News - 25% Off! I'm really pleased to announce that Informant is going live with a bunch of great new features and improvements, which are detailed in my blog entry. If you feel like trying it out for 30 days; head on over to https://informant.coderage-software.com and register a free account. If you choose to buy a subscription - please don't forget the following coupon code - it should be entered into the checkout page and is valid until 21st of May. You can use it for both the monthly and yearly subscriptions. Your coupon code is: LIVE25 Thanks - I hope to welcome you on board, have a great day! -- John Clayton CodeRage Software
  5. Hi David It's great to hear that you find the script useful. The emails get moved to the Archive folder of a given mail account. Correct about the attachments too - and I'm not an AppleScript expert so it's hard for me to say that the script can be adjusted to do this - although I'm sure it is possible. thank you
  6. Hi My web app is a GTD solution that integrates very tightly with Informant. So tightly in fact that there isn't another web app, iPhone or Android app required - you drive everything from within Evernote itself. I recently submitted my app to the App Center and received a rejection, with the reason: Thank you for your submission. Unfortunately, we don't think Informant is the right fit for the Evernote App Center. I find the decision to exclude Informant from the App Center strange, especially considering there is a healthy market for GTD apps in the App Center - there's 3 other there already and that's just looking in the App Center. I’d like to appeal the decision not to include Informant in the Evernote App Center - does anyone have an idea of how to go about that? Here's what I found: Nozbehttps://appcenter.evernote.com/app/nozbe-to-do/web-appsWhich bills itself as a productivity app, with a focus on GTD and TODO lists - Informant also handles TODO's and focuses on GTD as it's main driving workflow. Zendonehttp://appcenter.evernote.com/app/zendone/web-appsAnother take on GTD this time with integration with Google Calendar - which is also something Informant provides in it’s Pro version FacileThingshttp://appcenter.evernote.com/app/facilethings/web-appsA web app that helps with GTD, planning projects and personal productivity. --Thanks John ClaytonCEOCodeRage Software
  7. Ben One thing you can try - after I looked at this for 5 minutes. Please create any kind of tag under the .Active Projects tag. Once you've done that - wait a bit, Informant should then produce the overview notes! It's still a bug - but I think that's a workaround for now. I will continue to look at this on the weekend. So, create a "project" tag, it can be anything - but it MUST be a child of the .Active Projects tag. Thanks.
  8. Excellent info that you posted - and no, it was not really dumb at all - several things we're then clearer to me, among them: - your process is perfect - you are using a web browser only (very important, the note content is every so slightly different when the browser saves it) - you had no feedback (it'd be great to have some kind of processing feedback on a users account) I can confirm that the lack of overview notes is a definite bug - you should be seeing these notes get created. I forced Informant to re-create the notes on your account and I could see in the logs that the routines that pick out the potential notes to include returned zero. I test the system in a web browser attached to the Evernote sandbox - so this is a surprise to me. I believe I have enough info to fix this - and will look at it over the weekend. Thanks Ben, I'll keep in touch.
  9. Hi Ben Where would you like to see the samples? I've got documentation in a shared notebook that shows the steps required to use the system, as well as a simpler "overview" page that you can view on the website. I'll be the first to admit that because of it's unique "there is no UI - just use Evernote" approach that this is probably the biggest stumbling block. I wondered, what if I created a single note in your evernote account instead of the 4 tutorial notes - and include an example of "this is what you should be seeing", "this is how to create a task to appear in @Work with 1-Now priority" - maybe that's better. In any case - great feedback - what is your Evernote username please, I'll go and have a look to see what's up with your account. To get a task into a master note, you do this: create a new note, the minimum you need is the title tag it with @Work and 1-Now; you *must* use one context tag, the 'project' and 'when' tags are optional sync with Evernote wait - while waiting, read about Notifications from Informant (either Push notifications for iOS/Android or Safari Browser). after about 30 seconds, which will feel like an eternity, sync with Evernote againThat's it - there's nothing more to it. At this point, go and find the next actions note for the @Work context, if the system is doing it's job right (and this is 99% the case since it went into use in May last year), you'll have the new note listed there, along with a link. Let me know how you get on, and please fire me your Evernote username so I can have a look to ensure it's all running smoothly. Cheers,
  10. Hi Ted, What is the link you are embedding in the iCal feed? I've done this - in a very round about way. My link looks like this (I changed the user id and guid): https://www.evernote.com/OpenNote.action?noteGuid=d3a0d9d0-a629-4303-804d-d1ef96f392dc&shardId=s7&userId=123456 This will open safari, and then if Evernote is installed the note opens in Evernote, otherwise it offers to have the user log into the Web UI for Evernote.
  11. Hi Everyone, I was just wondering what your experiences of using Informant have been to date? Any feedback is appreciated. I've worked out the payment/business model and am spending time getting a payment provider in place - go live for this is Q1 2014 :-). Currently there's about 300 users on the system, and it's growing every day.
  12. 1) PlayStore - aha, yeah, that makes sense. Good point about multiple devices per person too. 2) Fair enough - makes sense both ways. 3) Great! I had a mini "yeah, of course! duh!" moment when I read your feedback about the installation of Evernote. I've changed the wording to simply imply that you need an Evernote account - it doesn't matter if it's Desktop/Mobile etc. Makes more sense. I also found out how to create Stacks programmatically so have added this one to my list of tweaks to do before the beta really goes live, and before I start blogging/tweeting etc about it in earnest. I wanted to ask about the impression I created between Informant & Evernote. Informant is not actually that visible - about the most "in your face" it gets is it's settings/control panel website. Everything else either happens in the background on the Informant server sitting in a data-center in the USA or within Evernote itself (eg. notes, todo tick boxes etc). Would there be a better way to present the difference or dividing line between Evernote and Informant? Thank you - I appreciate that you spent some time looking at Informant. If you've other insights - I'm keen to hear them, and it'd be great to have those on Facebook too.
  13. Yes - I was surprised at the price, and I thought it worth clarifying. Thanks for taking the time to reply in length, I enjoyed reading your post. It would be 6,800 per month with 10 cents or pence at a take up rate of 10%. Where did you get the Android download stats from? I'm interested in getting more numbers to clarify my existing revenue predictions for any kind of service based on Evernote. This is a good kind of pocket change too of course - I wouldn't sniff at it! I won't be kicking off a business for the "conflicting notes" problem just yet though as right now I'm super busy building "Informant", which is another set of ideas I've had re: GTD + Evernote - and I needed the solution myself so ended up putting all the effort into building the web service infra, writing the back end code, setting up a website, defining free vs pro etc first. Thanks, take care
  14. Timothy G - thanks for the reply. The numbers I quoted we're dollars per month, e.g. 10 p/month - not pence. We're you serious about pence or did you mean dollars? Cheers
  15. Hi There are a few tools around already to help send email messages into Evernote. The basic idea is simple; if you are using Evernote as your GTD or task tracking system, you want an easy way to throw emails into Evernote and get rid of them from your Inbox. Many of these tools require a third party application in order to set the shortcut key. I've written an Automator action for Mac that runs as a "service", which in normal peoples terms means you can easily set a shortcut cut for this in System Preferences. Here's a link to my documentation about it: http://goo.gl/WIXG3x This Automator action is very specific (but can be easily changed if you know Applescript), it will: Use the currently selected emails in Mail.app to... Create evernote notes for each selected email and then... Move each selected email to the "Archive" folder of the appropriate Mail.app account, finally setting it's background to blue (so you know it was moved into Evernote)It's simple, but super effective - and one cool idea is that the Evernote note retain a link back to the original email message. You can download the Automator action, and install this by following the instructions here. Happy Evernote'ing! -- John Clayton
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