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    mac REQUEST: Narrower window

    I think I might have requested a narrower option six or seven years ago. I don’t recall users or developers being terribly interested. I wonder why. On a Macbook, (an Air in the old days), it’s been terrible, and I don’t know what purpose the extra large window serves. I’ve learned to work around it, but I think it’s attention to little details like this (basically, how the app works in practice in different environments) that really gain the loyalty and respect of users, so I encourage Evernote to sweat the details. Competitors are, frankly, crushing Evernote in this respect — it’s just kind of annoying to use Evernote in conjunction with other apps.
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    other Plain Text ONLY Notes

    I think that stripping the formatting is the best we are going to get, because Evernote has .html (actually .enml, which is a fork), and so it is impossible to have a truly plain text note short of a complete redesign of the entire service (a dedicated space for plain text notes, I guess).I don’t see that happening, If plain text is your thing, I doubt Evernote will ever be a comfortable fit for you. But, on the plus side, Evernote’s .html is pretty easy to convert to plain text, it isn’t a significant departure from it if you are just looking for some file type that will survive in the long term, and the tradeoff with .enml is that you can do some pretty convenient formatting across multiple clients without much effort — in most cases, it just works, and you can quickly go from just a few hurriedly typed notes to presentation-quality text in no time at all. As for competitors, Simplenote has been in it for the long haul (I’ve had unfortunate experiences with it in the past), and Bear is a beutifully done newish notetaking app — bothe of them are worth a look, but neither has anywhere near the power and flexibiliity of Evernote.
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    The Evernote Editor

    I don’t think there is ever a good time to try and upsell paying customers — I don’t know how the idea of inserting annoying ads into my app ever got out of any committee. And then, someone apparently thought it’d be a good idea to make it so that you get the same ad on each platform, and you have to dismiss each one individually. If I was considering spaces before, I’m not today! I don’t care if the editor becoms the gold standard in the industry, the marketing gimmicks will always annoy me. For reference, I’ve been around ten years now, I actually argued to keep the original ad scheme (very smart to assign it an out-of-the-way location and make it easily opt-in / opt-out). “Ads”aren’t bad, but the annoying implementation is.I think it can be done better, don’t you? The same thing goes for the editor. On good days, it works great, and then there is a rewrite from the ground up (how many times now?), lots of broken stuff that will get fixed on the way to great things (so we are told), and yet a simple bullet list still reliably fails on multiple platforms. After ten years, I think a lot of us are expecting a more professional, measured approach that has no tolerance for ironing out the bugs after the shiny new thing has rolled out — we’re paying professionals who want to get work done. I’m actually not in the least bit annoyed or troubled by the editor at the moment . I’m working around the problems. I just think it’s long past time for Evernote to change things up a bit. Try herding all of your cats into a room, working out the existing bugs, incorporating user suggestions, and releasing something solid that lacks any bugs (or , at least, no significant ones).Once is enough. It’ll blow our minds. I imagine the gratitude from users will also warm the cockles of your hearts. Wouldn’t you like to give it a try?
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    Bugs/Suggestions iOS 8.10.1 (362115)

    3)Cut and Paste I cut an audio out of a note, but when I tried to paste it into another note, it didn’t make it. Lost data....
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    Full Encryption Support

    and, the ceo before him promised “sexy” encryption. the engineers at evernote are probably some of the best in silicon valley (judging by evernote’s reputation, the ones i have met, and their excellent product). i suspect it is more about lack of interest in seeing it happen. apple notes has it. onenote has it. devonthink has it. there is even a third-party plugin for evernote that has it. the only people without encryption for an entire note (at the very bottom level) is evernote. whatever the reason, i hope they sort it out.
  6. At least on OSX, it looks like it's not actually a link, it's just green and underlined. I guess that's better than being hyperlinked, but I think it makes sense to kill the formatting at the end of a link instead of making stuff that looks like a link but isn't.
  7. Hi. Thanks for reporting. It's not an every time thing, but it is an every day one. Just now I attempted to move 19 PDF files (all together 112MB) into the icon in the dock and only 13 made it. Why? I don't know. Now I have to go through each note and figure out what didn't make it. There's nothing special about the files. They open fine in every other application.
  8. Sometimes... It happens. And then it doesn't. I don't know why it is intermittent.
  9. (4) Note Links Just like iOS, the note links don't end when you continue the list. It makes quite a mess of things when everything gets linked. Please fix it. Thanks!
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    Full Encryption Support

    I think I may have been requesting encryption for several years now, with various levels of urgency, but Evernote has not adopted the suggestion for some reason. I'd be interested to know why. As I've mentioned before, competitors have managed it, so it's technically feasible. Where there's a will, there's a way.
  11. (3) Note Links Copying links from one note to another destroys the links in both notes. That's no fun Please fix it.
  12. Hi. Here are some bugs and suggestions. 1) Note links and lists When a note link is in a list and you return at the end of the line to create the next item in the list, it drags along the link and everything afterwards ends up getting linked. Please stop the linking at the end of the note link itself. Thanks. 2) iPad Pro On the iPad Pro, the tab key on the keyboard does not work for indenting lists. Please enable this function. Otherwise, the (generously priced) keyboard is kind of useless, isn’t it. Thanks!
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    Evernote for Mac 7.0 (UPDATE: 7.0.3, 7.0.2 & 7.0.1 hotfix)

    I prefer to have topics devoted to each release. It also helps when new folks jump into the forums, because the threads can be closed easily when we move onto a new release, and people are less likely to confuse existing and past issues. By the way, it really helps to tell us what was fixed (as you did this time). Then, we can check if it really was, and we also know the problem has been noted and dealt with already, so we can pass on the information (as jm did above) to others. Thanks for doing that!
  14. Thanks! Yep. I just saw the fix (A fix for an intermittent issue with Note Snippets flashing while typing). Now that is what I call fast service!
  15. Bugs / Suggestions (1) Drag and drop When I select several files to drag and drop into the icon, some go, and some don't. For example, I just selected seven PDFs, dragged, dropped, and it said 4 notes were created. Now I have to go back and figure out what did and didn't make it. If there is a problem, please let us know with a dialogue, and have us try again. (2) Flashing It seems that when I select a note in the center column and edit it, the selection highlight flashes on occasion, perhaps when the app is syncing. Please stop it