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  1. Although Evernote does not have an entity named "folder", I think most of us understand that when some person says "folder(s)" they usually mean "notebook(s)".
  2. Rob, Your list of natural and historical uses of hierarchical organization is excellent, and I would hope, very compelling. While use of hierarchical folders in computers may be a learned behavior, it is very clear that our society has been using, and still is using, hierarchal organizations in a very pervasive way. I would submit that we, as human beings, grow up first learning about hierarchal organizations long before we have ever heard of the term: Family structure (parent-child) Political organizations (Country > State > City) Geographical organization (Continent > Land masses > bodies of water) Even when we go to school: School District > School > Principal > Teachers Finality, the organization that drives development in almost every way, is projects. And Projects are clearly one of the most hierarchical organizations. So, by the time we take up computation devices, we have already been exposed to hierarchical organizations. I say all that only to make this simple point: Use of hierarchical organization in computers would most likely seem "natural", or "intuitive", to most of us. Now addressing all readers: I would submit that if there is any type of mental block, it is not about the benefit of using tags, but the benefit of using hierarchical organization. It would seem that some simply do not see the use cases, the benefits of, a hierarchical organization. I would like to make an important point here: In no way am I suggesting or proposing that everyone should use hierarchical organizations. I am a firm believer in each person choosing what works best for him/her. Personally, I see great benefits in using both hierarchical organization (be it folders or notebooks) AND cross-cutting tags. Finally, I come to dealing with two major questions: What is the best way to organize for a particular use case? What are the organizational methods available to me in my tool of choice? Clearly, Evernote management has decided long ago, with no indication of changing, that the Evernote app will support only very limited hierarchical organization in the form of Stacks > Notebooks > Notes > Attachments, and within that imposing a limit of only a very few Notebooks (250). So, if I want to use Evernote, then I will need to design the organization of my Notes within those constraints.
  3. This is NOT supported, but if you want to try a high-risk option, you can try using a symbolic link. I have NOT done this, and even if it initially works, it might lead to issues later.
  4. Do you really think mixing Evernote with Mercury is safe? See Amalgam Sorry, I couldn't resist the play on words. Does Ver 6.9 have all of the new features introduced in the Ver 6.9 betas? Do the "New" and "Fixed" sections of Ver 6.9 refer to new and fixed since Ver 6.8?
  5. I agree. Having tabs for each Note window would be great!
  6. I agree that you don't need to defend your assertion. However, it apparently is NOT self-evident to Evernote designers. IMO, it is not only self-evident, it is extremely obvious. I have no idea why Evernote has not implemented this feature (selective sync). (Please, no rebuttal from pseudo programmers who have no idea about the real level of difficulty of doing so.) Even if this is hard to implement, it seems to me that it is just a matter of time before many of us have more notes than will fit of some of our devices.
  7. Thanks for the update. Has this BUG been fixed:
  8. I don't think that Evernote "OCR" has ever been better than most OCR tools. For one thing, Evernote does NOT provide true OCR. It provides a best guess at creating an index for the image. This is quite different from recognizing actual characters in the image. But even if Evernote "OCR" was equal to external OCR, having the actual text that is OCR'd that is part of the PDF which you can select, copy, and search using PDF tools outside of Evernote make it more than worthwhile to me to OCR the PDF before it put it into Evernote.
  9. In addition to the Mac System Preferences, you can right-click anywhere in a Note and make sure "Smart Quotes" is unchecked:
  10. I'm not sure there is a reliable way to confirm this. Perhaps an Evernote employee will jump in with a good answer. If you go to the menu Note > Show Note Info, you can view the Image Status property. I just ran a test on a small PDF that I added to new Note, but it immediately reported "No images to index". So, I'm not sure whether it is reporting only direct images, or also images in the PDF. Obviously, the most reliable would be to select the note with the PDF, and do a Find (⌘F) on text you know is in the image in the PDF. In a quick Find text, Evernote found text in the scanned PDF within a minute of when I uploaded it.
  11. This should be a very low priority, IMO. How often, and how many users, actually need to create a new note from template at the same time? Seems like a very, very, limited, use case to me. I don't think I've ever seen another app that offers a quantity to create when creating a new document, etc from template. Does EN Win not have the "Duplicate Note" action that is in EN Mac? (menu Note > Duplicate Note) Assign a shortcut key to this menu item, and just press it as many times as you need a new note.
  12. How would you know this? Are you an Evernote employee, or do you have access to Evernote design documents? If you have done any real programming, you should know it is pointless to guess about someone else's code, particularly putting your guesses (but stated as if you have real knowledge) in a way that could easily mislead those less informed. I see no point, no value in it. Why don't we just leave it up to Evernote to comment (if they choose to do so) on the difficulty and/or incentive to make any change.
  13. Have you tried a clean reinstall? See How to Completely Remove and Reinstall EN Mac If that does not fix the issue, then I would definitely submit a format bug report. Since you have Premium account, you are entitled to full support. I recommend that everyone who experiences a bug to submit a bug report. This will make sure that Evernote is aware of the issue, provide your environment data to help identify/fix the issue, and put more pressure on Evernote to fix. Submit a BUG report via an EN Support Ticket. In the Support Form, select "Report a bug", and start the Ticket Title with "BUG: " to make it clear. Reporting a bug should be available to all users, including Free Account owners. Other Ticket types available to Free users are "Data Loss", "Crash", & "Sync Issue", "Payment/Billing Issue", and "Log in issues".
  14. What is "CE"? I did a google, but no help.
  15. If you'd like to increase the probability of Evernote fixing your issue, you might post: What versions of OS and Evernote you are running Details and steps to reproduce your issue Post in the forum topic where the update was released Of course, you can also submit a formal bug report