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  1. Yes, for the client you are right. At least the Windows client. For the servers, MySQL... https://www.mysql.com/customers/view/?id=1211 & https://evernote.com/blog/whysql/ - but that has nothing to do with why it is so slow on the Windows platform.
  2. Well, if is as useful as Context in Evernote and Related Notes in your google browser search, what could possibly go wrong?
  3. You should try the steps here. You will proably have to resort to the most drastic of removing the local install and renaming the database and starting over with a fresh download from the cloud. Also, just before you do this, run a chkdsk /f on your PC. It will take time, but will ensure that the issue isn't hardware.
  4. I don't really care how they implement the database for Evernote on either platform. It isn't separate components vs single file that makes the Mac version fast and Windows slow. It is that the chosen database MySQL isn't up to the task once you get a few hundred or thousand notes. It pauses and stutters. There are a TON of good single-file database products out there. SQL Express would have been a good choice except the MS licensing on it limits it to 10GB, which is a non-starter. There are dozens of other options too. All a matter of cost, effort, performance, overhead, etc.
  5. If you google Evernote and PowerShell it seems there is some ways to interact with Evernote on a PC with PowerShell, but I'd rather stick a pencil in my ear.
  6. While I agree that Evernote on Windows could use some work, especially on the database format that simply is not up to the task, as both a Mac and Windows user, I much prefer the Windows version due to missing features on the Mac. Just some examples (no one respond with "well, I can do this with AppleScript! - 1) that isn't helpful for those that don't want to use a programing language to use their app and 2) windows doesn't have that so it is irrelevant): Notes created via the Table of Contents feature are populated with a "file://Table of Contents" string in the URL, making searching for TOC notes possible. Notes can be merged in the order selected. You you cannot do this on the Mac. You have to edit them in a specific order to trick the sytem in to modifying the updated date, and then merge, and then hope you didn't get the logic backwards. You cannot set up Import folders on the Mac where you can just drop a bunch of files info a folder and Evernote will create notes for all of them and optionally remove the files. This is awesome for personal and work workflows. You cannot set the Mac client to sync on demand, meaning I don't have to have my 8-9GB database of notes on my Windows PC, but do on my Mac. Here the Windows PC allows you to work like mobile devices. You can download what you want, and search all of it, but only download bodies as necessary. Windows lets you put the shortcut menu across the top as a separate toolbar. Makes it easy to select without having massive amounts of up/down scrolling on the left pane. Windows has an honest-to-goodness set of toolbar buttons to indent/outdent. On the Mac you have to hit Option-< or Option >, or option-shift-[, or ctrl-option-left-shift-key-{ or some such nonsense. Keyboard shortcuts are fine, but shouldn't be the only way to do something. Windows has a real toolbar for notes, not a mile wide swath of white space with a big green SHARE button. There are others, but those are the quick ones off the top of my head. Implementing the Mac model in any of these areas is a step forward only for someone in design that clearly isn't using the product to its fullest, or simply doesn't care what the user wants. On the other hand, I cannot think of a single feature on the Mac platform I wish Windows had. I am sure there are some, but I am not one of the ones to use them. We shouldn't move to one or the other model. We should get the best of both in a client sync'd up in the best features and designed with usability in mind, not prettiness awards that reward minimalism vs productivity.
  7. I think this will fall on deaf ears. On the Mac client, they have removed all toolbar buttons on the note menu except for a big green SHARE button. No reminders, no delete, no information, no nothing. And you cannot customize it. It is just a big white space. I think the goal is to remove 100% of the UI elements we use except for the big green NEW NOTE and SHARE buttons. We should never have the need to do anything else.
  8. Holy cow. This is nearing a decade old. But.... we have emoji!
  9. If you have Windows 10, version 1809, you can use the cloud clipboard feature. See if you do. The Win+V key will open it. But if you never turned it on, it will be empty. Evernote cannot rescue lost clipboard data. That stuff Excel and Word do are their own thing. THey don't really use the Windows clipboard until you leave the app to copy from Excel to Evernote for example. So if you copied over something, it is probably gone forever if the cloud clipboard isn't on. See this article for more info on the cloud clipboard feature.
  10. It should exist, but I wonder how complex it is to update the search syntax? Either it is really simple, or they have to coordinate the update of multiple apps/platforms, including their server for the web and remote searches from the client. 🤷‍♂️
  11. The other way to not download all of that data, and get a clean local database to boot, is after installing and signing in, go to Tools|Options|Sync and check "on demand sync." That will dynamically download note bodies as you need them, and purge them every 30 days. (can be changed.) Search works fine as the client will tell the server to search and return undownloaded notes in your results. That is what I do. My database is well over 8GB but my local copy is under 500MB.
  12. If you are navigating from note to note, the <> buttons show up allowing you to go back and forth.
  13. This is the same logic as to why the Mac version doesn't have indent/outdent buttons. It would confuse the user. It is much more intuitive to only let them indent/outdent by using the CMD-Shift-[ and CMD-Shift-] keyboard shortcuts.
  14. The dark mode added in Windows 10 is only for UWP/PWA style apps. None of those APIs are available to Win32 apps, so as of right now, if Evernote does this, they will have to roll their own UI changes.
  15. Amen. Or ar least put some peaceful scenery in all of they gray space. Or a random thought of the day.
  16. Delete your Android phone from your account. Basic members can only use 2 apps at a time, not including the web portal, and uninstalling does not remove the device from your account. Log into Evernote at www.evernote.com. Click on your avatar in the lower left (I am on Classic evernote. If you have the newer web version, just look for something that could get you into your account settings, not notes) Settings Devices Revoke Access to your old phone. Try your new iPhone again.
  17. Notes are in a big database, so you cannot restore just one note. A few options: 1 get it to boot and sync one more time putting those notes in your account. 2 copy the database to your current PC. You would lose any changes on your PC not yet in the cloud so make sure it is synced. 3 copy the database to another PC and sync it, or export the missing notes an ENEX files and import them on your current pc. There are other ways but mostly a variation of the above.
  18. I've never seen this. The only thing I can think of that annoys me about Evernote like this is Context. On the iOS app, I have Settings - Notes - Context turned off, as I do on my Windows PC. Your subscription is Premium, so this isn't any kind of ad, or shouldn't be. I'm not big on notifications though and for Evernote I have it to only show badges in iOS settings, no alerts. For grins I'm going to turn on banners and see if I get this over the next few days.
  19. It has probably hung. Launch Task Manager and make sure all Evernote*.* apps are killed, then try. If that fails, reboot your PC and try. That should fix 99% of the Evernote failing to start issues. If that fails, download the latest version, install that, and try again. If that fails, then your database is probably corrupt and Evernote crashes when reading it. That is a whole different process so post back if it is still not working.
  20. Do you have a Keyboard to attach? Or can you start another app like notepad and type you user I’d and password there then paste them in via press and hold on the screen?
  21. Delete it again, then force your client to sync. That should kill it. If not, once in it, restore it, then remove the share. If if that is necessary though, sounds like a bug.
  22. What shortcut bar? Is this on the iPad? I cannot see what you are referring to on my iPhone.
  23. I don't think that would work. Evernote would open after the move and get confused. The old way was to: Shut down evernote. move the files edit the registry to show it in the new location start evernote. The new way is supposed to make it easy. But you should probably close evernote first, then open it and do it so it doesn't have a bunch of open links to files. This is how stuff never gets removed from the Attachments folder, which should be empty when you close evernote. I'd want to really test your method above on an install that I didn't care about before recommending it. Given what you said happened, I'd do the registry thing, but I honestly never partition my drives anymore. I just have a 1TB drive here and it is all C:\
  24. Between templates and the new "improved" editor, it is slow. Even on my iPhone XS Max, which is currently the fastest iOS device available, there is a lot of stuttering trying to do stuff. I've slowly weaned myself off of Evernote on iOS for data entry. I mostly put it in a text file or OneNote then copy it over on my desktop later.
  25. I've never seen that with Evernote, but a few things to try: restart your computer and be sure you have NOTHING else running. Go into Task Manager and disable most everything in there. Make note of them as you'll want to re-enable them later. Reboot once you've done this. You should also have installer on your PC so you can just run it. Don't even open Evernote or your browser to go get it after the reboot. Temporarily disable your AV if it persists. If it still won't install, try uninstalling, rebooting, and installing fresh. If it still won't install, try installing it in a different user profile. This won't help your main user profile, but it will tell you if your current profile has some corruption or conflict preventing the install. Finally, contact Evernote for support if none of the above works. give them the exact details of the error message and what it does. Saying "it won't install" will only lengthen the time it takes to get you an answer.
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