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  1. Anyone from Evernote tracking this? Happened again this morning when I am taking notes on an online class. Step 5 above is a hassle as I totally lose my place.
  2. Go to a computer and sign on to the Evernote site. Are your notes there? If so, uninstall and reinstall the iOS app. The backup/restore may not have worked right, and backup doesn't restore notes, as those are on the service. Logging in on your iOS app will restore the notes on that first sync. If that doesn't work, be sure it is the right account. I know you say this was since 2017, but it is possible you created two, and your other account has the notes. It is, AFAIK, impossible to lose notes when you switch phones unless your original phone never actually sync'd anything. But if that was the case, it would have had the green sync triangle on every note showing it hasn't yet sync'd. If that is the case, your only recourse is to get your old phone and fix the error and have it sync via WiFi. If you are still stuck, contact support and let them see if they can help find your note database in their cloud.
  3. By the way @CalS - if you do give ODS another try (which I highly recommend as Evernote is way more responsive on Windows) be careful when merging notes. Evernote will not automatically download all notes before merging them, so you'll merge a bunch of headers. Just click on each note and let them all download, then merge. This was also reported at least a year ago if not longer, and this is a data loss issue, not a visual annoyance. This is a visual annoyance. -> 🤬
  4. The search probably was but you weren’t giving it enough time. I’ve complained about this. En gives you no indication that the search isn’t done so you see some notes pop up and think it is done. It isn’t. It can take many seconds to finish searching online the populate the results. (Assuming you are online - cannot search ODS offline of course). but Evernote is too busy rebranding excercises and a new notebook view no one asked for to fix existing issues. All this would take to fix is a visual indicator that the search is still happening. May of 2017 was when I first brought this up. Others may have done it sooner, but not quite as cool as the way I did. But that said, we still don't know when searching is done, but we do have emoji, so there's that.
  5. Most of those won't work any longer given the security update that happened a few months ago. It rendered them all obsolete unfortunately.
  6. Yup. I am not even sure if they plan to roll it out to all apps. The way Win32 apps work with displays is a mess. They still haven't figured out a graceful transition from regular to HDPI displays without the developer having to rework the app.
  7. Understand first of all I am not an employee nor do I speak for Evernote. I am just speculating as to why there is no Dark Mode yet on Windows. I think it is a bit overblown to say they are putting users at a health risk. That is a bit like me complaining that Evernote doesn't change the "Changed Date" for a note when I change tags, so when I sort by recent changes to see which notes I tagged with "Birthday Gifts" I didn't see a note for my nephew's gift because it had an older "changed date" - ergo Evernote hates children. Dark mode has nothing to do with blue light. You want to use the "Night Light" settings in Windows. You can control the time, or let it go along with sunrise/sunset times in your location, and you can adjust the color temperature to your preferences. This is OS wide, so Evernote is affected.
  8. Windows just got real DarkMode support with 1809, which is still not out for the vast majority of the people, and what I've seen, isn't nearly up to par with what macOS did with Mojave. I'm sure it is in the pipeline, but they may be waiting until Dark Mode on WIndows 10 is up to snuff, or at least available to a lot of people via 1809.
  9. That folder is supposed to be temporary. Files are stored in the note database. Evernote copies the files to that folder if you open it in an external app, and is supposed to remove it after you close the app and save the note. Assuming everything is syncing fine, unless you have a notebook that is not sync'd - one you've configured as offline only - there is really nothing to move to the new PC. Just install Evernote on the new machine, log in, and wait for it to finish syncing. I never copy Evernote data from PC to PC.
  10. According to Evernote's plan comparison https://evernote.com/compare-plans you need Premium. I guess they give you 10 free annotations to see how it works, which is pretty nice. Or as @jefito said, go with a 3rd party app. Even if you could annotate, you'd run out of space pretty quickly with Basic. Depending on the size of your PDF files, every time you save a change, it gets uploaded, and PDF files will eat into the free 60MB/mo plan pretty quickly.
  11. I’d recommend uninstalling AVG and just use Windows defender. Installing anything else is just another attack surface. And with the new sandbox mode on Win10, defender is an additional form of protection other AV cannot match. https://www.tomsguide.com/us/windows-defender,review-2209.html
  12. No. Evernote cannot sort. You’ll need to copy your data to another app, sort, and copy back.
  13. That is really more of a service setting so when you emai a note, clip a web page, or use any external service to add a note, Evernote knows where to put it by default. And for those of us with many devices it keeps it simple vs having to set that setting on every device. It is one of the few settings that is synced but it makes sense why it is.
  14. You should add this to the actual beta thread started by an Evernote so they are more likely to see it.
  15. Search the forums for the security announcement a few months ago, or just install the latest to ensure you are protected. If you haven’t updated in 3-4 months then I’m sure that was locked out.
  16. I’d give anything to go back to Evernote for iOS circa 2014 or so. It was insanely fast and reliable. This newer version has so much c r a p going on in the editor it slows it down. Why can’t I just get a blank note and not this embedded template stuff. Make a button for that if I want it. But it got slow long before templates. I think the common editor across platforms may be what has ruined it. I swore I wouldn’t subscribe to Drafts because for me it is too expensive, but I am rethinking that. I’d pay good money, above the $80/yr I already give to Evernote, to be able to open a new note and start typing.
  17. Beyond logging off and on, not much much troubleshooting you can do. Just uninstall and reinstall.
  18. Same. It takes forever to even get a blank note to pop up and be usable and sometimes it fails to save what I type.
  19. Microsoft is not getting rid of OneNote. They are getting rid of the OneNote client that is part of office. OneNote 2016 is the last version, but it will continue to work for years to come, probably at least until 2022. They are moving everything for the Windows client into OneNote for Windows 10. It does require online access to create and store notebooks, but it does work offline if you have no connection. You just cannot create new notebooks as they must be created online. But you can edit/change/delete/add notes and notebook structures at will offline. Evernote will work offline sort of. You have to install it and log into your account, which is online, but you can then create "Offline Only" notebooks if you want and that can be done offline. Evernote has said they are retaining this feature, but not actively developing/promoting it as that isn't how Evernote is really built to work. If you want a notebook client that is exclusively offline, you need to look elsewhere. Neither OneNote for Windows 10 nor Evernote are really set up for that. A big list of note taking software is here, but like everything on Wikipedia, it is often outdated in some areas. It doesn't even have Bear listed, which is another popular notetaking app, but it too is online and doesn't even have a Windows client. I just bring it up to note that the article isn't being aggressively updated.
  20. You should contact Evernote as there is probably a range of IP addresses both for Evernote and Google's could service that they use. Evernote works offline just fine with no connection - it just doesn't sync. If yours isn't working, it is probably because you ran a script that blacklisted a bunch of IP addresses you didn't review first and screwed up the client.
  21. You know what is confusing? Being in a note you want to delete and it is hidden.
  22. I don't buy that that a trashcan, reminder clock and "I" icon are confusing, especially when they have a tool tip. If that is confusing to them, than the registration process to set up an account, download the app, and install it would be so far beyond their ability they wouldn't ever see an overflow menu or anything else. Just let them use an etch-a-sketch. And aren't frequently used in what context? I have 22,000 notes. Do I use the DELETE icon 22,000 times? No, of course not. Do I have 22,000 reminders? No, of course not. But I use it enough that it should be on the regular menu. Know what I ALMOST NEVER EVER USE? The big fat share icon. Put that on the little menu with a big neon green pulsating light if you want, and put the other stuff back on the tool bar.
  23. How many people using this version are really digging the fact that many of the key buttons used on a note, such as reminders, delete, and info (and more) have been moved to the tiny ellipses button and replaced with an insanely large green SHARE button? I am struggling to understand why this makes the product better? Is someone at Evernote really going "you know, if we increased the number of 'shares' of notes, we'd get more customers. So let's remove the note toolbar and replace it with a SHARE button. Then users will think they can only share notes, so they will share notes with people that don't have evernote, and they will install evernote. This is pure genius!" I am flummoxed over this. It makes the product MUCH MORE DIFFICULT TO USE. Since there is a lot of space though since all of the cool buttons are gone, rather than a desert of gray, some options for Evernote 7.7: Current weather, complete with a little emoji to show if it is raining, sunny, snowing, dark, post-apocalyptic nightmare, cloudy, etc. A tiny twitter feed of up to two of the people you like to follow the most. An ad for lower mortgage rates featuring the silhouette of a dancing dog wearing a MAGA hat. Stock ticker A counter showing the number of times you've had to click that ridiculous ellipses menu button to get to the functions you use the most since installing 7.6.
  24. I wonder if this is related to my annotation big report a few posts up? I don’t have data loss but I have to navigate away and back to the note for it to come back.
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