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  1. Oh yes, it is also worth noting that all of these old versions were wasting a ton of space on my disc. They're each like ~150 megabytes, which is maybe not much in modern drives, but multiply that by about thirty of them silently piling up with no indication except for this and it's starting to be worth noticing, especially if you're on a machine with a small SSD.
  2. I am not a developer. I am an artist. Safari is my main browser; now and then I encounter a page that doesn't work in it, and use develop>open page with... to quickly toss it to Firefox or Chrome. Both of which, you will note, are listed below about thirty old versions of Evernote. ---- I have managed to get rid of most of them; in the interest of not being DenverCoder9 here is what I did: I was able to get rid of a bunch of them by going to ~/Application Support/Evernote/ and removing the entire .Sparkle directory, and more just now by going to ~/Library/Caches/com.evernote.Evernote and removing the Sparkle directory. I have also discovered that if I attempt to open a webpage in any of the remaining copies of EN, I'm told I'm opening this app for the first time, and given an option to show it in Finder, which makes it easy to find the rest. Restart Safari and enjoy a much shorter list.
  3. . It's kind of insane. Any suggestions on how to clean this out? OSX, High Sierra, but this has been slowly accreting for quite some time - when did EN 5.2.0 come out?
  4. If a new release of Evernote came out that had no margins, I would be very unhappy. White space is good, white space gives my eyes somewhere to rest, white space sets off a note from the rest of the UI or from the stuff outside the window if you've opened it in a new window. And as everyone scrambles to make mobile devices with ever-smaller bezels, it sets your note off from the rest of the entire world. I've been a paid EN user for seven years and never once have I said "these margins are too big".
  5. "Use your own tools" works fine for people who know these things exist. And for people who only create plaintext notes. I'm the former but not the latter, cutting and pasting notes with images into a web form just isn't gonna happen. Especially when I'm away from the computer.
  6. The other day I got an email from Evenote with a poll about yet another collaborative platform they're working on. There was a super-long list of questions that I gave up on when it was asking me to choose multiple times between pricing tiers, because I felt it was ignoring the elephant in the room: Collaborating via Evernote is incredibly painful because of the utter lack of any help in dealing with two different versions of a note. Seriously, I've been trying to use it for bits of collaboration, and it's a nightmare. Every time two people poke at the same note at once you end up with either a new "Conflicting Changes [some date]" notebook with a copy of the note in it, or get a "Conflicting Changes [some date]" banner jammed between two copies of the note's content. (For a while I was only getting the banner thing, I though the notebook thing was gone, but last week I got a new Conflicting Changes notebook for the first time in ages, I have no idea why one or the other happens.) Hell, you can generate them all by yourself by just accidentally having the same note open on a couple of devices at once. And then the only thing to do is to manually open two windows on my computer and slowly scroll through them, looking for all the changes, and making one good note via cut and paste. If I'm on my phone or tablet I can't even do that, I just have to pick one to edit and make things even worse. I mean, look, that was fine when sharing notes was a brand new feature. You don't expect to have every detail of a big change like that worked out the first time. But Evernote has had collaboration for years and we still have to manually look for and merge changes. And to be quite honest, I'm starting to move into managing projects, and Evernote's hell of conflicting changes is the last damn thing I want to inflict on the team I'm building. There are tools to deal with this sort of problem. There have been tools to deal with this sort of problem for decades. Evernote's programmers probably rely on tools like this to fix this sort of problem when merging their changes into the source tree. There's a programmer tool called "diff" designed to make this sort of thing much easier that's been around since 1970. There's a rich field of modern graphical diff clients that very clearly show the user which file is the 'original', which is the 'conflicting version', and what the additions/subtractions were. There's a lot of publicly documented algorithms for figuring out what's added/removed/changed/moved. There's a ton of prior art to play with and take inspiration from. I mean this is interesting, albiet a little opaque without the manual to explain it. This is super visual. Red is probably deletions, green is probably additions, not sure what blue is. Apple's tool is surprisingly difficult to look at. I guess it's Good Enough For Programmers. And that's just a few examples plucked from the first page of an image search for 'diff client'. Just, like, put a few interns on a skunkworks project of "diff-inspired conflicting changes UI" for a few weeks, see what happens, start playing with it, give it a grey/green skin, fix this thing that is broken at the center of this tool I've put all my notes into for the past seven years, and been a paid user of for most of those. Because thinking about this just made me go ask all my friends "what else is out there".
  7. EN 6.0.13, OSX 10.10.5. Huh, EN seems to have an update available it hasn't bugged me about. Let's see if that fixes it. *one update later* Oh good, it seems to be working again. Well that was simple. Except for wondering why I have the "automatically update EN' box checked and was still running an old version. Weird.
  8. I used to be able to drag and drop an image out of Evernote. Now I can't. If I try to drag it into another program, I get nothing; if I drag it into the Finder, I get a blank text clipping called "Untitled clipping". Is there a way to re-enable the old behavior? I've got numerous images stored in Evernote that I like to drop into other programs for further use.
  9. For the umpteenth time, I hit the close box on a banner in Evernote telling me I should try Work Chat. No. No I should not. I work alone. I like working alone. I use Evernote to keep information about all my creative projects in one place. Why do I have to continuously close this message on my tablets and my phone? I have gone into the settings and turned off the 'work chat' section of the mobile version's home screen. Evernote keeps on telling me I should try Work Chat. I've been a paying user for several years now. When people ask about my creative process, Evernote often gets mentioned. But this is starting to drive me nuts. If I've taken the deliberate step of hiding Work Chat, then please stop telling me I should try it. Don't keep on popping up banners about it when I'm trying to get to a note.
  10. Seriously, I keep on wanting to swipe l/r to navigate up and down the hierarchy, and double-tap top bars to expand them to full screen instead of half the screen. My instincts honed by hours of browsing Reddit would love to see EN work that way. Also I would really really love to be able to change the order of stuff in the sidebar, and more importantly be able to open/close them without having them be a submenu - opening up the "notebooks" lots and having it always open, every time I looked at the side bar, would be awesome. And would match the way I'm used to using EN on my Mac.
  11. I can't find the photo I took of it or the receipt itself, but I think I've got one that's like four feet long! Still, 3' max length is a LOT better than 15".
  12. I'd like to start scanning my receipts, especially my business-related ones. The problem is that my business occasionally generates receipts whose lengths are best measured in feet when I go out to the post office and mail off a bunch of books from a successful Kickstarter, and most of these little scan-to-cloud things seem to have maximum lengths that are not much more than one and a half feet. I've thought of using some of the phone receipt capturers but those things require a lot of user interaction. I'm lazy, if the initial import process is any more complicated that "put receipt in scanner, push button, shred receipt because now it's in Evernote" I will never get around to doing anything. Any suggestions, or am I looking for something that just doesn't exist right now?
  13. Thanks! I briefly played the demo for ME but really couldn't get into it - I'm just not a first-person gamer. If it's influenced by any particular video game, it's probably Sega's "Jet Set/Grind Radio" games more than anything else. But mostly it's just me applying my slick limited-color style and animator's attitude to action.
  14. I'm an artist who does comics. My present project, "Decrypting Rita", is a very digital-native comic; it's designed mostly for the iPad screen, and I'm using Evernote as much as I use physical sketchbooks to keep track of things. I have a notebook for the comic, of course. Within this notebook I keep a few things: I've got a few notes with model sheets in them, there's a couple of text notes, and there's a note full of images for each comic. When I'm working on the comic, sometimes I'll use reference in other windows and hammer the Exposé key to check it out. But other times I just pull out my iPad and use that for referring to a character model or to a previous page. A lot of my process happens in Illustrator. Most of the dialogue gets written as I'm laying out the panels, and refined over the course of the page. I'm a sole creator so I really don't feel a need to write all of this stuff out ahead of time. But Evernote's one of the ways I capture my random thoughts about what's happening on a longer range. I've got notes with fragments of dialogue for upcoming pages, I've got a note full of random thoughts like "Rita should totally do the jet grind* thing at some point". Not everything lives there. I haven't found a drawing app I really like on the iPad so I'm more prone to do visual notes by just pulling out a sketchbook and drawing, and I'm not married enough to Evernote yet that I reflexively photograph those. (Though now that I think about it...) I've also been playing with a proposal for a story set in the land of Oz; that's pretty much entirely text, and has ended up living entirely in Evernote so far. When I get seriously moving on it I'm sure I'll adopt the same workflow I have for 'Rita'. I also keep a copy of the comic in iPhoto, as that makes for a much better reading experience (having a 'presentation' mode to Evernote, where you could flip through a bunch of images dumped into a note with fullscreen presentation, would be PRETTY SWEET). But when I'm on the go with my Android phone and want to refer to the previous pages, I turn to Evernote. Anyone else out there doing comics and using Evernote? I'd love to see if you've got any ideas I haven't had yet. * see the "Jet Set/Jet Grind Radio" games
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