dlu is well aware that Evernote has bugs, and is not someone that I would ever characterize as "ignorant". As a rule of thumb, it's usually better to be more specific when you're trying to communicate with someone, and asking for clarification is not a sign of ignorance (i.e. see the root word "ignore"), but of active interest. There are any number of reasons why some folks have chosen not to install Evernote; not all of them are because of bugs -- but rather because of design decisions that Evernote has made that and are unlikely to change at this time. It would indeed make things clearer if gustavgi could be more specific about where he is coming from.
I was being unspecific for a reason. Everyone using Evernote will have their own wishes and opinions of what needs to be done first. Therefore it isn't really relevant which problems I would choose to point out my selft if being specific. My comment was that none of the issues I've seen mentioned reguarly were adressed after this one month update hiatus. Instead markups was added. It would have been nice to see that some of the issues that have been mentioned were fixed, whether or not these would have been important to me personally.
But I do have my own concerns. Evernote has created a system with liimitations which makes it necessary for you to rely heavily on the tag structure if you have a lot of long notes where keyword search will get you nowhere. I started using Evernote on Windows, as well as on an Android tablet where nested tags had good support. But when the Android UI was changed a good time ago, so that you no longer could see the full tag names and thus no longer visually distiguish tags with similar tag names from one another, and when the highlighting feature was never implemented on Android, I bought an iPad just for this. Unfortunately the iPad version doesn't support a nested tags view, so finding notes was once again a big problem, but at least the highlighting feature was a huge help when reading on the go. But in iOS7 Evernote decided that let's implement the letter limitation on tags on this mobile system as well... How exactly am I supposed to know which one of these to choose or what to continue typing as I don't remember exactly what I named the relevant tag in the first place?
At least the Windows version still worked flawlessly. Until v5. v5 still doesn't support international letters in the search bar tag search. v5 searches for keywords when selecting a tag in the search bar. The jump to tag-function has no connection to left panel, whereas the jump to tag-function in v4 actually jumped to your tag among the nested tags in the left panel. When clicking tags on the left panel which brings you to a tag view in the main window (a nice new implementation in v5) a tag search here doesn't really highlight where the tag is found if you are using nested tags, making the search nearly useless. It would also be nice if the suggestions while adding tags used the 'contains'-filtration and not 'starts with', while typing. I have hopes for fixes of all above mentioned hiccups but would settle for Evernote making their own bug-fix priorities.
Thanks for the write up.
There are many bugs reported on the forums that haven't been fixed yet, but there are also many that have been. We also fix issues that may not be reported in the forums. For example we've recently fixed a number of crashes, which may not correspond to any single thread or post in the forum.
If all you were doing was fixing bugs that caused crashes then I could understand what your saying but what it seems like your doing is continuing to try to implement new features without fixing known, pervasive, and extremely painful bugs for your users.
It seems disingenuous to claim that Evernote cares about fixing these bugs when they are ignored while they march ahead with new functionality (which is very cool) while leaving users with a broken application where obvious features that many people depend on are left broken, release, after release, after release.
If we didn't use Evernote so much then it wouldn't matter but you have accomplished a major tenant of your mission in that we use Evernote to remember (and recall) everything we do and so I personally have a great dependency on the product working properly.
I can tell you I don't try beta versions and report feedback for any other product I use, I don't actively participate in providing feed back in any other products forums, because no other product matters as much to me as Evernote.
Please fix tagging in Windows, iOS, and Android or be clear with us that it isn't going to happen and we are going to have to just deal with it or move on.