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  1. yeah, I was finally able to use that method, as well. Just upgraded to Scrivener 3 but haven't had the chance to use it at all yet. Bummer if this doesn't work right now.
  2. I'm checking in to see where things are at with the planned release of an updated desktop app that simplifies the workflow. It would be great to have robust encryption functionality seemingly built in to the solution set. As of now, though, the only things I really need to encrypt are PDFs and I can do that outside of Evernote and then simply drag the encrypted PDF to the app and it's done. I'm intrigued by Saferoom, but it sounds like it has some miles to go before being truly usable. And a look at the app store reviews only has 2, and both say it's crashing on them repeatedly.
  3. I just downloaded the trial version of that PDF encryption product, will see how that goes. I like how it lets you create inbox/outbox folders for drag and drop encrypting. Nice. Preference window is horrible. Unfortunately, the interface is just terrible. I hate that it gives me "low/medium/high" security options without telling me what those actually are. Lame. But the folder functionality makes it easy to encrypt this stuff, much simpler than using Preview. So I'll likely buy it when the trial period ends. Thanks for the recommendation.
  4. thanks for the link to that app, I'll check it out. A question from someone who is not a security expert: what is the practical difference between a PDF you encrypt and one encrypted in Preview? What makes the latter "not adequate"? Is the concern there a real, practical one or more of a theoretical one? I may very well be naive but here's how I look at it, I guess: first, the odds that anyone other than the government wanting to look at my tax returns while they are in my Evernote account would seem pretty small. I'd guess that my biggest risk of exposure is not being directly targeted b
  5. one note: I'm (theoretically) familiar with the Mac process of using Disk Utility to created an encrypted disk image that kinda acts like a folder, but that has always seemed like a pain. If that's the solution, I'd rather just do the Preview method of encrypting individual files.
  6. So, what would be those tools? I figured out how to do it in Preview on my Mac but it would be cool to have a folder where if I drag anything into it, those files are automatically encrypted and then I can drag out of that folder into Evernote. How do I do that on a Mac?
  7. I played with encrypting the PDF and figured it out, that can absolutely work but is a bit of a pain to do. But I've no idea how to "redact" sections of a PDF. Let's say a form has our social security number on it and I just want to black that out, and it's in a PDF. Is that something I can do directly in evernote or do I need to figure out how to do it prior to putting the PDF into evernote?
  8. Candid....I'm presuming that the reason you advocate for a local notebook for this purpose is to keep sensitive, personal information confidential. The assumption implicit in your post is that this information would not be secured in a synced notebook because it would be also stored in the cloud. I know security of Evernote data is a serious concern with a lot of differing perspectives on it. Honestly, I wish Evernote would encrypt data at rest, but they do not. So, for me, the question is how much do I trust Evernote. One thing I've found is that Evernote is massively more valuable to m
  9. Analyst444....that is a really interesting and (to me) innovate way to explain the organizational distinctions of notebooks vs tags, purpose vs type. I've been using this notebook-centered paradigm for a year now and it seems to be working fine, but the truth is that Evernote's search capability is so strong that I'm usually able to find everything instantly. The only time I peruse a notebook is when taking a trip down memory lane. For example, I'm a Springseen fan from way back (1975) and have been to a ton of shows. I created a notebook just for these shows where I've put setlists, medi
  10. Yep. ALL receipts go into one of two notebooks, those that affect taxes, and all others. That's it.
  11. But it doesn't match more than one notebook. It only matches one.
  12. Thanks for the response. How am I creating a filing problem? There's no ambiguity for me, if it's an item that affects my taxes in any way, it goes into that year's tax notebook. It can't go into one of several different notebooks, only one. It sounds like you have the approach of using notebooks as big buckets and then using tags to sort them out. That's not my paradigm, I'm less on tags and more on notebooks, and I'm not particularly interested in turning that on its head right now. But I do see this as a sound way to use tags to get a more granular view of what I'm putting into that
  13. So I went to a meetup presentation at the Evernote offices here in Austin in February, heard Stacey Harmon give an excellent talk on going paperless. Really good stuff. The gist of it was "I'm not against using paper, I just don't KEEP paper". And then, "have a strategy laid out ahead of time for how to deal with every kind of paper that enters your life." Simple, yet profound. I realized I didn't have all of that in place. Anyway, as part of my newfound zeal for going paperless, I want to start digitizing all my tax inputs through the year so I'm not cramming stuff into a file, instead
  14. Jim, thank you very much for that. I was doing everything you were doing with one exception. For whatever reason, the URL field in the reference section was basically at 0 points of width so all that displayed was the description field, but the way the fields were set I couldn't even tell that's what that was. I'd never worked with this section before, so I was copying the note link into the description field, not the URL field. Oops. I'm looking at your video going "yeah, I did that. Yep, did that too. Wait, my reference field doesn't look like that." Rearranged it, input the note link proper
  15. thanks Jim, that's interesting. Had no idea about holding down option to get the classic link. just tested and it works great in OmniFocus. But, Scrivener doesn't know what to do with it. If I put it in the reference section using 'create external link' and then try to open it, I get an error message, "Reference could not be opened from specified URL". Just tried it on a page that was a web capture into Evernote, no joy. Tried copying and pasting it, that gets the content in there but the formatting is all broken. Tried exporting the note and then adding the html file, that just brings u
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