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  1. I use tables a lot in Evernote and am finding that when I insert a To Do checkbox in a table, predictive text stops working. However, once I have typed out the first word after the checkbox then predictive text starts working again. This only appears to be a problem after inserting a checkbox - predictive text works fine in the rest of the table and inserting a numbered list doesn't cause any problems either. Currently using the latest beta (8.5_beta2) but have noticed this problem for the last few versions. Running Android Pie and using GBoard. Have also experimented using SwiftKey - if I insert a checkbox Swiftkey will offer some word options, but if I start typing a different word what I type is preceded by a OBJ symbol and SwiftKey doesn't predict any text. Once again, after typing in the first word, predictive text works normally. Anyone else come across this issue?
  2. Just thought I would throw in my 2 cents worth. I have been an Evernote premium subscriber for several years, using the Windows and Android applications and with a current database of around 3,500 notes. Recently, I decided to try out Onenote due to ongoing concerns and frustrations. Most of these have been expressed eloquently by others but in particular, the seeming inability of Evernote to handle high DPI displays (renders text incredibly small on both the screen and web clippings), lack of improvement in editing capabilities (I gave up trying to edit notes in Android because it would just ruin formatting created in the Windows version) and apparent problems that other users with larger databases than mine are having with scale, made me reconsider whether it was wise to continue to rely as heavily on Evernote as I do. As others have pointed out, if there was a roadmap which provided a sense of when such fundamental issues (to me) would be addressed, then there would be a much higher likelihood of remaining patient, because there is a lot to like about the product. However, in the absence of such information I decided to explore alternatives and have been testing out Onenote 2013 for the past few weeks. These are my general observations so far: 1. I was able to transfer across my database of notes from Evernote to Onenote fairly seamlessly using a product called Evernote2Onenote. As pointed out in the PCClassesOnline.com video, Onenote uses a Notebook>Section>Page structure and Tags are descriptors only. And, as JMichael points out, you can't sort on Tags in Onenote the way you can in Evernote, which would appear to be a fairly big disadvantage. However, the way Evernote2Onenote converted my notes in Onenote was to create a separate Section for each Tag. So, notes tagged with (say) 'Family' in Evernote came across into Onenote in a Section called 'Family'. Instead of clicking on the Tag 'Family' in Evernote, I just click on the Section 'Family' in Onenote and get exactly the same notes appearing as I would in Evernote viewing the Tag 'Family'. So, in practice, the additional layer of structure in Onenote (ie 'Section) appears to allow you to have most of the sort capabilities of Tags in Evernote. However, while this works quite well for individual Tag items, multiple Tags are more problematical as it would appear you have to copy the note to each specific Section if you want it to appear in a sort of that Section. 2. As JMichael notes, Evernote is definitely superior at Web Clipping. There is a web clipper available for Chrome and it is also possible to forward emails from GMail to Onenote using 'me@onenote.com. However, both of these functions bring the clipping across as an image, which is not always ideal. However, there is another product called 'bringtoonenote' which does allow you to bring across web clippings as editable text and appears to work reasonably well, based on my experience. So, while not as good or as flexible as the Evernote offerings, there are workable solutions in Onenote if you do a lot of web clipping. 3. Perhaps unsurprisingly, where I find Onenote to be far superior to Evernote is in editing notes. I tend to edit my notes a lot and make use of templates and ultimately gave up trying to edit notes in Android which were created in the Windows client because the formatting would be destroyed. I find it a joy to be able to create a note in Onenote in the Windows client, edit this note in Android and then find that the edits done in Android are perfectly captured when I access the note again from the Windows client. I simply couldn't do this in Evernote and it has made a big difference to how I work. I am intending to continue experimenting with Onenote for the next several weeks. It is not a perfect program and i find it a little unwieldy to navigate around. However, it feels like a solid application (to me, more solid than Evernote is at the moment) and if you like to edit your notes across platforms then it has some definite advantages.
  3. No one has this problem??? I also cannot see any reminders when using list view but they are visible in the snippet and card views. i assume this is a bug?"
  4. Confirmed - after reinstalling the clipper it worked for a while but has now stopped again.
  5. I was able to fix the problem with the browser clipper by deleting the extension in Chrome and then reinstalling it. Clipping appears to be working fine now. However, still don't seem to be able to sign into the Evernote forum via Chrome.
  6. I have the same issue as mikecampy and am unable to save anything using the web clipper with current version of Chrome (18.0.1025.162). Also appear to be unable to sign into evernote forum using Chrome? (see attached file) Firefox browser clipper appears to work fine as does signing in using Firefox. 30-04-2012 10-58-33 AM.pdf
  7. If you click on the "All Notes" section of Evernote Android and then go to the menu you should see "Display Options" which allows you to choose between List View and Snippet.
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