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  1. My concern with the reminders isn't when I'm in the notebook, its when I'm actually trying to look at my reminders and 36 of them are useless. I'm a very organized person, as I assume many are who use Evernote! I keep my notebooks pretty clean and declutter often. Definitely not elegant, I would rather do without the feature than use that work-around. But the method you described does have some benefits, too! Seeing the all of the TOC notes when looking at all notes does seem helpful! I imagine if the pinned notes feature existed, seeing all of the pinned notes in the all-notes view might be distracting as well. Then your page would consist of reminders, pinned notes, and finally your notes list. And somehow we arrive back at clutter!
  2. I love the "create table of contents note" option - I think it is the best way to understand the content of a notebook and navigate that notebook efficiently. I would like to be able to pin a note to the top of the notebook, no matter how the notebook is organized. I would mostly use this to pin "table of contents" notes, but I would use it on other occasions as well. And yes, reminders would technically do it but I think that is a little ugly. For me, that would mean having 36 perpetual reminders, one for each notebook. Way too much clutter for me. I think the "shortcuts" feature could address this as well, but again, there would be 36 shortcuts that I would have to visually sort through. It would be much easier to see just the note I want as I navigate to the appropriate notebook. This seems to be a hot topic, here are other posts requesting this feature, starting with this post: http://discussion.evernote.com/topic/50972-feature-request-pin-notes-to-the-top-of-the-notebook-browser/ http://discussion.evernote.com/topic/41293-feature-request-pin-notes/ http://discussion.evernote.com/topic/49215-feature-request-pin-note-to-top/ http://discussion.evernote.com/topic/34064-request-pin-notes-and-notebooks-to-start/ http://discussion.evernote.com/topic/23092-request-pin-one-note-on-the-top-always/ http://discussion.evernote.com/topic/42968-pin-note-to-top/ http://discussion.evernote.com/topic/33642-sticky-notes-the-ability-to-pin-notes-to-the-top-of-a-list/ http://discussion.evernote.com/topic/40833-is-it-possible-to-pin-a-note-to-the-top/ http://discussion.evernote.com/topic/18324-feature-request-pin-notes-favorites/ http://discussion.evernote.com/topic/30585-feature-request-for-android-client-pin-note-to-notification-bar/ http://discussion.evernote.com/topic/24278-feature-request-pinned-notes/ http://discussion.evernote.com/topic/24796-map-view-of-notes/
  3. Jefito and Gio, Thank you for your input! Gio, thats exactly the problem which prompted this post! Jefito, if I could give an example as to when you need notes to be ordered a certain way maybe it will make it more clear. Say I made three notes called "meeting notes 1" "meeting notes 2" and "meeting notes 3" in that order... the most recent note would appear at the top of the merged note but that is actually the opposite of what would make sense - you may want "meeting notes 1" to appear first. You can easily overcome this yourself by manipulation, but a built in tool would be nice for much more complexed cases. As an aside, I'm using the Mac client. They could be different but I doubt it so its possible I was mistaken. Either way, I can imagine a UI that would make this easier. Yes you can retrieve notes from the trash but that can be difficult when the notes in the trash are several years old buried in hundreds or even thousands of other notes. A simple click to break down a merged notes into its components would provide an advantage here. Your last comment is right on - but I think I addressed the same issue. It would in fact require "further note structuring" to implement. True, all users may not want this functionality but in product development a team would normally beta test to determine its worth. Many users leave features of a given program untouched without interfering with the rest of the program's features so this would likely not be a problem for those users. You're certainly right that this is very specific. This is but one solution which I imagined. A better UI is always welcome but with each improvement it gets harder to push the envelope. Id say its pretty good already! Thanks again, Dave
  4. I use Evernote mainly on Mac and iOS but this would be a great feature across the board. Currently when you merge notes, the title of the newest note becomes the new title and all other titles become headers within the merged note. There is no way to choose the order of notes or to create a new title of your choice without creative ways to work around the current functionality. All action is also permanent, in that sense the merge is destructive. I propose adding these options: drag and order notes into any order which you choose - then merge preserving that order all notes titles become headers, the merged note gets a new title that merged title disappears when it is merged yet again with another note. This preserves each notes original form each time any notes were then merged, they would preserve their titles and could be reorganized. Stop here if you follow - if you need more here is an example, I apologize if it appears to be convoluted. I have some coding experience so I think about this problem in that programming/problem solving sort of way. Here is how I make sense of it and how I would outline its functionality before coding the function. I hope this helps: You want to merge notes A+B into C, and D+E into F. The new note C has a "merged title", whereas A and B have regular titles that will now become headers in note C. Likewise, the note F has a merged title while the titles of D and E are now headers within F. to recap: C=A+B and F=D+E [*]Now you want to merge C+F into G, but you want every note within G to be organized a certain way, in this case, alphabetically. Traditionally C+F=G would be equivalent to G=D+E+A+B but the title of G would be the title of F and the title of C would be a header after E and before A. Confused? You should be. Thats why this needs to be fixed! [*]With this improved method, the titles of C and F would disappear, and A,B,C, and D could be organized anyway you like. You could now make a note like this: G = A + B + D + E G would have a new title. The original titles of A, B, D, and E would appear as headers with no additional headers in between. Clean and simple. (on the user end!) Really the functionality very nearly resembles a notebook with the graphical interface of a note. It is in essence just a list of notes disguised as a note. It may be best implemented as a new construct without having to change any coding within Evernote (besides replacing current merge functionality). It could get intensive with "n" number of notes being a fairly large number (e.g. n=1000), but I think most people only use this function for 10 notes or less. Ideally a merged note construct would be non-destructive to the point that it could at the click of a button be broken down into individual notes in a notebook. Like it never happened. How beautiful! How simple! Thanks for reading! Best regards, -Dave Note 3.html Note 3.pdf
  5. It used to be you could easily see the tags a note had in snippet, list, or thumbnail view. You could even edit them after just one click onto the desired note. Snippet view was the best because you could see a shortened list of tags on every note without clicking anywhere. But since you only have one view option in fullscreen you can't do that anymore. I think Evernote should add all three views back into fullscreen, but give each of them an update for the interface, just like the one they have now. But most importantly I think they should show a list of the tags of every note on the thumbnail. Maybe in-between the title and content, like they are in snippet view. It would save me and hopefully many others a lot of time by not having to double click to check tags.
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