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tedsvo replied to tedsvo's question in Evernote for iOS Requests (Versions 8.24.6 and under)I'm fairly sure that Handoff can work without any additional sync mechanisms etc. It would work exactly like Evernote works when you click a link to a private note: the application launches, it triggers a sync and looks for the note, and if it can't find it then it says it couldn't find it. All Handoff would do is advertise the URL of the note to your neighboring devices so that you could trigger this process from swiping up on the lock screen rather than texting the private note link to yourself. Again I'm not completely sure this is the case, but my experience using Handoff with lots of different apps suggests that this is all that's needed.
It's been almost a year since Apple introduced Handoff to quickly switch devices and view the same item. Evernote is perfectly suited for this feature since it links to notes via URLs; in fact, I've set up a workaround in which I copy links and AirDrop them between devices, but why not simply support Handoff? It would greatly enhance my experience of Evernote and that of many of Evernote's customers, in my opinion. I understand that the staff at Evernote have to make tradeoffs in what they add and support, but my sense is that the implementation is fairly straightforward at this point, unless there's something obvious that I'm forgetting. Hope this is a possibility!
I'm a big, big fan of Evernote, and as a student I recommend it highly to my colleagues and professors. However, the one thing that I never have a good answer for is: "What about highlighting papers on my iPad?" When they ask this, they are referring to Preview/Adobe Reader/GoodReader/Readdle-style highlighting, wherein you're dealing with an OCRed document and highlighting actual text, as opposed to drawing a translucent line on top of document text. This, as far as I know, is impossible in Evernote - please correct me if I'm wrong. Dropbox allows this sort of highlighting from third parties in two ways: 1. Their API lets people download and upload files 2. I can use the official Dropbox app to open a PDF in one of the aforementioned apps, and when I open it back into Dropbox it asks if I want to replace the existing file. It seems that #1 is not possible with Evernote's current API (PDFPen kind of does it, but very poorly), and I suspect this isn't a priority for Evernote seeing as it how it isn't an actual file manager. But why not #2? Is there a reason I can't use "Open in..." to do a roundtrip of a PDF embedded in a note so that I can highlight in a third party app and replace the original file in the note? Any thoughts on this would be appreciated, particularly if there's currently a way to do this on iOS that I'm not aware of. Teddy