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TedETGbiz

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  1. Is all the functionality discussed here for shared tagging available in the business version of Evernote? Is there anything there like shared tagging?
  2. In the Mac client you can't directly uncheck ToDo list items, but you can "unToDo" them. To try this, highlight all of one of your items and click the "ToDo" icon at the top of the panel. This will completely turn off ToDo for that item; it will become just an ordinary line. Now, still highlighted, click the ToDo icon again. This makes the line a ToDo again, and now the box is unchecked. This is a little clunky, but with a list that is all ToDos, it's almost as quick (Cmd A selects everything, then click, click). You can also highlight sections of ToDos (click, shift-click at the end) or individual lines (triple-click). Unfortunately, selecting everything in Android doesn't get the checkbox itself, so this won't work... HTHs!
  3. Having confirmed that two different text snippets can have two different passphrases, several more questions arise: Is there a partical limit to the number of different passphrases you can have in one note? One notebook? One account? I assume the normal "secure password" conventions also apply here-- things like length, upper/lower/numbers/symbols, don't use your cat's name, etc... true? Suppose I put acct. #s in a note and don't encrypt them. They get synced to EN servers. A few minutes later I apply encryption. Since I assume EN is using some kind of journaling file system on their servers, that means the clear copy of my acct #s is still there, it just won't sync back to me, someone else, etc. How long does the clear copy stay on the EN servers? Is there a situation where the clear copy would be restored instead of the encrypted copy? [*]Since EN itself requires visibility into our data (for the FT indexes), that means that if EN is ever hacked, hackers will have everything that's available in clear text. Will they also have earlier snapshots of the file system (see previous question)? The point of the last question is to better understand what it means to realize that something in EN should have been encrypted right away, but for some reason, was not. Thanks!
  4. Guys: Thanks! I suspected as much, but thought I'd ask just in case. We'll work with what we've got for now. Who knows... maybe I'll write an app in my spare time. Now where is that spare time, anyway... <starts looking under desk>
  5. FYI: Someone recently contacted me about how we are using Evernote with respect to CRM for our small consulting firm. Here is my reply: We use the following:http://www.14Dayz.com/ - for tracking time and (a form of) mileage & expenses. It isn't perfect, but it is inexpensive and flexible, and it allows for quick backups on to local disk (in case the company flops over or servers go down). The owners are good about answering support questions, too. Be aware that your data will live in the Netherlands, if that makes any difference. Evernote - for project tracking & management. The low cost, fast search and flexibility are key for us, as well as the good job they do in providing clients across Win, Mac, web, Android & iOS (we use them all). We might do a form of CRM using their APIs and our own code in the future... it depends on how their developer ecosystem grows. Gmail - calendar & contact tracking. Our system is very basic at this point, and the tie in between a particular client's contact info, the projects and the time/mileage/expenses related to them is still a work in progress. However, I may write or have written our own backend DB for this, so it isn't worth it for us to get locked into something like Salesforce.com at this point. Hope this helps! Sincerely, Ted T.Perhaps this will help some of you as well...
  6. jefito: It is true that a bazillion saved searches would be no better than too many tags. However, after fooling around with the search syntax, there appears to be no way to do something like: "Search in Stack A for tag B and XOR it with a search in Notebook C for everything with an attachment" ... where C is part of A. Searching on a saved search, then adding together the search results would let you do this. Perhaps you could also do it by moving notebooks in and out of stacks, but it would be messier, and you couldn't save it for quick reference. Since we're only at about 600 notes so far, this isn't a big problem. With 10K notes, it could well be. Thanks for the feedback!
  7. jefito: yes, one can always narrow a search with more tags. My goal is to leverage saved searches to avoid creating a bazillion very specific tags. tardis: actually, I do have a similar saved search setup right now. However, I could see the # of saved searches getting out of hand doing that, so am trying to do "building block" parts of searches & sticking them together to get the specific results I want. Thanks!
  8. After reading all the forum posts I could find about recursive searching, there doesn't seem to be any way to do it in Evernote. To be specific, I can't find a way to build a saved search out of another saved search. (This isn't actually recursive, but that's the best way to describe it.) This is not a feature request exactly, but a question about whether I am missing something. Here's an example of how I would find this useful: Start with a tag called ":DUE", which indicates that this note has a due date Now go through all the currently active notes & add tags like ":May", ":Jun", ":Aug", etc. to indicate what month that note is due To find only the notes due in August, start with a previously saved search called "Due Dates" (all have the ":DUE" tag) and then search on that subset with the correct tag This example is rather trival, but you get the point. The power of searching on saved searches would be in the complexity you could quickly & easily address WITHOUT changing the back end structure or the UI. On the code side, you would have to create a class of temporary objects to hold the index pointers, but that kind of thing is clearly there already (to hold tag pointers). Alternatively, someone to do something clever like Taggy, but I'm trying to work with what I have. Can anyone think of a way to "simulate" nested saved searches?
  9. jbenson2: Thanks for the tip. I did search, and found enough to understand the editing conflicts issue. Reminds me of working with distributed DBs (Lotus Domino) and replication conflicts. Google solves this by throwing billions at lightning fast, in-memory, replicated DBs (plus dark fibre connections, etc.) so that they can pull off real-time editing and the like. It's an issue I think we can work around. GrumpyMonkey: As mentioned, I did look at Worketc, and it's overkill right now, because we're doing a lot of what it does already using other tools. Note to EN developers: We would pay $ for an added feature I will call a "collaboration class" note. Instead of syncing it at the "note" granulatity level, it would sync at the "pause" level within a note. Since you are working in XML, these notes would have an adjustable "pause" global property (5 sec., 10sec, etc.) and whenever the person editing them paused, the last bit of edit would be saved locally between two time-stamped XML tags. With the same done on all other copies, this should allow merging of conflicts at the "paused" granularity at some future point, and could be built on the note history functionality you already have. This would be much more elegant than the "conflict folder" approach. Just a thought...
  10. I work for a small IT consulting co. and are looking at EN as the next improvement in our sales and client facing interactions. I am aware of Worketc and other hosted CRM solutions, along with ACT, Salesforce, etc. Since I was once the lead programmer in writing the front end of an internal CRM/time tracking solution, I am also familiar with the pitfalls and issues associated with "scope creep" and other enemies of finishing a project. For that reason, we want to try a more free formed (and inexpensive) approach to meeting specific needs, instead of spending a lot of time and money setting up a solution that would be overkill. That said, I can't find anything comprehensive, either on this forum or on the web, about using EN as a "pseudo" CRM solution. Since you have 20+ million users, I'm certain to not be the first to think of this, so assume I must have missed something. Are there any tutorials or whitepapers out there on trying this approach? Have I missed a forum post I should have seen? Are there any "Trunk" apps which could be combined with EN to make it more doable? Have others tried this and failed (and written something I can read about it)? Thanks for the feedback!
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