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  1. dbvirago

    evernote current status - 2018

    I assume there is a difference of opinion here on what a basic note is. I've written almost 500 articles entirely in the EN editor and haven't had a problem unless the app itself goes into its frequent Not Responding state. I've never noticed the editor as buggy.
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    evernote current status - 2018

    One of my I.T. professors, in discussing developing software, was a big proponent of getting feedforward. He said that feedback was too late.
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    go take a look at Nimbus Note

    With 3 days left I have 97% of my limit left. I keep a ton of stuff in EN, but I probably upload half a dozen, fairly small files daily. For me it was partly the offline files, but mostly just wanting to pay for a product that I was using and believed at the time I was contributing to development that would enhance the product I was using rather than funding the Business product. Per dropping Plus, I still see it on the web version under manage subscriptions, but a Google search found this: https://evernote.com/get-started
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    go take a look at Nimbus Note

    LOL. Just another nail
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    go take a look at Nimbus Note

    I have been looking at Nimbus for a few months as either a backup to, or a replacement of, EN. I still haven't made the jump, but every time I read about the great new features of Evernote for Business, get a pop-up on the Web app about an EN for Biz feature, or have to remember how to share a note in Android via Email rather than work chat , I get a little closer. To clarify and add to some of gesshoom's post. You can import EN Enex file, but it does a much better job importing the native EXB file. Attachments, tags, etc. all work perfectly. Of course, if you use nested folders, you will have to renest those as EN folders aren't physically connected. As he said, syncing is virtually instant. The Android Widget is much more robust There are offline folders on Android. The default is to download headers and grab Notes as needed, but you can sync everything local and have it all offline if you want. Unlike EN, the app doesn't have the ability to move to External Storage I think the web clipper is as good or better than EN, and the company also has a separate Windows clipper that works very well when outside the browser. The main feature it is lacking that I use frequently is a default import folder, but depending on what I am doing, there are easy workarounds. The tags vs folders argument becomes moot as Nimbus supports both equally well. In response to the "mostly unresponsive support team," I just sent them a feature request. The reply came back within 2 minutes. This is not unusual per my experience. Of the dozen or so emails I have sent them, half came back within minutes, and all but one of the rest were within an hour. The outlier took 6 hours. As far a the pricing is concerned, I have been Premium at EN for years and never touch more than a fraction of the data usage. So, I bought a $5 on month plan at NN to handle the initial import, then I will likely go to the free plan. At this point, the data import per month is the only significant restriction on the free plan. From what I can determine, Nimbus Notes was launched in 2014, but the parent company, Everhelper began about a year before Evernote. EN is still my primary, go-to database, but when my sub comes up in May, I will almost certainly downgrade to Plus if not Free. In the months of testing, NN hasn't been non-responsive at any time, and I find myself going there more and more when I'm waiting for the Not Responding to go away on EN.
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    what is the biggest evernote alternatives?

    Alwayz, I have spent a lot of time researching this over the last couple of years. Looked at as many as 50 products which someone noted as an alternative. Unfortunately, many sites seem to think Evernote is a "note taking app," and if the comparison stops there, I don't think it much matters. At any rate, IMO, OneNote and Nimbus are the only two real contenders for what I use EN for and Nimbus is definitely the closest. I really don't mind that OneNote is different, but the integration with OneDrive is clunky at best. Having said that, I am still hanging onto EN. About when I was ready to take the leap, they came out with an update that, at least, made it tolerable. But, I am still looking and also hedging my bets with the other two, using IFTTT apps to keep a lot of data synced. I would prefer to keep using EN, as I have a lot of time and effort invested in it and mostly, it works. I am worried about the future and the direction of the company. I haven't been happy with changes in the last couple of years, and all effort and 'improvements' seem to be going toward the Business model. I am hoping for the best but planning for the worst. The writing on the wall gets erased every few months, but since the first announcement that EN is going away, they haven't done a lot to instill confidence. At least not the sort of confidence I want to solely place my 15K documents in.
  7. As I have said on other occasions when Evernote Business features were forced on me, such as having to 'share' notes instead of simply emailing them, I am not a business user. In addition, as a paid Premium user, I don't expect popup ads in my software. I don't want or need any business features and I don't want spaces.
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    Other Skitch much better

    Thanks, I'll give it a try
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    Other Skitch much better

    Yeah, I went through the options pretty good. I'll add it as a suggestion. Obviously EN is copying the selection into memory. Surprised that they wouldn't be using the clipboard anyway as it is part of the OS. Been using a standalone program, but it's kind of a memory hog. I was looking at Chrome extensions when I remembered EN already had a clipper
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    Other Skitch much better

    Sorry to drag up an old one, but gazumped said you can copy the screenshot to the clipboard. I have been using a separate clipper for this for years, when I thought to check out the Evernote clipper. Couldn't figure out how to copy to clipboard though. I'm using the crosshairs to grab a section. I tried Win-Shift-S, but that froze the entire screen, (greyed out) until I hit escape. Nothing was copied. This would be a great default action option.
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    Multiple Taskbar Icons

    Sorry to bring up an old thread, but I was having the same problem. DeDeG's suggestion worked for me. Pin to taskbar after opening the program, not before.
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    Not Responding

    Beleive me, I understand. I struggled with it for a long time, unwilling to let go of EN. Hope it works out for you.
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    Not Responding

    First time I ran it, it seemed to help a lot, but about a week later, it was bogging down again. No to the paying part. I have over 15K notes and have been a premium user for years. It may be that support is better, but this is obviously a wide-ranging problem that has been going on for years and from what we can tell, is not being addressed. After messing with the optimization for a few weeks, I put a serious effort into a replacement. For me, the only two that fit the way I work was OneNote and Nimbus. I liked the look and feel of OneNote, but the integration with OneDrive was clunky and difficult. On top of that, the support is Microsoft. If you have ever dealt with their support, I don't need to say more. Nimbus has had a few quirky things that I can't swear isn't user error, but overall has worked very well. The import was very easy and moving notes and folders around has been great. Full disclosure, I am a folder guy, not a tag guy. The folders and subfolder work very good and they are actual subfolders, not like ENs fake 'stacks' The tags I did have seemed to import fine, but I didn't pay any attention to them. The best thing has been the support which has been astonishingly fast. I'm not going to completely dump EN, but will go to the free account before my renewal.
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    Not Responding

    Yes, very disappointed. When they raised the prices, I not only paid, but defended the move on the forums, but I think that was a mistake. Not sure what is going on with the company, but communication has fallen off and that is usually a bad sign. There are weeks when I'm just dumping in docs and don't actively use it, but when I need it, I expect it to work and it is getting worse. I know my experience doesn't mirror some others, but if Need a note and have to wait several minutes each time, or a writing an article and have to stop in the middle to let the system catch up, that's a problem. I'm about halfway moved to Onenote and at this point, don't see a reason to look back.
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    Not Responding

    Unfortunately, the optimize database trick is only a stopgap. In the first place, I have to do it at least once a week and it takes 3-4 hours. Second, program still hangs, but not during sync as often. Just Not Responding for no apparent reason. Been waiting 5 minutes after cutting and pasting some text into a note. I think I'm going to have to take a hard look at OneNote and Nimbus. This is getting unmanageable.
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