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MJG

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  1. My entire professional and personal life is organized in Evernote. The fundamental key to its utility is ubiquity across platforms. I have it on my desktop at home and work and my iPhone and iPad on the move. My biggest headache and major failing with the product is the inability to attach a file (Word doc, spreadsheet, PDF) from cloud storage (Dropbox et al) to an existing note unless I am at the desktop. I know I can email it to Evernote but that's not how the work process actually goes. I have existing notes on specific projects, policy initiatives, meeting notes, etc. I get a doc (minutes from the meeting, a presentation, a relevant article) as they occur. I routinely add these to existing notes at the appropriate point in the body. I know notes emailed with attachments can be merged, but that requires multiple steps and creates additional problems for note integrity, breaks note links, etc. At this point, when I travel (which is frequently) the ONLY reason I need to carry a laptop now (and can't rely on iPad alone) is in order to maintain Evernote. This one feature would make me a user for life, and eliminate any incentive to continue to constantly consider alternative products.
  2. Thank you, Scott. You are correct that emailing PDFs then combining notes gets the job done, but that is an extremely Rube Goldberg kind of work around. Multiple steps and time delay and live internet connection necessary to accomplish something simple. I am better off waiting until I get back to my desktop and just adding the PDFs to meeting notes after the fact, when I can do it in a few clicks of the mouse. I think the tenor of this entire discussion is not that it is impossible to accomplish an end objective (attaching a PDF to a note from the iPad ap). Yes, it is possible to get there. The issue is going through a multiple step process in order to do so defeats the purpose of the utility ... taking notes on the fly and adding non-textual content. I can do that on the full desktop version, But most of my live note taking is in meetings without my laptop (that is, on the iPad). If adding attachments means getting out of the note taking process in order to execute multiple steps, it isn't worth it. It is faster, simpler to just go back after the fact when I am next at my desktop to fill out my notes. There seems to be some debate in this thread as to whether making the iOS version act like the desktop version in this regard is simple (sjm88 seems to think so). Others seem to differ. I just don't know. I am not an app writer. Just trying to take notes. And wishing I could do it on my iPad with something close to the facility I can do it on the desktop.
  3. Yianniss asled: "Also, is there any way to view a pdf file on a note, like if it was a photo without having to use my Mac??? Only iPad or iPhone. The reason is simple, in meetings or surveys I don't have my Mac, so I'm mostly interested to see what the mobile app can offer". As GrumpyMonkey has indicated, there is unfortunately no way to (or no GOOD way) to add PDFs to an existing note (or multiple PDFs to a note) on the iPad or iPhone. BUT: There is absolutely NO problem opening or viewing any PDFs that are already part of a note from ANY of your devices.
  4. No problem doing it on my Mac or via Web access when I am at a "real" computer ... But is there a way to attach a document (PDF, Word, Excel) in a note within the iPad Evernote app? The file is accessible on the iPad. I can always forward it to Evernote as an email and then combine the separate notes later when I am at my computer. But is there anyway to just click attach and identify the file in the iOs app itself? (And yes, I know I can embed a link to the file in the note ... but Evernote is my ultimate file cabinet archive ... i want to get the file itself there (for example, embed an attachment from a meeting into the notes for that meeting while I am in the meeting taking notes on my iPad.)
  5. What is being asked for here is actually just for a feature that is already available on Evernote in one platform be available in Evernote on another platforms. Having a small and set of "one click" heading styles so you can easily indicate a change in topic as you take notes is a "it would be nice to have" feature. The fact that it is available and I can do it in the iOS version of Evernote on my iPad, but can't when I move back to my "real" computer on my desktop makes it a little frustrating.
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