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Dave DeLong

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  1. Dave DeLong

    mac (Archived) Search notes by URL?

    Aha, that had a clue I needed. I can do: sourceurl:"http://example.com/*"
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    mac (Archived) Search notes by URL?

    Actually, a closer reading shows that I can use any ResourceAttribute field as a search parameter. ResourceAttributes have a "sourceURL" field, which means I theoretically ought to be able to search with "sourceURL:example.com". However, this isn't working. Any ideas?
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    mac (Archived) Search notes by URL?

    I'm not seeing anything in the Search Grammar about this, so I thought I'd ask: is there a way to search notes based on their URL field? And if there isn't, can that be added to the grammar please?
  4. Dave DeLong

    mac (Archived) bug in evernote 5: can't bulk remove tags

    THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS. Users should not have to resort to writing code to bulk remove tags, like I did: http://discussion.ev...rnote-5-usable/ (And yes, I filed a support ticket: #16051-185924)
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    Mac Evernote 5.0.0 for Mac

    After some hackery, I've managed to get Evernote 5 into a usable state again. Details are here: Making Evernote 5 usable
  6. (This is not a question, but rather advice for people in my situation: where Evernote 5 is totally unusable due to constant beachballing) I suspected that most of the issues I was having with Evernote 5 were centered around my large number of tags (4,895). I found that a clean install of Evernote would be barely usable, until I tried to interact with the Tags view. Then all hell would break loose and the only thing that would get Evernote back would be to uninstall and re-download all my notes again. One of the things for which I use Evernote is as an off-line archive of several blogs that I follow. I wrote a program a while ago that periodically runs and downloads new articles and pushes them into Evernote, maintaining things like creation date, tags, etc. I recently added a couple more blogs to this list, one of which caused the generation of about 400 notes and 3,000 tags. Evernote 3.3 could cope with this, but Evernote 5 couldn't. I decided that having a usable Evernote was more important than having an off-line archive of that particular blog, so I managed to delete the notes through the web UI. Unfortunately, Evernote keeps tags around indefinitely, even if no note references them. So, I still had my problem of "Evernote can't handle nearly 5,000 tags". The iOS version of Evernote seems to handle this all fairly well, and I started trying to delete the tags from there. I deleted several hundred, one-by-one, but that took a few hours, and I have better things to do with my time. So, being a programmer, I decided to look at fixing this programmatically. After a little bit of experimentation, I came up with the following code: https://gist.github.com/4114242 As a warning to all who come across this: This code deletes content from your Evernote Note Store. Use at your own risk. Basically, it downloads your list of tags, and then goes through each tag and determines how many notes use that tag. If there aren't any notes with that tag, then the tag is deleted ("expunged"). After running this for ~10 minutes, I've cleared 2,940 tags from my account. Evernote seems to be much better at dealing with 2,000 tags than it does with 5,000. Hopefully this may prove useful to other people who are finding Evernote 5 to be unusable and who also have large numbers of unused tags.
  7. Dave DeLong

    Mac Evernote 5.0.0 for Mac

    With all due respects, maybe this is more of a relative thing for you, given the amazingly large number of notes you appear to have. I have several thousand notes, but not even anywhere NEAR what you seem to have, and for me, Evernote 5 was SLOW. It was much slower at everything, and at doing anything, than the previous version. Having rolled back to the previous version, the increase in speed back to what I'm used to is very noticeable. So maybe it IS a function of the number of notes? I think it's probably a function of the number of TAGS. I would expect that it's common for people to have gajillions of notes, but not so common to have enormous numbers of tags. For example, I have about 2000 notes, but nearly 5000 tags (4,895). It's unbearably slow, to the point where I'm manually deleting tags on the iPad app, because I simply cannot use the Mac app. Have you ever tried to manually delete about 3000 tags? It's not fun.
  8. Dave DeLong

    Mac Evernote 5.0.0 for Mac

    I would, except that nothing ever stops beach balling. The app is unusable. I can drive to your office and show you, if you want. Maybe you could make a short movie clip and post it to Dropbox. I included a link to a 4:32 movie running at 8x speed in the support ticket I filed. It does not show it, but the cursor was beachballing the entire time. I never had an opportunity to switch to a different part of the UI.
  9. Dave DeLong

    Mac Evernote 5.0.0 for Mac

    I would, except that nothing ever stops beach balling. The app is unusable. I can drive to your office and show you, if you want.
  10. Dave DeLong

    Mac Evernote 5.0.0 for Mac

    Bug: Evernote 5 will take me about 4 days to launch. After my debacle last night, I tried to open Evernote again to use it. I happened to be at the Tags view. Evernote took about half an hour to load the note counts for 20 tags. This means that loading 4000 notes would take about 4 days. Um, no thanks. I've filed a support request, if anyone who works for the company is listening: 16051-185239. I have also uninstalled Evernote 5 and (thankfully) found 3.3.1 sitting in my Trash folder.
  11. Dave DeLong

    Mac Evernote 5.0.0 for Mac

    I've been looking forward to this update ever since I heard about it. The new versions of Evernote on my iPad and iPhone have been largely improvements over the old ones (although I can't sort notes by creation date?!), and I was hopeful that the Mac version would bring similar improvements. However... I have a dozen or so notebooks divided up into a couple of stacks, and my notebooks range from anywhere between 2 notes and ~1000. This thing beachballs all the time. It's almost unusable. I have thousands of tags (about 4000, last time I checked). If I click on the "Tags" Shortcut, Evernote takes about 4 seconds to load the screen (during which it beachballs, of course). Once it does load, this screen is only useful if I already know which tag I'm looking for. If I don't, which is usually my case (since my tags are auto-generated), then I have to try and scroll, scroll, scroll, scroll, scroll, scroll, scroll, scroll, scroll, scroll, scroll, scroll, scroll, scroll, scroll, scroll, scroll, scroll, scroll, scroll, scroll, scroll, scroll, trying to see what there is. Oh, and while I'm scrolling, it stutters and jumps the whole way. The severely destroys the usefulness of the app. On the bright side, I can just show all the tags in the Shortcuts bar, where everything scrolls as smooth as butter. Unfortunately... I don't see the note counts when the notebooks and tags are shown in the Shortcuts bar. I REALLY miss that. They're also not in any popovers that I can see. They only appear to be in the Notebooks view and the Tags view. The Tags view we've already established is a wreck... And the Notebooks view. Notebooks jump around from column to column as stacks expand and close. There's no animation to indicate where they're moving to. They're just jumping all around from place to place. Ugh. So... Where can I download the previous version? Barring that, what's the most effective way to export my data so I can import it into another app?
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