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  1. zotje

    2FA not working

    I can't say I have had this problem. I have used authy with evernote 2FA for years. One key, all my devices. If I was you, I would turn off 2FA, delete all the extra keys you got set up in authy, 1password and authenticator and then turn it back on and register it. You got too much junk in there to know what works and what doesn't. You don't enable 2FA authentication by operating system, it is based on your account. If you set up 2FA against your account, you use the same code against the web client, iOS, Mac OS, windows app, etc. HTH
  2. zotje

    Possible security breach!

    I've noticed that checking the access history, my iphone can have some connections from strange locations. I have a pretty distinct naming connection for my device, so I am not too worried as long as it tells me it is my device. I notice that the IP address are all owned by AT&T mobile, which makes me think it's just dynamic IP addresses that AT&T assigns and reassigns constantly to phones. I do recommend the 2 factor, I've had that since the day evernote added that functionality.
  3. zotje

    go take a look at Nimbus Note

    My biggest issue with Nimbus note is that I don't know anything about who they are. About the only thing I can find out is that the founders both graduated from the Russian state social university according to their profiles on linkedin. There's never been a mainstream article about this company. I am not comfortable giving them all my evernote data. I am more comfortable putting my data with a company I know. A company that will have whistle-blowers and press when something fishy is going on than a company I don't know squat about. This is one of those times where it's better to stay with the devil you know than the devil you don't. Besides their web clipper doesn't work on iphone (I did try their free account for a month)
  4. zotje

    OneNote vs Evernote - Real Fact

    I still think this whole "evernote employees look at your notes" outrage is overblown. It's not like every employee has access to them. It was probably a few developers who needed to troubleshoot issues with the software. Sometimes you can't fix software until you know how your end users are using your software. You honestly think the Onenote developers can't look at your encrypted notes...they wrote the encryption and decryption functionality! Also, a quick google search shows there's about 20 software apps out there that will crack your onenote password. If you are worried about it, you probably shouldn't put it in the cloud even if it is encrypted.
  5. zotje

    OneNote vs Evernote - Real Fact

    Absolutely critical disadvantages. Here's some more that annoyed me and still do since I am forced to use it at work. I use my phone a lot to clip pages, add to lists, set reminders on my notes. The clipper on iOS is horrible, takes little pictures of the webpages which you can't actually copy and paste text from later. It also only lets you clip to notebooks you have open on the device. Plus, if you forget to open the ON after you clip, it will not be synced to your other devices or windows application There is no way to set reminders (or outlook tasks in Onenote) unless you are using the Desktop application. Not even in the UWP application that is supposed to replace the desktop app. The recent notes section only shows notes from that device. It's a different list of notes on every device you open it on. There's also no history on the new UWP like in the desktop app. You can not sort by date, or see the date on a note was created in the preview view. You have to open the note to see the date...unless you accidentally remove it, then it's just gone . If you draw over text, drop an image in a document, it looks great. If you look at the same document on a phone, the drawing is moved somewhere else. Be careful not to make changes that will get saved, or your desktop will look the same. If you have a lot of notes, your phone app will be huge because it downloads the notebooks when you open a note. My onenote app was over 15 gb at one point and the only way to stop it is to close notebooks. That being said, there are advantages: it is free. Most people can also get some freebies to expand the maximum size from 5 to 15 or even 30gb. it is great to use with excel documents because you can just update the excel sheets right in the note. Works great with all office apps, and sharepoint. You can share notebooks, notes with other users without having to worry if they are premium users who can't see a note over 20mb. There's version control. You can go back to a previous version of the document (This is what causes a lot of the sync issues) If you are a student, they are really pushing the education aspect. You can follow classes, fill out quizes, do math formulas...
  6. Thanks everyone! I already had my personal laptop's drive encrypted with bitlocker. I am probably just paranoid but I wanted some sort of functionality similar to keepass where it prompts me for a passcode when it times out or the computer has been locked. Maybe it is just overkill, but when you sit in the airport in Atlanta and realize you left your laptop in a TSA bin in North Carolina, it would definitely calm my anxiety.
  7. There needs to be a security pin that locks Evernote from being accessed by strangers. If someone loses or gets their laptop stolen, all the notes are there for the picking. A security pin is the least we would need to put up a barrier. It would also be great if we could remove the laptop from accessible devices and make it trigger a deletion of all the data from the laptop before it can be accessed. Right now, it just stops anyone from syncing the account, but all data is still there to view. Thanks, Glenn
  8. zotje

    Evernote for iOS 8.2 Released

    Thanks for getting my reminders ordered by due date. That's a huge plus for me as I tend to put reminders in project folders and it's hard to figure out which due date is coming up first. Now I can get rid of the daily email that tells me what is due.
  9. Logging in with your google account does bypass the 2FA because you're logging in a different way altogether. Of course, if you have 2FA set up in Evernote, you should definitely have it set up for your google account. You also don't have to have google authenticator set up for evernote. I use the Authy app myself which lets me choose multiple devices to login with. I much prefer it over google's version.
  10. How do you control the notes with dropbox? As far as I know, I can go into my dropbox directory on my pc and copy the entire directory and paste it somewhere else on the hard drive or a thumb drive and have everything from the dropbox account in my possession without the company knowing? Besides my dropbox is on 3 laptops, a desktop and they get backed up at least weekly. I don't think any of these cloud accounts will keep your notes safe from being copied and shared if they are personal cloud accounts. Seems to me it might be easier to make everyone sign a non disclosure agreement and give the person leaving a few months salary to ensure their good faith.
  11. 1+2 - If you have a google account, log in with your google account. I'm usually logged into gmail, so in the rare cases that I go to the evernote web, I'm logged in automatically because I'm already google authenticated. 3. I've never experienced this on my end. Just because your internet speed is 80 down doesn't mean that you can access all 80 at one time. You might want to check your router and see what type of traffic is going on that you might not know about. My kids usually take up about 40 mbps streaming their shows on their rokus. 4. It's not pretty, I'll give you that. The search works much better for me when I use the CTRL-Q option instead of the seach box on the page. 5. It seems to remember which stacks I have closed and which I have left open. I'm not sure what you mean by folder in folder in folder. One of the things I don't like is that evernote doesn't have folders in notebooks. Just stack of notebooks. Now in Onenote you can have notebooks with section groups with section groups within...and onenote doesn't remember any of these section groups you have closed. Not sure if that's what you are referencing. 6. I rarely use the web, so I never noticed that. That is some lazy coding, I agree wholeheartedly with you there. Evernote is by no means perfect, but it still beats every other application I've tried when it comes to finding something quickly from my notes. I am hoping they will improve the core functionality to allow us to filter easier in the future so our searches will be even quicker and easier. One thing I've never understood is why developers want to force new functionality on users and take away functionality that was previously available. There should be an opt-in option on all new functionality and an option to keep old functionality. Some users like change, others hate change...you can't ever make everyone happy if you don't let users have options to take it or leave it.
  12. zotje

    Adding Notes When Clipping Article

    This free-form editing is possibly the biggest annoyance with the onenote web clipper. What you're in fact doing is taking a screen shot of your article and writing over it. It's the same as having layers in photoshop. If you ever need to go into the actual article you clipped, for instance to remove comments or advertisements, it is impossible because it is a picture. Good luck on copying some text and using it somewhere else (yes, there's a work around which works 50% of the time). Also, don't clip from your phone or you have an itty bitty tiny picture. So, no for the most part, the onenote web clipper does not work, it sucks.
  13. As a developer, I understand that sometimes you need to be able to look at real data to see if your code is working as expected. However, instead of making me sign off on an all or nothing rule, I would like evernote to send me request for permission every time one of Evernote's developers needs access to my data. Let me know what data the developer wants to access and who the developer is. You are correct, it's my data, I want to know who is looking at it and decide if I am OK with it.
  14. zotje

    problems by Onenote import

    I'm not sure about the Mac. On a pc I have done it easily many times. Make sure you have onenote desktop and evernote desktop version on the same computer. In evernote, click file from the menu, then import, then microsoft onenote. The import popup lets you pick which notebooks to import into evernote.
  15. I think most users can not make the distinction between google search and google cloud services. Using google's data center is totally different than the search service. For one, evernote rents the server space and traffic. They own the data on those servers, not google. This is equivalent to using Amazon Web Services. Spotify uses google cloud, dominos, best buy...,slack# uses AWS, so does Netflix and a ton of other companies you use every day. Google cloud is new and trying to compete with AWS...this has nothing to do with google search. BTW, from using AWS, one of the advantages for users is that servers can be added automatically as your traffic spikes. So you don't get downtime as often, it's not slow during heavy traffic period, updates can be implemented without downtime. Evernote can always have the newest, fastest and most secure servers to keep your data safe. Hopefully google cloud has very similar functionality to AWS.
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