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j_w

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  1. Please ignore the snoutiness of _this_ reply, as I truly mean it to be helpful: Evernote has a feature. It advertises that feature. The feature doesn't doesn't work well. Asking Evernote to improve the feature is a totally reasonable request. On the other hand, telling someone who has asked Evernote to improve a poorly-functioning feature to just use other software instead is counterproductive, as it encourages Evernote to not bother fixing poorly-functioning features. It suggests to Evernote that users should not care whether Evernote effectively implements the features it advertises. Evernote's approach to its product is user-unfriendly enough as it is; we don't benefit from users encouraging Evernote to continue to behave this way. Here, by the way, is Evernote explicitly promoting Evernote as a to-do manager, suggesting my exact use-case: Checkboxes in grocery lists. I'm not sure why you think I care about your assertions about what "Evernote strives to be" when I have Evernote marketing materials that indicate the company wants its product to be used in the precise way I'm trying to use it. But, again, when we as users make excuses for Evernote's failure to successfully implement advertised features, we hurt ourselves and our fellow users.
  2. Re-upping this request. Checkboxes remain a horrible user experience on iOS. Not the only horrible user experience inflicted on us by Evernote, but one that should be an easy fix: Make them bigger.
  3. I suspect @goldfilm is talking about the fact that checkboxes are very small, and it is difficult to check them off without engaging the keyboard. I started a thread on this topic six months ago asking Evernote to make checkboxes bigger. After six months and several others weighing in on behalf of larger checkboxes or another solution, an Evernote employee has finally responded "I agree that we need to improve the usability of checkboxes in the note editor; we'll look into increasing size or other changes for an upcoming release." It may be useful to consolidate requests for improved iOS checkbox functionality in a single thread to encourage Evernote to take this problem seriously. URL: http://discussion.evernote.com/topic/38915-feature-request-make-checkboxes-bigger/
  4. Glad to see this pop back up. I continue to find check boxes maddeningly small on iOS devices. The inability to consistently check an item off a list without triggering the note editor interface is especially problematic now that Evernote scrolls upwards with each keystroke. (Yes, I know that Evernote 7.X supposedly fixes this, but the 7.X releases seem awful enough in enough other ways that I have no plans to update any time soon.)
  5. If it isn't possible to make checkboxes bigger (and I can't imagine why it wouldn't be) another (worse) solution would be to provide an option to temporarily disable the keyboard so it does not pop up.
  6. Checking off boxes in an Evernote list on an iOS device is one of the most consistently frustrating things I do with my phone. Tapping a checkbox requires a great deal of precision; worse, if you miss the box, the on-screen keyboard appears, which you then have to tap to dismiss before again trying to tap the box you were aiming for. I have average or perhaps slightly smaller than average fingers, and average or perhaps slightly greater than average dexterity, and yet it is not uncommon for me to miss the checkbox I'm aiming for 2, 3, 4 times in succession (My all-time record: 7 consecutive misses.) And keep in mind: Missing a checkbox 4 times means tapping a total of 7 times just to check an item off a list. Now extend that problem across a 30-item grocery list, and the result is that my most common interaction with the iOS version of Evernote is a consistently miserable experience. There's a simple solution: Please make checkboxes bigger. Ideally, allow users to adjust checkbox size themselves.
  7. @Joe Lopez: PM sent, posting here, too, in case it’s helpful to others. I only have Skitch 2.0.5 installed, via the Mac App Store. I tried not only a full quit of Skitch + helper, but also re-installing Skitch entirely. The problem persists. Similar to @Juli’s observation, Skitch actually does sync from my Mac to Evernote, despite giving me the “Synchronization failed” error message upon each launch & quit.
  8. I'm having the same problem. @klang I did not have the problem before 2.0.5 @Joe Lopez: Those steps did not fix the problem.
  9. I've had similar problems, making Evernote virtually unusable for text entry on iPhone and not much better on iPad. When typing, the displayed text (and sometimes the cursor) will jump to some other part of the note. I haven't noticed a pattern of when it happens (other than that I'm quite certain it isn't user error), or where the jump takes me. And today a new problem occurred several times when viewing a note: Evernote wouldn't let me swipe all the way to the bottom of the note -- it treated a spot in the note about 3-4 lines from the bottom as the bottom, and when I swiped up to get to the end of the note, it gave the little bounce effect as though it was at the end of the note, though it clearly wasn't. When I closed the note and re-opened it, it would be fine and allow me to get to the end -- for a while, then the problem would reappear. The note in question is a shopping list I was editing while using, so it is possible the inappropriate behavior was happening after an edit, though I can't be sure. (And, again, in any case, I'm quite certain I was not doing anything I haven't done a thousand times before, or anything that would cause such behavior in a product that wasn't bug-infested.)
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