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Laura A

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  1. I just started using Textever Pro and have been very impressed so far. I have used Drafts for years (and I like it), but Textever allows me to choose the notebook and title before I ever even save to Evernote. I'm sure there's a way to do this with Drafts, and I could email the note into Evernote (takes some time to remember the exact name of all my notebooks, so that's not a fun option but okay in a pinch). I wanted an easier way and I haven't had the time to tinker with figuring out how to do it with Drafts yet. Textever has been very easy for me to use, and I really like that. Textever and Drafts both have their uses. I like them both, but Textever is keeping my inbox lean (which I really, really appreciate).
  2. Detailed information about what happened can be found here: http://discussion.evernote.com/topic/35555-security-notice-service-wide-password-reset/ Since that specific post does not appear to allow comments, separate discussion threads were started so people could have a chance to discuss their thoughts, conerns, feature requests, etc. Evernote's Twitter feed is also an immediate way to find info on developments throughout the week. Edit: It looks like the post I cited was from March 2, 2013, so it was probably not as visible from the front page now that newer announcements have taken its place.
  3. Thanks for checking, confirming & posting, Laura. IMO, I think tablets (and probably laptops) are the "in between" device. They are too big to function as a phone & the expense for "built in" internet connection is something most don't buy b/c you can do it another way for less money. I know in my case, my husband & I both have iPads that are WIFI only. So not only were the iPads cheaper, but neither one of us pays a monthly internet access fee for the iPads. When he's not at the office or at home, but rather "on the go", my husband tethers his iPad to his Verizon Droid, & I tether mine (only occasionally, since I'm normally home when using my iPad) to my jailbroken iPhone. Yes, the "in between" is what gets me. I find that I have to actually plan ahead to use my iPad away from home because I am not tethered and have only a handful of apps that I can use offline. The wifi-only iPad is cheaper, which is why I got it, but it is limited in what it can do. My sister has a Kindle and I don't even think she has the option to tether it. If she could though, I suspect she would need an Android phone to do it.
  4. We tablet users are in a completely different ecosystem when it comes to apps because of our device's connectivity limitations (wifi-only for a lot of us). If access anywhere was understood to mean "offline" instead of apps available on mobile and tablet devices, then I can certainly see how one could view the description as misleading. I'm sorry that you found the description confusing. I took the liberty of checking the Google Play and iTunes stores, and offline notebooks are listed as a Premium feature in an offset, starred category. A common problem tablet users run into is that most apps require connectivity to run. It is inconvenient. But with tablets, we have to use some maneuvering in order to make them functional without a connection. Unfortunately, most of the apps on my iPad don't work at all without being connected to the Internet (about 95 percent of them don't work unless connected). Dropbox is an exception but I have only found a few others. Mostly, I have come to expect some connectivity required for an app to run, but it is just because my tablet does not have data-capabilities like some other tablets.
  5. Oh, I see what you're saying. Sync is completely free whether you are a free or a premium user. Sync is what makes all of your notes accessible on all of your devices (tablets, smartphones, computers, etc). Offline notes, however, cost extra ($5 a month or $45 a year for a Premium subscription). Synchronization, or sync, works by pushing your notes from Evernote's servers to all of your devices, and that is free for everybody. That is the on-the-go part (not locked on your computer). But in order to access your notes offline, Evernote uses the local storage on your device. That is what costs extra, not the sync. Hope that clears things up a bit, and I hope that you find something that works for you.
  6. Chessienote, If you have a smartphone (Android, iPhone, etc.), you can use the Evernote app to look up your recipes while away from home by using your data plan. It will be free in that you will be using your phone's connectivity, but the mobile apps make Evernote accessible on the go. I use the mobile apps a lot because my iPad is wifi-only (just like the Nexus tablet, I believe). I don't always want to connect using the public wifi available in my grocery store. But if you do have a smartphone with the Evernote app installed, you can easily workaround not having the offline notes feature by using the app on your phone instead. Access anywhere is free in that the Evernote account is free. But, just like with many other apps, you need some sort of connectivity to keep it functioning as it should (free wifi, purchased wifi, or a data plan on your phone or tablet). (One thing to consider for accessing recipes offline would be Dropbox, though. I personally use Dropbox for recipes. They allow you to star whatever you choose for offline use for free, whether it is a document, a picture, or a video. I'm sure that there are other good solutions, but Dropbox might be worth taking a look at for free offline storage. And I think it is available on the Nexus 7).
  7. I've never been able to login to Evernote from my iPad with Reeder, and I got Reeder before the password reset. I looked on Reeder's Twitter feed, and the developer told iPad users that he is still working on an update for iPad. Might have something to do with it? But since I can login fine on the iPhone version of Reeder, it looks like there is a bug with the iPad version. https://mobile.twitter.com/reederapp
  8. Maybe Skitch would work for you? You can mark up notes that you've created on Evernote by pasting the note link into Skitch's built-in browser, and then with your finger or a stylus you can make handwritten modifications. When you save it, it is uploaded to Evernote. The only downside is that you will be working with a copy of your note, so it will look like a copy. But on the bright side, if you decide you don't want the handwritten modifications on your note anymore, you will still have the original in Evernote. I haven't heard of an app that lets you mark up the original note yet, but Skitch comes very close.Skitch is on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/skitch/id490505997?mt=8 Or if you want to try before you buy (its actually free, I believe), you can watch this quick tutorial for the Mac, but Skitch also has iPhone and iPad versions. The tutorial is demoing how you would mark up a picture from Evernote, but it works exactly the same with text notes as well (I've tried it). Tutorial/Demo: http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=cAny1qpCQqc I hope that you find something that works for you : )
  9. There is an app called EverClip that is great for web clipping on iOS. It is my favorite web clipper for the iPad and iPhone, and I think it even won the Dev Cup award one year. The app works in the background by "clipping" whatever you copy to your clipboard. The URL is included in the clipping, you can organize your clippings in the order you want them uploaded to Evernote, and you can even add comments and edit the clippings before you upload them. They don't have a dedicated iPad version yet, but I installed the iPhone version on my iPad and it works just fine. In fact, I use it more on my iPad than my iPhone because I do more web browsing on it. It's sold on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/everclip-clip-to-evernote/id536058926?mt=8
  10. I feel so very SORRY for people that have lost their notes in this event : ( This is why I never, ever, EVER write important notes when I cannot sync them (not even on Evernote). I know that we can write notes offline and have them sync later, but I don't trust my own hardware crashing before then or, in this case, a hack occurring before my precious notes can be synced. If I am in a place where I have sketchy reception or cannot get WIFI, I opt to write my notes down the old fashioned way until I have reliable reception and can put them in the cloud without interference. That way, in the event that something strange or bizarre happens, like a mandatory password reset or my phone going up in flames because I dropped it in the sink of dishwater (which has almost happened) I don't lose any important information. As much as I like Evernote, I consider one note un-synced to be one note dangerously close to being lost. But I feel that way about every online service that requires synchronization. I've never felt comfortable with un-synced or offline notes because of potential hardware malfunctions, but now I have even more reasons to steer clear of them (hacking). I just don't trust that something bad won't happen before they reach the cloud. Paranoid, I know : /
  11. Piggybacking off what jefito said, I think that Evernote usually opens up to the last note you read/edited or it opens to your default notebook. When I want to make sure that Evernote opens to a note I don't mind the whole world seeing, I make sure that I keep my default notebook pretty tidy so that when I startup, the only note visible is the "Welcome to Evernote" message, which is pretty harmless. If a note that you need for a meeting can be left in the default notebook, then only it and the welcome email would be visible. Or, if you organize your notes into notebooks by something like the company's name, you can search within that specific company's notebook instead of searching "All Notes" (which might bring up something in the search results that you don't want visible). I also make notebook stacks so that I can easily minimize them, and I also minimize my saved searches and tags before exiting Evernote. The biggest thing for me is making sure that the sensitive notes are separated from the general ones, and things like notebooks and tags are minimized. That way, I am not constantly having to wonder if something that should have remained private becomes very visible when I open Evernote. If you are an Evernote Premium user, you can also encrypt text if a note includes something that you are responsible to keep confidential. This is what I do. A little bit of work on the front end will present a very bland, unimportant startup screen. But I feel your pain. I would cringe if I had to open Evernote on a big screen, but I use Evernote primarily for journaling. I hope you find a solution that works for you.
  12. I'm now starting to think that 2-step verification might be the way to go in the future. And I'm glad to hear that Evernote might be giving users that option. It just seems like having login credentials and something physical (like your cell phone) are much harder for a hacker to have all at the same time. I tried to log into my Google account using a VPN last week and I received a text message within 1 minute saying that Google had observed suspicious activity on my account. I couldn't log in, but I was glad that they at least caught it because even though it was me, it could have been anybody. Evernote wouldn't let me access my notes when suspicious activity was detected, just like Google, so I wasn't put off by that. And seeing as how major companies like CBS and Apple have gotten hacked recently, I think that innovative ways to protect our information will be ever changing. I just wonder what is to become of the standard "security question" if people voluntarily provide the names of their schools, their anniversary date, and the names of their pets on Facebook? I was going to suggest implementing security questions on Evernote, but it might be a wash if people are heavy Facebook and social media users.
  13. I just saw a new update for Evernote in the App Store at 6:31 PM (EST). This update is supposed to be a fix for the password issue (although, in retrospect, I am glad that they required me to change my password since hackers were involved). I can now also change the Sort Field on my iPad without it crashing! I always sort by Created Date, and not being able to see my notes sorted by the date I created them was giving me a headache. Other than getting used to a new password, things feel like they are getting back to normal. And the Snippets View (or List View) is what I have been secretly hoping they would add to the iPad for months. +1 for 2-step verification (or something similar)
  14. At any rate, after deleting, you can always check in the web client, whether you are still subscribed or not by going to: https://www.evernote.../Sharing.action On the right will be the notebooks that you have joined. Scott Thank you SO much : ) I am using the Windows client so the instructions are perfect. Thank you!
  15. Hi, I joined a shared notebook and wish I hadn't because it is taking up some space that I don't really want it to. I would rather just read it online for now. I was wondering if I deleted the notebook if that would "un-join" or unsubscribe me, or are there other steps that I need to take? Basically I would like to revert back to having not joined a shared notebook, if that's possible. Thanks.
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