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jpfieber

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  1. There is definitely a major disconnect with Evernote marketing hype - they tout their multi-device capability and their desire to be our 2nd brain. "Capture anything - Access anywhere - Find things fast" On the Windows client, yes; but on the Android smart phones? Really? As you and others and I have found out - Evernote cannot store large number of notes accumulated by long-time customers onto the Android phone's micro SD storage. Even though I can easily store date from other apps - music, videos, and dozens of hour-long podcasts in this Evernote forbidden region. And the titles only (with no content) consume a large hole in the primary storage leaving minimal remaining space for other apps. I only have 24,000 notes and gave up after a few days. I uninstalled Evernote due to the above issues. I did not buy my phone to become a single program device. My Evernote files, which take up 30GB on my Mac for the full content, take up 1GB on my Android for headers only (no offline notebooks). Seems like a lot for metadata (though I do have offline search enabled). A shame my phone has to deal with all that when there's only a few thousand notes I would care to search/access from that device.
  2. Unless you have a premium account & specify which notebooks are to be sync'd for offline access, only the header information on all notes is downloaded - not the notes themselves. I also have over 60,000 notes in my EN account & agree the iOS app is pretty much unusable for me as well. (I can use the iPad app on another, MUCH smaller account with little to no problems. I would suggest you do what several of us have done (at least regarding iOS) & use the "Clever" app. I also use FastEver & FastEver Snap to send notes/photos to my EN account from my iPhone & iPad. http://discussion.evernote.com/topic/30589-my-review-of-clever-third-party-evernote-client-for-iphone/ I'll have to give Clever a try on my iPad to see if it is any better, but I haven't found a similar solution for Android. As you mentioned, the headers are downloaded, and even though the syncing has improved so they don't always start the minute I access Evernote, there is still a long delay before they are displayed. Adding a note quickly isn't bad with the widget, but trying to quickly peek at an existing note (the typical reason for opening the app on a portable device) isn't currently possible. If there was an option not to download headers for specific notepads, I could cut down the overhead on my portable devices dramatically, presumably making them behave like they would with a much smaller Evernote account. I agree. With 4G on my Android it can still take quite a while to open a note. I have no notebooks downloaded at the moment. I will try the beta and see if that alleviates the problem. I am curious about the Mac. You don't experience overall lag, slow searches, loss of focus (notes disappearing while editing -- you have to then go and find them), or any other problems like this with so many notes? For me I can't even see the note headers to select from in a reasonable time. Even with WiFi, the app opens, I'm in the 'All Notes' window, and the spinning circle goes around for a minute or two before any note headers appear on the screen. As far as the Mac client, it generally works well, but there are often little lags. For example, I often scan mail with a SnapScan scanner. It creates a note with the PDF, which I then go into to rename and alter the date and tags, but usually after starting to type the title, a sync will begin which freezes Evernote, so sometimes my typing appears once the sync is over, sometimes it doesn't. Annoying, but at least usable. The portable apps work for adding content, but are unusable for viewing it.
  3. Unless you have a premium account & specify which notebooks are to be sync'd for offline access, only the header information on all notes is downloaded - not the notes themselves. I also have over 60,000 notes in my EN account & agree the iOS app is pretty much unusable for me as well. (I can use the iPad app on another, MUCH smaller account with little to no problems. I would suggest you do what several of us have done (at least regarding iOS) & use the "Clever" app. I also use FastEver & FastEver Snap to send notes/photos to my EN account from my iPhone & iPad. http://discussion.evernote.com/topic/30589-my-review-of-clever-third-party-evernote-client-for-iphone/ I'll have to give Clever a try on my iPad to see if it is any better, but I haven't found a similar solution for Android. As you mentioned, the headers are downloaded, and even though the syncing has improved so they don't always start the minute I access Evernote, there is still a long delay before they are displayed. Adding a note quickly isn't bad with the widget, but trying to quickly peek at an existing note (the typical reason for opening the app on a portable device) isn't currently possible. If there was an option not to download headers for specific notepads, I could cut down the overhead on my portable devices dramatically, presumably making them behave like they would with a much smaller Evernote account.
  4. With over 60,000 notes in my account, I find Evernote is virtually unusable on any of my Android or iOS devices. Though syncing seems to have improved in the past few months, I still have to wait multiple minutes after opening the Evernote app before I can see any notes (unusable for me), and I often get reports on Android that the app is frozen. Short of simply suggesting Evernote fix this (I'm sure it's no simple matter), I wonder if a possible workaround might be to offer an option to limit which notebooks are synced to the device. Each notebook could have three possible settings: Not Synced (doesn't show up at all on that device), Synced (visible but not stored locally, same as current norm), and Offline (visible and stored locally, same as currently available option). This would be similar to how the DropBox Client has the option to not sync certain folders. This would allow me to see all my notebooks on the web version, or my Mac client (which works fine), but only limited notebooks on my portable devices (no need to see my 'archive' notes on them). I'd hope that with fewer notes to deal with, the portable devices might become more usable. I'm sure there are other reasons (privacy?) one might not want certain notebooks synced on every device as well. Seem doable?
  5. I have a Galaxy Nexus phone and a Nexus 7 tablet, both running the latest Evernote on Jelly Bean. Though I have each set to auto sync every hour regardless of WiFi, every time I open Evernote, I find notes are missing, and a sync begins upon opening the app. I'm then forced to wait while it downloads the missing notes, sometimes hundreds of them depending on how long it's been since I last opened the app. It appears to me that no background sync is happening at all. What's going on, I understand why this never works on my iPad (no background apps), but why isn't Evernote automatically syncing my notes in the background on my Android devices?
  6. You rock! If I use the code: set matches to find notes "notebook:scans -tag:Archived" I'm given the notes in the notebook "Scans" that do not have the tag "Archived", which should allow me to do what I need. Thanks!
  7. I've created an Applescript to export all the PDFs I have in an EN notebook to an archive folder on my Mac. I've got it working for all the existing notes I have, but as I add new ones, I want it to archive those as well with an Applescript that would run once a day. The problem is in determining what notes are new. I can't simply archive everything with today or yesterdays creation date since I modify the creation date of notes I add (eg when I add a receipt, I change the creation date of the note to match the one on the receipt). A few things I considered include: Having the script add an "Archived" tag to each note after it exports the PDF, but then finding new notes would require the ability to search for all notes that DON'T have the "Archived" tag, and I can't see how to do that. If I used the "Archived" tag option, I also considered finding every note in the notebook, then finding every note with the "Archived" tag, then comparing the two lists and returning the differences, which should be every note that doesn't have the "Archived" tag, but my Applescript skills don't seem to be up to the task (I'm a "copy and paste" programmer, but learning). I could of course manually add a tag to every note I create, and then have the script remove it after an export, but that leaves too much room for user error. Anyone have suggestions on how to accomplish my task?
  8. I've got just over 50,000 notes (used applescript to import lots of back emails, paid $20 for the extra EN bandwidth to do it). I use EN on Mac/PC/iOS/Android and web. Lately EN has become virtually unusable on the mobile devices. The Mac client has become very bogged down, seeing the spinning beach ball often. Was excited to have one place to have everything, especially since I'd be able to access it from any of my devices. Now I'm loosing faith, doesn't seem like EN scales so well. I'll try breaking some of my large notebooks down into smaller ones, but accessing even small notebooks on mobile has been an effort in futility due to freezing up. Currently moving 2000 notes from a 26000 note notebook to a new one is taking a second per note on the Mac client (unacceptably slow). Funny, with the motto "Remember Everything" I didn't expect this. Perhaps changing it to "Remember 100,000 things" would be more appropriate.
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