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  1. The Sync icon in the toolbar shows a red exclamation point when there are connectivity issues and the like. However, after a sync, if there are ANY unsynchronized notes (not in offline notebooks of course) that are not sync'd, it should tell you. I just accidentally found 7 notes that are not sync'd from mid-March through late April. I have opened ticket 29601 so you can use that to see what isn't being sync'd that is reporting as ok.
  2. I have posted in various thread concerning the design of Evernote Ver 5 (Mac and iOS) that, IMO, Evernote does NOT adhere to the age-old design best practice that "Form Follows Function". Based on both Evernote employee response in these forums, as well as statements by the Evernote Chief Designer, Gabe Compodonico, is seems clear to me that Evernote either just doesn't get it, or has chosen intentionally to not follow this best practice. So, I want to present some very specific examples, starting with EN iPad Ver 5, that clearlly illustrate that EN has chosen to have a "beautiful, cool, world renown" UI over providing the basic functionality that their users need and depend on each and every day. Example #1: Display of Note Lists/Results EN has chosed to provide ONLY Note lists as large thumbnails, which limit to showing only about 12 Notes per screen. This is the view for either "All Notes" or "Search Results". I get that these big iconic pictures of your Notes looks cool from a pure aesthetic POV, but functionally they are a serious hindrance to finding/selection the note of interest if you have more than 100 notes. IOW, this puts form OVER function. They chose this view for Ver 5 even though many, many long time users have been requesting for years that EN provide a vertical list of notes that would show 25 or more notes per screen. For new users, or those that choose to have only a few (< 100) notes, the new thumbnail screen works OK. But if you have thousands, or tens of thousands, of Notes like most long time users, then 12 Notes/screen is virtually useless. Here's a screen shot of EN iPad Ver 5.0.0 Note List View for All Notes or Search Results Example #2: Browsing/Selecting Notes In EN iPad v4, EN provided a scrollable list of Notes in snippet view on the left panel, while showing the Note contents in the right panel. This made it very easy to scroll through a large list of Notes, selecting the ones of interest. But with EN iPad v5, there is NO multi-panel view with scrolling Notes. Just the large iconic list of Notes, which, when you select one, it displays a smaller window popup of the Note contents. This may look cool, and even display like some Apple apps, but it definitely puts form OVER function. The main point here is that while the Ver 5 view may be arguably "cooler" than Ver 4, it clearly does NOT offer any improvements in functionality. Here are the issues with EN iPad v5 Note display: Does NOT take advantage of the larger iPad screen size, causing the user to have to scroll more to see longer notes Does NOT support the standard iOS "double-tap" to zoom in on text to make it larger and more readable Requires more clicks than Ver 4 to view the next Note, or other Notes in the list When you return to the iconic list of Notes, the user's eye has to scan both left-to-right and down to find the Note is interest. Scanning left-to-right is much harder (for me at least) than just scrolling and scanning down. Below is a screenshot of EN iPad v5 Note View: Now view the EN iPad v4 Scrolling Note List and Note View with much better functionality: ------------------------------------------------ Example #3: Access to App Settings Most iOS apps have followed Apple's lead in using the gear icon to denote access to app settings. EN iPad v4 followed this iOS design standard. But for some reason, EN iPad v5 does NOT use the gear icon. In fact, they hid access to App Settings that it took me quite a while of random tapping to find it. It is hidden behind the User Name. This one I really don't get. I don't see anything "cool" or "beautiful" with this design. Oh, I just remembered: EN has this extreme fetish with simplicity. So removing the gear icon "unclutters" the screen. Really?? Hiding the App Settings is yet another example of putting form OVER function. Here's the EN iPad v5 Settings screenshot: ----------------------- These are just 3 examples out of many more for EN iPad v5. I will post some example for EN Mac v5 later. I truly hope these examples will help Evernote designers understand the high importance of always making sure that "Form FOLLOWS Function". EN, if there is any doubt in your collective minds, please do some research on this topic. There are lots of examples today with both web site design and app design where this best practice is NOT followed. Too many UI designers today get hung up on creating the next greatest, coolest, most beautiful UI, when they should be putting their energy and talents into creating the worlds most intuitive design. Even some Apple designers have fell into this trap. Thanks for reading and considering this suggestion. EDIT: Change link for Chief Designer statement
  3. Should Evernote Anticipate Our Emotions? I recently read this quote: Really? This is what we want from computers? Why? What do you guys think? Is this something you want from Evernote?
  4. Hello. Request a journal view/template that can also utilize a calendar for selecting dates. (Or maybe even a separate app that utilizes the Evernote database back end.) What I specifically have in mind is an option (per notebook) to interact with Evernote in the same way as the DayOne journaling app. It seems to me that the Evernote database back end should be able to support a journaling front end. This request is related to a more general observation that I have about Evernote. It is very functional. However, for me, the look and feel is busy, rigid, and restrictive. In other words, the interface is not elegant and inviting. (Again, for me.) I just don't enjoy using it. I really, really want to enjoy the product because I think it has great potential to keep me organized and remember everything - including a daily journal. I have also been looking for an all-in-one app where I can both journal and keep notes. I have found that my stress level actually goes up a bit when I open Evernote, and I end up defaulting back to keeping notes other ways. Thank you so much for your consideration and support.
  5. Why did you change the Evernote design? I hate - HATE - the black. Who decided it should be black? A 20 year-old probably, a designer who ahs never used it, who has tatoos. And 2 minutes ago I updated and you've put a trash/delete option in - Thank goodness, but I can't believe that wasn't there before. Why redesign somehting that works perfectly well? I ahte cahnge for the sake of change. Why all these notepad covers? Why not just grid or list? It was perfect before. Why the complication? I really HATE it and will look for another option, though I don't think there is one. I LOVED my Evernote and am so sad that it has been messed up. I want light and bright for my ideas and inspirations not dark and dull. Sadly yours, Sally
  6. Hello there, I want to use Evernote to keep track of my stuff. The following features are missing to do that well: Save Notes in iPhone app (or desktop app) without title. Sometimes you just want to take a picture of that teapot and add a tag for its location. The standard title "Note without title" is just ugly and just clutters the UI In the desktop app: A view mode that displays all items in a grid with thumbnails, title (if it has one), tags. Without the space for displaying the item! To view the picture bigger or read additional notes etc. one could use the space bar for Quick Look When viewing a note that is only a picture + tags the picture should make use of the whole field. These white borders are just ugly. Or you add a nice background and some border to the pictures (like in Flava or Notica) I think it is clear what I want. I would like to be the Evernote mac app even simpler and more adjustable to that less ambitious purposes like home inventory which just needs picture + tags. Peter Edit: I just noticed the Lion full-screen view. Thats what I meant with grid-view of the notes. We need that design window mode, too. But without the "Note without title"-title and with tags. Additionally it would be great to display all pictures in the same size, no matter if there is additional text in the note or not.
  7. It seems Evernote can't make up their mind about the New Page toolbar. It was in the first version, then came out, came back and now it's out again, replaced by Activity. Of all the thing people do, create new note has to be one of the most common commands. Maybe I have a simple use case, but are Trunk and Activity more important than creating a new note? Alternately, the account size indicator and search box could be made smaller to allow room for more of the high frequency commands. I realize there is a shortcut key for new note, but I'm not a big user of them. I'd really like to see New Note come back and possibly more thought go into the toolbar design and what should be in it. Thanks Tom
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