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  1. I downloaded the new WEB ui for Chromium Browser. I use it to manage my information and data through tagging. The old UI gave an easy overview and quick access to different. I have an extensive GTD working zone where I jump from project to project and keep track of my things to do. With the new WEB UI this becomes hugely impossible. Can I restore the old version please. I wrestled with it this whole morning and I am kind of fed up with it. This new UI, based on Tablets and Android.... , is very very bad . The key is "manage" your notes. Not "Enterring data". Managing notes is managing knowledge. I really really want the old thing back. M.
  2. Hi, I spent some time comparing the new "Web UI preview" with the productive version and have made a list of missing or changed features in the preview (not bugs!). I just want to document the facts without any judgment. Please feel free to add things, I am sure I did not find all. I am going to constantly update this list. I will cross-out the features that will be added by Evernote in the future to the "Web UI preview" so one can see the progress. Side barNo expandable/collapsable lists of notebooks, tags etc. which increases the number of necessary clicks and scroll actions to reach an entryNo drag&drop to/within the sidebarNo nested tagsTags can not be renamed or deletedStacks can not be created/deletedNotebooks can not be created in or moved to stacksSearchNo saved searchesNo possibility to save a searchNo previous searchesNo FiltersNo Multi-Selection tocombine notes,delete notes,present notes,e-mail multiple notes,change notebook,add tags.No remindersNo list viewNo hyperlinks (only automatic links when entering something like http://...)No location informationNo way to print a noteNo inline view of pdf filesNo possibility to display a note in a separate window (I use it often on second screen)Only 4 notes in the snippet view on my Mac in contrast to 8 in the productive version and 24 in the list viewIn most cases I cannot see the complete title of my notes just about 32 charactersLots of unused whitespace. For example when you switch to the fullscreen view of a note it actually just moves the note to the center but does not use the additional space.Selection of text style has to be done after adding textDifficult to read due to lack in contrastHuge fonts take unecessary space.No possibiity to set a notebook as favouriteNo possibility to share a note via E-MailNo gallery of pictures in the noteNo possibility to create tablesNo possibility to retrieve notes history (premium feature)Encrypted notes can not be viewedOpening the site always creates a new empty note
  3. Are you out of your mind?! Beta? - It's not even alpha. Please tell the designer - it's nice, but nobody needs it, because there's nothing to use anymore.
  4. The new Evernote UI on web is simply amazing. Any word on if the desktop version will meet a similar redesign on Windows? http://www.theverge.com/2014/10/2/6893765/evernote-redesigned-its-note-taking-web-app-and-its-gorgeous
  5. The old notes list was nice and compact, but in the new beta there is way too much empty space. This new approach does not scale well. Please add an option for compact layout.
  6. Hi, I just got a pop-up message suggesting I changed to the Evernote Web BETA interface. I must say that I'm extremelly disappointed with this update. Here are a couple of reasons: 1) No reminders on top of notes when I click on a notebook I run multiple projects in Evernote, each one has a notebook. In these notebooks I store project information, research and todos or reminders. If I want to see what I have to do, at a glance, in the previous version I would just click the notebook and see all my project reminders at the top. With evernote BETA that went way and I can't find a way to show my reminders by notebook/project 2) If I need to get to a note, I now need more clicks. Click the icon on the left to get to notes, find a notebook through the gigantic font list of notebooks, click a notebook and open a note. (4 clicks) Previously, I would just pick a notebook from the side view and see all notes and chose the note I wanted (2 clicks) 3) Design is confusing Fonts are huge, the notes list is centered on my scree (21") so there's a lot of weird white space around it. There are not very clearly defined boundaries between different sectinos of the screen. It's hard to tell where the separation of the note title and the note text is. The new note toolbar on the side isn't helpful at all, I would like to see all options at glance. 4) The interface is completely different from the PC/MAC Why completely change something that worked well, instead of improving performance of the previous web interface ? 5) Can't find a way to go back I had just switched to a premium account yesterday. Since I cannot seem to be able to continue using my previous workflow in this new interface, I'm going to have to reconsider staying a paid customer.
  7. Curto muito o Evernote, mas nos últimos meses acabei desistindo de utilizá-lo por conta da facilidade de me distrair com a interface e a dificuldade de encontrar rapidamente o que eu preciso. A interface é muito poluída, dificulta bater o olho e encontrar tudo o que eu preciso. Passei a utilizar o Google Keep, mas ele peca em não oferecer um modo de organização por categorias. Ainda assim, a interface dele é excelente, na minha opinião, para o que ele propôs. Já o Evernote, parece que ficou parado no tempo, com textos para todo lado, igual a clientes de email de 15 anos atrás. Curto demais o trabalho de vocês, principalmente com os recursos que vêm surgindo, como de reconhecer textos em imagens, mas eu preciso de um ambiente agradável, limpo e de fato livre para minha criatividade, como um quadro em branco. Recomendo fortemente estilos baseados no app de notas da época do Mac OS X Montain Lion (no Mavericks, a Apple estragou) e na plataforma de blogs Ghost.org . Se conseguissem mesclar a elegância e simplicidade dessas duas aplicações, usufruindo de UX baseada em drag-and-drop, acredito que seria o melhor "caderno" que já terei usado. Bom, é isso. Espero que minha opinião de alguma forma ajude. ----- Edited Esqueci de mencionar que tudo o que eu disse se refere à versão de browser. Já a versão de Windows, acho que está bem mais próxima do que eu julgo ideal. Estou voltando a aproveitar as funcionalidades do Evernote a partir do app.
  8. Hi Evernote, I just want to post a suggestion. I've been using Evernote for a year now and the more I use it, the more I realize it proves my doubts about it's functionality wrong. I have two issues, though, with Evernote in its current state. A). the GUI/Design is getting more and more outdated as other competing apps entering the market have more modern GUI's and design. They may not hold up to Evernote's functionality and operational integrity, which should be most important, but I must admit, that I am still very much influenced by the design of an app, and in some instances, have been known to stick with a sub par performing app soley because of it's cool design in the hopes that its functionality will ultimately catch up. That said, I have no doubts about the brilliance of Evernote, but, please, if you are reading this, upgrade your GUI; you can start by changing the outdated icons in the sidebar; likewise, the "notebook" icons are, IMHO, not even worth having. I never use that view mainly because the iconography is very outdated. To put it in perspective, the mobile app is very brilliantly designed. Match that brilliance with a complete design upgrade to the desktop app. . When it comes to "clipping" web articles/pages, Evernote really excels at this. I've tried other apps like Stache and Pocket that just don't hold up to the convenience of using Evernote's web clipper, and I'll even say that the way Evernote archives your clippings to your notebook, particularly the "simplified article' view is great. However, I wish that while viewing web clippings in a notebook you could simply press the space bar and get a functioning "preview" of the article that would include functionality to play a youtube video - if the page was in fact of a youtube video - and so on and so forth. The app Stache has this ability, but, again, it doesn't compare to the convenience and style of Evernote. I also wish Evernote web clipper gave you the added option to basically extract all the text from a web page and lay out on a white canvas that is actually saved as a text document that can be read offline. Currently there is no way that I know of to read saved articles without an internet connection.
  9. As someone who rolled back to Evernote 4.6 when EN went to 5 (I found the stability, design, GUI, and lost functionality too much and badly done).... Any changes worth mentioning in later upgrades that show any progress in UI and functionality to make me revisit the decision yet? (felt the same way about the useless new chrome clipper too and had to roll back for productivity reasons). Just curious.
  10. I'm making increasing use of folders to organize my separate projects. Within these, however, I will constantly add clips from web, notes for bigger assignments within that project or source material. The result is that my most important working notes become lost in the list. My suggestion is for an option that allows a note title to be highlighted. I am thinking of how Mac folders work, with multiple colors. For now one color would be sufficient. Even if I make a note a favorite, it does not change the formatting of the title sufficiently in my list for quick identification or access. I didn't expect this to be such a challenge, but when working with source materials the note names start sharing certain words. They become subtle differences of each other and therefore very difficult to pull apart. Another option for solving this would be to add a field in the note list frame. In the same way you can add 'Sync Status' alongside 'Updated' and 'Title', you would be able to add 'Starred' or a 'High Priority'. This would allow for a quick re-ordering of the list between high-priority (working files), medium-priority (support fragments of writing) and low-priority (source material).
  11. Is there any way to generate a list of "local" notebooks? I use over 150 notebooks and discovered that two or three had been inadvertently set up as local notebooks which obviously resulted in them not synchronizing. My note count is off slightly from my web evernote data. I suspect there may be one more local notebook. Is there any way of checking without manually going through each notebook and checking its properties?
  12. Evernote Team -- Please Don't Use Low Contrast Text Dear Evernote UI designers, web masters, and email broadcasters, could you please not use small, low contrast text in the main text body of your products and documents? I know you may think the color scheme looks really cool, and complies with your corporate branding, but what is the point of your cool communications if they can't be read, or, are so hard to read that people ignore them? Isn't the FIRST objective of an email, web page, or app to communicate well, and be readable to the viewer? Below is a screen shot of an email that I just received. What is the benefit of using very light gray text on a white background? Compare these two lines: I know you may think the color scheme looks really cool, and complies with your corporate branding, but what is the point of your cool communications if they can't be read, or, are so hard to read that people ignore them? I know you may think the color scheme looks really cool, and complies with your corporate branding, but what is the point of your cool communications if they can't be read, or, are so hard to read that people ignore them? Do you see the clear difference? Do you see how much easier it is to read the first line than the second line? Yes, I can read the second line if I get close to my monitor, and study the text carefully. But is being cool worth the loss of readability? SNAPSHOT OF EMAIL FROM EVERNOTE EDIT: I'm not sure what happened to the above link, but it will no longer display. Here's the link:
  13. I read the article "Creating a mood board with Evernote -- part of Evernote's Creative Series" by Julie Gornoll and thought it would be very useful for me to do. Especially since I have multiple projects and am using Evernote at work and home on multiple devices. I wanted to know if anyone could tell me how Julie arranged the images she did in the picture below (from Julie's article)? The comments below or the article never specified on how she overlapped the pictures and other items. Any help is greatly appreciated!
  14. Hi, I quite agree that the new version is jarring. The serif fonts and the patterned interface disrupt my focus when I switch between (any) productivity apps from apple. Could we change the font to something more iOS 7 and get rid of the distracting pattern? My list of notebooks feels hard to navigate at least the old interface used space to display more, perhaps if the edit let me organize the display level. Putting a' sand dashes in front of names to reorder notebooks feels like an ancient unnecessary technique. I am sure the functionality is all there but losing search instead of announcements I don't need (often if ever) is sure a waste, I feel the interface has squashed up the notes/notebook area into a minimal space and devoted the most valuable stuff (very top and bottom) to pushing stiff at me I seldom need and want instead of stuff I need... Like search. Please provide an option to customize the display to be more iOS 7 esthetically, this is just plain hard to look at. Cheers
  15. First, in brief, I'd like to say that as a paying customer (although this should go just as much for people who don't pay), I really don't appreciate a public release of a new version being a sly mass beta to help you fix things. You can play around and change and add and remove features to your heart's content, but if something is actually broken - as a number of things are, as you'll see from this forum - it is an essential business courtesy, in my opinion, that it should not make a general release. I would rather wait longer and remain productive with version 4 than be offered the shininess of version 5 while soon finding myself troubleshooting trivial problems before eventually reverting to the old .exe I always keep to hand. That said, now that I was roped into this beta-by-another-name, I can tell you one thing that's broken at least. Notebook renaming. Don't know if it's for everyone, but a fix for me has defied restarting/logging out/reinstalling. If I go to rename a notebook or a notebook stack, when I press enter or click away, the title will revert to what it was previously. This is most frustrating for new notebook stacks because we therefore have no choice but to leave them named "Notebook Stack", which is not exactly conducive of customised organisation. Visually, there are other basic problems, such as the bottom of the notes in the right panel often looking strange - the grey background frequently seeps into the white background of the note, with a hovering line like a horizontal bar that, obviously, I didn't put there. You're not doing too bad with the service you provide, and you're no doubt keeping a great many happier customers than me, but at the moment, I very much feel that I'm using Evernote because it is the least bad of all the note-keeping alternatives, rather than finding it enjoyable to use because it's actually good, and it surprises me how limited note-taking software still is in general. I mean, I'm no software programmer, but is 2013 still too technologically early for people to have reliable syncing/reminders/text and table formatting/encrypted notes/print quality in a single package? I spend more of my time organising a substandard system into a useable one than I do actually keeping my life organised. Grumble, grumble.
  16. Im looking for a way to format my projects notes. I like to work quick and therefore i work dirty. This means i randomly make screenshots, copy and paste text form everywhere and pull information from everywhere. This will lead to a monster of a notebook.There is small photo, and really big images, text has still the format it came in will i copied it. So now i want to go in and prettify the note up rearrange photo's, get articles in place, just make it a easy note to read through and present it to a client. Does someone has tips on this? A not is basic HTML right, so isnt there a way to automate it. I like context boosters way of organizing its generated notes. Articles are in columns on top, photos are in a separated box, links all have the same color.
  17. The new iPad version is really aweful! The margins both for the note and the left navigation pane are too big! And the overall efficiency of use of the screen area is significantly low! The area for esstial information is even less than half the screen. And in the navigation pane, the concise list view is removed! And when I open the list of tags in the left pane, the right 2/3 of the screen is black and does not displace any useful information. Are you Evernote guys producing a PRODUCTIVITY tool or a fancy TOY?
  18. 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.
  19. 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?
  20. 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.
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. I've recently started using Evernote again, I use to hate it in the past because it was so heavy and cumbersome, but the iPad app was so impressive it got me back on, but now that I've moved all my notes to it and have several notebooks I use, I'm shocked to find that Evernote does not have any COLOR options. How is it that there's no option to pick a color for each notebook, and then whenever you look at a note there is a hint to that color to help me quickly recognize which notebook it belongs to. It will make Evernote so much more appealing and it's something that almost every other organization app has. Where can we add this to the suggestions box?
  24. It would be nice to be able to change the color of the notebooks individually. I organize this way in another iOS app and have found it very useful. Any chance of adding this to the final Mac version 5?
  25. This was a blog post made a few months ago, but I think it's worthwhile to repost here. I think this is a GREAT example of how designers can use Evernote to develop ideas & inspiration, kickstart projects, and see them through. Janine Vangool is the publisher and editor of UPPERCASE magazine, and she runs it using Evernote every step of the way! Check out her story: http://blog.evernote.com/2012/06/19/how-to-run-a-magazine-with-evernote-janine-vangool-of-uppercase-video/ What do you all think? Do any of you have interesting stories of how you use Evernote for your design projects?
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