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  1. 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?
  2. 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.
  3. I'm aware there are other threads on this topic, but I wanted to throw my voice in. The web app is not good at all anymore. I need better access to my notebooks/tags, and I need to be able to drag and drop. My basic workflow is completely stymied by the new design. Everything I make comes into an "Incoming" folder, and I sort from there. But now, if I am viewing my Incoming folder and want to move a note to, say, my Today folder... I click on the note I want to move, then select the Today folder - but now my view is set within the Today folder. I have to go back to the notebook tab, then find my Incoming folder again, then start the process over. That's about three times as much work just to do my daily organization of my notes, and there are going to be at least a dozen notes to go through every day. In the old version, I could open up my Incoming folder, then just drag each note into the folder it belongs. The whole process was very slick and efficient, which is why I user Evernote and not one of their competitors. Maybe keep this new beta as an option for display, but lord, it seems to be going in the exact opposite direction I would want Evernote to go.
  4. I use evernote for writing and I want to suggest a feature, namely the ability to compress chunks of writing into a short clickable 'expand text' tag, like you see on some forums on the internet for things like spoiler alerts or code, that way as you're editing your work you can easily chunk the larger text and move around pieces. I think it would function well as another layer, as in notebooks, down to notes, down to chunks (they should have a easily recognizable label as you're scrolling through the text of a note, and changeable colors, editable name, etc, so that the chunks are like an extra lower level to editing and organizing. Anyway, I think you could market it easily as 'easily organize large chunks of your project' but really it would be great for writers.
  5. I'm very disappointed in the recent interface overhaul for the Mac client. It has turned it into a visual mishmash. The web client beta looks far better than the flagship now. Great job.
  6. 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!
  7. I'll try to be short but the list is long. Rephrasing: I will try to be concise. In summary: This Beta suffers from "cleanliness" over practicality. Seems to have been designed by a visual designer with little care for actual use of the tool. I hope that the developers in charge pay attention and revel against the designer driven interface. It seems to have been optimized for use on a tablet screen browser. Whatever happened to true responsive design? I will try to get time to do a video to show these and other observations. Before you discard my comments as reaction to change, please consider that I am a developer and architect who is rarely OK with the status quo. I thrive under change and understand the need for change: Keeps things fresh and current Allows trying new ideas Challenges previous assumptions Helps you adapt to new circumstances And many others These aren't pet peeves just because I am "used" to the current interface. These are actual usability concerns The current production version has a responsive interface that adapts to the available browser space. If I am on my Laptop screen it looks good. If I am on my 24" or 32" monitors it looks good. I can see my notebooks, my notes and my tags on the same page. On the beta version, I don't see the notebooks or notes when I am editing. Now I need to click several times to go from Notebook to notebook. When using a large screen the note is just in the middle of the screen with plenty of white space around. If I resize the browser, the note area resizes but the list of notes do not resize correspondingly. By the way, in a big monitor is clear that even the notes area resizes only up to a point, after that, it leaves the white bands at both sides. To make matters worst, the icons area at the top of the note, resize to the full with and makes it look as it is not part of the note. The non beta version resizes nicely as a really responsive application. I wish there was a word for wost than wost (worster?) As I start typing a note, the list of notebooks disappear. Sometimes notes are reminders of other notes and I want to see them while editing. Clicking "Done" takes me out of my note and notebook and I need to do several clicks to go back to editing my note. When editing a note, There is a top drop down to select "notebook", Given that the list of notebooks do not appear elsewhere in that page, it seems it is to select a notebook not to assign the note to a notebook. When editing the editing tools are hidden (Bullet, Indentation, etc), Probably for a hard core Evernoter it is obvious, but many new users will not realize all the tools available when editing. The interface does not align to accepted browser conventions. For example: The icons do not have "hints". One has to click on the icons to figure out what they do, e.g. the "attachments" clip doesn't say what it does, when clicking, it opens what appears is another page, Same when clicking on the "i" to get information.if you click "back" on the browser it takes you out of your note, instead of back to your note. If you refresh the page while working on a note, it it takes you out of your note, instead of back to your note Icons break the conventions. e.g. the "Share" icon uses the icon usually associated with Upload. Organization of icons also breaks conventions. If notebooks are a higher level of abstraction than notes, then Notebooks should show above the notes. This is, you normally go to a notebook to go to a note. Rarely if ever you want to see all the notes regardless of organization. Sometimes it is unclear what the action icons apply to. For example, given that the "i" (information) icon on the note editing, goes all the way to the right when resizing on a big monitor, it seems that it applies to the application, not to the note. There is plenty of wasted white space, While it appears to make the interface cleaner, it also has the effect of showing less information. For example, the "Notes" list inside a notebook
  8. I like to run my web browsers in a small window, because I've been using Evernote as a notepad while I do other things. (I'm also mostly a mac user, so I never fullscreen anything.) The settings button is really hard to find if you're using the new web client in a sufficiently small window. It scrolls off the end of the screen, and because of the whitespace after 'Tags', I assumed that that there weren't any more options on the vertical bar. It would be helpful if the (important) settings button were in a more intuitive place, if the buttons compressed, or if there were some sort of notification (a scrollbar, an arrow, an ellipsis) that there were more buttons. I was also expecting the Evernote elephant to take me to some sort of settings page, but it doesn't. Especially frustrating because the lack of a settings button was part of what prompted me to switch back to the old beta... and I needed to find the settings button to do it. Spent about fifteen minutes poking through all of the unlabeled buttons before I could find it. It would have been helpful if there were a bar at the top along the lines of 'you are now viewing the beta, click here to switch back to the old beta', as much for my peace of mind as anything. I've gotten suckered into 'awesome new betas' and been unable to switch back, on other sites, so being unable to find the 'switch back' button worries me. On a sidenote, the new UI is also maddeningly low-contrast. I'm prone to eyestrain, so I usually work with extremely low brightness / F.lux enabled, and my monitor settings make it almost impossible to see the UI. I can't change my settings, or I'll get hideous headaches. For instance, the 'start typing' text on a new note, or the line break between notes are too light for me to read comfortably - they're just visible enough to be distracting, because I'm squinting, trying to see them more clearly. It would be really helpful if they were in a darker grey; I don't think it would make the screen read less minimalistically, and it would be much easier for me to read. Alternately, different colored themes would work for this purpose; I know that I'm an edge case, but I suspect other folks might like to work in an inverted color scheme at night, or something similar. I'm not a big fan of low information density in the first place, though; I'm going to switch back to the old version until or unless it becomes unavailable. I'm new, and it imposes a lot less cognitive strain on me to see my notebooks and notes all at once; otherwise, I need to keep the whole notebook/tag/note structure in my head. I'm using Evernote for quick notes, not for writing a novel, so easy browsing is more important than lack of distraction for me.
  9. Wow this design reminds me of Windows 8. Did Evernote hire the same design team from Microsoft? 1. Take something that is perfectly usable and everyone is used to, and completely turn it on it's ear for no good reason. 2. Determine how the users SHOULD use the product and then force them to think and work like you do. 3. Add steps (clicks) to basic functionality. 4. Make the user struggle and constantly think about how to do use the product instead of the task at hand. I hope this beta is not forced on me...EVER. Just in case, I'm Googling "Evernote Alternative".
  10. 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.
  11. Is Evernote ever going to update their software for OSX and IOS? It looks and feels awful. OSX looks like cheap software you get for free when buying a printer. It looks great on the PC and the web so why not do the same for the mac? And this green look with the thin font on the iphone makes it hard to view your data. Your origionl software worked and looked much better. I know you think copying apples style is the way to go but it dosen't work. It looks unfinished. You need to update your software.
  12. Hi, It looks like new Web Beta Evernote is taking the wrong turn on many aspects of the work. Sure, it is pretty, but the productivity aspect of Evernote usage has been entirely forgotten in the new design. - Menus are difficult to access rapidely as they collapse immedialtly (menus and notes should work together, not separately) - As lists are given too much vertical margin, it becomes very difficul to scan them - context is getting lost (A note is not an idenpendant object. It's often related to other notes in different notebook. Jumping from one context to another is getting very painfull.) - Notebook cannot be favorited (put it back please!!!) - No alt on icons (do we have to guess what they mean?) - transition effects slow down usage - contrast is too low - etc. In brief, Evernote is moving toward a Writing tool (where moving context away is sometimes usefull to increase focus). It is completely loosing its Organizing aspects, which could be a major NO GO in the future, if the Evernote team decided to apply the same principles to the Desktop version. -M
  13. Hello guys, I am new to Evernote and have a few comments on the new (very much improved and very attractive) Beta for Web interface 1/ when I "go to notes" or get to the main page, I am faced with a blank note ready to be written. This is great for those who mostly use their Evernote to create new notes, but for me, it is FAR more frequent I would be wanting to find an existing note... so this is an irritating time waster. It should be an option, "do you want to start with a new note or viewing the top item in a specific notebook OR view your notes with the top note selected?" Also "go to notes" should mean you go to your notes, surely? It does not say "create a new note"! 2/ when I want to find a particular note, I have to do too many steps. If I click on "Notebooks", I see the nice animation, and the result is to see a list of notebooks on the left of my web page. I then have to click on that list of notebooks to see the list of items within that notebook, THEN click on the note I want... It would be much faster to click on Notes or Notebooks, and by default, the newest item, or most recently viewed item, is displayed by default. The attached image shows what I would like to see when I start evernote... ready to create and browse notes. 3/ it would be great to have keyboard shortcuts to go directly to parts of the interface "N" New "M" Notes "B" Notebooks "T" Tagged "S" Shortcuts (why is it not called "starred"?) Lovely though. I will try for a few more days then upgrade to the premium account. Cheers, Mark.
  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. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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).
  19. 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.
  20. Evernote + Skitch are probably two of the most-used tools in my design arsenal. I'm constant clipping bits of site designs, annotating them with Skitch and then dropping them into my Evernote. Generally I'll tag a clip with things that I think will be helpful in the future like "color scheme", "navigation", "typeface" so when it comes time to work on a new design I can easily sift through my collection of clips for inspiration. How do you use Evernote for design inspiration?
  21. 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.
  22. 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?
  23. Hi all! I've read that Evernote might develop an app that can "create a scrapbook or moodboard – extract notes from a specific notebook and assemble a well-designed scrapbook." Does anyone know of a way to do that now? I run a small t-shirt company and clip designs, illustrations and other inspirations constantly. I would love a way to present groups of notes all on one page. Thanks!
  24. When I clip webpages using the Chrome web clipper, the design comes out chopped up. http://img1.uploadsc...022777-orig.jpg Form is missing http://img1.uploadsc...082189-orig.jpg Form is missing http://img1.uploadsc...095031-orig.jpg Content is missing http://img1.uploadsc...123683-orig.jpg Form is missing, lower content is missing http://img1.uploadsc...150164-orig.jpg Nav link bg is misplaced These are screenshots of the screenshots saved by Evernote. Don't get me wrong, I love Evernote! But it seems the web clipper is trying to read/reassemble the HTML/CSS of websites rather than take screenshots. I need exact screenshots for my needs (and therefore will continue to use the desktop version of Evernote). Thanks.
  25. Even within the annals of this forum's relatively short history, I've used Skitch extensively to make quick markups to pass along to our vendor's in-house designers. Marking up wasted space, adjusting font darkness and size for readability and tightening up corners or expanding features all helped me direct without multiple phone-calls and walkthroughs. Way more effective than either a bulleted list or a phone call. Designers on the receiving end like it because, well, they're visual people at heart. Flip open an exact image with notations concerning adjustments, and there's no grey area about what your next steps are gonna be.
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