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I use Evernote mainly on Mac and iOS but this would be a great feature across the board. Currently when you merge notes, the title of the newest note becomes the new title and all other titles become headers within the merged note. There is no way to choose the order of notes or to create a new title of your choice without creative ways to work around the current functionality. All action is also permanent, in that sense the merge is destructive. I propose adding these options: drag and order notes into any order which you choose - then merge preserving that order all notes titles become headers, the merged note gets a new title that merged title disappears when it is merged yet again with another note. This preserves each notes original form each time any notes were then merged, they would preserve their titles and could be reorganized. Stop here if you follow - if you need more here is an example, I apologize if it appears to be convoluted. I have some coding experience so I think about this problem in that programming/problem solving sort of way. Here is how I make sense of it and how I would outline its functionality before coding the function. I hope this helps: You want to merge notes A+B into C, and D+E into F. The new note C has a "merged title", whereas A and B have regular titles that will now become headers in note C. Likewise, the note F has a merged title while the titles of D and E are now headers within F. to recap: C=A+B and F=D+E [*]Now you want to merge C+F into G, but you want every note within G to be organized a certain way, in this case, alphabetically. Traditionally C+F=G would be equivalent to G=D+E+A+B but the title of G would be the title of F and the title of C would be a header after E and before A. Confused? You should be. Thats why this needs to be fixed! [*]With this improved method, the titles of C and F would disappear, and A,B,C, and D could be organized anyway you like. You could now make a note like this: G = A + B + D + E G would have a new title. The original titles of A, B, D, and E would appear as headers with no additional headers in between. Clean and simple. (on the user end!) Really the functionality very nearly resembles a notebook with the graphical interface of a note. It is in essence just a list of notes disguised as a note. It may be best implemented as a new construct without having to change any coding within Evernote (besides replacing current merge functionality). It could get intensive with "n" number of notes being a fairly large number (e.g. n=1000), but I think most people only use this function for 10 notes or less. Ideally a merged note construct would be non-destructive to the point that it could at the click of a button be broken down into individual notes in a notebook. Like it never happened. How beautiful! How simple! Thanks for reading! Best regards, -Dave Note 3.html Note 3.pdf