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Steve Horn

Organizing Notes in Notebooks and in Stacks

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I find it very difficult to organize my notes in Evernote because the search tool does not show what notebook stack a note resides in, only the notebook.

When I have hundreds of notes and they're organized in the available tiers (Note>Notebook>Notebook Stack), if I'm ever going to be able to organize them, I need to be able to start at the top level and work down.

The search tool works great but only if I know what to search for. I also need to be able to work in the other direction, that is to organize topically and go from general to specific.

Can be please add the functionality that Windows and Macs have offered for decades that allows us to organize our data?

 

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26 minutes ago, Steve Horn said:

When I have hundreds of notes and they're organized in the available tiers (Note>Notebook>Notebook Stack), if I'm ever going to be able to organize them, I need to be able to start at the top level and work down

An alternate process provided by Evernote is Tags
The premise is you don't concern yourself with folders/stacks/notebooks
And example is a note about Insurance.  You tag the note with Insurance

>>the search tool does not show what notebook stack a note resides in, only the notebook

As you discovered, Note information only shows Notebook and Tags
They could display the Stack, although you wouldn't be updating it at the note level

It doesn't help, but there's not a direct conection between Notes and Stacks
Notebooks "reside" in stacks.  Its more of a method of organizing notebooks

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What is it you would have be different?

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11 minutes ago, gazumped said:

There was this recently...  http://app.akreet.net/

Looks like a tool for someone who starts a journey without a particular destination.  ;)

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Took me a while to work this bit out too...  (h/t to Google...)

accrete
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verb
verb: accrete; 3rd person present: accretes; past tense: accreted; past participle: accreted; gerund or present participle: accreting
  1. grow by accumulation or coalescence.
    "ice that had accreted grotesquely into stalactites"
    • form (a composite whole) by gradual accumulation.
      "the collection of art he had accreted was to be sold"

 

 

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3 minutes ago, gazumped said:

Took me a while to work this bit out too...  (h/t to Google...)

accrete
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verb
verb: accrete; 3rd person present: accretes; past tense: accreted; past participle: accreted; gerund or present participle: accreting

WAY OFF topic.  But per the below, what is the accretive value of each note we add?  Oh the brain cells!!!!

In the context of mergers and acquisitions, accretion is referred to as the increase in a company's earnings per share on a pro forma basis following the transaction. For example, if Company A has $1.00 earnings per share and after acquiring Company B, the combined company's earnings per share is $1.25, then the acquisition would be referred to as 25% accretive. In contrast, a transaction is dilutive if the earnings per share decreases following the transaction.

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What does accretion have to do with this? Am I taking myself too seriously? Please.

My point (and what I would "like to see different") is to be able to find and relocate what the the search tool brings up so I can organize my notes and better see what is there. I like organization and don't like the notion that I don't need it.

 

 

 

 

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39 minutes ago, Steve Horn said:

What does accretion have to do with this?

Nothing, just a couple of long time posters getting sideways and off topic.  Oops.

Back to the issue, how would you have EN behave better for you to accomplish your organization?

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When I do a search and a note comes up, when I select the note it currently shows what Notebook it is in. I would like to also see the notebook stack listed there. That way, I could navigate to the note through the parent stack and notebook and therefore be able to move/organize of all data I have recorded in Evernote.  Currently, I can't organize my stuff because I can't find where it is located.

 

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2 minutes ago, Steve Horn said:

When I do a search and a note comes up, when I select the note it currently shows what Notebook it is in. I would like to also see the notebook stack listed there. That way, I could navigate to the note through the parent stack and notebook and therefore be able to move/organize of all data I have recorded in Evernote.  Currently, I can't organize my stuff because I can't find where it is located.

How does this relate to “please add the functionality that Windows and Macs have offered for decades that allows us to organize our data?”

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14 minutes ago, Steve Horn said:

where search displays complete hierarchy

Got it,     Folder  >  subFolder  >  subsubFolder .... in the file os

and your request is    Stack > Notebook

At the top of this discussion I mentioned Tags as an alternative.  This provides hierarchy, but with multiple tags per notes.  I gues there could be multiple lines showing the different hierarchies

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Could I ask Evernote people, i.e. staff. Do you hear my request?

This is a feature request. Do you understand what I am asking for?

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1 hour ago, Steve Horn said:

Could I ask Evernote people, i.e. staff. Do you hear my request?

This is a feature request. Do you understand what I am asking for?

Evernote rarely comments but they did create these forums for user feedback; so I think it’s safe to assume they take note of the feedback

The next step is to obtain user support for the request.  This is indicated using the voting buttons at the top left corner of the discussion.  I added my vote

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Thanks for the explanation and for your vote of support. I've used Evernote for years and have a lot stored there. The cost increases noticeably as the years go by and I find all this a little difficult to swallow. Being a "guru", you know that learning the system here takes a fair amount of time spent immersed in it to understand even how a feature request works. I don't have the time for that, myself. I need to get to work. The time you and others here spend reading, following, assisting, etc... is a luxury I can't take time for. For all of you and your commitment here, I offer thanks and apologies for being frustrated. I don't foresee any changes regarding this.

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