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Vincent Noel

Issues with drag-n-drop on iPad iOS 11

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A promising feature on iPad is the new possibility to drag-n-drop items between applications.

For example drag-n-drop should make easier something that is otherwise difficult : create an email and attach files which are stored in various evernote notes.

I attempted to do this earlier : in Mail I opened a new mail full screen, and opened evernote on the side. From evernote I dragged a PDF file over to the Mail writing area. 

 

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When I let go the pdf, I ended up with a thumbnail being inserted in the email, instead of the PDF I wanted to include:

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Needless to say, this is not what I was hoping would happen. It appears that evernote advertises the files it contains as images, and not files. I’ve tried to find other ways to drag the actual PDF from Evernote (e.g. from the print dialog or by opening the PDF first) but was not successful. This is disappointing as the feature promised to make possible something that is otherwise very cumbersome. Eventually I had to save all the items I wanted to include in Files, then drop them in Mail from Files.

Another issue : I tried to drag-n-drop the other way — dropping inside Evernote — but Evernote does not seem to accept drops (either text or images).

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2 hours ago, Vincent Noel said:

Eventually I had to save all the items I wanted to include in Files, then drop them in Mail from Files.

As you noted, the IOS Drag and Drop is not a feature currently offered by Evernote

I’m interested in how you managed to use the new IOS Files app to accomplish this

My process was to export the attachments to a file service, for example Google Drive.

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4 minutes ago, DTLow said:

As you noted, the IOS Drag and Drop is not a feature currently offered by Evernote

Somehow I think it’s even worse — it looks like it’s working, but it’s not... I’m looking forward to its support.

4 minutes ago, DTLow said:

I’m interested in how you managed to use the new IOS Files app to accomplish this

I was not very smart :-) I went through all the files I wanted to send one by one in Evernote, tapped on “Export/Save to Files”, and saved each file in the same folder in iCloud. Once this was done I opened Mail and Files side by side, created a new mail in Mail, opened the iCloud folder and drag-n-dropped all the files in the email.

 

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