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Implemented: Recent Notes List - Need Option to Disable Display

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Please add an option to disable the display of the Recent Notes list.5a97119dd6929_ScreenShot2018-02-28at12_29_28.png.f9d14cafb61bfe0dc5ebcf7606d8ddcc.png

With the last update, the Recent Notes list moved to the Shortcuts list.
We can disable the Shortcuts List; but we lost a separate disable option for Recent Notes

 

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Dear Evernote team,
 
I love the product, I think the work you're doing is amazing, and super useful. One of the features in the current release (see above) made my life a little tricky.
 
With this new release Recent Notes were made a part of the Favourites section on the Sidebar. 
 
I have a lot of personal content in Evernote, I also use Evernote at work all the time. When I use Evernote on the big monitors in the office, I don't want to be showing to half my office the titles of my personal notes that now pop up in Recent notes section. In previous versions I always disabled Related Notes, or Recent Notes features because I don't want them popping up at inappropriate times on my screen. Now I no longer have that option. Please add it back. Privacy is an important concern, and I want to have full control of what notes / note titles appear on my screen. In the interim I'm no longer going to use the Shortcuts section which is quite inconvenient, because it is very useful. I just want to be able to fully curate what goes in there.
 
Keep up the good work!
 
Thank you.
 
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On 6/3/2018 at 12:36 AM, Ilya P. said:

I have a lot of personal content in Evernote, I also use Evernote at work all the time. When I use Evernote on the big monitors in the office, I don't want to be showing to half my office the titles of my personal notes that now pop up in Recent notes section. In previous versions I always disabled Related Notes, or Recent Notes features because I don't want them popping up at inappropriate times on my screen. Now I no longer have that option. Please add it back. Privacy is an important concern, and I want to have full control of what notes / note titles appear on my screen. In the interim I'm no longer going to use the Shortcuts section which is quite inconvenient, because it is very useful. I just want to be able to fully curate what goes in there.

I agree very much with these concerns. The Recent Notes feature can potentially compromise privacy.

To add to this, some of the notes I have in Evernote, I actually never want to see or be reminded of ever again once I am done with them. 

The consequence for me has been to downgrade to 6.13.3 in order to still be able to use shortcuts, which in turn, is incredibly useful.

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Just downgraded to Evernote 6.13.3 and I would stick to it until the option is implemented.

If you want to downgrade,

  1. Make sure you have all notes synced and you don't have Local Notebooks.
  2. Quit the app entirely
  3. Move the Evernote app to trash
  4. Kill /Users/<user>/Library/Application Support/com.evernote.Evernote/ with fire
  5. Download Evernote 6.13.3 from this post or the direct link to download.
  6. Decompress the downloaded zip. You will get an Evernote app version 6.13.3.
  7. Drag the Evernote app to the Applications folder.
  8. Run it and sign in.
  9. Enjoy!

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Totally agree with the suggestion to offer the option to remove Recent Notes! I like to keep things very minimal and this is clutter to me. 

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Yes please provide a separate setting to disable recent notes! I'm sure there are people that love it, but for many people it's just taking up space, creating a distraction or compromising their privacy.

For me personally, it just drives me nuts. I want to put things in their place, not have things jumping around. It takes more time and mental energy to scan a recent list in hopes of finding the note I was recently viewing then to just go to where I know where to find it.

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I certainly agree with the comments here. In a separate version this had been a problem for a couple weeks a year or two ago after an update. It went away then, and I wish quality control would've prevented it from coming back again. I hope we are able to see this repaired soon.

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Add me to the list of people who'd like the option to hide the 'Recent Notes' section.

I have no use for it and it gets in the way of how I like to have the sidebar configured, causing unnecessary scrolling and only really adding visual clutter to my nice neat setup.

The rest of the app refresh I like a lot though.

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+1. Please restore the previous functionality, where recent notes could be hidden separately from shortcuts.

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Getting annoyed every time I see 'Recents' in the sidebar. I have minimized the side bar to see only the icons but still when I click on Shortcuts icon (friction, first of all), Recent notes too pop-up there too. Make it as a separate list and let me hide it please.

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