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Why does EverTool exist?

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In other words: isn't it obvious that many people want the features that EverTool provides? Why doesn't Evernote develop these features within Evernote itself? My question is slightly disingenuous: I wouldn't be surprised to find out that Evernote is linked up to EverTool via some shell company within a shell company, and is taking our annual fee + $4.99 + the cost of whatever other add-ons we will inevitably need but which Evernote will not give us within the app itself, though many of the features we're asking for (more than one highlight color, for instance, or find+replace) are extremely simple to code. 

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2 hours ago, jefito said:

Then again, some people still believe that the Earth is flat, also without a shred of evidence...

Fun fact: facetious is one of only a very few words in the English language that contains all the vowels in order.

My point was that - after spending a lot of time on these forums trying to find out how to make Evernote do very simple things like include more than one highlight color or perform find+replace, and after seeing that people have been requesting such things for quite some time, and after observing that 3rd-party developers have taken it upon themselves to create these work-arounds, one starts to wonder why tf Evernote isn't taking these simple, rather obvious suggestions into account.

But to clarify: no, I do not believe Evernote has a vast empire of 3rd-party apps. 

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38 minutes ago, jefito said:

The Windows application has had in-note find/replace for years.

On Macs, the Evernote editor doesn't include find/replace.

I use a text editor for the content.enml file, and the native editor for each of the attachments

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Was there a specific feature you were interested in.  It would be more useful to use separate posts; users can indicate support using the vote button.

It's true; Evernote does not include every possible feature, and third party developers offer work-arounds.  I use the editor for basic notes, and for extended features I use Evertool and Filterize, and scripting on my Mac.  I also use external editors for word processing, spreadsheets, markdown, ...

                   /why-glass-half-full-people-live-more-fulfilling-lives/

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18 hours ago, paon said:

I wouldn't be surprised to find out that Evernote is linked up to EverTool via some shell company within a shell company, and is taking our annual fee + $4.99 + the cost of whatever other add-ons we will inevitably need but which Evernote will not give us within the app itself, though many of the features we're asking for (more than one highlight color, for instance, or find+replace) are extremely simple to code. 

Then again, some people still believe that the Earth is flat, also without a shred of evidence...

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4 hours ago, DTLow said:

Was there a specific feature you were interested in.  It would be more useful to use separate posts; users can indicate support using the vote button.

It's true; Evernote does not include every possible feature, and third party developers offer work-arounds.  I use the editor for basic notes, and for extended features I use Evertool and Filterize, and scripting on my Mac.  I also use external editors for word processing, spreadsheets, markdown, ...

                   /why-glass-half-full-people-live-more-fulfilling-lives/

Thank you for these suggestions - I suppose I will be forced to use them, like you, as Evernote doesn't seem to have any real interest in adding such features, despite many months of people asking for them. The two features I mentioned are ones that would be of particular interest to me, but listing all the others here doesn't seem to be of much use.

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57 minutes ago, paon said:

My point was that - after spending a lot of time on these forums trying to find out how to make Evernote do very simple things like include more than one highlight color

Funny that. I'm looking at the web beta, and it has multiple highlight colors. 

58 minutes ago, paon said:

or perform find+replace,

The Windows application has had in-note find/replace for years. Global replace would be a nice-to-have.

59 minutes ago, paon said:

, and after observing that 3rd-party developers have taken it upon themselves to create these work-arounds, one starts to wonder why tf Evernote isn't taking these simple, rather obvious suggestions into account.

Well, I guess that they do take things into account after all...

You might want to explore the videos that are posted here: https://discussion.evernote.com/forum/306-behind-the-scenes-series/

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3 minutes ago, DTLow said:

On Macs, the Evernote editor doesn't include find/replace.

I rise to proudly support feature parity among the various Evernote platforms!! Equality for all, I say! 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈

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Like others I have Evertool,  Filterize and Backupery (a specialised backup option).  These things exist (I'd guess) because getting the basics of a note-taking app that works reasonably well across Android / iOS / Mac / Windows in all their many recent variations is hard enough.  Adding extra bells and whistles takes time.  If third party apps get there first - well that's one feature that can go further down on the priority list...

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If I follow the logic of the initial post, Microsoft and Apple would have to try to make any 3rd party software company obsolete. The logic of „it exists, so it has to be included in the native program“ is completely foreign to me.

Be happy that the EN ecosystem is strong enough to provide a wide field for 3rd party developers to flourish !

This makes the principal app stronger, because anybody can enhance his experience by additions suited to its usecase. Better than sitting on a dead branch.

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