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I agree with you - the flat tag structure means I've got to use multiple notebooks/badly-names tags, and it's a real annoyance.

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1. Please do something so that an entire Stack can be shared with all notebooks in that stack. Right now I have a stack with 25 notebooks in it and some of the note books have 25 to 30 notes that may be a "page" or two long. So lots of info.

2. The ability to import a group of people's email address into the Invite Box. I have over 2,000 people that I want to share a notebook with (and like I said over 25 notebooks). So to have to type in each person's email address for each of the 25 notebooks is a deal killer. I'm sure that each of my 2,000 people who I share with would be happy to become a Premium Member if they had to. Example to share 25 notebooks with 2,000 people is 2,000 X 25 notebooks means typing in over 50,000 email addresses. Then If I add a notebook I have to retype in each of the 2,000 email addresses again. Is there someway that I could share notebooks with these 2,000 people without having to notify each one through the invite box in EN. Maybe send them to a link where they could just subscribe to a notebook.

3. The ability to notify people who subscribe to my notebooks of additions or changes to a notebook.

4. Free vino for all Premium members. :-)

I've scanned several of your posts but haven't read many of them thoroughly. Honestly, they make me tired. :) IMO, from what you've posted, you should be having someone build you a true web site geared toward your classes & the paying students. Evernote is a great product. I use it every hour I'm on the computer, which is a lot. I can't imagine life without it. But it sounds to me like you're trying to race a Porsche while driving a Volkswagen. No offense intended to Evernote or Volkswagen or people who own Volkswagens. It's just my belief that you should use the proper tool for the task. Having over 2000 paying customers you want notified of updates & such...well...that's just not something Evernote is designed to do, IMO.

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Wow!

Meaning you agree? Or meaning you're making fun of my arguments?

Meaning I am impressed.

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Thanks for appreciating.

All the same I am not arguing for academic but for practical reasons. I am trying to establish EN in my company as a communications platform because of its versatileness. The existing options of EN are a very fine assortment of possibilities and of course organisation by tagging is one of them. But for the sake of comprehensive exchange among each other we need a number of specialised notebooks shared in mutual access mode by the competent set of colleagues respectively. Some of them may comprise only two members up to some of them being intended for the whole staff. This is done with premium accounts. But sharing rids from structuring a communications cell (as i may call a specific shared notebook) even by tags, because tagging is restricted to the one and only owner of the notebook, albeit shared as contributable for all members. Also handing around structured datasets (sharing project-containers filled with various files where the layout could be primary information) is restricted when there are just secondary organisational means.

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it sounds to me like you're trying to race a Porsche while driving a Volkswagen.

If Evernote's the Volkswagen... who is the Porsche?

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I am trying to establish EN in my company as a communications platform because of its versatileness.

Basic requirement for constructive and successful introduction of software:

1) List of absolutely required functions and separate "wish list" of pretty, but not essential operations.

2) Analyse candidates for match to required functions

3) Buy from available market if there's an acceptable match or develop your own.

Evernote is not a communications platform or a content management system and (IMHO) doesn't plan to, and never will be.

It's very good at what it does, but you should not blame it for failing to meet your different needs, or expect it to develop for your convenience in ways that don't fit it's own roadmap.

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If Evernote's the Volkswagen... who is the Porsche?

I think of Evernote as more of a Subaru, myself, but that could just be a New England thing.

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If Evernote's the Volkswagen... who is the Porsche?

I think of Evernote as more of a Subaru, myself, but that could just be a New England thing.

My Evernote company car is a Porsche - I thought we all had the same?

Have I given away a secret?

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Basic requirement for constructive and successful introduction of software:

1) List of absolutely required functions and separate "wish list" of pretty, but not essential operations.

2) Analyse candidates for match to required functions

3) Buy from available market if there's an acceptable match or develop your own.

Evernote is not a communications platform or a content management system and (IMHO) doesn't plan to, and never will be.

It's very good at what it does, but you should not blame it for failing to meet your different needs, or expect it to develop for your convenience in ways that don't fit it's own roadmap.

Thanks for the advice, although I'm not just a newcomer on my job :-).

I value Evernote for what it does (spanning platforms mainly) and I 'm introducing it anyway for its pros.

There's no blame in posting "sharable obvious primary structuring" as a feature request in a thread called "Post your #1 Feature Request Here!!!". I'm checking the chances of improvement in that respect.

I understand that - even though it wouldn't be an irritating feature to offer - it wasn't provided for in the primary concept and it shows up as quite difficult to implement in the meantime with so many databases running otherwise. It might be a compatibility problem and a question of effort and logistics afforded.

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My Evernote company car is a Porsche - I thought we all had the same?

Here in the colonies, we need to deal with snow sometimes, some more than others. I sold my Porsche and bought 7 Subies -- one for each day of the week! :)

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If Evernote's the Volkswagen... who is the Porsche?
a true web site geared toward your classes & the paying students.

Maybe the Volkswagen/Porsche comparison wasn't accurate. Maybe a better comparison is Pepsi/Coca-Cola/etc delivering cases of soda to their vendors using a bicycle. :) Although bicycles are fun to ride, can provide great exercise, are a less expensive mode of transportation than a car/truck & are certainly better for air quality, they are simply not designed for that task.

My Evernote company car is a Porsche - I thought we all had the same?

Hmpffff.... Mine is a Segway.

Here in the colonies, we need to deal with snow sometimes, some more than others.

What is this thing you call snow?

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What is this thing you call snow?

I was walking in it, up in Yosemite, just a week ago... :)

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My current top feature requests:

1) Highlighting text in a note. (asked for by others as well) Sometimes I'd like to be able to highlight the area that was the main reason that I clipped a particular note.

2) Selecting a destination for Screen Captures. I use Screen Capture quite a bit, but I'm always having to go to the note after the fact to title it, assign notebooks or tags...I'd like to have the option of a popup to enter that data so it can be done at the moment.

3) Adding a Screen Capture to an existing note. Often, I take a series of captures that I'd like in one note. Currently, I have to go and copy/paste to put them in another note. I'd love to be able to specify an existing note (maybe listed by recently updated or something) to append the capture to.

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My top ones:

1- Ability to Embed youtube videos

2- Ability to create a table of contents, or some other way to link to a specific section within a note

3- ability to view word/xls docs inline (like we can do with pdf)

4- Ability to use a tool like skitch to draw in my documents. not attach a gif but actually draw diagrams and stuff ontop of and next to my text.

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POP UP MESSAGE...

I am new to Evernote so I may be using it incorrectly. If so please forgive my ignorance. Evernote has so many cool features, but I use it for a more basic function. I'm in one place (or on one device, different computer or phone) and I want to remember to do something when I get to another device so I create a note and when it synchronizes it is at the other devices that have Evernote installed, but I would like it to cause a Pop Up on the other devices such as in Windows, note plastered in the task bar or on the Desktop, or on my Android Phone in the Activity Bar at the top forcing me to see it when I log on. As it is now I have to make sure I open Evernote to see the note I posted. It could be something like "You Have (2) New Notes". Evernote then allows me to keep and track my actions, but still lets me know of new activity on the subject. May sound dumb but it would work for me.

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POP UP MESSAGE...

I am new to Evernote so I may be using it incorrectly. If so please forgive my ignorance. Evernote has so many cool features, but I use it for a more basic function. I'm in one place (or on one device, different computer or phone) and I want to remember to do something when I get to another device so I create a note and when it synchronizes it is at the other devices that have Evernote installed, but I would like it to cause a Pop Up on the other devices such as in Windows, note plastered in the task bar or on the Desktop, or on my Android Phone in the Activity Bar at the top forcing me to see it when I log on. As it is now I have to make sure I open Evernote to see the note I posted. It could be something like "You Have (2) New Notes". Evernote then allows me to keep and track my actions, but still lets me know of new activity on the subject. May sound dumb but it would work for me.

Learn to use tags better. Make a special tag for this purpose and apply it. When you go onto another device, search for notes with that tag.

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I want to reiterate the awesome-ness of the "due date" idea. Seriously, this would be amazing.

It would make we weep with joy.

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It would also be super if Shared Notebook pages could be tarted up a bit and developed into a thing of beauty.

Right now they share the utilitarian aesthetic of the web app, and this is why (along with the ugly URLs) they haven't become the broadcasting platform they could be. I had to wire up a notebook to my Posterous (via ifttt.com) account so that I can blog from Evernote - which seems like a no-brainer to me. But it isn't a great solution.

I think a concerted effort on making the shared notebooks something worth sharing is fulfilling a manifest destiny. Don't fight it.

But do this AFTER the due dates. The due dates are really really really really important.

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My #1 feature request is RTL support. I mean real RTL, not just align to right.

I'm a student in Israel, and almost all students use simple notes apps for their phone / tablet / computer. Evernote is by far the best tool for this job, and everyone who tried it here stopped using it because it has no RTL support. It supports hebrew, but it's just not good enough

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My #1 feature request is RTL support. I mean real RTL, not just align to right.

I'm a student in Israel, and almost all students use simple notes apps for their phone / tablet / computer. Evernote is by far the best tool for this job, and everyone who tried it here stopped using it because it has no RTL support. It supports hebrew, but it's just not good enough

Here is a recent comment from Evernote on RTL for the Web client.

http://discussion.ev...__1#entry109720

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To have shared notebooks that are secure against being copied, exported, saved etc.

I have courses that I sell in printed format that are rather large, 450 pages, printed in color so they are not cheap to produce and mail, about $100 each.

I have broken these courses down into lessons in a notebook that I want to share with my students who could install Evernote rather than having to print and mail them. I'm reluctant to do this because even with a shared notebook someone can simply export the entire notebook into HTML or other formats and send it to anyone they want to. It would be really nice if EN would let us secure the notebook from cut and paste and from exporting (both could be optional). It would really open up EN to a wide group of people who could distribute printed copyrighted products quickly, easily and affordable without cutting down trees to do so. Look at what Kindle has done as an example. And it would be easy to update, change and add to the material also.

This happened to me once before where I worked for two years day and night writing a course that I sent to people in and unprotected PDF file. Less than 6 months later the entire course was all over the Internet for free and two years of work with it.

I know there is a lot of people who think that everything on the Internet should be free. But did you ever think that if someone could just right click and "save" YOUR JOB then your goods and services would be free also. Does anyone really expect everyone to work for free? I thought not; your kids probably like to eat too.

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To have shared notebooks that are secure against being copied, exported, saved etc.

I have courses that I sell in printed format that are rather large, 450 pages, printed in color so they are not cheap to produce and mail, about $100 each.

I have broken these courses down into lessons in a notebook that I want to share with my students who could install Evernote rather than having to print and mail them. I'm reluctant to do this because even with a shared notebook someone can simply export the entire notebook into HTML or other formats and send it to anyone they want to. It would be really nice if EN would let us secure the notebook from cut and paste and from exporting (both could be optional). It would really open up EN to a wide group of people who could distribute printed copyrighted products quickly, easily and affordable without cutting down trees to do so. Look at what Kindle has done as an example. And it would be easy to update, change and add to the material also.

This happened to me once before where I worked for two years day and night writing a course that I sent to people in and unprotected PDF file. Less than 6 months later the entire course was all over the Internet for free and two years of work with it.

I know there is a lot of people who think that everything on the Internet should be free. But did you ever think that if someone could just right click and "save" YOUR JOB then your goods and services would be free also. Does anyone really expect everyone to work for free? I thought not; your kids probably like to eat too.

You might try publishing your courses as e-books on the ibookstore (although that severely limits the audience) or some other method, perhaps locking down the information to a website that requires authentication and the documentation can only be printed, not downloaded. I understand your concern, but since it's such a limited use case it may not be a pressing feature to add. Locking down the data to the degree you wish will result in more inconvenience to your students so you may want to weigh that against security also. I don't intend that to be a value statement, but merely something to consider in your approach.

Good luck!

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To have shared notebooks that are secure against being copied, exported, saved etc.

I have courses that I sell in printed format that are rather large, 450 pages, printed in color so they are not cheap to produce and mail, about $100 each.

I have broken these courses down into lessons in a notebook that I want to share with my students who could install Evernote rather than having to print and mail them. I'm reluctant to do this because even with a shared notebook someone can simply export the entire notebook into HTML or other formats and send it to anyone they want to. It would be really nice if EN would let us secure the notebook from cut and paste and from exporting (both could be optional). It would really open up EN to a wide group of people who could distribute printed copyrighted products quickly, easily and affordable without cutting down trees to do so. Look at what Kindle has done as an example. And it would be easy to update, change and add to the material also.

This happened to me once before where I worked for two years day and night writing a course that I sent to people in and unprotected PDF file. Less than 6 months later the entire course was all over the Internet for free and two years of work with it.

I know there is  a lot of people who think that everything on the Internet should be free. But did you ever think that if someone could just right click and "save" YOUR JOB then your goods and services would be free also. Does anyone really expect everyone to work for free? I thought not; your kids probably like to eat too.

You might try publishing your courses as e-books on the ibookstore (although that severely limits the audience) or some other method, perhaps locking down the information to a website that requires authentication and the documentation can only be printed, not downloaded. I understand your concern, but since it's such a limited use case it may not be a pressing feature to add. Locking down the data to the degree you wish will result in more inconvenience to your students so you may want to weigh that against security also. I don't intend that to be a value statement, but merely something to consider in your approach.

Good luck!

Thanks. The reason I like EN so much is the ability to add lessons, make changes, etc. and also allow the students to add their own "study material" directly into my course/notebooks. Sure would beat blogs, PDF files, etc. This way the students would have "one place" for everything relating to my course material. I just wish that the notebooks could be more secure, that's all. Will probably go with the EN version anyway. It's just too good to pass up.

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Bring back the Subject Date please!!! :wub:

whats that?

The Subject Date was a column similar to the Created Date column.

It was removed from Evernote a couple years ago with the expectation that it would be replaced with a Due Date column.

The change to a Due Date column has proven to be far greater challenge than Evernote expected.

It is unknown if the Due Date column will eventually become a feature in Evernote.

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I'd like to be able to copy a pdf, like a manual that I find online, directly into Evernote without downloading it separately, and then dragging it into the desktop app. The actual file, not a link to it.

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I'd like to be able to copy a pdf, like a manual that I find online, directly into Evernote without downloading it separately, and then dragging it into the desktop app. The actual file, not a link to it.

Just save the PDF into an import folder.

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My 2 so much needed features :

1. A better search box display, with history (recent searchs), tags and so on just like web and android devices. Recent searchs are sooo useful to me.

2. Saved searchs : oh god i love them, and have many ones. I would like them to be at the top (tool bar), and not at the bottom :)

cheers.

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I'd like to be able to copy a pdf, like a manual that I find online, directly into Evernote without downloading it separately, and then dragging it into the desktop app. The actual file, not a link to it.

Just save the PDF into an import folder.

Yeah, that's doable, but I don't want another copy in a separate location. Still more management than my utopian wishes. ;)

Besides, I'd like to have a dialog come up to custom name the note and tag and/or file in a notebook so I can handle it all at once.

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It would also be super if Shared Notebook pages could be tarted up a bit and developed into a thing of beauty.

Right now they share the utilitarian aesthetic of the web app, and this is why (along with the ugly URLs) they haven't become the broadcasting platform they could be. I had to wire up a notebook to my Posterous (via ifttt.com) account so that I can blog from Evernote - which seems like a no-brainer to me. But it isn't a great solution.

I think a concerted effort on making the shared notebooks something worth sharing is fulfilling a manifest destiny. Don't fight it.

But do this AFTER the due dates. The due dates are really really really really important.

You don't like the web client?

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I use a lot of tags:

1. make tab add another tag to a new note in desktop version, as it does in clipper

2. copy all tags from one note and paste to another (similar to Copy Layer Style in Photoshop)

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Yeah, that's doable, but I don't want another copy in a separate location. Still more management than my utopian wishes. :)

You can set the import folder so it deletes after importing, so no second copy that way.

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I would like to see the drag and drop feature allow the option to copy files separately. Right now, they group them together into a single note. I usually have many files in a folder that I want to copy, but they are all different. The only way around this is to have Evernote monitor a directory. It will then move files individually. I don't want to do this every time I find or create a new folder.

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Firstly - Embedded viewing of MS office and OpenOffice Files for Windows Desktop version of Evernote.

Secondly, I would also love to see a more 'fluid' arrangement capability for each note - like a graphical workspace. Similar to working with objects in prezi (www.prezi.com). It allows smooth placement capability for objects, as well as snap-mode. You could even add some power-point-like features - arrows, lines, connectors. It'd be great to add zoom feature like prezi has. I imagine something like that would be incredible on a tablet device.

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I'd REALLY like a key-shortcut/button for "clip image". I grab a lot of images off the web, and I don't want the whole page, I just want the big image on the page.Evernote is clever enough to have the "clip article" function, surely it wouldn't have any issue with picking the biggest image on a page.

Would save me a LOT of time.

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I'd REALLY like a key-shortcut/button for "clip image". I grab a lot of images off the web, and I don't want the whole page, I just want the big image on the page.Evernote is clever enough to have the "clip article" function, surely it wouldn't have any issue with picking the biggest image on a page.

In Chrome, I just select the image, right-click and select Evernote Web Clipper / Clip image.

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Yeah, that's doable, but I don't want another copy in a separate location. Still more management than my utopian wishes. ;)

You can set the import folder so it deletes after importing, so no second copy that way.

Still doesn't get me where I'd like...I'd like a clipping dialog to come up and I can file it in one action. Rather than navigate to the save location, then edit the note in Evernote to tag/file in notebook/Name.

Plus, if I'm not on a machine with the full program, the import folder won't help me.

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I'd REALLY like a key-shortcut/button for "clip image". I grab a lot of images off the web, and I don't want the whole page, I just want the big image on the page.Evernote is clever enough to have the "clip article" function, surely it wouldn't have any issue with picking the biggest image on a page.

In Chrome, I just select the image, right-click and select Evernote Web Clipper / Clip image.

Same in FF, and it's a complete PITA to do it that way on a regular basis.

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Okay, four feature requests:

  1. Please please please please create a version for Ubuntu / Linux OS
  2. Multiple layers of notes, i.e., capability of multiple sub-levels in the notebook directory tree structure
  3. Integrate all of the Windows desktop client features and the auto-archiving feature below into MS Outlook as a plug-in
  4. An auto-archive feature that you can set to periodically remind you of unused or old stale notes that really need to be deleted

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I'm a OneNote user switching my life over to Evernote. The single biggest thing I would want would be more levels.

OneNote has Notebooks->Sections->Pages->Subpages

This is it - all good outlining/organization programs have a hierarchical tree structure possible.

Tags are "cute" - but too "flat".

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I'm a OneNote user switching my life over to Evernote. The single biggest thing I would want would be more levels. OneNote has Notebooks->Sections->Pages->Subpages
This is it - all good outlining/organization programs have a hierarchical tree structure possible.

If Evernote were an outlining program, you might have a point.

Tags are "cute" - but too "flat".

If you insist on treating tags like folders, then you might come to the conclusion that they are too "flat". But tags have a combinatory ability that gives them more expressive power than hierarchical structures, which in my opinion are often too rigid. Tags are not just "cute", whatever that means.

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Okay, four feature requests:

  1. Please please please please create a version for Ubuntu / Linux OS
  2. Multiple layers of notes, i.e., capability of multiple sub-levels in the notebook directory tree structure
  3. Integrate all of the Windows desktop client features and the auto-archiving feature below into MS Outlook as a plug-in
  4. An auto-archive feature that you can set to periodically remind you of unused or old stale notes that really need to be deleted

These have all been discussed before. #1 - it has been repeatedly & explicitly stated that EN will not develop a linux client. #2 & 4, doubtful if ever & certainly doubtful any time soon. #3 - they do try to have feature parity on most clients. Some are just not rolled out yet (IE stacks) and some may not make the cut (IE ink notes).

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I would like to able to edit and save attachments (excel, Word etc)

You can. Double click the attachment & Word/Excel will be invoked & you can edit the doc.

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Highlighting text!!!

Please please please. This is such a basic markup for what Evernote was intended for, surely it is good 'bang for buck' material??

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Draging a note from Desktop application to the OS file system should create a shortcut to the note that opens in the desktop application.

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Draging a note from Desktop application to the OS file system should create a shortcut to the note that opens in the desktop application.

Currently does an Export to Evernote format (you wind up with a .enex format note on your desktop). Could implement the shortcut via Ctrl + Draw or Shift + Drag, I guess. That's be easier than the current method of making a shortcut (Copy note link, Create shortcut, paste)

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I would like to have:

  • Resize Pictures

Resizing would be nice. Or scaling an image for printing.

I have a copy of my mother-in-law's drivers license. We need to send a copy to an assisted living facility. I was going to print it from Evernote, but at the resolution it's saved at, it's too big for a print out, and I can't scale down the image to print it. I have to open it with another program to print it at real size.

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I would like some kind of reminder / notification that "This page is already EverNoted" so that I don't create so many duplicate EverNotes when I find a page via search or stumble that I have already seen. (Like StumbleUpon's toggle switch.)

It would also be helpful / handy to select my tags from a drop-down list (or at least to have that option), instead of entering them one at a time via typing. (I do like the filtering done on type-ahead, though.)

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I would like some kind of reminder / notification that "This page is already EverNoted" so that I don't create so many duplicate EverNotes when I find a page via search or stumble that I have already seen. (Like StumbleUpon's toggle switch.)

It would also be helpful / handy to select my tags from a drop-down list (or at least to have that option), instead of entering them one at a time via typing. (I do like the filtering done on type-ahead, though.)

For some reason, I seem to remember that the Chrome web clipper did something like this...wasn't there a number in the icon that showed how many notes from this site were saved? I don't see that now. Did I imagine that?

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I don't see that now.

Click the button at bottom right of the clipper dialog to browse list of clips from same site.

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I would like to have:

  • Resize Pictures

Resizing would be nice. Or scaling an image for printing.

I have a copy of my mother-in-law's drivers license. We need to send a copy to an assisted living facility. I was going to print it from Evernote, but at the resolution it's saved at, it's too big for a print out, and I can't scale down the image to print it. I have to open it with another program to print it at real size.

IMO utilizing third party apps is one of the "features" of Evernote. It's easy enough to double click the image to invoke your image editor of choice for resizing, rotating, annotating, etc. Your editor of choice may be Photoshop while mine is Paint. Many people chime in with "I don't want a full featured image editor, just the ability to rotate/resize/annotate/etc." By using third party apps, EN doesn't have to reinvent the wheel or add bloat.

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I would like to be able to export my tags somehow. I use evernote for research and I often tag my notes with things that then need to be checked and cross referenced.

I would like to be able to export my tags as a list for printing.

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IMO utilizing third party apps is one of the "features" of Evernote. It's easy enough to double click the image to invoke your image editor of choice for resizing, rotating, annotating, etc. Your editor of choice may be Photoshop while mine is Paint. Many people chime in with "I don't want a full featured image editor, just the ability to rotate/resize/annotate/etc." By using third party apps, EN doesn't have to reinvent the wheel or add bloat.

Well, the point of a wish list is for features I wish I had. It sure would be handy to print right from the note quickly and mail the copies where I need to send them.

Opening them in a photo editor to mess with is more than I want to mess with for a simple print out. I've got front and back images to add to a page and scale and print...why would I rather spend several minutes for something that could be done with no extra time? And I'm a computer literate and capable person. If this were my wife, she wouldn't even know where to start.

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I would like an insert feature, so that I could create a template and insert it for filling it in. Such as for health data, like weight and blood pressure, or like keeping track of the elements associated with reviewing theatrical events. It would also be nice to be able to insert a date and time stamp.

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I would like an insert feature, so that I could create a template and insert it for filling it in. Such as for health data, like weight and blood pressure, or like keeping track of the elements associated with reviewing theatrical events.

You might use the Copy Note functionality for this, or check into the third-party tool AutoHotKey.

It would also be nice to be able to insert a date and time stamp.

From the Knowledge Base (https://support.evernote.com/link/portal/16051/16058/Article/625/What-are-the-keyboard-shortcuts-in-Evernote-for-Windows): use Alt+Shift+D or Ctrl+; to insert current date and time

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i like the link share option to share images and documents, but i think it would be great if it had option to add option to enable comments on share links it would work great for sharing different sites like forums where people can comment in your evernote link share images or document that being share between team members or co workers or even something your trying to sell. :)

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I'd love to get Stack and / or tag structure sharing! Are there any plans for this in the future?

We want to use EN as a centralised knowledge database and even though it offers so many great features this is keeping us from doing so

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I'd love to get Stack and / or tag structure sharing! Are there any plans for this in the future?

Evernote does not post their roadmap.

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Be nice on the Windows version to just 'remember' my sort choice upon launch. Every time I launch I need to re-sort to "notes by updated..." The Mac version remembers just fine.

Also, I'm still frustrated by the need to append to RTF notes on iPad and iPhone...but whateva.

Tx,

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Be nice on the Windows version to just 'remember' my sort choice upon launch. Every time I launch I need to re-sort to "notes by updated..." The Mac version remembers just fine.

As far as I know, the Windows version remembers just fine, at least it does for me. For some reason, unknown to me, it doesn't for some people, though. I don't know whether a support inquiry would sort that out or not. But by design, it does remember your view sorting criteria.

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I would like to see Evernote remember individual note sizes when they're double-clicked. Could possibly store it in the registry rather than the database.

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I would like to see Evernote remember individual note sizes when they're double-clicked. Could possibly store it in the registry rather than the database.

If the registry is used, how long should the window size/position/state information be persisted there? I'm not sure that you'd want to keep a record of each note that had ever been viewed in a separate window without some way of limiting registry storage...

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I want a feature removed.

No more instant searches (OSX). Please.

I want Evernote to wait until I am done typing in a search terms before it starts searching, because what started out as a mild annoyance with a few hundred notes has turned into a major pain with a few thousand. It searches and searches for stuff I don't want! Ugghhh. Sometimes I type the search term in a separate program and paste it into Evernote just so I don't have to deal with that "feature."

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Hi, I think the possibility to search in Evernote is one of the most important features. So it would be very nice if there is a direct help document in the client where you see all available search operators. For example a menu option under help. It would also be nice if there is a site under help where you can see all available shortcuts.

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When you drag and drop an image, allow the cursor to remain where it is. It now jumps to the top of the note. Annoying when you must enter multiple image files.

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Hi, I think the possibility to search in Evernote is one of the most important features. So it would be very nice if there is a direct help document in the client where you see all available search operators. For example a menu option under help. It would also be nice if there is a site under help where you can see all available shortcuts.

agreed. but, you can also clip this page. now you'll have it available all the time ;)

https://support.evernote.com/link/portal/16051/16058/Article/535/Using-Evernote-s-advanced-search-operators

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Be nice on the Windows version to just 'remember' my sort choice upon launch. Every time I launch I need to re-sort to "notes by updated..."

My Windows version remembers it fine. I'd love it to remember the search order by notebook/tag, as I'm forever switching when I move from one set of data to another.

When you drag and drop an image, allow the cursor to remain where it is. It now jumps to the top of the note. Annoying when you must enter multiple image files.

It is frustrating, but I just "add from the top" which sorts it out - add image to note, then put a bunch of returns above it, then drag the next image to just above the first one, and so on. Add more returns as needed.

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Autocomplete of Search Terms

If the primary goal of Evernote is to "Remember Everything", then there are two equally important parts:

  1. Store the memory
  2. Retrieve the memory

Evernote has done a great job of #1.

But, IMO, #2 needs improvement.

Sure, it is easy enought type in text to search for, but as one stores more and more memories, a full text search returns more and more unintended/undesired memories.

So this is where the Advanced Search grammar comes in: Tags, Notebooks, Titles, Dates, etc

The problem is this grammar is not easy to remember. And, when you need to supply a name after the Search term, it can be difficult to remember all of one's tags and notebooks.

Autocomplete is already provided in a number of fields:

  1. Tag field on Note
  2. Tag/NB filter on Favorite bar
  3. Tag and NB entry on Web Clippers

So, it would be so very cool and powerful, if EN would use autocomplete when I am typing in the Search block.

For example:


I Type EN Autocompletes
[SPACE] Popup list of search keywords like "tag:", "intitle", etc
ta tag:
in intitle:
tag:ev List of my tags that start with "ev", like "Evernote"[/font]

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autocomplete in the search block!? please no. this instant search (searching, lagging) while i try to find stuff now is bad enough, but i don't want to have to mess with the autocomplete wrong searches too. use saved searches ;)

thanks to the autocomplete with the tags i have had to rename a bunch of my tags to make them unique (a different sequence of initial letters). china and chinese, for example, have become a mess. uggghhh.

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autocomplete in the search block!? please no. this instant search (searching, lagging) while i try to find stuff now is bad enough, but i don't want to have to mess with the autocomplete wrong searches too. use saved searches ;)

thanks to the autocomplete with the tags i have had to rename a bunch of my tags to make them unique (a different sequence of initial letters). china and chinese, for example, have become a mess. uggghhh.

Perhaps this could be made an optional feature for those like you who abhore it so much.

For those of us who have ever used an IDE programming tool, autocomplete is a huge blessing.

Perhaps you don't understand how it would work.

First of all, autocomplete is totally separate from the auto-search (which searches for notes as you type).

With Autocomplete, searching for Notes is NOT done until you complete the search expression by a TAB or [RETURN].

The autocomplete for tags works very well for me, and I have a lot of Tags.

I also have a lot of tags that begin with the same characters, and this is very useful.

As I type I just watch the autocomplete. If it has selected the tag I want, then Ijust hit [ENTER].

If I see the tag in the popup list, I can either type more characters to select it, or use the arrow key to select it, then hit [ENTER].

In fact, I use the similarity in beginning of the tag name as a quick way to select my tag.

For example, all of my tags that are for "Evernote" subject matter begin with "EN.".

So, when I type in "EN." to enter a tag, my list of "Evernote subject matter" tags is shown.

But, we all work differently, and have different preferences.

So this is why for features like Search Autocomplete there could be a Preference setting to turn it ON/OFF.

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EN is not so keen on adding a bunch of toggles.

Thank goodness...

Opting out of toggles.

EN loves toggles. Lots of "hide" choices, right?

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Personally, I find the Evernote toggles (to show or hide features) very powerful.

It lets me customize the information the way I want to see and use it.

Here are just a few of the Evernote Windows toggle options. There are quite a few other gems like these.

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Personally, I find the Evernote toggles (to show or hide features) very powerful.

It lets me customize the information the way I want to see and use it.

Same here. Choice is a good thing.

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Personally, I find the Evernote toggles (to show or hide features) very powerful.

It lets me customize the information the way I want to see and use it.Here are just a few of the Evernote Windows toggle options. There are quite a few other gems like these.

Sure, they have toggles for showing different views, but they have a relatively few for governing Evernote client behaviors (some are hidden in the registry, too). These can be a bit of a support nightmare as it can lead to requiring extra questions to find out what's going on; they also tend to clutter up the Options dialog. As best I can tell, Evernote tends to keep things lean in that respect.

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As we can see by this very discussion, different people think and remember differently. Since Evernote's main mission is "Remember Everything", I'm sure the EN designers will add key options as necessary to achieve that goal. A well-designed and well-organized Preferences/Options section need not be clutter. Preference settings can easily be output in log files if needed, so it need not be a material support issue.

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It's just an observation on the Evernote UI tendencies, plus a couple of reasons why that might be so (they're factors in how the company I work for has approached UI in consumer products in the past). NDB.

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Maybe I'm missing something, but I want the ability to "cut" or "copy" a file embedded into a note, and then paste it in an email attachment. Now it appears to "cut" a .jpg image of the file, not the file itself..

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Absolutely needs a zoom feature for the note panel.

The font in the "note list" is gray. I'd like to be able to make it black for better contrast.

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Table operations are VERY weak. Reminds me of the first spreadsheet that came with IBM PC in 1983 - VisiCalc! Yes, I have been using PCs for that long.

I want to be able to at minimum:

  • adjust individual column widths
  • start a table in Excel, import, and then do edits such as insert row or column
  • do row or column operations (such as formatting) by clicking a row or column

It would also be nice to be able to:

  • do simple calculations in a cell

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Table operations are VERY weak. Reminds me of the first spreadsheet that came with IBM PC in 1983 - VisiCalc! Yes, I have been using PCs for that long.

I want to be able to at minimum:

  • adjust individual column widths
  • start a table in Excel, import, and then do edits such as insert row or column
  • do row or column operations (such as formatting) by clicking a row or column

It would also be nice to be able to:

  • do simple calculations in a cell

We're just using simple tables in HTML. I don't think these would be too high of a priority

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Hi,

My main feature request would be to enhance the text editing, making it more user friendly - for example:

  • make background-colorisation for the text possible... like in outlook... its better the text has bg than it is a different color - eg. highlighting you usually do on paper with a marker
  • Make bullets or numberings appear automatically (autocorrect) such as in MS Word --> quicker
  • Make Checkbox feature be like bullets/numbering to be coming up along every paragraph when pressing the toolbar-button over a selected text and/or by shortcut/autocorrect by entering a certain character combi (for example in MS Word you have an arrow coming up when you enter "-->" )
  • Shortcut or autocorrect for horizontal line - would be good for quickly seperating texts inside a note - again with a special character combi maybe?

Also very important for me:

  • Application wide working undo/redo function! (this is very important i think!!)

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I am a avid Evernote user on PC, Android and Mac. My first Evernote download was Aug 2008 I believe, but I know it was no later then Nov 2008. Over that time the product has expanded greatly and I have looked forward to each new revision. Currently, I have it installed on both my work machines, all nine of my home machinces (PC / Mac and accesss it via web on Linux), and my Android smartphone. I have gotten my wife and several co-workers on the platform as well so I am a evalgist for Evernote as well.

With that said, the one feature that I really need / miss compared to my self created note taking systems is the ability to keep a note (or two - Professional To Do List, Personal / At Home To Do List maybe) at the top of the list. call it Top Priority or somethinhg and don't let it sort / move down by date created, etc. Sort of like a blog post that remains on top. I want my Active To Do List/s to remain on top and then all the other notes I create can float down and I will search / pull them up when I need them.

There may be a way to do this now that i have missed or not been able to locate. If there is I apologize for this post. This is a large issue for me work flow wise though as my job continues to expand and my use of Evernote becomes more and more critical to it daily.

As second feature I would like would be a due by day where the header / thumbnail view goes orange 5 days before due and red 2 days before due. Customer control of timeframe of color shift would be real nice, but anything like that would be a great feature for me.

Thanks for the quality of the product, the hard work and the willigness to listen to the user.

Have a good day

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If you are only talking about a few notes then a workaround is to pop out those notes to single note view windows.

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On a Mac (and also on that Windows thing), you can drag a note to the toolbar and then it is only a single click away.

Or just give those notes a tag, create a saved search for that tag and add the search to the toolbar.

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Besides what has been said above, there are several workarounds for this.

You can also use a naming scheme to make sure your note stays on top. Put a period in front of your note title:

.This is my important note

Assuming you are in list view, click on the title bar and voilà, your important note is on top.

Wern

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With that said, the one feature that I really need / miss compared to my self created note taking systems is the ability to keep a note (or two - Professional To Do List, Personal / At Home To Do List maybe) at the top of the list. call it Top Priority or somethinhg and don't let it sort / move down by date created, etc. Sort of like a blog post that remains on top. I want my Active To Do List/s to remain on top and then all the other notes I create can float down and I will search / pull them up when I need them.

If you are sorting by created or updated date, you can manually change the date on those important notes. If you put them 10 years in the future, they'll stay on top for that long

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I'd love a citation mechanism. I'm using evernote to write my thesis and it's a total pain having to do the citation manually or use a separate citation software, screen print the citation, crop it down to a manageable size and then paste it into evernote as an image, which is what I'm doing now. Seriously, that little change would make evernote PERFECT!!! :D

That would be perfect! But it is probably taking EV into a completely new direction. More practical, and almost perfect, would be tighter integration between EV and an existing citation tool, such as Mendeley. If Mendeley could tie in with EV and use EV's storage and include the citation information in EV along with the article, while still maintaining the citation and works citied list in the Mendeley database for integration with MS Word and Mendeley's awesome social bibliographic database, that would be an awesome addition to the EV trunk.

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That's easy for me: I just became a Pro-User today and learned there is no way for me to import the 4 years worth of notes I've got stored in Notespark. My request is for a .csv note importer. I can't believe this doesn't already exist.

Please please please, I really want to use this service but I can't leave 4 years worth of work notes behind...

thanks,

- r

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Heather from Evernote suggested that you contact tech support in the other thread in which you made the same request. CSV a fairly common format, and there are likely many ways of dealing with it, even if Evernote doesn't have a direct way of importing it.

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Support for Stacks and Nested Tags and Geolocation everwhere.

  • Advanced Search on Android gives me a flat list of notebooks and tags, instead of a hierarchical list
  • A shared Notebook cannot be put in one of my stacks.
  • I cannot see the nested tags for a shared notebook.
  • I can easily search for notes "near by" on android, but not on Evernote for Windows.
  • It would be awesome to be able to visualize the results of any search on a map.
  • Would be useful to be able to view the nested tags used in a notebook (or any search).

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