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ios REQUEST: UNDO/REDO AND SAVING OPTIONS

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(I'm not sure if this has been voiced out before - I havent done any backreading as I am still new in the forums)

I noticed something lacking in Evernote (mobile) that I think was really important in writing. As a mobile Evernote user, I religiously rely on Evernote as my go-to notebook.

Writing can be a breeze but sometimes editing can be really hard when you do not want to save your recent changes.

I would love to see that the future updates would include UNDO CHANGES, SAVE & CONTINUE options. You can definitely undo in a web/desktop environment but you can't get much of a leeway with the mobile version.

I do love Evernote(!) and I hope for better versions - featuring these two. Thanks!

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Hi. At least one member of the Evernote staff has voiced his support for "save and continue," and pur Android brethren have it, so things are looking up :)

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I am reminding the team on a regular basis, no guarantee that we will do this, but I am flying the flag for you all. :)

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Here's a workflow I posted on Quora, in a thread about this problem, if you need more ammunition to remind them why this was a bad design decision:

if you make a mistake when editing a note and want to avoid loss but can't cancel the note - jump immediately into Safari and fire up the web client so you can make a copy of the affected note. That way you won't lose the content.

I'm often editing notes on an iPad but have my iPhone with me so will do the same thing with a different client - fire up Evernote on the iPhone and duplicate the note there before I press the Done button on the damaged note.

As a really last resort, you can recover old notes on a desktop computer with backups, going through the hoops of restoring an old entire database just to copy one note out

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Who do we have to bombard with emails to get this done Phil? Don't worry, I'll do it in an enjoyablly Evernotey way, with shared notes full of rick-roll links :)

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Sorry, GrumpyMonkey, but I don't think Save and Continue is enough. A Cancel button is needed too. When editing a note, there's always the possibility of a bad move.

In order to avoid data loss or such predicament as going through the workflow AndyDent described, I deleted the Evernote App on my Iphone and am now using Notes... which is ironic, since there's no Undo option in Notes either. But at least my coeur de notes is safe... on the EN server (and my computer).

Hellofral wrote: "I religiously rely on Evernote as my go-to notebook". I did too. But for the time being, I've lost faith :(

Hi. At least one member of the Evernote staff has voiced his support for "save and continue," and pur Android brethren have it, so things are looking up :)

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Sorry, GrumpyMonkey, but I don't think Save and Continue is enough. A Cancel button is needed too. When editing a note, there's always the possibility of a bad move.

In order to avoid data loss or such predicament as going through the workflow AndyDent described, I deleted the Evernote App on my Iphone and am now using Notes... which is ironic, since there's no Undo option in Notes either. But at least my coeur de notes is safe... on the EN server (and my computer).

Hellofral wrote: "I religiously rely on Evernote as my go-to notebook". I did too. But for the time being, I've lost faith :(

Hi. At least one member of the Evernote staff has voiced his support for "save and continue," and pur Android brethren have it, so things are looking up :)

It's still a solid app I trust, but not yet for critical things, because it lacks save and continue, and as you said, no way to undo or cancel. I primarily use an external keyboard with the phone, so cmd-z gets me undo, but i still think we need all of these in the app.

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In my short time using evernote - this has been my workflow to avoid data loss:

only use the iphone or web version as "read only". If I want to edit or add-to a note - I simply create a new note and append it to the note I wanted to add it to later, while using the desktop version (which has undo). the thought of losing information is frightening to me - but if I lose a quick todo note while using the iphone app or web version...it's not as big of a deal. :)

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Hello! After just losing some important information for the nth time on my iPhone due to no undo/cancel button, I'm getting a bit peeved.

Please, put a cancel, or an undo button/action for the iPhone (and any other device). It's far too easy to make mistakes, especially if you're trying to format on the iPhone.

Thanks, otherwise a great product and I'm satisfied with my Premium subscription.

Cheers,

Rick

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There used to be a cancel button on the iPhone, but it was pulled for some reason that hasn't been articulated.

It still exists in the iPad app, making it doubly confusing why it was cut and/or hasn't been reenabled; Evernote is a universal app, after all. The functionality clearly exists, and used to exist in the iPhone app.

There've been extensive requests and discussions about the cancel button among users here on the forum, but as yet the devs haven't given their perspective or commented on whether or not the cancel button will make a return.

Thanks for posting, though, as it adds another voice to the choir.

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undo is a MUST HAVE FEATURE for the mobile apps. Pleas, please please include this in an update as soon as possible. It's very easy to make mistakes on mobile keyboards by inadvertently tapping the wrong part of the screen, resulting in data loss. This drastically reduces the functionality of the app, because it makes the user worry about its reliablity. No one want's to trust an unreliable word processing app. The point of the app is to make jotting notes and having them available on multiple platforms convenient, but loosing your content because you accidnetally deleted it is not convenient.

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Has this still not been addressed? I've used Evernote for years, on Mac and Android. Last week I got an iPhone and last night found myself at a talk where I was taking extensive notes using the iPhone app. It was going great. I was amazed that I could actually keep up with the speaker and was quietly praising the Apple/Evernote smoothness when I accidentally pasted over the entire note. Boom: an hour's notes all gone. I later found I might have been able to use the shake-to-undo iPhone feature but that's small comfort. I'm really going to have to think about using something with a manual save button so I can keep this from happening again.

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ARE YOU KIDDING ME!? I just lost tons annotated images in my notes that I have been taking for months simply because I hit the plain text button on the iPhone app by accident. How is it that there are threads here that trace back to over a year ago and this issue has not been addressed? The fact that this is even possible for such an established application is unbelievable. I'm hanging in for another month to see if anything happens and I then I'm done. 

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If you are a Premium user then you can use Note History to recover your note.

 

You could also try contacting support.

 

Or you could just be done.

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Don't bother waiting a month. Undo isn't coming back.

They got rid of it 8 months ago and have been completely silent on bringing it back since then. It's not going to happen. I mean, who would want an undo option in a software program? It's not like any other apps have that.

The Evernote engineers certainly see no use for it; they figure that if they never make any mistakes, why would their users? So if you're done with Evernote, just bail now.

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Sorry, GrumpyMonkey, but I don't think Save and Continue is enough. A Cancel button is needed too. When editing a note, there's always the possibility of a bad move.

In order to avoid data loss or such predicament as going through the workflow AndyDent described, I deleted the Evernote App on my Iphone and am now using Notes... which is ironic, since there's no Undo option in Notes either. But at least my coeur de notes is safe... on the EN server (and my computer).

Hellofral wrote: "I religiously rely on Evernote as my go-to notebook". I did too. But for the time being, I've lost faith sad.png

 

Hi. At least one member of the Evernote staff has voiced his support for "save and continue," and pur Android brethren have it, so things are looking up smile.png

 

It's still a solid app I trust, but not yet for critical things, because it lacks save and continue, and as you said, no way to undo or cancel. I primarily use an external keyboard with the phone, so cmd-z gets me undo, but i still think we need all of these in the app.

 

 

I am reminding the team on a regular basis, no guarantee that we will do this, but I am flying the flag for you all. smile.png

 

Guys, are there any positive news?

 

Look how many people suffer from accidental data loss %((

 

Will there be a solution?

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It is not the solution you're all looking for, but it may help some people to raise the awareness of the 'shake to undo' option on iPhone, like Martin mentioned earlier in this topic. After you made a mistake or accidentally deleted content, shake your iPhone within the note and you can undo your very last action. May already reduce a lot of data loss and problems...

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Gosh, if I see that yesterday.... Hope this will help to others

If you still didn't close the note 

Shake your iPhone to undo last action

(you can undo several actions one by one, just shake it again)

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1) Is there no button on IOS for undo still? I've seen several posts about an undo key on the numeric keyboard or some undo/redo buttons on the right of the ribbon above the on-screen keyboard, but I have been able to locate neither.

2) why has such a fundamental editing feature remained absent from Evernote for so long? There's room on the ribbon above the keyboard for instance. It could be a feature to toggle on or off if you're worried any users would feel these buttons are a waste of space.

BUT, and I don't think I'm alone on this, if you want me to spend more time generating content in Evernote, I need an easy way to undo an editing action without interrupt my flow by stopping to shake my phone and deal with a dialogue box.

PLEASE address this...

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1) Is there no button on IOS for undo still? I've seen several posts about an undo key on the numeric keyboard or some undo/redo buttons on the right of the ribbon above the on-screen keyboard, but I have been able to locate neither.

2) why has such a fundamental editing feature remained absent from Evernote for so long? There's room on the ribbon above the keyboard for instance. It could be a feature to toggle on or off if you're worried any users would feel these buttons are a waste of space.

BUT, and I don't think I'm alone on this, if you want me to spend more time generating content in Evernote, I need an easy way to undo an editing action without interrupt my flow by stopping to shake my phone and deal with a dialogue box.

PLEASE address this...

Please read post #20 (the one that is right before your post.)

 

Gosh, if I see that yesterday.... Hope this will help to others

If you still didn't close the note

Shake your iPhone to undo last action

(you can undo several actions one by one, just shake it again)

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Reviving this issue. Evernote Mobile really needs a way to Undo. I have a repeated problem with press to Select, then grab the handles to enlarge the selection, and all of a sudden the selected text disappears. 

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I've been having nothing but trouble with the latest version.  I have to copy everything TWICE, and I can't add to a note without first having a failure.  It just won't let me do anything the first time and wow is that frustrating. 

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