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(Archived) Why I still won't use EverNote, and would really like to if not for this annoyance

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This is a simple feature addition, and removes a major UI annoyance for me that I just can't stand.

In the snippits view, I just want to see the title of the pages in the middle pane, and not the 2-3 lines of the page content. Why would I need to see a snippit of the content on the page, when I have a title to remind me of what that content is? That's what the title is for. "Meeting Agenda Aug 24" is simple enough. I don't need to see "1. Call to order 2. Minutes Approval" The title is sufficient for me to know what is going to be on the page. If the title isn't sufficient, then I need to write better titles. I just want a list of pages in the center pane that I can easily click to. The center pane could contain 4x as many page titles if they do away with the 3 lines of snippits.

Yes, I know there is a "list" view, but then it moves the list to the top of the left, and the actual pages into a bottom pane, which is pretty much just as bad. I

Also, in the web-version I cannot resize the leftmost pane in snippits view. However, since I can in the desktop client, I'm fine with this.

Just please please please provide an option to just list the page titles alone, and omit the 2-3 lines of the content. Till then, I'll continue to use one note and just deal with that

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This is a simple feature addition, and removes a major UI annoyance for me that I just can't stand.

In the snippits view, I just want to see the title of the pages in the middle pane, and not the 2-3 lines of the page content. Why would I need to see a snippit of the content on the page, when I have a title to remind me of what that content is? That's what the title is for. "Meeting Agenda Aug 24" is simple enough. I don't need to see "1. Call to order 2. Minutes Approval" The title is sufficient for me to know what is going to be on the page. If the title isn't sufficient, then I need to write better titles. I just want a list of pages in the center pane that I can easily click to. The center pane could contain 4x as many page titles if they do away with the 3 lines of snippits.

Yes, I know there is a "list" view, but then it moves the list to the top of the left, and the actual pages into a bottom pane, which is pretty much just as bad. I

Also, in the web-version I cannot resize the leftmost pane in snippits view. However, since I can in the desktop client, I'm fine with this.

Just please please please provide an option to just list the page titles alone, and omit the 2-3 lines of the content. Till then, I'll continue to use one note and just deal with that

Hi. Welcome to the forums.

Evernote for Windows has a vertical list view (on the left side). The good news is that the feature you are requesting already exists! It hasn't come yet to the OSX client, but we are hopeful. And, someday it would be great to have it on the iPad as well.

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Just please please please provide an option to just list the page titles alone, and omit the 2-3 lines of the content. Till then, I'll continue to use one note and just deal with that

Already been done.

This is what I see in my Windows Desktop client version of Evernote.

http://www.evernote....164fee42533ada4

Left column hidden (F10) to maximize the viewing information.

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Just please please please provide an option to just list the page titles alone, and omit the 2-3 lines of the content. Till then, I'll continue to use one note and just deal with that

Already been done.

This is what I see in my Windows Desktop client version of Evernote.

http://www.evernote....164fee42533ada4

No list porn please. You are making those of us without a vertical list view quite sad. It would do such wonders to my 11" screen on the Mac. Alas!

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If Evernote is that bad that this relatively minor annoyance is the tipping point, then maybe it isn't that much better than OneNote for the OPs usage. Oh well. The vertical list view is nice, but I used Evernote for a long time before it ever appeared. Curiously, I used to use the old list view all the time, but when the vertical list view came out on the Windows client, I started experimenting with it, and then decided that snippet view worked better for me, so I use that now all the time.

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Not trying to rub salt into GrumpyMonkey, but here is why I use the new vertical view 95% of my time on Evernote.

The Standard Snippet View limits me to see 8 to 9 notes on the screen without scrolling.

http://www.evernote.com/shard/s2/sh/c0f40bc6-21cd-47b0-bb50-c046f4b35444/d4a83bbe9553f1118f2a27e938834a8f

The New Vertical View allows me to see 34 to 35 notes without scrolling.

http://www.evernote.com/shard/s2/sh/5eb03c14-8ff9-44c7-b811-4dc0bc83bb97/a564a055df385e18d006a209200827b0

To access the new vertical view in Windows:

Ctrl+Shift+F5 (shortcut key)

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I ascribe to the Law of 7 ± 2. which accommodates 8 or 9 notes very nicely. :)

I suppose you also have your notes set at font size 72 so you only have seven or so words on the screen at a time :)

We're often simply scanning for a note title and not processing the information. Out of sight is out of mind. This is my biggest issue with the current iPad interface, which shows just four of my 10,000+ notes. Searches, of course, narrow things down, but it is still unwieldy without a list view. The OSX snippet view is a slight improvement, but is still like looking through a peephole in a door.

As for this feature being the one standing between the OP and Evernote, everyone has their thing :)

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Hmm. I don't really need it, but how do you get the note-content at the right side of the vertical list in Windows?

When I select "list view" and press F10 to hide the left column then I still see the note-content under the note-list.

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From jbenson's post above:

To access the new vertical view in Windows:

Ctrl+Shift+F5 (shortcut key)

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I didn't know about this vertical list view, nor the "Ctrl-Shift-F5" thingy, but I like it.

But I don't see anywhere in the user interface where the vertical list view can be chosen. Am I missing something, or is it supposed to be like this? How are users supposed to know about such things if there is no menu choice for it?

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In the "View" column (which is now your list view), there's two dropdowns and a search. The Sort comes first (Notes by <whatever you've picked>), then the "View" selection (List view is the third option), then the search.

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Hi heather, thanks for your input, but unfortunately it doesn't address my concern. The "View" dropdown allows us to choose between "List", "Snippet", and "Thumbnail" views, but not between "Horizontal List" and "Vertical List". I don't see any indication that a "Vertical List" view exists, and I only know about it because I read the posts earlier in this thread. Unless I am (still) missing something?

Regards, catbert :-)

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Yes, Ctrl-Shift-F5 works. But as catbert wrote, without knowing this shortcut there is no way to switch to this view via the user-interface. So most people are not aware about this feature.

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You can also shift click on the list view option to show the vertical list view.

It is relatively recent, so isn't documented as such yet.

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To access the new vertical view in Windows:

Ctrl+Shift+F5 (shortcut key)

Taken me a while to get back to this but .... your answer, this ... thank you. Much better view. You must make this more public knowledge.

I even subscribed to Premium just a few minutes ago (Not so much this feature, I'd have stayed with the free version. But I want the pinlock on the IOS device. But without this, I just didn't like using Evernote, so I never used it)

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The New Vertical View allows me to see 34 to 35 notes without scrolling.

http://www.evernote....006a209200827b0

To access the new vertical view in Windows:

Ctrl+Shift+F5 (shortcut key)

Ah, this is *lovely*. Thank-you for posting this, and thank-you to the EN developers for implementing it.

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The New Vertical View allows me to see 34 to 35 notes without scrolling.

http://www.evernote....006a209200827b0

To access the new vertical view in Windows:

Ctrl+Shift+F5 (shortcut key)

Ah, this is *lovely*. Thank-you for posting this, and thank-you to the EN developers for implementing it.

Lovely indeed. And the Mac? It could really use this feature too!

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To access the new vertical view in Windows:

Ctrl+Shift+F5 (shortcut key)

Taken me a while to get back to this but .... your answer, this ... thank you. Much better view. You must make this more public knowledge.

I even subscribed to Premium just a few minutes ago (Not so much this feature, I'd have stayed with the free version. But I want the pinlock on the IOS device. But without this, I just didn't like using Evernote, so I never used it)

Nearly ~5 months and at least a couple of stable releases later (on Windows), this feature is still a mystery to those who didn't bother to check this thread. This feature needs to be added to the View menu and the KB shortcut list now ! Makes me wonder how many such undocumented features exist which will help with some minor annoyances.

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Nearly ~5 months and at least a couple of stable releases later (on Windows), this feature is still a mystery to those who didn't bother to check this thread. This feature needs to be added to the View menu and the KB shortcut list now ! Makes me wonder how many such undocumented features exist which will help with some minor annoyances.

I'll submit a request. We're working on a major revision to our KB that should be coming online relatively soon, including a new path for feedback (though we're still figuring out exactly what that path looks like). We'll also take an opportunity to "open house" the new KB shortly after release, doing an all-hands-on-deck push with the community to ensure we haven't missed anything. At any rate, I've flagged this.

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Yes, I just stumbled across this and there is no way to get the view without the keyboard shortcut. It should definitely be added to the documentation and to the menu on the next update.

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