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Hye. I'm an evernote user, though not heavily, but i'm starting too... I've just started professional work as an advocate & solicitor and i find evernote is very helpful! but one thing i do note that as a lawyer, diary/planner is the most important tool that we all have to carry and remember to mark trial,hearing dates (court attendances), meetings, and ensure that dates are not overlapping with each other.

So it would be much more amazing if evernote could create applications for calendar, so that i can use it to enter my diaries and mark my dates..and it will be automatically updated in my office. Further, i can also create another evernote account for use of the whole firm, so whenever a lawyer from our firm marked its date, the secretary and every other lawyer in the firm can take note of it and ensure non-overlapping dates as evernote synchronizes itself everytime we update the account! imagine how awesome could that be????

I'm sure it's not only helpful for lawyers, but for other executives/professionals as well, am I right??

This is only my suggestions but I do wish it came true! Thanks!

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Hi and welcome to the Forums. Thanks for the suggestion, which has been raised before. Evernote developers read this user forum, so your feature request will be noted, but Evernote has indicated before that it doesn't want to become just another task manager, and the open API means that third party developers can build on Evernote's basic structure to add features. Meshin Calendar forinstance (see Evernote's Trunk) will synchronise Google calendars and mobile devices, and it's possible to sync Google and Outlook calendars via a Google feature.

If you're looking at Evernote for business use, have a look at Evernote Business which has additional features including 'libraries' which I can imagine would be very useful to a legal practice.

Always beware though that all Evernote clients (mobiles, desktops etc) update to a central server periodically - every 30 minutes or so - and download any new information for the local client. If someone else makes a change to a date, or changes a note, you may not see the effect until they have uploaded, and you have downloaded the information. It's not 'real time' communication, which in some applications can be a problem. Just bear it in mind for yours!

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I don't know what it will look like but there is something in the works. Personally, I'd be happy with just a Due Date field. That would help the 3rd party developers immensely.

At LeWeb last month, Phil Libin (CEO of Evernote) said: "We're working on it. It's coming soon, I think. I think, soon next year in the early part of next year. <snip> So that's coming in the first half of next year."

He said they were planning to make the "To Do / Calendar Integration / Reminder" feature as a separate app, but they decided to incorporate it in Evernote as a core feature.

Even though the Evernote people laugh at my current solution, I have found changing the Created Date to the actual Task Date to be effective.

So for the legal eagles, the individual notes with deadlines for stuff like Disclosures, Motions to Amend, Expert Witnesses, Rebuttal Reports, Non-dispositive Motions, Discovery, and Trial dates can be tracked in Evernote.

After waiting 3 years, here is my opinion:

http://www.evernote....c248d15163f24f4

Search Code 47ER92

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I am really looking forward to an evernote business calendar integration as well. This is the key feature that is preventing my colleagues to go with evernote business. We need a way to make weekly agenda list for our meetings and set a date and forget.

Google docs and google calendars is great and all but, 1 app that just works, is beautiful. Not all my colleagues are tech savy so 1 app that works is a dream come true.

Please make it happen guys.

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Probably not a solution to the posts above but may be of use to others reading; I enter the date I want to diary as ##01/01/2013## at the appropriate place in the note and then I have a saved search called "diary" which is - "##01/01/2013##" (including the speech marks) - I then just change to the date I want to search on.

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It's an option - I just use "20130101" (without the quotes) in titles or the body of notes.

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I started using this sort of system after I converted from InfoSelect in late 2011, but found it did not really work (unless you have entires most days of a year). In InfoSelect we put a ticker #m/d/y (or whatever date format), and the note will pop up and beep on that date. In EN I used x followd by a date. However, I had to remember doing the manual search every day, and may be more than once in a busy day (for not remember whether I did the search or not), for the system to work. Since I do not have entries many of the days, I ended up not searching every day. The actualy utility of this system is so low I decided to give up because I cannot reliably depend on it. For example, in InfoSelect I can, without worries, put in warnings one month before the expiration of my Driver's license (every four years) and passport (every 10 years - I have used InfoSelect for more two decades). I would not dare to depend on the present EN to do this.

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There are an unlimited number of calendar-based apps out there for both desktop and mobile OS's,  which handle single- or multiple-agent (team) task management.  Although I think Evernote is an ace app,  this is one thing at which it is pretty hopeless without IMHO impractical levels of user pro-action.  I use Wunderlist (from Wunderkinder - wunder where they got that name?) which will pop up a reminder in n months' time if I wish - and I can bury Evernote URLs in my notes if there's background to which I want to refer,  or 'share' to an Evernote note if I want to start a new record.

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We do provide an integration between Evernote and Google Calendar. It allows you to create Google Calendar events directly from Evernote (web or mobile) in natural language. 

 

Coming back to the use cases described here, each time you want to plan a task/meeting,  the note title would look something like "Call with client A tomorrow from 10:30am to 12am" and the event would be automatically created in your Google Calendar.

 

 

Same principle applies to keep track of delivered tasks "Sent invoice to Client B today at 4pm".

 

 

For enhanced control, you could even create a specific notebook ("Meetings") in Evernote and an "Evernote" Calendar in Google Calendar. 

 

We rely on Google Calendar "Quick Add" semantical capabilities, described here 

http://support.google.com/calendar/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=36604

 

The integration is a snap to setup, no technical skills required. You can try it for free during 14 days

https://cloudwork.com/integrations/evernote/google-calendar

 

More Evernote integrations: 

https://cloudwork.com/apps/evernote

 

I'm happy to hear your feedback

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Normally I'd argue that users should look around for the app that most closely fits their need,  make adjustments in their processes to make the best of that app's features,  and get on with life as best they can.  People who winge about "I don't use that feature" or "why aren't these fields bigger / higher / a prettier colour*" are just (IMHO) wasting time - this is life;  it's imperfect;  deal with it.

 

However.  I'm unreasonably obsessed with getting information into my to-do list(s) and diary as efficiently and with as little effort as possible - so I can actually use all that saved time actually completing the tasks that I've scheduled.  And it seems amazing to me that every to-do developer comes up with their own individual method for doing this - usually with its own specialised* names for different aspects of the same process.  I really must sit down and define what I think is a perfect process at some stage,  and get a developer to produce the software for me!

 

Sorry - that wasn't so much off-topic as just a brief comic (well I tried) interlude..

 

 

 

 

* I'm in the UK and we spell stuff differently..

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* I'm in the UK and we spell stuff differently..

You mean correctly :)

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I understand the reticence to going down the calendar/tasklist path. Evernote is really perfect the way it is, and that is really a rabbit hole if you feel that you're headed somewhere else.

 

HOWEVER, it would be really cool and still within Evernote's primary domain if we could have 2 things:

 

1) A new type of tag, a 'datetime' tag, that we could create and name however many we want (due date, event date, birthday)

2) A new type of view, 'calendar view' that shows subjects on a calendar filter with however many datetime tags are filtered. Four view styles: daily, weekly, monthly yearly.

 

Even with no other integration or functionality, I'll bet a lot of people would find these really useful. 

 

In fact, even just one of these would be super useful on it's own in my daily EN tag searches. 

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There's another thread knocking around somewhere that documents a statement from Phil Libin (he's the Herdmaster around here) to the effect that Evernote will be introducing a calendar / planning / to-do implementation "in the first half of 2013".  Evernote generally don't go in for trailing upcoming attractions,  but there's no-one to tell Phil off,  so he seems to get away with it.  So.  This is In Hand.  Apparently...

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1) A new type of tag, a 'datetime' tag, that we could create and name however many we want (due date, event date, birthday)

It would definitely need to be a new type of tag, so much so that it wouldn't really be a tag, which is pretty much stateless except for its name. I think it's far more likely that you'll just see a new datetime attribute (which I believe is what gazumped is referring to)

 

2) A new type of view, 'calendar view' that shows subjects on a calendar filter with however many datetime tags are filtered. Four view styles: daily, weekly, monthly yearly.

There's a third-party product named TuskTools that provides calendaring functionality. Might suit your needs. Check out http://www.moreproductivenow.com/evernote.html

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My beautiful, articulate, thoughtful post just got eaten. ARGHHH!

 

Reader's Digest Condensed Version... please, please, please consider the elegant, simple and flawlessly functional Palm OS Calendar/To Do interface when designing your new features. I have been in such deep, dark mourning since its demise. Evernote is my best hope for restoring my will to live. You've already put some of the color back in my cheeks with your fabulous program. Tie in smart, stable calendar with tasks anchored to their respective days that can also be easily categorized and sorted in a master list and I will for sure break out in joyful, lilting song. Thank you for all of your inspired work thus far. You've truly enhanced the way I work and given me confidence about having all my stuff in one easy, accessible place. :) :) :)

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1) A new type of tag, a 'datetime' tag, that we could create and name however many we want (due date, event date, birthday)

It would definitely need to be a new type of tag, so much so that it wouldn't really be a tag, which is pretty much stateless except for its name. I think it's far more likely that you'll just see a new datetime attribute (which I believe is what gazumped is referring to)

 

>2) A new type of view, 'calendar view' that shows subjects on a calendar filter with however many datetime tags are filtered. Four view styles: daily, weekly, monthly yearly.

There's a third-party product named TuskTools that provides calendaring functionality. Might suit your needs. Check out http://www.moreproductivenow.com/evernote.html

 

Tusk Tools Calendar looks awesome, thanks for sharing this, I am downloading it now to give it a try!

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Hello All.

 

Evernote is a great product. The main reason I LOVE EVERNOTE is because it is proficient at maintaining my notes and information flawlessly, instantaneously on all formats (web, Android, iPad). While I do like all my tech toys, I am not a tech professional. Evernote works on them all without fail. All the time, my information is ALWAYS at my fingertips. So, I am a multi platform user that finds nothing more annoying than to have to dither with aps that don't want to play together (most likely because of licensing conflicts etc).  THIS is precisely what annoys me about calendars. I have yet to find one calendar that will work on all 3 devices. While Google's calendar isn't horrible, it doesn't play well with Apple (no big surprise). So no matter how you slice it you now have to maintain at least two calendars. You have to maintain them because they do not consistently sync or configure the same and then when they do decide to work the entries are on the calendar twice. Annoying I say!

 

TuskTools is cool and all, but you still have to maintain a series of "cheats" because to enter a basic event or appointment, you need to create a note. TuskTools doesn't easily sync with Google and from what I can see only manually which is a drawback. So that is a turn-off for this user because it requires too much operator maintenance for my liking. As a non-techy-tech user, "I just want the S*#t to work".  :rolleyes:

 

While I can not say I have checked every square inch of the internet for what I have described as a desired calendar, I do feel I have experimented with most of the more popular ones or ones with great to good reviews. Which brings me back to Evernote. I love how easy it is to use from anywhere!  I believe the frustration I described above is a mutual one. I believe this shared frustration is the reason so many people ask Evernote to produce a calendar.  For Evernote to not be interested in creating a super-simple, even bare-boned, calendar suggests to me that there is a bigger evil force at work here keeping Evernote from doing so. (She shakes her fist at Microsoft, Google and Apple and steps down from the soapbox.)

 

Thank you for reading and (Evernote) your consideration.

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Hi Pattio,

 

Just a couple of notes re. TuskTools Calendar...

 

The Google Calendar sync is automatic, no manual processes involved.  (The sync runs every 5 minutes.)

 

 

to enter a basic event or appointment, you need to create a note

 

Since the only unit of "data" in Evernote is a note, how would you envision an Evernote-based appointment working without an appointment being a note?

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Hi again:

No disrespect to your efforts for trying to solve the problem. I have tried TuskTools on two computers and it doesn't sync with Google calendar. Additionally, I even searched blogs for solving the problem which led me to one with a series of solutions were provided to resolve (which did not work on either machine). This being said, brings me back to the main point of my original post... I don't want to have to dither with my device(s) just to get it to work. I just want it to work. I would have zero problem paying for TuskTools or any calendar for that matter if it worked as well and reliably as Evernote. I would gladly pay for Evernote if it included a seamless, cross platform calendar. Gladly. Dare I say gleefully.

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* I'm in the UK and we spell stuff differently..

You mean correctly :)

You mean purposefully wrong to confound Americans. This is also seen in pronunciation...

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Have you tried Iqtell?  It is great, brings all your calendars, email accounts, Evernote, etc. into one place.

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Hi Pattio,

 

No disrespect taken!  Sorry if my reply implied any.

 

If you'd like to work on getting TuskTools Calendar to sync with your Google Calendar, please feel free to send in a support request; happy to work on it with you.

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Here's what I would love to see for the due date feature: an option to specify an 'action' to take when a note's Due Date is reached.  One possible action would obviously be some sort of notification or 'alert'.  However, I would love to see another possibility: to automatically change the note's notebook and/or tags.

 

The great thing about this is that many EN users have already worked out some kind of 'system' for time-tracking, generally integrating with an external calendar (either automatically or manually).  By allowing user-configurable changes to notebook and/or tags when the due-date is reached, these users would be able to keep their existing EN workflows, while bringing everything within Evernote.  I'm sure there would be plenty of other cool uses for the ability too.  And it seems in keeping with the Evernote way of providing a powerful tool then letting the users decide exactly what to do with it.
 

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If you have iOS then ERA does a nice job of bringing forward notes - based on location or (more related to the OP's point) date.

 

But it's iOS only and not integrated.

 

But it might help in a pinch.

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