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mac OSX Mail plugin

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Hi Evernote!

 

I am a premium user that is using OSX as operating system. The last 3 years the exchange support in OSX Mail is usable and heavily used at least in the nordic countries. It is about time that you invest in a plugin that lets us in a easy and supported way insert mails into Evernote.

 

I have tested all suggested methods here in the forum and none is as effective and stabile as the plugin to windows version outlook.

 

It is NOT a solution that is worth Evernote's brand and reputation to email a email that you already have on the computer.

What we need is:

 

A plugin with a short command

Select multiple emails

Possibility to tag (the tags that i am using in Evernote)

Choose notebook

Possibility to make a action to the email when you are moving it to Evernote (move the email to a Evernote folder)

 

Please this as a priority!

 

Thanks in advance

 

Marcus Bengtsson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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You can add me to the list of folks who would like this as well.

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+1 

I love using Evernote but the fact there is no official plugin to support creation of notes directly from Mail application is a real surprise and actually pain. I understand that Outlook's user base is much larger than Mail that's why Outlook plugin was created first. However I cannot understand how, after so many years, Mail plugin still has not been released. 

 

Similarly to millions of Mac users I love Mail app's simplicity and not planning to switch to bloated Outlook. Evernote team please provide us with plugin :)

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Wow that would be great

 

+1 or actually +2 since I have two premium accounts...

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+1 The option to add a reminder as well would be ideal.

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+1 here - very irritating that no MAC OS X Mail plugin is provided by evernote ;(

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Hi Evernote and all users in this thread.

 

I wants to add some ideas regarding the mail integration.

 

First i want to say that the possibility to mail to Evernote is great but it has two major drawbacks.

 

1. It is not working when you are offline.

2. You can tag but only in a very simple way in the subject line. This is very cumbersome if you are spelling your tags different (gives you many tags that means the same thing). The way you have solved this in the web clipper is perfect. (a side note, i am using clipper to add documents and it would be perfect if you could add the same tagging functionality to clipper). I am using Evernote to save important mails that is containing information that i will need in the future - today i need to mail the email to Evernote and then start Evernote and do the tagging. Please make this workflow easier.

 

I have a working solution with Alfred and workflow script that easily moves email to Evernote without emailing them - it has problems with format (swedish characters and HTML).

Powerbot - is interesting but it is strongly connected to Gmail - i am asking for a more generic solution

Postbox - agreat application but it does not support native exchange connection - the solution should be a more generic design independent of the mail service.

 

Suggestion: cant you make clipper more generic meaning making it the portal between the computer and Evernote?

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Yes he made it work but it does not work very well - i am a swedish user meaning i sometimes recives emails with swedish characters. This emails does not get properly encoded (some times) unreadable

 

This is a clip from the veritrope site regarding the downside.

 

The script isn’t great at dealing with HTML-encoded emails encoded in non-English character sets. I’m looking for ways to improve this but, if you’re one of the people affected, you can use the switch at the beginning of the script to turn off HTML support and process everything as plaintext.

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There is no official plug-in API for Apple's Mail application.  Any integration would have to be via means of unsupported APIs; I could see this being an issue for an application that was sold or offered via the Mac App Store.

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+1 - non-premium user (not just because of this - but it's pretty darn big as it totally changes the ease of workflow)

 

And I'm not a fan of the unsupported API excuse. The GPGTools developers have dealt with this hassle. I think Evernote is a great product and I understand the concern of turning out a product that is difficult to support. But I don't think you need to be open source developers to take this risk for the benefit of the users. 

 

Be honest - Beta tag the heck out of it - and I'd understand that when Mavericks comes out - it's probably going to bust the plugin for awhile. (not that you couldn't get a developer preview release and verify compatibility ahead of time). 

 

It's doable. Veritrope got pretty close - but the OP's list of requirements is dead on the money. 

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