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Hi, I use Evernote for Windows, iPad and iPhone. Manly in the latter, since it's the one I use on the move. But I prefer using the Windows version due to its power and flexibility.
 
Evernote has replaced the need for specific shop-groceries-list and ToDo-list apps, specially because of the possibility to create a list with checkboxes. This, however, has an issue: when pushing the groceries cart while holding the phone on the other hand, hitting the checkboxes with the thumb is a real challenge. It also triggers the edit mode, bringing up the on-screen keyboard and narrowing down the view of the list vertically. 
 
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But not only for shoplists, in modern life we have a lot of tasks. This is where the could be an improvement: a item-swipable ordered list, just like the favorite iPhone contacts on edit mode, or the songs in the music app in edit mode: if we tap and hold the three-horizontal-lines symbol in the right, then swipe up and down, we can reorder the favourites list. The same with the music app. 
In other apps that take advantage of swiping list items, such as Task and Mailbox, there are a handful of gestures to handle those items, besides the swiping up and down, like swiping right to complete, swiping left to archive, long-swiping left to delete, and so on. This is time saving!
 
We couldn't we have something very similar in Evernote? I mean, we create a "note with tasklist", or "insert tasklist into a note". 
 
This would be also good for tracking other kinds of lists, such as forum posts:
 
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As you can see, there is an ordinary two-column table with dates and links to forum posts. There could be a smarter way to manage that list, the ability to bring items up and down the rows, or sort by date. I think both ideas are connected!
 
What do you think, developers? :D

 

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We couldn't we have something very similar in Evernote? I mean, we create a "note with tasklist", or "insert tasklist into a note"

You could, if Evernote ever decides that they want to be a to-do list application. There's some evidence that that's not their primary interest, though.

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You could, if Evernote ever decides that they want to be a to-do list application. There's some evidence that that's not their primary interest, though.

 

That's not the point. They certainly don't want to "become" a todo list application, they already are, among all other things. "Remember everything" is the slogan. That includes to-do-lists. Also, to-do-lists are embraced by the idea of "everything". Since I believe the Evernote team is into productivity, time to accomplish and reduction of taps/clicks per action, then I believe this would come handy.

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You could, if Evernote ever decides that they want to be a to-do list application. There's some evidence that that's not their primary interest, though.

 

That's not the point. They certainly don't want to "become" a todo list application, they already are, among all other things. "Remember everything" is the slogan. That includes to-do-lists. Also, to-do-lists are embraced by the idea of "everything". Since I believe the Evernote team is into productivity, time to accomplish and reduction of taps/clicks per action, then I believe this would come handy.

I understand the point; I think you may have missed mine. There is a long list of handy features, including yours, that Evernote could add that would increase productivity for some segment of their user base. To implement them all would likely take a lot of time and resources, more than they have available. So they need to choose. And if they were to choose to focus on being a serious to-do list application (i.e., competition for the Toodoists, ToodleDos, Remember The Milks, etc. of the world, as opposed to the casual, notes-with-todo-support they have now), then they might choose to implement ideas like yours over other ideas. They appear to have chosen other priorities instead.
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To implement them all would likely take a lot of time and resources, more than they have available. So they need to choose

Now I understand.

 

They appear to have chosen other priorities instead.

 

Like what? I've just checked the Evernote blog, but there are more general posts, among other products too, so it doesn't seem to be your 'what's keeping us busy' source. I'd love to know what are they working on currently! :)

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Like what? I've just checked the Evernote blog, but there are more general posts, among other products too, so it doesn't seem to be your 'what's keeping us busy' source. I'd love to know what are they working on currently! :)

EN does not publish their roadmap.  But if you follow the evolution of EN, it's clear they are working hard & expanding in other areas & not simply wanting to be yet another to do list app.  IE, Mac, Windows & iOS apps have all had major updates recently.  Skitch, Penultimate, Hello & Food integration.  I fail to see why you think you can determine they are not busy by simply looking at blog & forum posts.  That's kind of like trying to determine if my tires need air by sitting in my car & looking at how high (or low) I am sitting.

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I'm sorry if I made you understand I said "Evernote team is not busy". On the contrary. The "what's been keeping us busy" is a section some developers mantain, maybe with different names.

 

Ok, it's new to me that the Evernote team does not publish their roadmap. Still, the blog was supposed to be a channel (not THE channel) to keep the public on the loop. That's what blogs are for, right?

 

Don't misunderstand, I'm not making any demands, please!

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I'm sorry if I made you understand I said "Evernote team is not busy". On the contrary. The "what's been keeping us busy" is a section some developers mantain, maybe with different names.

 

Ok, it's new to me that the Evernote team does not publish their roadmap. Still, the blog was supposed to be a channel (not THE channel) to keep the public on the loop. That's what blogs are for, right?

 

Don't misunderstand, I'm not making any demands, please!

 

Of course the blog is to keep users in the loop.  But "the loop" is not what necessarily what they are working on.  (Although they may publish "sneak peeks" about something that may be launched soon.)  Instead, it's more about what's already available for people to use.

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Thanks for the clarification. :)

 

Edit: my suggestion still stands :D

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Thanks for the clarification. :)

 

Edit: my suggestion still stands :D

Yes, it's a fine suggestion. Thanks.

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