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Since some people using non alpha number characters in their tag names in place them in a suedo order.

 

It would immensely helpful if while searching for tags that you can put part of

a word that doesn't include the first character ***** 

and have the name still come up. instead of having to spell it from the beginning correct... 

If I have a tag named ".Today" then I could spell "today" and it would bring up in the list

 

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Allow the user to select a task and make it  not count toward the number on notes the tag has. Brilliant!!!

For example i have a task list where i have recurring stuff and inspirational quotes in my task list for inspiration
uAnd the number of tasks ( a note basically ) be higher than it really is. Polish.    
 
These items that would greatly improve the experience, and they arent that huge as opposed to adding a whole part to the s 
Let me know the correct forum to place these in.
 Thank inadvace!

 

 

Suggestion 1 -> +1  Agreed- makes sense... Obviously if typed correctly from beginning rank order of suggestions could pop up first... However nice to have "in Word" suggestions also

 

Suggestion 2 -> I dont understand. care to explain to me a bit more? I get a general idea of what you mean.. But I may be assuming incorrectly.

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I upgraded to Yosemite and Evernote 6.0.5 and now I want to cry my eyes out every time I see that dang beach ball.  Note that I want to cry because I depend on Evernote for so much at work and in my personal life, so I really feel the pain of its current sub-optimal performance.

 

As a Product Manager myself, my mantra is never point out a problem without at least attempting to suggest a solution.  So here goes.  Apologies in advance if what I'm about to suggest makes no sense at all.  I have a technical background, but I'm speaking about something I don't have direct experience with.

 

If re-indexing causes performance problems upon fresh install or upgrade, why not bootstrap the index ahead of time?  A given user's data is not just stored locally - it's stored on the Evernote servers (and powers the online client experience).  Unless the index itself is OS or machine-specific, couldn't you create the index ahead of time and then download the index upon native client install or upgrade?

 

Some other thoughts:

  • I realize the online experience might rely on giant tables filled with everyone's notes (and thus a giant index that can't be used as a bootstrap index).  Still - all of the user's content is online, and a bootstrap index in theory could be created.
  • I'd imagine creating bootstrapped indexes on Evernote servers is much faster than having each client do it.  It can run on separate server instances, overnight, etc.
  • Cost might be an issue - I get it is cheaper to have a distributed set of client computers each calculate their respective note index vs. centralizing it within Evernote and running it on Evernote-funded servers.  But in the name of a great customer experience, you could prioritize which indexes you bootstrap (e.g. perhaps only users with X amount of notes or more, and/or users who log in frequently enough and thus more likely to feel the pain of poor performance, etc.).  You could also treat this as a feature add for Premium users (i.e. Premium users get "priority indexing" or something like that).
  • Something even simpler - have an icon show whenever indexing is going on (maybe even allow users to pause indexing).  Right now, Evernote seems so dang slow.  If I at least knew it was because an indexing operation was running (whether or not I have control over it), just that knowledge helps me attribute a cause to my slow performance.

 

Well there you go.  Hope that helps!  Looking forward to 6.0.6 and the end of beach balls while making simple edits to my notes!

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Lykos I re-edited the post and made it more clear, let me know if it makes sense. If this isn't the right forum to post suggestions let me know which is.

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For example i use EN as todo list where i have recurring items and inspirational quotes in my todo list for inspiration

that i want to see but that arent really tasks so they shouldnt be counted.

I also like to look at my tags ( functioning as task categories ) and use the number count to see how many notes ( aka tasks) I have.

 

When I have inspiration quotes or recurring items in their it makes the number of notes  be higher than it really is.

Not sure if this would work for you, but perhaps tag the to-dos with do.t and the quotes with do.q. To see them mixed together, you'd use a saved search for tag:do.*, but for the count you'd look at the tag do.t.

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Man man.

 

Its frustrating, I am using the stickies app for simplicity and im frustrated that i cant sync notes yet.

 

Yes I am in the right forum..... Which brings me back to evernote.

Why wont I use evernote? i wish it could be simple like stickies app sometimes.

sometimes you dont want to see your tags and notebooks and you just want the app to be a note.

And sometimes you dont want to make a new entry for each thought, sometimes you may want

to add to the same one file.

 

and that leads me to my next brainstorm  :excl:  :excl:  :excl:  :excl:  :excl:

 

If the evernote team, combines presentation software/chat  ( two loosely related ) software programs into evernote.

 

Fine.

 

Then is it too much to ask for miniature mode of evernote that functions exactly like sticky.

 

Kind of like the way ITUNES has a miniature version of its player.

This is what I mean on improving the core purpose of the app.

 

If it sounds like im being sarcastic im not, im just being honest.

 

There are so many ways to literally take over the industry. 

 

Have a good one.

 

Dwayne

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Tried clicking on the evernote icon in your toolbar to quickly add a note?

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Metrodon,

 

I'm not looking to quickly add a note. I'm probably not being clear if thats all you got. 

 

I said a "miniature mode that functions exactly like the stickies app"  which is quite a bit more than that.

 

Attached is what it would look like, the ability for evernote to be reduced to just notes on the screen ( simplicity )

no access to note books and tags, just notes everywhere.

 

To me if evernote was going to have different programs chat / powerpoint alll in one.. it would have been cool if there was a stripped down version of itself.

 

To take the stickies market away from apple..

 

Thx

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Well you can double click on a note which will open it up in it's own window and you can have multiple notes open at the same time - is that what you are looking for?

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No, I posted that earlier. A miniature version of the app that looks exactly like the screenshot i posted.

 

What's being misunderstood is that I am not looking for an Evernote workaround to what stickies do.

I'm suggesting to EN build an app that functions and looks exactly like stickies.

Because, once you add the ability to sync..... Even more people would come over to Evernote from Stickies.

 

Sync would be the clear differentiator.

 

BTW regarding your suggestion above when you add a note via toolbar it opens evernote but i just want to stay in whatever i'm doing.

 

Anyway my rationale for Evernote to create this because they added major functionality with the presentation and work chat functions.

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What's the difference between a new blank sticky note and a new blank Evernote in its own window?

Where's the value in supporting multiple apps? Unless there is a big change in functionality then it just seems like this would add development, back office and support overhead.

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I'm not sure just how big the demand is for Stickies, but for those that like to use them, one easy workaround is to paste a link to the EN Note of interest in the Sticky Note.  I just tried it and it works well.  There is an AppleScript available that will create a HTML style link with the Title of the EN Note with a link to the local EN Note.

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