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Feature request: Table functions in iOS

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Hope to be able to create & edit table in iPad or even iPhone like what I can do in Mac. 

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3 hours ago, hawkstr said:

Lots of people have been asking for Tables in Evernote. What you can do now is completely useless.

The Evernote Windows/Mac platforms are full feature products; including support for Tables.
The other platforms have always been supplemental.  Table support in IOS is weak

To indicate your support for this request, please use the voting buttons at the top left corner of the discussion.

>>If any of you know about a better program, please post it.

I use Word/Pages, with the document stored as a note attachment.
Evernote works well with Office/iWorks documents.

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2 hours ago, hawkstr said:

Doesn't look like Evernote developers care much about customer requests. Lots of people have been asking for Tables in Evernote. What you can do now is completely useless. You can only get a narrow line on your iPhone which is not usable. 

I know its time to switch my account to another app if Evernote do not fix this problem fast enough. How dumb can your developers be that they can not find a solution for it. You don't have to invent anything new here. Don't start a company and expect your users to figure of ways to fix technical issues on their own within a forum. It your developers can't find a solution, hire people that can solve this issue or just go away. Otherwise, your company will disappear as soon as a better app shows up in the market. I know I will switch as soon as I can find one or may be just start up my own company.

If any of you know about a better program, please post it. I am tired of companies taking your money and not providing the most basics of services. Most engineers now a days don't want to be bothered by customer request or any problem solving. Its nice to stare at the computer for few hours a day and collect paycheck at the end of the month.

Not the prettiest thing in the world, but you can add a table using IOS EN.  Go to Advanced Editing in Settings to enable.  Any editing or changing of significance does have to happen on a desktop.

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+1

 

I use tables a lot and even if I need to add a row or any other simple edit I have to go to the Mac to do it. Since my iPad is always at hand this is tedious at best and definitely annoying.

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if you can sync across all platforms and work on all devices in Evernote, than Evernote on each platform should have the same functionality.  Not being able to create tables in Evernote on my iPad is really annoying. Thank you

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I also have the same problem. I try to use more the iPad as a laptop replacement in osme circumstances so not being sble to add rows to a table is quite disappointing

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With the templates functionality it seems very odd to open the computer just because I need few more rows Ina template.

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+1 For as long as Evernote has been a product, it is still woefully lacking in basic note editing features:

  • Table creation, editing and formatting are a pain on the desktop client and are impossible on mobile devices.
  • Easy to use styles and "saved formatting" would be huge.
  • Drag-and-drop content placement would enable a fluid more natural note-taking canvas.
  • Enabling active and dynamic mixing of content:  text, annotation, sketches, tables and photos.  (Today, if you want to annotate, you have to "switch modes" and you lose the ability to edit the text or replace the other content.)
  • The UI is still very cumbersome as compared to apps like OneNote and Notability.

 Tables are an essential.  Failure to get this right and not really making much progress on the above, causes me to think it is time to look at switching to another note taking app.

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@cmlccie I agree with most of your points. Tables are important and should be better implemented. They look as an old fashion HTML table, while it should be something closer to a spreadsheet or something like that. Styles would also be useful, but we must not forget that the purpose of this app is not to be a word processor replacement.

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The original point was the request to allow ANY editing of tables on iOS. The inability to add or remove columns or rows is a glaring omission.

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All of the +1s, please be sure to vote up this idea using the buttons at the top of the page. 

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I agree with all the above. There is hardly anything more basic note taking than creating a quick table! This needs to be addressed in IOS urgently.

 

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gosh, still no news from evernote about adding this function to iOS evernote. With the iPad pro coming out, I think I will never be able to survive by using evernote anymore. Time change...

Anyone has any good app (with ability to add/modify table in iOS) to recommend? My current plan is to intergrate dropbox with excel/word, I realize their iOS intergration & interface to switch btw app on the go is much much more better compare to evernote with excel/word in iOS.... You guys should try it out!

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1 hour ago, OLK said:

Anyone has any good app (with ability to add/modify table in iOS) to recommend? My current plan is to intergrate dropbox with excel/word, I realize their iOS intergration & interface to switch btw app on the go is much much more better compare to evernote with excel/word in iOS.... You guys should try it out!

You are so right - there are many apps out there that handle table features better than Evernote
Also other features, 
If that is of such a high importance to you, you should switch apps
For myself, I'm staying with Evernote; I value the input options, multi-platform sync, organization features

One way I handle table functions in IOS is to have templates set up.
By copy/pasting I can create a table or add a row.
Another alternative is to switch to the other app for the extended feature set, then store the output in Evernote

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I just upgraded to the iPad Pro and really want to make this my laptop. It would be awesome if they could make a version for the Pro that is more like the desktop version, that would be awesome!

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On 6 April 2016 at 2:33 AM, ctoohey32 said:

I just upgraded to the iPad Pro and really want to make this my laptop. It would be awesome if they could make a version for the Pro that is more like the desktop version, that would be awesome!

Same here, I started to get frustrated that Evernote not catching up with these fundamental features as a note application. Seriously considering going to OneNote now!

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Can anyone from Evernote acknowledge if there are plans for iPad Pro improvements? If there isn't, it will allow me to start my switch to OneNote. Thanks!

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Totally agree.. Especially with the sentiment that it's a cross platform tool, majority of the same functionality should be universal and it isn't.

 

I too want to make my iPad Pro my main device.. Come on Evernote, let's finish what you started

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This function is really necessary... can't imagine only iOS version doesn't support creating tables while PC/Mac Versions can.... I use this a lot and please add it...

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I am disappointed to find that I cannot create or edit a table on my ipad - I thought that was pretty basic.....  I actually finally decided to get the premium version so that I could better use the tool, but... disappointment.  Evernote - please make it so tables can be created and edited on ipad!! 

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+1 It's ridiculous that we can't add or edit tables on our iPads. I have an iPad Pro and use it almost non-stop. Anytime I need to add or edit a table I have to make a note to edit later or go and get my laptop out. This negates the need for Evernote. I'm on a business plan and have our 6 staff on it too. Unbelievable that there's so little functionality on a Business plan that we pay good money for. We have many tables since we teach dog training classes and it's so very frustrating to be unable to add or edit tables. Almost wish I'd gone with OneNote now.

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On 2016-12-24 at 6:25 PM, Danielle Shelbourne said:

Almost wish I'd gone with OneNote now.

Does OneNote allow table creation in IOS?
I was under the impression it was a limitation of the operating environment - Apple hasn't released the feature for use by apps
Sure, Evernote could implement their own code for this and other things (Mouse support) but generally they make use of the operating system resources

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I actually have switched to OneNote for "notes" where I want to lay out ideas including tables which I use a lot. But Evernote is still very busy for me as I use it for recording paperwork using my Scansnap scanner. Evernote is much better than OneNote for tagging and organizing records. For me the combination of tools does the job.

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On 1/19/2016 at 6:50 AM, cripoll said:

@cmlccie I agree with most of your points. Tables are important and should be better implemented. They look as an old fashion HTML table, while it should be something closer to a spreadsheet or something like that. Styles would also be useful, but we must not forget that the purpose of this app is not to be a word processor replacement.

I second to this.

 

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OneNote is friendly with tables. You can drags it and adjust accordingly. EverNote may lack the staffs to get the extra features that we want.

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with the addition of table creating/editing function in the apple's basic rudimentary "Notes" app in iOS 11 for iPhone & iPad, it will really be a big shame if Evernote still can't make this function available in their iOS app... 

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I am now seeing latest updates to the Table Function of Evernote with version 6.12 on my Macbook

Not the best, but any progress definitely is something! Kudos to EN Team!

I hope that these changes are also applied across all devices.

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Another person here agreeing this PITA.  I don't use tables a lot but I'm downstairs on my iPad Pro and making obscene noises that I can't add a row and will have to go upstairs to my computer just to add this row.

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While I like Evernote, on a general note, its disappointing that editing features are missing on the IOS side of the product that the desktop has.

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Yes please sort this out as it seems to be a significant omission and one that is causing me difficulty in the field.

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Doesn't look like Evernote developers care much about customer requests. Lots of people have been asking for Tables in Evernote. What you can do now is completely useless. You can only get a narrow line on your iPhone which is not usable. 

I know its time to switch my account to another app if Evernote do not fix this problem fast enough. How dumb can your developers be that they can not find a solution for it. You don't have to invent anything new here. Don't start a company and expect your users to figure of ways to fix technical issues on their own within a forum. It your developers can't find a solution, hire people that can solve this issue or just go away. Otherwise, your company will disappear as soon as a better app shows up in the market. I know I will switch as soon as I can find one or may be just start up my own company.

If any of you know about a better program, please post it. I am tired of companies taking your money and not providing the most basics of services. Most engineers now a days don't want to be bothered by customer request or any problem solving. Its nice to stare at the computer for few hours a day and collect paycheck at the end of the month.

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Thanks for your help. I will work with it for now. I will I could resize the columns though. 

Thank you!

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30 minutes ago, hawkstr said:

Thanks for your help. I will work with it for now. I will I could resize the columns though. 

Thank you!

You are welcome.  Agree, some table editing options on IOS would be an improvement.

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DEVONthink supports this functionality, so I’ve moved on. 

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yes, adding a row on iPhone would be cool. In the iPad I just use zhe Tab key - but there is no on iPhone keyboard :-(

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On 3/9/2019 at 8:12 PM, stocky2605 said:

maybe some updates coming soon??

8.19 - and the "preview" of possible 'edit the table' capabilities are gone 🙂

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