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Can we please have separate sorting preferences per notebook?

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I have dozens of notebooks, some of which contain notes that need to be sorted by date created, others that need to be sorted by date updated, and others that need to be sorted alphabetically. But as far as I can tell, Evernote is "one sort fits all." There's only one sort setting. As a result, I'm constantly digging into the nested menus to change the sort order, as I switch from notebook to notebook. I do this many times a day.

 

Why can't each notebook have its own sort setting?

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As to 'why' - Evernote doesn't really seem to envisage notebooks as anything more than a special type of 'tag' - a container to hold a batch of notes so you can do more specialised searches.  The idea that different batches of notes might need different sorting methods for a static display presumably didn't occur to them. 

 

I'll agree that I have one specific notebook where the 'created date' of my notes has been changed to the upcoming event date (in 2016) of a series of events,  and the intent is to share this notebook with a ToC created with the notes sorted by ascending created date as a diary for the year.  However my All Notes list is sorted the opposite way so I get the most recent notes at the top of my list.  I was thinking about setting up a Phrase Express hot key to change to the notebook view and resort the notes - and maybe also generate a ToC note - all with one keypress combination.

 

I don't think Phrase Express is Mac-friendly,  but Lifehacker has a few Mac suggestions - http://lifehacker.com/5843903/the-best-text-expansion-app-for-mac

 

Other than that any searches I need to do by notebook are "notebook:<mynotesbook> intitle:<keyword/ date>" so IMO there's not a pressing need for a separate preference for each notebook - others may disagree...

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I have dozens of notebooks, some of which contain notes that need to be sorted by date created, others that need to be sorted by date updated, and others that need to be sorted alphabetically. But as far as I can tell, Evernote is "one sort fits all." There's only one sort setting. As a result, I'm constantly digging into the nested menus to change the sort order, as I switch from notebook to notebook. I do this many times a day.

 

Why can't each notebook have its own sort setting?

 

I don't think anyone outside of Evernote has a clue as to their design decisions.

 

Notebooks are clearly NOT like Tags.  A Note can belong to one, and only one, Notebook.  Whereas a Note may have multiple Tags.

If NBs were like tags, then we wouldn't need NBs.  LOL

 

IAC, lots of users have requested to have a sort order set for each Notebook.  It makes perfect sense to me.

But so far, Evernote has chosen to not provide this.

 

Since you are using a Mac, Keyboard Maestro provides a way to easily set the Evernote sort order, and assign it to a shortcut key.

I've used KM for well over a year now, and love it -- it has really helped automate and simplify my workflows, not just for Evernote, but every app I use on the Mac.  As you might guess, I highly recommend KM.  You can use the full-featured trial version for free for 30 days.

 

You can also set keyboard shortcuts for Evernote using the Mac OS X Preferences > Keyboard panel.

For details, see OS X Yosemite: Create keyboard shortcuts for apps 

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On December 4, 2015 at 1:30 PM, soundsgoodtome said:

Why can't each notebook have its own sort setting?

 

4 minutes ago, alwayzambitious said:

Great suggestion

I understand this has been implemented in EN Windows, so I'm confident it will get to the EN Mac someday

If you're interested, I have a workaround using Applescript; documented here

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Any update on this matter? Now it's 2018 and still you can't (on a Mac) set a separate sorting preferences per notebook!? 

 

Evernote, please fix this glitch! 

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