I use it for free, so I can't complain. I use it all the time, but just for text and notes. But, just noticed if I tab indent in my todo lists (checkboxes), the tabs are now different sizes?! Annoying. And, looking forward to the menubar icon preference coming back, so I can turn it off. Thanks!
So, digging the new refresh (Huzzah!) however how do you forget to add the search bar in the help menu? That's a pivotal (yet subtle) key feature in macOS. I use that search bar all the time when I can’t remember a keyboard shortcut. It’s the next best thing instead of having to drag your mouse and hunt for whatever menu command you’re looking for. * Fix keyboard commands. Even the universal keyboard command to bring up preferences does not work in Evernote. * Can’t wait for Evernote to bring back the Command J “spotlight” function back. * Dark mode looks amazing. * Only wished we could set the maximum size of the database /cache of Evernote instead of hoarding everything on our hard drives. This is especially so if you are on a small SSD. * Using “Account Info” in Evernote spits you into Safari…yeesh, what’s up with that? * We are pretty bare bones with this edition. Not bad. Just wasn’t expecting it. Well, at least Evernote’s dev team has a clean slate to work with. Glad to see they are re-writing the codebase to catch up with the times. Can’t wait to see what **innovations** you come up with next. A.I. to increase productivity perhaps??
Multiple functions present in Evernote 7.14 are GONE in Evernote 10, including integration with Mac Share menu, ability to make table of contents by choosing notes, evernote helper is gone, there are NO preferences available, no tabs, and I read that exporting notebooks for backup is no longer available (this last I have not confirmed). Sharing notes and notebooks in chat is unavailable as well, links are broken…. UGH! I downloaded legacy… which unfortunately no longer has a working Evernote Helper… Some of these issues may be addressed in future (evernote helper for version 10, and tabs are mentioned. Table of contents are suggested to be made in a four step process by making a tabbed list in 10. (more customizable, which is nice… but MORE WORK). Apple scripts are not working in version ten either…. DISAPPOINTING! I have been an evernote premium user for years…. my workflow was broken with version 10, and I don’t know how long legacy will keep functioning as it is unsupported!
I've been a premium user for 10 years and the latest release (Evernote 10) is the absolute worst. • Sync slow and many times will duplicate notes. I'm no longer comfortable trusting Evernote's sync function. • Removed the Share extension from Mac • Quick add feature (in Menu Bar) has completely changed. No more quickly adding text or dragging and dropping images, PDFs, etc. into that convenient little menu bar window. Now it just opens Evernote. What happened to Evernote? It use to be amazing and now it's as if they don't even care anymore. Hello, Notion...
I refer to Evernote 10 as a downgrade because that's what it is. Remember to make a backup of Evernote.app before installing this downgrade, because almost everyone will want to revert to Evernote 7.x (and then start planning for a migraition to another note app). Unlike most apps which improve with time, Evernote always gets worse. I'm not going to bother detailing what's wrong with Evernote 10. It's so bad that sticking with Evernote 7 is a no brainer, so it would be silly to compare the two.
This new update is literally half baked and not well thought out. Change for the sake of change. I literally can't move or change more than 50 records at a time? In 2020 with multicore processors, gobs of RAM and SSD and I can't grab a few thousand records and update META, are you F'n kidding me? This is the most embarssing failure in programming I've ever seen, especially when 50 records take almost a full minute to update a single tag! It's time to move to Zoho Notebook, I'm not paying for this garbage anymore.
Stay away from this version until Evernote figures out missing functionality and bugs. Switching to slow Electron from fast native app is a bad outcome for users.
Worse update I have ever seen. Features are broken! The spacing is too big. You can't click once on links in notes. The fonts are big and bulky. The CMD J is gone. No more tabs. The notes in list view are hard to read. It's all way worse. I'm extremely disapointed.
This update is all about Evernote wanting to reduce their internal complexity and number of supported products. With a single code-base, they can better manage future updates and feature adds. That part makes a lot of sense. I am a Paying (premium) customer. This change was presented as the Next Greatest thing, but this change has very little to do with serving the customer today. The downgrade to the new V10 of Evernote is a glaring statement about Evernotes loss of focus on their customers. While there is probably paint on a wall claiming customer is #1, this downgrade proclaims a different story. I cannot imagine ANY Evernote developer being a user of the Evernote MACOS product and being an advocate of this change at the same time. Let me say it differently. No USER of the previous version, who actively 'fully' utilizes Evernote as their single "getting things done" platform, would also be an advocate for this version as a replacement. This suggests to me that their developers a) don't use their own product, b) don't use the MACOS app version, or c) no-one listened to them when they proclaimed this unworthy for release. Backwards steps: 1. Tab functionality is no longer supported 2. Editing 'encrypted' note content is no longer supported (from 2 step to 5 step process). Previous? decrypt(pwd), add changes. New? permanently decrypt(pwd), make changes, Highlight all text, right click, re-encrypt. 3. Single click link to open page in window is no longer supported 4. To open a link requires 2 key strokes and opens a new window (no other options). Right click and 'slide down' to the open... option opens in this window... 5 Alternate open link process requires 3 clicks, (was 1 click). 6. If you click along the horizon of any link (ie, 4 inches to the right of the link, etc), the link displays blocking anything that might be under or to the right of it...this is not helpful and obscures other text. New unhelpful function or a bug? yuck. 7. The default presentation has almost no configuration, so you get what is given. ie, no "preference default setup" 8. Pinch and Pull note window sizing is no longer supported 9. Links in Tables now require a command double click to open a new window, or the same 3 step process to open the note in the same window. 10. given the 3 step process to open the link, it also presents 2 other options, unlink or edit, which are easy to click on accident. Oh, it isn't just 3 clicks, it is click, mouse over to the three elipses, click the elipses, select the option 'open' (don't hit edit or unlink)... The previous version was...wait for it...click the link anywhere on the link and a new page replaced this page. Alternately, right click and open the link in a new tab (no longer supported). 2 whole clicks for a new tab. 11. Tag at bottom? Tag at Top? Slight of hand? a no-value change. 12. checkbox? [x] verses a checklist [√] - I'm not sure i understand the motivation to have two nearly identical utilities. Except the checkbox does NOT auto-add another checkbox when newlines are add. I am loathe to admit anything positive as the new interface is more clunky and less efficient, by a substantial margin. But there are some things that have FINALLY been added, now that it is less efficient because of their other changes. 1. Now you have better control of basic formatting. yay. it is 2020. (You don't get 'cudos' for adding a feature that comes as basic with virtually all commercial applications since 1994). 2. you can finally change the "highlighter" color to colors other than just yellow. (no cudos - see above) 3. I can finally choose font size in one click, instead of 5, then manually type 16 because that is the one i like. so, yay. i can choose 16 from the note header. (no cudos) 4. checkbox individual and block move is not too bad 5. You can 'command = ' to increase the entire screen presentation size and inversely 'command -' to reduce the entire screen presentation size. I decidedly (and grudgingly) like this ok. 6. Like the previous version, you can reduce the sidebar 7. Like the previous version, you can max the note window and have the Note panel go away, for more note space. I am genuinely angry. In 2012 I knew I'd found the ONE APP that met all my needs for process & GTD management. Now that my process is well-honed and highly productive, Evernote has submitted a change that takes me backwards and adds many steps in my product usage. This is more time consuming, and more inefficient than the previous version. Oh, and I'm a Premium Customer. This is the FIRST time in 8 years I've entertained the need to evaluate competing products.
The core functionality is probably improved, but the features (shortcuts are a feature?!) have been so neutered as to make it unusable. Tried for 3 days, had to revert back to old version. Seriously unusable for anyone who actually uses evernote for productivity.