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sharing notebooks doesn't work...?

I'm trying to share a notebook with my free account and work and it just doesn't work. I tried to do it via the web client and the desktop client (windows) at home. Nada. I've been trying for a few days. 

Are there some tips about that or any news? what gives? I did it before with no issue... 
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ok figured it out. I have to add it through the email first for it to work, and the web client. I was sure I didn't have to do this for some reason. 
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It's Just too Big!

I'm a small guy and I have small hands. I have a problem every time I shop for pants, gloves, and buttoned shirts. Now I have to add cellphones to the list... 

"The result is palm gymnastics that are frankly ludicrous. I have fairly large hands but when using an umbrella, pulling a suitcase, carrying a shopping bag, or even holding a rail on the train the phone is virtually unusable. Swiftkey offers a shrunken keyboard, but it doesn’t fix the unreachable softkeys."

So I guess for now I'm hanging on to my Nexus 4... until I find a new android phone that doesn't break the bank and is just, well, normal in size. I have a Nexus 7, by the way, and it's mostly a redundant device that I think I will sell soon. 
5 weeks with the Nexus 6 and my doubts about the phone are growing.
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How do you use Evernote in your writing cycle?

I'm a long-time Evernote user, and in general I like the program even though it has its drawbacks. I'm wondering, for those of you who use it, how does Evernote help you with your writing? How do you use it? How is your organizational EN universe works in general, as a writer? 

Myself, I find that I don't use Evernote a lot for writing and that I turn to Google Documents as soon as I want to write. It's great for articles as well as fiction writing, but it's organizational capabilities are lacking. 
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+Shay Shaked For plotting and outlining stories I use a program called Power Structure. It is not perfect, and a bit idiosyncratic at times, but it allows you to link and cross reference everything, from character definitions, bios, story beats, story arcs and it offers different views for most of the things that you put into your story plot.

One of the nicest things they have is the story arc overview along with tension graph, which gives you in one glance an indication where your story may be lagging and where you need to break the tension a bit.

But they also have the good old true and trusted memo cards layout (though you will need a dual monitor at least to get the most out of that feature).
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Having a cold doesn't mean staying in bed.... 

Even though, I kind of wanted to. 

Instead, I decided to check out the new Moleskine store in Union Square.

Best Buy: As part of the deal, I went to check Best Buy for new phones. I wanted to find out if these new phones are really just too big. They are. If to judge from the cases anyway, because all the stands for the display phones were empty (see picture) and the only phones I saw were the older models. Doesn't surprised me, since I only have bad experiences with Best Buy anyway. 

Walgreen: they had the homeopathic medicine, but they didn't have tissues. That's right, I couldn't fine regular, travel-size packs of tissue. They had all kinds of snut solutions instead: large size tissues in packs of three to put in your shirt pocket (like what your grandfather used to use), ew, thanks but no thanks. 

Moleskine: Notebook. What else. I was surprised to find out they have pretty decent pens, the gel kind that I like to use. It is also a good place to Just doodle ideas, as they have several notebooks open with pens available .It was interesting what other people wrote down. And damn, Evernote Moleskine notebooks look good

Then I went to Argo, to sit down and spend some time on much needed writing and reading that doesn't have to do with work, for a change. Refreshing. Coat keeps me warm in doors, and overall I'm glad I didn't go today, this is really one of these days that you need to slow down and enjoy the blue sky. SNEEZE
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any privacy tips on using personal EN account at work?

Already have a free account for it, but it's free and limited. What to use premium (mine). Any tips? 
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This Weekend, I built myself a new gaming computer

Hedwig2 is born. My heavy artillery and video game machine. Everyone needs one. 

I built one up myself (Hedwig1) 2 years ago, and decided to do this at the end again to save money and get more bang for the buck. There's a zen feeling in building these, seeing that they work, and installing software. You get something in boxes, and it ends up alive and playing music and videos. Quite an experience. 
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This is what makes Evernote great, and why it's so hard to express it

There are many apps that can store files. There are many apps that can include comments for attached files, and a good way of sharing them. There are apps that can screen capture, and there are great apps for annotations. 

But there are few apps that are able to bring it all together to one place. 

Evernote is what happens in between the lines (sometimes literally). It's like glue that keeps things together. And when used often, it gets organized. And when it's organized well, it's useful. And when it's useful, the best of our ideas, thoughts and memories are highlighted, and are accessible to us from everywhere; we get rid of the bad and unnecessary by trashing it, like we sometime wish we could do with our own brain. And when we stay with our own polished "glue" of ideas, the best of us highlighted, we are happy with ourselves. We feel competent, creative and coherent. And when we are happy with ourselves because of Evernote, we are happy with Evernote. 

...just my last two cents. 
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I see. Thought it comes as a built in like a caption. thanks! 
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It's Just too Big!

I'm a small guy and I have small hands. I have a problem every time I shop for pants, gloves, and buttoned shirts. Now I have to add cellphones to the list... 

"The result is palm gymnastics that are frankly ludicrous. I have fairly large hands but when using an umbrella, pulling a suitcase, carrying a shopping bag, or even holding a rail on the train the phone is virtually unusable. Swiftkey offers a shrunken keyboard, but it doesn’t fix the unreachable softkeys."

So I guess for now I'm hanging on to my Nexus 4... until I find a new android phone that doesn't break the bank and is just, well, normal in size. I have a Nexus 7, by the way, and it's mostly a redundant device that I think I will sell soon. 
5 weeks with the Nexus 6 and my doubts about the phone are growing.
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Timeline of using Evernote - 3 months, a year and beyond

A draft to the post is available below. 
Would really like to know your thoughts... How would you recommend Evernote to someone else? How will you sell it? 
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Hmmm. should work. weird. 
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any privacy tips on using personal EN account at work?

Already have a free account for it, but it's free and limited. What to use premium (mine). Any tips? 
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So allow me to take a minor step backwards - just to aid my understanding, maybe I am missing something but what is stopping you from using the web version of Evernote for your needs? (as opposed to using the desktop version for obvious security reasons)?
For my part I just use my own MacBook at work for work and then the Work computer to interact when using the VPN etc.  Yes it's a pain, but the efficiency for me of having access to my EN materials is worth the shenanigans. 
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This is what makes Evernote great, and why it's so hard to express it

There are many apps that can store files. There are many apps that can include comments for attached files, and a good way of sharing them. There are apps that can screen capture, and there are great apps for annotations. 

But there are few apps that are able to bring it all together to one place. 

Evernote is what happens in between the lines (sometimes literally). It's like glue that keeps things together. And when used often, it gets organized. And when it's organized well, it's useful. And when it's useful, the best of our ideas, thoughts and memories are highlighted, and are accessible to us from everywhere; we get rid of the bad and unnecessary by trashing it, like we sometime wish we could do with our own brain. And when we stay with our own polished "glue" of ideas, the best of us highlighted, we are happy with ourselves. We feel competent, creative and coherent. And when we are happy with ourselves because of Evernote, we are happy with Evernote. 

...just my last two cents. 
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I agree that the ability to tie attached files together by adding notes is a great feature of Evernote.  Allows one to make sense of an attachment or place it within a work sequence. 
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Evernote: can't live with it, can't live without it.

Three accounts is a lot. Not everything I do is specifically work related or personal account 1 related or personal account 2 related. Switching between the apps, not just the accounts, is a pain.

Hello. This is me (mayge) coming back to EN again. Love-hate relationship. Ughhhh.

EN is far from great. Actually, it almost sucks. It is not the best note taking app, far from being the best writing experience, the tables in it are still terrible, and the reminders make a laughable to-do app. It can easily be replaced in each of these categories by another, better app.

But no app is a king in all of these categories.

I have a choice: I can use dedicated apps, and switch between them, depending on the task; or I can have one app which does everything, but in a minimal, often inefficient way.

I'd argue the later.

I have 3 Google accounts. Tens of emails to swim through while I work, and my work doesn't let me check emails often. I have Google Docs, Word Docs, power point presentations. I have pictures I take, and quick note I write down as reminders. I don't have the time (and often the will) to dedicate the energy for each bit of information. I want to click and save. I don't want to decide which account, what app, and where to save it.

I should know Evernote is minimal. Because they know it too, EN often offers at least a competent third party partnership. For example, if I want to journal, I can use Evernote - knowing it's not the best experience. It's "enough." Want better experience? Well Evernote has a collaboration going on with moleskine. If I want to edit an office doc, Evernote bas office pro (which still sucks, but at least it opens most of the files.) need to really write something? Do the good old copy paste into a Google Doc, and continue there.

This "app upgrade" is up to me. I decide when to implement an upgrade. How? Based on importance.

It is highly unlikely that quick meeting notes will be upgraded, but a quick idea on its way to become a short story will. Since my writing is important to me, a lot of it will probably leave Evernote. But skipping the Evernote process is not a good idea.

That's because if Evernote is at the base of everything, the first spark of creation, it just makes sense that it becomes the idea machine. It is a productive environment, and graduating from it is like a kid finishing elementary school. You can maybe skip the process, but you will regret it later. And just like in a school, every idea has a record which contains its entrance time and raw, general form before it was pushed out.

Even finished "graduated" products should be indexed in Evernote, to find quickly and to reference to other growing ideas.

In that way, Evernote is like the family your ideas always wanted. That's why its tags and the organizational system is at the core of every Evernote fanatic's head. Our tags are much more than just an organizational system: it's like calling our brain "just" a thinking tool. We put much more into our Evernote. It's our ghost in the machine.


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Right. Evernote is complex and powerful, but human needs and wishes are even more complex. I think EN comes pretty close to my needs, but it's a giant leap away from my wishes.
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