Posted by Andrew Sinkov on 20 Jul 2010

Posted by Andrew Sinkov on 20 Jul 2010

Podcast #20 topics

Podcast MP3 | iTunes | Audio feed | Length: 53mins

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  • Robert

    I do wish that you’d make sure that your podcast is available on iTunes before you post on your blog. It’s frustrating to see the posting that it’s now available but not be able to access it on iTunes – every blooming time you post about it!

    I like the podcast, enjoy it even, but will you get your act together so that the blog post goes out when the podcast is available in iTunes? Pretty please?


  • Brett

    When will I be able to rotate pictures/pdf in the applications?

  • Andrew Burgess

    Great show, as usual; would you guys consider doing a video version of the podcast? Even better, a live video version? It would be so worth it.

  • Richard

    I am wondering if Evernote could do the following:

    – when a note is emailed using the built in Web interface it would be nice to see the email history for each note that is shared.

    – also it would be nice if I could connect my google contacts to Evernote so I could auto-address shared notes without copy and past. Sync integration perhaps?

  • Joe

    There was at least a 3-4 period yesterday when the Evernote website and servers were completely unavailable and offline. I tried from several different computers on iPad, iPhone, Mac and Windows from several places work and home and was unable to update my Evernote account or reach the website. You are running a service that many people depend upon. There was no alternative place to look to see what the server status was or what was going on and no comment that I can see acknowledging what occurred. Are you going to explain why the service disappeared for several hours? Are you going to put a plan in place for people to be able to have an alternate server isolated from the main servers that will be available to see what the status is?

    • brett


      evernote’s handling of this issue has been poor. not a peep out of them until after the problem was fixed. The whole domain was down across the 3 ISPs I used yesterday and lots of people mentioned connectivity issues across the globe on twitter. the response they provided on twitter was lame and sounded like they didn’t even care. shame on you evernote. shame on you.

    • Andrew Sinkov

      Joe, yes we are looking into ways to better communicate these types of events. Details on this specific issue can be found here: http://forum.evernote.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=17697&p=71637#p71637

  • Luis

    Great post. Regarding the K.K. comment. I think it is for Kabushiki gaisha (Co., Ltd or Incorporated as it was menctioned).
    Keep the good work.(vuvuzela sound…..)

  • Vance

    I know it is the nature of the “comment” beast, but I get annoyed at times that people use these comments to ask for their pet feature update rather than discuss the topic of the post. Maybe a solution would be a place where people could post and discuss the new things they want from Evernote (including “me too!” type support for ideas). Have you guys thought about adding a forum to this site (or is there one I don’t see?). It may not stop people from continuing to push for their pet features on unrelated posts, but it could help.

    • Stephen

      The Evernote forum can be found at http://forum.evernote.com/

      I think quite a few people also put feature suggestions on getsatisfaction.com.

      • Vance

        Thanks, is there a link on the main site I am missing? I don’t see a link to it anywhere! But, I will head right over!

  • Vance

    You asked for podcast ideas: One feature for the podcast might be a “platform round-up”. I know you tend to cover this throughout the show, but one segment where you cycle through the platforms and say what is new or on the horizon for each would be great!

  • John

    I use Evernote on an ever increasing basis and have two questions. 1.) How can I easily move emails from Apple Mail into Evernote? 2.) How can I save an item that is longer then the actual screen shot? At times, I wish to save something, but clipping can’t be accomplished if the item has to be scrolled on the screen.

    • Jonathan

      I don’t know what clipping program you are using, but I am on a Mac and when I clip from Firefox, Safari or Chrome, it clips the entire page, not just what is in view. This is how the clipper has worked from day one, so not sure what you mean.

  • Dwight M Weaver

    THe scanner would be a great addition to my iPad. Please enter me in your contest. I am just learning how
    Great it is. I am 82 years old and still like to learn new things.

  • Loren Johnson

    Step by Step for securing evernote on a MAC using an encrypted disk.

    • Jonathan

      Google… lets not be lazy people… you can do foot work on your own… search Google, or better yet, search the Evernote forums because this is discussed in detail.

  • Brian

    I found it interesting the way user ideas were dismissed in this episode.


    The suggestion of a cloud tag brought the comments that it wasn’t thought of very highly and it wouldn’t be valuable since it was our own “stuff.” I always appreciate it when I’m told I don’t really need what I know would be helpful for my situation.

    The suggestion of pin codes brought the comment, “people keep asking for specific pin codes – seems crazy to me.” Making such a judgment of a (growing) percentage of your user base on a podcast that represents your product and your company doesn’t seem all that sensible.

    We’re told via the forum that everyone’s suggestions are “valued.” After listening to this podcast, I now have to wonder.

    • Jonathan

      Thin skin much? Amazes me how people can’t differentiate from humor and insult… the way I see it from the podcasts is it is low key… bringing the Evernote owners and employees down to earth as normal people, like having a conversation with your buddies, but if you get offended at the drop of a hat, I am surprised you ever hungout with a group of friends away from the office.

      Picture them hanging out in a pub, just shooting the breeze and learn to take a joke and let them have an opinion… they are not robots and will not always be analytical or PC (politically correct) about everything, so chill out, dang!

  • Brad Croy

    I have a question for a future podcast –

    Evernote has been billed as a platform to store essentially everything. Many users claim that they use it to store and archive all of their documents and files. What, if anything, do you continue to store on your local machine in the traditional “documents” folder?

  • savagemike


    You spoke of templates being implemented.
    Will there be one for diarists?
    This would require some dynamic elements – such as date and time stamps which would insert the date and time at the time the template was used.
    Also – dynamic stamping for a ‘day of year’ calendar, which a lot of diarists like to use.
    Perhaps even dynamic labeling in the same fashion.
    A lot of diarists like to compare a day they are reading with previous years entries/same date or perhaps same day of year, etc…

    It seems odd that evernote does not have any tools to offer diarists at all – as you would think it would be the perfect software for such a task. But really it is quite a handful to use for that purpose as it lacks such basic capabilities as those asked about above.

  • savagemike


    I often find I take the same ‘type’ of note over and over again.
    Often I add commentary to something clipped.

    I find that I am selecting a particular font (including size, color and other attributes) again and again to make comments in my notes so they stand out in a uniform way to me.

    Couldn’t we have some ‘saved’ setting buttons to put such selections in – possibly in the unused space of the bar where font attributes are selected?
    It would save SO much hassle of constantly re-selecting the same thing again and again and again, day after day, time after time.

    • Jonathan

      This would probably be a good use case for Templates rather than saved settings.