The Trunkcast

Posted by Andrew Sinkov on 19 Aug 2010

Posted by Andrew Sinkov on 19 Aug 2010

Podcast MP3 | iTunes | Audio feed | Length: 57mins

Podcast #21 topics

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  • Greg harper

    I would like to say that I absolutely love Evernote! I do have a question, and I am sure it has been asked before. Why can we not edit our notes with checkboxes? I have a really awesome shopping list that I am using on the regular. I have different notes for different categories of things that I buy that list the items one by one and each item has a checkbox. So, I look around and if I need something, I check it off! It would be so nice to be able to uncheck the items as i buy them instead of having to wait until I get home and edit them on the Mac! I was hoping that The awesome note integration in the trunk, (which is terrific by the way), would help with this problem but the checkboxes do not even show up in Evernote / awesome note synced notebooks! Ugh!

    • Andrew Sinkov

      Greg, we’re working on enhancing the editing capabilities in our mobile versions. At this time you can only edit plain text notes (checkboxes are rich content). You can always append text to an existing note.

  • Rob Parnell

    I cannot believe – you just insulted everyone “who is a” Mind Mapper? Buy Mind Manager or something, guys! But, Dave is really funny, him I like.

    A simple definition – a folding outliner, or try-out Freemind, too.

  • JRock

    Why doesn’t the iPhone app have ability to create checkboxes? I’ve set up GTD system on Evernote, however, I am not able to easily add tasks on the go because I can’t create checkboxes in the iPhone app. And no, I don’t want to add another app (and thus layer of complexity) to get this feature.
    From a loyal user.

  • Patrick

    The tip I whould like to share for the nex podcast is the following.
    I use Evernote to spread a list of my read books and a wishlist to my customers and friends.
    So They know with what questions about books they can lend form me, and know what to buy for me.
    Check the lists at: http://www.evernote.com/pub/buxx/gelezen-boeken and http://www.evernote.com/pub/buxx/wishlist

  • Craig Nansen

    Love your product! Show it off whenever I do presentations at conferences.

    I am using Evernote for just about any type of note or information that I want to have on more than one of my devices, especially my iPad.

    My most frequent use is to track Tweets from Twitter that I want to keep and categorize. I used to mark them as Favorites in Twitter, but it was not easy to find them later, and got very cumbersome as I started adding 20-30 favorites per day. Then I started e-mailing them to myself from Twitter, and ended up with numerous individual e-mail messages I had to handle.

    Now I simply copy and paste the Tweets into Evernote. They are searchable by name, topic (like Evernote) or hashtag (like #EvernotePodcast). I have separate notes for topics like Evernote, Google, etc.

    Since I am continually adding new Tweets to the end of a long note, I would like to quickly get to the end of the note – any quick key combination that I am missing?

    I sometimes use the feature to send a Tweet to @myen which then creates a new note for me in Evernote from the Tweet. However, when I combine several of these notes the font style is so gruesome that I have to spend time getting it back into a simple format.

    Screen captures to show what I mean-


    What I want

  • Craig Nansen

    Just ran across your podcast this week a listened to the most recent podcasts. Decided to listen to the first one, and caught the comment about North Dakota losing population.

    No longer true. I live in Minot, ND and withing the last month the county I live (Ward) in was named the least economically stressed community in the U.S. And other communities in western North Dakota are even better off, but they weren’t large enough to be included in the research base.

    Schools in western North Dakota are bursting at the seams. At we would have even more students if there was enough housing for people to move their families here. People are living in campers year around, there are at least four “extending living” hotels being built – hotels with apartment features. They are building several “man camps” which are like military barracks. Towns like Tioga, Williston, Stanley, Parshall, etc. are growing fast. Predictions are that Minot will double in size (we are around 40,000 now) in the next ten years.

    The reason? Oil. They have found new technologies to get at the oil that they have known was in NW North Dakota but couldn’t recover until now.

    Craig Nansen
    Minot, ND

    • Dave Engberg

      Ah, my recollections were from the trends when I was in high school at Fargo South back in the ’80s. Good to hear that they’ve turned it around.
      I also lived in New Town, ND, for 4 years, and recall a number of trips to the Dakota Square Mall in Minot…

  • Kim

    Where’s the newest podcast????? I’m dying over here!

    • unit seven

      Ditto! 😉 Always find myself hitting ‘update podcast’ after a month has passed but hopefully this means they are busy getting version 4 out the door.

  • Debbie Jarrettbangs

    Hi, just listened to Podcast 21 and whew I learned a lot! I am a passionate mindmapper, and I wanted to say, it’s not about getting your mindmaps into Evernote, it’s about making mindmaps from Evernote content. I understand Curio is supposed to be a good interface for mindmapping, but it’s too expensive to consider for an individual’s use. Sooo, we/I need a function that can put Evernote content onto my mindmaps, such as Freemind, free as the name implies. Maybe I can do this but just don’t know how, or maybe there needs to be a tool to move/cut-paste/link/adapt/other…that would make it efficient. BTW, I wouldn’t ask this if Evernote was not the ONLY tool I want to work with in the realm of creative thinking applications for individuals. So please consider helping a girl out with this key piece of functionality.
    Meanwhile, I have a great use case to report. I am currently using Evernote to plan my graduate studies approach. I am doing lots of internet research, comparing programs, looking at future employment options in my field and am putting it all together via mindmapping and other creative thinking tools for decision making. Evernote is helping me capture Ever-ything. Thought you’d like to know. I don’t just like Evernote; I love it!
    Now, get cracking!!!!!