Snagit export directly to Evernote

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@betsyweber if u love @evernote, can u hook a person w export (send) directly out of snagit?????
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Jordan Skole

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spaggie

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Dropbox would be easier if Snagit let me control the

C:\Users\\AppData\Local\TechSmith\Snagit\DataStore

location, I could then just place this folder inside dropbox folders

Dropbox are talking about 'watch any folder' which will fix this from the other side (http://www.dropbox.com/help/12)

Evernote has an import folders function, but it looks read only, so I can add

C:\Users\\AppData\Local\TechSmith\Snagit\DataStore

and these files will get pushed to the evernote server,but evenote then seems to keep the files within, it doesn't write back, so that's no use

I'm thinking that making the directory location

C:\Users\\AppData\Local\TechSmith\Snagit\DataStore

a shortcut to a dropbox controlled file might be a quick fix

But I'm struggling with evernote

Hope someone can join me in figuring this out without Techsmith
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Wow! Such confusion. Just follow Paul Stillwell's instructions to export Snags directly to the Evernote executable and Bingo, it's done. I don't know what all of the discussion about format is either. I simply click on Send To/Evernote and there it is as an image. And a few minutes later (with a Premium Evernote account) the text in the image is searchable.
But I would like to see an Evernote button similar to OneNote, Word, Skype, etc. That would eliminate several mouse clicks.
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And when you use Snagit on your second (third fourth or fifth) machine, you're snags are in the editor already?
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BigJim

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No, they're in Evernote. But on the rare occasion that I needed to re-edit a snag on one of my other eight machines I can copy the image from Evernote and paste it into SnagIt if I'm not on the machine where I originally Snaged It.
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Felix McCelery

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what about if you want to remove a drawing tool generated edit?
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BigJim

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If you copy the image from Evernote into Snagit on a another machine it will have been flattened. So, no, you couldn't modify the edits that you did on the original Snag. But it you are a "multiple machine person" there is the wonderfully useful (and free) option of using Team Viewer to access the machine where the original Snag lives.
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Felix McCelery

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Assuming the machine is turned on?
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BigJim

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Yes, that's true. The workarounds are in the logistics. If I'm out and about with laptop to meetings, etc I leave the machines at HQ running - often with the monitor off. If they're not running all I need to do is get someone to turn them on (just press the button). Since I have Team Viewer load at boot-up that's all the intervention that's needed. I can turn them off again through Team Viewer. If you were really fancy and had a home automation setup you could turn it on yourself from afar. Ain't technology fun?!
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I became curious so did some experimentation. I have a folder in My Documents called "Evernote Exports" which is set up to sync automatically to Evernote. Not rocket surgery. If you save your marked up Snagit image in the native ".SNAG" file format it shows up in Evernote as an attached file. If I go to another machine and click on that attached file in Evernote it opens in the Snagit Editor and is editable. I don't think that I'd do all of that normally especially since you don't see the image in Evernote which is normally the point. But it works if you thought that you might need that functionality.
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what would be great is if Techsmith didn't hardwire the Snagit working directory and made it a user setting so we could place it wherever we wanted.

Then everyone could almost do everything (excepting use Evernote web interface to see images proper)

It's really strange they've hardcoded the working directory in the exe or the registry or somewhere
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You can change it but it's a pain to do it. I agree with you though. Your snags need to be in My Documents; that's what I backup most agreessively.
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Pricepoints

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how about the smart user experience engineers and software developers at tech smith figure out an "elegant UX" solution.
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Chris Geiersbach

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Official Response
Thanks for all the feedback on this very popular feature request everyone!

Today we released several new Snagit accessories, including one for Evernote that allows you to send your capture directly to a new note, optionally with a title and message.

You can download the new Evernote accessory and a profile (Windows only for the profile) to go along with it from the accessory page here: http://www.techsmith.com/snagit-acces...

We were busy this morning and also released new versions of Snagit! Snagit 11 for Windows and Snagit 2 for Mac add GREATLY improved support for video capture and sharing, along with a smattering of other nice new features. For more information or to download a free trial, check out http://www.techsmith.com/snagit.html

Keep the feedback coming and let us know what you think!
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Felix McCelery

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Hi Chris,

Thanks for listening and deving this

I've downloaded the profile and the output tool but still can't understand how to make it work.

When I select the Share to Evernote profile I get a 'unable to output screen capture' message

Thanks
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Chris Geiersbach

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Hi Felix,

Couple questions:
1) What version of Snagit did you try it in?
2) Do you have .NET 3.5 or greater installed?
3) Were you sending to Evernote locally, or were you logged in to your Evernote account? (You can enter your Evernote credentials by going to Tools > Open Accessories Manager... > Evernote Output, and clicking Options)

Thanks,
Chris
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Also, just to make sure, the Evernote profile and the Evernote output are two separate things to download and install from the accessories page. Did you download and install both?

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Hi Chris

Downloaded them both from the add ins page

Windows 7 64bit running SnagIt 10.0.1 Build 58 Mar 21

I think I'm running .Net 4 with all MS update applied

Was set in Tools > Open Accessories Manager... > Evernote Output, and clicking Options to 'Save Locally' and a relevent folder selected (it pulled my folders list ok) = 'Unable to output screen capture'

Changed to 'send to my Evernote Account' with username and password (folder list loaded ok) = 'Unable to output screen capture'

probably me doing something wrong?
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Chris Geiersbach

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Hi Felix,

It sounds like you're doing everything right. I've tried with that build and your system specs and I can't seem to reproduce the issue. Have you tried removing the Evernote output from the Accessories Manager and reinstalling it? Or restarting Snagit?

Aside from that, I would suggest you file a helpdesk ticket with our Technical Support and they can try to help you better diagnose the issue: http://techsmith.custhelp.com/app/uti...

Apologies,
Chris
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Hi,

so I let it all settle for a day, did some resets and everything. Just did a test and it's working!

great work guys

Now if I could just set the snagit working directory into a dropbox folder

D
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... or any other (more sensible) directory of the user's choosing!!!
Please do this. Most people back up their My Documents folders; not the Applications folders or where ever else the Snags are hiding. This is just convention and good practice.
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Official Response
Hello!

I just wanted to let you know that direct sharing to Evernote has been added in Snagit 2. You can see what else is new here: http://www.techsmith.com/snagit-mac-w...

Keep the awesome feedback coming, so we can keep on making Snagit great!
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To be clear, the Snagit for Mac Evernote output is compatible with version 1.0. You can download the Evernote output from here: http://www.techsmith.com/snagit-acces...
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Hi,

I've been using this for a couple of weeks.

Initially it seemed to do what it said it would do

But I've gotten into some kind of spiral where images are going 'missing'

I've set up to push captures into an evernote folder, but have preview in snagit editor selected

These two things seem to upset each other

Images do not appear in evernote

There's a message that comes up on machine shutdown asking what to do with unsaved images, this is irksome, but it seems this is the queue to evernote?

JUST SAVE THEM ALREADY
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Chris Geiersbach

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Hi Felix,

If you've configured a profile to both send to evernote and preview in editor, there is a "Finish Profile" button with a green check mark in editor that you need to click to "finish" the profile, i.e. send it to evernote.

We currently don't have a straight-forward way to send to both the editor and another destination without clicking "Finish Profile". There is a workaround that may meet your needs if that's what you're looking for: http://screencast.com/t/hHAVc8EcW (In the video substitute Evernote for clipboard, and Felix for Marty :))

There is also a setting in the Editor Options > Advanced to automatically save captures. This may be unchecked for you causing the message you mention when shutting down.

Please let me know if any of these suggestions help you out, or if you're still seeing an issue.

Thanks,
Chris
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Hi Felix,

When you have the option to preview in editor on, Snagit doesn't immediately share to Evernote. The idea is, presumably you would want to make some edits to your capture before sending it on to your destination. In order to complete the share process you can press the "Finish Profile" button on either the "Draw" or "Share" tab as seen here: http://screencast.com/t/5yQrH5QTXbp.

Alternatively, if you don't want to preview in the Snagit Editor before sharing, you can turn that option off here: http://screencast.com/t/Z8ncWC5GVc.

I hope this helps out, and thanks for taking the time to share your feedback!

Jason

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