I significantly improved the speed of Evernote 5 for Windows 8.1 by turning off 'Related Notes'. I never really understood this feature anyway. To turn it off - goto the View Menu and uncheck 'Show Related Notes'. This will allow your notes to load immediately.
Also on the View Menu, goto 'Left-Panel' and turn off the Atlas, Market and Announcements. I follow them in Feedly, so I don't need it here.
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