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1  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: I'm ready to join the HTPC (home theater pc) revolution - what to get? on: July 09, 2013, 10:34:10 AM
Last year, I set up an HTPC or sorts using a Dune HD Duo (http://dune-hd.com/eng/pr.../full_hd_media_players/12) as the core. To play music, audio books and movies/documentaries, I use a few of 'green' 3.5" drives from WD, Seagate and Hitachi. What I like about Dune is:

The Duo has now been discontinued by Dune, although firmware updates continue to be available. You could however look at the currently available models, which should fit your budget.
2  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: General brainstorming for Note-taking software on: December 20, 2012, 06:40:56 AM
Just noticed that Cintanotes is being offered at a 50% off on their website.

In their latest version history, they have listed a new feature: Simplenotes sync. I haven't tested it yet. However, Alex, the developer, does a good job with new features, and fixes problems quickly.
3  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: General brainstorming for Note-taking software on: December 15, 2012, 01:49:28 PM
Hello,

I have tried a few of these, including Keynote, OneNote, TreeDBNotes, Rightnote, Cintanotes, Evernote, and Simplenote. My work primarily revolves around design and journalism. So, I have always felt the need for a software that would be a good mix of  collecting abilities, hierarchical categorization, live search and lately 'anywhere access'. Am yet to find one that provides a good mix. Righnote and Simplenote is what I use now.
4  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Easy Remote access to another PC? on: November 27, 2011, 01:42:23 PM
If you haven't already, TeamViewer and LogMeIn are good options. I've tried both on occasion, and find them pretty good.
5  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: Image viewer speed benchmark on: September 28, 2011, 02:24:57 PM
I find viewers that create a database a less than optimal solution. The vast majority of the quicker viewers create a cache or database file. While some of them have an option to turn off caching, display speeds take a hit.

The only one that doesn't cache is Irfanview.
6  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: InfoQube & TreeSheets: Information managers of the future on: August 31, 2011, 03:43:14 PM
PIMs have been one my fancied applications for at least 10 years now. Over the years I have moved from ECCO to KeyNote and then to Infoselect. I did also try Zoot for a while, and used to love its Zooter and auto-categorizing. Later I moved to a combination of OneNote and CintaNotes. Although I have never been quite happy with OneNote, I have not found a good replacement yet. CintaNotes is good for what it does.

PIMs are probably one of those products that a lot of moderate and power users may use. In their variety, I find this class of applications very similar to ToDo List applications. There are a multitude of products out there, each with its own strengths and quirks. Every few months a lot of new products show up with a lot of promise but quickly languish for lack of development.

Based on your posts and opinions, I tried out RighNote, and it definitely looks good.

Every time I see a new review, I eagerly look up the application, but I almost always come down disappointed. A few features I look for are:
  • Auto categorizing of incoming content – Zoot was wonderful with this
  • Search as you type (live search) – InfoSelect did a great job with search filtering
  • Sync across multiple devices – have an online option.
  • Quick and snappy, with a small footprint
I guess Aram (SuperboyAC) had these listed in his Notetaking Software roundup.

Like many of you, a good PIM that works for me will remain a distant dream, quite like that Indian parable of a mongoose with half a golden coat.
7  DonationCoder.com Software / fSekrit / Re: Beta: fSekrit 1.40 needs some abuse! on: November 08, 2009, 12:49:43 PM
I understand your reluctance to touch clipboard control. I use Clipmate, and the developer doesn't want to implement wildcard matching. Well...
8  DonationCoder.com Software / fSekrit / Re: Beta: fSekrit 1.40 needs some abuse! on: November 08, 2009, 12:28:34 AM
One problem with fSekrit I have found is that it uses a new name everytime it opens. I understand this is is required. However, there are times when it is necessary to inform clipboard viewers that you do NOT want it to capture the clipboard update.

While you're making changes to the code, would you be able to implement this flag too:
http://www.clipboardexten...r_ignore-clipboard-format
9  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Which MP3 tagger do you use? on: January 28, 2009, 10:04:11 PM
Have you tried TagScanner? Although the macro ability in MP3tag is better, TagScanner stands out for its neat UI.
10  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Using a Desktop Search through the network on: January 20, 2009, 01:52:46 PM
In our community-run library, we have about 20 computers connected through a LAN. Between them, we have upwards of 150,000 files stored on four computers. These files are of format .doc, .html, .pdf, .txt, .xls and .msg. We've been trying to come up with a search solution that will allow users (who are decently computer savvy) to search all the files, and them access them over the network.

Is it possible to:
  • Run a freeware desktop search on the central server and access the search engine on the local LAN?
  • Index network drives of four computers, and make them searchable?

We tried to implement this using Google Desktop with a web-server called DNKA (http://dnka.com/). Unfortunately, the latest version of Google desktop that DNKA 0.49 supports is GDS 4.2006.0627; we need to use GDS 5, or later.
11  DonationCoder.com Software / fSekrit / Search as you type (or incremental search) in fSekrit on: August 16, 2008, 01:01:48 PM
For a while now, I've been looking for an encryption tool that allows me to store data in a text file, and provides reasonable security. This is because, on occasions, I've to share my desktop, and fSekrit fits the bill.

But, one feature that I'd love to see is incremental search. As Jef Raskin so eloquently put it, "A search is either incremental or excremental." Wink

Do you feel it is doable? I understand it may go against the keep it small and simple philosophy of fSekrit, but...
12  DonationCoder.com Software / fSekrit / Re: Icon for the fsekrit application on: August 16, 2008, 12:34:38 PM
Ability to specify an icon will be a useful feature.

Good luck.
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