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4451  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: MiniReview of Linkman URL Organizer and Search Tool on: September 27, 2008, 10:24:52 PM
It will be added in 7.x.
Yeah baby!  (does a little dance).
4452  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: MiniReview of Linkman URL Organizer and Search Tool on: September 27, 2008, 12:05:13 AM
No, I have not claimed that it's not possible to add a toolbar to Firefox. I've just said that is very complicated to offer the same functionality that the IE toolbar has. The reason for this is the Linux compatibility of Firefox. AFAIK it does not allow any DCOM servers (which the Linkman IE Toolbar is). 7.x will offer a Firefox toolbar in the future. It's not like we are not doing anything, Linkman has received 3 major updates in this year alone.
I see.  I don't really know what you are talking about with the technical stuff, but I'm glad to hear it's not impossible.  So, do you think it will be possible to add the three buttons to the toolbar like Powermarks used to have?  It doesn't seem very complicated...one button opens the main menu, another adds the current page to the bookmark and fills in all the fields as usual, the other "silently" adds the bookmark, meaning there's no confirmation dialog.  Couldn't this be done easily?
If not with buttons, couldn't this be done with hotkeys at least (or maybe it can already be done)?
The part I really want is when you press a button or a hotkey, the current page from Firefox is added to the Linkman list, with all the keywords and addresses filled out automatically.
4453  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: MiniReview of Linkman URL Organizer and Search Tool on: September 25, 2008, 01:26:03 AM
I posted this in the other thread here, but it warrants repeating.  I like how Linkman is super fast, reminds of the lightweight speed of Powermarks.  But it really is necessary to be able to create the three buttons that will work in Firefox (open main window, add bookmark, silently add bookmark).  With the exceptional gui configurability of the program, I think I'd be able to use it very well as a Powermarks replacement.

I forgot where I read it, but the Linkman author claimed that adding a Firefox plugin was impossible or something due to some technicality?  I just don't believe that.  Everyone else is making a plugin.  Please Linkman!  Don't make me beg...
4454  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Someone MUST make a new PowerMarks program. on: September 24, 2008, 12:26:38 PM
Another Suggestion for Power Favorites:

Option to hide the left window showing the categories/tags.  Sometimes it slows down the program, and I simply wouldn't use it that much.  I hide that window in Powermarks.

Also, have an option to have the program revert to the last used folder or a default folder after a bookmark is chosen.  Or if the list is filtered down during the last search, there should be an option to come back to that state next time you open the window or have it reset to some default state.
4455  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: The Superior Software List on: September 24, 2008, 12:22:47 PM
love the MLO text:

This is a very useful program for you busybodies out there.
I’m not very busy myself, but I pretend to be with this program.
Ha, yeah.  Don't you ever do that?  Organize your tasks in a list or something and then realize you're not quite as busy and important as you think you are?  I use MLO at work and it's true that it's pretty full.  But I tried it at home to keep track of home chores (paying bills, cleaning, etc.).  THen I looked at it and I was like, this is silly.  I was using it as a way to avoid work.  Just go do the laundry, dammit!
4456  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: The Superior Software List on: September 24, 2008, 12:14:55 PM
is the list going to be sorted in some way ? (alphabetical/other?)
or grouped for that matter ?
As for categories:
I will definitely have the list separated into categories when I get a chance.  This was very important to me.  However, wordpress can't organize the articles alphabetically or manually using the default functions.  It's primarily a blog format, so everything works in a chronological way.  So, I have to come up with some custom php code to organize the list just the way I want.  It took me a bit of work just to get it the way it is right now (I don't know any code, so I'm learning as I go).  So yes, the list will be very well organized when I figure out how.

Also, since there are a lot of programs, the list gets really long with the thumbnails.  I want to also have a 'compact' version of the list, with just the titles and maybe short descriptions organized a more tightly.

Also some alternatives listed for the software would be a great little addition. Something like mouser lists in the help files for his apps.
Great idea.  I don't know if I will do this because it's more work (sorry).  I've had a hard time (ask mouser) coming up with ways to contribute effectively to this site because my time is so limited.  I'll list alternatives (like I do in the Super FLexible review) if it just comes to me naturally.  But I don't want to spend a lot of time coming up with a list.  My hope is that when you see my recommendation, you try the software out, and it satisfies your needs and you won't need an alternative.

Believe me guys, I want to be as complete and detailed as possible, it's just a time thing.  But we all trust each other here.  Often, when someone recommends a software here, I don't even read too much about what they write about, I just go and download it.  I've never had a problem yet.  I've yet to have a dc member recommend a crappy software.  That's why it's awesome here.


Paul, I wasn't that offended, I'm a pretty mellow guy.  I just wanted to point it out.  I know where you're coming from, don't worry about it.  This is a different kind of forum, and people are doing such nice things for each other, we go out of our way to always be polite.  It starts from mouser and extends all the way down.
4457  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: The Superior Software List on: September 24, 2008, 01:38:32 AM
I bet you like the long reviews, Paul!  You write the longest posts ever!  Ha!
I'm with you about the long, in-depth reviews.  But from a maintenance standpoint, it's impossible to keep up with it.  Like my Notetaking roundup, that thing took so long to do, I can barely ever do something like that again with all my other responsibilities.

Yes, it's nice to have somebody go in-depth into every feature of a piece of software, but for me at least, it would be impossible.  That's why I really liked Zaine's list, it's just a long list with short little blurbs about the software.  After trying out a couple of his suggestions, I realized I really trusted his opinions on this, so I could blindly select anything from the list and I know it would be good.  No need for some really long review.

And that's what these lists come down to...trust.  If you trust my choice in software, then you will trust most of what's in that list.  If not, sure, a long explanation will help, but it's still not quite as powerful as trust.

The other thing that you have to understand is that the majority of people are not like you.  They don't like to read super long posts nor do they write super long posts.  So, when they see an extremely long review about a piece of software they are considering, they may not even have th motivation to read the whole thing and just ignore it as soon as they see the length.  You write some seriously long posts, brother, and as much as I like reading your posts, I know for a fact that most people would not pay attention to everything you write (I'm not normal either!).

So, you prefer to be really, really complete and extremely detailed when you write something.  But that's not necessarily better than taking a step back, and just concentrating what you want to say in a very short, concise way.  That is what Zaine is so good at in his list.  In a couple of sentences, you get the idea.  Now go download the software and play with it.

The way that you get turned off by a short, not detailed review is the most people would get turned off by an extremely long review.

And yes, you're exactly right when you say it would be ideal to have a short excerpt and a super long article for each piece of software on the list.  But I don't have the time, no way.  I wanted to be able to reach and help as many people as I could with the limited amount of time I have to spend on these software reviews, and doing it the short way is the best way in this case.  The 1% of the additional population I would reach (like you) with a very long review wouldn't justify the extreme time spent writing the review.


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Oh that sucks.
I definitely did not appreciate that comment.  I understand what you are saying.  But my list is sort of a "thank you" to DC members, and you just can't say that.  Even though I don't write the details, I put a lot of thought and experience into what appears in that list.  I can talk for pages about exactly what I like about each and every one of those programs, I just don't have the time to write it all out.  This forum here is very special, and there's a lot of trust between the members.  Don't devalue the importance of that trust.
4458  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Someone MUST make a new PowerMarks program. on: September 23, 2008, 05:45:29 PM
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Additionally, in Powermarks, if you pressed the down key from the search box, it would immediately go into the list and you could navigate to the desired bookmark.  This was good for quick keyboard navigation.  I always wished that if you pressed the UP key from the top item, it would go back to the search box, but it didn't.  This is where Power Favorites can improve on that feature.

My bad, this is already implemented in Power Favorites.  Nice!
4459  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: The Superior Software List on: September 23, 2008, 05:41:55 PM
Ha!!  Hmm...the man has good taste, you must admit.
4460  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / The Superior Software List on: September 23, 2008, 04:33:58 PM
The Superior Software List

I have finally begun work on the list of software I recommend.  I modeled it after Zaine's list, and since he doesn't 'do' Windows software anymore, I hope you can rely on my picks as trustworthy recommendations.

PS I know I already posted this in my general website announcement here, but that thread is ultra boring, I know.  This software list is especially dedicated to the members here.  Thanks to DC for hosting my site also.  This is a great place.
4461  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: REQUEST: DonationCoder Song on: September 23, 2008, 10:10:34 AM
By the way i really like your new website design/theme.   thumbs up
Thanks!  I do too.  The designer's name is Justin Tadlock, and he's been very helpful to me for this wordpress stuff.
4462  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: REQUEST: DonationCoder Song on: September 23, 2008, 03:08:41 AM
Here you go.  I've posted the DC podcast song I did a long time ago on my website.  You can listen to it, you can download it, you can mix it...but only if you leave a comment anywhere on the website.  Otherwise, it costs $0.99.
DC theme song

I really should come up with a better song, though.
4463  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Someone MUST make a new PowerMarks program. on: September 22, 2008, 05:27:50 PM
OK, here are my suggestions so far for Power Favorites.  If these things are implemented, I think there's no reason for current Powermarks users to not want to use Power Favorites.  Personally, I think Power Favorites is almost there, and I think my suggestions are pretty minor and shouldn't be that difficult to implement.  But I'm not a programmer, it's just my feeling.
Of course, these comments are also applicable to any other bookmark manager, including Linkman.  Essentially, there's are a few of the things that made us love Powermarks so much.

ESC key clears search
ESC key should clear the search box.  Additionally, in Powermarks, if you pressed the down key from the search box, it would immediately go into the list and you could navigate to the desired bookmark.  This was good for quick keyboard navigation.  I always wished that if you pressed the UP key from the top item, it would go back to the search box, but it didn't.  This is where Power Favorites can improve on that feature.
More keyboard shortcuts
There's a keyboard shortcut for opening the main window, but a lot of users would really appreciate keyboard shortcuts for all of the significant program functions.  Things like:
--adding a bookmark
--moving cursor to search box or other windows (like an alt-tab for the program itself)

Program window closes when a bookmark is selected
A useful option would be for the program window to close/minimize automatically after a bookmark is selected.
Option to get rid of the big folder title bar
Have an option to remove the big bar that shows the folder you are using.  In my opinion, it's distracting for users that are using the program in a very fast way and it's way bigger than the other elements in the program window.  WHen I am working quickly, my focus is on the list of bookmarks, not on the folder title.
minimize/close to tray
Have an option to minimize and/or close the program to the tray.  Most likely, we will always want the program running, so there should be the option to always have it go to the tray when minimize or close is clicked.  That way, to exit the program, the user must actually exit the program from the menu.  I think right now it automatically closes to the tray, but I don't see an actual option for this.
Firefox (and other browsers) buttons
Powermarks had three buttons:
--One to open the main program window
--One to add a bookmark (where the fields and tags were automatically filled)
--Another to SILENTLY add a bookmark, meaning the user doesn't review the link and the tag.  You just click the button once and the bookmark is in the list immediately.  You don't confirm or anything.

It would be nice to have these options in Power Favorites.

Options on how to open links in browser
At least for Firefox, there should be these options:
--Open the link in the current tab
--Open the link in a new tab
--open the link in a new window

Everyone works differently here, so the options are pretty necessaary, in my opinion.  I personally like the bookmark to open in the current tab.  That way, I don't have a new tab or window opening every time I use a bookmark because that will me way too many tabs and windows after an hour or so.

4464  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Someone MUST make a new PowerMarks program. on: September 22, 2008, 05:05:41 PM
I agree, the column customization is very useful.  As for the display on the bottom, I actually kind of like it.  A simple option to turn it on or off should be perfect.
I will post my suggestions in just a few...
4465  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Someone MUST make a new PowerMarks program. on: September 21, 2008, 10:27:09 PM
I totally forgot about Linkman, I've been meaning to try it out since the minireview done here.  So I just tried it and these are my intial impressions:
It is really powerful and customizable.  I like that.  But I can't seriously use it until it has a proper Firefox plugin.  Meaning, I need to be able to add bookmarks with a click of a button with all the appropriate information automatically filled.  Otherwise, I have to use another product.  But, besides that, it seems to be really awesome.  I also like how the program is very lightweight and fast.

Tomorrow, I will post suggestions for Power Favorites about how a couple of tweaks can make it very similar to Powermarks.  The same suggestions can be extended, of course, to any other bookmark manager, including Linkman.
4466  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Someone MUST make a new PowerMarks program. on: September 20, 2008, 01:27:15 PM
Yes, tuckndar, my impressions were similar also.  I was using the firefox plugin and couldn't figure out what it does.  I made a list of comments and suggestions about the program, but it's at work.  I will post it on Monday.

It's actually quite close to functioning like Powermarks, it's really not that far off at all.  A couple of minor changes and it could be there very quickly.
4467  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: SQLNotes...what is it exactly? on: September 19, 2008, 03:45:44 PM
that is default behaviour - this way you get to see the parent items & can expand as you wish
I know Armando works differently but I can never keep up with him Wink
That is not surprising as Armando and I think alike on a lot of this stuff.  So, I don't see what's the point of having a show all subitems feature because there's already that little expand tick under the item bullet that hides/expands the subitems.  If I don't see the tick there, I assume there are no subitems.
It's confusing to me.  I understand if you want to hide items using the filters and stuff.  That makes sense, it's logical.  But this is confusing because the item is being hidden because it's a sub-item?  That's confusing to me.  When an item is created, I prefer the grid it's created in to be automatically checked.  It doesn't make sense to add an item to a database and then the item is not associated with any grid by default.  By default, all items should be associated with the grid it was created in.  If you don't like that behavior, then you can uncheck it later.  That makes more sense to me.
4468  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Someone MUST make a new PowerMarks program. on: September 18, 2008, 01:24:42 PM
I am the developer of Power Favorites. Twinkler mentioned my program in this post Thmbsup.  although the comment is not very positive  undecided. I'd like to know what features you all need most for managing bookmarks, I will try my best to follow your wisdom.

Thanks.
Thanks for the comment!  I haven't tried your program, but if you ask my input, I will say this much:  if you can make your program work just like PowerMarks, I will be ecstatic!

Personally what I'm looking for is this:
--If I want to go to a site, I click a button to open the program (or hotkey, whatever).  I see a big list of all my bookmarks in a compact form (I don't need the bookmarks taking up a lot of space, again, just look at Powermarks).
--I'd like my most visited sites to be at the top of the list (like Powermarks) so you're program needs to be able to track that information.  Usually I will just click on that bookmark at the top somewhere and go there.  That's it, I'm done.  See how simple that is?

--Now, in the case where I have to spend a little time finding a more obscure bookmark, I want it to be as fast as possible.  In Powermarks, there was a search box up top that was find-as-you-type (see my review here).  So I'll usually find what I'm looking for in a matter of a couple seconds.  No organization, no tree, nothing.  Just an address and a bunch of keywords and/or descriptions.

--When adding a bookmark, I'd like it to be as easy and fast as possible.  Click a button, and the url and keywords should be automatically generated and added to my list.  That's it.  Shouldn't even take a second in most cases.

That's how I use bookmarks and that's why I think PowerMarks was so great.  You just click and go.  I don't relate to people who need to organize bookmarks like crazy with trees and such (I'm not criticizing, I just don't relate).  I just want to click and go.  Mindlessly.
4469  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: SQLNotes...what is it exactly? on: September 18, 2008, 11:48:41 AM
OK, Pierre, I will do the things you say.  I will probably want the Evernote field checked for them all, but I'd like to know what the best way to do this is because I don't want to practice poor habits.

So, please, can you explain why it functions this way?  What's the point of Full Hierarchy?  Why wouldn't I want to enable inheritance?  I just want to make sure I understand it.
4470  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: SQLNotes...what is it exactly? on: September 18, 2008, 10:55:41 AM
Actually there is something I don't quite understand.  By the way, this is all happening in the grid labeled 'Evernote".
OK, so some of the items just disappear when I restart SN.  So, I'm looking at the filled fields for the items that work.  Some has "ItemhasHTML" checked, some have "Evernote" checked.  (They all have something in Item).
Now, why they don't all have "Evernote" checked is confusing to me.  They were all entered in the Evernote grid so they should have it checked automatically when the item is created.  Actually, I'm noticing that all the top level items have "Evernote" checked and the lower level items do not.
Now about the 80-something items that keep disappearing.  All except one do NOT have "Evernote" checked.  All these items were created in the Evernote grid.  I would have expected the default behavior is to have the grid name field checked when items are created in that grid.

Again, remember, I don't ever touch the source box or do anything with filters.
4471  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: SQLNotes...what is it exactly? on: September 17, 2008, 04:35:32 PM
No, it's checked.
4472  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: SQLNotes...what is it exactly? on: September 17, 2008, 04:07:19 PM
Why is ctrl-c copying disabled in the html pane for me?

Also, when I switch from SN to another application, SN starts blinking in the taskbar...why?
4473  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: SQLNotes...what is it exactly? on: September 17, 2008, 04:04:05 PM
It keeps hiding those items whenever I restart SN.  Why?  It's not doing it for other items.
4474  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Similar program to Ps Tray factory that works on Vista 64-bit. on: September 17, 2008, 03:46:02 PM
Actually, there is a top secret link to PSTray Factory somewhere in these forums that gives access to the 64-bit version, if I remember correctly.  Hold on, let me find it...
OK, here's the actual link to the file:
http://www.pssoftlab.com/download/pstrayf263.exe

And here's the thread where I found it here at DC (thanks Josh!):
PS Tray Vista (DC thread)

PS Tray Factory is my preferred program also.  I used to use SystrayX but I hate their licensing policy (especially compared to PS Tray's licensing policy) and eventually I felt the features in PS Tray were better implemented.  The good thing about SystrayX is that it "feels" powerful, but it came to a point where I thought, well, how much power do I really need for a tray management utility?  And I also remember it not handling certain things as well as PS Tray.
4475  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: SQLNotes...what is it exactly? on: September 17, 2008, 03:35:07 PM
Ah!  That's very useful (the Journal grid, that is).  I remember asking for such a thing a long while ago.  Cool!
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