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1  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: RightNote version 3.0.0 released on: April 11, 2014, 04:36:11 PM
I don't know about "love" for RN but I bought the Pro and use it extensively corralling text notes, web content, etc.
I find its web clipping a bit fragile.  Some pages it will import without a murmur, but on some it locks up.  On those, it's sometimes possible to use the clipboard instead.  I've also found it too ready to crash when cutting a sub-tree with Shift+Control+X to move it to another page.

the only other program that is comparable is EssentialPIM.
I wanted EPIM Pro for its ability to synch with my Palm, but that only seems to work reliably with an older Palm Desktop than I use.

Your other comments are interesting; I don't think anyone has mentioned the other two PIMs before.
2  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: Stick-A-Note + Universal Viewer - Mini-Review on: April 11, 2014, 04:13:40 PM
By the file's Comments field I mean the "Comment" column that you can add in Windows Explorer (Windows7).
xplorer² has this note about using Comments:
File comments rely on an advanced NTFS feature called “Alternate Data Streams”

I'm on Vista Home Premium, 32-bit, UAC On, user account, and can't see a Comments field in Windows Explorer.  Total Commander mentions "NTFS file comments, MS-Office embedded comments, comments from files.bbs and descript.ion, etc. if available."  Explorer comments are supposedly available by pressing Alt+Enter.  On a generic .TXT file that just seems to get me the standard Properties box.  On a PDF, the Properties box has an extra PDF field that says "Information on this page reflects the actual contents of the Adobe PDF file. This page may differ from other pages of this property sheet that display Information from the Windows file system."  Whatever that means.  I can't seem to add or change information.

One good thing about third-party solutions; they aren't dependent on the vagaries of the particular version of the OS  Angry

I am finding that the Comment field (for most files) and the Tag field (in image files) are potentially two very useful tools for increasing and storing file meta-data. I just wish they were easier to use and get into an information management database.

Agreed, and wouldn't it be nice if there were a universal standard.  DESCRIPT.ION has been the closest to that for years, though it's primarily text description, whereas you seem interested in more extensive metadata.
3  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: today's giveaway challenges Revo Uninstaller Pro on: April 10, 2014, 03:41:32 PM
Is this more a competitor for Total Uninstall, i.e., monitoring/tracking installations?
4  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: Stick-A-Note + Universal Viewer - Mini-Review on: April 10, 2014, 03:31:38 PM
Thanks, anandcoral and IainB; I'll take a look when I get up enough steam...

- I have been unable to realise the first part (web pages) with SAN
Occasionally I get coupons for reduced price on something.  When that happens, I'd like to make a sticky note reminder that not only pops up on the Web site home page, but on other pages I visit within that site, so I don't forget.  Very mercenary, perhaps, but trying to be practical.

For files, I had been pondering the idea of somehow getting SAN to use the text in a file's Comment field, rather than just in a text file called (say) SaN_About.txt. The text would thus travel with the file, regardless of what application opened it.
I'm not sure what you mean by the file's comment field.  Some approximation of this may be had by software that understands the DESCRIPT.ION comment files originated by 4DOS.  Some programs, like my regular file manager Total Commander, honours these and copies the file description across when it copies or moves a file.  However, I think you mean some form of comment more embedded within the file itself?
5  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: OneNote now on Mac as well, +FREE everywhere, + Cloud service powered. on: March 18, 2014, 03:37:35 PM
I've been spending some time setting this up in my OneDrive/OneNote.com account
You're a long-time user of OneNote, presumably the existing payware version.  Have you installed OneNote Cloud/free separately, or, how do the old payware and new free versions play together, please?
6  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Anyone can recommend a good macro recorder for windows please? on: March 14, 2014, 05:56:43 PM
Both Quick Macros and JitBit Macro Recorder are payware, but both can compile macros to freely-redistributable .EXEs.  That means you, or the license holder, would have to do the work of hacking out the macros, but there shouldn't be any copyright problems thereafter.  The features lists of both programs specifically mention software testing as a target use.  Quick Macros says upgrades are free; JitBit's license is one year of free upgrades.

@cranioscopical: Macro Express is a good program, but last time I looked it couldn't compile macros to .EXEs.  Do you know if that feature has been added now?
7  DonationCoder.com Software / Clipboard Help+Spell / Re: On importing data into Clipboard Help and Spell on: February 26, 2014, 10:57:26 AM
As a minimum, plain text files; and, please, plain text files simply marked up?  For the latter, here's part of a similar request I made in the CintaNotes forum, following a similar suggestion (adopted) for NoteFrog, using a fragment of my acronyms list.  Each "---+++ CintaNotes +++---" would demarcate a new note.

---+++ CintaNotes +++---

Compact Fluorescent Lamp (one of the various types of low-energy lightbulbs)

---+++ CintaNotes +++---

Prostate-Specific Antigen

---+++ CintaNotes +++---

Body Mass Index

---+++ CintaNotes +++---

Cabinet Office Briefing Room A

Hmmm...  maybe that should be "---+++ CHS +++---"   Wink
8  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Does anyone know of a software that can record file modification times? on: February 24, 2014, 04:08:53 PM
Maybe File and Folder Watcher, not free.
User Benefits

    Monitor an unlimited number of folders, including subfolders
    Run unlimited actions per folder watching event
    Monitor folders on local disks, network drives, or FTP locations
    Monitor changed, renamed, deleted and created events or any combination of these
    Filter by file attributes, creation time, directory name, file name or type, size etc
    Never lose a file or folder event regardless of the level of disk activity
    Copy, move, email, print actions, and custom actions via VBScript/JScript integration
    Fully recovers from network location downtime.
9  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / AJC Active Backup Version 2.0.0 Released 21 Feb 2014 on: February 24, 2014, 03:55:30 PM
AJC Active Backup Version 2.0.0 Released 21 Feb 2014

From the e-mail:
We have just released AJC Active Backup v2.0.11 after successful beta testing.

If you are a v1 user please reply to this and you can get a 30% discount for v2.

Download it from our web site but we would prefer if you can get it from Microsoft here to help our download count:
Just click on the purple "Get now" button.

If you feel appropriate you could give us a review on the "Reviews" tab which would be very helpful.

A few things have been added since our last news:
+ You can now pick an alternative external diff program.
+ A "saved me" button has been added to the toolbar so you can let us and your friends know if you have been saved from losing files.

For anyone who missed it, below are the AJC Active Backup details again:

Version control for your hard drive!  Protects you while you work, from mistakes, file corruption and gives great peace of mind.  A must for anyone who values their work.

AJC Active Backup constantly monitors your computer for changes to your files and archives them as soon as you save.  It keeps multiple versions of these files in a compact archive because it only stores the changes each time.  You can compare your files to earlier versions to see what has changed and go back to any version.  It does not slow your computer down because you only backup important files.

AJC Active Backup v2 has the following improvements over v1:

  • Complete rewrite with a modern UI.
  • Restore partial file changes back from your archives using built in AJC Diff v2. This lets you edit files while you are comparing them.
  • More visible overview of what folders you are monitoring for changes on the Home tab.
  • List of recently archived files is now kept when restarting the application.
  • Easier to set up and access file patterns etc.
  • You can change options live without having to stop monitoring for changes.
  • File patterns tester tool so you can test if a file will match your patterns.
  • New archives explorer lets you navigate through your backup archives more easily.
  • Its now easier to restore multiple files and you can see exactly where each file will go.
  • Includes the new AJC Revision Archive v2 archive viewer.
  • Compatible with AJC Sync backup archives.
  • For programmers: AJC Diff v2 offers code syntax highlighting.
  • For programmers: Visual Studio add in for you to access your archives more easily while you are coding.
  • Diagnostics mode lets you see what is happening when a file is detected. This helps if you don't know why a file is being backed up.

From the e-mail:
Read more here:

IMPORTANT NOTE for Active Backup v1 users:
It is best to uninstall v1 before you install v2.  When you are asked to choose the archive destination base folder it will be best to pick a new location because v2 will upgrade the archives to a newer format that v1 cannot use.  This is just in case you want to go back to v1.
10  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: AHK script to insert date and time to file name on: February 17, 2014, 03:39:37 PM
it would rather copy to the clipboard the ISO formatted timestamp
You might like to look at Horst Schaeffer's freeware Calendar which allows you to roll your own formats and have them available from a drop-down.  E.g.:
[attachthumb=1]      [attachthumb=2]
11  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: Seeking advice: Cadillac of "ClipBoard Managers" for Serious Research on: February 12, 2014, 02:29:43 PM
TaoPhoenix, does MyInfo have hotkeys for adding Web pages and parts of Web pages, like RightNote does, or is it whole-page and mouse only?  Also, does it have a Merge feature, something I found useful with EverNote 2.2 (the old desktop app) for combining sections of Web pages?
You know you just posted a triple barreled question, didn't you? Didn't you? In a thread, asking about ... subtopics?
ohmy  I wasn't clear enough.  I'm less interested in a note organizer than in a note keeper, something to replace EverNote 2.2 but that is likely to have a future, with particular reference to capturing, storing and finding information from the Web.  EverNote and CintaNotes are particularly convenient for that.  Here's a screenshot of the capture hotkeys I have set in RN to help clarify what I mean:
the point being that you can clip a whole web page, clip part of a web page to a new clip, and clip part of a page to the current clip, all with RN minimised.  No constant back-and-forth shuffle of Alt+Tab, find note, Ctrl+V etc.  I must admit I can't get some of these RN hotkeys to work properly, or at least not the way I expected, but I hope you can see what I'm getting at.  As for Merge, that's probably only really relevant to EverNote, CintaNotes and the like, i.e. single-pane + notes-list note keepers.  In their case, you can accumulate multiple part-page clips, go to the notes list, mark the ones you want, and merge those into a single note.
12  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Listary 4 released - tons of new features on: February 10, 2014, 04:23:59 PM
if I still have any old installers around to screw around with.
I still have these, if it helps any:
c:\Users\R.J. Bull\files\Windows\Dialog_box_extenders\
Listary.exe   2918752   2014.1.24   11:15.10
Listary_3.exe   997179   2011.3.31   21:14.30
Listary_3.01.exe   1013432   2011.4.21   22:35.10
Listary_351.exe   5841264   2012.5.8   19:49.24
Listary_3.01_portable.zip\   1201230   2011.4.21   22:35.16
Listary.exe   940032   2011.4.14   14:10.58
Listary_3_portable.zip\   1168079   2011.3.31   21:14.32
Listary.exe   921600   2011.3.31   19:30.56
Listary_portable.zip\   1164839   2010.8.15   21:49.36
Listary.exe   937472   2010.8.9   11:32.8
ListaryPortable.zip\   3377437   2014.1.24   11:15.10
ListaryPortable.zip\ListaryPortable\   0   2013.12.17   23:9.54
Listary.exe   3729648   2013.12.17   23:9.54
ListaryPortable_OLD.zip\   8223690   2012.5.8   19:49.38
Listary.exe   1196376   2012.5.8   14:49.54
ListaryPortableBeta1468.zip\   3418252   2014.1.8   21:13.8
Listary.exe   3786480   2014.1.8   11:49.54
13  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: Seeking advice: Cadillac of "ClipBoard Managers" for Serious Research on: February 10, 2014, 04:07:42 PM
I'll recommend again my top choice I use myself for this stuff: "MyInfo".
TaoPhoenix, does MyInfo have hotkeys for adding Web pages and parts of Web pages, like RightNote does, or is it whole-page and mouse only?  Also, does it have a Merge feature, something I found useful with EverNote 2.2 (the old desktop app) for combining sections of Web pages?
14  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: Seeking advice: Cadillac of "ClipBoard Managers" for Serious Research on: February 10, 2014, 04:04:55 PM
One of the features of ClipMagic (payware, currently on offer) is
Categorise/Organise your clips. Create rules/filters for incoming clips.

You can do something similar with Virtual Folders in mouser's Clipboard Help+Spell, but you need SQL to do it.  CHS' own Help points you to these DC threads for more information:
15  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Listary 4 released - tons of new features on: February 09, 2014, 02:27:28 PM
I'll just have to live without Listary for now.
Or maybe revert to an older version that does work?  If any do?
16  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Simple Application to set all tray icons to always hide on: February 02, 2014, 03:07:37 PM
Please make a Simple Application to easily set all tray icons to always hide in xp.
Have you considered PS Tray Factory?
PS Tray Factory
The system tray icons management utility

Current version: 3.2
OS: Windows 7/Vista/XP/2K/9X/NT (32 and 64 bit)
License: Try-before-you-buy
Cost: $24.95

   PS Tray Factory is a powerful and useful tool meant to flexibly control ALL the other icons in the system tray of the taskbar.

PS Tray Factory is a powerful and handy tool meant to flexibly control ALL the other icons in the system tray of the taskbar. PS Tray Factory will help you to manage all the applications that place their icons in the taskbar tray. When you have installed PS Tray Factory, you will forget about the problem of lack of space in the system tray, and will also get an easy, fast and handy tool to handle those applications. In short, ALL Windows users will get this handy and powerful tool at their disposal, whereas only Windows XP users have an idea of it. For the latter, we have made a nice surprise, as the features of PS Tray Factory exceed the standard built-in ones of this OS. With PS Tray Factory you can quickly hide system tray icons and easy manage them.
Various mentions on DC.  Here are only three:
These are quite old threads, and most of the other tray managers are quite old now, but if you're using XP, maybe that's what you might need.  I'm not sure about your requirement for a Simple Application, though  smiley
17  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: One of these thing is not like the other - Finding Unique Numbers on: January 31, 2014, 04:35:25 PM
I guess I could create a text file from each column, and compare somehow (dont have anything installed for that so if this the course to take, pleaase recommend something)
You might try a port of Unix comm, which I mentioned in DONE: Are any of the files missing???
18  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: Stick-A-Note + Universal Viewer - Mini-Review on: January 28, 2014, 03:12:25 PM
Stick-A-Note is an excellent tool for making ad hoc persistent notes on any window - as long as it has a unique Window Title.
I'd like to make persistent notes that can be stuck to similar windows by some form of wildcard.  That is, I'd like to be able to stick a note to a Web page and all its child pages, and to be able to stick a note to a particular file whatever editor I'm using to edit it.  I haven't yet seen a sticky notes program to do this...
19  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Clipboard Help+Spell: Notes is always empty in Grid view on: January 28, 2014, 02:46:08 PM
See my earlier post Columns - add size column, which shows more detail.  Sorry I was too lazy to search for it before   Cool

You'll have to apply to mouser for multi-lingual ability   smiley
20  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: RightNote Pro 50% Off Thru January 31 on: January 28, 2014, 02:39:03 PM
when Martin changed WSW to subscription-based pricing I decided that it was too much for me to pay for something I wasn’t using that much. Also, for pages where I just wanted to monitor for pricing changes, some other services cropped up that work well and don’t cost me anything to use.
I bought my business license for WSW when I was using it at work, but since I'm no longer working, I can't really justify the cost of upgrading (though one day I might like to).  I'd be interested in alternative services, though; as this is going away from RN, please could you PM me?

21  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What's your preferred File Manager on: January 28, 2014, 02:32:56 PM
i just want some info on Total Commander [...] I am not getting a hands on its Multi-renaming tool (Usually opens after Ctrl + M).I followed some tips from here Rename with Total Commander., but i am not getting a hang of this tip.
I'm not an expert on this, but it looks about right to me; mark some files, invoke the Multi-Rename tool, then edit the changes in much the same way as you'd do with BRU or 1-4a Rename.  The author of the article has made it look more complicated than it need be by changing several things at once, and by using regular expressions as well, but really it's much like the free-standing tools.  Why not try it on a few test files, or surf over to the Total Commander Forum?  Is there anything in particular that's baffling you?
22  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: RightNote Pro 50% Off Thru January 31 on: January 27, 2014, 03:27:05 PM
if I am capturing a webpage for a topic that I am researching I like to have it in the same program as the rest of my research notes.
This is a very valid point, and I've suffered in the past from having to have information scattered across several applications.  I still like to use LWA to locally archive things that really matter to me.

BTW, the Firefox extension Scrapbook captures webpages as well as Local Website Archive IMO. If RightNote cannot capture a page - which occurs a bit more than I expected - I just capture it with Scrapbook, click the notification link to open the page in another tab, and then use RightNote to capture the Scrapbook page. This is especially handy when the webpage is a receipt or anything else that requires a secure login. Most programs have difficulty logging in and capturing such pages while Scrapbook scrapes them up perfectly.
Nifty!  I suppose I'll have to look at Scrapbook  smiley  On the occasions where RN hasn't captured a page because it's a secure login, I've used the clipboard method, i.e., mark the area I want in the usual way, then Clip to New Note: and Clip to Current Note: as appropriate.  You don't even need to press Ctrl+C, just whatever RN hotkeys you've defined.  I don't know whether this gives a more accurate rendition than your method, but it's been good enough for me so far.  It's also worth noting that Martin Aignesberger's flagship program WebSite-Watcher can itself log in to web sites, and can also pass pages to Local Website Archive.  I haven't tried this myself but it's in Help for my 2010 (10.5) Business Edition, and certainly RoboForm treats WSW like a browser.  Maybe similar functionality might be considered for a future iteration of RN, though it rather depends on how much Rael wants to make it a web-capture specialist.
23  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Clipboard Help+Spell: Notes is always empty in Grid view on: January 27, 2014, 02:46:34 PM
mouser means this icon:
[Edit at UK time 2014-01-27, 21:28:-]
Questions similar to this have been asked several times before.  Time to beef up the Help file? [/Edit]
24  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: RightNote Pro 50% Off Thru January 31 on: January 26, 2014, 02:31:20 PM
I see the difference. Similar to copy/pastes I've done in other programs. It's not a big thing but my at times OCD tendencies would have me trying to fix it to look the same. I've done it before.
If I want perfect verbatim copies of complete web pages, I would use Local Website Archive, which does that job well.  You might find the free-for-personal-use version adequate.  It looks like recent versions have more features than I realised, but, AFAICS, it's a whole-page-capture program, and doesn't intend to have all the features of a note-taker.
I think for the time being I'll stay with version 2 and keep saving my web pages in TreeProjects.
Does that mean that you prefer TreeProjects' web page capture to RightNote's, or, that having a TreeProjects license or not needing one, there's no point in upgrading RightNote?
25  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Folder Size (freeware) now at version 3 on: January 24, 2014, 05:15:43 PM
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