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126  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: NoteFrog Pro (clipboard information manager) - Mini-Review on: June 03, 2014, 02:45:00 PM
Well, well;

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NoteFrog version 2.7 released

Posted by berry – June 2, 2014

NoteFrog 2.7 is available for download.

2.7 is “Version 3 aware”. Version 3 will introduce library encryption. While version 2.7 does not feature encryption, it will be aware if an attempt is made to open a version 3 encrypted library.
2.7 also offers improved window handling for some situations which previously caused excessive window flicker.
2.7 also fixes an issue with a trial period time-out present in version 2.6

2.7 may be downloaded Here

NoteFrog V3 will be released early next year and will not support Windows XP. XP will have been deprecated by Microsoft by then. One reason for NoteFrog deprecating XP support is the improvement to the clipboard handling available since Vista. No more broken clipboard chains!

It doesn't say whether this will be a paid upgrade.
127  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What's your preferred File Manager on: June 01, 2014, 04:06:10 PM
Orthodox file managers, when they were invented, catered to a world where storage was small and users only stored data in a few places. In the modern world, I find that I need to have more than just two panels open at a time.
I think it was DOS Navigator that allowed you to have multiple pairs of panels open at a time.  I couldn't multi-task well enough for that, preferring to do things serially, where Total Commander's favourite folders list and folder history were very helpful.  Perhaps it helps if you have a big monitor.  For the record, here's an interesting link: Less is More: Orthodox File Managers as Sysadmin IDE (the Orthodox File Managers page).
128  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: pdf tool for search and removal of batches of elements in pdf on: May 25, 2014, 05:55:11 PM
I used it on 32-bit XP.  I think I have it installed in Vista, but haven't needed to use it.
129  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: pdf tool for search and removal of batches of elements in pdf on: May 25, 2014, 03:50:58 PM
Maybe Simple PDF Text Replacer (free, I think) or the more advanced PDF Text Replace Tool ($26 using PayPal, $36 using Digital River) at pdfmagus PDF Document Modification Tools?  I used PDF Text Replace Tool fairly heavily a few years ago.
130  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: AutoHotkey script to replace spaces in file names with underscores on: May 24, 2014, 04:26:37 PM
Just for the record, and knowing you now have what you want, here's my ArsClip clip for that, using ArsClip 4.16 build 5250-62227; that's the latest beta T18 dated May-18-14:
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131  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: AutoHotkey script to replace spaces in file names with underscores on: May 22, 2014, 04:32:47 PM
I'd really prefer to use AutoHotkey for this, so that the whole operation can be carried out by a series of keyboard shortcuts in one place, rather than having to switch to another software window and then back again.
You don't need to switch windows with (at least) Clippy or ArsClip.  You copy the text to the clipboard in the usual way, press a hotkey you've already set for that particular action, and press Ctrl+V to paste the modified text back again.  However, it's more a low-drag solution from my point of view as I routinely run ArsClip anyway.  Before it sprouted the search-and-replace feature I used Clippy, which has a wide range of other text munging features.
132  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: NoteFrog Pro (clipboard information manager) - Mini-Review on: May 22, 2014, 04:14:25 PM
It may be that he is operating under some constraints of which we would not be aware.
I wondered if NoteFrog were a sideline, and he was spending time (perforce) on money-making projects.  I doubt whether NF would keep him in coffee, let alone a living.
133  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Cheap fountain pen shootout on: May 22, 2014, 03:59:42 PM
Maybe Cheap should be in quotes smiley The Cult Pens site had one in the $1000's.
They also have cheap ones.  The baseline for the cheapest good fountain pen seems to be the Lamy Safari, or now the Lamy Nexx with same nibs and converters, which are affordable.

I'm on the lookout for a cartridge ink pen that allows different "nibs".  Any ideas?
Lamy Safari or Nexx...  if you buy them from The Writing Desk (TWD), you can specify whichever nib you want.  Quoting TWD's Lamy Safari page:
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The Lamy Safari represents Lamy quality, reliability and style in an excellent value-for-money writing instrument, available as a fountain pen with either EF, F, A, M, left-handed (LH), B or 1.1/1.5/1.9mm italic nib sizes (mechanical pencil, rollerball and ballpen available to special order). The fountain pen comes with a Lamy T10 cartridge (blue) but bottled ink can be used if fitted with a Lamy Z24 converter. Although the converter is not supplied as standard we offer a bundle of Safari fountain pen plus converter which represents a saving over buying the items individually. See individual product listings for details.
134  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: AutoHotkey script to replace spaces in file names with underscores on: May 22, 2014, 03:51:04 PM
Do you use a clipboard manager like ArsClip or CHS?  If so, you could use their search-and-replace feature to do this.  Or, try Clippy or Text Monkey, which I mentioned in a previous thread: Explote a clip from the clipboard
135  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: Best applications for Android (comparatives, Reviews) on: May 20, 2014, 05:03:23 PM
Sorry  embarassed

Meant these:
136  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: NoteFrog Pro (clipboard information manager) - Mini-Review on: May 20, 2014, 04:57:41 PM
I'm a bit concerned about the future of NoteFrog.  The last update was almost a year ago, and the forum seems to have gone.
137  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: AutoHotkey script to replace spaces in file names with underscores on: May 20, 2014, 04:52:41 PM
Just maybe this one?  IDEA: Standardize File Name With AHK Dialog Boxes

Does it have to be AutoHotKey?  Most of the free-standing mass file renamers will do this, if it isn't in your favourite file manager's mass renaming feature already.
138  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: Best applications for Android (comparatives, Reviews) on: May 18, 2014, 05:02:39 PM
There's a whole DC section Non-Windows Software containing various Android threads.  Try these:
139  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: NoteFrog Pro (clipboard information manager) - Mini-Review on: May 18, 2014, 04:48:19 PM
enthousiastic about
the Notefrog layout and colors.
This has been said before...
Comparing that to AllMyNotes
AllMyNotes has a particularly pretty GUI.  But, I wish it were more keyboard-friendly, and had hotkeys for adding whole/part webpages and other clips to new/current notes, like RightNote does.  Also, as far as I'm aware, AllMyNotes runs entirely in memory, which makes it fast, but if you have heavy-duty requirements you should probably consider something backed with a database, like RightNote.  AllMyNotes does have nice Google-like search features and display of postings.
140  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Is DoOver dead? on: May 15, 2014, 04:38:23 PM
Crimson Editor has that feature, and is free; same for Notepad++ I think, though it's long since I tried it.

That link to Gizmo's site that MilesAhead posted seems mostly about hotkey programs.  You might be interested to review the short thread Anyone can recommend a good macro recorder for windows please?, where mouser gives this link to a Raymond.cc article, Top 10 Free Macro Automation Software for Computers to Perform Repetitive Tasks.
141  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Send email from cmdline ! on: May 15, 2014, 04:05:49 PM
the info you would need to use Blat would be exactly the same info you would need to set up an email client like Outlook or Thunderbird or whatever
Agreed, though as I don't know much about it, I've found subtle differences between clients, anti-spam programs etc. hair-tearing, especially in their terminology regarding connection type and authentication.
142  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: 4 (Maybe more) Absolute top go-to programs on: May 13, 2014, 04:11:42 PM
My only real complaint about The Bat! was the proprietary format the mailboxes are stored in.
It's worth noting that Archivarius 3000 can index and search The Bat! e-mail messages and their attachments, provided your TB installation isn't encrypted, of course.
143  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox 29 - soooooo similar to Chrome on: April 30, 2014, 03:49:21 PM
Firefox is no longer my default browser. Pale Moon it is.
Do you still use K-Meleon?
144  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Cheap fountain pen shootout on: April 30, 2014, 03:45:55 PM
thank you rjbull for recommending Stationery Art.
Somebody on Fountain Pen Network recommended them when I was looking for a Pilot 78G as a good fine nib at an affordable price.  I would repeat, don't overlook the Lamy Nexx which has the same nib, cartridge and converter as the Safari, but a very different look; which, if course, you may like even less...

Looks like they've got a more or less complete offering of Baoer's line, which I've been eyeing lately, and I'm liking the slim look of the Hero 7015, which being stainless steel might have a bit of weight to it...
I think you take pot luck with most Chinese brands.  Hero seem pretty reliable; my 329 is too fine for me for general use, but I'm happy with the way it writes.  No so my Jinhao X450 with its supposedly broad nib, which is too dry to be much use.  Fixes have been suggested on FPN but I haven't tried them; they don't seem to work for every pen anyway.  Why not take a look at FPN's pen review section to see if there are any reviews of the Hero 7015?  There are a number for Baoer, from memory, most of them favourable.

Check out Jetpens.com as well.  Great prices and I've heard their customer service is pretty good.
I think Goulet Pens are good too.

And as for what inks you put in them, that's a whole new set of topics  smiley
145  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Cheap fountain pen shootout on: April 27, 2014, 05:33:32 PM
I wouldn't call the Lamy Safari "cartoony," though it depends on what colour you choose (i.e., not some of the special editions).  Actually I prefer the Lamy Nexx, which has the same "works" in a body I find more comfortable to hold.  However, most Fountain Pen Network people seem to think the Lamy fine nib is just too broad.  The Hero 329 I have writes well; I think the Hero 100 is the same thing with a gold nib.  The 329 is good for a fine nib for general writing, but if you want a cheap pen that's spidersilk-thin for annotation or something, try a Pilot Namiki Gold Ring Fountain Pen FP 78G.  This may have the same nib as the Prera, but is much cheaper.

Resources worth knowing:

  • The Writing Desk
    UK.  Will sell you a Lamy Safari or Nexx with a nib of your choice, not just the standard "medium."
  • Cult Pens
    UK.  Incredible range of writing instruments.
  • Stationery Art
    Hong Kong.  Carry the Pilot 78G.
146  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.
147  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:
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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.
148  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?
149  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?
150  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?
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