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Author Topic: IDEA: A better scratch pad  (Read 4683 times)

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IDEA: A better scratch pad
« on: April 29, 2005, 09:26:47 PM »
I like having something that i can paste or type onto that sits on top, doesn't take much screen space, and doesn't nag me to save a temporary jotting (bit of code, URL that needs to be fixed, whatever) when I dismiss it.

Okay, so it exists already, I have two of them, and one is a little honey that sits in the tray. BUT I need one more feature. Because of my poor eyesight, I would love to have one that has an option for larger font so I can read what's on it (0^0). It shouldn't be too big a deal? I'm sure others would find it useful. :)
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Re: A better scratch pad
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2005, 11:58:33 PM »
this seems like a good candidate for a program that could be written in a few hours..

maybe you could provide the urls to the ones you already have, as examples of what you are looking for.

so maybe it would run in tray, you click to open it, and it would open a window on screen where you can type and paste text.

you want it to auto save, so you dont have to tell it to save.

and you want big fonts.

right?

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Re: A better scratch pad
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2005, 02:46:09 AM »
Sounds like a handy app.  I have a GeoShell plugin (geoList) that covers this area quite nicely, though.
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Re: A better scratch pad
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2005, 03:34:49 AM »
it might be worth trying something like 'ATnotes' http://atnotes.fr.st/

you can copy and paste to and from a note, hide note, keep on top note, etc.

the main reason i mention 'ATnotes' is that you could set the font type and SIZE to whatever you wanted, well, to whatever you have already on your system. you could also change the background and text color to make it easy to read.

oh, and it's free of course.

(that said, it's better than the other desktop note programs you have to pay for.)

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Re: IDEA: A better scratch pad
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2005, 05:05:12 AM »
it does seem like this functionality is probably already provided by some of the many postit note type apps, or text editors, or hierarchical note apps, and might not be worth recoding.

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Re: IDEA: A better scratch pad
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2005, 06:07:37 PM »
i'm going to put a thumbs down on this based on the assumption that there are existing tools for this,
HOWEVER, this is something that could be writen very easily with a RAD tool like c++ builder, and if you can think of some unusual minor feature not found in existing tools, id be willing to write this.  its just with all the nice note taking tools it seems silly to merely write something that is a subset of these tools..