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Author Topic: Note Taking Software  (Read 5542 times)

CleverCat

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Note Taking Software
« on: July 23, 2009, 02:48:41 AM »
I just found this amazing programme on Gizmo's site...

It's called QuotePad and it's better than ShirusPad IMHO  :Thmbsup:

http://quotepad.info/

I particularly like the feature that when you select text on a Web Page and paste it, you automatically get the URL, and the Reminder works well too! It docks to screen edge and pops out when you mouse over.

I'm busy reading all the Help online so hoping to discover some more features!

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Re: Note Taking Software
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2009, 04:43:06 AM »
I asked A!K Research Labs about this, because it looks so close to their program Notesholder Lite.  If I understand their e-mail correctly, QuotePad is a rebranding experiment of Notesholder Lite.  I haven't tried it yet, but if the screenshot is anything to go by, some people may prefer QuotePad's permanent filter box.

I am a registered user of Notesholder Pro.  Don't like the alarm system of either version much, but otherwise they're nice.  Main advantage of Pro over Lite is being able to have categories of notes - sort of parallel ribbons.  You can install both Lite and Pro as portable.  Main disadvantage of Pro is, last time I tried it via a USB stick at work, Trend OfficeScan deleted it, yet another false positive   >:(  Lite is OK, though.

BTW you don't have to make Notesholder dock to the screen edge, you can hide that and just us hotkeys.  I don't know why they add an extra hotkey slot ot hide the program, just pressing the "new note" hotkey twice or Esc once does just as well.


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Re: Note Taking Software
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2009, 05:42:49 AM »
Yes I saw that and I've just got the hang of Filters in QuotePad - they mention categories but I can't find it anywhere!

I also like the GUI in QuotePad...and the reminders!

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Re: Note Taking Software
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2009, 06:16:21 AM »
Ah - the paid for has categories - start saving... ;D

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Re: Note Taking Software
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2009, 09:11:57 AM »
I think I bought my license when they had a discount, or it might have been a Bits du Jour discount.  But you can't rely on discounts...  I don't see anything about a payware version of QuotePad?


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Re: Note Taking Software
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2009, 09:55:21 AM »
I had it - now lost it...  ;D

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Re: Note Taking Software
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2009, 10:09:54 AM »
Got it - in the Help..

http://quotepad.info/help/  

Search for Pro and select Table of Differences... ;)

But it takes you to NoteHolder when u click link at bottom to buy? :huh:
« Last Edit: July 23, 2009, 10:13:10 AM by CleverCat »

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Re: Note Taking Software
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2009, 11:01:14 AM »
Don't want to be a wet blanket but I much prefer CintaNotes
.: I use K-Meleon - the browser you can control - but I love Pale Moon too :.

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Re: Note Taking Software
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2009, 03:20:28 PM »
Yes, CintaNotes is very promising. Still in beta, but so far so good. The developer is determined to keep it simple, which is  a good sign. His design philosophy is a model of clarity and gives me cause for optimism.

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Re: Note Taking Software
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2009, 04:48:04 PM »
I asked A!K Research Labs about this, because it looks so close to their program Notesholder Lite.  If I understand their e-mail correctly, QuotePad is a rebranding experiment of Notesholder Lite...

When I mentioned QuotePad in a thread http://www.donationc....msg169322#msg169322 some weeks ago, the similarity between QuotePad and Notesholder Lite was correctly noted by rjbull. I'm definitely glad to hear QuotePad is legitimately authorized software-- thanks rjbull for sharing the results of your email correspondence.


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Re: Note Taking Software
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2009, 05:54:37 PM »
Don't want to be a wet blanket but I much prefer CintaNotes
I'm just curious what you prefer about CintaNotes.  I ask as a CintaNotes user myself who was somewhat interested by the posting about QuotePad.  The two programs seem quite similar at first glance.

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Re: Note Taking Software
« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2009, 07:04:06 PM »
QuotePad looks interesting - it would be nice if it retained a bit of formatting though.

I know it is basically a text grabber but it would be nice if it rendered HTML from webpages a bit and included copied images (or maybe optionally HTML links to those images which are rendered live).

The fact that it displays all the URLs captured is quite nice but it would be good to have them active in the text rather than by a button at the bottom.

Having said all that it is free and nicely done - just being picky I suppose ;)

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Re: Note Taking Software
« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2009, 02:32:27 AM »
I can't see anywhere, that CintaNotes has reminders?

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Re: Note Taking Software
« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2009, 04:50:45 AM »
But it takes you to NoteHolder when u click link at bottom to buy? :huh:

Yes, I see.  The Table of Differences is very like the Notesholder one.  Rather odd rebranding experiment...  Still, I like the application, especially as it's small and can be portable.

Haven't tried CintaNotes.

@sajman99:  I felt a bit uneasy at sharing a private e-mail, but as QuotePad Pro would take you to A!K Research Labs anyway, don't suppose they'll mind too much.

« Last Edit: July 24, 2009, 04:59:51 AM by rjbull »

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Re: Note Taking Software
« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2009, 05:06:24 AM »
This looks great, it even supports Chinese text search! I wonder how it performs with 100MB+ text stored.

One defect is you can not define Win key as global hotkey

And instead of display datetime, I hope it could say XXX minutes ago, XXX days ago, etc.

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Re: Note Taking Software
« Reply #15 on: July 24, 2009, 05:27:27 AM »
Don't want to be a wet blanket but I much prefer CintaNotes
I'm just curious what you prefer about CintaNotes.  I ask as a CintaNotes user myself who was somewhat interested by the posting about QuotePad.  The two programs seem quite similar at first glance.

Well it's difficult to say (which is why I said I prefer it and not that it's better), but I reckon it's the GUI and the ergonomy, plus the very helpful dev. and his extensive roadmap.
.: I use K-Meleon - the browser you can control - but I love Pale Moon too :.

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Re: Note Taking Software
« Reply #16 on: July 24, 2009, 05:29:28 AM »
I can't see anywhere, that CintaNotes has reminders?

No, no reminders, I'm not sure that it's in the roadmap and not sure it ever will be - that doesn't seem to be the prime purpose of CintaNotes.
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Re: Note Taking Software
« Reply #17 on: July 24, 2009, 06:19:57 AM »
That's why I like QuotePad... :D

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Re: Note Taking Software
« Reply #18 on: July 26, 2009, 09:52:12 AM »
I copy pasted 177KB of txt and quotepad window froze. Did it use C++ to handle strings?  :(

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Re: Note Taking Software
« Reply #19 on: July 26, 2009, 01:18:22 PM »
I copy pasted 177KB of txt and quotepad window froze. Did it use C++ to handle strings?  :(

That's why I like CintaNotes... :D :D :D
.: I use K-Meleon - the browser you can control - but I love Pale Moon too :.