Back in the days of 98/98SE, I had a small utility that let me make quick notes about documents in almost any application. If I was on a Web page, I'd store a comment - that comment would be resurrected if I revisited that page.
If I was reading a PDF and made notes, they would be would be recallable the next time I opened that PDF.
Same thing applied for almost every application I opened. It even recalled notes I'd made on specific emails, whether Outlook, Pegasus, or HotMail.
It didn't work on every
application, just on most ... I think it used the window title to identify notes, but not certain of that.
When I upgraded to Win2K, the little app came right along & worked just fine, to my surprise and delight.
Somewhere in the process of upgrading to XP, the app got lost in the shuffle, and I'd forgotten the name
Does anyone know the name of that little app, or perhaps know of one with similar functionality?
Basic functionality would be
- local storage
- small footprint
- automatic date/time (on/off selectable)
- adjustable font, colours, etc.
- editable after save
- printable list, selectable/sortable by tag(s) (preferred, but not required)
- portable (convenient but not requisite)
With the exception of portability, that's the list of capabilities that I recall.The way it worked
While resident, it would place another element in the title bar of the active application, just to the left of the minimize symbol. When that element was clicked, it would open a note window with existing notes, if any for that particular document, otherwise empty. The note window had three options; Save, Cancel, Delete. From the app itself, you could view notes, edit notes, print notes sorted/selected by tag, configure note appearance, export notes (also selectable by tag), or exit the app.
That's all I can recall about it. It was extremely useful for quick product reviews, document suggestions w/o doing direct edits, & general brainstorming. It was also great for keeping track of suggestions/corrections to my VB/database applications. I suspect it was coded with VB or Turbo Pascal/Delphi, but don't know that to be factual.
Anybody recall this little app? Or, perhaps, know of something similar?