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« on: September 05, 2011, 04:49:58 AM »

I'm looking for something a windows desktop app that you can popup with a hotkey. start typing. When you're done, hit Send. The note is immediately delivered to your email inbox. Specify the address in the settings. That's it. No email server configuration, no subject, no other options.

Does this exist or will I have to make it?
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« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2011, 04:59:12 AM »

Ehm, do you want the e-mail, or is an Outlook Task also an option? In that case, NANY 2011 entry TaskDaddy should be on your list thumbs up
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« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2011, 05:02:17 AM »

No I don't use outlook tasks, with my way I can setup services like todo lists that support email-in or wordpress blogs where you can post by email to work with this smiley
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« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2011, 06:34:03 AM »

If you already use Find and Run Robot, you could do this with farr and sendemail commandline exe.
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« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2011, 11:52:06 AM »

or you could just write a text file with auto-save, and MAPILab's http://www.office-addins....e-send-automatically.html will automatically do the rest.

-if you use Outlook

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seems it has not been updated for Office 2010
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« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2011, 12:00:32 PM »

@justice: Do you use a desktop e-mail client? If so, why not use mailto:? (reference here)

The following AutoHotkey code gives the (in my case Thunderbird) compose window, in which I can edit the message before sending it:
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  2. Run, mailto:me@you.us?subject=This is the subject line&body=This is the body text.


Or:

Or use Blat with AutoHotkey with a DllCall.
Or... use AutoHotkey with CDO COM (with or without AHK_L).

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« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2011, 12:03:53 PM »

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If so, why not use mailto:

depending on what justice wants and what desktop mail client he uses, you probably answered your own question when you pointed out that running a mailto usually triggers at least one more dialog to come up, sometimes multiple, so it does require further interaction.
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« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2011, 12:31:45 PM »

require further interaction.
I know, but...
hotkey. start typing
will at least need some dialog, IMHO. If a desktop mail client is present, I would prefer to use it.
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« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2011, 12:43:41 PM »

I expected the confusion, because I felt the same way until I used http://www.boonbits.com/captio/ smiley
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« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2011, 01:47:07 PM »

Well like i said, a FARR alias can work with a commandline email sender will do what you want.
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« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2011, 01:13:53 PM »

Check out Scribbly
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« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2011, 01:34:27 PM »

I wrote a tutorial a number of years ago that has source code on how to send email in an emergency:

http://renegademinds.com/...ger/tabid/92/Default.aspx

It's close to what you want. You'd want to add in some saved settings, but that's not hard.
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« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2011, 01:43:38 PM »

Check out Scribbly

Many people don't follow links, we know, so here is the link's text:

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Scribbly Takes Notes and Emails Them to You

Windows/Mac/Linux (with Adobe AIR):

Note-taking application Scribbly lives in your system tray and lets you quickly write notes or reminders to yourself, and then will email them to you with a single click.

Once you've installed the application, you can simply click the system tray icon to bring up the single note-taking window, type in whatever note you'd like to send to yourself, and then send it off with the click of a button—you'll need to set your email address in the settings, of course. The notes persist even after you minimize the application to the tray, so you can use it to take little notes throughout the day, and then email them to yourself before you go home.

The application is very simple, but where it could be really useful is when you combine it with Gmail's plus-addressing feature—just add something like username+notes@gmail.com to your email address in the settings, and then setup a Gmail filter to automatically put those notes into a separate label for storage. It's a useful feature that makes it worth a look, at least. Scribbly is free, and for all platforms with Adobe AIR

HTML is supported, and so is the use of hotkeys.

http://www.adobe.com/cfus...ring&offeringid=15420

The user-comments are very positive, so I am going to install this one.
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« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2011, 02:32:43 PM »

Check out Scribbly
The user-comments are very positive, so I am going to install this one.

-no, I wasn't. No matter what I do, I can't install AIR widgets. First I updated all Adobe programs, but that didn't make any difference. I even rebooted and prevented each and every program from starting, including security related programs (!), but to no avail. All I get is an error message from the homepage's AIR. But I don't think this is due to the homepage; I think it is something on my computer; in general I cannot get AIR widgets.

Is it somehow possible for any of you guys to download this widget, and zip it and pass it on to me?
>> http://www.adobe.com/cfus...ring&offeringid=15420 <<
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« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2011, 08:28:37 PM »

Thanks for the pointers above to the Scribbly widget - I had not known about that.
The only concern I have about Scribbly is that it is an AIR application and it might not be secure, and that I could be inadvertently giving my email address and other personal data away to spammers/scammers.

Adobe must have similar thoughts too - just look at the terms and conditions of their Consumer Marketplace Agreement they oblige you to accept if you use any of their AIR applications/widgets.

I have therefore avoided using AIR like the plague, but this widget does seem quite nifty.
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