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Author Topic: Surfulater at BdJ today ($39.50)  (Read 4620 times)

tranglos

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Surfulater at BdJ today ($39.50)
« on: November 23, 2012, 09:14:34 AM »
Seems to be a long-time favorite among DU regulars.

Surfulater PC Software with a 50% off Discount Coupon Code
http://www.bitsdujou...software/surfulater/

You may want to read the comments section though. Upcoming release of Surfulater is going into the cloud.

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Re: Surfulater at BdJ today ($39.50)
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2012, 12:21:16 PM »
Seems to be a long-time favorite among DU regulars.
Yes, including me.

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You may want to read the comments section though. Upcoming release of Surfulater is going into the cloud.
Yes, that makes me a little nervous, but Neville (the developer) has said that there would also be a locally installed option whose contents would be on the user's computer, so that it can be used even without being connected to the Internet.  So I'm cautiously optimistic that one of my favorite programs will continue as a favorite.

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Re: Surfulater at BdJ today ($39.50)
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2012, 01:51:38 PM »
I don't think there's anything to worry about.  Neville has heard the feedback that people don't want to be forced to store data on the cloud. From some comments he's made, it seems as though he's planning to provide the best of both worlds - keep your data local if that's what you want, but also provide the *option* of storing your data in the cloud so it's accessible from anywhere you are.

I have faith that he'll do the right thing.  Synchronization is the one thing I *really* miss in Surfulater, and I'm hoping that the cloud-based storage will solve that problem for me.  As long as the cloud storage is secure and I can move the data off the cloud if I decide that's necessary then I'll be happy.

If Neville can make it so the cloud storage is under my control (on my own web server or Amazon S3 or something), I'll be thrilled.

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Re: Surfulater at BdJ today ($39.50)
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2012, 06:10:08 PM »
If Neville can make it so the cloud storage is under my control
I haven't done this with Surfulater, but I presume you would be able to put it "in the Cloud" already like most other databases - by using a CloudDrive - e.g., (say) Google Drive, Box.net, SkyDrive, or similar.
I'm not sure, but I presume that if you put into the local (PC-based) Google Drive folder a reparse point (Junction folder) that links to the surfulater database folder on the PC, then presumably up the the pipe its contents would go, and after every change also. Then you could access that folder from the CloudDrive via other PCs.
I shall try it out and see when I have some time later today.

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Re: Surfulater at BdJ today ($39.50)
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2012, 10:50:24 PM »
After my comment above, I made a floow-up comment about it, here: Re: Grab Free Desktop Syncing Plus 25GB Storage Space on Box (Lifehacker 2012-08-15)

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Re: Surfulater at BdJ today ($39.50)
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2013, 07:13:00 AM »
http://www.bitsdujou.../software/surfulater
Monday 13 May 2013
50% off: $40 instead of $80

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Re: Surfulater at BdJ today ($39.50)
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2013, 02:22:29 AM »
Seems to be a long-time favorite among DU regulars.

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and again today, Thursday 21. November 2013

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Re: Surfulater at BdJ today ($39.50)
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2013, 03:20:03 PM »
Because of "SNG" (Surfulater Next Generation), I am inclined to think the present version (without SNG) is a better choice for some. One some being me! I have a visual memory, I know where my stuff is placed because I can visualize the location. What can confuse me, is what words I should type, if I were to search for my stuff, only by using tags. Next Gen is all about tags; skipping the folders and replacing them with tags. Surfulater Next Gen is  most likely not for me.

Of course Surfulater Next Gen must be expected to be version 4, a major version's upgrade.

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Re: Surfulater at BdJ today ($39.50)
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2013, 09:27:18 AM »
I'm somewhat apprehensive about SNG, but I'm also somewhat optimistic.  I see how incredibly well first Powermarks and now Linkman (my old and my present bookmark managers) work for me based on the keywords I use, and I think tags will probably be quite similar. 

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Re: Surfulater at BdJ today ($39.50)
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2013, 01:03:19 PM »
You should read the recent blog post about tagging in SNG:

Tags can be nested, letting you use a neatly structured tags hierarchy or tags tree. And you can use as many levels as you want.

It appears that SNG's tags will give the best of both worlds from hierarchical folder organization to free-form tagging.

Neville is also taking very seriously customers thoughts on SNG's reliance on the cloud, and seems committed to making it something that people can tailor to how *they* want their data stored:

  - http://blog.surfulat.../22/to-cloud-or-not/

I think that SNG will likely be an awesome product (I really want the ability to reliably sync SUL databases).  The drawback is that it may take a while to get here. I can't wait.

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Re: Surfulater at BdJ today ($39.50)
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2014, 04:49:02 PM »
Neville just announced the alpha release of Surfulater NextGen.