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Author Topic: Notey - An anti-procrastination/pro-productivity tool for Students  (Read 1705 times)

Stephen66515

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Hey guys,

I am currently working on an Anti-Procrastination/Pro-Productivity tool aimed at students.

The software bundles some (what I would consider) very useful tools for when you are doing your studies or if you are researching/note-taking.

Main Screen:
Main.pngNotey - An anti-procrastination/pro-productivity tool for Students

Current Features:
 • Split-Screen Work Area for Tab-less Browser and Notepad
  (Notepad comes with some basic but useful formatting features)
 • Wikipedia Search
  Wiki.pngNotey - An anti-procrastination/pro-productivity tool for Students
 • Search for a book via ISBN/Title/Author
  ISBN.pngNotey - An anti-procrastination/pro-productivity tool for Students
 • Generate References/In-Text Citations (Harvard Referencing) with absolute ease!
  Citations.pngNotey - An anti-procrastination/pro-productivity tool for Students
 • 20/20/20 Break Timer
  - This feature will warn you after 20 minutes, to look away from the screen for 20 seconds, at an object at least 20 meters away, in order to try avoid eye strain.
 • Hide Notepad
  - By right clicking on the top ToolStrip (Menu Bar) you can hide the Notepad Menu - I will add a shortcut/button for this at some point.
  • Show what time you opened 'Notey' (So you know how long you have been working for).
  - Visible at the top of the page.
  • Get total word count from the Notepad area.
  - Right click in the notepad window for this option.
  • Be warned before exiting if you have not saved your work.
  • Current time visible on main screen
  • Automatically saves Window Size, & Location
  • Useful Links/Favorites Section
    Useful Links.pngNotey - An anti-procrastination/pro-productivity tool for Students

Planned Features:
 • Productivity Timer
   -  This will time how long you have been studying for and suggest breaks for you (to avoid things like eye strain) - The times will be user defined, but will also include some pre-defined times.
 • Anti-Social Networking
   -  This will bring up a warning (but not stop you from visiting) when you try to browse to any Social Network and try to stray you away from doing so.


I will be adding more features to the planned list soon, and will be releasing a development preview once I iron out a small bug that is causing the browser's URL bar to show "about:blank" on some websites after loading...It doesn't really affect anything, but it is really annoying so I'd rather fix it before releasing!

Download (Hosted by Mega.nz): https://mega.nz/#!3R...Fvx1kTBz1HmrhWbJE88I
Download Release Date/Time: 10th Feb 2016/08:20(am)
  - Bug Fix: issue loading to/saving to the Favs list.
  - Path Change: No longer installs to Program Files - Opts for "My Documents" instead.

Please uninstall any previous versions of Notey before installing.

After this version I am going to start adding the build number to the application (Which for some reason I have not done until now) which will help keep a better track of whether you have the latest version.

Would love to hear what you guys think and if you have any ideas for features I could add!

~Stephen
« Last Edit: February 10, 2016, 07:12:05 AM by Stephen66515 »

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Re: Notey - An anti-procrastination/pro-productivity tool for Students
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2016, 02:40:09 PM »
Upcoming Features:
The following features have been added to Notey and will be released with the next version.

  • Study Timer
    -  Shows how long you have had the window open for (which I am counting as "Study Time")
      (If it becomes apparent that it is needed, I will have the timer pause when the window loses focus)
« Last Edit: February 10, 2016, 03:28:40 AM by Stephen66515 »

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Re: Notey - An anti-procrastination/pro-productivity tool for Students
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2016, 04:20:01 PM »
1. I use DuckDuckGo instead of Google. Is the search engine configurable?
2. I use a Mac. I'm assuming this is a Windows application?
3. We have ad filters at work. All I see at the download link is a bunch of "Access blocked - content alert" windows and a download link. Like... LOTS of content blocked. MediaFire?  Eww.
4. Where are notes stored? Cloud? Local? USB? Are they plain text? RTF? HTML?
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Re: Notey - An anti-procrastination/pro-productivity tool for Students
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2016, 04:34:55 PM »
1. I use DuckDuckGo instead of Google. Is the search engine configurable?
2. I use a Mac. I'm assuming this is a Windows application?
3. We have ad filters at work. All I see at the download link is a bunch of "Access blocked - content alert" windows and a download link. Like... LOTS of content blocked. MediaFire?  Eww.
4. Where are notes stored? Cloud? Local? USB? Are they plain text? RTF? HTML?

1. I use DuckDuckGo instead of Google. Is the search engine configurable?
    -  The search engine is whatever you type into the search bar - Google is shown on the images because it was just easy to type :D
2. I use a Mac. I'm assuming this is a Windows application?
    -  Windows only (for now)
3. We have ad filters at work. All I see at the download link is a bunch of "Access blocked - content alert" windows and a download link. Like... LOTS of content blocked. MediaFire?  Eww.
    -  I will upload elsewhere if Mediafire is causing issues.
4. Where are notes stored? Cloud? Local? USB? Are they plain text? RTF? HTML?
    -  Wherever you want - Works the same as things like "Notepad" (Save using the dialog box)

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Re: Notey - An anti-procrastination/pro-productivity tool for Students
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2016, 02:27:18 AM »
In regards to the "Default Search Engine" question above - I have now added this as a settings option due to the newest feature addition (see http://www.donationc....msg395959#msg395959)

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Re: Notey - An anti-procrastination/pro-productivity tool for Students
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2016, 05:18:41 AM »
3. We have ad filters at work. All I see at the download link is a bunch of "Access blocked - content alert" windows and a download link. Like... LOTS of content blocked. MediaFire?  Eww.
    -  I will upload elsewhere if Mediafire is causing issues.

Using Firefox + uBlock + ask-to-activate Flash here: with uBock disabled, I just saw a bunch of ads.
In other words, with an adblocker it's fine imo.
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Re: Notey - An anti-procrastination/pro-productivity tool for Students
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2016, 02:25:22 PM »
Yeah but why use ad-ridden MediaFire when Mega is far superior and free?  :P

Or any other number of free cloud file hosting, like OneDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.


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Re: Notey - An anti-procrastination/pro-productivity tool for Students
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2016, 03:50:27 PM »
Yeah but why use ad-ridden MediaFire when Mega is far superior and free?  :P

Or any other number of free cloud file hosting, like OneDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.

I use it because I have ~100GB of space on Mediafire haha

Gonna upload it to Mega in a few minutes since everybody is only seeing ads on this one :D

Edit://

Might as well use this as an excuse to release the latest build :)
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Re: Notey - An anti-procrastination/pro-productivity tool for Students
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2016, 04:59:28 PM »
Software Updated + New download link in first post.

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Re: Notey - An anti-procrastination/pro-productivity tool for Students
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2016, 02:24:06 AM »
Update: 10th Feb 2016 - 8:20am

Latest version uploaded - This fixes an issue with saving the favorites list (trying to do so would throw errors at you - this doesn't happen now and you can save as many links as you want!)