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Author Topic: NANY 2018 Release: Stick A Note (Enhancement)  (Read 3711 times)

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NANY 2018 Release: Stick A Note (Enhancement)
« on: December 27, 2017, 01:13 PM »
NANY 2018 Entry Information

Application Name Stick A Note
Version 3.0.1
Short Description Stick a text note to a window of program or document. The note shows only on that window and moves with it.
Supported OSes WinXp and above
Web Page https://sites.google...site/stickanote/home
Download Link https://sites.google...kanote/home/download

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Note supports Unicode
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Enable debug in Setting
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Set note size
san3.pngNANY 2018 Release: Stick A Note (Enhancement)

Description
This is enhancement of my existing app Stick A Note, which was long overdue.
It has the most requested features now, as below.

- Notes now supports Unicode. You can now write notes in languages other than English.
- You can now set size of the notes up to 600 pixels wide and height. Open Settings \ Note Settings.
- Enable debug mode to create a "debug.log" file of notes process. Helps to find out why a note is not showing. Open Settings.


« Last Edit: December 31, 2017, 05:50 AM by anandcoral »

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Re: NANY 2018 Release: Stick A Note (Enhancement)
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2017, 07:29 PM »
Wow, this is very nice. I've been using Stickies 9.0c for a while to make notes for specific web pages or documents, but, your program is much simpler. Stickies has Rich Text with bullets, bold, italic, etc., but, for the most part I have no need of text formatting. Stickies has a myriad of other features but a lot of it is overkill.

What do the stickies match on: app name, window title or some other combination? I'm just curious. I will be working with Stick A Note.

Stickies stores Window Title and Program Class and allows you to use asterisks wildcards in the Title.
So, in Firefox, if you wanted a sticky to make notes for any YouTube videos you watch, you can enter:

Title: *YouTube*
Class: MozillaWindowClass

You may want to allow users to not match the full Window Title and enable wildcards to make your program much more versatile.

Thanks again.
« Last Edit: December 27, 2017, 07:41 PM by mat2016 »

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Re: NANY 2018 Release: Stick A Note (Enhancement)
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2017, 04:32 AM »
Nice work  :up:

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Re: NANY 2018 Release: Stick A Note (Enhancement)
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2017, 04:37 AM »
Seems a substantial enough release to qualify as a NANY 2018.

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Re: NANY 2018 Release: Stick A Note (Enhancement)
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2017, 10:46 AM »
Thank you Mouser :)

Regards,

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Re: NANY 2018 Release: Stick A Note (Enhancement)
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2017, 10:47 AM »
Hi mat2016, thanks for feedback. I will see the requested features.

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Anand


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Re: NANY 2018 Release: Stick A Note (Enhancement)
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2017, 03:48 PM »
Anand,

I apologize. I didn't realize that any part of the Window Title can be used to match on a Note. That will do what I was talking about as long as the application name is part of the Window Title. Firefox, Internet Explorer, Outlook, etc. add their name to the Title. Or are you grabbing the Program Name and appending it automatically?

Thanks again for your application.

Mike

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Re: NANY 2018 Release: Stick A Note (Enhancement)
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2017, 12:56 PM »
Hi mat2016,

I am capturing the title of the window and formatting it as a file name. The user can add/edit text of this title.
I am matching the text with the active window title and showing the notes.

You can see the process in the debug.log file now.

Regards,

Anand

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Re: NANY 2018 Release: Stick A Note (Enhancement)
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2017, 05:52 AM »
Stick A Note website updated.
Link of program removed from 1st message. Please download from website.

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Anand

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Re: NANY 2018 Release: Stick A Note (Enhancement)
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2017, 07:05 PM »
@anandcoral: Thanks for the update to v3.0.1.    :Thmbsup:
I appreciate the changes/improvements, though had not requested them myself. (Improvements are always welcome.)

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Re: NANY 2018 Release: Stick A Note (Enhancement)
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2018, 04:58 PM »
Anand,

I don't suppose you would think about sharing the program code. Any additions I would make, I would send back to you in case you wanted to incorporate them into a future version. There's just a few changes I'd like to see. If not, I may write my own.

Thanks for your time,

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Re: NANY 2018 Release: Stick A Note (Enhancement)
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2018, 08:00 AM »
Hi Mike,

Thanks for your suggestion.

When I get old and can not do justice to my apps, I will open them up :)
Feature request are always welcome, though it may take time for me to complete them as I have huge pressure of my bread and butter job.

Regards,

Anand

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Re: NANY 2018 Release: Stick A Note (Enhancement)
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2018, 12:39 PM »
Anand,

As a challenge to myself and in order to add the ability to move and size Note windows in addition to coloring and text size, I decided to write my own program. Similar to yours, only one note is displayed at a time related to the active window. I call it Relevant Notes and it stores all data into one INI file in the same directory. I know you are busy with real work so this was an opportunity for me to be creative.

The blog page for the program is Relevant Notes

Mike

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Re: NANY 2018 Release: Stick A Note (Enhancement)
« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2018, 03:17 AM »
Hi Mike,

Good work. Keep it up  :Thmbsup:

Regards,

Anand

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Re: NANY 2018 Release: Stick A Note (Enhancement)
« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2018, 01:44 PM »
Anand,

As a challenge to myself and in order to add the ability to move and size Note windows in addition to coloring and text size, I decided to write my own program. Similar to yours, only one note is displayed at a time related to the active window. I call it Relevant Notes and it stores all data into one INI file in the same directory. I know you are busy with real work so this was an opportunity for me to be creative.

The blog page for the program is Relevant Notes

Mike
Nice work there Mike have it working well on the computer .  any chance of doing something like this for an Ipad
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Re: NANY 2018 Release: Stick A Note (Enhancement)
« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2018, 03:13 AM »
Anand,
After using SaN lightly and evaluating it for a while, I have a few feature requests:

  • Note window smaller than the current minimum of 200x200, 50x50 or even less would be nice (I understand you need some space for the edit, settings and X links/buttons, but shortening to a single letter and adding a tooltip would help achieve that)
  • Change text size, it's no problem for me if all text is set to that size, rtf-capability would be nice and also handle the next request
  • Text color changeable, like change text size, no problem for me if all text is set to that color
  • Optional transparent background, so the content behind the note is, at least partially, visible, now it is often blocking important content or UI features (buttons) of websites, and after hiding it I often forget to show it again
  • Configurable display-location, so it can be moved to a less-important-content corner

I hope you can realize some of this before next NANY... ;D

TIA!

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Re: NANY 2018 Release: Stick A Note (Enhancement)
« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2018, 10:49 AM »
Hi Ath,

Thanks for the feedback.

1. 200 x 200 is the reasonable small size I found. Still I will try to give smaller options.
2. rtf or html compatibility is not possible as of now. I will try to give text/font option for whole note.
3. Will try color selection for text, as whole.
4. Will  try for transparent or translucent notes.
5. This is most asked feature, will try it.

Also will try for note move and size via mouse.

Well I said "will try" :)
At present I am in my year end work pressure (31 March is the account closing in India for tax purpose) for my accounting software users.

Regards,

Anand