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Living Room / Re: I'm getting married, wish me luck!
« on: December 04, 2018, 04:25 AM »
Congratulations on your marriage, Mrs. & Mr. Mouser. I am very happy for you and wish you a long, healthy, loving, and prosperous life together.  :) :up: :Thmbsup: :-*

Thank you very much Mouser, for keeping up the great work. Because of your efforts, has been and remains one of the most useful and beloved site for many of us.  :Thmbsup:

An update, after 6 months of using this feature:

I started using the feature in earnest only around January, when I finally got down to researching for and writing an article in earnest. This delay was the reason, why no update was provided earlier. Apologies for that. In the last three months, I have used this feature extensively, and am happy to report that as yet, I have not experienced any problems. This feature has helped me manage my research notes to a very satisfactory level. I generally, copy and paste the notes, I need to save in a word file by appending the notes together with the source, source window title, and date. This way, I have a well organized set of research notes, together with the source reference which I often need to re-access.

Thanks a lot, Mouser.  :up: :Thmbsup: :D

I second IainB request regarding the rich text and OLE data options. Hope to see these features implemented in one of the earlier upcoming versions.

Mouser. Thanks for the new beta and the new template possibilities included within it. I have not been on my PC much over the last couple of days, and did not have the possibility of downloading the new version earlier. Will do so now and report back my experiences.


 :D That was an excellent tutorial on a really confusing concept.  You are an excellent distant learning trainer.

AND: Your Advice Worked. I will continue my lookout for posing more queries. :)

Thanks Mouser. That worked!  :Thmbsup:

I have now moved on to further exploration and noticed another issue. I am not sure whether this is bug or is something which needs setting adjustments at my end:

The %Title% operator is not capturing the window title. Instead it is capturing the same information as the %Application% operator. So when I copy something from this page, instead of capturing the title (CHS Request  - Appending .... - Mozilla Firefox), it just captures the date followed by (Firefox).

A more concrete example follows:

The template:


The following text has been copied from %Title% ( %Notes.withprefix%)
 in %Application% on %CreationDateTime%

: - -



results in


The following text has been copied from 20.10.2012 (Firefox) ( Notes:
 in Firefox [firefox.exe] on 10/20/12 16:28:16

: - -

Make sure you have the option checked to grab URLs as notes, on Capture Options tab


Thanks for looking into these issues and for the helpful hints  :)

Check your grid to make sure the URL is being captured in the Notes column; no point in us trying to debug the template feature if it's not even capturing the URL.

You are right. The URL does not appear in the Notes column. Do I need to make changes in the settings for it to do so?  :tellme:

Phew!!!! Thanks for the quick bug fix. I am able to change the box texts now. :-)

I am not able to get the source URL from Firefox, though. This is the template, I have tried to use:


The following text has been copied from %Title% (%Notes%)
 in %Application% on %CreationDateTime%

: - -



Am I missing something with regards to the %Notes% operator?

The setup finished quickly and the program started and is running without any problems at all.

The first queries are here: :-)

1. How can one set the option to include the source URL, in case of web pages?

2. How can one choose a default template (or change the contents of the quick-template/paste-template)? The contents of both the text boxes are grayed out and un-editable, at my setup.

3. How can one insert a blank line in the template? I have tried "/n" but that's not it.

Thanks again, Mouser  :D


Thanks a lot Mouser. I will try it and post any queries, comments or probable bugs in this post itself.

Hi Mouser, Is it possible to Alpha test the feature, in case you have been able to integrate it in the version being worked on?   :Thmbsup:

Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: SilverNote
« on: September 12, 2012, 06:33 AM »
Looking at the screenshots, SilverNote seems like a nice and useful application.

To be able to consider commiting to it, I for one would be interested in knowing if:

1. SilverNote will offer online syncing (like Simplenote)

2. SilverNote will offer cross-platform usability on iOs/Android devices, within browsers, and on Mac & Linux devices  (Simplenote does offer a number of these options. However it is not as rich in formatting options etc. as SilverNote is).


Here's a nice description of Clipmate's template and placeholder feature to which rjbull was refering:


A template approach as suggested by both Mouser and IainB will enable the user the exercise a lot of control over the appended text. Thanks for the idea.

For example a template can (probably) allow me to append a copied text in the following format, or in another format, if  I so wish:

(Blank line separating the copied text (or perhaps image) from the appended text)
(Dashed Line)
(Blank line separating the copied text (or perhaps image) from the dashed line)
This text has been copied on %DateTime%
The source of this text is %FileName% -- %WindowTitle% -- %URL% [Does this operator/field exist?]
(Blank Line)
(Starred Line)


Gee!!!! Thanks Mouser! Looking forward to seeing and using this feature. :-)

Hi Mouser,

Thank you for your quick response, and for giving me the opportunity to elaborate on my request.

I generally work on a paper or article by going through a number of other resources including web-pages, PDF and MS Word documents etc. Every time  I find something relevant - some text which I might use as a building block for my own arguments, or perhaps even cite in my article, I simply select and copy it in an MS Word document, which I call my idea book.

I do this researching, copying and pasting continuously over a period of a couple of hours. An important part of any writing is the ability to refer to the source, and in the first place to remember the source of the information one is using. To keep a track of the source of the text, I have copied and pasted, I generally go back to the document, and copy and paste (or type in) tracking information like the Window Title of the original source document, as well as its file name and URL, whenever applicable.

This is a repetitive and exhausting process, especially, when I am right now concentrating on using the ideas I have obtained to create an argument of own.  At times, I even forget to copy the source document's name/tiltle/url and am at a loss regarding, where the idea actually came from.

CHS offers some help to me by allowing me to include operators like %WindowTitle%, %FileName% and %DateTime% in the title of the clip, so that I have a lot of information at one place. But what I would really like would be the option of appending this information to the clip itself. Having this information available within the clip itself, will allow me to straightaway copy the information from a source, and paste it in my idea book, without having to remember and go back to the source multiple times, so as to get the relevant reference information immediately at my fingertips.

Perhaps this feature already exists in some form. If not, from the user's perspective, an option to append such information to the clip, with the help of %..% operators, can be provided in the options and preferences dialog. This way those who do not need this option can simply un-check the relevant preference box.

Of course, even after this information is there in the idea book, one will still need to enter it in a citation manager, for creating a bibliography and standard citation styles. But having such information already together appended to the text would help in making the entire process of referencing and citing a lot smoother.

I hope that my explanation is helpful towards clarifying my request, instead of making it more obscure. :-)

Thanks again.

I would like to request a feature, which will make the lives of researchers a lot less dreary :-)

While collecting background material from PDFs, web pages etc., I as a researchers need to keep on going back to the pdf file name, url, web page title etc. so as to include them in the word file, where I keep such reference snippets.

I am praying for a feature which can (perhaps through hotkey combinations) append information like Date & Time; Window Title of the Source, Source Type, URL etc. to the clip. Such a feature will be invaluable for writers.

Thanks a ton.

Which ones of these offer portable versions? I am especially interested in a media database, which can not only catalog CDs & DVDs, but can also scan the portable drive for files, and download information from IMDB etc. automatically. Thanks. :-)

Thanks for the thread, guys! I am using Tag2Find at the moment, and am very happy with it. Detalizer also seems to be good (I have not tried it myself). I really do think that the Tags/Metadata need to be integrated in the file itself (Like in MP3s), apart from in a database. With a database, the tags only work on a particular system, and the tags are lost the moment the files are used on a different system or on a network! Does anyone know of such a solution! Thanks again!

Aduna AutoFocus is no longer free and "open source". Does anyone know where the last free version can be downloaded from?

I guess that means no synchronization in the near future :-(. Ah well!!! That would have been too good to be true: Two Near Perfect Solutions, able to communicate with each other :-). I guess, I will simply continue using both separately, until then. Thanks for your quick reply.

BTW: I did a search for Dingo, just to be sure that it wasn't a typo, and came across pictures of a Dog species I did not know about earlier. Every Typos can be very educational :-D

Coming back to the issue of PowerMarks replacement, I think, I have narrowed down my search to LinkMan (offline) & Diigo (online: I was rather reluctant to keep my bookmarks online, but Diigo has been such a perfect replacement for PowerMarks, that I have been won over :-). It offers me more or less all the features, which made PowerMarks such a gem.

This brings me to a query. Is there a way to synchronize LinkMan and Diigo bookmarks, with all the tags intact. I tried a google search, and found a couple of references to this query, but with no satisfactory answer.

Dear Steven,

Thank you very much for your detailed replies to my post. I apologize if my post came up sounding like a complaint. This was not my motive in posting it, and I sincerely am thankful that efforts are being made in developing an application like LinkMan, which are making bookmarking an effecient and easy process, even after PowerMarks gave up the ghost. I was just detailing my frustrations as a PowerMark user in using the software. There are of course a lot of plus points, as well.

Your points, are all well taken.However, kinly allow me to try and explain some of the points I made, which might not have been very clear.

1. No Automatic Suggestions while entering Tags. Here PowerMarks always used to suggest previously entered Tags, as one typed.

Here, I refer to the auto-complete as you type feature in PowerMarks. This is especially useful, to speed up the process, and also for the times, when you end of tagging related URLs differently, as you did not remember which Tags did you earlier use (Eg, from my usage. Academics & Academy). PowerMarks just made the suggestions, it did not force one to use any tag. I found out that it helped me a lot, personally. Such a feature can be kept as an "autocomplete option", to give users the choice of using or not using it. Your method of using the clipboard is a nice one, but seems to be more effective for people who are certainly more organized than bird brained ones like me :-).

2. Folder structure

This was a minor frustration arising out of me not knowing, earlier. how to turn the folder pane off. :-) I was not faulting LinkMan for it, and my apologies to you as well as the Outertech Support people, if it appeared that I was doing so. The WikidPad like Folders would definitely be nice, for navigating via tags (another method is using Tag Clouds), but that is something I have come to like while using WikidPad. I do not necessarily miss it in a bookmarking applications.

3. Duplicates

You have provided a very good example of situations where one might need duplicates, and your suggestion of using an Edit button on the dialog box (which it seems have now been implemented) is an even better solution than simply opening the edit box, without providing any other option.

I wish, and am sure that LinkMan is a great step in the right direction, and am thankful for them listening to us users. I am trying my best to adjust since the loss of PowerMarks by trying out different ways like, Linkstash etc., but found that there have some features which PowerMarks provided that I simply cannot do without, and ended up not using bookmarking at all. LinkMan does give me a hope for the best :-)

Thanks again, Steven, and Outertech.

I have now tried "Power Favorites" and LinkMan. Both are nice tools but somehow don't manage to give me the comfortable feeling I had with powermarks. At least regarding LinkMan, which I still have on my PC, three things that frustrate me most are

1. No Automatic Suggestions while entering Tags. Here PowerMarks always used to suggest previously entered Tags, as one typed.

2. Folder Structure, instead of simple tag based structure. I guess, in LinkMan, one can choose to hide the folder pane. I personally, would like to see a folder panel, showing a tag based virtual folder structure, like in the not taking freeware WikidPad (

3. Duplicates & Marking the same site again: Both "Power Favorites", as well as LinkMan offer Duplicate Deletion. But PowerMarks simply did not have any duplicates. When one bookmarked a site which already existed in the database, PowerMarks very nicely opened the edit box for the preexisting bookmark, allowing one to make modifications if one wants to. This is much more flexible than a notice telling you that you already have that site bookmarked, and whether you would still like to mark it again (This, I guess is because of the hardcoded folder based approach).

I am sure that both LinkMan and Power Favorites will improve on their already impressive list of features, and hope that they incorporate features such as those mentioned above to approach the power and simplicity of powermarks. That will gain them many a customers like me, who are still crying over the demise of their favorite PowerMarks. :-)

General Software Discussion / Re: Let go of your bookmarks!
« on: July 16, 2008, 11:29 AM »
I also never used my bookmarks, mainly because the bookmark managers made it difficult to use them in the first place. Click here - then click there - then search. Aaaarrrrrrgggggghhhh!!!!

It was only after I found (the now sadly off-the-shelf) PowerMarks that I started using Bookmarks in earnest. This actually did increase my productivity quite a lot. Now, I am back to square one, I save bookmarks, almost never to use them again :-(

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