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Yes, I have AnyDesk on my PC, so I will put it on the Laptop and test, also with the iPad.  I still have not hit any walls with Teamviewer, but I want to be ready.

I won't do the RemotePC, they have your credit card for automatic renewal if you forget.  Maybe if the card expires during the year.

I did the Windows Explorer thing which is the Dokan stuff thing.  :)  However, I do not have a k: in there. Hmmmm....

And I understand that this is one alternative, There is no super-rush so I am curious how it works, maybe I'll learn some geek stuff in the process. And I like the idea of having a cloud drive mounted directly on my PC. I was a little curious about how they say those files will be there on a temporary basis, like a transit spot.

 Introducing the Keybase filesystem

You can now write data in a very special place:

Or, in Windows:

Exactly what determines "k:" ?
I thought maybe you simply set up folders private and public in the keybase folder.  Do I have to do that fancy file system download?

I got a puter, a laptop and an ipad all hooked into one account.  This involved using the ipad camera to point at the squiqqly things. So I don't think I need the secret password for now.

Now, back to the html online page.  I think if I have or create a html file and then change it to index.htlm and then place it in the right spot, I may have a simple online page to start.   

Some of the elements of Keybase puzzle me. I started to go into a second puter, and now it wants a "secret phrase".  I do not remember any such thing. Maybe because I don't yet really have the thing working?

The Dokan file system seems to want to load.  Should I let it?

Heads up: If you rely on Keybase Filesystem, leave Windows Insider until issues with Dokan/Keybase and Windows are resolved

Presumably resolved now, but it does mean I should pay attention.


May be a way to diversify from Teamviewer.  Both have a free option, some comparisons in order.

Found Deals and Discounts / Re: PDF-XChange Pro
« on: November 15, 2018, 10:47 AM »
The Soda PDF Desktop 10 Premium is what I picked up from Bits du Jour.

You go Get this Deal and it is the $59 one. (Be careful not to get the ANYWHERE subscription stuff.)
Soda PDF 10 - Premium Lifetime License

And I don't think they ever took it off sale...

Note: this does not include the OCR, (if you need it on an occasional month you can get it on subscription for $20.)

The company and product seems quite good.  So far I have only used the reader, which is well designed, I plan to make PDFs shortly.
It is possible that XChange Pro has more moving parts.

I have used PDF-XChange a lot over the years.

Thanks, guys, I should be using it shortly.


I could learn htpasswd if I do it myself.

With Keybase, I see lots about chat and teams, not a way to upload HTML files to have an accessible page.  Am I missing something?

Certain tools will give you "pre-fab" HTML.

Rightnote is an example, with their WebBook

This gives you a very nice HTML page that reads like your Rightnote, with Folders, Sub-folders and Tabs.
The Rightnote architecture allows you to keep a lot of information in a compact page.
In some cases you might even like it for a 3rd party information use.

Now, lets say you want this page on the web.

In my case I have a good host, good support, a vBulletin forum and the ability to add urls at no incremental cost.
And I can purchase a domain for this purpose.

Is the best way simply to automate an upload? 
I think I would have to add a privacy-security aspect, and that might complicate the endeavor. How much?

Or is there a good 3rd party tool that will host a webpage on their domain, at minimal cost, and possibly include the privacy aspect?

The idea here is to make sure I always have easy access to the information, can regen it every week or day, and do not have to be dependent on remote applications like Teamviewer.

Granted, RightNote has another method, involving Evernote, which I hope to get working some day.  However, I like the webbook idea. (They also have a mobile, which is more for Android.)

Your thoughts welcome !


Let's say you are doing a practical non-fiction book that will have planned out chapters, and you have a lot of source material with which to work. (In my case I have the info and many pictures on a special forum as well as urls in Linkman.)  I am involved in one that shows the evidences that Codex Sinaiticus is an 1800s production, not 300s.

Then I think the de minimis need would be like this:

Good RTF and picture capture is nice.
Export to book formats would be nice, but not necessary. When the time comes, you can cut-and-paste and tweak.



Top Tabs, flexible, movable, that could be each individual chapter, starting with outline, TOC, ending with Footnotes and Bibliography.
Side Explorer type interface that could be the units and sub-units within the chapter.

RightNote is one that seems to have those actions.


If you don't have something equivalent to that view-flow, it won't be as good.

Two questions.

a) Is my logic sound?  And what can you add?

b) If it is sound what are some of the RightNote alternatives and how do they compare?



General Software Discussion / Re: More Ads in Windows 10
« on: July 13, 2018, 09:35 AM »
Isn’t there a rule -

“If you actually have a sync working properly, and it is free — leave it alone” :)

Great suggestions.  Will be revisiting and testing. 

The goal is to make a scrollable website, usually under 2 page sizes total into one clear and simple pic.  This will often be quicker, and look better, than doing multiple pics.  And in some cases even a longer web, like 3 or 4 pages, may do well.

I've now put in a card based systems section. Gingko, NoteZilla. I've also added the Google grouping here, because a substantial proportion of the initial writing is likely to be done in Keep.  I'll look around for others too.
As a pseudo-card based systems I would consider Protopage.  It is much more than a Start Page.  And is becoming my central organizer.

And I was working with Linoit but you have to emulate tabs with your own index boxes. Plus Protopage has more RTF.  And more auxiliary “stuff” is in the environment.

These two are all web browser, maybe with some app-ability that soes not change much.  Try out using Chrome to pin to taskbar.


PNotes .net version always is always an alternative to Notezilla, although the robust NotesBrowser in NZ might be one plus, where each program has 10 plusses and minusses.

DoggiePim on Bits du Jour TODAY.  An interesting compare to Rightnote.  Time to try, and maybe buy.  He does have a fair amount of writing-centric stuff and looks like good structure, including tabs in multiple spots.

For now we only know that OP encounters some kind of issue when posting PNG pictures to forums working with vBulletin, which seems to be the only reason —although I guess it may be a fair enough one, if the issue is too bothersome and can't be fixed— why he favors JPG.
-ConstanceJill (June 14, 2018, 02:29 AM)
Yes, the issue was simply that the .JPG would fill up the page in vBulletin on the large sizes.  The .PNG would make a smaller image to the left. For my purposes, I generally like the biggies.


I had noticed with regular pics, that if I took two pictures of the same screen region
with WinSnap .. that the .PNG pic would not go into vBulletin as large as the . JPG
So I made sure the setting is .JPG.  Dunno why it works that way.


Awesome Screenshot (ran better in Chrome) did fine in making the image, .PNG, but again, it would not
go into vBulletin as large as I would like.  Maybe there is a fix for that.

Screenshot Captor seems to want me to do some stitching, and was showing me part of my
screen above and below the actual browser window (I think) I would be happy to try again
later but for now it is not simple enough.

Pearl Crescent Page Save is Firefox 57 (Quantum) and I use lower Firefoxes like 52.
In a pinch I could run both versions.

My SnagIt 7 license is pretty low for Windows 10, not really compatible.

Screengrab and ScreenshotGuru - maybe

Conceptually, it may well be that extensions do better, because they are thinking website window.

Of course, there are likely a couple dozen others.



So far I've tried Nimbus and Awesome Screenshot on Chrome. 

Some results here:

Awesome allows lots of tweaking.
Both seemed to want to make .PNG which do not get large easily like my .JPGs

I can simply cut and paste from the website into the forum, but then the double column loses the matching integrity.
I am leaving the examples on the page for now.

And I own SnagIt 7 - that might be a good try.

Is this easy to do with one or more of the tools?

My normal screen capture is Win-Snap and Abbyy ScreenShot Reader.

I've used some others.  I simply want to make a jpg that shows the whole magilla.
The source web pages will usually be under two screen pages long.

Also if there is a way using a Windows and "-" key, or reducing in some way, that is an alternate.

Your suggestions?

Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: GS-Base Mini-Review
« on: June 05, 2018, 02:03 AM »
I think it's perfectly good as a database, and am still using it to record things for which I need to use such functionality.  It's a great deal for the price, and very functional, so I haven't really looked for anything else.

I agree that it is the best tool I have seen for flat-file.  Beats ListPro (also a good program for fast entry, search etc) because of a much better note implementation, and some other reasons.

Have you worked with the relational aspect?  Can it produce a workable view where the name of File 1 (Contacts) shows up in the View of File 2 (Events).

Linking Tables

Good discussion.  Looks possible, but not particularly intuitive.  However, the simple drop-down (without search on the drop-down) is very easy, again a plus over ListPro, if I remember right.

Link note:
Create a link to any file for quick access to that file

That is referring to external files.

You would have to have a way to create a contact note structure.
And an event or call log structure.

Within Rightnote.
And link the two together.

Airtable does this easily with its online database/spreadsheet metaphor, so that is my current try (2500 records free.)

With Windows programs, of course the Filemaker and Alpha 5 type of program does this.  Maybe GS-Base on the simpler end, I have not tried its internal linking yet.  It does do well with an extended/large note fields within the single database.

I don't know if any of the RightNote, Mybase types of programs can do this.

General Software Discussion / Re: Notetaking software
« on: June 04, 2018, 09:21 AM »
> (This is in addition to using Linoit as the visual traffic cop.)

Protopage has user-sizable RTF notes, that you can lay out on a page, and it also has a tab structure., and direct urls to each tab. The editor is decent, create web link is there.  And other widgets can be on the same page, e.g. for simple bookmarks or RSS feeds.

The boxes are far more RTF configurable than Linoit (for which only the box itself,  can be configured for color of font, size of font and background color. Within the box, everything is fixed.)

For now, those are my two leaders for visual note-taking and visual quick-access. 

While I poke around with Evernote, Wunderlist and word processing documents for most of the rest.

(Sidenote: I do like using AirTable for a custom contact manager that can easily url documents, email and stuff.)

For me, the full page-with-boxes view is a primary consideration.  The Linoit metaphor has helped, and I think a port to Protopage (if I decide that way) would be a couple of hours.

Both programs seem solid on your choosing private, public, sharing.

Protopage is thought of as a start page, but I am quite impressed with its versatility.  I actually was looking at it as my RSS and podcast feed locale, where it "feels" more flexible and pleasant.  Then I noticed the RTF notes feature.

Linoit wants $3/month for a real full-blown search (a necessity over time.) Not sure if the Protopage situation will push me to something similar.  These fees I do not mind.

I looked around the Window PIMs and did not see anything that looked great.  Usually they are note oriented, too free-form, or they are overly structured PIMS.  A few have tablet and/or web accessibility. They do not really think in terms of an event or call log, like you would have in Act! or GoldMine and those software choices. Those are sales-centric.

So I went into Airtable, so far it is a pleasant surprise. The field data types, linking files, are all reasonably robust and intuitive. I used a tempate for personal CRM and quickly tailored it to my needs.  More planned.  I think it will become my all-purpose PIM, personal, Bible research, business and more. You've got checkboxes, tags and all sorts of goodies, and a pleasant interface.

Next I will create the "Event" file and link it to the "Contacts" file and see how it looks.

Oh, it has all sorts of connections, to web spots, email and such, where the field can bring up the Google Doc, the place, the Gmail specific one, and stuff like that. 

This is a bit of a new genre, and I was impressed .. so far.  Active community forum, too.

On the iPad it will not let you work through the browser, so far the App looks good, although they may not duplicate the geek efforts to make structure, I have not checked that yet.

Would there be a way to mold a Rightnote into a contact manger with call-note log.

Clearly the table-spreadsheet function could be used as a contact manager, but to have a call-note log you have to relate a contact to their events.

Is there a way to get this from the Rightnote functionality?

Looks good.

Working with that, I decided to make myself a LinoIt page.

Writer's Tools

The page moves up and down - dragged - to see more.

I have it set for now that only I can change or adjust boxes.
If I start getting the page too full, I break it up to two different urls with simple toggle-url capability.

I just tried Flexi-PDF (Basic) on a document that needs rotation.

You go to Thumbnail and there is a button, or you go Ctrl-R.
However it did .. nothing.

Maybe I stick with PDF XChang-Editor for now.  I was ready for a $30 splurge.
I'll plan on trying again after a reboot.

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