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General Software Discussion / Re: youtube downloader?
« on: March 21, 2020, 10:54 AM »
although it is a full application, jdownloader has been fantastic downloading from youtube among other places.  http://www.jdownloader.org/changes/index

Vegas are you no longer using Allavsoft's Downloader? You gave it an endorsement in another thread.  If you moved on... why?

I saw that BitsDuJour had Allavsoft's Download and converter.  for 100% off. or if you want the lifetime version, $18.99

Does anyone have any experience with this program.  The comments on BitsDuJour have alot of praise, but there are some saying it triggers their virus scanner.

Batch downloading and converting.  It seems to "promise" support on many platforms, including facebook. I actually need to download a bunch of videos from facebook page that is being migrated.   
   
I am looking at other programs I saw mentioned in this thread (list below). 
Years ago I used video downloadhelper.. a browser extension.  I remember feeling like it was a little sketchy.

Looks like earlier in this thread folks offered up
4k Video Downloader https://www.4kdownload.com/
3D Youtube Downloader https://yd.3dyd.com/home/
Free Download Manager https://www.freedownloadmanager.org/
JDownloader 2 BETA https://jdownloader.org/changes/index
Youtube Song downloader https://www.abelssof...tube-song-downloader

and of course youtube-dl

Thanks
Sphere

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What is the best way to automate the collection of specific data, ie contact information, when visiting a webpage?  Years ago I used to methodically copy or enter the  person/company’s  name, address, web url telephone number and email and notes into a contact manager or address book. More recently, I have simply saved a copy of their contact page.  I can link to the saved page, tag it, and or search for it.  This works,- but it is a little chaotic.   

It occurred to me that maybe it would be possible for  Clipboard Help + Spell to identify different types of text strings and sort them neatly into their categories based on the attributes of the text.  A ".com", ".org" etc would indicate that text strig is part of a web url.  An "@" sign would indicate an email address or an Instagram etc.

It would be great to be able to pull
Name,
Address,
Telephone
Mobile
Email
Facebook Page
Instagram (more and more businesses are on instagram)
Etc…
A description
page url

It seems like an easier way to identify what text is what would be using the page coding. 
I have looked into some Customer Relationship Managers CRMs to see if they offer a way to pull contact information into their systems and I have not found anything yet.  I have also looked into web scraping tools, but most seem to target an entire site.  I would like to indicate a page and pull the information I want.

Any ideas?

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So I stumbled upon this and it made me think of this thread (not that I succeeded at keeping up with this thread).  I did catch some posts that explored what should be contained in a zettel...  and that came to mind when looking at this site:
https://physicstravelguide.com/start
the wiki presents concepts from varying angles- intuitive, concreate, abstract, why is it interesting and so on, depending on the subject:
https://physicstrave...alism#tab__intuitive




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Impressive. Well done:) :D

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General Software Discussion / Re: Good Freeware Video Editor?
« on: January 10, 2020, 02:20 PM »
Thank you. This has worked well. But I am still learning

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General Software Discussion / Re: Good Freeware Video Editor?
« on: January 05, 2020, 08:27 PM »
So I am looking to batch convert many AMR files to MP3 (while also adjusting the Sampling rate so it is at least 16) and it occurred to me I would also like to normalize the volume on these files and possibly make other tweaks.   Additionally, I have a number of movies I would like to do the same. A Finally, I sometimes like extracting the audio from videos so I can listen on the go.  Any suggestions?  I realize this post was originally about video editing, but I guess I am wondering if there is a standalone application that can help with all of these media related tasks?

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General Software Discussion / Re: Good Freeware Video Editor?
« on: November 25, 2019, 09:30 PM »
I have not looked at the old thread, but I think you are looking to normalize the audio levels. 
Davinci Resolve can likely do this.


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Living Room / Re: Migrating from Ymail to Gmail
« on: November 15, 2019, 08:05 PM »
Yup, except that Thunderbird is not recommendable.

Curious why? Because Mozilla is no longer actively developing it? Other faults?  What would you recommend?  It seems like any email client should be able to do this.

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Living Room / Re: Migrating from Ymail to Gmail
« on: November 15, 2019, 12:44 PM »
After all of your old emails are downloaded, you can copy or move messages and folders from one email account to the other. You can also set up Thunderbird so that it automatically copies/moves any new messages to your new email account using its filters and rules.  Thunderbird has to be running to do this.


I wanted to add. Do some testing when transferring folders/files first.  I have had some difficulty copying entire folders like Inbox and Sent.  If you have created other sub folders those can likely be copied.

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Living Room / Re: Migrating from Ymail to Gmail
« on: November 15, 2019, 12:40 PM »
Email clients are great for this.  You can use an email client like Thunderbird like a file explorer/hub of sorts for multiple email accounts.
It would look something like this:
1) Add an account in Thunderbird (or a similar email client ) for your Yahoo email. I would set it up using IMAP- however if you wanted to download all the email off of Yahoo you could use POP.
2) In the settings/preferences for that email account choose which folders you want to subscribe/synchronize locally and how often.
3) Add another account in Thunderbird (or a similar email client) for whatever your new email will be. (ie your Google account)  Again IMAP works best.
4) Once again choose the email folders you want to subscribe/ synchronize.
5) Allow Thunderbird to download all the messages. It will be helpful if you make sure Thunderbird is downloading the entire message and not just the header/subject.

After all of your old emails are downloaded, you can copy or move messages and folders from one email account to the other. You can also set up Thunderbird so that it automatically copies/moves any new messages to your new email account using its filters and rules.  Thunderbird has to be running to do this.

You can also import your contacts using Thunderbird and synchronize them with your new email. I did a quick search on how to bring this contacts into Thunderbird. Link But I'm sure there's also a way to import them directly into your nor new email account.

 You can have multiple email accounts and simply move the contents of folders from your Yahoo account to your new email account.

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General Software Discussion / Re: Hosting photos on your own site
« on: November 01, 2019, 12:00 AM »
Off the top of my head
Zenphoto
media goblin
koken
piwigo
lychee
coppermine
chevereto

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General Software Discussion / Re: I'm thinking of going primitive
« on: October 31, 2019, 11:46 PM »
I have not been able to follow along this thread as closely as I would like, but I am looking forward to reading it more closely later on.  Appreciate your sharing your exploration.

btw, zettlr is very slick.  I really like it.

Yeah, I like its user interface. It kinda reminds me of doogiePIM but it is opensource.  Out of curiosity, did you look at the others?

I have not gone fully down the zettkasten rabbit hole, but I do find myself circling around to it often. I have seen a number of people compare this to https://www.zettlr.com/
As I understand it it uses a graph database, where each item is a container- so rather than emulating a "card" for each thought/note/idea,  it is a container... which makes it more friendly for storing other types of media.  It is opensource with Windows, Mac and Linux versions.

Similar programs I have been intending to look at are https://mindforger.sourceforge.io/ (I believe windows and Linux- though originally just Linux) and also https://github.com/zadam/trilium which is windows.

I personally really like it when there is a way to easily link to email. I can generate an email link, but would rather it was done automatically.

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Revo Uninstaller Pro and Portable are both on sale currently at BitsDuJour
Pro is 67% off= $8.25
Portable is 30% off= $20.96

Are these still a favorite here?


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General Software Discussion / Re: I'm thinking of going primitive
« on: October 30, 2019, 07:17 PM »

but then, i found this:
https://forum.zettel...imeless-zettelkasten
now this seems cool!!
this is similar to what the mac software "The Archive" which people consider a brilliant zettel software.  so i'm trying this open source windows version and it's FANTASTIC!  so i'll be trying this out for a while.  it's beautiful looking, it is true zettel and files are all text files, and it's fast, and its free and open source, so we can modify it!

I have not gone fully down the zettkasten rabbit hole, but I do find myself circling around to it often. I have seen a number of people compare this to https://www.zettlr.com/
As I understand it it uses a graph database, where each item is a container- so rather than emulating a "card" for each thought/note/idea,  it is a container... which makes it more friendly for storing other types of media.  It is opensource with Windows, Mac and Linux versions.

Similar programs I have been intending to look at are https://mindforger.sourceforge.io/ (I believe windows and Linux- though originally just Linux) and also https://github.com/zadam/trilium which is windows.

I personally really like it when there is a way to easily link to email. I can generate an email link, but would rather it was done automatically.



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N.A.N.Y. 2020 / Re: NANY 2020 Release - Android App - DiscussionList
« on: October 12, 2019, 02:22 PM »
would be to add a time stamped highlights/notes section for each question that is added.

I could add the ability to add notes for each question, without too much trouble.

I think adding timestamped note, would be a nice addition. It might be possible then to link to the audio memos, videos or even photo for our use case.
I understand that the suggestion of adding media creates a much harder hurdle.


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I too like nextcloud.  It also seems to have a huge following... and is open source

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N.A.N.Y. 2020 / Re: NANY 2020 Release - Android App - DiscussionList
« on: October 11, 2019, 10:56 AM »

 :Thmbsup:
This is a great tool.
 
An idea (which adds some level of complexity which is likely outside the scope of the app) would be to add a time stamped highlights/notes section for each question that is added.  Personally I would love it to be an recorded audio memo with some tags because my partner and I have a similar process. After having a check-in (what we call it) we sometimes record an audio or video where we try to recap and highlight what we talked about, and where we are about it.  These have been interesting to go back and revisit.  We have also sometimes started and email chain to carry on topics.

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General Software Discussion / Re: Anyone Using Zoot?
« on: October 09, 2019, 03:08 PM »
ah!  yes i forgot about those email automation things.  yes thats cool, and im starting to consider checking it out again.  now i remember....that was cool at the time, but then the desktop search indexers started coming out.  so as far as searching through email etc, those seemed to replace it for me.  Now they dont offer anything in terms of organizing emails etc., so that is a very specific thing to consider.  i wouldnt mind a tool like that.  but i can also see just copy/pasting important emails i want to organize into my actual organizer like rightnote or onenote, which i already do.  so its something to balance.  im very interested to see where zoot has come.

I would be very curious what your thoughts are after picking it up again.  I'm not sure if it would replace my email client. It does integrate with Outlook. However, having the ability to have its rules extract things from emails it receives seems of great benefit.  Just setting it up with its own email and sending it items to "process" could be of great use.

yea zoot has been around for a very long time, and nothing was happening for i want to say at least 5 years, maybe 10.  they were around when keynote was still popular.

yes I knew that they had been around for a long time. Just do not realize that the development was so inconsistent.

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General Software Discussion / Re: What's the future of OneNote?
« on: October 08, 2019, 02:50 PM »
I don't think anybody is going to disagree with you. I have no idea how Microsoft makes its decisions. It seems like for a while each year they would come out with another office  suite with very little in the way of improvements. It was helpful when there is something that was flashy. I remember being resistant to the ribbon to begin with, but when similar menu options were adopted a program such as Adobe acrobat, I saw their merits. Microsoft was somewhat slow to get on the SAAS bandwagon. I considered that a blessing. It is seeming harder and harder to find companies and even open source communities who are working on desktop suite applications.

I realize that they might not listen, but I still think it is worth shouting

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General Software Discussion / Re: Anyone Using Zoot?
« on: October 08, 2019, 02:32 PM »

I have many comments regarding Zoot over the years.  Do a search on my username and you'll find a lot of good stuff.

I had given a search and seen a number of your comments. The last thread was from about 4 years ago. I will take another look.


I haven't tried their latest revamp.  It looks good.  But why?  It definitely is unique.
 

It seems like Zoot has some offerings that  other information managers do not. But I could be (and likely am) mistaken about that.  Based on the user documentation, it seems like Zoot has been designed with some very specific use-cases to manage information that arrives from specific sources.  Zoot can monitor email(more on that later), rss feeds (forums, articles & updates etc), twitter (commentary, articles & whatever) pocket (things "to read later" ), and based on user defined rules, create tasks, download web pages (in the readability format) and more.  It seems that many who use Zoot leverage zoots ability to process email   Items/tasks etc can be added to your created, added to your calendar, websites downloaded  and filed... all when an email is received.  Like many organizers, Zoot has a capture utility where you can send things to Zoot or also send them up to one of your cloud services.  It has a scrapbbok, which seems to operate like a clipboard monitor (not sure if rules can be created for clippings).  It is the automaton that I find appealing and how it interfaces with email, which at times consumes alot of my time
I'm of the opinion currently that if you don't want to use the popular products like Evernote or Onenote, etc., the next best overall option is RIghtnote, and everything else is a distant third.

I have not tried out  RightNote, but it does have its fair number of fans. It strikes me as more similar to OneNote in how you can organize information.

Onenote could've been the one, lol.  But this latest thing they did is worrisome in that they are trying to make it only work if you login with a microsoft account.  And they completely revamped the interface which is never good for microsoft.

 :up: :up: :up: :up: :up: :up: :up: :up: :up: Agreed :down: :down: :down: :down: :down: :down: I hope that a OneNote desktop app that can operate as a standalone app, without any internet access,  makes a comeback.  Yes I would like to be able to sync, but on my own terms.

I may myself go back to rightnote soon.  Zoot, to me, the unique feature is the 3-pane email-like system.  Why do i need that?  i dont know.  I can accomplish similarly with a tree heirarchy.  Instead of a root folder and the contents in the separate pane....you can have a branch, with the contents in the sub-branches.  Big whoop. 

What about input. Does Rightnote offer any sort of automated input?  That is really what I am looking for.  Also, is RightNote tablet friendly?  Zoot looks like it might work on a tablet.

I suspect that Zoot owes much of its inspiration to the email clients of the past.  I say this having not actually used the software.  I remember essentialPIM having a similar feel.

And rightnote has been stable for a while and still being updated, also another vote of confidence.  Zoot didnt do ANYTHING for like 20 years, and now they have a new version, and who knows if they will not do anything for another 20 years.
Really 20 years? I realized that it has eben around for 20 years.  The future of the software, updates and development do concern me as well.

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General Software Discussion / Re: What's the future of OneNote?
« on: October 08, 2019, 01:17 PM »
 
I'm equally frustrated with the move to make Onenote a web app.
While not sure how effective it will be, I encourage everyone to let Microsoft know. Not sure the best way to do that.  The Uservoice???


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Just an FYI, I believe you can download the most recent version without having to fill out the form if you go to Majorgeeks

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The thing that caught my eye was the ability to download and run a dockerized version.  This makes it pretty easy to get a self hosted option running, provided it does not rely on calling back to its original home.. wiznote.
I think i would lean towards something like next cloud as it is open source and has a very active development community.

That being said, I am extremely reluctant myself as well.  Just wanted to put an update here to document the changes/development.


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General Software Discussion / Anyone Using Zoot?
« on: October 07, 2019, 04:23 PM »
I am curious if anyone using Zoot or has used it and can offer insight?  It seems like it has a unique interface that could help reduce the time spent entering information into one's system.  This is provided the data being collected comes primarily from email, web pages,  other "clippings", rss feeds, twitter and pocket.  A weakness might be imputing data  from other sources.   

It seems as though Zoot has had numerous chapters over the years that have attracted different users.  A major change was when it made the change to rich text.  It seems that people's opinion on it as a tool is based somewhat on when they used it. 

Am I correct in feeling it is unique?  Are there other similar information managers?

For those who have used it, when did you use it and what limitations did you encountered? What were the reasons you passed on adopting it as part of your toolset? 

For those who still use it as a part of your tool set, what kind of information do you through at it? I am specifically interested in pieces of information that it was not intended to store.   

I like utilizing a information manager that uses the filesystem to store information, feeling it is more future proof. It also allows the use of other tools to examine and use your data.  Zoot relies on interconnected databases. Seems like that could look your data up.

I realize that user documentation is a place where the developer has let the ball drop.  I am curious how that impacted your ability to fully grasp information manager's utility.

Thank you

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Anyone still using WizNotes?

Just noticed there have been some developments with WizNote and figured I would make some notes here. 

They have a Dockerized their package  which (for some, like myself) will make it easier to run.  Apparently you can download the docker file, after providing an email address.

The docker page is here

http://www.wiz.cn/docker

There is also an online demo I do not remember being there for anyone who wants to get a feel for it without installing. A number of functions are not enabled without being logged in it seems.

It also looks like there might be some sort of email to save url  function

Url2Wiz Service
You could save a webpage via Url2Wiz service without installing any application. Generally, it is for automation service such as ifttt.com or Shortcut on iOS. It is capable of adding a bookmark for saving any webpage.
How to get your Mywiz Mail
Sign in WizNote, and you could get your Mywiz Mail in Account Settings (Click your portrait). About how to receive mail via Mywiz Mail to save the content, please click here to learn more.

http://www.wiz.cn/url2wiz.html

Most recent posts on their blog are in English, but there are some questionable posts there as well. Blog:
http://www.wiz.cn/page/1

I have to say, it has a nice user interface.  I am still quite reluctant,  wondering if there are back doors etc etc.  It seems like Nextcloud is a place to watch as well. Joplin etc.  In my search I did come across another open source note taking app, also out of China ( I believe) that was being comparied to wiznote called Leanote. It also has a desktop, mobile apps. 
Leanote
github

Looks like work has not been very active, but the code is up there.

 

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