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c.gingerich

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Note5
« on: June 17, 2014, 03:04 PM »
There is a Mac app and web app called 5iler (http://5iler.com) that I thought was a good idea but since it is only available for Mac I thought I would make one for Windows.

I call it Note5. You have a nice color interface that when you click on a color bar it opens a note that you can enter anything you want. Notes are auto-saved on the fly.

Please give it a try and let me know your thoughts.

Screen shot - http://snap.ashampoo.com/5ZkZHuRb

Download - https://drive.google...6GacXVDZFbWNpM09fY0U

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Re: Note5
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2014, 03:24 PM »
Slick clone!  Suggestions:

  • Focus the edit field when switching to a different note.
  • Hide to tray icon.
  • Hotkey for hiding/showing main window.

Nice work, Chris.

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Re: Note5
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2014, 03:50 PM »
Thanks! I'm sure I can add most if not all of those items :-)

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Re: Note5
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2014, 03:52 PM »
And I must say... thanks for turning me on to 5iler.  Yours is cool and a very well done clone... but having the web sync and always available no matter what is killer...  a simplified version of what I use now... simplenote.

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Re: Note5
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2014, 12:24 PM »
Update: v1.0.0.12

Added tray icon, Full window view for notes, and fixed note focus bug.

I'm still working on other features so stay tuned.  ;)

Download - https://drive.google...6GacXVDZFbWNpM09fY0U

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Screenshot_2014.06.18_13h23m36s_002_.pngNote5
fullwindow.pngNote5

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Re: Note5
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2014, 12:34 PM »
Full note view was a really smart addition!

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Re: Note5
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2014, 12:39 PM »
Thanks. I like having a bigger view if I have a lot of text to look at.

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Re: Note5
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2014, 09:30 PM »
Very nice!

One bug I noticed was that clicking on 'About' from the menu button in the upper left corner brings up the expected window.  But when I try to close the About window, the Note5 window doesn't take the focus.  Instead the Windows Explorer window from which I opened the program takes focus, and I wasn't able to get the Note5 window to respond.  This happened twice, so it appears to be reproducible.

(Win7 Home Premium 64-bit w/ SP1)

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Re: Note5
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2014, 06:21 AM »
OK I will look at that today.  Thanks.

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Re: Note5
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2014, 09:42 AM »
The more I use this, the more I like it.  It's probably the simplicity that appeals to me.

Here are a couple of things that would be nice to see, if possible:
- Ability to customize the time/date format inserted when F5 is pressed
- 'Stay on Top' option (with a transparency setting would be ideal)

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Re: Note5
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2014, 10:58 AM »
Glad you like it. I'll add those ideas to my list. :-)

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Re: Note5
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2014, 11:49 AM »
One more bug:  Changing the title of the leftmost note isn't persistent.  After restarting Note5, the title reverts to Note1 (unless I manually change the title in the XML file).

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Re: Note5
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2014, 12:43 PM »
That should have been fixed in the latest version 1.0.0.12 - Please download and try again. Make sure to not overwrite your Note5.xml file if you have notes in it.

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Re: Note5
« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2014, 01:12 PM »
Is there a way to verify which version I'm using?  I'm still having the same issue after re-downloaded using the link posted in:
Update: v1.0.0.12

Added tray icon, Full window view for notes, and fixed note focus bug.

I'm still working on other features so stay tuned.  ;)

Download - https://drive.google...6GacXVDZFbWNpM09fY0U

Screen shots (see attachment in previous post) (see attachment in previous post)

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Re: Note5
« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2014, 01:22 PM »
very nice!

Is there a keyboard way of moving focus from one note to another?
if not, would it be possibly to add?
one of the typical shortcuts would probably be good Ctrl+Tab or Ctrl+Arrowkeys or Ctrl+PgUp/PgDn (?)

I can confirm "Changing the title of the leftmost note isn't persistent" is still a problem - v.1.0.0.12

@cschw:

Screenshot - 2014-06-19 , 20_21_41.png
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Re: Note5
« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2014, 01:46 PM »
Thanks. I'll look into that again and I'll also see about adding a way to switch notes via keyboard.

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Re: Note5
« Reply #16 on: June 19, 2014, 02:53 PM »
Version 2.0.0.0 is now available! Fixes and additions are:

- Fix bug when saving Note 1 title
- Fixed small bug where title text would get cut off after going to full window view
- Allowed TAB in notes
- Option to hide/show scrollbars
- Option to have full window view default
- Support mouse scrolling when no scrollbars are showing
- Added always ontop option
- Added transparency option
- Added version number to the titlebar
- Added ability to switch notes via keyboard (Ctrl+Left/Right arrows)
- Can now customize the date/time stamp
- Moved ReadMe to an external text file so as not to overwrite the Note5.xml when users update.
- Added color theme support

Download - http://note5.pen.io

Comments welcome!!!
« Last Edit: June 19, 2014, 03:34 PM by c.gingerich »

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Re: Note5
« Reply #17 on: June 19, 2014, 03:35 PM »
Thanks for sharing the program.  I wonder if it's possible to add control f search without killing off the simplicity? I have a small Treepad file of OS Tips but since no note program I have tried will import the .hjt file I thought I'd break it out to a Panel in note5.  Something simple like search with optional case sensitivity would move the cursor down to the appropriate area without scroll and read.

I like the idea.  I was using a plain text editor with a temp text file for quickie notes.  Naming the whole file after a single note I would forget the filename after a day or two.  :)

If the case sensitive check mark or lack thereof could be saved across sessions or even per panel would be super.  Or perhaps instead of an .ini setting just have 2 hotkeys.  Control f for insensitive search and a 2 modifier f hotkey for case sensitive?

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Re: Note5
« Reply #18 on: June 19, 2014, 03:39 PM »
--snip--
@cschw:
 (see attachment in previous post)

 :-[  Thanks for answering my stupid question....

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Re: Note5
« Reply #19 on: June 19, 2014, 03:41 PM »
@MilesAhead - I'll see about adding a search to the notes.

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Re: Note5
« Reply #20 on: June 19, 2014, 03:51 PM »
Version 2.0.0.0 is now available!

--snip--

Comments welcome!!!
That was a quick turnaround!  It works well, and I like the option for setting themes in the INI file.

Feedback on 2.0.0.0 (this time on win7 enterprise 64-bit w/ sp1):
- Selecting 'About' no longer hangs the program
- Transparency setting works well, but is reverse of what I was expecting (fully opaque at 100% transparency, fully transparent at 0% transparency)
- Themes show up multiple times (see screenshot below) - but this only appears to happen when Settings -> Themes is opened without selecting a theme.  Each time this occurs, it appears to add another iteration of the Theme names in the menu
screenshot_20140619-153434.pngNote5

Thanks for creating this!

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Re: Note5
« Reply #21 on: June 19, 2014, 03:56 PM »
Oops,  :-[ about the menu. I know what the problem is with that.

I'll fix that up later tonight.

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Re: Note5
« Reply #22 on: June 19, 2014, 05:46 PM »
Some suggestions (you've probably considered some of these already):

#1 only show scrollbars when text too long for window
#2 ability to reduce window to an ontop 'minibar'
#3 start with windows (I mean I can set it up - but would be nice to have in-app)
#4 ability to close to tray
#5 escape key to close window (to tray) - *or* to reduce to minibar (#2 above)
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Re: Note5
« Reply #23 on: June 19, 2014, 06:55 PM »
@tomos - Yes, some I do have on my list. I will look into the others. Thanks for the suggestions!  :Thmbsup:

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Re: Note5
« Reply #24 on: June 19, 2014, 08:04 PM »
@tomos - What did you have in mind for a "minibar"?