Automatically launch a program at specified time

Today I want to highlight a feature of Notezilla (Windows sticky notes app) that many users may not be using it, or may not be aware of it.

When setting a reminder alarm on a sticky note in Notezilla, you can actually configure the reminder to run a particular program, launch a website or open a document automatically. You can also repeat it at specified interval.

This can be really useful if you regularly run a particular program (backup weekly etc), check some data on a website etc. You can automate this by telling Notezilla to run that program/website/document at a specific time.

Here is are the steps:

Step 1: Go to ‘Set Due Date’ window

 

Sticky Notes (Options Menu)

Step 2: Click on Advanced tab inside the ‘Set Due Date’ window & specify the location of program/website/document

 

Sticky Notes Reminder (Advanced Tab)

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Moving sticky notes from old computer to a new computer on Windows

Watch the below video to know how to move Notezilla‘s sticky notes data from an old Windows computer to new Windows computer. This video will also help you understand where exactly Notezilla stores its data.

Move Notezilla’s sticky notes data from old computer to a new computer

Move Notezilla’s sticky notes data from old computer to a new computer

Here is the summary:

  1. Go to the old PC (desktop / laptop). Find out where Notezilla stores its data. You can find this from Notezilla’s Preferences (Advanced tab). To access Notezilla’s Preferences, right click on Notezilla icon and choose Preferences from the menu.

    Typically, Notezilla stores data under:
    Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\<user name>\Application Data\Conceptworld\Notezilla\
    Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Users\<user name>\AppData\Roaming\Conceptworld\Notezilla\

  2. Open the above mentioned data folder in Windows Explorer.
  3. Inside the data folder you will find either Notes8.db or Notes.db file. Sometimes you would just see Notes8 or Notes if you have configured your system to hide file extensions.
  4. Exit Notezilla.
  5. Copy Notes8.db or Notes.db file to a pen drive, external drive or to a network location easily accessible from your new PC.
  6. Download and install Notezilla on your new computer from our website.
  7. Run Notezilla on your new PC and find out where exactly the data is stored (Follow step 1 on new computer)
  8. Open the data folder in Windows Explorer.
  9. Exit Notezilla.
  10. Delete Notes8.db or Notes.db file from the data folder (assuming that you haven’t created any important notes after installing Notezilla on the new computer).
  11. Copy Notes8.db or Notes.db file (that we copied from the old computer) from the pen drive, external drive or network location to the data folder opened on the new computer.
  12. Run Notezilla. You will find all your sticky notes from your old computer on your new PC :).

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Always show icon in notification area (system tray) in Windows

After you run the sticky notes app – Notezilla, you will find that it creates an icon inside the notification area. Windows, by default hides this icon inside an expandable panel. If you click on the small triangle in the notification area (also called system tray), you will see the Notezilla icon. See picture below:

Notezilla icon hidden inside system tray (notification area)

Since the only way to access Notezilla features is through this icon (except for the hotkeys), it would be more convenient to tell Windows to always show this icon so that you don’t have to use the expandable panel each time.

Here is how you would do this.

Step 1: Click on Customize link shown in the expandable panel (see picture above).

Once you choose ‘Customize’ you will see the below window allowing you to configure how each tray icon should behave. Click on below picture to see full view.

Customize Notezilla tray icon

Step 2: Find Notezilla in the list, select ‘Show icon and notifications’ option for Notezilla & press OK.

You will now notice that Notezilla icon always shows up in the notification area.

Notezilla icon visible in notification area

Making this small change will really ease your access to Notezilla features.

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