RecentX 4 Launched – Launcher & Clipboard History Manager for Windows

We are very happy & excited to launched the new version of our Launcher program for Windows called RecentX 4.

This version has been revamped inside out. We have added very interesting features, plus you will see magical difference in performance, speed & its overall quality.

RecentX - Windows Launcher & Clipboard History Manager
Windows Launcher & Clipboard History Manager

Here are the highlights of the new version:

  1. Access your files, folders, programs, Internet history, bookmarks on your Windows computer within 2-7 seconds.
  2. Remembers recent & favorite items for faster access. Saves a lot of time.
  3. Tags files, folders, programs, websites, bookmarks in Windows.
  4. Integrates with Windows file open/save dialog window to directly jump to your favorite folder.
  5. Remembers all the text & images that you copy to clipboard so that you can directly pick them up when you require them later – Clipboard extender & history manager.
  6. Gives you access to Internet history & bookmarks from Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox & Internet Explorer.
  7. Quickly perform file operations (copy, rename etc) without using a file manager like Windows Explorer.

And there is lot more. Learn what’s new in RecentX 4. You can also try RecentX for free.

Thanks you all for your support. :)

Windows Sticky Notes App – Notezilla 8 Launched

Hello all,

We are pleased to inform that we launched Notezilla 8 sticky notes app today.

The new version will allow you to sync notes with the Notezilla.Net cloud service. You can access your sticky notes from iPhone, Android, iPad, Windows Phone, Tablet or any other device. Plus it brings several other exciting features.

Sticky notes on Windows desktop

Learn more about Notezilla 8
What’s new in Notezilla 8
Upgrading to the new version

Best wishes,
Conceptworld Team

Launching soon – Notezilla 8

Hi!

We will soon be launching Notezilla 8 sticky notes app. What’s in the new version? The major feature added in the new version is the ability to sync your notes to the cloud and access them from anywhere (iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone or any device with a modern Internet browser).

There are several other improvements to the product. Instead of we revealing them now, we want you to guess (add comments to this blog post) so that we know what you have been waiting for.

Also fill up the below form to get notified on launch of Notezilla 8.

Thanks for all your support.

RecentX 3.0 Launched



We are pleased to announce the launch of RecentX version 3.0.

This new version of RecentX has been improved from many dimensions. Nice new features, better performance & stability, improved usability and attractive looks.

Learn more about RecentX 3.0
Know what’s new in RecenX 3.0
Upgrade to RecentX 3.0  
Note:
Just download the new version and install it over the existing one. Existing data will be migrated automatically. If you don’t wish to keep the new version, you may revert back to the older version easily.
In the next few weeks, we will keep tweaking the new version. Do let us know if anything is missing or if anything needs improvement.
Finally, if RecentX has saved a lot of your time in the past, please do mention about it in forums, twitter, blog or your own website.

 

Troubleshooting sending of sticky notes over network

Sending sticky notes over network using Notezilla or Quick Notes Plus is very easy.

But your firewall settings and other network configuration can make it appear as a very difficult task.

You may not be able to send and receive sticky notes. Or you may be able to send but not receive sticky notes.

Here are most common causes of such problems:

  1. Firewall is blocking the program. Make sure that you have configure your firewall program to allow Notezilla/QNP to communicate over network. If you are using Windows Firewall then the following articles might help:

    Windows 7: Allow a program to communicate through Windows Firewall
    Windows XP: Using Windows Firewall
    Windows Vista: Allow a program to communicate through Windows Firewall

    Remember: You must configure the firewalls on all computers that need to send and receive sticky notes.

     

  2. If you are using Notezilla, you must make sure that the ‘Accept Notes Over Network’ option is enabled on all the computers. To access this option, right click on Notezilla’s icon in the Windows taskbar and choose ‘Notezilla Browser’ from the menu. In Notezilla Browser, click on the Advanced menu and enable ‘Accept Notes Over Network’.

     
  3. Your computer may be running more than one firewall programs. If you are using a third-party firewall program, you must make sure that the default Windows Firewall is disabled. You must have only one firewall program running. If you wish to run multiple firewall programs then you must make sure that you have allowed Notezilla/QNP in all firewalls

 

Restoring QNP Notes Data from Backup

By default, Quick Notes Plus (QNP) keeps backup copies of its notes data inside “Backup” subfolder under actual data folder (My Documents\My Notes).

QNP keeps 5 copies of the notes data under the “Backup” subfolder. Each copy in a separate dated folder.

In order to restore notes data from a dated backup folder, follow the below steps:

  1. Exit QNP
  2. Copy all the files from the dated backup folder (example: Backup\2007-05-04\) to the actual data folder (My Documents\My Notes)
  3. Launch QNP. You must see all your notes successfully restored

Importing QNP sticky notes in to NoteZilla

Whenever you install Notezilla over an existing copy of QNP, it automatically imports all the notes. As a side note, remember that Notezilla installs as a separate product. So you can easily try out Notezilla if it suits your needs. If not, you can just continue to use QNP (the data remains intact).

In some cases, you may have to manually import QNP notes into Notezilla.

Please follow the below steps to import all the notes from QNP to Notezilla.

  1. Go to Notezilla’s data folder and delete all the files and folders (To know the exact data folder, go to Advanced->Preferences (Advanced Tab) in Notezilla’s Notes Browser). WARNING: By deleting the files and folders you will be losing all the notes that you created in Notezilla. We hope that you have just installed Notezilla and haven’t created any imported a notes. If you have some important notes in Notezilla, then you may export them to separate “Notezilla Database File” using the File->Export feature. Once you have exported this file, we will import it again in step 4.
  2. Copy all the QNP data files including “GlobalSettings.qxml” file to the Notezilla’s data folder. Typically, QNP data files may be found under “My Documents\My Notes” folder.
  3. Launch Notezilla. It should import all the QNP notes.
  4. Note go to File->Import in Notezilla Notes Browser and import the files that you exported in step 4.

Quickly create sticky note and paste text from clipboard

Many users have requested for a hotkey to directly create a sticky note with the clipboard text in it.

Actually, there is a way to do this (almost as quick as a single hotkey)

  • Ctrl+Shift+U (Creates a new sticky note in NoteZilla/QNP on the desktop)
  • Ctrl+V (Pastes the clipboard text inside the newly created desktop sticky note)

Try it out, it is very fast.

10 things you may not know about QNP sticky notes

  1. You can use Ctrl+Plus and Ctrl+Minus keys to toggle between your favorite sticky note color. Use these keys from inside a sticky note.
  2. You can access the note menu, the title menu and the format menu using the shortcut keys Alt+N, Alt+T and Alt+F respectively.
  3. Desktop sticky note can have a rich shadow effect (Only on Windows XP systems or higher) ? To enable this option just go to General Preferences|Notes tab and choose the button “Shadow and Transparency…”.
  4. To immediately attach a sticky note to the current application, press Ctrl+Shift+W from inside the sticky note.
  5. QNP can be very useful if you login to many different websites. Just save the username/password to a sticky note and stick the note to that website. Each time you visit that website, the sticky note will popup with the username/password.
  6. You can configure QNP such that the note appears immediately when an alarm activates. Just go to General Preferences|Alarms tab and select the option – “Popup ‘Alarm Due’ window when an alarm activates”. The default behavior is that the note will appear only when you click on the animated clock on the taskbar.
  7. To paste unformatted text inside a note, hold shift when pasting the text. For example, you would actually press Shift+Ctrl+V instead of Ctrl+V. This feature is especially useful when copying and pasting text from a web site.
  8. To create a new note based on a particular skin inside a memoboard, just hold “Ctrl” and click on the first button of the memoboard toolbar. Make sure you click on the drop down arrow of the first button.
  9. You can actually create hyperlinks to local files/folders in a sticky note? For example, if you have a file “C:\My Documents\My Proposal.doc”, just type inside a sticky note. The ‘<' and '>‘ characters are required if the path contains spaces.
  10. To shutdown QNP from command line, just run the following command: “C:\Program Files\Conceptworld\QNPlus\QNPlus.exe” /ShutDown. This feature is useful when you need to automatically backup QNP data files to another folder or when synchronizing QNP data files with another computer.
  11. Bonus :) I hope you are aware of the new version of QNP called Notezilla . If you haven’t tried Notezilla, then I strongly suggest that you install on your computer. All notes from QNP will be automatically imported. Also, Notezilla will install as a separate program so that you can revert back to QNP anytime. Notezilla – http://www.conceptworld.com/Notezilla/ You can see the comparison between Notezilla and QNP on the webpage: http://www.conceptworld.com/QNP/Compare

Migrating QNP from old computer to new computer

STEPS TO MIGRATE:

OLD PC:

  1. Right click on QNP icon in the task bar and choose Advanced->General Preferences->General tab.
  2. Note the path of the “Store Folder”. This is the SOURCE path.

NEW PC:

  1. Download and install Quick Notes Plus from http://www.conceptworld.com/qnp/
  2. Go to Advanced->General Preferences->General tab and note the path of the “Store Folder”. This is the TARGET path
  3. Exit Quick Notes Plus and copy all files from SOURCE path to TARGET path. The Source path is on your old computer. The target path is on your new computer
  4. Now launch Quick Notes Plus. You will see all your notes transferred to the new computer