Making Directory Opus work with RecentX

RecentX lets you quickly launch any file, folder, program or bookmark. What is special about it is that it automatically tracks what file & folder you access. While it successfully tracks ‘file/document‘ opened in different file managers, it can only track ‘folder‘ opened from within Windows Explorer.

Recently John (one of RecentX users, don’t know last name) showed us an innovative way of making RecentX track files & folders opened in Directory Opus.

Here is a screenshot showing steps to configure Directory Opus so that RecentX can track the files & folders opened in Dopus.

RecentX & Directory Opus

 

Copywhiz 4.0 launched – Piky Basket’s new version

We are thrilled to launch the new version of Piky Basket called ‘Copywhiz‘. After receiving several feedback on the name ‘Piky Basket’, we have finally renamed Piky Basket to Copywhiz.

Piky Basket was part of a suite of products called PikySuite – a suite of 3 products: PikyBasket, PikyFolders & PikyTools. Out of all the three products, we have discontinued PikyFolders & PikyTools due to redundant features in Windows Vista & Windows 7. While PikyBasket has been retained as Copywhiz.

Copywhiz has many cool enhancements. Plus, it has been made simple & intuitive. The new version is very easy to understand and use.

What is Copywhiz?

Enhance your file-copy experience with Copywhiz as it lets you to have more flexibility & more control over the file-copying process. Here is how Copywhiz makes file copying a breeze:

  • Copy only new or modified files
  • Easily pick files by name, extension, folder etc from bunch of folders
  • Automatically organize files based on file attributes and metadata
  • Copy files to multiple folders/computers
  • Copy files from multiple folders and paste them at once
  • Sync files between source and destination
  • Pick files from multiple folders and compress in single .zip file
  • Schedule file backups
  • Several more hidden nuggets designed to make your file-copy task easier.

Please do have a look at the benefits & features at the product website: https://www.conceptworld.com/Copywhiz

Thank you.

RecentX performance due to bug in Google Toolbar

Due to a bug in Google Toolbar, the size of Firefox history/bookmarks file (places.sqlite) bloats up drastically. Instead of being in the range of 20MB-30MB, it can grow as big as 300 MB. And it keeps growing as you browse more websites.

Google Toolbar, instead of keeping only nine thumbnails in Places.SQLite file. It stores the thumbnail of each website you visit.

This affects RecentX‘s performance as RecentX reads the history from Places.sqlite.

Here is a tool called CompressSqliteDatabase that can compress any sqlite3 database. As it was designed for RecentX, the tool automatically detects a firefox database and asks you if you wish to delete all the Google Toolbar thumbnails so that it can compress it back to a minimal size.

If you have Google Toolbar installed, then chances are that your Firefox history file will be too big.

Download the below tool to compress your Firefox history file. The file is stored under Firefox’s profile folder. Typically – %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\ . Copy and paste this path in Start->Run window and press OK in the Run window. This will open the ‘Profiles’ folder. Open the right profile folder here. The profile folder is normally named as (something).default. Here you will find the places.SQLite file.

Download CompressSqliteDatabase from here

Thanks.

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.

 

“My sticky notes are gone. What should I do?”

Often we get support queries that say ‘My notes are gone. What should I do?’.

In all the cases we have seen, there was nothing to panic. The data did not get corrupted, or the data was not lost. It just misplaced due to some change in configuration settings (Windows profile, moving of folders, reinstallation, etc.)

Here are the different things you need to try when you do not find your notes:

May be the sticky notes are just hidden.

Right click on Notezilla icon in the taskbar (next to the clock) and choose Desktop Notes->Show All Notes.

May be the sticky notes are off your desktop

Sometimes, when changing the display resolution of your desktop, the notes go off the desktop. Right-click on the Notezilla icon in the taskbar (next to the clock) and choose Desktop Notes->Layout->Stickers.

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May be Notezilla is not seeing the right data folder.

  1. Go to Notezilla’s preferences. To access Notezilla’s Preferences, go to the Notes Browser, choose Advanced->Preferences from the menu.
  2. Click on the Advanced tab and note the data folder where Notezilla is looking for the notes data.
  3. Exit Notezilla.
  4. Search your whole computer (all drives) for Notes.db file. Check the size of this file and its date modified. Find the biggest file and the latest one. Copy this file to the above data folder.
  5. Launch Notezilla and check if you see your sticky notes.

May be the backup folder has your notes data.

Notezilla keeps five copies of the backup under the backup subfolder.

Windows 10: C:\Documents and Settings\(user name)\Application Data\Conceptworld\Notezilla\backup\
Windows 8/7: C:\Users\(user name)\AppData\Roaming\Conceptworld\Notezilla\backup\

Each copy is stored in a subfolder, date wise. Go to each folder and check the size and date of the Notes.db file. Find the biggest file and the latest one. Copy this file to the above data folder. To know the exact path of the data folder, go to Notezilla Preferences. To access Notezilla’s Preferences, go to the Notes Browser, choose Advanced->Preferences from the menu. The Advanced tab will show the right data folder path.

 

Thanks!

The quick reply feature in NoteZilla

Quite a few customers have requested a ‘Reply’ feature in Notezilla. When somebody sends a sticky note, you should be able to reply to the sender using a single click quickly.

Notezilla does have a way to reply quickly. But it is not called ‘Reply.’

When you receive a sticky note, modify it and press the Ctrl+G key and hit enter to send the note to the sender. What exactly happens here? Ctrl+G brings the ‘Send To Contact’ window. Also, Notezilla automatically selects the sender of the note in the list. Hitting enter picks the selected sender and sends the note over the network.

Thank you all the customers for asking. It helps us to make the product better.

 

Grouping favorite documents or folders using RecentX

With RecentX, it is effortless to group recent documents or folders using the “Favorite Keywords” feature.

Let’s say that you have the following favorite documents that you wish to group.

  1. Proposal.doc
  2. Timesheet.xls
  3. Errors.log
  4. Meeting.doc

You will new create a new “Favorite Keywords” item as shown below:

Favorite Documents Keywords

It is important to note that the criteria are set to “Any Words.”

 

Creating new sticky notes directly inside a memoboard

Sometimes, you may want to keep the desktop clean, without any sticky notes on it.

In such cases, you can configure Notezilla to create new notes always inside a specific memoboard inside of the Windows desktop.

Memoboard Properties

  1. Go to Notezilla’s Notes Browser
  2. Right click on a memoboard item in the tree view on the left pane and choose
    ‘Properties’
  3. You will see the ‘Memoboard Properties’ window as shown above
  4. Check the item ‘Set as default memoboard’ and press OK
  5. We have set this memoboard as the default memoboard. Meaning, all new sticky notes will be created in this memoboard instead of the Windows desktop.

 

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Troubleshooting sending of sticky notes over network due to Firewall restrictions

Sending sticky notes over a network using Notezilla is very easy.

Watch this short video to learn how to do this:

For more tutorial videos, check out this page.

But your firewall settings and other network configuration can make it appear like a complicated 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 the most common causes of such problems:

  1. Firewall is blocking the program. Make sure that you have configured your firewall program to allow Notezilla/QNP to communicate over the network.

    Allow Notezilla through Windows Firewall

    Make sure first to configure your PC firewall to allow the running of Notezilla. The firewall on the PC might sometimes not allow to send or receive notes.

    You can search for a firewall in the Windows search box, and you will see “Allow an app through Windows Firewall.” Choose this option and enable Notezilla. If Notezilla is not listed, then click on ‘Allow another app’ and add Notezilla.

    If you are using any other Firewall tool (usually included with Anti-Virus software), then you will have to configure that firewall.

    Make sure you do this on both sending and receiving computer.

    You can refer to the following articles for further information:

    Windows 10/8/7: 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 program. 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 in all firewalls

 

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