RE: [thejournal-users] Re: The Journal 2.41 Beta
- I'm a new user - still getting my feet wet - but wanted to
lend my enthusiastic support to the the 'quick notes' idea,
especially without a password. As I read the discussion I
had this vision of me hitting a shortcut key (for some of us,
greatly preferred to fiddling with the mouse and finding a
small tray icon), quickly typing a sentence or two and then
closing it with another (or the same) shortcut key, and
running off to wherever I was going when the idea hit me.
Since I use The Journal as a work record, it'd also be great
for quickly jotting telephone numbers or reminder notes.
Later, I'd copy and paste to the correct category, or expand
or call the meeting I reminded myself about.
All of that utility would be hurt by the extra keystrokes of a
On the other hand, even in a shared computer, the worst that
could happen is that the 'quick notes' category might get a
few notes that someone else maliciously added. And even if
that happened, it's pretty easy to erase unwanted text. So
if the 'quick notes' feature wouldn't allow anyone to read the
password protected text in other categories, I don't see the
need for additional protection.
Thanks, all. Great program!
From: Stan [mailto:Stan@...]
Sent: Saturday, March 31, 2001 5:02 PM
Subject: [thejournal-users] Re: The Journal 2.41 Beta
--- In thejournal-users@y..., "David Michael" <samudrm@h...> wrote:
> >It would be convenient to save a quick note in a category without
> >completely opening the Journal, ie. perhaps from the right click
> >on the minimized to tray icon. The idea is to pop up a small note
> >input screen of a limited word length, I don't know what the ideal
> >length would be but guess that 50 or so would be sufficient. Then
> >save it to a specific predetermined category.
> This is a really cool idea!
> My only followup question is: Does the usefulness of this go away
if I slap
> a password entry on it? For instance, if the user has "lock on
> selected, then it only seems right that even the quick entry form be
If the information is going "in" only and there is no other way of
getting to the information within the Journal then I don't think the
security of the existing information would be at risk. Perhaps the
notes could only be saved to the Journal when again maximized if
password protected. This would probably really open a can or worms
though. By this I mean if you closed the Jounal while minimized then
the notes since the last opening would be lost, or maybe not if held
in a temp file or something.
On the downside.. if on a shared computer a few notes may appear that
the Journal user didn't write, which would not be good. I don't use
the password protection feature, but if used then by all means
password protect the notes, or make it an option if possible. However
if the Journal is not password protected then the notes should be the
I agree that if the note entry is password protected it may diminish
the usefulness as a "Quick Note" feature.
> >If specific category notes is to complicated or not within the
> >of your upgrade plans, which this whole idea may be, perhaps then
> >would consider just a "quick notes" type feature saving them to
> >location in The Journal. It would be easier to transfer them to
> >desired category within The Journal and I could get rid of the
> >blasted sticky things on my desktop :-))
> This is kind of related to my security question, and possibly
> What do you think?
Even this may find unwanted notes left on a shared user computer.. So
in the end I think if you use the password protection then the notes
should be protected as well, or at the very least an option to have
Would it be possible to password protect the Journal entries and
still have an option "to" or "not to" protect the note feature?
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- Okay, did I miss something? Is there another beta that I missed after the
I'm way behind on everything- just started a new job and feel like the
hurrieder I go, the behinder I get..........
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- Only been one announcement for the 2.41 beta. So far, it seems to be
holding up pretty well. I'll probably release the full version next week.
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>Okay, did I miss something? Is there another beta that I missed after the
>I'm way behind on everything- just started a new job and feel like the
>hurrieder I go, the behinder I get..........
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