Re: why do we have to copy instead of just select

2007-05-04 Thread Patrick Woolsey
VLCofA [EMAIL PROTECTED] sez:

I've tried out many of the other note-grabbing programs, like SOHO
Notes and Journler and Eagle Filer. Each of them requires only that
you SELECT the text and invoke its grab command. This makes me
wonder why Yojimbo, which I prefer in every other way, requires that
we SELECT then COPY the text before we grab it. Any thoughts?


Just about every application supports copying, whereas there are many
commonly-used apps which don't support getting the selected text.

Thus, Yojimbo uses the clipboard to make collecting data as consistent and
reliable as possible.


Regards,

 Patrick Woolsey  /  Director of Technical Services
==
Bare Bones Software, Inc.http://www.barebones.com
P.O. Box 1048, Bedford, MA 01730-1048








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Re: why do we have to copy instead of just select

2007-05-04 Thread Jim DeVona

On 5/3/07, VLCofA [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


Hi, folks,

I've tried out many of the other note-grabbing programs, like SOHO
Notes and Journler and Eagle Filer. Each of them requires only that
you SELECT the text and invoke its grab command. This makes me
wonder why Yojimbo, which I prefer in every other way, requires that
we SELECT then COPY the text before we grab it. Any thoughts?

DS


There is an alternative way to import selected text without using the
clipboard. Yojimbo includes an Import Text service (found under the
Services menu in your current application's main menu).

I've also written a standalone service that does more or less the same
thing: http://anoved.net/2007/05/import-yojimbo-note.html The main
difference is that my service imports the text as plain text whereas
Yojimbo's service seems to retain color and style information. Mine
also opens the new note window so that you can edit the note title or
tags.

Hope these methods give you some ideas.

Jim

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Dates created and modified

2007-05-04 Thread soundsgoodtome

this is a two-part request:

i'm leaning heavily toward yojimbo, after trying out various  
competitors, especially one called kit. so now, i'd like to  
transfer some items from kit into yojimbo. but when i do, yojimbo  
registers the date of *import* as the date *created*, which causes  
associated documents (such as pdfs that all pertain to one project)  
to appear out of order, when viewing by date. i often view by date so  
i can quickly reference all of the most recent documents -- of  
various types -- within any folder. but yojimbo's current behavior  
prevents this. (of course, i'm referring to pre-existing documents,  
such as pdfs, etc.) so i was hoping that yojimbo's date fields were  
editable -- perhaps in the inspector window -- but alas, they are not.


hence, request #1: the ability to edit the creation and modification  
dates.


IMHO, registering the date of *import*, as if it were the date of  
creation, is simply incorrect. (the date that a pre-existing document  
was imported into yojimbo seems completely irrelevant to me, as  
opposed to, say, a note that is actually created within yojimbo.)


hence, request #2: yojimbo should inherit a pre-existing document's  
original date of creation. or, if some users find the current  
behavior useful, i'd love to see a preference to toggle this behavior.


i don't know if the topic of yojimbo copying vs. pointing to  
documents has already been discussed. for the record, i do wish  
yojimbo simply pointed to documents, rather than making copies of  
them. however, in the absence of that functionality, if yojimbo must  
copy each document, it should inherit the original dates of creation  
(just as the finder does).


please consider this!  :-)

thanks,

-merv

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