Attach a file?

2008-01-26 Thread Jeff Berg
I guess this falls somewhere between a feature request and wondering  
if anyone can suggest a better workaround. I use Yojimbo to maintain  
my software serial number database (amongst other things.) This  
database has been around for some time and was migrated from  
Appleworks to Excel before finding it's current home in Yojimbo.  The  
problem is that I have a couple of software products that use  
license files rather than serial numbers. I currently put a download  
URL (if relevant) and a note pointing to a file path on machine within  
the Yojimbo record but I'd really like to be able to attach a copy of  
the file itself. I realize this opens a bunch of doors and isn't in  
essence something that Yojimbo is intended for so a feature request is  
not likely to be fulfilled. And I will be amongst the first to rail on  
against feature creep in Yojimbo--much of its beauty in its  
simplicity. To that end, does anyone have a more elegant solution than  
the one I'm using?


Thank you.

jab
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Re: Attach a file?

2008-01-26 Thread Jeff Berg

On Jan 26, 2008, at 10:37 AM, Rhet Turnbull wrote:


This is do-able with a text note in Yj
however


Unfortunately, dropping the file into the notes section of a Serial  
Number record results in copying the file path, not a copy of the  
file. I'll have to give some thought as to whether or not I want any  
software license info stored as a text file--it's something that I'd  
have to keep my head wrapped around. Thank you for the suggestion  
though!


jeff

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Re: Attach a file?

2008-01-26 Thread Rhet Turnbull
I store my serial numbers (and everything else except web archives) in
text notes because I find Yojimbo's force-fed record types too
constricting as this case highlights. I also store passwords in
encrypted text notes even though this adds a layer of annoyance
because Yojimbo doesn't encrypt the comments section of a password
record and these days passwords often have other sensitive data
associated with them.  For example, I find that the annoying secret
question password retrieval hints need to be recorded because I can't
remember the answers to the silly questions. So I store those in
Yojimbo but I don't want them stored unencrypted in the comments
section.

So I store everything in a text note and use collections to organize them.
--Rhet

On 1/26/08, Jeff Berg [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 On Jan 26, 2008, at 10:37 AM, Rhet Turnbull wrote:

  This is do-able with a text note in Yj
  however

 Unfortunately, dropping the file into the notes section of a Serial
 Number record results in copying the file path, not a copy of the
 file. I'll have to give some thought as to whether or not I want any
 software license info stored as a text file--it's something that I'd
 have to keep my head wrapped around. Thank you for the suggestion
 though!

 jeff

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Re: Attach a file?

2008-01-26 Thread Keith Ledbetter
Very well said, David.   I think I'll start adopting the same  
practice, as I despise these license files.


I do much as you do in Yojimbo when I have one.  I also keep my serial  
numbers and passwords in text files as opposed to the built-in forms.




On Jan 26, 2008, at 11:09 AM, david wrote:

The idea of the license file, unfortunately seems to be catching on.  
With each new application that adopts *only* the license file  
option, I've been writing a polite but firm letter to the developer  
indicating my displeasure at the inconvenience of the method -  
particularly if the developer doesn't use an automated (and  
immediate) method for resending the license file. I've also taken to  
looking at competing products, when they exist, and informing the  
developer that this is an unwanted feature that can push me toward  
the competing product.



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