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AlephNote

#1 Post by smaragdus » Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:09 pm

Preamble
ResophNotes (database entry, forum thread) seems to be abandoned (more than 4 years since the last release) and AlephNote comes as a viable alternative- the program is in active development and seems to be stable.

Synopsis
An extensible, lightweight desktop note client for multiple backends
Features
  • Synchronization with:
  • Synchronization frequency;
  • Tray support- minimize to tray, close to tray, new note from tray;
  • The program can remember window position, size and state;
  • Note sorting- according to title, creation date, modification date;
  • Line numbers;
  • Word wrap;
  • Simple search and Regex search;
  • Clickable hyperlinks (URL, FTP, mailto)- Disabled, Highlight only, Clickable (single click), Clickable (double click), Clickable (ctrl + click);
  • Tags;
  • Todo lists;
  • Markdown;
  • Export note;
  • Local Git backup;
  • Client side encryption;
Links
Home Page - https://mikescher.github.io/AlephNote/
Project Page - https://github.com/Mikescher/AlephNote
Download Page - https://github.com/Mikescher/AlephNote/releases
License - https://github.com/Mikescher/AlephNote/ ... er/LICENSE
Software Page - http://www.mikescher.com/programs
About - http://www.mikescher.com/about
Blog - http://www.mikescher.com/blog
Publisher - https://github.com/Mikescher
Publisher - http://www.mikescher.com/
Softpedia - http://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-too ... Note.shtml
AlternativeTo - https://alternativeto.net/software/alephnote/
Hacker News - https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=13804311

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AlephNote - main window - context menu:

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AlephNote - file:

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AlephNote - edit:

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AlephNote - settings - general:

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AlephNote - settings - view:

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AlephNote - settings - text editor:

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AlephNote - settings - other:

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AlephNote - tray control:

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AlephNote - about:

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Portability
AlephNote is portable by design- settings are saved in noteapp.config file inside program folder, notes are saved .notes sub-folder inside program folder.
By strict definition, like every .NET program, AlephNote is not stealth- AlephNote.exe.log file is created in AppData (C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\CLR_v4.0_32\UsageLogs\AlephNote.exe.log).

Instructions
  • Download the archive;
  • Extract the archive to a folder of your choice;
  • Run AlephNote.exe;
Requirements
AlephNote requires .NET 4 and runs under Windows 7, 8, 10.

License
AlephNote is licensed under MIT License.

Note
The developer, Mike Schwörer, is very helpful and open to suggestions.
I have decided to retire from this site because of the creeping censorship but I made an exception to review AlephNote- the program is promising but unknown and the developer is friendly. I believe that AlephNote needs some publicity and that it may be useful for the community.

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Re: AlephNote

#2 Post by billon » Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:48 pm

smaragdus wrote:I have decided to retire from this site because of the creeping censorship
what?

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Re: AlephNote

#3 Post by __philippe » Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:03 am

smaragdus wrote:...this site... creeping censorship...
@smaragdus
Care to provide supporting evidence for this most bewildering statement ? :roll:

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Re: AlephNote

#4 Post by webfork » Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:40 am

smaragdus wrote:AlephNote comes as a viable alternative
This is perfect -- I've been using Resophnotes for years now and it's great to find an alternative that's both active and open source. Thanks for that.
__philippe wrote:
smaragdus wrote:...this site... creeping censorship...
Care to provide supporting evidence for this most bewildering statement ?
I've spoken with him separately on this. He felt that de-linking to the Opera source code download amounted to censorship. My rationale behind this move is here. Note that we are still linking to the 4chan homepage.

I'm of course sad to see Smaragdus go, but he's done some amazing things for this site and I appreciate his work to this point. Whatever project he moves on to will be lucky to have him.
Last edited by webfork on Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:47 am, edited 2 times in total.
Reason: (better wording, added last paragraph)
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Re: AlephNote

#5 Post by SYSTEM » Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:41 am

webfork wrote:
__philippe wrote:
smaragdus wrote:...this site... creeping censorship...
Care to provide supporting evidence for this most bewildering statement ?
I've spoken with him separately on this. He felt that de-linking to the Opera source code download amounted to censorship. My rationale behind this move is here. Note that we are still linking to the 4chan homepage.
For the record, I definitely don't count removing links to illegal stuff as censorship.
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Re: AlephNote

#6 Post by Midas » Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:17 pm

Very sorry to see you go smaragdus. :cry:

But I do agree with webfork on this one -- the survival of TPFC depends on a very strict adherence to no-warez rules...

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Re: AlephNote

#7 Post by __philippe » Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:19 am

SYSTEM wrote:...For the record, I definitely don't count removing links to illegal stuff as censorship.
And so say we all... :roll:

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Re: AlephNote

#8 Post by xor » Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:34 am

Me not very knowledgeable of the cause for Smaragdus to leave and me also very despondent to figure it out.... but I'm very convinced in my mind that whatever it is, it's not worth the awesomeness of Smaragdus deeds in TPFC. :( and BTW this is an awesome thread (AlephNote) since I use ResophNotes every single day, everywhere

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Re: AlephNote

#9 Post by webfork » Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:18 pm

xor wrote:... this is an awesome thread (AlephNote) since I use ResophNotes every single day, everywhere
Agreed. I'm really digging the program so far.
xor wrote:I'm very convinced in my mind that whatever it is, it's not worth the awesomeness of Smaragdus deeds in TPFC.
I came out against the linking because hosting illegal programs or illegal code will in the long run hit our search engine rankings -- something that we've maintained pretty well over the years with little effort.

That said, I'd certainly make an exception in this case but ultimately this is Andrew's site and his call. Also, smaragdus is one of the few people I've been lucky enough to get to know personally via my work on this site. I think he had his eyes on some other projects and I wish him well.
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Re: AlephNote

#10 Post by webfork » Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:13 pm

Maybe predictably I've come back to this program and I'm really liking it. There's a lot of functionality as a tabbed notepad program.

Really dig this view:

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To enable this view, go into Edit - Settings - View, Note Preview: Multiple Lines with Preview.

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Re: AlephNote

#11 Post by smaragdus » Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:28 pm

I added AlephNote to the database.

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Re: AlephNote

#12 Post by webfork » Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:43 pm

smaragdus wrote:
Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:28 pm
I added AlephNote to the database.
Voted! Thanks for doing that.
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Re: AlephNote 1.6.11

#13 Post by smaragdus » Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:33 am

AlephNote at version 1.6.11, changes:
Features
  • Clear searchbox when clicking on a subfolder
  • 'x' button in searchbox to clear content
  • Option to automatically start in readonly mode
  • Synchronize with raw filesystem directory (#7 + #39)
  • search syntax improvements (search for multiple tags) (#41)
  • Tag selection/search button (#41)
Bugfixes
  • It was possible to edit the note title in readonly mode
  • Fixed rect selction setting for scintilla (#38)
  • Fixed missing case for URL-recognition regex (#42)
Screens:

AlephNote version 1.6.11 - tags button:

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AlephNote version 1.6.11 - tags - selection:

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Your issues ( #7, #38, #39) should be resolved.

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Re: AlephNote

#14 Post by webfork » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:49 am

I was a little worried with the latest release of the program as I've got it working just how I want and didn't want to mess about with an auto-update that might break something. So I made a backup of the old program and then was pleased to see it was just a matter of overwriting all the files with those from the latest release ZIP file. Worked beautifully.
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