Archive for December, 2009

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A Workaround for Sub-Notebooks in Evernote

31/12/2009

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Huawei E5830 MiFi Case

31/12/2009

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A New Year’s Resolution for Evernote – More Tags and Less Notebooks

27/12/2009

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Multiple Monitors

08/12/2009

Several months ago I got a Dell Latitude E6400 laptop to replace my overworked Dell Latitude D410.  Along with the laptop I got a new advanced E-dock which included two monitor outputs, so I recycled an old smaller monitor that had been relegated to the stores to have a dual monitor set-up.

I find the two monitor set-up really useful and I frequently have different applications in different windows as you might expect.  However I struggled with Excel as I would frequently want to copy data between large format spreadsheets and I would have loved to have one on each screen … but they simply opened as child windows and I Alt-Tab’d between them.

I guess I never really stopped to think about it, but one day my subconscious kicked in and I realised that if I chose not to open the files directly I could open multiple instances and then open a file in each.  Then each instance of the application can be dragged to a different monitor.  Hey presto a spreadsheet in each window.

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Duplicate a Note in Evernote

07/12/2009

Evernote is a great application for jotting down a quick note about something new, but occasionally I find that I want to jot a note that’s very similar to an existing note.  I predominantly use the Windows 3.1 version and whilst it looks as though copy and paste is enabled for notes it isn’t.  So how do you do it?

Well the quick way is to just (select all and) copy the content from the existing note into a new note.  At this point I’m guessing you’re not exactly bowled over by the simplicity of this technique.  However I sometimes have notes that contain a specific title, several tags an author and even a web link – i.e. several items of meta data.  These can also be copied and pasted, but I find this a little fiddly.

Whilst ENSCRIPT could be used to create a template style import I can’t always rely on having pre-scripted a note I might want to duplicate.  The alternate method is to use Evernote’s export and import option.  Once imported the note needs to be moved from the import notebook it generates and then that must be deleted.

There’s probably not much in it, but I sometimes find the Evernote for Windows 3.1 interface a little lacking in responsiveness when trying to select the meta data items against a note and so the export/import works just that little bit faster.

Hopefully a future release (maybe even the 3.5 beta) will include a simple duplicate option (e.g. through copy & paste of an entire note).

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Quickly add a page to Evernote from iPhone Safari

06/12/2009

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The Google Earth Compass

03/12/2009

Polar Spin

If you’ve used Google Earth on the iPhone or iPod Touch have you ever visited one of the poles?  If you do be sure to check out the compass in the top right corner of the screen.  If for example you zoom in on a point roughly 90°N & 135°W you will see the compass rotate and spin freely.

Obviously the Google Earth compass is not magnetic but I thought it was interesting to note this curious feature and that it is not repeated on the Windows desktop application.