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Taskbar textbox for notes?


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#1 robtheslob

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 09:29 PM

I've been hunting for a software that will put a text field input toolbar in my taskbar that I can type notes into hit enter and they are saved with a timestamp. Locally saved, posted to twitter, or whatever will work. 

Any Suggestions?


The reason is I'm horrible at recording details of work I do as I'm going so I need to make it as easy as possible to enter notes or I won't. I've thought of writing something but I'm rusty at code and just don't have time. A floating text box that is very minimal would nearly as well.

Thanks in advance.



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Posted 05 January 2014 - 10:37 PM

Evernote with a browser addon?

https://evernote.com/

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 12:24 AM

thank you but that would mean having a browser window on screen at all times and would still require clicking through menus. The point would be to have an always present note field on my screen no matter what program I am working in, so it does not to interrupt/distract to use.



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Posted 06 January 2014 - 08:45 AM

It works standalone in the system tray or with the browser add on. Also synchs with mobile devices with downloadable apps as well.

Windows download: https://evernote.com/download/

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 09:11 AM

You misunderstand my needs, I appreciate your efforts but I have been using evernote for years in other ways and it does not function in any way similar to what I am asking for here. Unless there is a third party client for it you are referring to?



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Posted 06 January 2014 - 09:19 AM

To further describe what I am asking here's a random screenshot of a text field in a taskbar:

341848-w8-taskbar-toolbars.jpg?thumb=y

Like the address box that 'notepad' is currently entered in. One mouse click, type, hit enter, it's recorded with a timestamp automatically, and done. A free floating text box would also work as long as it is just the textbox that is always visible. 

The point is that it needs to be an always present part of the visible screen without displaying alot of distracting junk so note taking can be done without changing my focus from highly complex tasks.



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Posted 06 January 2014 - 01:15 PM

Apparently I miscalculated the necessity for minimalization of the application. Something along the lines of a stickynotes app which there are numerous iterations of then?

http://www.simplestickynotes.com/ as an example.

If thats still more bloated or obtrusive than you need or want, I unfortunately don't have any other suggestions.

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