25
Oct 11

Diary/calendar template for 2012

The new 2012 diary template is now ready. It is available in two versions: the US version weeks start at Sunday and the non-US version weeks start at Monday.

Visit our templates section for download and installation instructions.

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22
Oct 11

Small update (MyInfo 6.04)

This is a minor update, which adds a couple of new features and improvements, and fixes a number of issues found in the previous release. We strongly recommend upgrading to this version.

Here is what was changed in this release:

  • Improved: clicking on document loads it much faster now (up to 200% in some cases)
  • Improved: added shortcut for displaying search options popup menu (Shift+Ctrl+Y)
  • Improved: MyInfo now uses the measurement system for text editor ruler as in your Regional Settings
  • Fixed: links to files are now converted to URLs upon HTML export
  • Fixed: a problem where bulleted lists indentation was to narrow when exporting to HTML
  • Fixed: export to a web site sets again the first document in the topic as a start page for the exported site
  • Fixed: a problem where paragraph links were converted to regular document links on hyperlink edit
  • Fixed: a problem when creating blank/outline topic via File Template dialog
  • Fixed: a problem where filtering by state image index did not work
  • Fixed: display of Priority and Sensitivity attributes in the Edit Filter dialog
  • Fixed: a problem with line spacing in Paragraph dialog
  • Fixed: a problem where hyperlinks were not imported from Ms Word outlines
  • Fixed: a problem where selecting color didn’t work, if clicking on the aready selected color
  • Fixed: current search result is now highlighted in the search results list
  • Fixed: a problem where RTF texts were not imported correctly from TreePad
  • Fixed: a problem where Parent category searches did not work in Filter view
  • Fixed: a problem where additional dialogs were shown if wrong password was entered when opening protected topic
  • Fixed: a problem where MyInfo 2.x files could not be imported
  • Fixed: a problem, where searching in document texts in filter returned always all documents
  • Fixed: filtering by category attributes now works
  • Fixed: a rare exception when printing
  • Fixed: pressing left/right arrows on keyboard for collapsing/expanding documents no longer changes the selected attribute
  • Fixed: a rare “Error creating temp name” problem
  • Fixed: a problem where pressing R in the web browser toggles the text editor ruler
  • Fixed: a problem where MyInfo was not restored, if minimized, when going to reminder from the Reminder window
  • Fixed: filters containing state image conditions now work properly
  • Fixed: a problem where you could not insert reminder if search pane is active
  • Fixed: AV when editing percent completed attribute
  • Fixed: a problem where CSV import does not work on some computers
  • Fixed: currently focused document has now more prominent highlight color when tree is inactive
  • Changed: incremental search works with the document title attribute only (as in older versions)
  • Changed: MyInfo now shows weeks in calendar according to the ISO standard
  • Changed: Open button is now default in the Reminders dialog

If you already own MyInfo 6.x, the upgrade to version 6.04 is free – you will receive update instructions on your email.
If you haven’t bought MyInfo yet, the newest version gives you good reasons to do so. Why not download the trial version right now?

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14
Oct 11

MyInfo 6 for everyone

MyInfo 6 is here! Yep, if you are already MyInfo customer you know about it. But for the rest of you it’s news. And the waiting is worth it, believe me!

So, what’s new in MyInfo 6?

Hoist [Professional edition]

This is a convenient command that allows you to focus on a specific part of the topic, by hiding all documents that are not important to you in the moment. Just select a document in the tree, click Hoist, and all documents that are not children or direct parents of this document will disappear from the tree.

Reminders

This was another very popular feature demand: add reminders to the documents. Here we go: in this version you can assign a reminder to any document and if it is open in MyInfo when the time comes, it will show up in the Reminders dialog.

Multiple document windows

Many people use MyInfo for research and writing and they find it hard to work with two documents from the same topic in MyInfo 5. That is why, we’ve included multiple document windows support in MyInfo 6. If you click on document title, it will open as separate, read-only windows, which you can view while editing another document in the same topic! And you can open as many documents as you want.

Better linking

We’ve greatly improved linking between documents in MyInfo 6. Now you have two easy ways to link to other documents.

Quick/wiki links shows you a list of all links in the topic, while editing document text. Just type [[ and some text after it, and it will show you all documents, beginning with this text:

Now, just select any of them and MyInfo will create a link to this document in the text editor.

And if you prefer using the Insert Hyperlink dialog for this purpose, you will be pleased to learn that it now allows you to link to documents in other open topics too!

MyInfo is now Unicode

Don’t know what Unicode is? Don’t worry, it’s just a fancy word, which means that MyInfo now works with multiple languages anywhere in the application. You can mix Latin, Cyrillic, Chinese and any other characters in the text editor, tree, attributes, filters and topic file names.

Ms Word outlines import and export

In this version, if you export MyInfo topic as RTF text file, it will retain its documents structure. Open it in Ms Word, go into Outline mode and you have your outline as it was in MyInfo.

The other way is possible too: export Ms Word document as RTF file, import it in MyInfo, using Import > Ms Word outline, and MyInfo will create a nicely looking topic, preserving the Word document hierarchy.

Workspaces [Professional edition]

MyInfo workspaces allow you to save your working session and restore it later. It remembers all open topics and document windows for a later re-use.

They are handy, if you group your topics by a theme, so for example you can create “Project session” with all topics related to this project and open them anytime you like.

Verified backups

Extra security is always welcome. This is why, starting form this version, MyInfo will keep two backup copies per topic. The second one (.verified) will be created only after the topic is successfully open, thus preventing corrupt MyInfo topics from overwriting good backups.

More new features and improvements

Some other new features and improvements in MyInfo 6:

  • Replace text in all documents [Professional edition]
  • Paste clones
  • Page Setup dialog
  • Updated state icons and over 60 new state icons
  • Word 2007 and Word 2010 .docx support
  • Go to next/previously visited topic
  • Recently used search queries list
  • Go to previous/next clone shortcuts
  • Favorites toolbar
  • Go to first/last, first sibling/last sibling document shortcuts
  • Toggle last visited two documents, and last visited two topics
  • More date/time formats
  • Smart date/time input
  • Image hyperlinks
  • Many bug fixes

As always, you can try out a full featured, 28 day trial copy of MyInfo 6 from our download page.

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23
Nov 10

MyInfo 5.50 beta test

Just a quick reminder that MyInfo 5.50 is under way..

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29
Sep 10

Diary/calendar template for 2011

The new 2011 diary template is now ready. It is available in two versions: the US version weeks start at Sunday and the non-US version weeks start at Monday.

MyInfo diary/calendar for 2011

Visit our templates section for download and installation instructions.

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30
Mar 10

Small update (MyInfo 5.07)

This is a minor update, which adds a couple of new features and improvements, and fixes a number of issues found in the previous release. We strongly recommend upgrading to this version.

Here is what was changed in this release:

  • Added: word count function [Professional edition only]
  • Added: tags autocomplete in both attribute editor and tree
  • Improved: reworked and improved the Organize Topics dialog
  • Improved: you can now remove background text color in the Styles dialog and default background color is set to yellow
  • Improved: added Tree Position attribute, which allows you to order documents in the filter by their position in the tree
  • Improved: MyInfo is now compatible with SkickyPassword
  • Improved: you can now stop long HTML pasting operations by holding down the ESC key
  • Improved: web export now uses Normal style settings for body text
  • Improved: web export now uses the first document as welcome page, if it has text
  • Improved: MyInfo now remembers the size of the web browser panel for each topic
  • Improved: added tab information (topic title and file name) when pointing to a tab with the mouse
  • Improved: export/print now export task check boxes even if not using WYSIWYG printing
  • Fixed: “Out of Bounds” errors when pasting from IE
  • Fixed: a problem where multiple copies of the Clipboard were pasted when AutoPaste is on and you copy Adobe Acrobat texts
  • Fixed: MyInfo no longer crashes if it encounters corrupt topic while searching in all topics
  • Fixed: MyInfo no longer hangs if it tries to open corrupt topic
  • Fixed: a problem where column values were messed up when edited in filter view
  • Fixed: a problem where text in the editor was intended when pressing the Tab key in the Font name or Font size list
  • Fixed: a problem in filter view when custom attribute is deleted from the tree
  • Fixed: a problem where embedded files with the same name were overwritten on web site export
  • Fixed: a problem where source link was not saved when sending text from a browser to MyInfo
  • Fixed: recent list is updated even for topics opened from it
  • Fixed: a problem where Copy Link to Topic/Document/Paragraph didn’t work if the name of the topic/document contains non-english characters
  • Fixed: MyInfo now pastes correctly HTML documents containing non-english characters
  • Fixed: WYSIWYG printing now uses tree default font
  • Fixed: all printing operations now use the default printer page orientation
  • Fixed: you can now clear attribute values from the filter view
  • Changed: now, by default, tags/comment editor is closed with Enter instead of Ctrl+Enter

If you already own MyInfo 5.x, the upgrade to version 5.07 is free – you will receive update instructions on your email.
If you haven’t bought MyInfo yet, the newest version gives you good reasons to do so. Why not download the trial version right now?

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16
Feb 10

Meet MyInfo 5 – new release!

We’ve have exciting news today! We are pleased to announce that the new version of MyInfo 5 is available to the public. It may be not a news for you, if you are already our customer, but it is news for the people that are not yet our customers. You can download the new version here.

We have full list of what’s new in MyInfo 5, but here is a quick overview of our favorite new features. What are yours?

Links to paragraphs – People use MyInfo not only to store notes, but also long documents. It was impossible to link to specific place in a long document in the older versions of MyInfo, but now you can do that easily.

View files directly in MyInfo – We have expanded our internal browser to support a bunch of file formats (Adobe PDFs, Ms Office files, images and text files), allowing you to view the embedded copies of these files without leaving MyInfo!

Spelling in any language – MyInfo 5 now uses OpenOffice.org spelling dictionaries. And since it is the software with the biggest number of dictionaries available, you have access to spelling dictionaries in more than 100 languages!

And just a quick reminder of how much MyInfo has improved since its first release 10 years ago, take a look at this screenshot (check out MyInfo page on Facebook for more screenshots):

What will happen in the next 10 years? We’ll love to hear your feedback!

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18
Jun 09

Small update (MyInfo 4.31)

This is a service update, which contains only bug fixes. It resolves a couple of problems found in MyInfo 4.30. We strongly recommend upgrading to this version.

Here is what was changed in this release:

  • Fixed: a problem where OR, NEAR and ADJ were highlighted on search
  • Fixed: a problem where link: and file: search options didn’t yield any
    search results (the fix requires Tools > Reindex Topic for each topic)
  • Fixed: scripting problems when using IE as internal browser
  • Fixed: some load problems for topics, containing YES/NO icon attributes
  • Fixed: a problem when pasting from IE
  • Changed: search field is now slightly larger

If you already own MyInfo 4.x, the upgrade to version 4.31 is free – you will receive update instructions on your email.
If you haven’t bought MyInfo yet, the newest version gives you good reasons to do so. Why not download the trial version right now?

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13
Jun 09

MyInfo 4.30 released

We are pleased to announce that MyInfo 4.30 is now available as free download to all registered users of MyInfo! This new version includes exciting new features and a handful of fixes and improvements.

  • Improved search We have rewritten the search feature from the scratch and now it is faster, more reliable, more powerful.
    It is now integrated with attributes, so you can search for text in comments, tags and other fields.
    Learn more about the new search.

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  • Improved web capture MyInfo now handles pasting from browsers better and preserves the page layout.
    In addition, you can now select specific topic where to send your snippets, if you want an unified place to store them.

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  • Fixed critical problem where some of the document attributes were not saved, if the document contains multiline comment before the rest of the attributes
  • Fixed partial line spacing was not always saved correctly
  • Fixed CSV imported text is now trimmed, so no extra white space is imported
  • Fixed expand/collapse subdocuments shortcuts now work properly
  • Fixed small naming problem with Import Folder and Files feature
  • Changed MyInfo no longer supports Windows 98 and Windows Me. This is caused by a use of the searching technology, which does not support these operating systems. Our research shows that under 1% of our customers use these OSes, so we’ve decided that it is a fair decision.

If you already own MyInfo 4.x, the upgrade to version 4.30 is free – you should receive download instructions in your email soon. If you haven’t bought MyInfo yet, the newest version gives you good reasons to do so. Why not download the trial version right now?

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12
Jun 09

Feature Preview: Improved Search

The upcoming MyInfo 4.30 brings some exiting search improvements to MyInfo.

Here, in a nutshell, is how the search was improved in MyInfo 4.30:

  • It is faster
  • It is more reliable
  • Integrates attributes
  • Supports texts in multiple languages
  • Has more powerful syntax

It is faster

MyInfo search was always fast when working with small files, but as the files grow larger, the search speed slowed down considerably. We have worked hard to overcome that limitation and we are proud of the results. In MyInfo 4.30 it doesn’t matter how large the file is, the search will be always fast!

The other bottleneck in pre-MyInfo 4.30 search was searching for phrases. We will not get into technical details here, because they are not interesting, but the fact is that in versions prior to MyInfo 4.30, searching for phrases was slow. No more! In the new version it doesn’t matter whether you search for keywords or phrases – again, the search will be always fast!

It is more reliable

The old search supported indexing of up to 4000 documents. This limit is now lifted and it can index as many documents as you have in the topic.

We have found some cases where the index was not always up to date in the older versions and fixed these issues in the new release.

In addition, if you search in all topics in MyInfo 4.25 and earlier, you have maybe noticed that MyInfo shows no summary text for the topics that are not currently open in MyInfo. This is no longer an issue – it doesn’t whether the topic is open or not, it will always show summary text, if you prefer so.

Integrates attributes

MyInfo indexes all text in the topics in the current versions too, but with MyInfo 4.30, you will be able to search in specific attributes as suggested on our feedback page. For example, if you use the GTD methodology for organizing your tasks, you can find all tasks that you have to do at home, by searching for:

tag:@home

Or searching for any text in your custom attributes:

custom:draft

Supports texts in multiple languages

In general, you should experience no problems when working with your native language. MyInfo indexes texts based on your Windows settings, so if you live in Japan, it will index non-western characters as Japanese. However, if you have documents in different languages, they will not be indexed correctly. We have fixed that in MyInfo 4.30, which offers real multi-language support for the search. Now you can mix for example documents in English, Chinese, Korean and Thai, and you will be able to search for any of these texts without any problems.

We have also improved the support for Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Vietnam languages, so you will no longer need to put your search terms in asterisks. Previously, you had to search for these terms like this: *??*. Now you can just type ??.

Has more powerful syntax

By default, MyInfo search for all terms in the search query.

Here is a full list of supported search operators:

OR Find documents that match either of the subexpressions.
Searches only for documents that do not contain the term after the – sign.
(expression) Use brackets to create a subexpression.
term1 NEAR term2 Finds only documents that contain term1 within ten words of term2.
term1 ADJ term2 Finds only documents that contain term1 within ten words of term2, where term1 and term2 are in this exact order.
“phrase” Searches for a phrase.
field:text Allows you to search in specific field like document text, user attributes, document title and so on.
prefix* Searches for all terms that begin with this prefix.

Please refer to MyInfo 4.30 help system for more details on the new search syntax.

MyInfo 4.30 will be availble by the end of the next week (June 20, 2009).

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