Jot a Note is now Jot Desktop but on Cookies not Gears. Built in Clock and Calculator.- 20th July 2011
Hover the mouse over the icons (in the Jot a Note Gadget) and you can
see what it can do, see the Tool Tip. The Image on right, shows all
that you need to know and these can be verified by Moving the Mouse
over every control/icon and reading the Tool Tip.
This is the Manual of Jot-A-Note
, you can try Pin Notes
If you want to use the Backup/Restore feature In the Text Notes, please
do not use the | pipe character. On the keyboard it is with the
Backward Slash \.
This gadget is based on
. Now it is on Cookies. See How-To below to make Cookies work.
New Note Icon
Creates a New Note, max of seven notes. This is one time operation.
When you have used up 7 notes, this control has no more use; unless you
reset database and start all over again.
There is no delete in Jot-a-Note. When you press the Red X mark icon on
Top Right of a Note, it just closes Note and it hides in the Trash Can.
Click the Trash Can to bring all the Hidden Notes into the open. Before
you close the browser or Move away from Jot-a-Note page. Click Save if
you want the Hidden notes to remain in Hiding in the Dust Bin.
Hide a Note
The the Red X icon on Top Right of every Note is a Hide Control. The
Note is never deleted. Get back hidden note by using Show Hide icon as
Save All and Save Note
Save Note Icon Saves the Note and other settings like Color and
Position. When you save a Note, it saves entire Jot-a-Note
data/settings. This control is same as the Save All icon. All Save
Icons do the same job, saves data and settings of entire Jot-a-note.
Remember that Paper/Pen Color and Note Position need saving.
Drag and Drop a Note
The Green Arrow
icon on every note is an Handle to drag and drop the note from one part
of the Jot-a-Note Screen to another. You have to save notes before you
exit or move away from the Jot-a-Note. Save Notes Icon records all
Notes x-y positions in the database. In some browsers or usage methods
the drag-drop operation may feel sticky. Click slower and just click
once more, when the note sticks to the mouse cursor.
This is the most important part, this is what this gadget is all about.
Click Edit Icon opens a text area in the note with a dashed border.
Start editing the note or add text by copy and paste. 250 characters is
limit per note. No limit for copy-paste, but no certainty on Jot-a-Note
performance, if your text exceeds 500 characters per note. Please save
after note edit or new note.
Paper Pen Color
These are a pair of simple controls in which you can select the
Background Color of Note and Font Color of Text. Click the control, a
Limited Palette is shown in the note itself. Click a nice color to set
and Save. That makes a dull life fill with colors. Remember, the colors
must be harmonious for forming the right moods. This in turn helps us
to Write, Blog or Tweet new stuff; as the case may be.
| Pen Color Palette
|| Paper Color Palette
This gadget uses the
local database (cookies now
) to store the notes. It works in New Versions of FF, IE
and Chrome with Gears installed as Plugin. The data on notes are on
your computer and not in any server on the web. For every Browser you
use, a different set of notes. If you use Chrome and Firefox on a
computer, you will have two sets of unique notes in each. You cannot
access these notes from another computer. If you have another computer,
the notes in that will be unique again.
When you want to Move from One browser to another or One computer to
another use the Backup/Restore carefully to migrate. You can keep a
backup copy of Text Database in your Pen Drive. You can also import it
into any database/spreadsheet, as it is structured in such a way.Gears API Blog
Backup and Restore Notes
When you press the Backup Notes icon, A large Text Blob will appear in
a Large White Note. Click the Text Blob and it will Auto-Select-All,
Right Click and Copy. Paste it into your Notepad and secure your data
in a CDROM or Flash Drive.
Note - When you click the Text Blob, all the data is Auto Selected. The
Visible Text Blob is only Partial Preview of the Full Text Database.
When you copy and paste into your Notepad, you will see entire Text
The Text database should strictly follow this structure -
I am a Note|a|a|d|0|5|50||I can be Moved|b|b|d|0|25|100||Make a
Memo|c|c|d|0|45|150||A Reminder|d|d|d|0|65|200||Tasks to
Complete|e|e|d|0|85|250||Note a Point|f|f|d|0|105|300||Jot a
Pipe Separated Database. Records are separated by ||. Data Fields
Separated by |. This can be easily imported into any Spreadsheet
software or Database Import Tools.
You can use Treepad
to organize and save your Text Database Snippets on a Pen Drive or Flash Drive.
Fix Reset Notes
This is like a master reset, Jot-a-Note will become as good as new. All
note settings are Lost ! You have to do this only if a mistake has been
made during restore of data. After a Restore if it says "Something
Wrong Somewhere" just close the browser, Do not save !!
Applications and Enhancements
- You can store your tweet drafts, ideas or URL etc.
- Developers can integrate Twitter API for Tweet from Note.
- Developers can make a Chrome Extension to Jot a Note over a Web Page.
- You can make an iGoogle internal Messaging with inbox and outbox using notes.
HTML 4 to HTML 5 and Web Applications
- So it may be that, i have to migrate when it happens, till that have fun.
- When Paper Color or Pen Color is set, Chrome may move focus in some positions, not in FF and IE.
- This has been tested, local and remote in FF, IE and Chrome Browser and found usable enough.
- Jot-a-Note may still have quite a few bugs, let me know, it helps to learn and improve..
Jot a Note is on Cookies 2011
This gadget uses many Cookies nearing the Limit of 20 per Domain for IE and others also have limits.
If the gadget says "On Cookies", for Firefox go to Tools->Options->Privacy, Check Mark the "Keep until they Expire"
In Internet Explorer Tools->Internet
Options->Privacy, set it to "Accept all Cookies" or "Low" - Then
visit the page with this gadget, make an alarm setting or two - Then
Revert the Privacy of IE to Default-Medium.
A Better Solution is Tools->Internet Options->Privacy ->
Advanced Select "Override Automatic Cookie.." Then Check Mark the
"Prompt" in both types. Now when you visit a site you will be asked by
a prompt, Check Mark "Apply,,," and press "Allow Cookies", if you trust
To add to desktop.google.com
Start your Google Desktop, Press the (+) on top of sidebar "Add
Gadgets". Then in the Search Box at Top-Right copy and paste (right
click of mouse) the URL below. Then Add The Gadget in View. The IE
Settings apply to this usage too. (not sure).
Gears is now HTML5
There is a problem when a Text Database with errors is restored and saved
. The data structure is strictly as shown above.
Whatever you backed up from this Jot-a-Note earlier, Restore it intact, then this problem is never encountered.
Nbc and Nfc is back color and fore color. Nxp and Nyp are x-y positions of notes. Tst is Trash state. Nst is Note State.