Magic Reminder & Magic
This is a major addition. Magic Reminder is used
to schedule two kinds of activities
-- tasks and events.
Tasks are things you want to do, but exactly when they get done is
flexible -- such as, change the air-conditioner filter. An event
happens at a specific time, and if you miss it it's too late -- such as,
Johnny's recital or your flight to Borneo. Activity is the
generic term for either a task or an event.
Magic Alerts is always present in your systray, and as
the name implies, alerts you when the activities scheduled using Magic
Reminder come due.
Note: In the e x t r e m e
l y unlikely event you don't want to use Reminder/Alerts (Oh,
no! Not possible!) go to Magic Reminder
Preferences and disable it.
Ability to Put Graphics in
Many applications let you Copy
picture files (.gifs, .bmps, .tifs, etc.) to the Windows Clipboard -- for example
if you select an picture in Word, you can then then Copy it.
Images you Copy from other applications can be pasted into your
InfoMagic Extra documents. It's unlikely I will use this feature.
Image files are often very large and this will slow search and document
fetch functions a lot. If you decide to do this, try keeping the
documents that contain images in a separate folder and set
Preferences to Search Current Folder Only. This way you
won't normally include these large documents in your text searches.
Drag & Drop Text Files
You can add text files to InfoMagic by Dropping them
onto an InfoMagic Shortcut. InfoMagic must be closed when you do
this for it to work. Also, dropped files must have a .txt
extension. If you are using rich text formatting the .txt file
will be converted to rich text format automatically.
Ability to Delete
".old" Retained Copies of Changed/Deleted Documents
You may not have realized this, but every time you
change or delete a document, a copy of the old version is kept using the
file extension '.old'. It's used for the Undo Save Change/Delete
Document feature. Over time these .old files begin to accumulate,
cluttering up the folders. Since they're invisible, this never
bothered me, but I've gotten complaints, so I added this feature.
The feature lets you choose how long you want to keep these .old
documents. You'll find the option in Options
| Preferences | Backup.
Text Cleanup Tool
You probably get emails with
>>>>>>> quote marks in the margin followed by short,
improperly wrapped, one or two word lines. You may want to keep
the text, or send it to a friend, but not so junked up. You may
copy text from a webpage that you want to put in InfoMagic, but the
format's screwed up. This tool helps clean these up.
Password Generator Tool
I must have 30+ passwords, and have to come up with a
new one about once a week. Unless you're security savvy you're
likely to make
up passwords that crackers have in 'common passwords' lists (Oh,
no! Not possible!). They use these common passwords
hammer with until they break-in. This tool generates a fresh random password in a heartbeat. You
can paste it into that new website, and store it in InfoMagic alongside
your user name and the website's login-in page/URL. I have a
password protected document (with a password I can remember) that
contains all my other user names and passwords. HINT: Don't
name your password document something obvious like "My
Passwords.". Make the name blend in with your other document
names. Then create a document or two full of gibberish, and give
them seductive names like "Logons" or "Passwords."
Snoops will go bananas trying to decrypt these gibberish files.
I like to use real words for passwords. I can both
remember and enter them a lot easier. You can either use the word list
included with Extra to
generate word based passwords, or you can your make your own word list. See the
Password Generator Help for instructions on how to
make your own list.