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BETA: SmartNotes Beta for Smartphone 2002 announced
Posted by Arne Hess - on Friday, 21.03.03 - 14:47:02 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 6003x
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Mark Davison today announced in the Microsoft Smartphone Newsgroup the availability for the public Beta of SmartNotes. SmartNotes enables you to create and edit notes on your PC. These notes are stored on your Smartphone and can be accessed from the programs menu on your phone.

Main Features

  • Create and Edit notes using your PC (notes are stored on your Smartphone).

  • WYSIWYG Rich Text Editor - when you view the notes on your Smartphone they will look the same as when you created the note on your PC.

  • Text in notes can be formatted using color (red / black), bold, italic and underline.

  • Create sub folders off the root folder to categorize your notes.

  • Move notes between folders (excluding Outlook folder).

  • Delete notes.

  • Enter phone numbers. When viewing the note on your Smartphone, you can automatically dial the phone number.

  • Create hyperlinks between notes.

  • Enter URL's. When viewing the note on your Smartphone, you can automatically navigate to the web site.

  • Import notes from Microsoft Outlook.

  • Cut, Copy, Paste and Undo functionality.

  • On-line help.

  • Print the notes on your phone from your PC.

  • Backup notes onto your PC.

  • Restore backups.

  • Works on locked and un-locked Smartphones - all you need to do is install the program on your PC.

It is recommended to install SmartNotes under Windows XP, Microsoft Outlook is required for sure!

Great work, finally you get an option to keep your Outlook Notes with you, something I really missed and can't understand why it isn't synchronized!

Cheers ~ Arne

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Posted by Arne Hess on 22.03.03 - 15:05:00

Ouch... Just tried to install it on my SPV and I don't have enough storage space on the phone. It seems to require around 2 MB for installation :?: neutral Oh, oh... Since it's a Beta this might be okay but for the final version I want to see some improvements :!:

Posted by Mark Davison on 15.04.03 - 16:58:32

You do not install it on your phone. Run the installation on your pc and it should work fine. It only stores the notes on your phone, not the application itself.



Posted by Simon on 04.08.03 - 23:11:50

How about including a ReadMe?

Posted by Simon on 04.08.03 - 23:17:26

Am having trouble installing Smartnotes.  The app has installed successfully under XP but when I copy the cab file to the to install directory and click on the file as your previous note suggests the cab file seems to always fail to install.  My synchronisation also fails with the folowing eror message:

A connection could not be established with a smartphone.  Please try re-docking your smartphone.

However I am able to sync successfully before and after I have answered yes to:

Unable to create the stub note file on your snartphone!!!

for each Outlook note tha I attempt to synchronise???

hat's happening.



Posted by Mark on 22.12.03 - 22:43:23

Simon, you do not need to install the software on your phone. You only need to install it onto your pc. The problem with your outlook notes syncronisation is due to invalid characters in your note names. Ensure the names only contain a...z, 0...9 and it will work fine.


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