Month: September 2012

Version 2.3 available

Posted by – September 17, 2012

NoteFrog 2.3 has been released.
2.3 Includes several improvements to the “Mobile export” list as well as improvements and fixes to the core program. e.g.

    removed “clipboard loop” message
    fixed trayicon tooltip message regarding clipboard collection status
    fixed possible linked item overlay of item content
    fixed mobile export “all lowercase” display
    improved mobile export display of certain special characters
    “trash” stack title highlighted in red if “Active” stack
    corrected an improper rich text display setting
    corrected an error where “mobile export” would not display if items had been deleted from the active stack when the export was created

NoteFrog 2.2.2
Includes a new capability to create a searchable browser based copy of the active list display. It also corrects a bug encountered under certain circumstances when capturing a new item.


NoteFrog 2.2.1 has been released. This is a minor upgrade to the production release of NoteFrog version 2.2, which corrects a display anomaly encountered when creating a new item as well as allowing the maximum items permitted in a single stack to be updated from the current default value of 25,000.

While installing and running NoteFrog version 2 should be very familiar for NoteFrog users, NoteFrog version 2.2 includes some changes from version 1. The major GUI changes are described in more detail in the NoteFrogBlog post – Version 2 Release notes

Certain capabilities which were previously internalized to NoteFrog (e.g. sounds) have now been removed from the NoteFrog program and stored in a NoteFrog resources folder. See “Version 2 files and their locations” – Files and their locations and

New users (and even some existing users) may want to see Getting started which describes how to download a file of test data to use to examine/demonstrate some of the capabilities of NoteFrog

Also new, NoteFrog version 2 defaults to “Read Only” mode after the trial period. This allows users to view or even export their data. It also allows registered users to create stacks of data and share the data in read-only mode with non-registered users.

The NoteFrog “Supersearch” was rewritten for version 2 to be faster and even more reliable.

Version 2 also includes a new “Item search” capability which facilitates searching inside a specific item without utilizing the NoteFrog supersearch.

In addition to allowing the import of a directory of text items (Version 2 release notes, above), version 2 also provides for import and export of a file of delimited text items. This should facilitate loading data into NoteFrog from other programs and exporting data from NoteFrog.

Upon starting, NoteFrog checks for a previous successful program end.

NoteFrog 2.2 also corrects a few minor errors that existed in earlier “Customer Preview” releases.

Modifying the default installation

Posted by – September 13, 2012

It is possible to modify the default NoteFrog installation within certain limitations. It requires knowledge of the Windows file structure, administrative priviledges and a willingness and ability to move and modify certain files. We will offer reasonable assistance if requested, but can not be held to supporting every non-standard configuration request.

Following a “Standard” Installation:
“Program” files and location
c:\Program Files (x86)\NoteFrog (Vista/Win7) OR
c:\Program Files\NoteFrog (Windows XP)

  • NoteFrog.exe = NoteFrog program
  • EasyTimer.exe = EasyTimer program
  • recycleDB.exe = Uninstall data clean up utility
  • hunspelldll.dll = spell checker
  • _help.html = used in file exports
  • unins000.dat = data used for uninstalling
  • unins000.exe = uninstaller
  • “Application data” files location

    (You will need Admin privileges to access/view these files/folders)
    For Vista/Win7/Win8

    For XP
    c:\Documents and Settings\YourUserName\Application Data\HTConsulting\NoteFrog

  • chime.ogg = EasyTimer chime sound file
  • etbkg.png = EasyTimer window background
  • timer.png = Timer image
  • resources (folder) containing:

  • nf_options.html = Alternate Help Menu HTML
  • nf_rightclick.html = Alternate Help Menu HTML
  • nf_utilities.html = “Help/Utilities” window
  • web.dll = support for exporting HTML
  • command.png = Alternate Help Menu image
  • editbuttons.png = Alternate Help Menu image
  • help_24.png = Alternate Help Menu image
  • itembuttons.png = Alternate Help Menu image
  • rtfbuttons.png = Alternate Help Menu image
  • toolbuttons.png = Alternate Help Menu image
  • help.gif = Alternate Help Menu image
  • CuckooClock.wav = Reminder sound file
  • Frog.wav = clip capture sound file
  • en_US.dic = hunspell dictionary
  • en_US.aff = hunspell dictionary
  • en_US.dat = hunspell dictionary supplement
  • Created in “resources” folder by running NoteFrog the first time

  • NoteFrog.ini = Initialization/preferences data
  • NoteFrog.db = Main NoteFrog notes/data library
  • NoteFrog.a/b/c.log = programs logs
  • Installed In your “documents” folder:

  • NoteFrogv2demo.txt
  • Instructions for Running a “non-standard” installation:


    The program must be able to find the NoteFrog.ini file and the resources folder. Normally, the ini is created and located in the resources folder.

    The NoteFrog.ini, NoteFrog.db, NoteFroga/b/c.log and optional spell check dictionary (e.g. en_US.dat), must be in a location which the NoteFrog program has write access to. Per windows security restrictions, under Windows Vista/7/8 programs do NOT have write access to the Program folder – e.g. c:\Program Files (x86)\NoteFrog.

    The NoteFrog program, NoteFrog.exe, looks for an ini file and if it doesn’t find one, assumes this is a “fresh” installation and creates one in the default location (the /resources folder – see above).

    The program looks for an ini file per:

    First – The program’s “application data” folder (see above)- Windows default location.
    Second – The program folder itself (a “hold over” from original XP portable installations) – Not desired.
    Third – A “resources” folder within the program folder – e.g. NoteFrog/resources/NoteFrog.ini = preferred portable location.

    It uses the LAST one it finds, or if none is found, creates one in the default (“First”) location.

    It uses the ini file to locate the NoteFrog library database -> NoteFrog.db Thus, if it is unable to locate an ini it will ask you to either locate the database for it, or let it create a new one.

    Editing the ini:
    Be sure to use a “Plain text” editor (e.g. Notepad) and save the file as NoteFrog.ini (Notepad will add a .txt by default unless you’re specific – “save as”)
    All file location references are absolute

    Database = (normal location of the NoteFrog.db file) e.g. “Database = d:/NoteFrog/resources/NoteFrog.db”
    Opened = (if present, this contains the path to a database opened via the NoteFrog “Library” command “Open an alternate Stack Library”)
    If this entry is present, it is used to locate the NoteFrog database. Otherwise, simply leave it blank

    If you are moving the NoteFrog installation to a non-default location, you’ll need to edit the “Dictionary = ” entry to reflect the new location of the dictionary – e.g.”Dictionary = d:/NoteFrog/resources/en_US.dic”