Version 3 release notes

Posted by – April 27, 2015

Oct 11, 2015 – Release version 3.1.1011. Adds capability to do a full database search for a single term.Full DB Search
Simply check the “Full DB” check-box and enter a search term in the NoteFrog search box, terminated by a “return/enter”. NoteFrog will search your entire NoteFrog database/library and return a list of all the selected items. The returned list may now be searched using the normal NoteFrog super-search capability.

Sept 28, 2015 – Release version 3.1.0928. Routine to determine “source” of clip improved in attempt to accommodate additional browsers.

Sept 17, 2015 – We’re releasing version 0917, which is the initial version 3 production release.

Update – June 3, 2015

Newest Release 3 in initial stages of beta testing. Issues identified in prior beta have been addressed. This beta supports encryption, (limited) HTML capture and a default clip collection stack. A general beta should be available soon.

Update – May 15, 2015

Additional testing of the version 3 release candidate has uncovered two potentially serious issues related to new features added in V3 which have led to a halt to current testing as V3 undergoes a non-trivial update.

Since the major V3 commitment – encryption, is working properly, we may consider a v3.0 release which adds encryption to NoteFrog and a subsequent 3.1 for the additional features (HTML capture and a “default” clip collection stack), which is where the issues reside.

The issues do not effect version 2 users as they are directly related to features added for V3.

Upgrading to V3

A database backup is recommended before utilizing database encryption. (A regular database backup is a good idea, regardless.)

Version 3 changes include:

  • Support for encrypted (aes128) libraries
  • Removal of reminders
  • Removal of clipboard collection support under Windows XP
  • Support for HTML clip collection
  • Improved visual indicator of active panel
  • Visual indicator for Clipboard activation (on/off) – collect text content and collect no clip content
    Right-clicking on the clipboard activation indicator, toggles between text only and text+HTML clipboard content. The HTML content indicator is a small Internet Explorer icon collect HTML content
  • Support for a “default” clip collection stack. New clips are captured into the default instead of the “active” stack.
  • Removal of support for an image skin. Use any color you like, as long as it’s not a picture 🙂
  • As previously mentioned, the major change in NoteFrog version 3 is the ability to encrypt your notes library using AES128 encryption. AES128 is truly industrial strength encryption* and virtually unbreakable. Just be sure not to lose your encryption key since there is no way to recover a lost key.

    *”As for now, there are no known practical attacks that would allow anyone to read correctly implemented AES encrypted data.”
    [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Encryption_Standard]

    Also note that HTML collection is from HTML clipboard content (if available). This is not intended to provide a web-site copy function, since the clipboard content omits much of the site content data.

    Update – May 07, 2015

    Version 3.0.0507

    This version corrects a few display anomalies present in earlier version 3 candidates:

    1. The initial “active tab” indicator was refreshed on each change in selection and led to a bit of unnecessary flickering. This version only refreshes the active tab indicator when necessary.

    2. When HTML or images were captured to a “default” stack that was not the “active/displayed” stack, the contents of the image/html were being displayed in the active item panel.

    4 Comments on Version 3 release notes

    1. Iain Barraclough says:

      I did email you on 2015-04-28, after reading your post, and tried updating via NoteFrog, but to no avail so far. Is something broken with the website? Several pages seem to be 404.

      I look forward to the opportunity to be an “early adopter” of v3 of the excellent NoteFrog.

    2. berry says:

      Hello Iain,
      Apologies, for some reason, I did not receive a notification you had posted this comment.
      Email received and invite sent. Welcome to the team.

    3. SK says:

      In your Beta 3 post you say SHA128 – should it not be AES128 ?

      SK

    4. berry says:

      Thanks. Had referred to aes128 in the changes list. Must have been having a “grey” moment when I wrote that paragraph.

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