[Editing] Add a Date attribute

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[Editing] Add a Date attribute

Postby littlebigman » Sun Aug 29, 2010 10:44 am

Hello

I suggest adding a Date attribute at the bottom of a note. That way, CintaNotes could be used as a simple but effective way to not only create simple notes, but also to-do's with a (start/)due date. I generally find Outlook way too complicated, but especially when it comes to adding to-do items in the Calendar (too many fields).

Once we have this information in the SQLite database, we can easily write an add-on that will display appointments/dated to-do's in a calendar UI.

The next step will be to upload those notes to Gmail so they can be read from any smartphone while away from the desktop, the ideal solution being to sync CintaNotes with smartphones.

Does someone know if SQLite can easily be synced with iPhone, BlackBerry, and Android? Currently, I'm stuck with Outlook as my PIM because it's the main app used to sync with Blackberry, and the alternatives are even worse.

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Re: [Editing] Add a Date attribute

Postby CintaNotes Developer » Sat Sep 04, 2010 6:38 am

Hi littlebigman,

would the "Alarms in notes" (http://roadmap.cintanotes.com/feedback/3199-search/) function fit the bill?

About syncing SQLite: the database is just a file and if there are SQLite-reading apps on those platforms, there should be no problem in syncing.
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Re: [Editing] Add a Date attribute

Postby PinnacleWebDesign » Sun Sep 12, 2010 5:30 pm

Hi Littlebigman

I manage my to-do list by using AutoHotkey to create due date tags for me, so for example, if something is due in 7 days, I type d7 (in the tags field) which gets expanded to 2010-09-19

The code to put in your AHK file will be something like this:

; tomorrow, type d1
::d1::
EnvAdd, CurrentDateTime1, +1, days
FormatTime, CurrentDateTime1,%CurrentDateTime1%, yyyy-MM-dd
SendInput %CurrentDateTime1%
return

; in 7 days, type d7
::d7::
EnvAdd, CurrentDateTime7, +7, days
FormatTime, CurrentDateTime7,%CurrentDateTime7%, yyyy-MM-dd
SendInput %CurrentDateTime7%
return

HTH

Cheers,
Mick
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Re: [Editing] Add a Date attribute

Postby littlebigman » Sun Sep 19, 2010 9:25 am

The alarm can also be a useful feature, but it would first require what I mentionned in this tread, namely a date/time attribute in notes.

I'll check what tools are available to export the contents of an SQLite database to either a web page or Google Calendar. I guess a good way to do this is iCal.

Maybe someone has already studied this, and knows how to sync date items between SQLite and smartphones through iCal?

Thanks for the tip. I do use applications like AutoHotKey or AutoIT to automate tasks in Windows, but I think it'd be useful to add an optional date/time attribute to notes so that it can also be used a light calendar application.
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Re: [Editing] Add a Date attribute

Postby CintaNotes Developer » Mon Oct 18, 2010 2:29 pm

A note already has its creation datetime, but it is not editable now. It is also planned to add the last modification date.
How would you call the additional date field? Reminder date?
Alex

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