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  1. russnash's Avatar
    Something I found funny was after all the deletions and reloads when I put 2.4 on it actually still had my last note from the other day STILL there!!! I was surprised to see that for sure

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    That is strange... deleting an app is supposed to delete the persistent storage associated with it, which is where the note and options are stored.
    08-25-11 08:25 PM
  2. russnash's Avatar
    Success! One bug squashed!

    New volatile available at the usual link!
    08-25-11 08:46 PM
  3. sam81's Avatar
    That is strange... deleting an app is supposed to delete the persistent storage associated with it, which is where the note and options are stored.
    I thought it was something like that.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-25-11 09:12 PM
  4. sam81's Avatar
    Success! One bug squashed!

    New volatile available at the usual link!

    WOO HOO! Guess what I have??? Working SpeedNotes!!! Yee haa. I love it! Thank you so much Russ. You did it. Will put it thru the paces some more.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
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    08-25-11 09:27 PM
  5. dollface's Avatar
    It should do, if it has any issues I would be grateful of the help testing!

    Thanks!

    Russ.
    Okay, I loaded up that new volatile and everything works BUT the send to SMS. It loads the note into the SMS convo box at the bottom, but it gives no recipient choices. I also saved it as a Memo and then subsequently loaded it back in from that memo, works perfectly!! I am psyched
    08-25-11 10:01 PM
  6. russnash's Avatar
    Okay, I loaded up that new volatile and everything works BUT the send to SMS. It loads the note into the SMS convo box at the bottom, but it gives no recipient choices. I also saved it as a Memo and then subsequently loaded it back in from that memo, works perfectly!! I am psyched
    Thanks for the feedback!

    Those SMS API's seem to be proper busted in several OS versions... I'm going to code some kind of workaround.
    08-25-11 10:58 PM
  7. SCrid2000's Avatar
    Newest Volatile is working great for me.
    Looks almost done man It's already better than many other apps I've had.
    08-26-11 12:23 AM
  8. wu-wei's Avatar
    wu-wei, guessing you're a Counting Crows fan?

    "PIN: HER: DOWN: ON: A: PHOTOGRAPH: ALBUM"

    One of my faves, too
    Indeed I am. I am also a major [email protected] and I love messing with the "Details" area here on CB. It used to be PIN: A: GADDA: DA: VIDA:



    I am so easily amused.
    08-26-11 08:07 AM
  9. russnash's Avatar
    Newest Volatile is working great for me.
    Looks almost done man It's already better than many other apps I've had.
    Thanks for the kind and encouraging words!

    Only major hurdles for me at the moment are the annoying SMS bug, which I think I'm just going to have to code my own system that uses the alternate more direct SMS API's and the save to file dialog code which I'm working on at the moment. I'm not new to programming by any means, I got started with Sinclair BASIC at the tender age of 11 (30 years ago! ouch!) but I'm still very new to java (I love this language!) and finding my way around the RIM API's.
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    08-26-11 10:10 AM
  10. jaydee5799's Avatar
    Thanks for the kind and encouraging words!

    Only major hurdles for me at the moment are the annoying SMS bug, which I think I'm just going to have to code my own system that uses the alternate more direct SMS API's and the save to file dialog code which I'm working on at the moment. I'm not new to programming by any means, I got started with Sinclair BASIC at the tender age of 11 (30 years ago! ouch!) but I'm still very new to java (I love this language!) and finding my way around the RIM API's.
    Russ, how you and guys like Shane can take a simple idea and turn it into something like this...I'll never know! I can't follow half of what you said, but gosh! I love the app!
    Thanks for working so hard on it...I know you. You never rest!
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    08-26-11 10:33 AM
  11. sam81's Avatar
    Russ, how you and guys like Shane can take a simple idea and turn it into something like this...I'll never know! I can't follow half of what you said, but gosh! I love the app!
    Thanks for working so hard on it...I know you. You never rest!
    Plus one on that comment for sure

    So far, Russ, the latest is working great. I'm back making more notes than I know what to do with. As you stated the SMS bug is still there but otherwise its excellent. Thank you again for working so hard on this.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
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    08-26-11 11:01 AM
  12. fb1301's Avatar
    SpeedNotes by Gray Matter Apps

    SpeedNotes began as an app that addressed a need I had personally, I've always detested paper and like the idea of using the convenience of my BlackBerry for taking and storing notes of all kinds. MemoPad gets the job done, but always seemed inconvenient in as much as having to create a new empty note and name it each time I wanted to record something. Often, I find myself wanting to record something quickly and then return to whatever I'm doing and be able to come back to it later without a) remembering to save and b) having to leave an application open. Sometimes I would also want to take notes that I didn't need to keep permanently either.

    SpeedNotes addresses this need by providing an instant and persistent note taking environment where immediately upon launching the app you are presented with a note area, ready for typing into. SpeedNotes takes care of ensuring your notes are saved to your BB's storage as you are working on them and loading the current note into the note area as soon as SpeedNotes is launched. Effectively, you can launch SpeedNotes, enter some information, then just press ESC to close the application. Later, you can launch SpeedNotes again and your note will be automatically loaded back into the application.

    When your note is complete, you have several choices:

    - Clear the note and start again.
    - Save or send the note to a variety of different destinations, such as MemoPad, email, SMS, PIN message, Calendar, Tasks.
    - Copy the note to your BlackBerry's clipboard.

    The purpose of this open beta is to gather opinions on the usability of the app and to collect feedback reference it's further development before submitting it for sale. At the close of the beta, I will gratefully provide free copies of the app to anyone that provides useful input or feedback.

    ** Updated 8/25/2011 **

    You can download SpeedNotes OTA 0.2.4 beta OTA at the below link:

    SpeedNotes v0.2.4 beta OTA

    If you are feeling brave, you can also download the current volatile build at the following location, although you should be aware that this build represents the current status of my progress towards the next version and may be in any state from completely broken to working, you can view the changelog entries below for the current volatile build to understand the approximate state of the volatile build, however, just because a change is listed under the current volatile's progress doesn't necessarily mean that it's available in the OTA yet. I will also post when a new volatile is uploaded. In shorter words, use at your own risk!:

    Current SpeedNotes volatile beta OTA

    Minimum OS level is 5.0. The beta downloads will time out on September 1st 2011.

    Russ.

    ToDo List

    - Save to file and allow folder creation.
    - Hotkeys.
    - Auto title option.

    Back Burner List

    - Implement alternate SMS code to workaround RIM bug on some OS versions.
    - Research color possibilities.
    - Notes on the home screen.
    - Investigate cloud integration.

    Changelog

    Version 0.3.0-volatile beta - In progress

    - Cleaned up screens to provide a consistent interface.
    - Choice of fields for send as email (option screen).
    - Automatic time stamp on new memo (option screen).
    - Load from memopad.
    - Load from file (SDCard, Store etc) with progress display and cancel options.
    - Cleaned up startup code.
    - Added save prompt to options screen when cancelling or pressing escape.

    Version 0.2.4 beta - Released 8/12/11

    - Fixed ExtraKeys "index out of bounds" exception when launching.
    - Fixed duplicate SpeedNotes BlackBerry menu entries.

    Version 0.2.3 beta - Released 8/11/11

    - Added Send as SMS option.
    - Added Save as Calendar entry with configurable destination field.
    - Added Save as Task entry with configurable destination field.
    - Added Insert Date Stamp with configurable date/time format.
    - Added option to add SpeedNotes to the system BB menu.
    Very good application. Would be nice to have tabs with different colors to quickly note down things related to different categories. Also, option to change font and its attributes would also be a nice thing to have.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-27-11 09:47 AM
  13. Cleanton's Avatar
    - I have Version 0.3.0-volatile beta installed on my Bold 9900. Every time I open the speed notes the cursor is at the top, can you put it at the bottom (last row) where I stopped writing the note?

    - From options I checked "insert date stamp on new note". Then I exit the app and never able to open it again. I had to reinstall the app.
    08-27-11 12:38 PM
  14. liestarter's Avatar
    ohh, I use the time stamp for all of my notes, to keep track of when I wrote them. I love that feature
    I love the feature too. I don't exactly how to explained it but I like having that notation there when I need it. A couple years ago I started adding dates to everything, and I would combine multiple note in one document and using the date as a separator.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-27-11 06:15 PM
  15. russnash's Avatar
    - I have Version 0.3.0-volatile beta installed on my Bold 9900. Every time I open the speed notes the cursor is at the top, can you put it at the bottom (last row) where I stopped writing the note?



    - From options I checked "insert date stamp on new note". Then I exit the app and never able to open it again. I had to reinstall the app.

    Looks like you were hit by the same bug Sam found. That's was fixed in the latest 0.3.0 volatile so it shouldn't happen again.

    Ill definitely be adding something in line with the first issue you mentioned soon.

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9550 using Tapatalk
    08-28-11 10:59 AM
  16. Cleanton's Avatar
    This is very functional app. Since I installed Speednotes I am not using Memopad any more.
    08-28-11 11:23 AM
  17. Cathyxx724's Avatar
    that metoo, no longer use memopad , loving this great app!!!
    08-28-11 12:10 PM
  18. ba_hamilton's Avatar
    Best app on my BB.
    08-28-11 01:32 PM
  19. joju58's Avatar
    Looks like you were hit by the same bug Sam found. That's was fixed in the latest 0.3.0 volatile so it shouldn't happen again.

    Ill definitely be adding something in line with the first issue you mentioned soon.

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9550 using Tapatalk
    Hi Russ, same bug in my 9700 running OS 5...979.
    yes i did re download today a few hours ago
    08-28-11 03:11 PM
  20. russnash's Avatar
    Hi Russ, same bug in my 9700 running OS 5...979.
    yes i did re download today a few hours ago
    Are you talking about the "wont launch" bug or the cursor position?

    If it's the wont launch, please try deleting the app then rebooting and re-installing the volatile. If it still does it, please can you take a look into the event log and see if there are any entries for speednotes? They should be in bold.

    Thanks!

    Russ.
    08-28-11 04:34 PM
  21. sam81's Avatar
    This is very functional app. Since I installed Speednotes I am not using Memopad any more.
    This is very true. I use SN to write all my memos, calendar entries, tasks and to start a vast majority of my emails, too. This has simplified the way I write everything on my Berry now. I even use just the notes page to keep short term reminders on. It is truly a "SuperApp" if you ask me!
    08-28-11 06:38 PM
  22. sam81's Avatar
    Best app on my BB.
    Yep, "SuperApp" status is next!
    08-28-11 06:41 PM
  23. joju58's Avatar
    Are you talking about the "wont launch" bug or the cursor position?

    If it's the wont launch, please try deleting the app then rebooting and re-installing the volatile. If it still does it, please can you take a look into the event log and see if there are any entries for speednotes? They should be in bold.

    Thanks!

    Russ.
    No, i have no problem launching app, it was about cursor position.
    08-28-11 10:53 PM
  24. russnash's Avatar
    Thanks for clarifying. I will add that to my ToDo list.

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9550 using Tapatalk
    08-29-11 09:04 AM
  25. russnash's Avatar
    Update on 0.3.0 beta.

    The code for saving notes to a file is almost complete, the majority of the work here has been in building an object for picking a save location and name along with the ability to create new folders for categorizing them on your media card etc. Its been a good learning experience.

    I should be releasing the new beta tomorrow at the latest and will also extend the beta timeout date, which is currently set for September 1st.

    Russ.

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    08-29-11 09:04 AM
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