can be downloaded and registered for free — for the next two days.
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StickyBrain, which normally costs US$34.95, incorporates a “sticky note” interface. But that’s where the similarity to the standard Stickies program ends, said Jerry Halls, Chronos vice president. StickyBrain can store any type of information including text, pictures, sounds, file/application links, contacts, web and e-mail addresses, and more, he said.
“To make all of this information easily accessible, StickyBrain includes a powerful filtering system that the user can customize as needed,” Halls added. “StickyBrain is built on a robust word processor with features such as automatic spell-checking, search and replace, page formatting and multiple undos.”
The application also packs HotKeys, which are designed to make it easy to transfer information to and from other applications. For example, if users are surfing the Web and they come across an interesting article, they can press a special key combination and the article will be saved as a “sticky” even if StickyBrain isn’t running. HotKeys can also be assigned to individual stickies so the text from the sticky can be pasted into other.
StickyBrain also has password management features. Halls said that you can go to any Web site and the software will instantly retrieve the user name and password associated with that Web address.
“StickyBrain provides many other features to help users stay organized,” Halls said. “These include to-do lists, contact lists, alarms and an infinitely customizable interface. Each sticky can be assigned a different color, texture or background picture (JPEG). To keep information safe from prying eyes, StickyBrain even includes an encryption option.”
The utility’s built-in word processor lets you create text documents with features such as tabs, margins, indenting, line/paragraph spacing, search and replace and multiple undos. StickyBrain now includes three window styles including a full word processing window with an Aqua ruler that shows the page width, margins, indenting and tab stops. Other features include the ability to insert Web and e-mail buttons into documents with live links to the user’s Internet software, full text justification, dedicated to-do lists and alarms that sound even if the application isn’t running.
StickyBrain now supports tab-delimited text importing for transferring information from other personal information managers. It can also import information from other StickyBrain files and from the Stickies program that comes with the Mac OS.
So why is Chronos giving away it away? Simple. They want you to become addicted.
“StickyBrain is one of the best kept secrets on the Mac and we want to let the public in on the secret,” Robert McCullough, product manager at Chronos, said. “We believe that once users get a taste for StickyBrain, they’ll be hooked. This promotion is intended to give as many people as possible the opportunity to try out the software.”
StickyBrain 2 is in the works and due “in the near future,” he added. Grab yourself a free copy of the current version and you’ll qualify for a discount on the next version.
Today and tomorrow you can download and register StickyBrain 1.3.1 via the Chronos Web site.