has released StickyBrain 2, the latest update of the productivity application that lets you store just about anything and find anything with one click.
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StickyBrain incorporates a “sticky note” interface. It can store any type of information including text, pictures, sounds, file/application links, contacts, Web and e-mail addresses and more, according to Robert McCullough, StickyBrain product manager.
“One of StickyBrain 2’s significant new features is the Sticky Browser,” McCullough said. “The Sticky Browser works like a good Internet search engine. Enter a few search words and StickyBrain will immediately compile a list of matching stickies, which can be edited right in the Browser window.”
Another new feature, Text Lookup, ties the power of the Sticky Browser to other applications. This feature lets you search for relationships between your info in StickyBrain and content in other applications. It can even examine a Web page and immediately locate the user name and password for that page.
StickyBrain 2 also boasts one click technology. Information can be saved with one click and will be available when you need it, McCullough said. The new version also offers a system-wide Contextual Menu for one click storing and finding. A Sticky Slider now visually filters data.
StickyBrain 2 also adds security options to hide and password protect private data. A new Critical Alarm Option offers reminders until you dismiss it. There’s also now scroll wheel and server menu support under Mac OS X, as well as a more Aqua like interface.
The application also supports 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.
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 2 requires Mac OS 9 or higher, including, as mentioned Mac OS X. It needs less than 10MB of disk space and under 5000 K of memory. The cost is US$39.99, and you can download a 30-day trial version from the Chronos Web site.
Registered StickyBrain 1.x users can upgrade to version 2 for US$25 through May 30. They can also upgrade to StickyBrain 2 and receive Personal Organizer (which is regularly $60) for half price. This $55 bundle upgrade offer is available through May 10.