Re: [NTLK] DragNDrop names (Was: Re: Geek Safe)

From: Laurent Daudelin (
Date: Fri Mar 15 2002 - 11:48:41 EST

On 15/03/02 11:37, "Loren Finkelstein" <Loren_at_Finkelstein.Net> wrote:

> On 3/15/02 11:05 AM, "Laurent Daudelin" <>
> wrote:
>> On 15/03/02 09:31, "Loren Finkelstein" <Loren_at_Finkelstein.Net> wrote:
>>> On 3/15/02 2:17 AM, "Laurent Daudelin" <> wrote:
>>>> on 14/03/02 20:52, Jim Johnston at wrote:
>>>>> For Laurent and others:
>>>>> Playing with GeekSafe earlier today I found the export to notepad
>>>>> function. Really cool. How difficult would it be to add a function for
>>>>> importing from the notepad?
>>>> Much, much harder. A note in the Notepad being a free form text entry, we
>>>> would need a very smart parser in order to get the data in. I see where you
>>>> coming with that, but, unfortunately, I don't think I have enough time to
>>>> do
>>>> that. Specially since the most requested feature is the ability to encrypt
>>>> the data on the store.
>>>> -Laurent.
>>> How about, instead of importing from the notepad, using something similar to
>>> "DragNDrop Names. It's too late for me now, but it would have been a much
>>> easier conversion process if I could have selected text from the notepad and
>>> just dragged it onto a Geeksafe window. Especially since 99% of the time it
>>> was pre-formatted on 3 lines. Server, Username & Password.
>> What is "DragNDrop Names"???
> A phenomenal freeware extension from
> Essentially, if you have a note in the following format:
> Loren Finkelstein
> 123 Main Street
> New York, NY 11111
> h:(212)555-1212
> w:(212)555-2345
> Select it as one block of text
> Drag it to the side of your newton (cut, or copy)
> Open the names App
> Drop your selection anywhere
> A new name card gets created with the correct data going into the correct
> fields. Also works with companies.
> This is particularly handy if, when you meet someone, you jot their info
> down into a note, which can be faster than creating a name card on the spot.

OK, I've just downloaded the source project (thanks, Adam!) and I will look
at it. If it's trivial modification, I will add it to GeekSafe and release a
new version.


Laurent Daudelin              Developer, Multifamily, ESO, Fannie Mae             Washington, DC, USA
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