Archive for the 'Ultra Recall' Category

First Look at Google Chrome

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

The internet is abuzz with comments about Google Chrome, the newest entry in the browser wars. Within the first day, it had already exceeded Opera’s market share, and we had several questions about support for it in Ultra Recall. So I decided to download and install it to see it for myself. In true Google [...]

Announcing the Kinook Affiliate Program

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

We’re excited to announce that you can now promote Ultra Recall (or any of our products) and earn 40% of every sale resulting from your promotion! It’s easy to join. Just send us an email with your request, and we’ll provide a URL with your affiliate ID that you can use on your web site, [...]

Managing a journal with Ultra Recall…

Friday, March 30th, 2007

A new sample has recently been added to Ultra Recall, called Journal.urd. While Ultra Recall can do much more than manage a journal, it is very good at the task, which this sample highlights. The sample demonstrates using templates and other Ultra Recall features, and contains a pre-configured journal hierarchy. A flash tutorial about managing [...]

Ultra Recall as a Data Archive

Tuesday, January 30th, 2007

One of the great things about Ultra Recall is that it is flexible enough to be used for a variety of purposes (of course, that very flexibility makes it a bit challenging to market, and that’s one of the reasons for this blog). One use that Ultra Recall excels at is data archiving. Here at [...]

Ultra Recall 2.0 released!!

Monday, June 19th, 2006

After a short beta period, Ultra Recall 2.0 was released on May 22, and is a free upgrade to all existing licensed Ultra Recall users. Here is the official announcement. Note: on June 9, version 2.0a (a minor version update addressing some identified bugs) was released, the specific bugs fixed can be viewed here. Ultra [...]

Getting Things Done (GTD) with Ultra Recall (part 2)

Wednesday, April 12th, 2006

Since my first post about using the Getting Things Done system with Ultra Recall, we have been very busy working on the next Ultra Recall release, but I have also been spending some time working on actually using the GTD system with Ultra Recall to better organize my life. I had intended to implement the [...]

Keeping a journal with Ultra Recall

Thursday, March 9th, 2006

We recently added a journal sample to Ultra Recall. While Ultra Recall can do much more than just manage a journal, it is very good at the task, which this new sample highlights. The sample demonstrates using templates and other Ultra Recall features and contains a pre-configured journal hierarchy. A tutorial about managing a journal [...]

Getting Things Done (GTD) with Ultra Recall (part 1)

Monday, February 13th, 2006

I recently read the book Getting Things Done by David Allen, which is subtitled “The Art of Stress-Free Productivity.” Many of our users are implementing a GTD solution with Ultra Recall, so I wanted to see what the book/methodology had to offer and determine if it could help me become more organized (something I know [...]

Why did we choose a binary data format for Ultra Recall databases?

Tuesday, January 24th, 2006

An Ultra Recall database (.urd) is stored as a modified SQLite database file. There are several good reasons for storing Ultra Recall data in a real database as opposed to a flat text or XML file: Instant load time: Only the expanded portion of the Search and Explorer trees and the detail information for the [...]

Reminders in Ultra Recall

Tuesday, January 17th, 2006

We have received numerous requests for adding reminder functionality to Ultra Recall, and since we eat our own dog food, I also recognized that the feature could be useful. As of version 1.4, recurring reminders (and many other new features) are available to all Ultra Recall users (a free update). Ultra Recall implements reminder functionality [...]