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MyInfo for PC

Capture, Organize, Edit, and Share Information



Capture, Organize, Edit, and Share Information

for PC 
Platforms: Windows 2000, 2003 Server, XP, Vista (32 and 64 bit), 7 (32 and 64 bit) Download Trial
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There's a guy here in the office whose entire cubicle - desk, monitor, cabinets, every conceivable surface - is completely covered in yellow Post-It notes. Each one of those notes has some bit of important information scribbled on it, and I'm really not sure if there's a method to his madness.

MyInfo is like a vacuum for all of those bits of information that you need to keep at hand. Capturing info snippets is easy as pie, whether it be from a Word documents, CSV table, or just about anywhere on the Internet. You can open Outlook messages from directly within MyInfo, and even capture entire web pages for offline review!

Items that you capture in MyInfo are easily integrated into the program by dragging and dropping text, pictures, links, files, and mail messages into the Tree Editor. MyInfo's Tree Editor instantly creates the appropriate document type for the imported data, and you have the ability to drag and drop documents in the tree to reorder them. Use MyInfo's fully featured text editor to format your data for a consistent, professional look and feel.

What good would a personal organizer be if it didn't organize? MyInfo gives you lots of ways to arrange, prioritize, sort, and filter your data using tags, customized attributes, bookmarks, a handy calendar view, plus the ability to insert tasks into MyInfo with priority and due dates! Working with multiple files is a breeze using the familiar tab-based interface.

MyInfo comes chock-full of ways to share and export your information easily. Export documents as web pages, hierarchical folders, and spreadsheet files, or create links to topics and documents within MyInfo and place quick-open shortcuts on your computer's desktop!

Today's promotion is for both MyInfo Standard and MyInfo Professional. Check out some of the additional Pro features below or take a look at the MyInfo version comparison matrix.

  • Now you can hoist your documents, so only the hoisted documents and its children are visible in the tree.
  • Topic workplaces now allow you to work easily with sets of topics.
  • Global find and replace in the entire topic (searches and replaces text in all documents).
  • Now includes a word count dialog.
  • Portable! Install and run MyInfo Professional on a USB/flash drive.
  • Utilize AES256 encryption.
  • Export MyInfo data as a website or CSV spreadsheet.
This promotion includes the following:
MyInfo Standard ($49.95)
MyInfo Professional ($99.95)
Review Written by Derek Lee
The Conversation
The Fine Print
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Ely S. This is such a powerful program for information management, writing outlining and much more.

So far, the unique characteristic of MyInfo is the multi-column tree on the left side, which can be expanded by particular column styles (check the trial to find out more).

What was eventually hindering me so far to buy MyInfo is the horrible blue, old fashioned program interface which can not be adjusted by the user.

Dear developers, will the longtime promised change of GUI / colors be included in this offer? Just give it a silver business look, and it would be fine.
Dec 12 2013 at 9:30am Copy Link
Petko Georgiev @Ely, thanks for your feedback! We have plans to change the UI of MyInfo in the next major version (MyInfo 7). It should be ready in 2014, but I can't tell when exactly yet..
Milenix Software Ltd. - Dec 12 2013 at 9:41am Copy Link
MojoMan Will the 2014 update be free for those buying this offer ?

Also, a couple further question...

What is the difference between the standard and professional versions ? I may have overlooked it on the website but I did look and didn't see it.

And... what changes are in store for the 2014 version ?

Dec 16 2013 at 9:23am Copy Link
Petko Georgiev @MojoMan, major upgrades are free, if they are released up to 90 days from your purchase. I doubt that MyInfo 7 will be ready until then. However you will get all minor updates for version 6 free of charge, no matter when they are released. You can see a full list of the differences between MyInfo Standard and MyInfo Pro here: http://www.milenix.com/myinfo/compare As for what's new in MyInfo 7, I can't give details yet, because it is too early. However, the focus of MyInfo 7 will be to introduce a new file format, which will be cross-platform and allow us to develop clients for other platforms (Mac, Android, iOS).
Milenix Software Ltd. - Dec 16 2013 at 10:42am Copy Link
MojoMan Thanks for the info Petko. I downloaded the trial and will be giving it a run to check it out.
Dec 16 2013 at 10:52am Copy Link
Danny This one is just as complete as EssentialPIM Pro?
Dec 16 2013 at 1:24pm Copy Link
Ed Ward MyInfo is indispensable (see my previous comments)... and Petko is very responsive. By far the most useful software I've adopted over the years.
Dec 16 2013 at 9:27pm Copy Link
David Wang Is there a file size limitation on importing files? It seems like it won't import any file 10MB.
Dec 17 2013 at 11:27am Copy Link
Jon Polish I too would like to know if there is a limit on the size of an imported file. It seems I cannot drag a file to the tree if it is larger than approximately 10MB.

What is the maximum size of a database? Finally, what is the structure of the database (SQL, proprietary)?

Thank you
Dec 17 2013 at 5:42pm Copy Link
Petko Georgiev Currently, MyInfo has the following attachment file limits: 4 MB for the Standard edition and 11 MB for the Professional edition. These limits are per-attachment and will be increased in MyInfo 7, due to the new file format that it will use.

MyInfo maximum topic (database) size is theoretically limited only by your computer system limits. However, what is practically fast for you depends on the number of documents and their sizes. Topics of a few hundred MBs are frequently used by our customers.

Currently, MyInfo uses proprietary file format.
Milenix Software Ltd. - Dec 18 2013 at 11:07am Copy Link
Paul Crichton I keep abreast of outliner.com (where I learnt of bitsdujour) and their ongoing reviews of notetaking/organisational softwares and have tried many including EssentialPIM, Treeprojects, Ultra Recall, Rightnote, Surfulater, Cintanotes, Infoqube, Connectedtext... and still use a few of the above, and have variously looked at your mature product, Myinfo, and am extremely interested and impressed in the many new features in version 6. I downloaded the PRO trial for MI and for a few days now I've been trialling it, and am very impressed. On outliner.com, Myinfo users WSP, Daly De Gagne and others have pointed out how responsive you are to user suggestions Petko so please see mine below. Thanks, Paul.

Reviewing the help contents "Searches" I saw no mention of global searching, ie searching across more than one topic for text, document titles and tags, do you have this and I missed it, or if not, could you please add this feature?

Feature suggestions:
1. Document tabs
- you already have the option to open a document as a read only window; my suggestions are that
A) Any new documents that are opened can be docked
B) Each document opened has a tab, and the document tabs appear one horizontal line below the topic tabs.
C) I can edit each document concurrently.
D) As I add documents I can choose for them to be columns, rows, or when they become more numerous, a grid of windows that are pre sized to save time.
2. Hierarchical tags
3. Compact database/recycle bin
4. Re Date and Time, you currently have:
.1 Insert Date and Time ......OR......
.2 Shift+Ctrl+A Inserts date
.3 Shift+Ctrl+I Inserts time

With .1 Insert Date and Time, a dialogue box pops up so that I can choose my date and Time in a preferred format. All of this requires navigating my mouse twice and 3 left clicks. Is it possible that I could just have a shortcut that combines Date and Time? For example (currently unused shortcuts on myinfo)

F5 (my personal preference)
Dec 18 2013 at 1:16pm Copy Link
MojoMan Hi again Petko, Like @PaulCrichton, I have tried many PIM's (including most of Paul's list and a few others like AskSam, Notezilla, AMNotes, OneNote, and more.

The one thing I'd REALLY like to have in an organizer is scanned document input. OneNote handles this but there is no default size for a scanned document so it just creates a huge note with the scanned document plopped onto the page. I'd really love to find an app with scanning ability coupled with PIM tasks.

Devonthink (Mac) looks great for this purpose but there doesn't appear to be any Windows equivalent.

Finally... since it appears the next version is some time away, what will the upgrade costs be for those buying standard or professional now ?
Dec 18 2013 at 1:53pm Copy Link
Ed Ward Reply to Paul - MyInfo allows user to search within 1) a "branch" of a topic; 2) Topic (MyInfo's name for a topic file); 3) all "open topic files;" or 4) all the MyInfo topic files one has created (whether opened or not).

MyInfo also allows one to create and assign "attributes" (tags) to a document... fairly flexible formats; create search query; and then search for docs that satisfy that query. Powerful, but requires discipline to set up and tag docs. I had good intentions, but ended up not taking the time (5-30 secs) to consistently tag docs. Fortunately, search is usually "good enough."

Like other users, I've tried just about every other outliner out there. For my purposes (analyst, doing extensive online research; dozens of topic files, each w/ several hundred to several thousand docs), MyInfo has proven indispensable.
Dec 18 2013 at 10:11pm Copy Link
Petko Georgiev @Paul, you can insert date/time using F4.

@MojoMan, upgrade prices for the major upgrades are generally with 50-60% discount off the retail price of the edition you use.
Milenix Software Ltd. - Dec 19 2013 at 1:03am Copy Link
Rich OBrien MyInfo is software that has proved to be very valuable to me. I've spent hundreds of hours putting information into MyInfo and can't imagine not relying on it heavily. As mentioned by others, the developer of MyInfo, Petko Georgiev is truly interested in your suggestions. He is responsive and actually will put your good ideas into making MyInfo better. I wrote to him to suggest that the names that appear at the top of each document should be editable to change the document names that are listed on the left. Petko Georgiev just implemented my suggestion and I think it is an improvement many of us will appreciate because it is so useful.
Dec 19 2013 at 7:11am Copy Link
Paul Crichton @MojoMan, I think there are a lot of us trying to find the right tools for our own unique workflows, cheers. ;)

@Ed Ward, I appreciate what you say about the searching and there is much to aid retrieval with the tools available in Myinfo including the tags, though to add a global search feature (ALL or MULTIPLE topics) would just make the software more powerful again.

@Petko thanks for the F4 date and time tip. ;)

I have been waiting for Myinfo to be on bitsdujour for a couple of months now, and I have purchased the PRO version today (I'm just waiting for the confirmation email with my Serial No) and want to say that Version 6 of Myinfo has many top NEW features; and that it is not usual to see so many features even in a major upgrade in comparable softwares.

Perhaps you didn't reply to my earlier suggestions because you'd prefer I use the software for a while first, or because the correct form is to make my suggestions by e-mail or the forum? Either way I am very aware of how responsive you are to other users.

Many thanks, Paul.
Dec 19 2013 at 10:06am Copy Link
Steven Aves @Paul Crichton; I've trialed the Pro version since Monday. Today I installed the Standard version to see if there's anything I might miss.

At minimum I'll get the Standard today.

Anyone know if there's a way to save web page attachments (*.mht) to a specific subdirectory? All I see is the default .../Temp/... which is not a good place for me.

Dec 19 2013 at 10:52am Copy Link
Petko Georgiev @Steven, actually web snippets are stored inside the topic (database). So, it does not matter where your temp folder is.
Milenix Software Ltd. - Dec 19 2013 at 11:19am Copy Link
Toni McConnel I came here just to put in a HOORAY for MyInfo but I see it's not even needed with so many happy user comments. I'll just add that I tried every affordable info manager I could find and MyInfo beats them all, especially for unlimited subtopics. MyInfo's reminder function is my only complaint; extremely limited and I know it doesn't have to be. Petko has seemed simply uninterested in improving it, perhaps because it is not normally a database function. However, I confirm someone else's comment that support is great. You will always get an answer. No one has mentioned that you can merge topics if, like me, you create a topic (database), forget you created it, and duplicate it and add documents before realizing your mistake. You have to access Help to learn how to merge them, it isn't on a menu, but it's quite easy. Also super neat is how easy it is to link to local documents, not just Web URLs. Lots of other nice touches.

In my view, MyInfo is a bargain at full price. Grab it now if you're unsatisfied with your current choice.
Dec 19 2013 at 2:03pm Copy Link
Bob McLain This is probably overkill, but MyInfo is wonderful, robust, mature software that I use every day and that I often find new ways to use. The support is as good as the software: Petko has responded to my few questions within hours.

I do agree with Toni McConnel that the reminder feature could use some work, but it's not something I need since I found followupthen.com.
Dec 19 2013 at 7:50pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Milenix Software Ltd. has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Dec 20 2013 at 12:11am Copy Link
Philip D'Hollander Question: I have a 'very old' Version of Myinfo. Like 3.x or something. It is chockful of data and I'd like to know if I can import my many many hours of work in that old version into the new version without loosing too much.

Any insights?
Dec 20 2013 at 7:16am Copy Link
Petko Georgiev @Philip, you only need to open the files with the new version using File Open and save them. Everything should be imported properly.
Milenix Software Ltd. - Dec 20 2013 at 7:31am Copy Link
Robert Bull I paid yesterday, but haven't seen a license code in my email. Is this one of the programs that have separate trial and paid versions?
Dec 20 2013 at 1:38pm Copy Link
Petko Georgiev @Robert, yes, you should have received a download link for the registered version of MyInfo. Please check the email.

If for some reason you can't find it, please let me know, I will send you an alternative download link.
Milenix Software Ltd. - Dec 20 2013 at 2:19pm Copy Link
Robert Bull Thanks, got it. I'm more used to the license key system so was half expecting another email containing one. But now I know :)
Dec 20 2013 at 2:41pm Copy Link
Richard Andersen Looks like you're using the .NET WebBrowser control - note that it needs to have its compatibility mode set to match the version of IE on the system, otherwise saved webpages may not be shown correctly, as the default mode for the WebBrowser control is IE7, which will not work very well for most webpages today. You can see an example here: http://miscfiles.net/temp/0001/myif The first screenshot shows how a page may look after being saved in MyInfo in Windows 7 before compatibility mode has been set, the second (below) after compatibility mode has been set to IE10. I've written a small freeware program that can set the compatibility mode for programs using the WebBrowser control, it can be downloaded here (needs to be updated to include IE11, but until then the IE10 setting will usually work fine for IE11). http://taosoft.dk/softwar...ware/wbcm/ EDIT: Now updated to include IE11...
Dec 20 2013 at 11:28pm Copy Link
Philip D'Hollander Another quick question, thanks for replying to the first one so quickly!

If I go for the PRO version, it will let me install MyInfo on a USB stick and run it from USB. That's the only workable version for me, as my corporate laptop is the only one I've got and it won't let me install software on it (no admin rights).

So, just to be 100% sure: if I go PRO, I can use MyInfo on a laptop that does not allow software to be installed on it? I can put it on USB and run it from there? Can I also use it with the same USB stick on my wife's laptop? (she won't be using it, has no use for it, just me), or is it somehow restricted to one computer? What if I change laptops in one or two years, will I still be able to use the same USB stick with the same installed version of MyInfo?

Dec 21 2013 at 2:33am Copy Link
Petko Georgiev @Richard, thank you for this information! The next update of MyInfo will take advantage of this feature of the IE control.

@Philip, once installed on the USB device, you can run MyInfo anywhere you like. All files needed by MyInfo are stored on the USB.
Milenix Software Ltd. - Dec 21 2013 at 4:14am Copy Link
Jeffrey Gilbert I bought MyInfo during the Dec. 19th sale and I can't seem to locate my e-mail link in case I have to re-download it in the future. I am enjoying the program so far, especially since I've learned that the Topics are portable! I look forward to hearing from you.
Dec 31 2013 at 12:57am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Jeffrey Gilbert - We have just contacted the vendor as he will be able to better help with the issue you mentioned.
BitsDuJour Admin - Dec 31 2013 at 4:52am Copy Link
Petko Georgiev @Jeffrey, I have just sent you the download link on your email.
Milenix Software Ltd. - Dec 31 2013 at 7:48am Copy Link
Ed Ward Jeffrey/Petko - curious what is meant by "Topics are portable." I am avid user of MyInfo - perhaps I've overlooked a feature or benefit.
Dec 31 2013 at 9:25am Copy Link
Jeffrey Gilbert @Ed Ward: You can install the entire MyInfo to a flash drive and run it from there! My main issue was prepping materials on my desktop computer but needing access on my laptop- and this handles that perfectly!
Dec 31 2013 at 9:56am Copy Link
Bob McLain @Jeffrey Gilbert (and anyone else interested): It's also possible to put MyInfo files on Dropbox or set up symbolic folder links in Windows and have access to your files everywhere. I was initially concerned about overwriting data, but in the past six months of accessing MyInfo files via a symlink folder, I've had no issues.
Dec 31 2013 at 10:01am Copy Link
Ed Ward Thank you - perhaps Petko has already set this up, but if not it would be helpful to collect these and many other useful suggestions from users and make them available. MyInfo is indispensable, but I suspect many of us use in different, creative and efficient ways.
Dec 31 2013 at 10:24am Copy Link
Jeffrey Gilbert @Bob McLain

Yes, I have my Flash Drive being backed up to Dropbox automatically, too. One of the places I use MyInfo, though, does not have internet access, so I need a locally portable version. So this works perfectly for me.

I am quite happy with how it is going- the only issue I've run into is that sometimes when I enter a note in the "Notes" section, I get a crash with some sort of "Access Violation at address 00000028. Read of address 00000028" but I intend to follow up to get some support on that.

Also, they got in touch with me right away to give me a download link, so customer service seems quite good for MyInfo, too! All in all, I am very pleased with my purchase!
Dec 31 2013 at 10:33am Copy Link
Sebastian Guzek Will MyInfo include internal file viewer like Oracle's OutsideIn which is used in many products including X1 desktop search or in the free uLister plugin for Total Commander?
http://www.totalcmd.net/p...ister.html (source code provided)

The viewer can open most popular file formats (over 300) without the native apps installed (i.e. docx, xls, xlsx, pdf, dwg, svg, etc.). Also, it can be used to index the contents of files for search-as-you-type searching.

Since MyInfo already supports plugins maybe it wouldn't bee too difficult to implement it. IMO, such feature would really open up doors and make MyInfo all-in-one solutions for organizing local data.

I am currently using TreeProjects which is my go-to notes organizer but I am always in the lookout for similar products.
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