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Ultra Recall for PC

All of Your Data, On Demand!

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Ultra Recall

All of Your Data, On Demand!

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Platforms: Windows 2000, Server 2003, XP, Server 2008, Vista (32 and 64 bit), 7 (32 and 64 bit), 8 (32 and 64 bit), Windows Server 2012 Download Trial
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Please note: today's discount can be applied to either the Standard or Professional versions of Ultra Recall!

Ultra Recall is a personal information and document management app that gives you the power to manage all of your data, regardless of its source or location, in one centralized spot. With Ultra Recall, you never need to remember which application holds your data -- all of it is instantly available on demand, no matter where it's located.

What kinds of data are we talking about? How about all of your Microsoft Office files, all of your Outlook messages, appointments, contacts, and notes, any email program that supports the .eml format, websites bookmarked in all of the major internet browsers, and every file on your hard disk, including ZIP archives? Even images, text, online documents, and clipboard data can be fully organized into an on-demand database with Ultra Recall! Populating Ultra Recall is ultra-easy - just drag and drop, copy and paste, or enter your information manually.

When it's time to retrieve all of the information that you need on a topic, just enter your search term into the Quick or Advanced Search, and Ultra Recall will display all of your matching items. Quick Search retrieves a list of matching items in a flash, or use the more detailed Advanced Search to pull information out of the database with surgical precision using logical operators! Each of your data items comes with an attributes list that tells you everything you need to know about that file.

Finding your data is just the first step. Everything that you need to view, organize, and work with your data is neatly contained in Ultra Recall. Use the integrated web browser to view your bookmarked sites, or the rich text editor to open text files. Images display in the image viewer, and the native email message viewer, contact editor, and form viewer round out the arsenal of convenient features. Of course, you can always elect to open web pages and documents in their associated application, but with such robust integration, you may never need to leave the program!

This promotion includes the following:
Ultra Recall Standard Edition ($49)
Ultra Recall Professional Edition ($99)
Review Written by Roger Thomasson
The Conversation
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Mappi75 Hi!

Will you offer Paypal for Payment ?

Like sending the amount to your email adress.

Thank you very much!
Jul 9 at 2:50am Copy Link
Kyle A Yes.
Kinook Software, Inc. - Jul 10 at 5:24am Copy Link
Francis Pillow what's the diff with pro vs std?
Jul 12 at 7:28am Copy Link
Sean Lamb I use UR Pro to organize just about everything. I do wish product updates happened a bit more frequently though. Integration w/64-bit outlook would be a great start. Is a new major version in the works??
Jul 12 at 8:11am Copy Link
peter schleifer I had a good look at your roadmap (the above link), and I think that it lists very valuable items, and especially the (pending) keyword/tagging improvements will be of much interest to many people, as will be a better calendar/ToDo functionality and filtering in the tree, multi-db search and automatic calculations (addition of the values in a field in siblings, in the respective field of the parent item, first of all); of course, the question remains how long the latter improvements will take.

On the other hand, I always miss, even in this current roadmap, any mention of planned global replace, which unfortunately is a dealbreaker for me. I know you said it is not high on your priorities' list since it can theoretically be done with external tools, i.e. with (free or paid) SQLite interfaces (shells or GUIs), but then, UR is the only (otherwise very) professional outliner of my knowlege that asks its users to fall back on external tools in order to do "global replace" (this term also meaning any replace in more than one item at a given time, e.g. within a range of siblings).

Thus, I would be very interested in your giving some reason for your refusal to implement that very important and basic feature which is present in every notable contender (and in the "professional" version there at the very least): Why, in UR, would such a function be almost impossible to implement?

Also, I would like to mention that whilst (direct) "Formatting of items in tree" is rather further down within the roadmap's list, such formatting is even possible today, albeit indirectly, by creating special formats together with symbols, and then by hiding all those symbols (by an option which is available for that).

So UR even today has got all you need, even though not everything in optimized shape yet (cf. the help file improvements you rightly consider), and that makes it all the more annoying that such an otherwise good program (which is also very stable even with big data) misses such a basic function as is global text replace; I would very much appreciate your reconsidering this issue.
Jul 12 at 2:57pm Copy Link
Visitor-2014 There are various problems which seem to have to do with a non-complete support of Unicode:

- It is not possible to create a correct alphabetical order of the items in the tree (Data explorer pane). It was tested with German words (latin characters, even when none of the words contained an "Umlaut") and with words with Greek characters. At the same time, the sorting of the same items in alphabetical order worked correctly in the list with the child Items.

Concerning the professional addition of "Ultra Recall":
- The mentioned mistakes in the alphabetical order in the tree continue in the index of the HTML version.

- But moreover the export to HTMl / Website (File --> Export --> Documents and item rich text to HTML) does not succeed at all in the following cases (tested with the category "Notes" and its child items [all of the category "Text"]):

a) when among the child items is one (or more) which has a German "Umlaut" in its title (= Ä, Ö, Ü, ä, ö ,ü). In this case the export of "Notes" would only work when I uncheck the box "Export child items (recursive)" (but of course then without any child items).

b) when among the child items is one (or more) that contains a Greek letter. (In this case not even the unchecking of the above mentioned box helps.)

In both cases (a and b) the error message says: "Error exporting item(s): File Not Found!"

So my impression is that the program at the moment is not suitable to satisfy the needs of users who would like to use it for another language than English.
Jul 13 at 12:56am Copy Link
Mariusz Lewandowski "So my impression is that the program at the moment is not suitable to satisfy the needs of users who would like to use it for another language than English."

I use Polish language inside UR with no problems. Sorting, indexing, import/export, etc. works as supposed to. Must admit I lost other useful functionality with upgrade to Windows 7 but afaik the problem is outside UR.
So as per my experience UR works ok not only with the English language.
Jul 13 at 1:29am Copy Link
Niels Erik Karkov It seems that the search option does not react on Scandinavian characters. Hopefully its just me doing something wrong but I have tried for a while now to figure out how to have a reaction. It does not help to write ? or * in stead of the Scandinavian characters
Jul 13 at 2:52am Copy Link
Kyle A @Visitor-2014:

Regarding sorting in the tree, see http://www.kinook.com/For...php?t=4652

Regarding the export problem, this is fixed in the latest download at http://www.kinook.com/UR/download.html (UltraRecall.exe in Help | About after installing).

@Niels Erik Karkov: That works in our tests. See the test database at http://www.kinook.com/Dow...emp/se.zip

Kinook Software, Inc. - Jul 13 at 6:44am Copy Link
Paulo Correia Is there a new version on the way? UR seems to be abondoned. Thanks.
Jul 13 at 10:13am Copy Link
Niels Erik Karkov Thanks for answer on the Scandinavian characters. It Works brilliantly
Jul 13 at 12:03pm Copy Link
John Moverley The Ultra Recall Editions Comparison says that the pro version imports infoselect files. I have downloaded a trial version of pro Ultra Recall but it does not seem to have this feature.

Am I missing something?


is it not available in the trial pro version but will be after paying?
Jul 13 at 7:20pm Copy Link
peter schleifer Above-mentioned stability of the program is thanks to the database it uses and does not extend to the (otherwise quite elaborate) search provided by the program; this means it happened that expected search hits were left out, from correct search orders, and tries in the forum to work this out were unfruitful, so you should never be entirely sure you get all relevant hits in search.

And as you see above, the developer, who in the past said, do search-and-replace by external tools (and to your own risk of course), and that implementation of such a basic feature was "not high on his ToDo list", does not even answer anymore when you kindly ask if he'd be willing to reconsider.

Thus I put high hopes in the competing (and evenly-priced) MyInfo from Milenix, which is regularly here on bitsdujour, too, and which has got a highly-responsive developer who's actively trying to provide his customers with every functionality you'd expect from such a program.

P.S.: I didn't understand from the above comments why suddenly Scandinavian characters would be sorted properly; I never succeeded in sorting special German characters correctly.
Jul 14 at 2:39am Copy Link
Mappi75 I bought the Pro Edition..

hope Kyle will fix this "German "Umlaut" in its title (= Ä, Ö, Ü, ä, ö ,ü) thing.
Jul 14 at 3:30am Copy Link
Neo Alive Hi

I like to pay by paypal not by credit card. How to accomplish this? The website with the offer only allows creditcard payment.

I only have paypal.

Best regards,
Jul 14 at 3:53am Copy Link
Kyle A In PayPal, send money to orderskinook.com.
Kinook Software, Inc. - Jul 14 at 4:27am Copy Link
Kyle A @Mappi75: See my earlier response regarding sorting in the tree and HTML export with German/Greek characters. After that, if you're still having a problem with German characters in the title, please send the info from http://www.kinook.com/For...php?t=3038.
Kinook Software, Inc. - Jul 14 at 4:40am Copy Link
Neo Alive Hi

Done... check your paypal account.

Best regards,
Jul 14 at 4:47am Copy Link
Mappi75 Thanks Kyle!

I will test it with my own full version otherwise i will send you a report.

BTW: thanks for the offer!
Jul 14 at 6:25am Copy Link
Thriftslut For those of you who are torn between ordering the Standard Edition and the Pro Edition, I would suggest you use your prior experience with database programs to make your decision. If you've never used a program like this before and all you want is a place to store and retrieve bits of information, the Standard Edition is probably fine. If you are familiar with such databases and want to do complicated things - e.g., write an entire book in the program, reduce distraction by hoisting notes, access individual notes from shortcuts or hyperlinks on the desktop or in other documents, etc. - opt for the Professional Edition at this price.

Here's some random thoughts based on my experience in using databases, including everything from InfoSelect in the early 90's to UltraRecall to Evernote to the current version of OneNote:

First of all, it's not easy to find a PIM that will satisfy you completely. Be careful about letting yourself get trapped in the time suck "vision quest" for the perfect PIM. (See http://www.bitsdujour.com...r-programs). All of them work, more or less, but it's not easy to find one that's perfect for YOU.

If you do buy the program, do not be discouraged by the learning curve that has to be surmounted before you can use all the program's features. You can get the program up and running quickly, but it will take time to get to use it at a high level of expertise. This is true of all powerful PIMs. That said, UR's documentation is quite good compared with Evernote or OneNote or many other PIMs and the quality of the documentation is one reason I prefer UR to all the others I have used.

Up until Version 8, when problems in development became acute, InfoSelect was the standard by which all such programs had to be measured. The older versions of IS fully deserved the cult that developed around the program. UltraRecall is the only modern program that comes close to the efficiency and effectiveness of IS.

If you are fully satisfied with OneNote or Evernote, you probably do not need a program like UltraRecall. If OneNote frustrates you because it promises a lot but fails to deliver, you will will find that UltraRecall makes OneNote and most of the other such programs (Treepad etc.) look kind of toy-like. In my own experience, UR actually interfaces better with Word than does OneNote - something to consider if you produce long documents.

UR's internal browser is really handy for doing internet research. Would love to have someone from UR comment about its security - how susceptible is it to attacks compared with Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc.

If you are a PIM newbie, you probably cannot appreciate the practical importance of such Pro Version features such as hoisting. Once you master the program, these extra features are well worth the money.

Finally, Dropbox and similar programs allow you to sync your UR databases between computers, but there is no online access to your data as there is with OneNote or Evernote, where you can go online to edit your files. For me, this is an advantage, but for you it might not be.

Hope this helps.
Jul 14 at 9:25am Copy Link
Visitor-2014 HTML exporting of items with non-standard characters in their title works o.k. with the latest version. Thanks for the quick fix.

But for the lack of correct (alphabetical) sorting in the tree I do not see a solution until now. The reference to the thread http://www.kinook.com/For...php?t=4652 obviously means that I have to download (and extract and double-click) the file offered there (in posting #4). I did so, but this did not change anything in the existence of a wrong alphabetical order within the tree. Moreover I do not have a good feeling when I have to change something in the registry (by using the mentioned file) in order to achieve such a basic function as an alphabetical order.

Something else:
I find it a bit cumbersome to create simply a new item "Text". Maybe that I did not test the software enough, but I could not find out a method to make it with a simple mouse click (e.g. on some button). Regardless how I tried it (via tree, via button, ...), I needed two or three mouse clicks.
Jul 14 at 9:57am Copy Link
Neo Alive Hi

is there a way to get this layout? I would like the dataexplorer to have tabs of its own.


Each group of notes has its own tab and the ability to get back to a higher parent if you click on one of the children.

I can only somehow get close to this working but it fails on getting back to the parent of a child which makes it time consuming and making me go back to rightnote again.

Your app really looks better but it seems it works more time consuming

Best regards,
Theme support
Jul 14 at 10:10am Copy Link
Bjondc I have v.4 from 2011 (but for some reason never used it) -- tried to use it -- the file from 2011-- & the registration box just keeps saying the # is invalid. I am copying directly from the email I got back then.
Please advise!

Also -- can I upgrade to the latest version w/o buying again?
Jul 14 at 4:21pm Copy Link
Kyle A @Thriftslut: The internal browser in UR is IE, so it would have the same susceptibility to attacks as Internet Explorer itself. If you install the latest Windows and IE updates, it should be quite secure.
Kinook Software, Inc. - Jul 14 at 4:38pm Copy Link
Kyle A @Visitor-2014: After double-clicking DisableSortDateNumericInTree.reg and restarting UR as described in that thread, the tree should sort in the same way as the Related Items pane (using Windows string comparison, which should also match the sorting in Windows, Explorer, etc.). If not, please send the info from http://www.kinook.com/For...php?t=3038 . If the selected item's Default Child Template attribute is Text, clicking the Insert button on the Standard toolbar (3rd from the right) or pressing the Insert key will insert a new Text child item under the selected item. http://www.kinook.com/Ult...oolbar.htm Or, use Tree | Insert Child | on the menu, or create a tear-off menu for the insert child command: http://www.kinook.com/Ult...oolbar.htm
Kinook Software, Inc. - Jul 14 at 4:54pm Copy Link
Kyle A @Neo Alive: You can open multiple tabs (shown above the Item Details pane) via the Tab menu.
Kinook Software, Inc. - Jul 14 at 4:58pm Copy Link
Kyle A @Bjondc: Make sure that Help | About | Install Info shows Ultra Recall Professional 4.x If it shows 'Ultra Recall Professional 5.x' or 'Ultra Recall 4.x', you will need to uninstall, then download and install the Professional v4 edition from http://www.kinook.com/Dow...Pro42b.exe . Then, make sure to copy and paste all the lines between the 'Copy lines below/above' lines from the license info email (not just the license key) into the Register dialog. If that doesn't help, please ZIP and send: 1) The info from Help | About 2) A screen shot of the Register dialog after pasting the license info. Your v4 license info is not valid for v5. Purchasing v5 on BDJ today is cheaper than the regular upgrade price.
Kinook Software, Inc. - Jul 14 at 5:00pm Copy Link
Bjondc Thanks @Kyle, that did the trick!
(I'd been trying to register in the box Help/Register, & with just the key)
Still thinking over whether or not to upgrade & start fresh.
Jul 14 at 5:54pm Copy Link
Stephen Warkentien BitsDuJour says that I have already purchased Ultra Recall but I can not find any record of a license key. Can you help me please?
Jul 14 at 7:14pm Copy Link
Kyle A I can't find your name in our order database.
Kinook Software, Inc. - Jul 14 at 8:12pm Copy Link
Stephen Warkentien That is frustrating. Thanks for checking Kyle.
Jul 14 at 8:22pm Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Stephen Warkentien - We do show the product icon in the "Off-Site Purchases" section in your Purchases page (from your profile) for those products on which you have clicked the Get This Deal button while the promotion was active. However we have now way of knowing if you went all the way and purchased the product. So we show the product icon in the "Off-Site Purchases" only if you clicked the Get This Deal button but that doesn't mean that you actually purchased the product.
BitsDuJour Admin - Jul 15 at 12:08am Copy Link
Neo Alive @Kyle A As you could read that does not solve my issue. As the moment i open a note in that tabe in the child list i loos track of the parent item. Can you please adjust the code so it works like in the bauer app. It really does make more sense.

Take some extra time and please take a close look about what i mean. You will see that it is a better way of handling and accessing the notes. Please adapt that way it will be a great enhancement.
Jul 15 at 12:15am Copy Link
M Be @Kyle - for Paypal, what is with Tax, I'm from Germany?
Jul 15 at 1:46am Copy Link
Kyle A We only collect sales tax for purchases made from the state of Colorado (USA).
Kinook Software, Inc. - Jul 15 at 5:34am Copy Link
rob m PayPal payment sent Kyle. Regards, Rob.
Jul 15 at 5:48am Copy Link
Kyle A @Neo Alive: RightNote doesn't have a Child Items pane, so to operate more like that app, close the Child Items pane.

To go to the parent of an item, with focus in the tree, press Backspace, or choose Go | Up One Level on the menu. To return to the original item in a tab, choose Tab | Lock Title after opening a new tab, then use Tab | Go to Locked Item to return to the originally locked item.
Kinook Software, Inc. - Jul 15 at 6:46am Copy Link
Rob Sargent I didn't see .pdf files mentioned. Will it search those files too? Thanks --- Rob
Jul 15 at 8:23am Copy Link
Kyle A Yes, in the Professional edition. See the Import section:
Kinook Software, Inc. - Jul 15 at 11:50am Copy Link
Flo @ Neo Alive: I am curious, where do you see the advantages of UR over RightNote? I am trying to decide between the two. Thanks!
Jul 15 at 1:28pm Copy Link
Stephen Warkentien @Constantin Florea, Adding the "Purchased" badge before the sale is complete gives me false information. If I see "Purchased" on a program of interest I assume I already have a license.
Jul 15 at 9:53pm Copy Link
Neo Alive @Kyle A. I dont think you are not getting what i am trying to say or i dont make myself clear. It has a child window. But it keeps the list and does not advance to the item loosing the focus in the list and the complete list keeps visible.

RightNote groups the notes in tabs and keeps the list of notes in the left pane visible. I dont have to click the back button or any other key to get back to the list.

Having the Notes in Tabs groups makes it much more workable then having them all on the left in your navigation pane with all the other stuff. Its more "ballast" & "confusing"

Jul 15 at 10:08pm Copy Link
Kyle A I'm still not following you. By 'list' and 'child window', I guess you're referring to the tree (Data Explorer pane in UR)? I'm not sure what you mean by 'does not advance to the item loosing the focus in the list'. Within a tab in UR, the tree does remain visible with all the items visible after selecting a child item (unless you hoist the tree to that item).
Kinook Software, Inc. - Jul 16 at 5:42am Copy Link
Mariusz Lewandowski @ Neo
My 0,02$: RightNote's tabs have their own independent trees while UR has only one tree that can be displayed on many tabs (in different views). Probably this is the reason you have the feeling that RN "keeps the list".
Jul 16 at 5:56am Copy Link
Kyle A You can hoist each tab in UR (Tree | Hoist) to a different location in the tree to achieve the same effect.
Kinook Software, Inc. - Jul 16 at 6:08am Copy Link

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