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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
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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!

The Conversation
The Fine Print
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Kelly Hamblin I can say that this is a really nice and comprehensive application. I have an older version on my XP machine and miss it on the newer computer. I was just looking at the licensing info, available on the Fine Print tab, and realize that I can transfer it to my working desktop. Hoping that another time I will be able to upgrade.
Mar 14 at 8:33am Copy Link
Roland Fischer Helpful piece of software. The only thing I miss is a feature to easy detect and delete duplicate entries.
I have lots of them, because I imported my scrapbook entries from FireFox. My fault, but I want to clean my Ultra Recall database.
Mar 14 at 9:42am Copy Link
Adolphe 1. On some versions of this page I saw a distinction between a Standard and Professional version of Ultra Recall. I can't find a Standard version on Kinook's website. Is there such a thing ? Incidentally, this mention of the rebate applying to both versions has disappeared now that I have logged in.

2. Is Ultra Recall high DPI aware ?

3. Could you please confirm that the 30-days return policy applies to Ultra Recall being bought through this offer at Bits du Jour, not only directly from Kinook at full price, as I have been denied return by one publisher in a similar situation in the past ?
Mar 14 at 10:16am Copy Link
Brent Carey My one BIG concern is the upgrade/update policy. It's only good for two months. Almost all other software companies that I have dealt with give you at least a year. That's not a great selling point.

Just my two-cent's worth.

I would appreciate hearing from the dev on this one. Thanks!! :)
Mar 14 at 1:15pm Copy Link
Kyle A @Adolphe: 1. Standard edition is no longer available

2. No. Support for that is on the list.

3. Yes

@Brent Carey: A purchase includes all minor upgrades for the major release purchased. There are at least 3 years between major releases, and all updates during that time are free.
Kinook Software, Inc. - Mar 14 at 2:50pm Copy Link
Adolphe This : "A purchase includes all minor upgrades for the major release purchased. There are at least 3 years between major releases, and all updates during that time are free" seems to contradict the fine print : "Upgrades to future versions of the software will be free for 2 months. For versions after that, upgrades will require additional payment, which will be discounted by 50%". Which is it ?
Mar 14 at 4:11pm Copy Link
S.C. Have used this program for years. highly recommended.
Mar 14 at 5:12pm Copy Link
Adolphe Kyle,

I am aware of this page of your website. It does not answer my question.

You wrote to Brent Carey that the present offer includes free updates until the next major version, whith typically three years between major versions (but we don't know when the last major version was issued).

The "fine print" page on your Bits du Jour offer says there are only free updates for two months after purchase.

Those two statements contradict each other. One of those statements should be retracted or corrected.
Mar 15 at 3:04am Copy Link
M User Hum ... payment only by credit card?? I don't have a cc (or PayPal). Can you sent me a link for bank transfer (from Europe - Belgium)? With other BDJ-offers there's no problem for paying with bank transfer. Thanks!
Mar 15 at 3:06am Copy Link
Todd User I bought XYPlorer here more than 4 years ago. It is my "go to" program and is always open on my desktop. I use it all day every day and can't imagine doing my job and hobbies without it. It is SO much more than just a file manager.

The developer is constantly seeking input from users to improve the product. If there's something you need and don't find, ask the author. His developer's forum is always very busy and he's making so many changes to the program, that it's sometimes hard to get my suggestions squeezed in.

Bottom line: If you use your body of files a lot, or need custom scripts to work with your files, this is the program for you.
Mar 15 at 3:33am Copy Link
bvssunnydale Hi, your site says that UltraRecall "supports" askSam (an older, now defunct, PIM). I have a 550MB file of pure text [30K "document" pages, from one line to 100 "regular" pages]. I don't need support for all of askSam's indexing and tagging capacity but I do need to import all the data primarily so I can quickly search/find specific docs. Can UltraRecall import a file of this size and, if so, can you provide a link as to how I could test it out? Thanks.
Mar 15 at 5:00am Copy Link
smaragdus No PayPal? This is not serious.
Mar 15 at 5:08am Copy Link
Wocius Wei Version 5 was released on June 8, 2012. Version 5.2 (on offer here) apparently was released on April 30, 2015 and received a dot increase on January 17 of this year. Note that the developer wisely wrote above "There are **at least** 3 years between major releases" (my emphasis).

Kinook's website defines major vs. minor releases:

"All minor releases (i.e., 2.0 -> 2.1) are free for licensed users. To upgrade from an earlier version, download the latest version and install over your existing copy. There may be an upgrade fee for major product releases (i.e., 2.x -> 3.x). Purchases within 60 days of a major product release are eligible for a free upgrade to the next major version."
Mar 15 at 5:24am Copy Link
lisba f Looks very interesting but as I know from earlier posting it probably still doesn't support Unicode.
Mar 15 at 5:46am Copy Link
Kyle A @Adolphe: Both statements are correct. All updates until the next major release (at least 60 days).

@bvssunnydale: Use the import wizard to import all files in a folder (and subfolders). See here for instructions on importing from AskSam:

The current version is 5.2.

@smaragdus: You can pay via PayPal by sending money to
Kinook Software, Inc. - Mar 15 at 6:29am Copy Link
brunorocher Sorry Any french translation for this soft ?
Mar 15 at 8:11am Copy Link
David Powelstock @Adolphe: It may be helpful to keep in mind the difference between "updates" (within a version) and "upgrades" (new version).
Mar 15 at 9:16am Copy Link
Todd User Sorry. I read one name and thought another. My earlier "review" of this product was for a different product. I *do* have and use this product, and here is the review for it:

When I first bought UR, I played with it for weeks trying to make it do what I wanted. Everyone praised its versatility and usefulness, but I just couldn't figure it out. It has an immense learning curve.

A couple of years later, I identified a need for a database that UR seemed well suited for. I took my time identifying specific needs and finding how to solve them in UR, and after about a month of setting it up, I now have the perfect database to suit my needs. Where there were a few failings, I wrote the author and after a brief Q&A, was given what I sought. The author hasn't released a meaningful upgrade in a long time, so if you want a program that's actively supported, try something else. That said, the program is so capable, that there is little need for upgrade.

In conclusion, it's a little clunky with a steep learning curve, but with a well considered setup, will do anything you could ask.
Mar 15 at 10:45am Copy Link
Adolphe @ Lisba f : Ultra Recall does not support Unicode ? How is that even possible ? What are the consequences ? Are accented characters rendered correctly ?

@ Todd : isn't XYPlorer only an enhanced Windows Explorer ? For instance, can it import and search Web pages as bookmarks, Web pages or both, as Ultra Recall reportedly can ?
Mar 15 at 1:48pm Copy Link
M User @Kyle: hm, and I must go the cracking way? (see my question above)
Mar 15 at 1:50pm Copy Link
Adolphe @ David Powelstock : companies selling things should not play word games. They should explain their policies in clear and unambiguous terms, answer questions when asked, and not suppose their own specific, in-house jargon is shared by everyone (that's if your hypothesis is correct).
Mar 15 at 1:50pm Copy Link
David Powelstock @Adolphe Whatever. Not really sure why you're so pissed off. You asked a question, and many kind people tried to help answer it for you. It should be pretty clear to you by now what is meant. BTW, this way of dealing with updates and upgrades has been the standard in the software market for the last twenty years (although some companies have moved to the subscription model). It's really not rocket science.
Mar 15 at 1:57pm Copy Link
geo User @ Kyle A : From your previous comment to @smaragdus I understand that someone can use PAYPAL for this $39 offer to ?
Mar 15 at 2:40pm Copy Link
Kyle A @M User: We do not accept payment by wire transfer.

@geo User: Yes.
Kinook Software, Inc. - Mar 15 at 5:46pm Copy Link

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