Latest version: KwikText 2.0 dated September 15, 2014
KwikText 2.0 Released Today
September 18, 2014
- Today is the official launch date for KwikText 2.0. It's available for free, for anyone who wants to download and install it.
How I Use KwikText
September 18, 2014
- I've been using KwikText for many years now, and adapting it to suit my needs. Here's how I currently use it.
- Anytime I see a web page of interest, I drag it into my Websites template so I can recall it later. Sometimes I add it to a special category, but I usually just add it to the end of the template. I add a few tags to the label if I think I might need them to help me find the web page again.
- Although I use the bookmarks bar of my browser for websites I use every day, I use KwikText for the majority of my other bookmarks because they're easier to find with KwikText. Plus I can add other information along with each bookmark.
- I find KwikText especially valuable to store web pages when I'm doing web research. I create a new template for each research task, then drag relevant pages into the template. When I'm done and have collected whatever I need, I either archive or delete the template.
- Along with my bookmarks, for each website where I have an account, I add my password. I retain old passwords, and include notes and responses to questions that sites ask for. I often make up these answers, so I can't just remember them off the top of my head.
- I use KwikText for my passwords even though I let my browser remember passwords for each site. I consider it as a kind of backup system for passwords. Besides, it lets me find, sort, and compare passwords across all of the websites I visit.
- I keep all the web page links where I have to use passwords in a separate template - not in my Websites template. That way, in the future, if I want to store that template in an encrypted file, I can easily do so.
- I keep KwikText and a template for websites and passwords I need when I travel on an encrypted flash drive.
- I also use KwikText as an application launcher. In the past, my entire desktop was covered with shortcut icons. Now that I've put most applications, files, folders, and commands I use into KwikText, I've been able to clean up my desktop so it contains only a few shortcuts I need immediately. Of course, I still have my most frequently used programs pinned to the task bar.
- For complicated tasks, like creating and publishing videos, I've started grouping my resources by task in the order I use them. When I need something, I just click on the next item. I open folders, files, programs, and have blocks of text to paste into documents I'm creating. I include notes to remind myself of settings required for specific actions I have to perform.