Create or Select a Template First
- Before adding resources, you have to create or select a template to hold the resources.
- Right-click anywhere in the templates list (left) window.
- Select New Template.
- Enter the new template name.
- Click OK.
Add New Node
- Any node can act as a label, a category, a task, or a project.
- If a node is selected, new nodes dragged or pasted into the tree view will be children of the selected node.
- If no node is selected, new nodes dragged or pasted into the tree view will be added to the end of the tree.
- To create a new node, right-click anywhere in the tree view (right) window.
- Select New Node.
- Enter a name for the node.
- Click OK.
Add Files and Folders
- From Windows Explorer, drag and drop, or copy and paste, a file or folder to anywhere in the tree view window.
- The file will be added as a child of the selected node.
- In general, to copy something, select it first, then press Ctrl-C.
- In general, to paste something, click anywhere in the tree view window, then press Ctrl-V.
- Although you can drag and drop or copy and paste shortcuts, it's better to add the actual file or folder.
- Right-click on the shortcut, and select Open folder location.
- Then drag and drop or copy and paste the actual file.
Add Web Pages
- From your browser, drag and drop, or copy and paste, a web page from the address bar.
- Or drag a link directly from a web page to anywhere in the tree view window.
- KwikText will try to add a label, based on the title of the web page, if the page loads in less than two seconds.
- Some web page titles contain HTML symbols to represent punctuation and other special characters. KwikText leaves these symbols unchanged, but you can change them manually by right-clicking on the node, and selecting Label.
Add Web Searches
- Set up the search first.
- Then copy and paste from the address bar.
Add Software Programs
- From Windows Explorer, drag and drop or copy and paste to anywhere in the tree view window.
- To find the location of a software program, click the Windows Start button, then search for the program.
- When you find it, right-click and select Open file location.
Add Utilities and Commands
- Many utilities and commands can be added to a KwikText tree by just typing them in as a new node.
- Examples are the DOS command prompt, Microsoft Paint, and Notepad.
- If you just want to remember something, like a note to yourself or a setting for a program, add it to the tree as a label.
- Make it a child of the task or program you'll be working with.
Add Blocks or Clips of Text
- To reuse blocks of text, copy and paste them into the tree view.
- If the block contains multiple paragraphs, a generic label is added automatically.
- Change it to something meaningful by right-clicking and selecting Label.
- Reminder: To paste, left-click anywhere in the tree view, then press the V-key while holding down the Ctrl-key.
- Here's how to add a password manually.
- Right-click on the parent node (in this case, Wells Fargo Bank) and select New Node.
- Type Password, followed by a colon and a space, and the password.
- I recommend using Password consistently as a label for passwords because:
- You can search, sort, compare, and easily find duplicates.
- There is an option in the settings to hide the content of any node that contains the word password.
- Follow the same process to add user names, account numbers, and other notes you want to remember for the parent website.
- The Password Generator, discussed on another help page, generates and adds passwords automatically.
- I recommend that you add a description, tag, or other searchable text to resources so you can easily find them later.
- Right-click on the node and select Label.
- You can either add a new label or modify the existing one.
- You can also right-click on the node and select Edit to modify the node's label and content.
- If you accidently associate a resource with the wrong parent, it's easy to correct.
- Right-click the node.
- Select unindent.