CollectyCut in brief

CollectyCut provides you with a way to easily store and add texts (or, quotes in CollectyCut) and tag them for further search.

For quick search, CollectyCut features tags – keywords that describe quotes. For example, an interesting aphorism can be tagged as Aphorism, Humor (as a funny phrase), Idea (to use as an epigraph). This way of categorizing is becoming more and more popular recently – e.g. in Picasa or some Web 2.0 services: Flickr, del.icio.us. For a more detailed definition of a tag, see Wikipedia.

Installing CollectyCut

To install CollectyCut on your computer:

  1. Open Windows Explorer.
  2. Browse to the folder where you have saved the CollectyCut setup file.
  3. Double-click on the setup file and then follow the setup wizard’s instructions.

Notes:

  • Once installed, CollectyCut will start automatically when Windows starts.
  • The free trial version will run for 15 days only. To use the program after the expiry of the trial period, you must purchase the full version. Details…

Removing CollectyCut

To remove CollectyCut from your computer:

  1. In the “My Computer” window, open Control Panel and then select “Add / Remove Programs”.
  2. On the list of software that appears, select “CollectyCut” and then click on the “Change / Remove” button.
  3. On the program’s prompt for the confirmation of the removal, click “Uninstall” to complete the removal process.

When the automatic uninstall is complete, browse to the program’s folder with your favorite file manager (e.g., Windows Explorer) and clear the folder’s contents manually, if that is necessary.

Starting and Stopping CollectyCut

To start CollectyCut:

Click on the Start button in the bottom-left corner of the screen, then point at “Programs”, then point at “CollectyCut” and then click on the “CollectyCut” item on the start menu that opens up.

Notes:

  • CollectyCut starts automatically when Windows starts. You can then access it any time via the icon in the system tray, by the clock.
  • The free trial version will run for 15 days only. To use the program after the expiry of the trial period, you must purchase the full version. Details…

To stop CollectyCut:

Simply right-click on the program’s icon in the system tray and then select “Exit” on the menu that appears.

You can also click on the [X] (Close) button in the upper-right corner of the program’s window to close the window. However, clicking on the “Close” button will not actually stop the program; instead, it will minimize the program to the system tray, where you can access it later.

Working with CollectyCut

In Brief…

CollectyCut provides you with an easy way to store and add texts (or “quotations”, as they are referred to in CollectyCut) and “tag” them for the further search.

For the quick search, CollectyCut features tags – keywords that describe quotations. For example, an interesting aphorism can be tagged as Aphorism, Humor (e.g., a funny phrase), and Idea (to be used as an epigraph.)

These tools will help you manage your quotations with CollectyCut.



Quote List

Quote list contains the list of stored quotations and tags associated with each quotation. The most recent quotations are located at the top of the Quote List. You can copy selected quotations (including their tags) to clipboard, add new quotations, delete quotations that you will no longer need or manage tags associated with a quotation.

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Tag List

Tag list contains the list of used tags. Tags are keywords that describe quotations. Use tags to search quotations associated with specific keywords. You can add your own tags to the list of tags that come with the program, rename existing tags or delete tags that you will no longer need.

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Search Bar

Search bar provides space for tags that you want to search for quotations. Depending on your search demands, you can place tags on the search bar or remove tags from it. You can search multiple tags simultaneously and even use simple logical expressions.

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Recycled

The Recycled button allows deleting quotations that are no longer necessary.

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Export

CollectyCut allows exporting data to HTML files. Just click the “Export” button and select the file to export data to.

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Managing Quotations

Quote List contains the list of stored quotations and tags associated with each quotation.

To add a quotation to CollectyCut:

Select the text to be added to Quote List in any application (Notepad, Word, Web browser, etc.) and then press Ctrl+C (or Ctrl+Ins) twice. The data will be copied to clipboard, and CollectyCut will save it in its database automatically.

You can also select the text to be added to Quote List, then drag it to the CollectyCut window, and then drop it on the desired tag.

Quotations on the Quote List are displayed with their corresponding tags. You can quickly find other quotations with the same tags.

To find all quotations with the same tag:

Click on the tag below the quotation and then select “Add to Search” on the menu that appears.

You can quickly remove some keywords from a selected quotation.

To remove a tag from selected quotation:

Click on the tag below the quotation and then select “Remove” on the menu that appears.

To manage tags associated with selected quotation:

  1. Right-click on any tag listed below the quotation.
  2. On the list of available tags that appears, select the tags to associate this quotation with.

Note:

You can also grab a quotation to be added to some tag and then drag and drop it on that tag to associate the selected quotation with the tag.

To copy a quotation to clipboard:

Select the quotation to be copied to clipboard, then right-click on it, and then select “Copy” on the menu that appears.

Note:

You can also copy tags associated with quotation. To copy a quotation with tags, Select the quotation to be copied to clipboard, then right-click on it, and then select “Copy with Tags” on the menu that appears.

To delete a quotation from Quote List:

Select the quotation to be deleted, then right-click on it, and then select “Delete” on the menu that appears.

Managing Tags

Tags List contains the list tags - keywords that describe quotations.

To add a new tag to the Tags List:

Click on the “Add Tag” label at the bottom of the Tags List.

To mark a quotation with selected tag:

Drag the tag from the list to the quotation. Each quotation can be marked with any number of tags.

To select all quotations marked with selected tag:

Right-click on the tag to be searched and then select “Add to Search” on the menu that appears. This will add the selected tag to the search bar and display quotations associated with that tag on the Quote List.

You can also double-click on a tag to instantly add it to the search bar.

To rename tag:

  1. Right-click on the tag to be renamed and then select “Rename” on the menu that appears.
  2. In the edit box that appears, change the tag name as necessary and then press [ENTER].

To delete tag:

Right-click on the tag to be deleted and then select “Delete” on the menu that appears.

Recycled

The Recycled button allows deleting quotations that are no longer necessary.

To remove a quotation:

Drag it to the Recycle Bin icon in the program’s window.

Note:

Deleted quotations cannot be restored.

Export

CollectyCut allows exporting data to HTML files.

To export quotations to an HTML file:

  1. Click the “Export” button.
  2. In the “Save As…” window that appears, select the folder to save the quotations to, then enter the quotations file name, and then click “Save”. Clicking “Cancel” will cancel the export operation.

Purchasing CollectyCut

The program is distributed on the shareware basis, i.e. you may download and try it before purchasing. This program is a 15-day evaluation version. If you would like to continue using it after the 15 days, you must purchase the license.

To purchase CollectyCut:

  1. Open the URL: http://www.collectycut.com/buy.html
  2. In the New order window that appears, specify the required order information and then submit your order.
  3. Follow the instructions provided in the e-mail message sent to you by our sales department.
Registered users are entitled to:
  • Fully functional, unrestricted copy of the software.
  • Information on updates and new products.
  • Free technical support.

We accept credit cards orders, orders by phone and fax, checks, and wire transfers. Prices, terms, and conditions are subject to change without notice; please check our web site for the latest product offerings and prices.

Registering CollectyCut

The program is distributed on the shareware basis, i.e. you may download and evaluate it FREE of charge before purchasing. If you liked the program, you may purchase the license and register the program to remove all restrictions.

To register CollectyCut:

  1. Copy the registration key information you have received from out support to clipboard.
  2. Open the “CollectyCut” window and then click on the “About” button on the toolbar.
  3. In the “About” window that appears, paste your name and the registration code from clipboard and then click “OK” to complete.

When you restart the program, all the demo-version’s restrictions will be removed, and your name will appear in the program’s “About” window.

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