It would be very nice if we could have a simple scratchpad with a quick button in the toolbar to access it ( floating and dragable size always on top ( or off ) ) so we could add some words or sentences ( or regex ) for ( quick or later ) use and with support for copy, paste and save state feature.
(Maybe also tabs)
Well here it is!
A Scratch pad almost integrated with Mp3tag.
The purpose of making it was because i wanted to have access to strings that i use almost every time i am editing my music files.
For example i have a tag ( mood ) witch can take a lot of strings.
With Foobar2000 the problem is solved via plugins that can hold my information as a drop down list but with Mp3tag that is not an option.
So now i can have a handy list with them for quick (copy - paste) access.
Another reason was that when i am editing actions i usually copy and paste and making allot of changes with regex syntax. So it is very nice to have somewhere to save them temporally in case i change my mind, or have a list with my favorites that i don't use very often.
It is also very good for storing search patterns and the story goes on...
Ok! You will tell me that you can do those things with notepad all alone.
I am not against that but with notepad you must open it, search and open your file that contains your info edit it, save it and go back. Also you have to search it at the taskbar (if it is opened) when a lot of programs are opened at ones.
With Scratchpad you hit Win+Space (only if you have it rolled up) and there it is. No need to search, open a file or save it.
My opinion is to use it for a while (if it works in the first place) and if you don't like it it's fine although i would like you to live me a comment about it!!!
Now. Why i am saying (if it works in the first place)?
Because i am not a programmer. In fact i have no knowledge of programming other than titleformat and some regex. I made this program searching the internet and reading the manual of Autohotkey.
For the history it took me almost a month for this small program to finish it and i have test it only in my laptop with windows 7 32bit.
I hope it works for everyone as it works for me , otherwise it's going to be a big disappointment.
The good things about it (again, if it works in the first place) are:
It starts with Mp3tag if you run scratchpad only.
(If you have Mp3tag installed it runs it automatically else you copy only the files in your portable folder of Mp3tag.)
It exits and saves when you close Mp3tag.
It stays always on top only when you use Mp3tag.
It follows Mp3tag staying always at it's title bar. (optional)
It is re sizable and it remembers it's position.
The bad things are:
Well!!! I am waiting for your replies.
At the tray icon you can find some options.
That's all. I hope you use it and to enjoy it.
Have nice holidays!!!
Scratchpad.zip (467.4 KB)