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Send note to recipient anonymously

April 25, 2013 Leave a comment

If you want to send a note anonymously to someone or to a group of note recipients read this article. By default ShixxNOTE is working like this, for example imagine local network with many computers in it. Your computer name is “STEVEN-PC” and you want to send note to computer “PETER-PC”. You will write some text on note and with ShixxNOTE option “Send note to” – “Other” you will add “PETER-PC” in your recipients list and you will click send button. User of the computer “PETER-PC” is some guy Peter. Then Peter will receive note and he will see that received note is from computer “STEVEN-PC”, also on a note title there will be time stamp and immediately he will have new note menu option “Reply to STEVEN-PC”. But lets say that Steven user of the “STEVEN-PC” computer doesn’t want anybody to know that he is a sender. Steven for some reason wants to send anonymous note to few of his co-workers.


To send anonymous note you can do it always when you are in “Send note to” – “Other” dialog where you can change “Sent from:” drop down list and select “Anonymous” so nobody can not trace to you. But now I will show you how you can set in ShixxNOTE program “Anonymous” as a default setting. Right mouse click on a ShixxNOTE tray icon which is located at your taskbar to get program main menu. From main menu select  “Settings” and  then go to “Network settings” tab.


There you find drop down list “Default sent from:” where default is “Computer name”. That is a program default setting so if you are sending note to other they will see your computer name in menu item “Repy to COMPNAME”. But if you select “Anonymous” in that list then yours recipients will receive exactly the same note as you have on your screen, with the same text in the note title. Which is different because normally text in title show you time when note has arrived and also note font is set to Arial Narrow. So simply select “Anonymous” in the list and click on a “Save and apply changes”. From now on notes sent from your computer will not have time stamp, Arial Narrow font and note will be without “Reply to …” note menu item.

Sometimes it can be usefull to be anonymous in this Big Brother world which is surrounding us 🙂

P.S. As you have noticed you can select also your “IP Address”“E-Mail” or “Name” when you can put any name which will be then showed to recipient.

Kind regards,

Ozren Sirola
ShixxNOTE Program Author


ShixxNOTE Quick look video

July 12, 2012 4 comments

Editors from FindMySoft site created short video for ShixxNOTE program. So now you can look video here or at the program home page site. Video is cool. Still I have plan to release more video material for ShixxNOTE especially about sending notes. Because in this video there is only just a quick look at the program. But I always say that ShixxNOTE is not just simple desktop sticky note program, it is also LAN messenger with many communication options.

Click play and enjoy this short video !

Ozren Sirola
ShixxNOTE Developer

Send note to a saved group of recipients

July 10, 2012 Leave a comment

Let’s say you have company on three floors, and you have 5 managers in your company. And you decided to have a meeting at 11am. But you don’t want to go on the third floor just to say your sales manager about meeting. Instead of that you can use ShixxNOTE for that. First you create note and write on it when and where is meeting. When you get “Send note to” other dialog, you must click on every manager you want to be present, but let’s say you always have meeting with same managers. First time you click or enter IP address of every manager, but then you click on “Save Group” button on “Send note to” other dialog.

Send note to other dialog in ShixxNOTE

Send note to other dialog in ShixxNOTE

Then program will ask you to enter group name for saved recipients. That will be here “Managers Group”. See picture below.

Entering a saved group name for note recipients

Entering a saved group name for note recipients

Your group “Managers Group” will appear in the list box above the recipients list. So any time later when you want to call a meeting again with same persons you will just select “Managers Group” from list of saved group. You can have how many you want saved groups.

ShixxNOTE list box with saved groups

ShixxNOTE list box with saved groups

After that your group is saved as a “Managers Group”. So you can always select it from list in send note to other dialog and add some more recipients or one ideal solution is that all your saved groups will appear in note menu “Send note” and you will see your saved group “Managers Group”. And click on it and all recipients in saved group will receive note promptly. You can also see that Group with more than one recipient in it will have different icon (many small boxes).

ShixxNOTE Note menu item saved group

ShixxNOTE Note menu item saved group


Kind regards,

Ozren Sirola

ShixxNOTE Licensing policy and registering program

March 28, 2012 7 comments

Maybe you know maybe you didn’t but ShixxNOTE program is a shareware program. After you download program from pogram download site or some other shareware download site(s) you get ShixxNOTE trial 30-days valid version with full functionality. When 30-days period is expired you can register ShixxNOTE and became program customer with full tech support. On program order page you can select which license you want, which license suits your needs and then click on the button “Buy Now”. Then you will be transferred to my payment processor company SWREG which is part of Digital River, Inc. company and MyCommerce solution. There you can choose method of payment, currency, if you want they can save program to CD and send it to you. Anyway SWREG accept all types of payment so don’t worry.

After you buy ShixxNOTE 5-Users License you will receive email with download link for you registered version. Off course that link will be valid only for few days after that it expires. 5-Users License means that you can install ShixxNOTE registered version on 5 different computers (5 different IP addresses). If you have some small company with 5 computers and some extra one, than 5-Users License will be enough.

SWREG Company owned by Digital River corp.

SWREG payment processor company owned by Digital River corporation.

After you install program on that 5 computers in your LAN, program will automatically at Windows start run network neighborhood search. Program is server and client in same time. It have one thread which is always listening on port 2000 (default, can be changed) for ShixxNOTE note data. When you send note to for example 4 recipients in your LAN they will promptly create desktop note and play sound when note data is received through port 2000. That is one way how program communicate. Also you can put in a recipient list email address, IP address or name of computer in your LAN which doesn’t have program installed. Then what ?

ShixxNOTE will first try to send note data to that entered computer name or IP address if port is not open (maybe some firewall is blocking port 2000) than it will try to use NET SEND command to deliver just a message text and sender name. So you do not need to have ShixxNOTE installed to receive text from someone  who has installed program. That NET SEND command is part of Windows Messenger service but it works only Windows 9X/Me and XP/2K if you enable it in your services. I wrote before article about how to start that service on Windows XP/2K. I didn’t forget email recipient. For that program first create note picture in JPEG or BMP format, after that it create email with note picture in an attachment and all necessary note informations in email body, also email subject contains text “ShixxNOTE note from” computer. When email recipient receives note he will see it in his Inbox first but if he has ShixxNOTE installed on computer than right mouse click on ShixxNOTE tray icon and on main program menu select “Check for Email notes”. After you click on that menu item program will search through your Inbox and will find all emails created by ShixxNOTE program and if email contains all necessary data in body program will parse data from email and create note on computer desktop, after that it will clean Inbox and delete that mail.

Finally maybe now you are aware how program works. And I tried to describe all three was how ShixxNOTE program is sending note to recipient (directly through port, NET SEND command and via email). So I hope you will go to ShixxNOTE program homepage and buy program license which most suits your needs. Maybe in your company or ar home. But I will be glad to have one more customer.

To be sure you will not miss “Buy Now” button on program homepage. These are direct order links for ShixxNOTE program versions which will redirect you to secure payment processor site:

P.S. Check for special offer on ShixxNOTE program home page. Also for more info about license write directly to me. Because I also can make customized version or modified version to suit your need.

Kind regards,

Ozren Sirola
Program Developer

Hide note(s) and set password

January 17, 2012 Leave a comment

If you have some important note(s) which you want to hide temporary from the desktop all you need to do is to click on note menu item “Hide note”. After that note will be not display after computer restart until you click on program main menu “Show all notes”. But there is also option in “Settings” dialog where you can lock hidden note(s) with password.

Here you can see on those three pictures how you can hide note(s) and lock it with password. So when you click on main menu program item “Show all notes” you will be prompted to enter password.

Default and saved Themes in ShixxNOTE

October 15, 2011 Leave a comment

By default in ShixxNOTE program you have 11 default themes. This notes can not be deleted. But you can always change note and title color, note font and after that if you like your new customized theme you can save it under your own name. That saved note will appear on every note. So you create new note and apply your saved Theme and voila colors and font is changed. I have about 20 Themes on my computer. But I am always playing with colors. Also there is option that every new created note have random Theme. Check that under main program settings. On this image you can see only 11 default notes which will be avaiable in version which will be released soon. If you have some cool note themes you can send me note by email and then I can save your note theme in my theme collection.

ShixxNOTE Default Themes

Kind regards,
Ozren Sirola

Main menu in Windows 7

April 29, 2011 Leave a comment

ShixxNOTE main program menu

ShixxNOTE main program menu

In Windows 7 when you install program and run it after program tray icon is visible for few seconds. Then program icon disappear but you can always find it. This is important for ShixxNOTE program because main program menu with “Settings” item is located on it. So check this picture to see how to get ShixxNOTE program main menu on Windows 7 if tray icon is not visible.

On this picture you will see how to find and get ShixxNOTE program main menu.

Kind regards,
Ozren Sirola,