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Google Chrome warning on download page

October 20, 2015 Leave a comment

Since Google Chrome and other web browsers have been updated to new version I am having problem with simple download of ShixxNOTE program setup file (zip file). Because of that many of users doesn’t know and they simply trust Google and they don’t download ShixxNOTE program setup file. This is very big problem for me. And now I have to address to Google that ShixxNOTE is 100% secure for download.

Here is the images I get on my Google Chrome (it is on Croatian language) but it is the same warning on any language.

Download page of progam where you click on image button to download program setup file

Download page of progam where you click on image button to download program setup file

After I click on “Primary Download” image button I get this Google Chrome warning.

Google Chrome warning in the bottom left corner

Google Chrome warning in the bottom left corner

So just to inform all who is reading this post do as you can see on image above and click on “Keep file” because I assure you that ShixxNOTE setup file (zip) is 100 percent valid and secure. I don’t know why Google did this but now that is the only way you can download ShixxNOTE setup file.

Kind regards,

Ozren Sirola

ShixxNOTE Program Author


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

November 27, 2013 Leave a comment


I will quote one email sent to me from my trial program user which have some problems.

I’m running a trial version of Shixxnote, and it appears that I can send notes from Windows 7 computers to Windows XP computers, but I can’t do the opposite – send notes from Windows XP computers to Windows 7 computers on my network. Is this a known issue? Do you have any troubleshooting steps I can take? My firewall is disabled on all computers.

This is not a first time that I’ve receive this kind of mails. Always one computer can send note but can not receive note or otherwise. Problems with sending or receiving notes in your LAN, that is this article about. I will try to help you and write you solutions for that kind of problems with ShixxNOTE

Also you will read how my customer above solve the problem. So when you install ShixxNOTE in your LAN of few computers but some of them have different kind of Windows OS. Maybe you will expirience problem like my customer did. He could send notes from Windows 7 computer but he could not receive notes from Windows XP computers. Than I wrote him simple steps to check and to solve the problem.

Considering that I have customer with same problem I wrote him this, because my previous customer has also some troubleshoot and we solve the problem.

I have one customer who just renamed computer name on Windows Seven and then after that he could send note to everybody. So I wrote my trial user that he tries this solution also. And guess what that also solved his problem. I don’t know why but problem was somewhere in WORKGROUPS, because Windows 7 is new OS he could only send note but not receive. If you ever have this kind of problem please first do this just rename the name of your computer. Here is the screenshot where you can see how to change your computer name in Control Panel.

How to change your computer name on Windows 7

How to change your computer name on Windows 7

So this is my first advise to you if you have similar problems with ShixxNOTE But also if this doesn’t work that try this.

Check on every computer which are using program if they have same workgroup.

Try to send note directly to yourself, open “Send note to …” dialog and write your computer name in recipient list. After you click on send button you must receive identical note.

Finally first thing I always advise is to check Windows Firewall settings on every computer running ShixxNOTE Program is written in C++ and is using port 2000 to send and receive notes. And If Windows 7 comp doesn’t have open port 2000 then you will be not able to receive notes.

That was all I want to share with you if you have some problems with sending and receiving notes.

Kind regards,

Ozren Sirola

Categories: Uncategorized

Create and save note theme(s)

December 28, 2012 Leave a comment

In this article I will show you how easy is to create your custom note theme(s). First you change note color for example in dark green, set note text color to white, then also change title color like I did on image bellow. After that open note menu and select “Theme” – “Save themes as …” item in note menu.


You will get small dialog to write the name of your custom theme. That is all !


You have created your custom note theme. Also your theme is saved in list on themes in note menu. So if you want to change note theme on some other note you simply open note menu and select your saved theme. Then your for example yellow note will be changed.


And finally in note menu under “Theme” sub menu you can select “Organize themes” item and then you will get dialog like this one on the image below and in that dialog you can change order of your custom saved theme(s) also you can change name of your theme. I hope now you understand how easy is to create and use note theme(s).


Kind regards,

Ozren Sirola
ShixxNOTE program developer

Example of using ShixxNOTE in your office

September 30, 2012 Leave a comment


In this post I will show you on an image how ShixxNOTE program can be effectively use in your office or at any network (LAN). This example is about software company and how can developers in it use program to speed up a process of development.

ShixxNOTE Send receive note example image scenario in IT company.

ShixxNOTE Send receive note example scenario in IT company.

From this image you can see communication between two developers Carl and Shawn. For example Carl sends a sticky note to Shawn, because Shawn is on the second floor or the office but he is in network (LAN) he receive note promptly. He simply modifies note and copies his code. After that he use ShixxNOTE note menu option “Reply to CARL-PC”. After that in a second Carl receive modified note with code which he needed and loop is complete.

This example shows how only 2 computers with ShixxNOTE installed on it can communicate promptly. But Carl could send his note to Shawn, Peter and Marc which are his work colleagues. He could save that recipient list as a “Project X Team” and after that he simply create note and from note menu send note to saved group “Project X Team” and then Shawn, Peter and Marc will receive notes promptly.

I hope you understand how this is cool ! You have one program ShixxNOTE and all communication goes through it. In my company we use this for more than 5 years. But my latest customers are from medical background. Many dental offices from US, medical institute from France, etc. I find out that they have a need for ShixxNOTE. Hope they will spread out the word about my program ShixxNOTE.

P.S. At the program site, you can find new version of program which now have some cool transparency effects and some minor improvements. This is release from September 2012.

Kind regards,

Ozren Sirola

ShixxNOTE Program Developer

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 program on Wikipedia

October 15, 2011 Leave a comment

Check popular encyclopedia Wikipedia and you will find ShixxNOTE in it. There is a page with all info about ShixxNOTE program and some images. Also you can find program under many categories on Wikipedia. It is listed in categories Desktop notes, LAN messengers and instant messaging. That is great award for all effort I used as a programmer and developer.

New Release December 2006

April 8, 2009 1 comment

I have just released new program major release. ShixxNOTE (Released December 2006) Build 125. This new version is now available on program homepage site under Download section.

  • Critical security bug is now fixed. Parsing network message is improved and now possible attacker can not cause buffer overflow. This bug was discovered by Luigi Auremma.
  • Important bug fixed. All received notes will be visible after computer or program restart. Problem with disappearance of received notes is now fixed. In previous version, received notes sometimes were lost after program restart. Now in this new release you will always see all your received notes and no more lost notes.

Luigi Auremma discoverer of security bug was informed and he changed his ShixxNOTE program change log file with new update that bug is fixed and that new release is now available on his site. Check now ShixxNOTE program info on his official security site.

UPDATE 27 Dec 2006: The author has released a patched version (build 125)

Also I have to inform you that ShixxNOTE is ready for Windows Vista, check program homepage under section What’s New or Awards to see more.

Ozren Sirola
ShixxNOTE Program Developer

Save your own note theme

April 8, 2009 Leave a comment

If you click (right mouse) on note you will get note menu with many options. One of them is “Theme” which contains submenus with few default themes. And when you click on i.e. “Green”, selected theme will be applied on note. Maybe you didn’t know but you can create and save your own theme under some name and then in Theme submenu you will get new created theme listed. This is the way you can create your favourite theme(s) with other colors for note and for note title. Here in this picture you can see that I have more that 6 custom themes which I like and use. “Blue Invert Cool” is my favourite. You just need to change colors and go to “Theme -> Save Theme as …” option, you will be asked for a name for your custom theme and that is all. Your new custom theme will appear under Theme submenu always.

Click to see big picture

In program there is plenty of options you can use to customize your notes. So investigate program options and you will see how many cool stuff can be done with notes.

Regards to all,

Ozren Sirola