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Introducing WorkBase Notes

The Notepad replacement I've written started life as File'n'Folder Exploder, then briefly became FileMind, and is now WorkBase Notes. It provides roughly the same feature set as Notepad but adds some that were stolen from Notepad++ and other Notepad-like apps.

What is missing from WorkBase Notes that you can find in Notepad?

PrintingInsert date/timeA few obscure features
What was stolen from Notepad++?

Multiple tabs The ability to preserve the contents of "New" tabsMenu items to convert text to upper case, lower case, and title case
And what's unique about WorkBase Notes?

Tab reminders - you can set the date and time you want a reminder on, and you'll get a notification that includes the name of the fileThe ability to preserve font size for each individual tab or force all to display at the same size
Those "New" tabs are preserved by storing the contents of the edit box in the WorkBaseNotes.XML file that holds the tab information. This XML file als…

New Windows Utility on MaxLeafSoft Downloads website: How Many Files?

How Many Files? is back and available from the MaxLeafSoft Downloads website.

How Many Files? offers a list of rules that can be easily added and edited and then used to search for matching files. The matching files list can then be exported as a text file to create batch files, comma delimited files, etc., or can be copied or moved to the folder of your choice.

This version of How Many Files? has a couple of new enhancements.

Gary Lucero

New Windows App on MaxLeafSoft Downloads Website: Services Console

I created Services Console 13 years ago and have been using it daily ever since. I finally got around to completing some enhancements and with them in place, I'm releasing it on the MaxLeafSoft Downloads website
Use it to track certain services or to display all Refresh the list of services manually or toggle "Refresh list onceper second"Stop, start, and restart services without all of the annoying messages the built-in Services applet displays

FileMind: Do we need another text editor?

My current project started out as File'n'Folder Exploder and it had a tabbed interface with one of two kinds of tabs:

One where could you edit textOne where you could explore a folder I spent many hours on this, especially on the File Explorer style tab, and in the end it was clear I wasn't going to make a better or even close to as good File Explorer as Microsoft or anyone else. So I ditched that tab and now it's called FileMind and it's JUST a text editor.
First of all, it's yet another Winforms app. It's not UWP or WPF. Second of all, it's not going to have every feature known to mankind. I'm not trying to compete with Notepad++ or any other text editor. I'm just attempting to create a text editor I'll enjoy using. One that I'll actually use.
I tend to exclusively use Notepad++ myself, both at home and at work. But unless I'm editing HTML, it has too many features and I use almost none of them. I would use Notepad that comes with W…

UPDATED: New Version of SQL Server DB Queries available from MaxLeafSoft Downloads


SQL Server DB Queries Version 2.06 is now available from the MaxLeafSoft download website on 03/19/20.


Microsoft app store development is tricky in the best of situations, and this morning it's taken one of its turns. Visual Studio refuses to sign SQL Server DB Queries for side-loading or to publish to the store, so after troubleshooting this to no avail, I've decided from now on the app will be self-published to the MaxLeafSoft website. Version 2.02 is now available through the link.

The previous version will continue to be available from the Microsoft Store for now.



Development on an update to SQL Server DB Queries is complete. Testing should complete by the weekend, at which point it will be released on the Microsoft Store. I may also make it available for download from the MaxLeafSoft Download Site. I'm still thinking about that.

It's a minor update (to version 2.02) with the following fixes/chan…