Todo.txt for Chrome – Filter tasks with priorities higher or lower than…

ver. 2018.918.7.8

New in this version: Filtered tasks with priorities higher or lower than given priority

Use filter operator ‘(>C)‘ to filter for tasks with higher priorities (e.g. tasks with priorities ‘A’ or ‘B’, in this case).

Similarly use operator ‘(<C)‘ to filter for tasks with lower priorities (tasks with priorities ‘D’, ‘E’… in this case).

Other updates

  1. Only the highest, non-negative priority from filter string is inserted into the default new task text.
  2. Filter operators (like ‘is:pending‘) are not inserted into new task text

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autoConvert v. 2018.912.2.20 – Currency conversion removed

Currency conversion

Currency conversion feature has been removed from autoConvert.

The previous (free) source for currency exchange rates was removed by the provider. I have been unable to find another free source, so the feature had to be removed.

I intend to bring the feature back in the new extension – autoConvert Select at some time in the future.

autoConvert Select

autoConvert does not work well with many modern websites that use technologies like react, vue or angular. It also tends to slow down some websites ocassionally.

autoConvert Select has been designed to work smoothly with modern web technologies. Being request based, it does not impact website performance either. autoConvert Select even converts time zones! It will be the main extension developed going forward.

autoConvert Select is available on both Chrome and Firefox, and may soon come to Android as well.

autoConvert deprecation

The old autoConvert extension will be deprecated near the end of 2018.

Unit conversion in autoConvert will continue to function normally as long as you have the extension installed. But there won’t be any new development on the extension.

autoConvert Select is the place to go for that, and more!

autoConvert Select v. 2018.911.0.11 – Convert any text with extension window

Convert text from other apps using autoConvert Select

Copy the text in the other app (say, from an email in Outlook), click on the autoConvert Select button in Chrome, and paste the text in the text box. autoConvert will instantly convert all units and times found in the text.

Convert more than 6 items from a web page

Convert as many units as you want in one go
Convert as many units as you want in one go

The limit of 6 conversions at a time does not apply to conversions done using the autoConvert Select window. Copy all the text from a webpage and paste into the text box. All conversions found in the text will be displayed1

Offline conversions of units and times

Google provides a handy converter for units and time zones. autoConvert Select makes it one better by providing similar functionality even without an internet connection. Like before, open Chrome, open the autoConvert Select window, and type in whatever you want coverted. It’s done, pronto.

Other updates

Updated icon - autoConvert Select
Updated icon – autoConvert Select

Made a minor tweak to the app icon, just enough to marginally differentiate from the now-deprecated autoConvert extension.

That’s all, folks!

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Word Counter v. 2018.908.0.10 – Trigger key, light theme, and more

Updated options - position, theme and trigger key
Options – count box position & theme, and count trigger key

A couple of new additions in this update, along with the usual minor changes and bug fixes

Trigger key for counting only on command

First up: Word Counter now provides an option to only count selected text when a trigger key is pressed. This key may be enabled in the extension options (disabled by default)

Trigger keys may be any of: ‘alt‘, ‘shift‘, ‘control‘(not on MacOS), and ‘Command‘ (on MacOS only).

Dark and light theme for word count box

Next: Word count box can be themed in a dark (default) or light theme. Change in extension options.

Others

Finally, some minor updates and fixes:

  • Added link to update notes (i.e. this website) in options
  • Fixed: Don’t count words when right-clicking on a link
  • Fixed: Consistent text size and font for word count box on all webpages

That’s all, folks!

Please share your feedback, including suggestions and any bugs you find using this link.

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autoConvert Select – v 2018.907.0.9

Convert time zones with dates

AutoConvert Select reads the dates provided with times when converting time zones. As usual, just select the date and time with the time zone, and the conversion appears. When the extension is unable to parse the date, the time zone is converted assuming today’s date.

The date formats currently parsed are:

  • YYYY-MM-DD‘ (e.g. 2018-09-23, 2018.09.23, 2018/09/23)
  • DD-MM-YYYY‘ (e.g. 23-09-2018, 23.09.2018, 23/09/2018)
  • DD-MMM-YYYY‘ (e.g. 23 Sep 2018, 23 September 2018)
  • DD-MMM-YY‘ (e.g. 23 Sep 18, 23 September 18)
  • DD-MMM‘ (e.g. 23 Sep, 23 September) – in this case the current year is assumed

Some minor variations are also parsed, e.g.: ‘23rd September 2018

Other updates

  • Convert time zone when zone may be in brackets (e.g. ‘5 PM (PDT)‘)
  • Correctly parse full ISO format – ‘Z‘ time zone was not being parsed earlier
  • Correctly handle parsing pace units (e.g.  ‘8:00 min/mile‘) and time zones
  • Enforce text size and font for the conversion box

That’s all, folks!

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autoConvert Select: Convert time zones, automagically!

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Time with zone in selected text converted to my time zone (on the right)

Convert time from different zones

autoConvert Select now converts time zones from a variety of formats. Just select the text containing a time with a different time zone, and it will be automatically converted to your time zone.

autoConvert Select recognises these core time zone versions:

  • The standard version: ‘2 P.M. Europe/London‘,
  • Most abbreviations: ‘14:00 BST‘, and
  • Many city and area names: ‘1400 London time

I will continue adding support for more formats, so please share with me any text you think it isn’t converting properly.

Trigger key for only converting selectively

autoConvert Select now includes an option to only convert text when a trigger key is pressed. This may be set on the options/preferences page.

This option is disabled by default. Trigger keys may be any of: ‘alt‘, ‘shift‘, ‘control‘(not on MacOS), and ‘Command‘ (on MacOS).

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autoConvert Select v. 2018.830.0.4 – Convert multiple values in a single selection

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Updates

Convert multiple values in selected text

autoConvert Select now converts up to six values in a single selection.

Dark and light theme for conversion box

Conversion box may be themed in a lighter or darker shade. Change in extension options.

The conversion box’s position may also be changed in options.

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