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Lexiy Notes Windows Desktop BETA

This is the beta of Lexiy Notes for Windows. The basics are in and there are a few rough edges, but the essentials should work.

Change Log

  • B3/1.0.2
    Do not save cipher key
    Force login each time

  • B2/1.0.1
    fix scrolling of project list.
    fix scrolling of settings page
    "forget password" not a feature for desktop
    settings, delete confirm option.
    FIX dns server not always correct.

Supported Machines

Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 or later.


There is no installer yet. Installation is manual as follows:

  • unzip

Where you would like to install. All files are unpacked inside a top-level directory (eg lexiyb3).

  • run vcredist_x86.exe

This will install the Microsoft runtime components. Ideally run this as Administrator. eg on Windows 7/8, right click start menu and select "Command Prompt (admin)", then run the above.

If this fails to install you will get an error and a log. Have a look at this log (I had a registry permission problem).

Fix any error with the runtime installation before proceeding.


There is no special install for lexiy.exe. All the required files are in the same directory.

You can either run lexiy.exe from the command line or use Windows explorer to locate this directory. right click drag on lexiy.exe to desktop and select "create shortcut".

If it works, the Lexiy Notes window will appear.


Click on the login tab and enter your existing credentials. This will log in the to server and automatically fetch your existing database.

If this works, you're good to go.

If you don't have an account, you can register one from the login page.

The database is compatible with the mobile version.

File Locations

Your database and preferences file are emitted into the exe working directory. For example, you might have fred_at_spam_com.db as your account file. If you don't have an account, your database is named notes.db.

The preferences are emitted into prefs.jsn

For the beta, a debug log is emitted into lexiy.log. Consulting this can resolve problems.


  • you can force a sync by clicking on the refresh icon.
  • cut & paste within the note editor is possible using the keyboard (there isn't a popup yet). Ctrl-C, Ctrl-X, Ctrl-V, Ctrl-A work.
  • You click and hold to start a text selection in the note editor (this is a bit fiddly at present).
  • you can swipe a note to move it to a project (like the mobile version).

Problems and Limitations

  • The fonts are a little small on my Vista machine, but ok on Windows 8 ??
  • links in the notes are not yet automatically clickable.
  • the "snackbar" at the bottom will often popup with "OK". This is currently a visual indication that a sync has been performed. Later this will be silent (unless there's an error).


Problems, issues, suggestions and bugs, please post them to the forum.



  • jkjjkj
    edited April 2016

    The main change with B3 is that it no longer stores your cipher key in a file.

    This was obviously a major security hole. Instead you have to login each time. I've made the login focus work so you just type your pw and press enter.

    BTW, please delete prefs.jsn before running this. It wont do any harm not to, but this way will force out your cipher key from the file.

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