Wow! Awasu is very configurable!
, if you haven't said this yet, you soon will. It's one of many "Awasu epiphanies".
First off you must be very clear on the differences between a "Search Agent", a "Search Channel", and a "Channel Filter" (FYI there's also "Item Filters" but that's another day's post
Regarding Search Agents and Balloons
I can see that it would be be cool if within a balloon there were little icons to indicate that that one or more Search Agents matched that item, just like in the My Channels window.
Both Search Agents and Search Channels search across all
of your Channels so I don't think you need to "...go through each one individually and add the filter words in the channel properties...".
So turn off balloon notifications for most or all your regular (non-Search
) Channels and only enable balloon notifications on your Search Channels; this will greatly reduce "attention interruptus" without the need for a Dr. Appt.
Now back to those Plain Old (non-Search) Channels (POCs)
(although this applies to Search Channels too
Awasu has at least
4 different ways to create a short list of your favorite Channels so you can look in on them at your discretion.
1) In a Channel Properties dialog box you can tick/untick the "Show in the system tray menu" check box. So that when you right click the Awasu icon in the Window's system tray (lower-right corner, by the clock) you can see a list of the Channel's you've designated to appear on this menu. It even supports Channel-by-Channel submenus so check out all of the options.
I like grouping Channels with similar content together: Technology Channels to the System Tray, Health & News Channels to the Sidebar, etc.
2) Also in a Channel Properties dialog box you can tick/untick the "Show in Sidebar" (one again check out the available options). You'll also need to enable the Sidebar; go to Tools->Options->Display->"Show Sidebar" and look at the available Sidebar options.
3) You can also add Channels to Awasu "Favorites" and you can quickly access then via the main Favorites menu or the Favorites section of the Tasks Pane.
4) Channel Filters gives you a quick way to change the Channels displayed in the My Channels window. Filter by All, New, Unread and/or by specific folders and/or by specific words/phrases/regular expression patterns.
Wow! Awasu is extremely configurable!
Go ahead rawlesc12
, I know you're thinking it... go ahead and say it... out loud... climb to the closest roof top and shout it at the top of your lungs.
If anyone thinks you're crazy, just show them what you can do with Awasu and then quickly stick your fingers in your ears before they shout with amazement at the top of their lungs and shatter your already tired eardrums.