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List of ALL the info-managers with SEARCH FOLDERS

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Posted by donleone
Mar 8, 2016 at 08:38 PM

 

another most useful features in an outliner
(besides custom fields, tagging and cloning)

is the ability to let it also search for you
automatically in the background
for all the notes & pieces of information
that meet a certain pre-defined criteria.

and to then display these picked-out results,
with just a simple SINGLE CLICK upon a folder.

and then IDEALLY also
to display then these filtered results
not just in a dead text list of results,
or just a single child pane
with a single column in it,

but RATHER to then display
these results, in either:

a.) a NATIVE VIEW as the content is as-well

(Examples being: MyLifeOrganized / TheBrain / Scrivener etc.)

or else

b.) at least then display these filtered results
in a pre-defined CUSTOM VIEW,
such as it would be for example
possible in a “multi-column outliner”,
that would also have support for
unlimited custom fields in its columns as-well
(including with a PickList / Dropdown Field
that is editable right in the very column as-well)
so that one could then create
custom column arrangements
that are saved in views
for EACH search folders differently,
and thus by that get the great benefit
that the search folder would thus
not only FIND & GATHER OUT
specific pieces of information,
but also be able to thus display
these same pieces of information
in a NEWLY COMBINED WAY
by the simple re-arranging
of the columns that have custom fields
and do this all thus in a non-destructive way
to the original structure of the database
because again, it is only a different view.

(Examples being: Zoot / Brilliant Database / Data Guardian etc.)

so that these so called:

SEARCH FOLDERS aka. SMART FOLDERS aka. SAVED SEARCHES aka. SAVED QUERIES aka. SAVED FILTERS aka. SMART COLLECTIONS

which have been for a long-time, very common on the MAC,
(because of the so native support for smart folders in OS X
but which for some reason, are not so common in Windows apps,
which generally seem to rely more on tagging.

And while a “tag” is technically also a pre-defined search filter,
that likewise with a single click is able to display out results,
a “search folder” is usually FAR MORE capable than a tag
in that a search folder can have all kinds of MULTIPLE CRITERIA
that go far beyond the ability of just a tag,
as can be seen for example, by these available options:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/w4rnfn8n9zxaujo/search_folders2.png?dl=0

AND/OR

https://www.dropbox.com/s/cxiyy07eugbrtjo/search_folder3.jpg?dl=0

and which even with the best systems of tagging
(using combo tags + hierarchical tags + related tags together)
could still NOT at all come close, to that great precision
that only a search folder is able to provide.

And so because of that superiority
and again the “seeming lack”
of good Windows outliners out there
that have search folders built-in

i thought it would be very useful
to compile once also this list
of ALL the desktop info-managers
that come with search folders.

So here we go !


_____________

1 - WINDOWS
_____________

1.1 - THE TREE KIND


- Zoot (http://www.zootsoftware.com)

- MyInfo (http://www.milenix.com)

- InfoQube (http://www.infoqube.biz)

- Ultra Recall Pro (http://www.kinook.com/UltraRecall)

- Scrivener (http://www.literatureandlatte.com)

- InfoSelect (http://www.miclog.com)

- myBase (http://www.wjjsoft.com/mybase.html)

- Memomaster (http://www.jbsoftware.de/memomaster and http://www.jbsoftware.org)

- TreeLine (http://treeline.bellz.org)

- NoteExpress (http://www.noteexpress.net)

- Evernote (http://evernote.com)

- WizNote (http://www.wiznote.com)

 

1.2 - THE TASK KIND


- Swift To do List (http://www.dextronet.com/swift-to-do-list-software/views-and-filters)

- My Life Organized (http://www.mylifeorganized.net)

- VIP Task Manager Professional (http://www.taskmanagementsoft.com/products/taskmanagerpro/)

- TaskMerlin (http://www.taskmerlin.com)

- Task Unifier Pro (http://taskunifier.sourceforge.net)

 

1.3 - THE DATABASE KIND


- Brilliant Database (http://www.brilliantdatabase.com)

- CentriQS (http://www.centriqs.com)

- Data Guardian (http://www.koingosw.com/products/dataguardian.php)

- Microsoft Outlook (http://office.microsoft.com)

- Lotus Notes (http://www-03.ibm.com/software/products/us/en/ibmnotes)

- SpeedBase (http://www.infolinesoftware.com)

- Alventis (http://www.alventis.com)

- Glom (http://www.glom.org)

- piggyDB (http://piggydb.net)

- es-Builder (http://www.es-builder.com)

 

1.4 - THE WIKI KIND


- Connected Text (http://www.connectedtext.com)

- WikidPad (http://wikidpad.sourceforge.net)

 

1.5 - THE VISUAL KIND


- TheBrain (http://www.thebrain.com)

- Southbeach Modeller (http://www.southbeachinc.com)

 

1.6 - THE DOCUMENT MANAGER KIND


- Endnote (http://endnote.com)

- Papers (http://www.papersapp.com/windows)

- Docdear (http://www.docear.org)

- JabRef (http://www.jabref.org)

- Zotero (https://www.zotero.org/download)

- Biblioscape (http://www.biblioscape.com)

 

________

2 - MAC
________

 

2.1 - THE TREE KIND


- DevonThink Pro (http://www.devontechnologies.com/products/devonthink/devonthink-pro.html)

- DevonNote (http://www.devontechnologies.com/products/devonnote.html)

- Scrivener (http://www.literatureandlatte.com)

- Together (http://reinventedsoftware.com/together)

- EagleFiler (http://c-command.com/eaglefiler)

- Dossier (http://www.vortimac.com/dossier/index.php)

- Mac Journal (http://marinersoftware.com/products/macjournal)

- Neo/Tao (http://d-lit.com/macosx/neo_outliner/index.php)

- Journler (http://archive.journler.com)

- Notebooks (http://www.notebooksapp.com/mac)

- Evernote (http://evernote.com/)

- MyNotes (http://www.mishimo.com/mynotes)

- Mori (http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/10868/mori)

- Soho Notes 9 (http://www.chronosnet.com/Products/sohonotes.html)

- Yojimbo (http://www.barebones.com/products/yojimbo/index.html)

- Noted (http://blankdesk.com/noted)

- BibDesk (http://bibdesk.sourceforge.net)

- WizNote (http://www.wiznote.com)

 

2.2 - THE TASK KIND


- The Hit List (http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/30181/the-hit-list)

- OmniFocus (https://www.omnigroup.com/omnifocus)

- TaskSurfer (http://www.frostydogs.com/tasksurfer)

- Wunderlist (https://www.wunderlist.com)

- 2do (http://www.2doapp.com/mac)

- Todoist (https://todoist.com/mac)

- Task Unifier Pro (http://taskunifier.sourceforge.net)

 

2.3 - THE DATABASE KIND


- FileMaker (http://www.filemaker.com)

- TapForms (https://www.tapforms.com)

- MyStuff Pro (http://www.mindersoftworks.com/products/mystuff)

- piggyDB (http://piggydb.net)

 

2.4 - THE WIKI KIND


- WikidPad (http://wikidpad.sourceforge.net)

 

2.5 - THE VISUAL KIND


- Curio (http://www.zengobi.com)

- TheBrain (http://www.thebrain.com)

- Tinderbox (http://www.eastgate.com/Tinderbox/)

 

2.6 - THE DOCUMENT MANAGER KIND


- Endnote (http://endnote.com)

- Sente (http://www.thirdstreetsoftware.com/site/Sente.html)

- Papers (http://www.papersapp.com/mac)

- Bookends (http://www.sonnysoftware.com)

- iDocument (http://www.icyblaze.com/idocument)

- Leap (http://www.ironicsoftware.com/leap)

- Zotero (https://www.zotero.org/download)

- JabRef (http://www.jabref.org)

- Docdear (http://www.docear.org)

 

_________

3 - LINUX
_________

 

3.1 - THE TREE KIND


- NixNote (https://sourceforge.net/projects/nevernote)

- WizNote (http://www.wiznote.com)

 

3.2 - THE TASK KIND


- Task Unifier Pro (http://taskunifier.sourceforge.net)

 

3.3 - THE DATABASE KIND


- Kexi (https://www.calligra.org/kexi)

- Glom (http://www.glom.org)

- piggyDB (http://piggydb.net)

 

3.4 - THE WIKI KIND


- Connected Text via WINE (http://www.connectedtext.com)

- WikidPad (http://wikidpad.sourceforge.net)

 

3.5 - THE VISUAL KIND


- TheBrain (http://www.thebrain.com)

 

3.6 - THE DOCUMENT MANAGER KIND


- Zotero (https://www.zotero.org/download)

- JabRef (http://www.jabref.org)

- Docdear (http://www.docear.org)

- Bibus (https://sourceforge.net/projects/bibus-biblio)



and if there are still more
that i might have missed,
then feel free to therefore,
simply add them to the list.

greetings
donleone