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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

 


Posted by Dr Andus
Mar 8, 2016 at 08:57 PM

 

You could add Surfulater to that list, though it’s no longer developed and some (most?) of its browser add-ons are defunct, I believe. But it’s still possible to add new articles from a browser using copy and paste (there is a keyboard shortcut for that).

 


Posted by Marbux
Mar 9, 2016 at 08:16 PM

 

NoteCase Pro needs to be added to the lists for WIndows, OS X, and Linux. It’s handling doesn’t precisely match your description so I’ll describe what it does here. Rather than having a folder, NoteCase Pro can produce a flat list of notes that display in the List Pane (where the Tree Pane was). They appear just as the notes in the Tree Pane do except that there is no hierarchy displayed, just a flat list. Clicking on a listed note title still displays the the content of the note in the Note Pane.

The List Pane view exists only in memory. Nothing done in the List Pane view can alter the hierarchy in the Tree Pane view, which reflects the nodes as they appear in the document. The List Pane can be filled with an arbitrary group of nodes (“notegroups” in the NC Pro parlance. This can be done by double-clicking on a note tag, (Ctrl+double click to subtract notes with another tag from an existing list.) Notegroups can also be created by using the search dialog with the option to “fill result to list” checked. Subsequent searches can either replace the existing list, add notes to the existing list, remove notes from the list, or search within the existing list, removing the notes that are not responsive to the search within results.

NC Pro also has program actions to add marked notes to the current list and to remove marked notes from the existtng list. Notes are marked or unmarked with a Ctrl_Space action. Marked notes are given red note titles. 

List views can also be created using scripts (I’ve written somewhat over 40 such scripts). Here are the menu labels for those scripts:

Pick NoteGroup to List Menu
* By Hierarchical Relationship
* * Ancestors
* * Branch
* * Breadcrumb
* * Children
* * Descendants
* * Parent Note
* * Root Notes
* * Siblings
* By Note Property
* * Attachments
* * * Attachments, Notes Having
* * * Attachments, Notes Lacking
* * Done
* * * List All Done Nodes
* * * List All Not Done Nodes
* * Icon
* * List Notes with Icon X
* * Marked
* * * List All Marked Nodes
* * * List All Unmarked Nodes
* * Read Only
* * * List All Read Only Nodes
* * * List All Read/Write Nodes
* * Syntax Highlighting
* * * List All Nodes Lacking Syntax Highlighting
* * * List All Nodes with Any Syntax Highlighting
* * * List All Notes with Lua Syntax Highlighting
* * * Lua Source Property
* * Tag
* * * List All Tagged Notes
* * * List All Untagged Notes
* * * Notes Sharing Tag(s)
* * Tasks
* * * Tasks, Notes That Are
* * * Tasks, Notes That Are Not
* * Template
* * * List All Non-Template Nodes
* * * List All Template Nodes
* Clone-Related
* * List All Notes Except Clones
* * List Current Note and Its Clone(s)
* * Original and All Clones of Current Note
* Hyperlink-Related
* * List Notes Linked from Current Note
* * List Notes Linked to Current Note
* * Notes Linked Recursively to Here
* Miscellany
* * All Notes
* * Current Note
* * Notes Matching Selected Text
* * Script’s Modules
 
Lists can be edited. Individual notes can be added to or removed from a list. Listed notes can also be sorted in either ascending or descending order by a wide array of note properties, including tags, and an unlimited number of custom note properteis.

Listed Notes can also be bulk processed with scripts. Here are the menu labels for the scripts I’ve written for that purpose:

Process Listed Notes Menu
* Change Note Content
* * Add Breadcrumb Navigation Links to List
* * Change Font in All Listed Notes
* * Strip Formatting from Listed Notes’ Content
* Change Note Properties
* * Done Flag
* * * Flag List as Done
* * * Flag List As Not Done
* Icons
* * * Apply Icon X to Listed Notes
* * * Remove Icons from Listed Notes
* * Marked Flag
* * * Flag List as Marked
* * * Flag List as Not Marked
* Note Titles
* * Substitute Symbols in Listed Notes’ Titles
* Read Only Flag
* * Flag List as Read Only
* * Flag List as Read/Write
* Syntax Highlighting
* * Add Lua Syntax Highlighting to List
* * Remove Syntax Highlighting from List
* Template Flag
* * Flag List as Not Templates
* * Flag List as Template Nodes
* Clone Actions
* * Clone List to Clipboard
* * Convert Clones in List to Originals
* * Remove Clones/Original Notes From List
* Copy from Listed Notes
* * Copy Listed Notes
* * Copy Listed Notes’ Breadcrumbs
* * Copy Listed Notes’ Links
* * Copy/Sort Listed Notes’ Tags
* * Copy Listed Notes’ Titles
* * Copy/Show List’s Note Count
* Export List
* * Export List to Simple HTML
* * Export List to HTML with

Headings
* List Tagging Actions
* * Add Notes with Tag X to Existing List
* * Copy/Sort Listed Notes’ Tags
* * Remove All Tags from Listed Notes
* * Remove Notes with Tag X from List
* * Remove Tagged/Untagged Notes from List
* Remove Notes from List
* * Remove Clones/Original Notes From List
* * Remove Empty/Non-Empty Notes From List
* * Remove Lua/Non-Lua Notes From List
* * Remove Notes with Icons from List
* * Remove Notes with Icon X from List
* * Remove Notes with Tag X from List
* * Remove Parent or Leaf Notes from List
* * Remove Tagged/Untagged Notes from List
* Utilities
* * Test Listed Notes for Invalid Characters
* * Save/Restore List State
* * * Save List State to Memory
* * * Restore List State from Memory
* * * Save List State to File
* * * Restore List State from File
 
Paul

 


Posted by Neville Franks
Mar 9, 2016 at 08:39 PM

 

Please consider adding Clibu to your list. http://www.clibu.com and http://www.myclibu.com Clibu is the successor to Surfulater.

 


Posted by Dr Andus
Mar 10, 2016 at 11:08 AM

 

Dr Andus wrote:
You could add Surfulater to that list, though it’s no longer developed
>and some (most?) of its browser add-ons are defunct, I believe. But it’s
>still possible to add new articles from a browser using copy and paste
>(there is a keyboard shortcut for that).

In fact I find that the “new article from clipboard” keyboard shortcut performs better captures than the Chrome add-on used to do (although it would still be nice to have a functioning add-on for the other features, such as attaching the HTML file of the web page to the clipping).

 


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