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Posted by Alexander Deliyannis
Aug 30, 2009 at 12:58 PM


...is mentioned by users as successor to InfoSelect and Tornado notes from the DOS days:


Posted by Daly de Gagne
Aug 30, 2009 at 01:28 PM


Has anyone actually tried this program - and is it the way to “contain” info?

My continuing problem seems to be trying to get program that does it all.

Whiz Folders seems to be great for writing.

While Personal Brain is kind of neat for getting in lots of stuff, the lack of metadata, and the limited ability of its own notes to capture data, are off-putting.

I am trying the new beta Zoot 6 and Infoqube for managing info.

MyInfo has so much going for it, but frankly I was disappointed the new version fails to have hoist, or the ability to open more than one note at a time (a must for serious writing/research).

To its credit, Kinook, after a lot of people asked for it, was able to provide hoist in short order. But so far no multiple open notes.

As well, Kinook’s inability to communicate with competence, whether in relation to Jan, or in terms of helping people use UR is off-putting.

ADM had so much potential, and still looks good to the competition. Why are Eric and Arne so quiet? Did Eric sell ADM to the Chinese?

I may be headed over to the Mac world in any event, in which case this madness begins all over again.

Any thoughts?




Posted by Tom S.
Aug 30, 2009 at 02:26 PM


Daly de Gagne wrote:

>While Personal Brain is kind of neat for getting in
>lots of stuff, the lack of metadata, and the limited ability of its own notes to capture
>data, are off-putting.

Because its cross platform, I’m trying this program out again.  I agree that the metadata is a serious limitation.  I’m going to eventually email the developer and ask about this, among many other things.

However, regarding the ability to capture data, the program has a feature that (I think) is fairly unique.  It actually indexes the URLs.  So, for instance, if you capture a web page by creating a URL attachment, it actually goes out and indexes the page for search.

I agree that this is, indeed, off putting because you have to actually click on the node to see the contents of the page in a web browser.  However, this is only a minor inconvenience as long as the data is available and searchable.

An interesting twist, I thought.

The bad news is that it doesn’t appear to index my gmail URLs.  :(

>I may be headed over to the Mac world in any event, in which case
>this madness begins all over again.
> >Any thoughts?

Have fun.  :)

Tom S.


Posted by Jonathan Probber
Aug 30, 2009 at 02:29 PM


Boy, that really does like a welcome combination of Tornado Notes and MemoryMate.  And me with my MacBook…...



Posted by JohnK
Aug 30, 2009 at 03:08 PM


I am intrigued by Notefrog—perhaps enough to register it today.

I am currently trialling the CintaNotes beta (http://cintanotes.com/) and the two programs obviously share many of the same aims. And although CintaNotes is free in beta, the RTF version will be shareware on release.

I must say I prefer the CintaNotes interface. I’m not a great fan of funky icons and non-standard interfaces. Why bother?

I also prefer the traditional approach to tags in CintaNotes as opposed to the wiki-style “stick-‘em-anywhere-and-make-it-up-as-you-go-along” approach in NoteFrog.

But both products are going in the right direction, and I think both deserve support. I just wish a large software house with serious resources would throw some money at this product area. I understand there may not be huge profit in it—it’s hardly a mass market—but it would be a prestige product that would earn good PR for the company that got it right.


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