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Personal Knowbase on BDJ today --- 5 April 2010

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Posted by Stephen Zeoli
Apr 6, 2010 at 01:07 PM


Personal Knowbase is a little overpriced at $50, but it is a mature, stable product that works exactly as advertised. It is not as sophisticated at Connected Text by any means, but it takes a lot less effort to learn how to use it properly. If you only need to collect and organize text, you could do a lot worse than PK. Or, another way to put this, I’d be perfectly happy with PK if that were the one tool I could use.

My two biggest issues with PK are, first, that it does not have any tools for facilitating capture of information—nothing like Cinta Notes handy hot keys, for instance (CN and PK are a lot a like in their focus on tabs (keywords in PK-speak), except that CN is plain text only), and, second, that it hasn’t had any kind of major update in several years. I wonder if the developers have run out of steam.



Posted by quant
Apr 6, 2010 at 01:21 PM


your original comment was NOT referring to price $50, you wrote:

“Even discounted at BDJ, it’s priced about 2-3x too high for what it does.”

Maybe I have a problem with understanding writen text, but I interpret the above as if you suggested that it should cost about (“discounted BDJ price”/3, “discounted BDJ price”/2), i.e between $8 and $12, for what it does.
bobmclain wrote:
>I was referring to its normal price of $49.95, and yes, that’s too high for what it does
>(that’s the important part - *for what it does*). ConnectedText is $10 cheaper and
>does much more.
> >quant wrote:
>>bobmclain wrote:
>>>For my needs it’s perfect.
>Depending on the project, a text-based
>>organizer is
>>>plenty, and anything more
>would just get in the way.
>>>The real
>>problem with Personal
>>>Knowbase is its
>cost. Even discounted at BDJ, it’s priced
>>about 2-3x too high for what
>>come on, $25 is too high? develepers spent
>>many years to learn to
>program and then many other years to develop that soft, and it’s
>>not worth a few


Posted by JasonE
Apr 8, 2010 at 07:41 AM


I didn’t realize the 50% off was for one day only.

I am interested in this program, but I don’t think I will drop $50 on it.



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