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Posted by Franz Grieser
Dec 23, 2010 at 12:56 PM

 

Hi.

Info Select 10 has just been released. The new features are described here:
http://miclog.com/software/Beta-Features/is10bfeatures.html

The most important ones: ribbons (as in Office 2007/2010), faster search, dockable windows and pin-ups, floatable selector and panels, new calendar.

What’s interesting is the passage at the bottom of the page: “By request of our customers to simplify Info Select, we have removed the following rarely used features:...”
But still no stripped-down IS just for notes storage (i.e. IS without e-mail and calendar and the bunch of features not needed in an info database).

Although I have been using IS for over 15 years, I will not get the update. I still keep my old databases in IS but moved to OneNote on my Windows machines (and Scrivener on my Mac) for taking new notes.

Anyone here moving to IS 10?

Franz

 


Posted by MsJulie
Dec 23, 2010 at 04:59 PM

 

Franz,

Not I. And I was an avid fan from Tornado Notes on back in the days…

Three or four years ago I moved web pages to first to what is not WebResearch and then to Surfulater and general notes to UltraRecall. I have OneNote, too, but I use that primarily in tablet mode.

I never liked the licensing scheme—$50 a year or the program would not function (even, as I understood it, to get your notes etc out). I always opted for the complete purchase.

And there were always the hassles—the transporter did not work well many times and things had to be reformatted.  The note field behaved very badly with Dragon NaturallySpeaking (incidentally, UltraRecall works like a dream here). And IS stored HTML links embedded in text in its own unique, non-standard system. Did I mention HTML email?  It got to be too much. And support, well, forget support.

I was thrilled to learn that IS2007 worked with Windows7 so I could move to a new laptop and still postpone transferring notes and references. And for the years that I have done nothing about transferring notes only goes to underscore that information and thoughts do have a half-life.

Maybe, just maybe if IS 10 changes the old files with the proprietary HTML links into something readable by other programs with a simple copy and paste I might be interested. But I’m not really interested in finding that out.

Seasons Greetings and good cheer to everyone! Julie

 


Posted by Daly de Gagne
Dec 23, 2010 at 09:25 PM

 

Franz, there is an undertone to some of Jim’s stuff, which seems to be along the line of blaming the customer. He refuses to deal with the fact that some aspects of IS seem to have never worked well for a significant number of people, or that for some people the quality of support has been very poor. I know there are many people who are happy with the program, but even they will often say they are only using a small part of the features, of the advertised capability.

My hunch is that this is likely the last release of IS we will see.

Daly


Franz Grieser wrote:
>Hi.
> >Info Select 10 has just been released. The new features are described
>here:
>http://miclog.com/software/Beta-Features/is10bfeatures.html
> >The
>most important ones: ribbons (as in Office 2007/2010), faster search, dockable
>windows and pin-ups, floatable selector and panels, new calendar.
> >What’s
>interesting is the passage at the bottom of the page: “By request of our customers to
>simplify Info Select, we have removed the following rarely used features:...”
>But
>still no stripped-down IS just for notes storage (i.e. IS without e-mail and calendar
>and the bunch of features not needed in an info database).
> >Although I have been using
>IS for over 15 years, I will not get the update. I still keep my old databases in IS but
>moved to OneNote on my Windows machines (and Scrivener on my Mac) for taking new
>notes.
> >Anyone here moving to IS 10?
> >Franz

 


Posted by critStock
Dec 24, 2010 at 03:33 PM

 

And among the features listed as removed: “import / export (doc, xls, Outlook, Auto mode, HTML).”

Whaaaaat?! You now can’t get data in or out of the program? Perhaps I am missing something about IS, but one of the most requested features on info manager forums is *expanded and enhanced* import/export functionality.

Franz Grieser wrote:

>What’s
>interesting is the passage at the bottom of the page: “By request of our customers to
>simplify Info Select, we have removed the following rarely used features:...”

 


Posted by Franz Grieser
Dec 24, 2010 at 05:26 PM

 

Hi.

I must confess that I do not understand what’s going on at Miclog. Stripping features that are essential for a PIM and claiming that the users wanted that - that’s beyond me.

Franz

 


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