Outliner Software Forum RSS Feed Forum Posts Feed

Subscribe by Email

CRIMP Defined

 

MyPersonalProductivity

 

MyInfo 6 Just Released

< Next Topic | Back to topic list | Previous Topic >

Pages:  < 1 2 3 4 > 

Posted by Mitchell Kastner
Apr 13, 2011 at 01:29 PM

 

I have downloaded the trial today of v. 6 of the software and it is utterly unuseable for doing academic research in which the end product is a journal article. There is simply no way to relate a citation to a note—-called a “document”—-I guess you could insert the citation into the note itself but that would not enable you to write about the cited article as a whole in one section of your article. To do this, you need a relational database which allows you to create topics and their descendants in a tree-like structure. Brilliant is the product that fits the bill although I am still working on mastering export of selected topics to MSWord. http://www.brilliantdatabase.com

 


Posted by Bob Mackreth
Apr 13, 2011 at 02:18 PM

 

Mitchell Kastner wrote:
>I have downloaded the trial today of v. 6 of the software and it is utterly unuseable for
>doing academic research in which the end product is a journal article.

Nor is it marketed for that purpose; if that is your need, you would definitely be better off with a more specialized product. MyInfo is however a very useful general information manager, with features that also make it a good, if not perfect, writing tool for many. I have used the program to write many non-technical articles. The new hoisting feature will add to its utility in that respect.

I’m glad that you have found Brilliant to work out well for your own purposes.

 


Posted by MadaboutDana
Apr 13, 2011 at 02:29 PM

 

You might want to take a look at the rather unusual TreeLine, which allows you to build semi-relational/semi-hierarchical databases in a tree/note combination. There’s nothing else quite like it around (and it’s free…!). You’ll find it at http://treeline.bellz.org/

Cheers,
Bill

 


Posted by Glen Coulthard
Apr 13, 2011 at 03:07 PM

 

I use several such tools: MyInfo, MyNotesKeeper, Treepad, and UltraRecall. Each of these has strengths, but the “FrankenNote” idea (I forget the original term) hasn’t yet been realized. One of the weaknesses of MyInfo is its poor handling of file attachments.Other programs, like MyNotesKeeper and MyBase, do a much better job of allowing you to attach multiple PDF articles, Word documents, audio clips, video interviews, spreadsheets, etc. to a single node. For research purposes, this is imperative. However, MyInfo does provide a strong multi-column hierarchical tree pane that allows you to capture, format, and export bibliographic information. It is also one of the more “polished” products currently under active development.

—Glen

 


Posted by Ken
Apr 13, 2011 at 03:16 PM

 

MadaboutDana wrote:
>You might want to take a look at the rather unusual TreeLine, which allows you to build
>semi-relational/semi-hierarchical databases in a tree/note combination.
>There’s nothing else quite like it around (and it’s free…!). You’ll find it at
>http://treeline.bellz.org/
> >Cheers,
>Bill

Interesting program.  Thanks for the recommendation, Bill.  Do you know how stable it is?

—Ken

 


Pages:  < 1 2 3 4 > 

Back to topic list