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Posted by jimspoon
Nov 26, 2011 at 03:49 AM

 

Just stumbled across this one ... I searched the forum archives for comments about it, but only found a few posts, nothing too much ... Dominik posted a German feature list.  There is now an English website.

Anyway I am wondering whether any of you have given this one a try.

http://www.jbsoftware.org/memomaster/screenshots.htm

 


Posted by Daly de Gagne
Nov 26, 2011 at 04:17 PM

 

I just downloaded MemoMaster, and got the free version - not the trail version. There are many features not available in the trial version, so there is no way for me to adequately test MM to see if I might purchase it.

Daly

jimspoon wrote:
>Just stumbled across this one ... I searched the forum archives for comments about it,
>but only found a few posts, nothing too much ... Dominik posted a German feature list. 
>There is now an English website.
> >Anyway I am wondering whether any of you have given
>this one a try.
> >http://www.jbsoftware.org/memomaster/screenshots.htm

 


Posted by Pavi
Nov 28, 2011 at 08:17 AM

 

Hi Jim,

I tried MemoMaster 4 and liked it very much. There are a lot of excellent features - however, in the end I decided not to use it and opted for UltraRecall 4.2.

It has been a few months, but some pros included: nice tabbed interface, excellent tagging system and favorites, great search in sidebar, integrated spreadsheet calculations. The sidebar use for finding favorites and particularly the search (upper half searches, bottom half shows results including text around the result that can be scrolled through) is really the strength of the application. Export to PDF is very handy as well.

That said, a key weakness is that an item has to be a folder to have children. This is an inherent part of Memomaster, as export to a folder structure is a key feature. Also, there is no import of web pages, and Outlook items must be individually dragged and dropped (ie. no sync like UltraRecall). Attachments are also not handled very well, and you need the professional version to embed files.

In the end, UltraRecall provides a more robust structure. There are many things UR can do that MM cannot, whereas MM has only a few additional features (export to PDF, spreadsheet integration). If you want to write an e-book, for example, Memomaster would be ideal for this task. For a general knowledgebase,UR wins.So as always, it depends on how you want to use the database, and please do consider Memomaster if you don’t need some of the bells and whistles of UR.

Best, /Pavi

jimspoon wrote:
>Just stumbled across this one ... I searched the forum archives for comments about it,
>but only found a few posts, nothing too much ... Dominik posted a German feature list. 
>There is now an English website.
> >Anyway I am wondering whether any of you have given
>this one a try.
> >http://www.jbsoftware.org/memomaster/screenshots.htm

 


Posted by jimspoon
Nov 30, 2011 at 08:22 AM

 

Thanks, Pavi, your description is very helpful.

 


Posted by Alexander Deliyannis
Nov 30, 2011 at 08:50 PM

 

Pavi wrote:
>That said, a key weakness is that an item has to be a folder to
>have children. This is an inherent part of Memomaster, as export to a folder structure
>is a key feature.

Interesting. I recall reading some years ago at the UR forum, somebody saying that it is conceptually wrong for any item except folders to have children. So in the case of Memomaster it may indeed be a conscious choice.

 


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