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Posted by Donovan
Nov 23, 2012 at 07:21 AM

 

Black Hole Organizer is a new one to me, but I did a search here and found that it has been mentioned a few times (albeit you could count them on one hand). It’s coming to BitsDuJour for $4.95. It’s usually $25. Just thought I would mention it. It seems a lot of outliners make it to bits at some very good prices. I’m still waiting for another RightNote sale at BitsDuJour but thought I would mention this in case there’s interest at five bucks.

http://www.starresoft.com/bho.htm

http://www.bitsdujour.com/software/black-hole-organizer/

 


Posted by Steve
Nov 23, 2012 at 12:14 PM

 

Very interesting to see Black Hole Organizer being promoted.  I seriously looked at purchasing it years ago - as in the late 1990’s I believe.  That’s a good thing to have it alive and well.

The publisher of Black Hole is Lincoln Beach Software; http://www.lincolnbeach.com/blackhole.asp  They’ve been around a long time - long enough to have moved from Chicago to Missouri http://www.asp-software.org/membership/membersearch.asp?keyword=Black+Hole+Organizer&Search=Search

I liked the program.  It was solid and did what it was supposed to do.  Marketed to small business people so lots of “changes” are not appreciated.

Answering this post did lead me back in time so to speak and rediscovering some other resources.  For more possible notes, outliner, etc style of software I think perusing the Association of Software Professionals website at http://www.asp-software.org  would be useful.

Steve

Donovan wrote:
Black Hole Organizer is a new one to me, but I did a search here and
>found that it has been mentioned a few times (albeit you could count
>them on one hand). It’s coming to BitsDuJour for $4.95. It’s usually
>$25. Just thought I would mention it. It seems a lot of outliners make
>it to bits at some very good prices. I’m still waiting for another
>RightNote sale at BitsDuJour but thought I would mention this in case
>there’s interest at five bucks.
> >http://www.starresoft.com/bho.htm
> >http://www.bitsdujour.com/software/black-hole-organizer/

 


Posted by Alexander Deliyannis
Nov 23, 2012 at 06:36 PM

 

Steve wrote:
>The publisher of Black Hole is Lincoln Beach Software;
>http://www.lincolnbeach.com/blackhole.asp

In Bits du Jour it has the following conversation:

Robert Bull: Is this the same product as sold by Lincoln Beach Software?

Chris Starre: Yes, It was originally developed by Lincoln Beach Software. We bought the rights and source code from them. We have been working on it and have released this under our product line. We offer full support on this and all of our products. I personally had been using this software for the last decade or so. When it became available, it was in our best interest to purchase it and bring it back to life and current once again.

 

 


Posted by Alexander Deliyannis
Nov 23, 2012 at 06:39 PM

 

I like the 3-pane structure of the program, I wish more information managers adopted this approach. When the number of information items stored grow considerably, the tree in a 2-pane outliner can become cluttered to the extent of uselessness.

 


Posted by Stephen Zeoli
Nov 23, 2012 at 08:11 PM

 

Yes, this is one of the grand daddy info managers. In its early days, it was innovative. Now it is pretty unremarkable, but I would think very stable and reliable. It used to have a little gizmo that would float on the screen to which you could drag text and other things to store directly into the database… hence them name “black hole.” I didn’t see mention of that in the demo video, so I wonder if they’ve disabled that.

It’s nice to see that another developer has adopted it. It would be nice to know how he is planning to improve it.

Steve Z.

 


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