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Posted by donleone
Apr 29, 2014 at 10:35 AM


Since i had to compile this for my own needs,
i thought to share it also for some other’s benefit.

As criteria for the inclusion/selection
i have taken “tags” to mean,

1.) the ability to make & assign UNLIMITED


2.) the ability to then comfortably AUTOMATIC FILTER
ones entire database to one or more such terms assigned.

3.) with “advanced” to mean, to have one or more of the abilities for:

- hierarchical tags / tag groups

- bulk tag assigning / changing

- bulk tag import / export

- automatic tagging

- tag clouds

- tag suggestions

- tag typing completion / from menu selection

@So =here #we go!


ADVANCED Tagging System


Task Unifier Pro (http://www.taskunifier.com/pages/pro)

Evernote (http://evernote.com/)

CintaNotes (http://cintanotes.com/)

My Life Organized (http://www.mylifeorganized.net/)

Connected Text (http://www.connectedtext.com/)

RightNote (http://bauerapps.com/)

TreeDBNotes (http://www.mytreedb.com)

AML Pages (http://www.amlpages.com/)

MyInfo (http://www.milenix.com)

Memomaster (english, http://www.jbsoftware.org, german, http://www.jbsoftware.de/memomaster)

Ultra Recall Pro (http://www.kinook.com/UltraRecall)

Zoot (http://www.zootsoftware.com)

Infoqube (http://www.infoqube.biz)

InfoSelect (http://www.miclog.com)

myBase (http://www.wjjsoft.com/mybase_screenshots.html)

TreePad Business Edition (http://www.treepad.com/treepadbiz)

TreeProjects (http://personaldatabase.org/)

RedNotebook (http://rednotebook.sourceforge.net/index.html)

Taglocity for Outlook (http://www.taglocity.com/)

ClearContext for Outlook (https://www.clearcontext.com/pro/)

Personal Knowbase (http://www.bitsmithsoft.com/)


Evernote (http://evernote.com/)

Tinderbox (http://www.eastgate.com/Tinderbox/)

Curio (http://www.zengobi.com/products/curio/)

DevonThink Pro (http://blog.devontechnologies.com/2008/08/tuesday-tip-using-devonthink-pro-as-a-web-browser/)

Together 3 (http://reinventedsoftware.com/together/)

OmniOutliner (http://www.omnigroup.com/omnioutliner/)

Circus Ponies Notebook (http://www.circusponies.com/)


Task Unifier Pro (http://www.taskunifier.com/pages/pro)


BASIC Tagging System


EssentialPIM Pro (http://www.essentialpim.com)

TodoList (http://www.abstractspoon.com)

ResophNotes (http://www.resoph.com)

Notezilla (http://www.conceptworld.com/Notezilla)

Total Organizer (http://www.konradp.com/products/organizer/)

TreeLine (http://treeline.bellz.org/scrnsht.html)

GoldenSection Notes (http://www.tgslabs.com/en/gsnotes/)

MyNotesKeeper (http://mynoteskeeper.com/)

Techno Notes Manager (http://www.technonotes.com/)

StudyBudy (http://www.sbuddy.co.uk/)

Incollector (http://www.incollector.devnull.pl/)

NoteMaster (http://www.computtrax.com/notemaster/en/index.html)

VIP Task Manager Professional (http://www.taskmanagementsoft.com/products/taskmanagerpro/)

ListPro (http://www.iliumsoft.com/listpro/windows)

SmartDiary (http://www.sdiary.com)

TaskMerlin (http://www.taskmerlin.com/compare.aspx)

VueMinder Ultimate (http://www.vueminder.com/products/vueminder/help/contacteditor.html#Custom_Data)

Desktop TODO (http://www.desktoptodo.com/p/features.html)

Conqu (http://conqu.com/)

Data Guardian (http://www.koingosw.com/products/dataguardian.php)

Data Recall (http://www.ignyte.com/product-data-recall-infokeep.html)

Symphytum (http://giowisys.com/products/symphytum)

WowBase (http://softconstructors.com/en/applications/wowbase/index.html)

Remember The Milk (http://www.rememberthemilk.com/tour/)

NoteExpress 2 (http://www.noteexpress.net)

TheBrain (http://www.thebrain.com/products/thebrain/download/)

Xmind (http://www.xmind.net/features/)

Tobu (http://tobu.lightbird.net/)

Scrivener (http://www.literatureandlatte.com)

Swift To-Do List Ultimate (http://www.dextronet.com/swift-to-do-list-software)

Agenda At Once (http://www.agendaatonce.com/)

TaskAngel (http://www.mypocketsoft.com/taskangel/default.aspx)

uTodo & uOrganized (http://www.veetosoft.com/)

ActionOutline (http://www.actionoutline.com/)

AceText (http://www.acetext.com/)

Microsoft OneNote (http://www.onenote.com/)

MindRaider (http://mindraider.sourceforge.net/)

NoteCase Pro (http://www.virtual-sky.com/)

Noteliner (http://www.noteliner.org/i/Main.html)

NotesBrowser (http://www.notesbrowser.com/en/screenshots_notesbrowser.html)

Outline 4D (http://www.screenplay.com/p-77-outline-4d.aspx)

SurfuLater (http://www.surfulater.com/)

PerfectJournal (http://www.perfectjournal.com/)

Redhaven Outline (http://www.rynelf.com/redhaven/video-tutorials)

Snippet Center (http://www.ograhl.com/en/snippetcenter/screenshots.php)

Whizfolders (http://www.whizfolders.com/)

Writer’s Blocks (http://www.writersblocks.com/)

Zettelkasten (http://zettelkasten.danielluedecke.de/)

ZM Zettelkasten (http://www.cc-c.de/english/download/zettelkasten.php)


EagleFiler (http://c-command.com/eaglefiler/)

Soho Notes (http://www.chronosnet.com/Products/sohonotes.html)

MetaNota Pro (http://www.metanota.com/)

Noted (http://blankdesk.com/noted)

SimpleNote (http://simplenote.com/)

Journler (http://journler.com/features/screenshots/journler-web.png  +  http://journler.com/)

Soho Notes (http://www.chronosnet.com/Products/sohonotes.html#bookmarklet)

DevonAgent (http://www.devontechnologies.com/products/devonagent/overview.html)

DevonNotes (http://www.devontechnologies.com/products/devonnote.html)

MyStuffPro (http://www.mindersoftworks.com/products/mystuff/)

Things (http://culturedcode.com/things/)

TapForms (Mac/Ipad http://www.tapforms.com/)

Caboodle (MAC/Ipad http://www.dejal.com/caboodle/ )

Remember The Milk (http://www.rememberthemilk.com/tour/)

TaskSurfer (http://www.frostydogs.com/tasksurfer/)

Papers (http://www.papersapp.com/mac/)

Symphytum (http://giowisys.com/products/symphytum)

Xmind (http://www.xmind.net/features/)

Scrivener (http://www.literatureandlatte.com)


Basket Notes (http://basket.kde.org/index.php)

Remember The Milk (http://www.rememberthemilk.com/tour/)

GDT Free (http://gtd-free.sourceforge.net/)

Symphytum (http://giowisys.com/products/symphytum)

Xmind (http://www.xmind.net/features/)



another “revolutionary” idea would be
to just manually include keywords (@ # + =)
into ANY title field of ANY program,
and then just use the usually fast regular search pane,
to each time find your desired notes.
Thus, if the search would be instant enough,
and if a search history / saved terms could be quick access ideally too,
It would provide the extreme benefit of also having
EVERY single content word as an automatic de-facto “keyword”
included in the search results too as a quasi less exact, but bonus “related hits” results,
that would appear listed after your (@ # + =) tagging signs.


Feel free to add any other outliners
or special secret useful tips you know.



Posted by Dr Andus
Apr 29, 2014 at 02:14 PM


Not on the list:

Piggydb: http://piggydb.net/

Clibu (new Surfulater): http://blog.surfulater.com/tag/clibu/

There is also the category of CAQDAS (or QDA) software, such as Nvivo, Atlas.ti, QDA Miner etc. (although the main ones are very expensive and with awkward licensing schemes):


Posted by Paul Korm
Apr 29, 2014 at 05:41 PM


On the Mac, should be “DEVONthink” and “DEVONnote”—but not “DEVONagent”.  “DEVONagent” is a complex web search tool, and so it can display meta data insofar as the found page source contains it, but it doesn’t really fit into the categories you set out as the criteria for your list.


Posted by Paul Korm
Apr 29, 2014 at 05:47 PM


I would also add “MacJournal” and “NoteBooks”, “Leap” and “Yep”, and “VooDoo Pad”—all of which support various flavors of the metadata you mention.

“Journler” is now open source—I wonder if anyone has taken it up and started working on updating it


Posted by Neville Franks
Apr 30, 2014 at 07:31 AM


Thanks for the Clibu mention. There were several Clibu related articles that weren’t tagged Clibu which I’ve now corrected. A better url is: http://blog.surfulater.com/category/clibu/

Dr Andus wrote:
Not on the list:
> >Piggydb: http://piggydb.net/
> >Clibu (new Surfulater): http://blog.surfulater.com/tag/clibu/
> >There is also the category of CAQDAS (or QDA) software, such as Nvivo,
>Atlas.ti, QDA Miner etc. (although the main ones are very expensive and
>with awkward licensing schemes):


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