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Posted by jamesofford
Dec 5, 2014 at 12:43 PM

 

Good morning:

In one of my CRIMPing forays a while back I downloaded Aquaminds Notetaker. I used it for a while, but then kind of left it alone for a while. This morning I decided to go back and give it another try. I updated the software and then started to use it.  I wanted to take a look at how other people are using the software to see if I could find any new tricks. When I went to the website, I could get to several different places, but when I clicked on the link to contact them I couldn’t connect. I got a message that: Secure Connection Failed and Peer’s Certificate has been revoked. (Error code: sec_error_revoked_certificate). Now, I am curious as to whether the Aquaminds folks are still around? I can’t find a way to connect to them without getting that error message.

This may be a simple issue, but in the past when I have gotten a message like this it at least means that they aren’t updating their website.

Jim

 


Posted by Paul Korm
Dec 5, 2014 at 01:22 PM

 

I was looking into this myself a couple of months ago.  I used NoteTaker quite a bit for a few years, then switched to Circus Ponies NoteBook—at the time NoteBook seemed more functional and they were coming out with an iPad app whereas Aquaminds have never produced anything for iOS except a “viewer” for NoteBooks that was last updated in early 2011.

Anyway, NoteTake has not had an update for over a year (a Mavericks bug-fixer).  I don’t now if the product is on the way out, but the signs could point that way—no recent releases, nothing on the blog for years, copyright on the site is 2011—just things that indicate there might not be a shopkeeper.  Too bad—in its time it was a great multi-platform product with a really nice and helpful support team.  Maybe someone will reactivate development and bring the technology and platforms up to date.

 


Posted by Daly de Gagne
Dec 6, 2014 at 03:51 PM

 

I bought Aquaminds Windows version this fall.

In many ways it appears quite solid, and I like the fact it creates an automatic index.

However, one of the key features involving getting material from the web into the program failed to work.

The site gives off signal of being out of business or headed in that direction.

If the developer was updating the program, and not as invisible as appears to be the case, I would have stuck with NoteShareExpress, with hope of robust development on the Windows side.

Obviously a lot of thought has gone into the program design. Pity if it’s reached the end of the line.

Seems to me Windows lacks the kind of program presented by Aquaminds and the Circus Pony folks. (Don’t even suggest OneMind as an alternative.)

Daly

jamesofford wrote:
Good morning:
> >In one of my CRIMPing forays a while back I downloaded Aquaminds
>Notetaker. I used it for a while, but then kind of left it alone for a
>while. This morning I decided to go back and give it another try. I
>updated the software and then started to use it.  I wanted to take a
>look at how other people are using the software to see if I could find
>any new tricks. When I went to the website, I could get to several
>different places, but when I clicked on the link to contact them I
>couldn’t connect. I got a message that: Secure Connection Failed and
>Peer’s Certificate has been revoked. (Error code:
>sec_error_revoked_certificate). Now, I am curious as to whether the
>Aquaminds folks are still around? I can’t find a way to connect to them
>without getting that error message.
> >This may be a simple issue, but in the past when I have gotten a message
>like this it at least means that they aren’t updating their website.
> >Jim
>

 


Posted by Wayne K
Dec 6, 2014 at 05:17 PM

 

Take a look at XMind.  Its “matrix” structure allows you to display collapsible nodes inside a grid, which combines the power of outlines with a spreadsheet. This is one of the most useful ways to display information that I’ve ever found. 

You have to spend time fooling with the features to really appreciate what it can do.  I’ve been using it to create historical timelines and am now starting to use it for a “Personal Kanban” layout.

Too bad you can’t post screenshots here.  I could show you how I’m using.

I haven’t tried filtering so I don’t know if it’s capability meets your needs. 

Wayne

 


Posted by Wayne K
Dec 6, 2014 at 05:19 PM

 

Sorry, wrong thread.  Will re-post above in the multi-column list thread.

 


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