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Posted by Marbux
Dec 25, 2014 at 10:57 PM

 

>- a longstanding Notecase Pro user, I still think it reigns supreme in
>its mix of features for me (a thinking, writing, and journal tool). Use
>it on Windows, Mac, Linux. But my desktop use has dropped; mobile use
>(Nexus 7 and iPad) has risen. The Android version just doesn’t cut it.
>No iPad version.

The Android version is still very immature. Miro has said it’s going to get many more features. On using NC Pro for a journal, I’ve written a “Journal” script that when executed opens or makes current a particular document, then creates a new note at the bottom of the doc with a date/time stamp as the note title in the form “2014-12-25 – 13:39 (Thursday)”. The script is cross-platform, but requires insertion of a filepath for each platform you want to use it on. I have plans eventually to extend the script so that it automagically inserts years and months in nested form so that the hierarchies in the document would be in Year > Month > Note entry order.

That script is one of approximately 180 scripts (I’ve placed all of them in the public domain) that I am preparing to release as a “Cornucopia” plugin for NC Pro. The collection also includes all scripts that ship with NC Pro, embedded in a single document. All scripts are accessible through a pop-up menu script launcher, although some need to be assigned to event triggers. Nearly all of the scripts are done and debugged. I use the scripts every day in production. Each script embeds its own documentation, which can be displayed in the sysem default browser by selecting the script in the pop-up menu and then pressing the “Help” button.  Only the pop-up script launcher needs to be assigned to a keyboard shortcut or toolbar icon, although any script in the collection can be similarly assigned.

If you or anyone else would like to test drive these scripts, just send me an email and I’ll post the collection online and forward a download link (they’re all in a single .ncz file). My address is marbux pine at maple gmail oak .com (subtract the trees). Any bug reports or other feedback would be deeply appreciated.

Reason’s Greetings,

Paul

 


Posted by Andrew Mckay
Dec 26, 2014 at 05:05 AM

 

Although I spend most of my time lurking here I thoroughly enjoy this forum for the high quality of post with a laid back feel. Thanks to all who contribute and your posts often send me off in different directions as I look into new and old products that are introduced to me.

For my personal database soft I still haven’t found what I am looking for but I do know Evernote is not the answer for me although it is a remarkable free service. I just feel my data is more and more trapped in it. It also has a “clunky” feel to me and just doesn’t work for me.Hard to describe exactly what it is but I need to enjoy the feel of a product to use it

For my basic files storage I am using google drive, it is simple and it works

In 2014 I started using markdown and I am enjoying it. I mainly use it on android tablet and smartphone (Draft) and then clean up on my PC (Markdown Pad 2 ) and I have started writing basic reports for work. Linked to Dropbox it just works and the files are very small.

Although I spend most of my time lurking here I thoroughly enjoy this forum for the high quality of post with a laid back feel. Thanks to all who contribute and your posts often send me off in different directions as I look into new and old products that are introduced to me.

For my personal database software I still haven’t found what I am looking for but I do know Evernote is not the answer for me although it is a remarkable free service and there is much to admire in the free service. I just feel my data is more and more trapped in it. It also has a “clunky” feel to me and just doesn’t work for me.Hard to describe exactly what it is but I need to enjoy the feel of a product to use it

For my basic files storage I am using google drive, it is simple and it works

In 2014 I started using markdown and I am enjoying it. I mainly use it on android tablet and smartphone (Draft) and then clean up on my PC (Markdown Pad 2 ) and I have started writing basic reports for work. Linked to Dropbox it just works and the files are very small. I have also started keeping a journal using draft and Markdown Pad 2

For my todo list todoist is working well for me. Mainly because the chrome and android app talk so well to each other and for its speed .Having seen the simplicity of text and the I am tempted to move towards using a combination of todotxt.net and android app simpletask but will keep that on hold or just experimenting in 2015

Workflowy is still a favourite of mine and I will probably use it more and more in 2015

all the best to everyone for 2015 Andrew

 


Posted by jaslar
Dec 26, 2014 at 05:38 AM

 

I would indeed be interested in looking at some of the scripts. But on Android, I’m not looking for lots of features. Just simple, reliable.

Check out the Halna outliner for Android. A nice, clean two pane outliner. So far Notecase Pro feels over engineered on that platform. But of course, I’m not keen to use two programs that don’t talk to each other.

 


Posted by MadaboutDana
Dec 28, 2014 at 12:55 PM

 

A happy and successful New Year to all.

My shifts:
the first was to Mac, earlier this year. That was a biggie! Fortunately not too traumatic, because much of my essential data was stored in cross-platform format (PDF files, OneNote).

So OneNote was an early keeper on the Mac, and I also use it on iOS/Android.

But the Mac has so many gorgeous information management apps! I played with lots of them: a whole slew of outliners, plus Yojimbo, Together and others.

The keepers are:
DEVONthink Pro + EagleFiler (I use EagleFiler to collect web pages, then transfer to DEVONthink)
Things for task management (also on iOS). I’ve played with so many task management apps. Things turns out to be the ideal compromise.
Simplenote. Absolutely brilliant. I also use it with MetaNota Pro.
Ulysses (used with a whole range of different iOS Markdown apps, but I’m looking forward to the native Ulysses app for iPad). LightPaper comes a close second.
ClipMenu. There are many more sophisticated clipboard managers, but ClipMenu is tiny and very efficient.

Other favourites include:
Notebooks (the Alfons Schmid cross-platform gem)
OutlineEdit (has overtaken Tree and others)

New goodies that are rapidly becoming favourites:
Quiver (sensational!)
TextWrangler (does anything you want with text files, including XML and other coded formats, plus has a great folder search function)
Keep Everything (mainly because of the way you can transform web archives into Markdown files)

Cheers!
Bill

 


Posted by Dr Andus
Dec 28, 2014 at 09:45 PM

 

jaslar wrote:
>did you in
>fact make significant shifts in your outlinersoftware application tool
>chest or use of it?

Season’s greetings to all!

The main changes in 2014 for me:

I’ve decided to gradually wean myself from iOS. I still use my iPad 1 for PDF reading and annotation, and my iPod Touch 4th gen. for accessing Google Calendar, Contacts, and WorkFlowy todos when out and about, but otherwise my HP Chromebook 14 has taken over for most things I used to use iOS for (and I might try Android when my iOS devices become completely unusable). This has led to an increased use of Google Sheets for keeping track of things, organising things, and so on. I use the Caret app for writing plain text notes and save them on Google Drive, and the WorkFlowy app for to-dos, outlining, and note-taking.

I’ve been using my Olympus digital voice recorder more often to take notes when on the move, and then transcribe them manually, when back home.

My system on the PC is fairly settled now. I use different tools for the different stages of the research and writing process, so not all the tools are used all of the time. ConnectedText remains the central database for most things, although I keep web page captures in Surfulater still. I write in WriteMonkey using basic Markdown for formatting, and then do the typesetting in MS Word at the very end. Outlining is done in CT, WorkFlowy, Freeplane, Gingko, and VUE, and for specialist jobs I do take out Bonsai. I also use Noteliner on and off.

A while ago I have also added handwriting to my workflow via the Boogie Board Sync, as discussed here:
https://drandus.wordpress.com/2014/12/22/latest-enhancements-to-my-connectedtext-ecosystem/

Recently I have found myself increasingly deciding not to upgrade to newer versions of some of my software, as older versions ran better on my ageing system and quite often the ‘innovations’ either broke some existing functionalities that I desperately need or have not offered anything new to my uses.

 


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