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Any rich text note taker app compatible with X1 Search?

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Posted by MotionTwelve
Jul 28, 2015 at 09:24 PM

 

Hello,

I am looking for a rich text (font formatting, images, tables, etc) taker/organizer app that will work with X1 Search 8.  Most of the popular ones like Evernote, OneNote, UltraRecall, etc. use a single database file to store all of the information and therefore X1 has difficulty indexing such files.  Are there any similar apps that would store each note in a separate file to allow X1 to index them and preview?

TIA,

MT

 


Posted by yosemite
Jul 29, 2015 at 12:31 AM

 

MotionTwelve wrote:

>I am looking for a rich text (font formatting, images, tables, etc)
>taker/organizer app that will work with X1 Search 8.  Most of the
>popular ones like Evernote, OneNote, UltraRecall, etc. use a single
>database file to store all of the information and therefore X1 has
>difficulty indexing such files.  Are there any similar apps that would
>store each note in a separate file to allow X1 to index them and
>preview?

What about Word? or LibreOffice or etc?  I’m not being facetious - I have this exact same dilemma, and I love X1 search, and it works pretty well with Word files. The only problem is I’m not fond of Word’s performance with large complex files but it does have a huge feature set in terms of formatting, which I appreciate.  I’ve been trying LO’s 4.4 and beta 5 versions, and it’s getting really good, and it works better with large files, but doesn’t have outlining or expand/collapse headings like Word (2013) does.

Anyway, I too am interested in suggestions and what you ultimately settle on.

 


Posted by MadaboutDana
Jul 29, 2015 at 08:43 AM

 

I’d opt for Notebooks (by Alfons Schmid) for Windows.

It manages its own files very efficiently, but in your file system, stores them as folders and distinct/separate text and HTML files, with attachments also stored as separate files.

So you can either use its own built-in search engine (okay but not great), or use X1 as well.

Cheers,
Bill

 


Posted by MotionTwelve
Jul 29, 2015 at 07:51 PM

 

I am looking more for a note journal to quickly take daily notes/tasks/photos with rich text editing capabilities.  Basically, something like Evernote but with separate files for each note which are compatible with X1 search.  I just tried Notebooks and it does look promising but I find its note editing a bit limited.  For instance, you cant just paste a photo inline but you have to insert it from the menu.  Anything similar but with more editing features?  Thanks for the suggestions.

 


Posted by MadaboutDana
Jul 30, 2015 at 01:29 PM

 

I seem to remember that AM-Notebook stores notes etc. as separate files, although my failing memory (of all things Windows-related) isn’t absolutely reliable on this score. The app certainly meets all your other criteria.

You can find AM-Notebook here: http://www.aignes.com/notebook.htm

There’s a free “Lite” version if you want to experiment with it.

Of course you could simply use WordPad (although it doesn’t support tables).

Also quite powerful, and open-source, is KeepNote, that stores files in separate folders in HTML format (http://keepnote.org//). It doesn’t support tables, however (at least, it didn’t when I last looked, although I think you can insert tables if you’re prepared to fiddle about with HTML, and I seem to remember you can paste tables into it).

Cheers,
Bill

 


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