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Posted by Jon Polish
Jul 30, 2015 at 01:29 PM


TheBrain could fit your criteria. Yes, it is costly but I think the free version would work for you.

Another choice could be Scrivener. Not what it is designed for, but I think you could make it work.



Posted by MadaboutDana
Jul 30, 2015 at 02:28 PM


... although I’d hesitate to characterise Scrivener as a quick, low-impact note-taking app ;-)


Posted by Anthony
Jul 30, 2015 at 03:32 PM


Wiznote may fit the bill.
Notes are saved with .ziw extension, but actually are simple .zip files with inside the html structure. So, if you are able to instruct your X1 to read .ziw as .zip files it will index its contents.

Wiznote is like Evernote. Just better IMHO at least on Win Environment.
Drawback: like Evernote needs a cloud accounting. But you can save everthing locally afterwards.
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Posted by Jon Polish
Jul 30, 2015 at 11:41 PM


MadaboutDana wrote:
... although I’d hesitate to characterise Scrivener as a quick,
>low-impact note-taking app ;-)

True but items are stored individually as rtf files easily searched by any desktop search. Plus there is a whole bunch of meta data that can be associated with the item. Not to mention the outliner, etc.

Although I prefer WhizFolders, Scrivener definitely has its appeal.



Posted by MotionTwelve
Jul 31, 2015 at 05:24 PM


WizNote definitely is on the path to bump down Evernote from the top podium spot in the notes taking/management field.  However, having its main servers in China makes me a bit hesitant. If there was a way to make it completely offline (cloudless), I would have made the move a long time ago.  I tried to add WizNote’s .ziw to X1’s file formats but all it does is display the search results as an expanded file tree:
Not too helpful in terms of finding info. 
Also, AM-Notebook caught my eye but I believe it stores data in one database file or some native format that’s not compatible with X1.
I’ve played around with Scrivener few years back and for writing and research it’s a great tool but like MadaboutDana wrote, I would not put it in the same category as Evernote/OneNote/WizNote.
KeepNote does store notes as individual html files which is what I’m after but the fact that it hasn’t been developed for years and it’s struggling with basic features are making it less attractive.
Thanks again for all the suggestions and please keep them coming.


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