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Posted by Dominik Holenstein
Jun 18, 2008 at 08:29 AM

 

Ultra Recall will be featured on Bits du Jour (http://www.bitsdujour.com/) on the 25th June. The 62% discount is valid for both versions, standard and professional.

See:
http://www.bitsdujour.com/software/ultra-recall/

Dominik

 


Posted by Jan Rifkinson
Jun 26, 2008 at 09:51 PM

 

Am I the only one who started to think about UR’s future when I read this?

 


Posted by Daly de Gagne
Jun 26, 2008 at 09:58 PM

 

Jan, do you see it as a sign of trouble—I would have thought UR had good market share, and this is a way to increase user base rapidly. Mind you, they have done this at least once before—is that what perhaps triggers your concern.

The market may be in for a shake-up. I am thinking Zoot, now at ver. 5.1 and counting; SQL Notes that may see many, many former Ecco users changing from whatever they now use; and as I indicated just now, I am impressed with DoOrganizer—I have checked out recently a number of programs similar to DO, and DO seems to be the best.

Also, one feature DO has, that I should have mentioned, is you can split the hour into thirds, rather than just halves and quarters as most programs allow you to do. I prefer planning on a 20-minute module.

Cheers,

Daly

Jan Rifkinson wrote:
>Am I the only one who started to think about UR’s future when I read this? 

 


Posted by critStock
Jun 26, 2008 at 11:05 PM

 

Greetings! I’m new here, but I’ve been lurking quite actively.

I’m not sure why a one-day discount on Bits du Jour should make anyone worry. I agree that this is a good way to expand market share. Also, Ultra Recall has been updated regularly and recently. I’ve been using it here for a couple of weeks, after testing a number of other apps, and I’m really impressed. The real revelation came when I learned to use custom attributes and forms. I’ll post some more about my experiences soon. (I’ve also been using whizfolders for some things—more on that later, too.)

IMHO, Ultra Recall suffers from one thing only: it seriously needs more user-friendly documentation. It needs to be “activity-/goal-oriented,” instead of terminologically driven, as it is now. And there need to be flash tutorials or something. I’ve spent some time burrowing in the depths, and I’ve discovered how to do things I’ve wanted to do but couldn’t describe, as well as things I didn’t know could be done. If UR can find a way to introduce their product to scholars, writers and other people who need to manage a lot of info (who doesn’t?!), the will have a big hit on their hands.

As I say, more later. But let me just identify myself as a college professor of literature (Save the Humanatees!), researcher and writer. The app I’ve been looking for needs to let me manage references (sources), source documents in pdf and doc formats, and notes from these sources; work in foreign languages (including Russian); and outline and export writing projects.

Cheers,
critStock

 


Posted by Jan Rifkinson
Jun 27, 2008 at 12:12 AM

 

Daly de Gagne wrote:

>Jan, do you see it as a sign of trouble—I would have thought UR had good market share,
>and this is a way to increase user base rapidly. Mind you, they have done this at least
>once before—is that what perhaps triggers your concern.

Yes because it means to me that they may not have a big enough market share to offset development time/energy. They’ve been veeeeery quiet since v3.5; maybe vaca?  Just leery these days after ADM fiasco.

I believe UR is very close to the kind of good PIM/data gatherer tool that many of us have been chasing for some time. Missing pieces include a real calendar module & a few other things. From there on, it’s icing on the cake.

I don’t believe Zoot will overtake UR any time soon. OTOH, I don’t think anything does what Zoot does better. SQLNotes certainly has real possibilities but it’s another one-man show—as devoted as Pierre is.  Having said that I use a very elegant, complex & useful DAM program (images) which was—until recently—a one man show w the author still actively involved. This is the best of all solutions vs selling out to & getting lost in some monster company like what happened w Ecco.

I looked at DO again & for a daily task manager it may be good as it certainly has a lot of options but then, so does Outlook & I’m not sure what the real life differences are between the two.

I just keep insisting there is a niche for an excellent all-in-one tool. At the moment I’ve got to continue my bet on UR as I’ve got so much invested (time/effort) in it so I’m keeping my fingers crossed but my options open.

 


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