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Posted by JohnK
Dec 15, 2008 at 08:22 PM



Thanks for your thoughts on Notetab Pro. I agree that Keynote remains a competitive program, despite the fact that the latest version was released in 2003. But I feel uneasy about putting content into the proprietary database of a program that has been abandoned for five years, however stable it may be…

Above all, I share your hope for Zoot6. If I recall correctly a beta is due in January.



Posted by Francis Morrone
Dec 15, 2008 at 10:02 PM


JohnK - if I recall correctly KeyNote can be set up with virtual rtf nodes meaning that nothing is locked into a proprietary database.


Posted by JohnK
Dec 15, 2008 at 11:05 PM


Francis Morrone wrote:
>JohnK - if I recall correctly KeyNote can be set up with virtual rtf nodes meaning that
>nothing is locked into a proprietary database. 

You’re absolutely right. And virtual txt nodes as well. I had no idea. That makes it a much stronger option. Thank you.


Posted by Derek Cornish
Dec 16, 2008 at 04:26 AM



Quite a few programs will import Keynote (*.knt) files, so the proprietary aspects should not be too much of a problem - e.g.
Mybase, NoteCase Pro, Treepad, TreeDBNotes 3, GemX-TexNotes, and so on. I don’t know how well they all do this, but it’s encouraging.

I’ve probably left some more programs out. Indeed, since Keynote was once (and some people would say still is) the two-pane outliner that commercial competitors had to beat, it was in the interests of most to provide an easy pathway from Keynote to their products.

DonationCoder has a lengthy roundup of “notetaking programs” at:




Posted by Manfred
Dec 16, 2008 at 04:46 AM


I have never quite understood the fascination with footnote, but not for want of trying.

Those who are fascinated by it might profit from the fork that is being actively developed. They might want to look at this:
This project is an evolution of Tranglos Keynote (of Marek Jedlinski), with new features like:
  * Checkboxes on children of selected nodes—- Selecting checkboxes for all nodes (View/Tree Checkboxes—now View/All nodes Checkboxes) is still posible. Besides, checkboxes can be shown only on children of selected nodes (Children Checkbox)
  * Hidden nodes
    Capacity to work with hidden nodes. Nodes can be hidden in two ways:
      o Activating a mode wich automatically hides checked nodes (Show or Hide checked nodes)
      o Filtering one note’s nodes or all notes under a searching criterion (Filter Tree Note)
  * Alarms on nodes
  * Better treatment of tables

The original program can be found in http://www.tranglos.com/free/keynote.html

This project is now available in SourceForge as KeyNote - New feature:

There is a forum in:
The developer also has a blog (I think it’s in Spanish):



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