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Posted by Manfred
Dec 16, 2008 at 04:47 AM


not “footnote” but “Keynote”


Posted by Francis Morrone
Dec 16, 2008 at 05:26 AM


Manfred, the fascination is in part that when KeyNote came out there were few such programs that were both “folding” and tabbed, something that is now commonplace. But in addition, KeyNote was written by an academic/researcher/translator and I, as someone in the same broad category, found the program very elegantly and carefully thought out: virtual nodes, easy insertion of diacritical marks, and what to date is the best-implemented search function I’ve found in such a program. I am very sad that development stopped - otherwise I might still be using it. Clearly, programs such as ConnectedText (which I admire) and Zoot (which I use) far exceed KeyNote’s capabilities when it comes to the sorts of stochastic capabilities many of us now look for in notetaking programs. But KeyNote remains a superb example of a carefully thought out program written by an intelligent person for his own use.


Posted by Manfred
Dec 16, 2008 at 03:46 PM


Well, as I said, it’s MY limitation, but during the early days of KeyNote I was still using Ecco, a one-pane outliner with MUCH more powerful search capabilities. I still would prefer Ecco as an outlining application. Indeed, I would prefer any one-pane outliner over a two-pane outliner, though Treepad had some appeal for a short while.

I just thought that some people who like KeyNote might be interested in looking at the new fork (and perhaps have some influence on how it will be developed.


Posted by Derek Cornish
Dec 16, 2008 at 10:24 PM



Thanks for posting details of new developments in respect of Keynote. I would have done so myself, but after months of inaction by the SourceForge site I had assumed that nothing was ever going to happen, and gave up on it about a year or so ago. I am so glad to have been wrong about that.



Posted by JohnK
Dec 17, 2008 at 08:04 PM


Although the arrival of Zoot6 may well throw everything up in the air again, I think I have settled on using The Journal (http://www.davidrm.com/thejournal/) for writing drafts of long-ish documents. The more I play with it, the more I like it. It’s well thought out and it has excellent export options.

I was interested to find that The Journal editor uses the TRichView editing components (http://www.trichview.com/), which are also used to good advantage in AM-Notebook, another program I use regularly.


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