for me I could straight away see the possibilities in the sense of it being a database -
now I've never used database software, barely use office software (excel etc) so it's been, eh, interesting
figuring out SQLNotes!First example
I use it to gather song lyrics - in the simplest manner:-
Item=Title; Notes pane=Lyrics.
The beauty of it is that this info can be expanded at any time - who has sang this, if there's different versions, anything and then I can get into Pierre's "Cube" view by filtering to see what I want. That does take a bit of learning ..I've only learned the very basics but it's keeping me going
I'm now using it successfully for timekeeping for work
and keeping track of files I'm working on
I just drag a file in and it creates an "item" which is a link to that file - or I drag in 100 files, no problem.
I can keep track of what "stage" they are at and relevant details of when changed etc, whether approved etc. using columns/(fields)
This is all one could say reasonably automated -
I click here - date goes in automatically there - colour of item changes so I can tell at a glance what has been done, what need to be done and where. More details on that here
From a hierarchical point of view, everything can have more than one parent (comparable to cloning and/or tagging) -
I'm working on 50 drawing files whose "Grandparent" is USA
They have various parents depending on which State they are related to e.g. Maine, Virginia, etc
I'm preparing an invoice for work done on 20 of these files
so I copy these 20 files/items into my Invoice item
I can then sort everything e.g. first by State (original/other parent), second by item (alphabetically) or by date or whatever
I can then export as a webpage (html with expandable links showing or hiding notes related to the items) and send this along with the invoice to give very details info about work done and current progress/situation of the individual drawings
As Pierre says,
the whole programme is gradually being made more user friendly and the wiki is getting more pages regulalry
It is a beta - I think there does need to be a lot of work done on getting the practical concepts across of how to structure the info within a "Grid"/view, also on how to filter/show the info and how that is then shown depending on which viewing preferences are chosen.
If you dont understand that last bit it's because it's really a message to Pierre