I would be very interested in any user experience/feedback/advice from members of the DC forum, relating to the use of Jello Dasboard
and MS OneNote
Because it seemed to offer some significant potential benefits as a combined PIM
(Personal Information Manager) and GTD
(Getting Things Done) tool, I have recently downloaded Jello Dasboard
and commenced trialling it, with a view to using it to replace a large part of my current dependency on the PIM Info Select
- which latter I have been a long-term user of. (Info Select is discussed elsewhere in the DC forum.)
I have also been trialling OneNote
for some time, again with a view to using it to replace a large part of my current dependency on Info Select
The thing is that Jello Dashboard
necessitates the use of Outlook
(because it is an add-on to - and integrates with Outlook), and Onenote
is definitely more useful if used in conjunction with Outlook
Though I have had MS Outlook installed on my PCs and laptops for years (it comes with MS Office), I detest using it because of the proprietary and constipated way of working that it forces on the user - though I appreciate that it has many excellent features.
So, I have avoided using Outlook except when I have been obliged to use it when working on client-owned PCs/workstations.
However, to trial Jello Dashboard, I have to use Outlook. I must overcome my distaste for the latter because the potential benefits offered by Jello would seem to be too great to ignore.
I feel sure that others will have "been there, done that" before me, and I am hoping that the user experience/feedback/advice from members of DC forum on this subject might save me some time, error and frustration and help me to avoid re-inventing the wheel in evaluating Jello and OneNote.Thanks in advance for any help you might feel able to offer.
By the way, the only useful reference I could find in a search on "Jello" in the DC forum was a brief one in a discussion Managing projects with OUTLOOK