So Google stopping development for Notebook is big news lately and everyone's looking at UberNote or EverNote as the prime suspect and Mashable has created a list of alternatives here
(I'm a fan of Helipad's markdown formatting myself though the size allocated is small) but I think there's two services that's not quite being noticed here.
Alone, they aren't enough but together I think there's some potential market here, not much different from when Remember the Milk took to-do lists by storm. I don't know how to program and code so I'm just posting this combination up here:
ManageMyIdeas + Snipdhttp://www.snipd.com/
Snipd not only has superior clipping to ClipMarks and Google Notebook by only needing a bookmarklet but it's KISS as web clipping can be.http://www.managemyi...eas.com/welcome.aspx
ManageMyIdeas not only has a more minimalistic interface than Notebook but it gets alot of ideas right by allowing a demo login where you can easily see how it has some pros over Notebook as a pure text notetaker but it sheds away all the document editing stuff that slow down Google's Notebook. Sadly the service is abandoned and it probably couldn't gain much traction with a name such as ManageMyIdeas.
I might be wrong though and most of you may feel this is a horrible money making idea but I think the key to online notetaking apps is to create a small enough basic application like this, have an API and let the twitter-like developers hack the rest.
Probably some other overkill stuff I think that would help pump the app would be:
1) ShareTabs capability
2) Flowgram/Slideshare integration
3) Diigo/Delicious/Simpy sync and export
4) Keyboard Shortcuts
5) RTM/Toodledo/Todoist integration
6) Google Notebook importer
7) Export Options
In general though, I think it just needs to be fast and stable at this point and not stay in closed beta for an eternity to raise some eyebrows.