In my view rightNote = treDBnotes, but much more polished.
Unfortunately, I sent quite a lot of feedback to the dev, which he systematically ignored , and he doesn't really care for linux at all it seems.
I'm really surprised at how big the opportunity here is. There 's a huge hole in the market for something like oneNote for linux (or portable and not tied to a vendor in the files it produces!).
I haven't tried RightNotes but became interested in it from its website. I have downloaded it, but havent' installed it yet in WINE.
I wrote to the developer a few days ago and he DID reply. He said that he had many many requests for a Linux version but thought that Linux users might not be willing to pay for software. I assured him that many WOULD in fact be willing to pay for good software.
Like you mentioned, I urged the developer that the Linux market was growing daily and right now, there is a huge hole in the Linux market for a good note application. So I'm waiting for his reply. Maybe you should contact him with your/our plan?
What about Mindraider, ResearchAssistant or NoteCasePro? I think these OpenSource initiatives should be given first priority. I'm happy to help pay for their development if they remain open source. Think of how many people in developing countries (or people lacking financial resources regardless of where they live) could benefit from note-taking software. Generally, these programs run well on low-powered older computers.
(hahaha URLWOLF- that was funny! Ask Microsoft! HOHOHO. Even if they made a Linux version, I'd never go back. Plus isn't OneNote around 400 megs? My TreeDBnotes is about 7 megs!)