There's something wrong with Mybase's advertising. I'm surprised at how few people even know about it, and it's one of the better programs out there. I think a lot the Keynote aficianados should gravitate towards Mybase more so than other programs. The reason why I stumbled across it was because I was looking at webpage capturing programs at the time. After I came across it, I realized that a good notetaking program should have a robust web-capturing capability, since there are a lot of little bits of information on the web you'll want to save. Now, there are several programs doing this, including Surfulator and Evernote. But I think in addition to the webpage capturing, Mybase's notetaking features are the most advanced and powerful. (By the way, Mybase has just released a 5.0 test version, available on their yahoo group; they seem to have added several features that people like me have been asking for). Surfulater, as far as I'm concerned, seems to be simply Mybase with fewer features.
Now, Evernote is similar to these two in that it can take notes and capture webpages, but that's where the similarity ends. Evernote is a completely different animal than anything available, and it's very subjective as far as if it's good or bad. The bottom line for me is...it's very interesting. Evernote has completely done away with the tree structure of keeping notes. Instead, you can lump notes into categories and subcategories (sort of like a tree structure). The interesting part is that besides being able to place notes in categories manually, there are ways to do it autmotically. For example, if your note contains the word "donationcoder", you can set up a category in such a way that it will automatically be included in that category. Now, the automatic category feature has very limited detection parameters right now, but you can see how promising this can be as they add more powerful parameters to it. The other extremely useful feature of Evernote is the fast filter-as-you-type search. It sits at the top of the program and all you have to do is start typing in it, and it will filter the massive list of notes in real-time until you are left with the few notes that include the word that is being typed. Not only will it actively shorten the list of notes, but it will also highlight the search word (or characters). The other quirky feature of Evernote is that it chronological "tape" navigation. There's a pane at the left side of the window which. The program keeps track of the date and time the note was entered, and if left unfiltered, the notes are displayed in chronological order. In fact, there is no other way to really organize notes. Even once they are organized in categories, the notes displayed will be in chronological order. So it is a little "inflexible" with respect to that. But then again, Evernote is approaching this notetaking software with a different philosophy, so it's simply not meant to be used in the traditional manner.