Welcome Guest.   Make a donation to an author on the site December 20, 2014, 01:20:13 AM  *

Please login or register.
Or did you miss your validation email?


Login with username and password (forgot your password?)
Why not become a lifetime supporting member of the site with a one-time donation of any amount? Your donation entitles you to a ton of additional benefits, including access to exclusive discounts and downloads, the ability to enter monthly free software drawings, and a single non-expiring license key for all of our programs.


You must sign up here before you can post and access some areas of the site. Registration is totally free and confidential.
 
Your Support Funds this Site: View the Supporter Yearbook.
   
   Forum Home   Thread Marks Chat! Downloads Search Login Register  
Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Reply  |  New Topic  |  Print  
Author Topic: IDEA: Index Card System Organization  (Read 3724 times)
mahesh2k
Supporting Member
**
Posts: 1,409



see users location on a map View Profile WWW Give some DonationCredits to this forum member
« on: March 01, 2011, 11:10:48 AM »

I found mouser's index card system very effective but the problem is that there is no software version for it. I think it is possible to code it in simple way but with OCD mind here i have hard time doing that.

Anyone here know similar software or can point to such system ? :-)
Logged
skwire
Global Moderator
*****
Posts: 4,180



Another Coding Snack request? Om nom nom...

see users location on a map View Profile WWW Give some DonationCredits to this forum member
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2011, 11:15:15 AM »

Isn't one of the main points of his system that it's not software?  I could be wrong...
Logged

mouser
First Author
Administrator
*****
Posts: 33,786



see users location on a map View Profile WWW Read user's biography. Give some DonationCredits to this forum member
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2011, 11:21:43 AM »

Well as i've written, i find having physical cards i an manipulate essential.

But there is a serious price to pay for not having the cards in software form that can be searched, etc.

I've been wondering if there wasn't some way to reconcile the two -- like a software version that can be used to print out the "current" set of cards you are working on in the near future for physical handling.
Logged
Paul Keith
Member
**
Posts: 1,982


see users location on a map View Profile WWW Read user's biography. Give some DonationCredits to this forum member
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2011, 11:27:30 AM »

It depends on your needs. Also, yes, mouser's specific system is that it can't be software although that can be cheated. All you really need to do is have a peripheral that prints out index cards in a handwritten font but that's easier said than done.

Anyways, to be specific:

If all you really need are index cards then something like:



Scriveners Cork Board can work

or...



app's preferred tool, Notezilla allows you to have an overview.

If you need something much more like a single screenshot, there's



SuperNoteCard.

If it's all input then there are applications like Anuran which functions more like diary and well...it's all too big.

Mouser's system is really something that can be imported in tons of software easily.

The core weakness of software is that you have to have it on-hand and it needs to be as snappy when inputting the entries.

That's just not possible even with tablets. The closest thing to that kind of system is to have index cards and then scan them into Evernote.

Edit:

If you're just looking for a print unto paper system, here's how Goalscape makes it look when you export it into pdf or print it out directly:



It's far from perfect but it is customizable and it releases the items in card based size.
« Last Edit: March 01, 2011, 11:42:42 AM by Paul Keith » Logged

<reserve space for the day DC can auto-generate your signature from your personal PopUp Wisdom quotes>
mahesh2k
Supporting Member
**
Posts: 1,409



see users location on a map View Profile WWW Give some DonationCredits to this forum member
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2011, 11:43:09 AM »

Ah scriveners is close to mouser's index system.  Let me check it out. thumbs up
Logged
Paul Keith
Member
**
Posts: 1,982


see users location on a map View Profile WWW Read user's biography. Give some DonationCredits to this forum member
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2011, 11:48:58 AM »

Ok then. If that's what you need, here are the scrivener alternatives I know of, in case scrivener doesn't work out.

Btw for those who haven't heard, Scrivener is available in Windows as public beta: http://www.literatureandl....com/scrivenerforwindows/

Anyways, the alternatives:

Lyx Outline - urlwolf personally uses this based on what I recall in another topic, might want to ask him about this.

WritingOutliner Add-in for Word

There are others but they often fall more towards storyboards and also, I haven't personally used any of these beyond a cursory glance.

Logged

<reserve space for the day DC can auto-generate your signature from your personal PopUp Wisdom quotes>
mahesh2k
Supporting Member
**
Posts: 1,409



see users location on a map View Profile WWW Give some DonationCredits to this forum member
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2011, 01:36:15 PM »

Thanks paul for the alternatives.  thumbs up

Scrivener is taking a lot of time to download for me. So i was looking for alternatives anyway.  Grin
Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Reply  |  New Topic  |  Print  
 
Jump to:  
   Forum Home   Thread Marks Chat! Downloads Search Login Register  

DonationCoder.com | About Us
DonationCoder.com Forum | Powered by SMF
[ Page time: 0.037s | Server load: 0.1 ]