OK, I've had it
. I've been using InfoSelect (IS) since before it was a Windows app. Don't recall the name of the DOS TSR then, though. Anyway, InfoSelect has been a primary application in my life since its inception. Until now.
The latest version, 10.x.x, totally broke almost every usage I had for IS. Formerly, there was search capability on colored text - that's gone. Formerly there was limited capability to copy both text and image(s) from another document - HTML, PDF, you name it - but that's gone ... hindered might be more accurate, since I've seen it drop from roughly 30%-40% to less than 1%, significantly less. The devs added that damned ribbon and totally destroyed a reasonably comfortable menu system, which was very
customizable. Currently there is a menu bar which, supposedly can be customized. So I spent half-an-hour customizing it when I first started using IS v10. Next time I started IS, all customizations were gone. Gave it another shot, and another thirty (30) minutes, with the same result.
I just upgraded to a new build - 70 - and lost my last month's work in the process. When I attempted to recover from internal backups, nothing was there
. So, what had been reliable in the past was, along with other things, rendered unusable. There's more, but I'd be incited to extreme profanity should I continue in this vein.
What I'd absolutely love to find is something that has the following capabilities:
- allow drag and drop from almost any other application
- record the URL of the drag and drop origin if a URL, or the title bar if a non-Web application
- record the date (and time?) of any drag and drop operation
- include images along with text in any drag and drop operation
- allow creation of individual notes interactively
- allow - but not require - a tree/outline structure (in order to pre-classify note or drag and drop entities)
There's more, of course, but that would be a good start. I'm not quite willing to trade my immortal soul - if I still have one
- but such a software would indeed be so dear to me that I might amortize it
I've been trying WikeNotes
- found it here a while back - and it does a lot of what I'd like, but still has quite a way to go, as far as automation is concerned. It holds much promise, and I suspect it'll be a primary candidate, young as it is, for my future workload. However, it's difficult to believe there's not a reasonably mature program already in existence.
IS is touted as being a personal information manager
(PIM) and it is, but that is not my primary usage for it. I've used its email capabilities in the past, off and on, but that's not a significant need. Same thing with the calendar
capabilities. I just want record keeping adequate to my needs/purposes. Some of those purposes are keeping code modules, some are aggregating data for reporting - and citing - purposes, some are for brainstorming/idea/concept purposes (much akin to a mind map, albeit non-graphical). There's also a daily journal I keep - a significant chunk of which was lost, btw - that could be kept elsewhere, but the convenience of having all this in one repository is to some degree beyond measure.