I am always interested in PIMs (Personal Information Managers), so my thanks to @rjbull
for the heads-up to this when it was previously a BDJ offer. I have just downloaded and installed Aml Pages Notes Organiser from: Giveaway of the Day - Aml Pages 9.35
(My system is Win7-64 Home Premium on a laptop with an Intel i7 CPU.)
Re: General brainstorming for Note-taking softwareMy view so far:
Just when you thought this thread was safely dead, jumps up again. There's yet another one that doesn't seem to have been mentioned on DC: Aml Pages.
Aml Pages is tree-structured notes organizer for Windows. It contains all your notes, information, web pages, passwords, URL-address in the form of a tree, so you can quickly find what you need. The Aml Pages can easily save web pages (or fragments) from the Internet and provides a sticky for quick notes. Manage megatons of your notes with ease at work and at home.Found from a Bits du Jour e-mail about a future promotion of it: Bits du Jour - Aml Pages Home License.
Support plain text, rich text and web pages, tables and figures, attachments, and many plug-ins for expansion features. At any moment you can instantly record the important information in a sticky note, not looking up from the important cases.
Aml Pages allows you to store absolutely any information in its database: texts, images, screenshots, files, URLs and etc. Moreover, you can store both links to files and files themselves.
I don't know how it's considered better/different than the multitude of similar programs, and have asked in the Bits promotion. I also asked about import/export, tired of being locked into proprietary formats.
I had given this PIM a cursory trial a year or so ago, and discarded it as not yet ready for primetime.
This version looks
like it could be a very interesting and potentially useful PIM - if it worked. It uses proprietary and third-party (user) Plug-ins - which is unusual for a PIM, in my experience.
However, in use, it seems rather unintuitive (to me), and it is rather buggy - for example, these kept occurring:
Maybe it has a conflict with some other installed process. I don't know. I shall keep it and await updates (updates will apparently be good for about 12 months with this GOTD offer). I'll probably not spend any more time on it otherwise.
I would be interested in reading any other thoughts from trial of this PIM by DCF members though.
There's a good FAQ
on it here: http://www.amlpages.com/faq.shtmlFeatures/benefits