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Last post Author Topic: WizNote (a PIM from China) - Mini-Review + Provisional User Forum  (Read 27275 times)

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Re: WizNote (a PIM from China) - Mini-Review + Provisional User Forum
« Reply #25 on: February 22, 2014, 01:37:41 PM »
One more annoyance:
When I create a new note, focus moves away from the text area, and I have to click to start writing.
Does anyone know a way to avoid this?
I have it on 'autosync'. I think it loses focus when it starts synching...

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Re: WizNote (a PIM from China) - Mini-Review + Provisional User Forum
« Reply #26 on: February 22, 2014, 03:03:43 PM »
Warning: if you use 'open note in new window' it doesn't autosave that note.
I accidentally closed a note and lost hrs of work.
'Ah, it has previous versions' I thought. Nope, it's only for VIP. I'd buy the VIP version to get back my work, but impossible not knowing the language.

Wiznote developers, can you hear your users scream from up there?

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Re: WizNote (a PIM from China) - Mini-Review + Provisional User Forum
« Reply #27 on: March 01, 2014, 11:30:12 PM »
WizNote blog posts: (translated from Chinese using Google Chrome auto-translate)
(Copied below sans embedded hyperlinks/images.)
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2014-02-28 products and services , business services

To know notebook business services 50% discount promotion
    To know notes business services in 2014 was 3 months 1 day to launch a new pay plan, we canceled the restrictions of space and the number of members of the group before the introduction of a more economical and practical "Basic Edition" and "Professional Edition", the new version of the program In terms of prices and services compare with similar products in the market with the best price, to better meet the needs of SMEs and organizations in the information management team.  For details, please visit  http://blog.wiz.cn/wiznote-biz-pricing.html

5 % discount promotion
    To thank the user to know the notes and business support services, is launching a 5% discount on the purchase policy: the 2014 3 months 1 day before the trial of all registered users of business services, before April 1, 2014 to purchase public cloud-based enterprise Edition and Professional Edition, the new program will enjoy 5 % off the purchase price. This policy is a rare concession missed! Hurry!
    Users can access the enterprise service management background, into the "service charges" page, select the product package directly to make a purchase.

    Login to know notes        Click here to open Enterprise Services
    We also adjusted the trial version of enterprise service policy experience, if you are currently a trial version of the user experience, from 3 May 1 onwards, your trial period will be adjusted to 30 days, 30 days after the trial expires, you can not add admin team members, but the user data and the client will not be affected .
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I haven't copied these two as they contain images and details that have to go together to make sense.

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Re: WizNote (a PIM from China) - Mini-Review + Provisional User Forum
« Reply #28 on: March 01, 2014, 11:34:08 PM »
...'Ah, it has previous versions' I thought. Nope, it's only for VIP. ...
Previous versions seemed to work for me when I had saved a page online and edited it and then wanted to recover an earlier version.

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Re: WizNote (a PIM from China) - Mini-Review + Provisional User Forum
« Reply #29 on: March 10, 2014, 04:21:21 PM »
I've been using this for a couple of weeks now.  This is easily the most complete notetaking solution out there currently.  It's basically what Evernote should have been before they went all v3 on our asses.  THings I love so far:
--standalone pc app (rare these days)
--mobile app
--cloud access
--everything syncs nicely (did i mention the desktop app?!!)
--no over-simplification of features, all the necessary buttons are there.
--there's really nothing it can't do

It's my new goto app on my phone for taking notes.  I still use RightNote for dumping things into, but I can already tell it's affecting my workflow there (which is a good thing, it means they are both apps I like).

It is a bit of a slow application, that's my only complaint and probably a big reason why I'll always love things like RIghtNote that are just so fast feeling.


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Re: WizNote (a PIM from China) - Mini-Review + Provisional User Forum
« Reply #30 on: March 10, 2014, 05:56:30 PM »
...It is a bit of a slow application, that's my only complaint and probably a big reason why I'll always love things like RIghtNote that are just so fast feeling.
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I noticed that it only seems to be slow for me when it is syncing or fetching from the remote server (Cloud), which is presumably located in China somewhere. I wondered whether having a VPN to a node in China might not solve that problem. I might try it and see as an experiment.
The response time will be made up of all the delays in the transaction route from the client device to the Cloud server, and back. That will include all the "hops" and all/any NSA surveillance interrupts.

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Re: WizNote (a PIM from China) - Mini-Review + Provisional User Forum
« Reply #32 on: November 20, 2014, 11:24:26 AM »
Thanks IainB for this great review.  After giving WizNote a test drive, I instantly fell in love.  The workflow is almost fits exactly what I have envisioned while outlining my dream information organizer.  However, one thing that is currently preventing me from making it my go-to note app is the enforced cloud sync.  Taking into consideration that I deal with confidential material and their servers are in China, I would love to have the option to work completely offline.  Just like you could with evernote v2.

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Re: WizNote (a PIM from China) - Mini-Review + Provisional User Forum
« Reply #33 on: November 21, 2014, 07:06:28 AM »
Yes, that Chinese Cloud dependency is a bit of a security worry - almost as bad as a US Cloud dependency (which you now know with certainty is being hacked by NSA or some other State function).   ...   

I too miss the Client-based Evernote v2 approach - though it was not as comprehensive as I would have liked. That is why I have provisionally plumped for OneNote - which can be Client-based and/or Cloud-based, plus it has encryption of discrete parts or all of a Notebook.

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Re: WizNote (a PIM from China) - Mini-Review + Provisional User Forum
« Reply #34 on: April 11, 2015, 12:56:05 AM »
Has anyone been able to get autocorrect/spelling working in English? There must be a plugin :) ?

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Re: WizNote (a PIM from China) - Mini-Review + Provisional User Forum
« Reply #35 on: April 11, 2015, 01:00:17 AM »
@motion12, looks like one can install the remote part on own server now. Pretty big deal if you ask me.
I haven't done it. Looks enterprisey.

@Ian, which is your primary notetakes now, onenote or wiznote? You have been a vocal advocate of both for a while :)

Trying to make this decision myself. I don't want to have my data on a MS server, but wiznote has no info on privacy whatsoever. Lesser of two evils? One can encrypt all notes in wiznote though. But the certificate comes from their server, so they must be able to decrypt my notes. I've been getting chinese spam lately, which can only come from a wiznote leak because it's the only chinesse product I use :(

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Re: WizNote (a PIM from China) - Mini-Review + Provisional User Forum
« Reply #36 on: April 11, 2015, 02:32:10 AM »
@urlwolf:
@motion12, looks like one can install the remote part on own server now. Pretty big deal if you ask me.
I haven't done it. Looks enterprisey.
@Ian, which is your primary notetakes now, onenote or wiznote? You have been a vocal advocate of both for a while :)
Trying to make this decision myself. ...

My response:
  • I hadn't realised that about installing the remote part of WizNote on your own server. That's very interesting.

  • My primary notetaker is currently OneNote. Though OneNote still feels to me a bit like it is in Beta test, one of its major advantages for me is the integration with MS Office 2013 products and IE. However, that is only on one laptop. I have been experiencing so many problems which seem to prohibit smooth installation on a second laptop, and MS Suoort is so silent on the problems (which are common to many other users), that I am wondering whether this isn't a cunning strategy by MS to force you onto Office 365 (which does not meet my requirements). The upshot is a lack of trust - I do not trust MS not to take advantage of me.
    I am trying to wean myself off of the legacy InfoSelect8, and migrate to OneNote, but it will probably take a while yet. Inertia.

  • WizNote is waiting in the wings there with a tad too many uncertainties/unknowns for me to make a rational decision about it. So it's wait and see.
« Last Edit: April 11, 2015, 02:37:56 AM by IainB »

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Re: WizNote (a PIM from China) - Mini-Review + Provisional User Forum
« Reply #37 on: April 11, 2015, 02:35:22 PM »
I'm going to stay with wiznote with encrypted notes. Pity because I use a wacom tablet instead of a mouse, and onenote is very good at this kind of pen notes. But everything else is weaker in onenote.