After having tried many info dump programs, my favorite is InfoSelect 2007.
They also have again (after a many years hiatus) a 30 day trial version.
Pricey but in my opinion the best!
A weird old friend of mine (
) uses info select. I tried it almost for a whole week and I liked it. I don't remember what version it was though... 7, maybe???
But... I found it expensive, and not worth the move. Some quick comments on what seemed like drawbacks to me (at the time, I was looking for an "all in one" Outlook and Notetaking solution):
- Sync with palm : seemed more complicated and less reliable than my current Outlook to palm solution
- GTD implementation : not that easy to implement an easy to manage GTD system
- Calendar : compared to Outlook, the calendar is not as nice and feature full
- Drag and drop : not as intuitive and well implemented
- Pretty heavy on RAM if you have big databases
- Not great with images and graphics (I don't even know if you can store images in its data base... maybe you actlually can with the newer version...
- "Abstract" : there's a level of abstractedness to it that made me feel like every thing (my data) was... floating. OUtlook makes me feel like every bit of data has a specific and well defined spot...
- InfoSelect's searching capabilities are AMAZING : quick, fluid, and I loved how ot graphically represented your data and search results. You have to see it to understand...
- Very very flexible : you can classify and organize your data in many many different ways... In some ways, I found it almost too flexible (hence, its "abstractedness"....)
- I loved its outlining features. "Wow" is all I could say.
The "notetaking" thread has some info on Info Select. Not much though. It was "rejected" pretty early in the epuration process.
I don't think one can really compare ONeNote to Info Select : they are really two different beast.
(edit : actually, why not...
...)Info Select is very much a PIM and email program (some will say it enters the EITKS category...) program. OneNote is not exactly what you'd call a fullblown PIM... Well, I wouldn't. Even if Zaine files it under the Calendar, PIM and Outlining section...