« on: April 21, 2008, 07:11 PM »
Evernote is sweet for webclipping especially if you have the usb sych version. There seems to be a lot of concern, however, about v3.x, and the direction things are taking. The main problem with Evernote 2.2 is that it needs an optional tree structure IMHO. This would make it formidably powerful. Actually, then it would start to approach the power of InfoSelect. I was going to say that InfoSelect is currently offering trial versions of their program, which is something new; so, if you haven't had a chance to run it give it a shot. Personally, I've searched high and low and there's nothing that comes close to its power, at least for text based free database style work. They have smartfolders, similar to Evernote's automatic tagging feature, and you can of course manually tag stuff and filter it into views. They also have contexts so that you can save states of the program to come back to. There's a lot of amazing features. To give you an example, I can break up a document by putting in a couple of marks and running a command. I haven't seen that in any other program. Joining notes. Simple. What I like most about the program is the ability of it to imitate working with index cards. Basically you can float any number of windows around, even outside the program itself. It's not perfect, but for working with text it's the most powerful thing out there. Mybase is pretty cool, but I couldn't even import a .doc file. No offense to the developer. They are doing a brilliant job. It's very promising, but many of the things that I'm looking for are already there in InfoSelect. It is pricey, but so is Endnote and other specialty programs in this category. I personally thought that this program was dismissed too readily in this thread because it did more than just manage notes and clips, but that's just arbitrary. I don't use the email facilty, nor the newsgroups, but they look great. It's not a hugely gooey piece of software. It's interface is utilitarian to be sure. I was curious about Whizfolders, which someone on 43Folders called "the poor man's Infosect", but I don't see any ability to filter information, which is the whole point for a text information manager. If I just want to write my document in an outline format, I can do that in Word's Outline view, which is incredibly powerful. UltraRecall looks cool too, but I find the inability to float windows a serious limitation. Anyhow, no offense to any of the developers, but I think InfoSelect is really worth checking out.