Where you say "...the results are displayed with context; they are better than how onenote does it", do you mean how Win7 indexes the OneNotes Notebooks' content documents for search? I thought that worked the same - i.e., not differently, so neither better nor worse.
By 'in context' I mean that you can see a few words before and after the match. Explorer does this. Onenote does not.
I've found a killer notetaker: wiznote
. Chinesse-only website, but chrome does a decent work translating it.
It does many things right:
- Security. Notes encrypted locally before sending it to server-
- Very flexible interface (2/3 columns)
- Android app that beats even onenote
- good paste from web, with url included next to the paste (like onenote)
- Can publish to blog straight (!)
- Very clean Html. Beats word, gdocs. No inline css.
- Word count. Press 'i' icon, then details
- Very flexible tree, you can disable showing notes in subfolders (Apple-styple only one level deep)
- Export is not an afterthought.
- Live search, highlights matches, shows small window of context (like rightnote, evernote). Beats onenote
- Web access (www.wiz.cn), in chinesse
- Autolink urls
- Beats any local wiki, no silly formatting, all wysiwyg
- Can add a note without opening main app (like cintanotes)
- Saves version history, for free (only in paid evernote)
- Can set paragraph line height (1.5x improves readability)
- Multi-search match highlights
And many things wrong:
- No autocapitalization of sentences
- Fonts kind of suck; no cleartype, no smoothing whatsoever. As horrible as office 2013.
- Have to get out of edit mode to search
- Changing from one note to another is slow (subsecond, but slow)
- Not easy to move with kb on the right side tree
- No spellcheck
The font problem is really worrying. If history is of any use, things that happen in office eventually spread to other apps (eg ribbon). Office 2013 ditches cleartype, and uses fonts that are unreadable on a desktop screen. I have an IFP 27' monitor, so I cannot blame it for bad quality (same as the ones apple use on the imac). The excuse is that the new font rendering is better for tablets.
It's scary how MS seems to be giving the finger to desktop users. Apple seems to be pissing off their more serious users too, moving tablet features into OSX. At the end anybody actually doing work and producing content will have to move to linux
Wiznote simply uses a component provided by MS for font rendering, and botches the entire font rendering thing.
But I still think I'll use it.