Hi, yes I know this is an old topic, but my 2 cents isn't worth a whole new one.
I just had to add this really low tech approach to the txt file note approach. You keep them all in one folder and refer to other notes (works with txt and rtf or whatever) and refer to other notes by using square brackets
like this [projects.txt] as long as there's only one listed per line, then just have this script in a running autohotkey file from the same folder:
;right mouse double click---------autohotkey to launch simple filename (cursor should be on line )
If (A_PriorHotKey = A_ThisHotKey and A_TimeSincePriorHotkey < 500)
;Sleep 500 ; wait for right-click menu, fine tune for your PC
send ^c ;selects the entire line and copies it
ClipWait, .40 ; wait for the script to catch up.
linestring = %clipboard%
;find the position of the character "[", call it leftmark
bit1 = [
StringGetPos, leftmark, linestring, %bit1%
leftmark := leftmark + 2
;find the position of the character "]", call it rightmark
bit2 = ]
StringGetPos, rightmark, linestring, %bit2%
rightmark := rightmark + 1
stringlength := rightmark - leftmark
thefilename := SubStr(linestring, leftmark , stringlength)
MsgBox, 260,, the File "%thefilename%" does not exist. Create the file?
FileAppend, %thefilename%, %thefilename%
SplashTextOn, 320, 100, file created
you can even make a new file by just writing the filename in your current document inside the brackets, then right double-click and voila! there's your new file.
Sorry, no tree structure, and any of the parts of this that I wrote (I stole the right double click part from someone) are probably sloppy from a real programmers perspective, but maybe it'll be useful for someone.. :-)