I can't really offer a solution -- but I am looking forward to the responses. I use Ultra Recall and OneNote. I have bits of information in Surfulater, Evernote...
As I said in another thread
, I have reached the conclusion that I am over-engineered for my needs (I am sure many people on this forum are in the same situation -- I imagine I'm not the only one who ends up using software because it's cutting edge stuff rather than based on a real need).
So I am trying to simplify. Find one quick, light, flexible, robust program to cater for all my information management needs. Easier said than done.
I thought that maybe I could live in a note-taking program (so long as it has a robust structure and global search). I am trying that out with AM-Notebook
-- a nice program, there's lots I like about it, but I think if I'm going to limit myself to one program, a simple note-taker won't be the one.
My latest mad theory is that a powerful clipboard enhancer (with basic note-taking capability) such as ClipCache Pro
might be the answer. I have used Clipcache for some time and it's become my default program for storing web snippets. The latest versions of both Clipmate and Clipcache use a decent database to store data, so they should be robust enough for long-term storage.
I'm only starting to test this idea. Certainly Clipcache captures clipboard data reliably, and it's very easy and quick to create and edit new text notes. The text editors in both Clipcache Pro and Clipmate are both very basic, but this is all about simplification...However, no tags or categories in Clipcache. Maybe a simplification too far. Clipmate has virtual folders, which is a step in the right direction. The search goes on...