I only recently started to try out the beta version of NotePlan 3. I've been a fan of NotePlan for some time, but I never really used it extensively, and I didn't know why. All its features really appealled to me, because I have long thought the ideal app would allow you to combine notes, … Continue reading NotePlan 3: Has my search for the perfect productivity app come to an end?
Well it has been a while since I last posted, but prompted by recent comments from a reader, who is also a fan of Dynalist, I want to post this update. There have been some newish apps that have vied for the work for which I use Dynalist. I was very intrigued by Roam Research … Continue reading Dynalist is still my most useful productivity app
Tags in Notetaker 4 are inserted in a meta data column. Back in September, I wrote a review of Notetaker 4. My impression was positive overall, but I had a few reservations. One of these was that I couldn't figure out how the tag function worked. A second was I thought you could not create … Continue reading Tags in Notetaker 4
Notebooks allows you to organize your notes and journal by "notebook" (left panel). Your entries appear in the notes list (central panel). And the content of the selected note appears in the editor (right panel). In this screen shot the editor is in edit mode. Notebooks by Alfons Schmidt has been around for over 10 … Continue reading Using Notebooks as a daily journal
NoteTaker 4 gives you ample space to build page after page of outlines. For all intents and purposes, development of NoteTaker 3 ended a half dozen years ago. I assumed it was an abandoned product, but then I got word that version 4 was in the works, probably induced by the demise of its chief … Continue reading NoteTaker 4 – Initial Thoughts
A skeuomorph is a derivative object that retains nonfunctional ornamental design cues (attributes) from structures that were inherent to the original. Examples include pottery embellished with imitation rivets reminiscent of similar pots made of metal and a software calendar that imitates the appearance of binding on a paper desk calendar. (Wikipedia) (I knew there was a … Continue reading An old standard skeuomorph is resurrected in Notetaker 4
I have written before about a journaling application called Diarly (first here, then here). I really like how simple it is. I just find that it invites writing. It lacks a lot of the whistles and bells of an app like DayOne, but that's a good thing, in my opinion. With some recent releases, the … Continue reading Diarly Update
NotePlan is a terrific productivity app. I've posted before about how to use version 1 of NotePlan as a bullet journal. Version 2.0 for MacOS arrived in the App Store last week. Unlike some number-jump upgrades, this upgrade is the real deal. Take a look at the developer's blog post to see how much NotePlan has … Continue reading NotePlan 2.0 for Mac
A thread on the outlinersoftware.com forum started out as just an announcement that Tinderbox 8 had been released, but turned into a discussion (in part) about whether or not Tinderbox is worth the investment of money and time. Someone wrote the following: Tinderbox is too expensive. It looks useful and complex but it is too expensive for … Continue reading Is Tinderbox worth the expense?
Back in November I wrote about a cloud-based planner called Milanote. I continue to use this app for various purposes, but one I especially like is for planning, recording and reporting on meetings. With Milanote I create a white board for my meeting. Then I add figures to handle the various planning and recording functions … Continue reading Using Milanote to plan and record a meeting