NotePlan 3: Has my search for the perfect productivity app come to an end?

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?

Dynalist is still my most useful productivity app

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

Using Notebooks as a daily journal

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

An old standard skeuomorph is resurrected in Notetaker 4

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

Is Tinderbox worth the expense?

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?

Using Milanote to plan and record a meeting

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