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SortingThoughts is a personal information and knowledge management software. It is designed to manage your thoughts such as moments of sudden inspirations, tasks, events, projects and anything else you may think of. The main aim of Sorting Thoughts is on delivering a trustworthy tool for your daily life in the knowledge-based society through security and simplicity.

The ideal tool for:

  • Organizing, Note-taking and Brainstorming
  • Personal knowledge and self management
  • Project and task planning
  • Writing a diary
  • Electronically long-term memory
Features:

What's New

Version 1.4.0:

Note: 3.5 is the version number reported in Finder; it is a reflection of the Eclipse runtime's version. The developer refers to this version of the application as 1.4.0.

New features:

  • Shortcut to complete tasks and projects
  • Shortcut to create a diary thought name

Improvements:

Requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.5 or later
  • 64-bit processor

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iSmart Member IconReview+8
iSmart
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For me it has all I need to manage my notes. It's really simple to use but also very powerful. The task management features and the auto update of changed attachments are my favorite features.

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Version 1.4.0
khoag Member IconComment+1
khoag
+1

I’m looking at Sorting Thoughts now. I’m an educator trying to figure out if your program is useful to me or not (ie. what can you offer that document pages and folders cannot). I thought the use of Gantt charts might be interesting, possibly useful, but I can find no information within the program or on your site to see how I might use or even create such charts.

Anything to offer?
Kim

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Version 1.4.0
DovTodd
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I looked up the URL, and there is an error there that Hendrik (developer) might want to fix.

I see the sentence:
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But in the accompanying image immediately below that sentence, at the far right of the blue highlighted line, you can see that the command actually says Command+K, not Ctrl+K.

DovTodd
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Sorry, the line between the arrows disappeared, so I'm including the missing quoted line again.

From the text in the URL:
To create a sub thought, you can use the context menu action 'Create sub thought...' or the related keyboard shortcut Ctrl+K.

DogGuy Member IconReview+1
DogGuy
+1

Whilst the premise of the idea is sound I have become a little more mercenary regarding the trialling of new software.
I couldn't install this readily onto my macbook in 3 tries and therefore gave up.

The developers website is easy enough to use though, and there certainly was a code provided to allow full 30 day access.

Was very interested in the Gantt chart as an alternative to using Omni's well executed yet highly overpriced offering (it doesn't interface with OmniFocus so what is the point?).

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Version 1.4.0
0815mac Member IconReview+14
0815mac
+2

The new task management features are really useful. I like the project Gantt chart and the new icons. That is exactly what I want to use.

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Version 1.2.0
Anon-Bud Member IconReview+599
Anon-Bud
+4

No wikis? Can't click directly on a link but have to go to the links page to find the link and then click on it? Really? After quite a long time trying to find out if I was missing something, nope. If you create a link, you cannot open that link directly. You have to go to the links page, find the link you want and click on that!

Too Windows-like as well. I am a Mac person. I want my Mac apps to act, look, and feel like a Mac app. If I wanted Windows I would've bought a Windows computer.

No command-z
No command-s [and, btw- you have to manually click the save icon before any links that you've created even show up!]

No buy.

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Version 1.2.0
Hendrik Ebel (Developer)
+6

Thanks for you impulsively thoughts about Sorting Thoughts. That is indeed very helpful. But some of your remarks are unfortunately not correct.

To open a link you must press the command key and click on the link, that's all. More information about the linking feature can you find here: http://www.sorting-thoughts.de/wiki/display/docen/Linking

The save shortcut with command + s works very well for me. You don't must click manually the save icon. Maybe you use a different keyboard layout? If you use a none standard US layout, please let me know. That will help to reproduce the bug. Btw, all keyboard shortcuts are listed here: http://www.sorting-thoughts.de/wiki/display/docen/Keyboard+Shortcuts

The undo / redo feature is currently disabled and I'm agree with you that is really sad. It is a big point on my ToDo list and I hope I can enabled this feature in one of the next versions.

Anon-Bud
+3

Sorry to say this, but I could in no way get the command-click to work. Sorry. the only way I could get a link to open was to go to the links page and double click on the link. Anyway, no other app I am familiar with makes you do a command-click to open a link.

And-- sorry again-- the command-s also does not work. I have a standard keyboard layout and tried t save using command-s and nothing happened. The only way to save was by clicking on the little save icon.

I would not have posted these comments if they were not true for me. I stand by my original post.

0815mac
+2

I have no problems with the command+s shortcut - it works very well. Maybe you confuse the command key with the control key. Who knows?

Prince_Isaac
+0

Anon-Bud has a good point WRT the link situation. I find it extremely difficult to go from the standard "right-click" to hover the cursor over a link, press down the cmd key, then click the mouse. It's not intuitive at all. Unfortunately right-clicking in the thought window brings up a contextual menu that mirrors the option in the toolbar below the name of the though (ie Bold, Italic, etc). I guess I'm too jaded to accept this cmd-click process when just about any other Mac writing application that has a specified hyperlink lets you simply click on the link without extra and unconventional keypresses.

@Anon-Bud: I totally agree with your Windows sentiments. When apps look like this, I get the creeps and think that it's just a port, and there will be all sorts of non-Mac inconsistencies in it.

@0815Mac: It's highly improbably that anyone who is Mac-only would confuse the CMD key with the CTRL key.

0815mac Member IconReview+14
0815mac
+3

Over 900 downloads here and no relevant review. I think it's time for a review. I use Sorting Thoughts since version 1.0.0 and I find it's really useful. The name fits perfect and you can easily sort your thoughts with this tool. I use it to collect my daily notes and to writing travel diaries. I put bookmarks, articles, photos, documents and reading notes in it. In the end it helps me to manage myself.

The thought concept with the thought tree, linking and tagging feature is ideal for this job. A thought in the concept of Sorting Thoughts is a textual entry in an encrypted database. Currently, it exist four different types of thoughts: simple, projects, tasks and events. Since version 1.1.0 it is possible to attach files to a thought. This is my favorite feature. So I can collect and manage my documents in Sorting Thoughts and add photos to my travel diaries.

Here are my pros and cons of Sorting Thoughts.

Light:
- clean interface (very simple to use)
- encrypted and cloudless (ideal for private stuff)
- available for Mac and Windows (so I can use it at home and at work)
- Android and webOS app are available (also for HP TouchPad)
- developer is friendly and gives helpful support (thanks again for that :)

Shadow:
- task planning is too simple (it is not possible to filter tasks)
- mobile apps supports only simple text thoughts (no tasks and projects)
- no iOS app available

Summary:
I can highly recommend this tool. If you collect private data and you don't want put it in a cloud, this tool is yours.

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Version 1.1.0
Hendrik Ebel (Developer)
+3

Thanks, nice review :-) The version 1.2.0 brings new features to improve your task management with Sorting Thoughts. For example, editable project Gantt charts, "show next tasks" filter and state-based icons. I hope you find it useful.

Notimetoulouse Member IconComment+32
Notimetoulouse
+1

The download is for OSX 10.5, not 10.4 as stated above, but if you visit the developers site, he has a download for 10.4 there for us.

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Version 1.0.2
iSmart Member IconReview+8
iSmart
+2

I wish me more features, but otherwise a very useful tool.

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Version 3.5
0815mac Member IconReview+14
0815mac
+1

It's very useful. I like the thought concept. The only thing I miss is to attach files to a thought.

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Version 3.5
0815mac
+3

I see! An attachment feature is planned according to: http://www.slideshare.net/hebel/sorting-thoughtsproductpresentation

0815mac
+1

Yea, finally attachments 5 stars from me :)

Islandmike Member IconComment+24
Islandmike
+5

If you email the developer he will send you a code to allow full functionality for 30 days. In my case very helpful as I wanted to check out how it handled tasks, which by default are disabled without a purchased serial number. The developer responded within moments -- a very good sign. He was also cordial and helpful. And then gave a code -- all very positive!

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Version 3.5
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Tdubendorf
Version 1.4.0
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Holger2012
Version 1.4.0
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iSmart
Version 1.2.0
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iSmart
Version 1.0.1
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Downloads 3,560
Version Downloads 1,811
License Shareware
Date 29 Nov 2012
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price $39.95
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