The first line of the NoteTaker Product Description mentioned organizing your information lifestyle, your digital workstyle.
It is a bit of hyperbole to claim that any one application can do this. It would even be hyperbole to claim that any existing computer system on the planet can do this or even comes close, but that's another story.
I have relevant MAC OS X licenses for: NoteTaker, Circus Ponies NoteBook, Hog Bay Notebook, Alepin, DEVONthink, OmniOutliner, OmniGraffle, Inspiration 7.5, NovaMind, BBEdit, CopyPaste, QuicKeys, Microsoft Word, iBlog plus OS 9 licenses for MORE, IN CONTROL, InfoDepot and others SO I can choose the application that fits what I need to do. Over a period of time users acquire "experience" with what they do and don't do.
All work-people have a toolbox containing multiple tools that should somehow relate to some desired end result or purpose.
or Google: bobembry "writing tools" with the quotes
MY APPLICATION USES:
ORGANIZING THOUGHT FRAGMENTS: I use Hog Bay Notebook. Best overview. Easiest reorganization. A replacement for post-its, notes, legal pads.
Still use plain copy paper for thinking canvases which are sometimes harvested to Hog Bay Notebook. Haven't had the time to figure out which application could be used for keeping track of the structure of these canvases but maybe NovaMind visual with its document linking or Circus Ponies NoteBook. Individual thinking canvases could be either scanned or voice recognition could be used to recreate the illustration in OmniGraffle or NovaMind.
CLIPPING WEB ARTICLES: URL clipped to CopyPaste-X clip set palette. Locate print page link. Select ALL. Copy and paste in BBEdit. Run an AppleScript to clean up page. Remove excess lines. Copy into DEVONthink. I can't see any of the "notebooks" or outliners being used for large (thousands) page collections.
Moving text fragments from a source document to another document for further manipulation: QuicKeys toolbar for sending Clipping Service Keystrokes to NoteTaker or Circus Ponies NoteBook.
MANAGING DAILY WORK PLAN: Still using OS 9 IN CONTROL for master action list. Items with today's date are exported to either OmniOutliner or Hog Bay Notebook
LIFE DESIGN IDEAS: Right now I'm using Circus Ponies NoteBook may move to Hog Bay Notebook. Depending on what version 2 of Circus Ponies NoteBook adds.
WEBSITE DESIGN AND CREATION: Inspiration 7 (initial structure) and Circus Ponies NoteBook. Notebook is structured to match the site directory structure. One notebook page for each page on the site.
or Google: "bobembry studio html files" with the quotes
Other pages are added for a to do list, overall design thoughts etc
NoteTaker's section and page structure cannot be easily used here. Also its limited category system doesn't allow multiple tags. However I have used NoteTaker for site concept analysis. Copy the text for site page to a NoteTaker page then find repeated use of words or phrases.
Since this a project, Circus Ponies NoteBook works well as a project notebook.
BBEdit, Dreamweaver, OmniGraffle, OmniOutliner (for a few web pages) etc were also used.
QUICK WEB PUBLICATIONS: I have exported a couple of Circus Ponies NoteBooks to my .Mac account successfully. Tried once with an early version of NoteTaker and it didn't work, but I assume it now works.
WEBSITE EXPLORATION AND DOCUMENTATION: I've used NoteTaker for a major state university and a state's economic and community development efforts. NT worked well in this situation.
CONCEPT ANALYSIS AND CALENDARIZING: For me this initially involved typing notes into MORE and then exporting to InfoDepot for action identification. OmniOutliner could be used here.
Example: The Essential Drucker
or Google: bobembry "the essential drucker" with quotes
In later years I've scanned some books into text documents then imported individual chapters into Circus Ponies NoteBook for searching purposes. I read that Google is scanning 5 entire libraries and Amazon has search within.
In deciding which tools to use, the question of notebook vs. individual documents stored in an appropriate folder structure is worth considering.
Since almost all of mentioned applications have demos, why not give them a test drive
FOR YOUR INFO RADAR: Google: drucker "information challenges" with quotes
Adventures in time: http://homepage.mac.com/bobembry/free/