Note Studio
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Wiki-based note tracking tool.   Demo ($39.95)
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Note Studio is a wiki-based tool that can be used for a wide variety of tasks including property management, personal logs, business documentation, writing a Web site, or implementing a GTD System. It is a very flexible tool, and you are bound to find something that makes it essential for you.

In your life and your organisation, there is so much information to keep on top of. Note Studio allows you to create notebooks for this task. Pages in these notebooks can be linked together, just like Web pages on the internet.

But there are many things you can do with Note
What's New
Version 3.1.1: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.3 or later






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raddle reviewed on 14 Aug 2006
I have registered the Mac-Palm version, and yes, it works - though it's not yet rocking my world.

The issues are mainly cosmetic - the Mac app looks disconcertingly like Windows 98, and there should be a preference to turn on automatic backups every time you quit, so you don't have to hit return twice to confirm this every single time. I can't get the 5-way on my Treo to do anything much, either (though this release is supposed to fix that), which makes navigating around the Palm app a far more stylus-centred experience than it should be. The markup language is useful, but it's a shame to have to add wiki links manually - and flipping back and forth between edit and normal modes is cumbersome and breaks the flow.

Requests:

1) Get the Treo 5-way working properly, so you can use the button to go back or home or enter/leave edit mode.
2) Give the Mac app a rework so it at least looks Panther, preferably Tiger, and think a little more about some of the interface elements.
3) Keep the markup but allow live editing and automatic wiki-spotting.
4) It's really kinda pricey.

Bottom line, the Palm app is good. The Mac app, while definitely usable, is so far off VoodooPad's functionality that it's hard to commit to, even for basic lists. I'll keep persevering for the time being though, as the Mac/Palm syncing of wiki notes really is a boon...
[Version 3.3.2]


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Anon-Bud commented on 23 Jul 2006
I tend not to trust installation packages which do not allow for deinstalls.

Was interested in seeing how this app stacked up against VooDooPad, which I’ve been using for many years and is an excellent wiki notepad with so much more.

Cannot get this app to launch, so I can’t test anything. Too bad, as it looked very interesting and appears to offer features I may want!

Oh well.....
Do yourself a favor and try VooDooPad. It rocks and doesn’t install via a package, just drag and drop!
[Version 3.3.1]


burypromote

+6

hardcat reviewed on 09 Apr 2006
For several days I have been trying out Note Studio which I believe has recently been coded for Macs, It has been around awhile for that other OS.

Note studio is designed for taking notes and apart from basic formating, bullets and simple tables, that is all the developer intends. For note taking this is a sound approach. Notes can be taken quickly and without being diverted by a host of formating and other gizmos.

Note Studio is a Mac application and if required users can purchase a complete package including a Palm Note Studio which syncs with it's desktop companion.

Note Studio is a Wiki type application. Pages are linked and one can quickly and very easily set up Notes that link together and are easy to navigate through.

I am very impressed with this application. It is good to see that Mac software is supporting Palms. Too many PIMs are exporting to iPods which it seems is easy to implement. The iPod is a great music player but it isn't a PDA. Information exported to it is passive.... One can read it but that is your lot.

Using Note Studio I can maintain notes on my iBook , sync them to my Palm Note Studio and I can read, write, add, delete notes as required.

I wish more developers would consider supporting PDAs. The Missing Sync, which Note Studio uses is excellent, and another example of Macs and Palms working together.

So this software gets top marks from me. Will I buy it? Ummmh not sure.

The developer's site looks good. There are informative videos online to demonstrate Note Studio's capabilities. And there is also a Forum. This is where I am getting cold feet.

The forum doesn't seem to be well maintained and many questions asked by members are often not responded to by the developer. There are also some evidence that support for purchased software may not be to the standard I am looking for. I tried to join the Forum but didn't recieve an e-mail to complete the joining process. Which contrast to others who have and have left Daft messages on the forum which haven't been removed.

I like this software as I outlined above. A major decision in buying software is the impression I get from the developer's site. In this instance it isn't good... The forum has put me off (That's a first). The site demonstrates the capabilities of Note Studio using GTD. Perhaps the developer might want to include addressing the forum and participating in it in his GTD system.

I hope this software does well, it looks good and is great to use. I give top high marks for the software but urge the developer to review the forum content/use.
[Version 3.1.1]


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Downloads:4,782
Version Downloads:115
Type:Business : Personal Info Managers
License:Demo
Date:10 Aug 2006
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price: $39.95
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Note Studio is a wiki-based tool that can be used for a wide variety of tasks including property management, personal logs, business documentation, writing a Web site, or implementing a GTD System. It is a very flexible tool, and you are bound to find something that makes it essential for you.

In your life and your organisation, there is so much information to keep on top of. Note Studio allows you to create notebooks for this task. Pages in these notebooks can be linked together, just like Web pages on the internet.

But there are many things you can do with Note Studio that are not possible with ordinary notebooks:

  • modify your notes - re-arrange the pages, and reorganise your notes whenever you like
  • publish your notes onto the Internet
  • share notebooks with others over a network
  • search quickly through all your notebooks in a fraction of a second
  • carry them everywhere (on a laptop, or Palm device)
  • encrypt them, so sensitive data is not available to others.


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