Kihoalu
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Kihoalu reviewed on 11 Apr 2014
Vitamin-R is the germ of a good idea.

No one really multi-tasks, no one does thing rely concurrently. That’s a myth.

People call it “multi-tasking," but no one can capably do many things simultaneously - they are instead good bookmarkers, being able to flip or cycle between different tasks in rapid succession.

There is no real way to apply this tool to that scenario, from my experience.

If you have discrete tasks, or relatively separate tasks & can dedicate bursts of time - that is what Vitamin-R addresses.

To keep you from being over-absorbed in one task line, when others compete for your attention & HAVE to be done.

This is really an alarm clock.
It means recognizing when your time is better spent hitting the alarm & continuing on with the first task, vs assessing whether you are a point of diminishing returns & need to move on to something else that yields more progress.
[Version 2.12]


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Kihoalu replied on 11 Apr 2014
btw, I am not panning the product.

It could be extremely useful in understanding how you work & make you think about re-organizing your process where it applies to this treatment.

Trying to organize helps you understand organization & where the boundaries are.
This may help, though I haven’t been successful in using it.

That depends upon the task.
Many creative tasks do not abide by interruptions well, don’t work in fits & starts.

We live a computer-based fragmented life these days. Grasping how an overloaded computer functions, needs to be applied to people when it comes to “multi-tasking."

I find that sometimes computers hinder the ability to address multiple things nearly concurrently, because one task may bog down the machine & you have to keep checking back to see when that application becomes available again.

Eventually, checking back over & over has you dedicating too much time seeing if application A is available again.
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Kihoalu reviewed on 19 Mar 2014
Launching this:

Its a seriously basic port of OneNote with a lot of stuff missing. They should be embarrassed.

• You HAVE to create a OneDrive account to launch it.

• It wants to be online all the time & sync.

• The page colors don’t even seem to work properly.
[Version 15.0.1]



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Kihoalu reviewed on 17 Jan 2014
So far, I like it. On a half day’s use.

The interface got a facelift & they added a few features. I may have to upgrade to the Pro version upon reading the feature list.

• Added column hiding to the desktop version.
• Improved the formatting options palette.
• Can add alternate row colors to just one column.
• The sidebar can show just the bullet family (for lack of a better name) in the list by its itself.
• Added a few new template options
• Can add style themes to an outline.
• They’ve revamped linking!
• Re-added the ability to show notes in-line, or in a pane.

Too soon to rate stability.
[Version 4.0]


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Kihoalu replied on 07 Apr 2014
Update to comments, on more than a half day’s use:
Its a solid app & the changes in 4.x are worthwhile.
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Kihoalu reviewed on 15 Jan 2014
Positives: The canned icons are interesting.
If you never create your own, or have need of special icons, this can be useful for you. If you have simple diagramming needs, its pretty fast & has no real learning curve, might be good for you.

I haven’t tried creating my ones using this yet.

Hotkeys for entering text, etc is convenient & easy. Being able to switch styles is nice (though the style choices are limited). It appears to keep a version of each style.

I don’t know why people compare $200 apps to a $14 app as though they really are equivalent alternatives! There is no comparison between this & OmniGraffle by any stretch of the imagination, or even some of the alternatives people have suggested.

Honestly, I bought Diagrammix - at discount. On whim.
Then I immediately wondered why. I have better alternatives already & I’ve been reluctant after test-driving this in the past. Whim purchases (sigh).

It is fine for the discount price.
If it came to full price ($20), you can do better for the money, or very close to that $20. There is no vector option for export. That costs an extra $5 which, at full price - puts you in iDraw’s ballpark, or can be had in TouchDraw.
[Version 2.9.2]


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Kihoalu replied on 15 Jan 2014
I do have to amend the slight negative about choices:

There is a 2nd category of symbols under UML which broadens the scope.
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Kihoalu commented on 05 Jan 2014
Where is the entry for MangaStudio 5?

At rev 5, this gets to be a serious application that can be
Where is the entry for MangaStudio 5?

At rev 5, this gets to be a serious application that can be recommended. I’m not going to rate 5 in the 4x entry.

I came into 4 with high hopes, but cynicism.
I couldn’t recommend version 4, though I bought it. Unless you score it at a hefty discount, it just isn’t cutting edge in 2013: At the right discount price point, its still worth a buy.

However, version 5 is a PLAYER. What you get at the entry level is very good. 5 EX I have not tried, but the increased feature set there sounds like its a true professional tool.

You can do much of this in Photoshop, but MangaStudio is now becoming a benchmark application at a better price.

In 5, they changed muddled menu names - into a better translated function names, revamped the structure a little & in 5.03 the vector conversions make this quite nice.

I have to correct my comment about not being qualified for updates. At current writing, MS 5 is at 5.03 & the upgrades from 5.0 have been free.
I couldn’t recommend version 4, though I bought it. Unless you score it at a hefty discount, it just isn’t cutting edge in 2013: At the right discount price point, its OK & still worth a buy.

However, version 5 is a PLAYER. What you get at the entry level is very good. 5 EX I have not tried, but the increased feature set there sounds like its a true professional tool.

In 5, they changed muddled menu names - into a better translated function names, revamped the structure a little & in 5.03 the vector conversions make this quite nice.

I have to correct my comment about not being qualified for updates. At current writing, MS 5 is at 5.03 & the upgrades from 5.0 have been free.
[Version 4.2.2]



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Kihoalu reviewed on 22 Dec 2013
This is a great idea, but the implementation is clunky & it appears to be a windows port, not really a Mac app.

If you touch it - the date updates. If you back it up - be careful what you enter afterward in the same session.

Beware when updating the software to new versions which may not be backward compatible, as it can be incredibly easy to lose past versions of your dictionaries.
[Version 2.2.0]



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Kihoalu reviewed on 20 Dec 2013
Not bad for the price. Good start. They seem to be actively improving the application.

Doesn’t get in the way of creating maps too much. Could use a few more features such as more ways to attach linked arrows. Convenient enough to use.

It isn’t the most direct of the cheap mind map/charting apps, but close & some of those barely have options at all.

Exports as OPML, so you can drop it into outliners & notebooks which read OPML, such as OmniOutliner, CP Notebook.
[Version 1.2.1]


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Kihoalu replied on 20 Dec 2013
Oh yeah - and you can drop it into MindNode as well - to get a chart in that application.

Delineato doesn’t IMPORT OPML, however.
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Kihoalu reviewed on 19 Dec 2013
Features are scant in version 1. It was a OneNote viewer only.
With a much prettier interface than OneNote.

They just released Outline 2 (Dec 2013).
Which has an edit function. This vastly changes its usefulness.

I cannot verify this, because Outline no longer launches after upgrading to version 2 via the App Store.

Hope they will solve the issue promptly.
[Version 1.0]


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Kihoalu replied on 19 Dec 2013
It now works - was a simple fix.
Should be a nice app now that it edits OneNote files.
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Kihoalu reviewed on 19 Dec 2013
Correcting a comment someone made below:

you can drag a tune from iTunes just fine.

It just doesn’t get dragged into the usual launch window, it has to get dragged into the blank window intended for this.
[Version 3.0.3]



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Kihoalu reviewed on 17 Dec 2013
How many ways to take notes?
I probably have 5 or 10 on my machine. They compete for my attention.

This one is pretty good, I like it - even though I don’t use it very well. It is so convenient, it gives me another place to clutter up.

On my desktop its conveniently THERE in a flash.
Some of the others are too, but this one doesn’t go “out of sight, out of mind."
[Version 4.1]



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Kihoalu had trouble on 09 Mar 2014
Anyone else have Dropbox decide what’s best for you on restart?

I saw the comments here about the official site having a slightly newer rev - and pulled it down. Gave me some trouble so & I went back to 2.6.18.

On a reboot - the local parent folder which I had a custom name for had been re-synced & moved to the logged-in user name & renamed to “Dropbox.”

Not so sure I like an app that moves my files on its own.
[Version 2.6.18]



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