I have been trying to find an application that, in a nutshell, acts as a virtual spiral notebook on my desktop that I can use to take notes and jot down my findings as I do my genealogy research. It must:
- be very simple to type text into
- add cut ‘n paste snippets from online sites
- allow images as I fnd them
- BE FREE
- reside on my desktop- no internet access required
- no storage limits (except by my hard drive size)
In a perfect world…APPARENTLY!
I have spent the last 2 days Googling, downloading, trying, rejecting.
TiddlyWiki seems to be the closest, but what a pain in the backside! Very confusing, not very image-friendly. I have tried it in the past and upgraded to the latest version yesterday, which had fixed several of the problems I had run into, but still not easy to add images to.
Zim is similar to TiddlyWiki, but not nearly as versatile. Very little in the way of documentation avaiable- not user-friendly!
Several other wiki-type apps, none were what I’m looking for.
Online possibilites include Ubernote and Springnote. Both work ok, but I want SOMETHING ON MY DESKTOP! Neither has unlimited storage. I don’t want to suddenly find myself up against a wall!
A third option is to set up a WordPress blog as a notebook. Easy to add images to, at least.
Looks like I’ll go with SpringNote- but I still want something DESKTOP!