The personal database of the future?
June 21, 2013 12:37 PM Subscribe
So I've been using Evernote for a while now to organize research, projects I'm working on, collecting articles, recipes, etc. I've used Backpack in the past to organize projects and plan trips. I'm curious about possibly upcoming/newer solutions that are in this similar vein that might be more robust, have better search capabilities, etc for collecting and organizing all the information in your digital life.
What do you guys use? What comes after Evernote? What is the precursor to "Computer.. pull up all recipes that involve chicken, cheese, and cilantro." or "Computer.. all articles on Ruby on Rails relating to PostgreSQL databases." or even... "Computer.. all guitar tabs I've collected by Modest Mouse" (Who knows, maybe I just have to wait for Evernote to advance)
posted by walka to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
I went through older Ask posts and found things like MS Access, personal wikis, DEVONthink, Yojimbo, various Android apps, references to different 37signals software solutions, with posts dating back to 2008 and beyond. It seems as of now most solutions are notes collected by notebooks and tags, or notes collected by tags, or something of the sort.
Is there a program/service that lets you set data-types, for example "person" or "recipe" or "guitar tab", and assign behaviors and fields to those objects? I'd assume there's a whole slew of complexity involved with that, but that and more advanced search would be the first two steps that come to mind when envisioning the personal information management of future-times.
Obviously there are use-cases that don't come immediately to mind as well. Maybe I'm looking for a job and I want to create a dossier on each company with facts relevant to my job search, and I want sub-objects for notable people that I will be interviewing collecting my research. I know a lot of this can be accomplished with Evernote, but I'm curious if there have been any advances in making such databases more "fluid." (For some reason the notes/notebooks, although it's powerful in its simplicity, seems clunky to me)
tl;dr do you guys know of any software/services that go beyond Evernote for cataloging managing all of the information in your life?