Which Mac notes application do I need?
May 7, 2007 11:28 AM Subscribe
There are tons of Mac notes applications out there, but I've yet to find the right one for managing the notes for my book. Maybe I'm looking in the wrong places?
posted by Lauram to Computers & Internet (10 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
I want to create thousands of very small text files (small as in 4 sentences or less). I want to be able to tag each file/note with one or more of about 200 tags or keywords. Then I want to be able to search on the tags (NOT just the text in the notes). The ability to search on two tags at once (Boolean AND-style search) is essential. Searchlight-style searching is not adequate. Something that displays all this nicely would be good, and preferably not too high of a price tag or learning curve. Because I have to create so many notes, easy, automated entry of the metadata is important, too.
I've already looked at and eliminated the following: Voodoo Pad, Xpad, Notational Velocity, DevonThink & DevonNotes, KIT, Mori, Yojimbo, Circus Ponies Notebook, Journlr, myNotes, Tinderbox. Most of these don't work because they don't support tags or metadata sufficiently and the workarounds are laborious and ineffective.
The most likely candidates are Notae, which would be perfect if it didn't appear to be unstable (when using a large number of notes) and poorly supported, and Eaglefiler. But my difficulty finding an application better tailored to this use makes me think I'm looking at the wrong category entirely. I don't need a "junk drawer" note-taker, but a research-manipulator. Any suggestions?