View Full Version : off topic - what is the best outliner for ppc?
02-27-2004, 07:09 AM
I read such good things here about Bonsai.
However, I own a ppc.
I didn't like listpro and now I'm using trenotes.
any suggestions for a better one?
I use Streamliner. It's the closest thing I've found to MS Word's outlining capability. (In fact, Streamliner imports/exports .rtf files, so you can pass an outline to/from MS Word).
03-01-2004, 03:54 AM
Listpro (a generic list manager) has recently had some small but significant tweaks which make a big difference. In particular, drag and drop indenting and the ability to "flatten" a file, holding the parent/child relationship in extra columns.
This means you can:
- set up a template list with columns for item, context and a three way "action/ next action" flag
- brainstorm and organise to your heart's content
- flag some of the items as actions/ next actions (one tap)
- flatten the file
- filter the next actions
- export these to a .csv for upload to outlook tasks on the desktop
OK, so I've been playing about! but I really haven't been paying enough attention to the project level of GTD, so I'm trying to trick myself to get this moving.
The tool is a bit pricy (I got it for free with an iPaq 3630 years ago and have just paid $16 for the upgrade), and some of the user interface choices are idiosyncratic. You can get product descriptions and links to reviews through
Hope this helps...
03-01-2004, 05:11 AM
Dave & FBA,
Thanks for your replies.
I've been testing both Streamliner and the new version of Listpro.
Still, I feel that Trenotes suits my needs better.
I was very impressed of Bonsai (e.g. - it's ability to automatically change the color of the next action by days remaining to due date).
But, as I said before, I don't use a palm (any more).
Guess that is another area in which ppc's software is still falling behind.