View Full Version : Sorting out loads of Notes
06-21-2005, 03:22 AM
Ok not quite a GTD issue but I have recently started a new job which means I have loads of notes about products, software and people which I want to draw together and store in a sensible form electronically.
A few people have suggested a WIKI but I'd prefer something on a laptop without the hassles of running Apache etc.
I have thought of a mind mapping tool like Freemind but I was wondering what other people might suggest here ?
06-21-2005, 03:55 AM
Well, if you like the idea of a wiki except for the overhead, there's the GTD TiddlyWiki (http://shared.snapgrid.com/gtd_tiddlywiki.html) - it's just an HTML file.
06-21-2005, 05:10 AM
That link doesn't seem to work ?
06-21-2005, 05:54 AM
I should have checked that, sorry. Post has been corrected.
06-21-2005, 06:06 AM
Having used both wikis and mindmapping, I'd use a wiki in this case. At least for me, mindmapping works better as a planning tool, but wikis work better as reference tools. It sounds like a reference tool is what you need.
There are lots of standalone wikis and wiki-like things that don't require a web server. I use Wikidpad (http://www.jhorman.org/wikidPad/), which I like because it stores its data in plain text files with logical names.
06-25-2005, 06:16 AM
Many thanks to both of you.
Just what I was looking for :D
06-26-2005, 08:41 PM
One more suggestion for a personal WiKi is NoteStudio from DogMelon (http://www.dogmelon.com.au/ns/index.shtml). It is really, really great and has a Palm conduit for flawless synchronization. A few people have implemented GTD specifically with NoteStudio.