Desktop To-Do List: Month 3

by JL Beeken on 3-23-2012

Since January 1st, I’ve worked the desktop to-do list down to where I’ve finished some of my 2012 goals. The ones that had a ‘have-to’ feel about them. … [continued]

ActionOutline: An Alternative to OneNote

by JL Beeken on 11-13-2011

ActionOutlineI’m back to ActionOutline. I tried to use Microsoft OneNote. It didn’t work. That’s the last time I’m moving 1,000+ notes. … [continued]

OneNote: Alternative To EverNote 2

by JL Beeken on 6-22-2011

EverNote 2.2I think years from now people will still be talking about EverNote 2 as one of the best programs ever built. And I have harped on about the sheer genius of it. So, this might come as a shock. … [continued]

Someone is finally building it. My dream utility. A way to add sticky notes directly to files. Any kind of files, email, even web pages. … [continued]

Outliners: Outline Your To-Do List

by JL Beeken on 8-20-2010

ActionOutlineI decided to go looking at outliners. I’ve had one for years, ActionOutline, but it took me a long time to figure out a ‘best use’ for it. … [continued]

Dia: Draw Your Plans

by JL Beeken on 7-02-2010

DiaThis is yet another segment on organizing notes. If you need a way to draw them, try Dia.

One of the most irritating things I’ve been doing to waste computer-time is writing notes and schematics on small scraps of paper. I don’t know when this started and how long it’s gone on but it does seem like forever. … [continued]

Evernote Replacement: ActionOutline

by JL Beeken on 4-03-2010

ActionOutlineOne of the most popular queries that brings searchers to JLog is Evernote. The sub-text is often ‘software like evernote’, which makes me wonder why anyone is looking for an Evernote replacement. I have my theories. … [continued]

ThunderbirdWhile I’ve been not working on my genealogy, I came across something that delights me to no end. Lightning calendar and to-do list plugin that integrates with my Thunderbird email.

I get around 200 emails a day so I spend a lot of time there. It was so long ago I don’t remember why I switched from Outlook Express but it works well and I’d never go back. Having a calendar and t0-do list alongside my email is the perfect place for them.

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Evernote 3: When Good Software Goes Bad

by JL Beeken on 3-23-2009

EvernoteDoes anyone have a favorite notes program? All purpose note-taker, note-organizer thingamabob? I tried for the fourth time to upgrade to Evernote 3 and I still can’t get my mind around it. I don’t know what they’re imagining over there for the future but the way the recent past has been going it’s not looking good.

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Evernote 3

by JL Beeken on 9-29-2008

EverNote 3I’ve been dragging my feet about upgrading to Evernote 3. EverNote 2 is still available for download but they’ve dropped it on its head and someday it will be gone. Life without Evernote of some kind is unfathomable.

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