[Design] Re: Why no Note view?
rthamper at theRthDimension.org
Mon Nov 12 09:04:48 PST 2007
I've been watching the development of Chandler sporadically from the beginning,
and I'm losing interest in the product. The reason: I had hoped that Chandler
was going to be the Uber-Agenda of information storage, organization and
What I think I've been seeing developing here is a software product which is
phone-contact-task info centric rather than all-sorts-of-information-centric.
Your question "When do you want to see only Notes?" really drove this home to me
My answer to your question: All the time!
I'm a professional writer and college professor who packrats all sorts of
information. I live by my notes and my ability to find specific information
quickly. I also live by my capability to combine such information in unique and
different ways. Appointments and such are more incidental to me than the actual
information contained within an information base.
I had hoped that Chandler could take all my scattered e-mail, graphics, notes,
and standard database information and combine them in one "bin" so I could
quickly organize and recover such information. I had also hoped that the Agenda
ability for linking things together in pre-defined or new ways would also be
Right now, I rely on two products for my information storage, organization, and
retrieval needs: TreePad X Enterprise and Ultra Recall Pro. Each has its
weaknesses. Neither has old Agenda's "smart" info processing capabilities.
A Chandler without a really powerful Notes View is worthless to me. I need to
store scanned articles, graphics, text, e-mail, etc. and be able to view them as
Notes, quickly, easily, and intelligently.
Unless Chandler can provide me with capabilities which exceed those of the
products I'm already using, I won't be adopting it.
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