I came across this user comment on VersionTracker re Notebook from Circusponies http://www.circusponies.com/safari.aspx :
NoteBook and DEVONthink complement each other well ???
How to manage this information? I think I’ve tried every organizer, outliner and document database application for Macs.
The winners are NoteBook and DEVONthink, which complement each other beautifully.
NoteBook holds my daily journals, notes and article drafts. Everything is indexed for fast searches – not only words, but keywords, highlighted items and creation or edit date. For example, if I think an item might be a good topic for an article, I label it with a custom keyword – a great memory aid. Later, I can come back to the labeled cell and start writing the article within NoteBook. (NoteBook has a neat View option, focus on selected cell, that let’s me display just the outline I’m working on.)
DEVONthink is my big, smart document database. It holds many thousands of pages of reference material. Not only are searches amazingly fast and flexible, but DEVONthink can suggest similar items, alternative terms and lots of other knowledge mining assistance features. I wouldn’t drop a 252-page PDF document into NoteBook, but my DEVONthink database contains items that big or bigger (I use TextLightning, so that I can see the RTF text search results).
I often use NoteBook as my ‘front end’ to DEVONthink. I can initiate DEVONthink searches from within NoteBook via OS Services. Likewise, from within DEVONthink, I can send text clippings (for example, quotes or bibliographic material) directly to NoteBook. And NoteBook holds my notes and comments arising from looking at material in DEVONthink. Through OS X Services, there’s a wonderful synergy.
Jayson Adams, the programmer of NoteBook, is extremely responsive and helpful. I wanted to be able to reference external files without including them in NoteBook. Jayson suggested using path URLs, which works great not only in NoteBook, but also in DEVONthink.
re the above I haven’t yet tried Notebook, but am wondering if it contains anything which I don’t already have in DevonNote ? Presumably I could use Devon Note with Devon Think in a similar combination ? Does DevonNote have anything extra which is NOT included in Notebook?
I don’t want to multiply the Notetaking software ( on my Mac G5 running Panther OSX )
Any comments or suggestions would be appreciated