ctishman 0 Posted November 21, 2012 Share Posted November 21, 2012 So this has been rattling around in my head for a long while now, and if I've thought of it, I'm sure somebody smarter has thought of it first, but I couldn't find more than a few dissatisfied grumblings here and there, some of which are my own.We've got Evernote versions for food, for blogging, for friends, for drawing, for many things, but there isn't a really good note-taking solution aimed squarely at the scientists, engineers, tradespeople, technicians and students of the sciences. There are programs that go halfway, even those that do a decent job, but I've yet to find one built with our specific needs in mind, and what I'd like to do is formalize ideas for such a program and put them somewhere centralized -- a wish-list for a dream version of the program, due out approximately never.Add your suggestions!EvernoteTechnical Wish List1) More robust text input. This is a big one for me, as I'm taking notes for my EET program at the moment, and keep running into situations where I just wish I could do what I wanted to with Evernote, but the program doesn't do that. In particular:Superscript/Subscript (Baseline changes) in the OS clients. I use these all day long, all the time, and when I want to enter one, I have to save my note, sync it, log into the website, click the little subscript button and click back out again. It'd be so much better just to click the button in the program.Equation Editor or TeX support. This is sort of rolled into the one above, but would be a real boon to those of us writing formulas and such as part of our daily work.2) Citation Support. APA/MLA/Turabian, etc. The ability to carry your notebook or iPhone into a library and take down information about sources for later reference or inclusion in a bibliography would be invaluable to me. We don't need EndNote-style full freight citation and bibliography generation, just a way to take down info in a more organized fashion.3) Wolfram Integration. This is sort of a far-off dreamland idea, but roundtripping information to/from Alpha would be awesome. It'd offload a lot of the hardcore scientific stuff on a company who specializes in doing that as well as driving them traffic and exposure.What else've you all got? Link to comment
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