There is a need to be able to retain notes related to closed activities, but not have them show up in searches by default. Basically, I'm asking that a field be added to show note state (open, closed) and that the default search exclude closed notes, but allow a means to easily change to "ALL" notes should the need arise to include them in a search. Without this I get tons of unneeded notes continuing to clutter notebook views causing it to take longer to find what I'm looking for.
Most canned db type products allow the definition of a small number of user defined fields to the record definition. Many come with 6-8 in place already, and cast as 2-4 numeric, 2-4 char, 2-4 note, etc. I find my self having to attempt to use tags to flag records due to the lack of a user definable field. Although, we can put notes in the main window, it would be nice to be able to define our own notes, ad hoc in a given field so that it was visible in a column table view.