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OK - Aretha Franklin fan here (which should get you a brain worm of those tunes for an hour or two...). Much respect to Heather Wilde, who has an daily news feed about Evernote which tipped me to this video - and also respect to Francesco D'Alessio of Keep Productive Now for backtracking (a little) on his recently very negative views of Evernote.
One third party app that didn't get a lot of love (apparently) is/ was Microsoft Cache - an "Evernote-Keep" competitor launched as a Garage project last year. It may be evidence of the difficulty of creating a competitive product in this market that Cache is being closed down... http://www.cio.com/article/3159672/windows/microsoft-kills-cache-its-note-taking-experiment-with-evernote-google-keep-aspirations.html "When Microsoft launched its Cache note-taking experiment last year, we hoped it could become Microsoft’s version of Google Keep, if Microsoft devoted enough resources to it. Sadly, that’s not the case. In a note to users, Microsoft said Thursday that it would shut down Cache at the end of February, and would no longer market it as a standalone service."
I run a development team and we've tried a few different project tracking systems. Currently we're using evernote. Actually it's just me using evernote to track our projects, assign tasks, and keep a handle on the dev schedule. We need to expand this so that our entire team is able to communicate and work within the system. Evernote works for keeping a queue of my projects, updating major enhancements, testing results, posting details, etc.. However, it doesn't provide a good way for daily communication about a project to get archived. We were considering a possible Evernote/HipChat/Zapier solution but it's still a little lacking. The plan is to... 1. Create project in Evernote, type in all the details, scope, team members, arvhice the spec. 2. Create a room in HipChat for the project. 3. Share this Note out to everyone, read only 4. All communication about this project form this point on happens in the HipChat Room 5 Create a Zapier that updates our Evernote with all hipChat messages (this works great) 6. When a project is completed we archive the HipChat room and move our Note to the Completed Projects Notebook So this is a decent plan but we have a lot of small projects and it will take a lot of work for me to keep a system like this up and running. It needs to be really simple for the project team and nothing is simpler than hipchat interface and simple updating/file sharing right in there. But the set up of each and every project is where I'm having a problem. I was hoping when I created a new EN Note with a specific Tag (Project) that I could use that as a Zapier trigger to create a new HipChat room. There is no HipChat action in Zapier (or IFTTT) that allow you to create a New room, only add messages to an existing room or update a Room Topic. Also there are no triggers to close a room when I change a Note tag or change a Note tag when I Archive a room. So while my system will work it's very manual. I tried looking at Work Chat but the problem with work chat is that it's a huge all or nothing chat window. I need a stand alone communication sandbox for each project. So I would need a chat thread for each project. Work Chat is one giant thread. I can't have a huge chat thread where all projects are being communicated about at once. I can't just share out the notes because EN doesn't really fit our scheme that way either. I can share out a Notebook but not a specific Note, or even better a specific Tag. I wish when I entered a developers tag to a Note it was then shared to him. But the only way to do that is share it through Work Chat and then every time he wants to edit he has to go through his giant Work chat thread and find it to click on it and update. So the system kind of works but I'm missing a few automated connections in Zapier/IFTTT that would make this really work for me and Work Chat, while I'm sure it's useful for many people, doesn't really give me the granular support I need for in-project communication. Does anyone have any other suggestions? Tools that would allow me to attach some kind of ongoing chat tool/app to each Note/Project and arvhive it in the Note when done. Or a client that allows actions to set up a Room type area for communication from a Zapier/IFTTT trigger?
OneNote Binder Tailored for Academic Researchers and Writers I just ran across this blog about using OneNote for research, and thought I'd share it here since so many users post questions here about Evernote vs OneNote. I can say that after having read the blog and watched the video that it is quite impressive. I learned that OneNote has more features than I previously knew. From the blog: Here's a few OneNote features that I found very interesting: Notebook sharing and real-time collaboration [NOT available in EN] with othersDeep searching across notebooks, in one notebook, or in one section (including Boolean searching [NOT available in EN] and use of quotation marks to search for exact wording)Searching for words in audio and video notes/content [NOT available in EN]Nesting of notebook sections groups [NOT available in EN]Page templates [NOT available in EN]Automatic versioning of OneNote pages [NOT available in EN]Syncs across all devices [just like EN]Nesting of Notebook Sections, subpages under pages, with the ability to collapse and expand subpages [NOT available in EN]Password protecting of tabs and sections [NOT available in EN]AFAIK, the only areas where Evernote is clearly superior to OneNote are: Easy sync across more devicesMuch better Web Page capture with EN Clipper and EN Clearly [i believe OneNote can capture web pages ONLY as a picture, NOT as HTML text like EN]There are probably other areas where EN is better, and I'm sure my friends here will be quick to point these out.