AquaMinds, a new software company that “designs software products that exhibit more natural user interfaces for lifestyle computing,” has introduced NoteTaker 2003, a Mac OS X product for managing personal notes, Web site URLS, lists, outlines, projects, and information of any type that can be stored on a computer.
NoteTaker 2003’s interface incorporates a “spiral notebook with tab sections” metaphor. It can be used to take notes, manage project plans, create screen slide presentations, drag or clip information from other applications (or use NoteTaker Services), index and search notebooks, publish and share information, add voice memos and more.
The software integrates the desktop features of Mac OS X while also adding transparent support for Services, QuickTime multimedia support, AppleScript programmability, embedded Web page viewing, and document/file linking, according to Scott Love of AquaMinds. NoteTaker 2003 also makes extensive use of user-defined Categories for database-like management and active indexing of content for on-demand information lookup and retrieval, he added.
NoteTaker 2003 is targeted for use with tasks that don’t require the creative of a long document, but do require capturing, organizing and processing information, such as making an outline or creating a list. It’s good for working with unstructured, on-the-fly information you create, organize or gather daily, according to Love.
Using it can be as simple as making lists or as complex as organizing a notebook full of personal notes and pages of information, he added. Plus, NoteTaker automatically and transparently works behind the scenes to index and categorize notebooks full of information, so that, if the data you’re seeking isn’t in NoteTaker itself, it can be searched and retrieved, Love explained.
NoteTaker 2003 costs US$69.96 and runs on Mac OS X 10.1 and higher. It was developed with Apple’s Cocoa platform/development environment. A demo is available at the AquaMinds Web site.