Look at all the great organizers and file storage applications and utilities on the Mac.
You’d think we’re a class of computer citizenry who can’t remember where anything goes. NoteMind helps by thinking different.
The Mac is a superb tool for organizing your life, your files, photos, music, movies, email, documents, you name it.
Add OS X’s Spotlight, and we can even find what’s rightfully ours. What’s interesting is how we don’t organize.
Almost everything is text based, category based, data based, and stuffed into folders somewhere deep within our Mac’s file structure.
NoteMind takes a different approach to organizing information on your Mac. That Mac is a visual tool, right? Why not a visual tool for organizing our Macs?
That’s what NoteMind does different and it does it quite well.
NoteMind uses a database to store the information you find so valuable. In fact, it’s the database that’s built in to Mac OS X Tiger; the one called CoreData.
Whatever you need to collect on your Mac—documents, simple lists, photos, PDFs, bookmarks, whatever—dump it into NoteMind. Think of it as Spotlight with a brain. The end result isn’t just a big list of what’s on your Mac. It’s a list of what’s important to you.
Mindmapping is all the rage these days and computers do a good job of visually displaying what a mind map can do. That’s what NoteMind does—mindmaps your information on your Mac.
NoteMind automatically creates a mind map of your information in a folder tree.
This way you can see your collected files and documents, and see how they relate and where they are.
At the functional level, NoteMind attaches itself to the border of your Mac’s screen, not unsimilar to Yojimbo. Out of sight does not mean out of mind.
Quick entry is the order of the day and you’ll find yourself dumping all kinds of information into NoteMind. In the background, NoteMind does its indexing, tracking, and similating.
When you want to see information, NoteMind pops up on screen from the minimized position, ready to display what you want to see.
By far the coolest function, and one which we’ll see more of in Mac OS X Leopard, is the visual display of your data; the information you’ve collected via NoteMind.
Not only can you quickly find what you’re looking for, you’ll be treated to a visual perspective of the kinds and types and amounts of information you’ve saved.
If you’re ready to do a little “Think Different” of your own, check out the new visual way of handling information on your Mac. NoteMind gets good reviews, and is priced just a little less than our other favorite information organizers.
Even better, NoteMind is a Universal Binary and runs on PPC or Intel Macs.
What’s missing? Not much. You’ll be treated to the now uber familiar left hand column of folders and nested folders. The right side of the screen gets all colorful and visual, like a mind map for clip it notes, photos, and more.
We seldom view our information using anything but a list, so this will take some getting used to, but it’s slick and worthy of consideration.