That’s a fair question. For me, it’s a matter of recognizing that nothing really improves without change. That brings me to a very interesting new notes app that’s not quite like anything else I’ve used in years.
Notes? Snippets? Code? Words?
My latest attempt at improving my quiver of tools is called Note-C. It’s a relatively inexpensive app that’s more or less a mixture of a notes taking app, a word processor, editor and text converter.
Say what? While Note-C has some word processor-like functionality (think TextEdit), it’s even more adept at managing notes and snippets than most word processors.
So, is it a note taking app? Well, yes, but it does more than just notes and snippets and management.
On the fly, Note-C manages files in a convenient folder hierarchy so, unlike many iCloud enhanced apps, you can find your writings.
Creating multiple notebooks with notes inside is trivial, and Note-C lets you move chunks of text around a document using keyboard shortcuts.
Certain word processing basics are apparent, too, including fullscreen and distraction free options, font size and color, margins, backgrounds, et al, but no word count. Go figure.
Where Note-C shines is capturing, creating, and managing notes, which makes it good for snippets of text, code, ideas, or anything else that’s not a full on document.
Another claim to fame is the export options. Even some full-fledged word processors don’t do what Note-C can do, including exporting notes as text, RTF, RTFD, HTML, .doc, and .pdf, as well as ePub eBook file. It also supports a number of markup languages, including Markdown, Textile, BBCode, Wikitext, HTML, Smark and others.
See what I mean? Note-C isn’t like a typical word processor or notes app or text editor as it blends a few features of each into a package that’s a bit more than the sum of the parts.
I suspect that response to Note-C will be mixed, with most hating what it’s not, while a few love it for what it does better than others.