On Sat, Jun 19, 2010 at 18:47, Gour <gour@gour-nitai.com> wrote:

You can use  as much features as you like in both Emacs and org-mode,
i.e. it can be used as quite basic editor..same with orgmode.

Howevr, with the time when you want more, you'll realize it's
awesome!!

Thanks for the info, Gour.

Often with hardcore Linux tools, I hear how great they are, and how easy they are, but when I try to use them, they're far from easy-to-use or intuitive for me (e.g. when I tried emacs), or they throw up errors or end up being very complex for me (e.g. checkinstall, where I tried installing dependency after dependency, guided by a Linux geek who was showing me how easy it was, haha ... I confess I've never successfully installed anything from source on my own using either make or checkinstall... but I'll soon have be using a Debian-based distro, and the Debian repositories will meet my needs 99% of the time.)

I'll get a demo of emacs, but it's probably not for me.


Thanks also Christoph & KDulcimer for the recommendations. I tried notecase and had a look at screenshots for the others... Some of them look like good alternatives to BasKet, for those happy with something a little simpler. None have the BasKet feature (also in MS OneNote, I'm told) of separate boxes for your notes, which can be moved around within the page, color-coded or marked in various ways. Very useful for me. It also handles different kinds of content - e.g. see http://basket.kde.org/screenshots.php

I thought development had stopped on BasKet, but I see there's a version 2.0 Beta now. So I'll try out Gjots2, CherryTree and Osmo, as well as the new BasKet. I suspect it will be a trade-off - I might choose to put up with the huge KDE dependencies to have the BasKet features that I want, but one of the other packages might be a good choice for other users.

One feature I'm hoping to find is that the rich text in the notes program can be copied to and between the notes program and a browser - so I could keep draft blog posts in it, links, formatting and all, or paste in sections of a web page with rich text and links. None that I've tried can do this so far (but hopefully BasKet 2 or one on the others can). For now I keep my blog drafts in a long HTML page, and edit with SeaMonkey Composer, which is very RAM-hungry. A word-processor (OOo3 or AbiWord) is out of the question as they make very messy HTML. Any other suggestions on that are welcome too!



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