I came across VoodooPad and have been using it on/off for a couple weeks. I began first using it to take notes while attending some longer meetings (vendor product assessments).
After getting the knack for VoodooPad, I began using it a bit more the other night. I am recording server setup steps so that I may refer to them the next time I have to set another server up. I can easily flip to the applicable page “FTP HOWTO” in my notes and follow it to ensure I leave nothing out.
Months ago, I began toiling with the idea that I should use a wiki. But the web still lacks one rich feature that pains me so. Drag and drop an image into a form on my browser. This often leaves me looking for a 1st class application on the OS I am using.
An online Wiki (like one from pbwiki.com) is a great aid. In fact, it even ensures my data is always safe. But still, I have to deal with that annoying File -> Browse -> Select -> Insert File workflow.
Tonight as I began adding more information, I found another digital notebook type of application called NoteBook by Circus Ponies. I am impressed. But I haven’t yet downloaded it to try it out yet.
Then I found DEVONthink. Wow….not too bad. Of course it should be when the Professional Office edition is $150. Granted the “personal” edition is only $40.
So for now, its back to VoodooPad. There are some things I wish it did better. For example, I haven’t found a clean way to lay out items side by side (using tables). I cannot associate an image with a link to another page or website. I do however seem impressed by the Python script that can be ran within a document. I could see writing steps to set something up, and including a test script that can be executed at the end of the HOWTO to verify the service is properly working. 🙂
Jury is still out on these…