I keep technical journals. I use Google Docs. I have tried Evernote but never feels compeling to use. I took a quick look at basket notes (KDE) and does not seem to fit the bill either. So for now I will stick with Google Docs.
However, what I would really like is a note taking/journal application that lets me create trees. Much like an outline, but with more graphic support and navigation. I will elaborate.
To me, organizing a project or writing something inevitably leads to a hierarchic with tasks and sub tasks. covering a subject involves the topics and subtopics, plus the quick notes to do further research into some point etc. The word processor provides a linear approach, and this makes me jump lines and create a type of topology in my brain about where in the document (or todo list ) I am in. At a given moment, the outline because big enough that the literal big picture is lost. A program that allows the user to create content, todo lists, or journals in a tree GUI would feel very friendly to how we think (wouldn't it ? )
As I write about this idea I think a crude approach can be made with konqueror and some disciplined use of folders. Git to keep history, Lucen/Tika to keep the thing searchable. but even then, a plugin for Konqueror would be nice. I find Konqueror as the "killer app" in KDE as it is.
Does anybody have any pointers to existing applications that come close to this. would it be a worthwhile project
Thanks for any input.