View Full Version : [other] I have an idea for software design: where should I share?

August 3rd, 2009, 07:42 PM
Hello all, I have many good ideas for the design of an advanced note taking utility. Not being a developer myself, I need to convince someone somewhere to build my software.
Really, I find basKet notepad to be the most advanced, and I find it quite ugly. So where should I go to share my ideas?

August 3rd, 2009, 07:44 PM
Either on the forums on the development section or Gnome if thats what your using. Just use common sense.

August 3rd, 2009, 07:57 PM
You want ugly, try zim. But it works beautifully.

If you want colorful bloat, try MS Onenote. You can color-coordinate your notebooks and tabs.

Add some of your ideas to the basKet threads then go to the project page and find an appropriate place to post them for the developers to see.

Don't be surprised if they are not enthusiastic about your ideas. Each project has definite ideas about direction and adding features may not be part of that plan. That is why there are so many versions of each type of application.

So share your ideas freely. Share them on the Tomboy project page, the zim project page, gedit project page. Someone may be interested.

If we both have apples and exchange them, we still have one apple each. If you and I have an idea and we exchange them, now we each have two ideas.

August 3rd, 2009, 08:19 PM
If you like the functionality of basKet, then you should get in touch with the developers and suggest ways to improve the GUI design. Here are a few links that might give you access to communicate with them.

The basKet page:

IRC Channel
Meet the developers on the channel #basket-devel of the server irc.freenode.net

Get on the mailing list or email the maintainer:

They seem to have integrated a LikeBack feature in BasKet, which you can use to send comments:

Post a bug about the design changes you want: