View Full Version : [ubuntu] Software equivalence for ex-Dark Side Junkie

May 5th, 2008, 03:49 PM
(Please correct me if this is the wrong forum.)
I am not having much trouble finding replacements for my former Windows apps. One that I liked a lot was/is Infoselect, a free-form note keeper. Easy search for text anywhere in note. Before resorting to running it in a virtual Windows environment, I thought I would seek a reasonable replacement. I currently have 1680 notes exported into a text file that I would like to read into some linux "personal assistant manager". Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks. JL

May 7th, 2008, 11:47 AM
Maybe you might find something listed on this page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_personal_information_managers) that might meet your needs

Another option is to use wine to install infoselect

May 10th, 2008, 01:18 AM
I have a coworker who is a big fan of infoselect. I'm not sure there is a direct equivalent. Take a look at things like "tomboy", or try out one of the wikiwiki engines. Places like Choosing A Wiki (http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?ChoosingaWiki) can offer some advice. To replace infoselect you'd presumably want something with good search and low setup and administration costs.

May 15th, 2008, 03:55 PM
Thanks for the suggestions.
Infoselect began as Tornado Notes decades ago. Very fast, free form database. It has become a bit bloated in recent years, but is still a very useful tool. However, I feel myself being "deconverted" and want to re"gnu" myself. :-)