Monday, October 04, 2004
Since no one asked, I thought I would post a couple images anyway. They are the original files from the camera, not edited in any way or even resized.
Wikis and Memos
I had a few emails today after my AcroWiki post, some confirming its buggy nature. Zak went one better and gave me a link to an application called Mobile Notes. This does (just about) everything AcroWiki promised, but as yet seems to be bugless. And it is free.
The difference in functionality is primarily the Index. AcroWiki automatically creates an index page with links to all your memos (or all in a category). This makes starting off very easy, but is rather badly implemented, in taht it does not allow you to edit out the links to some notes.
Mobile Notes is completely unforced: it lets you do whatever you like with no presuppositions about how you want to structure your note system. And it has one thing AcroWiki lacked: shortcuts to insert some of the syntax. All in all I am very happy. If you agree with me, send an email to the developer to tell him how great he is ;-)
Not the T5
I don't have any opinions (yet!) about today's big news, but I do want to record some of my thoughts about the Zire 72, which I have been using for the past few days.
My Z72 is a refurbished unit from LuzernTech, and I must say it is in excellent condition. The screen is perfect and there is not a cosmetic mark to be seen. Everything seems to work well too.
Part of the reason for trying out the Z72 now is that E&B have at last come out with a Slipper case for it. I have become addicted to these cases because they suit my usage pattern: smart when sitting on a table in a meeting, slim enough to fit in a trouser pocket and protective enough to rattle around loose in a shoulder bag.
So here are my first impressions in roughly the order they occurred:
For the record, AcroWiki is full of bugs. Apart from the fact that the syntax documentation is inaccurate (well, it fails to specify some important details), sometimes even the correct syntax is not parsed right.
I am still looking for a better way to organize my (>300) memos. What I really want it the ability to find stuff by browsing. Categories help so long as they do not have too many memos (about 20 is the maximum). A system of keywords is very effective for searching, but does not help with browsing.