Oh! VoodooPad, one of the first pieces of shareware I intended to buy in my new life as a switcher who does actually buy shareware, is now available as a free Lite version! It’s the best program you could imagine to store all your notes — the power and ergonomics of a wiki, allied to the power and ergonomics of OS X software. I need it. And I need a Mac to run it (the iBook is now on my bedside table, where it’s needed, or relatively needed, or not completely unnecessary, and that’s not the right place to manage my notes.)
Well, anyway, considering the functions they added to the full version, I might still buy it. (When I’m a rich man, and I have a rich man’s Mac. I should stop anticipating the future when everything still has the potential to go wrong.) Would I buy a Wacom tablet just so I can scribble in VoodooPad? Scribbling in your wiki is useful — and if I had a tablet on the Mac it would certainly be useful for lots of other stuff, too. Certainly.
Between the sketch functionality and HTML export — or even the remote wiki management, if it’s really usable — VoodooPad could really be the solution to my notetaking problems. I spend my time switching from a binder to another, buying notepads of all sizes, trying out wikis and databases, and I still never managed to find something that really worked for me. Whereas the VoodooPad concept convinced me after I spent two minutes with the demo.