- In a notebook.
- On a whiteboard.
- Sticky-Notes (PostIt)
- Text files and other documents.
- guess the list could go on...
- Ability to search.
- Long-Term archiving.
- Ease of use.
- Ability to share.
- Organization vs. Chaos.
- again, the list could go on...
Until not long ago, my preferred tool was MS's OneNote. It is capable for quite about everything, and I was very happy with it. But my needs has changed. Now I need something which doesn't cost money, able to work on many platforms, works via a web interface and then some.
Today I found out TiddlyWiki. Although I have very little experience with it, I can tell I'm going to love it. Basically, this is a private wiki, which runs locally from a browser. No server required, no further installations required. It is fast, and manages information in a non-linear manner (stuff can be interlinked). Notebook solutions (such as Google Notebook) are considered linear when compared to TiddlyWiki.
Their concept is great - a single HTML file that does everything. Easy to backup, easy to edit, easy. Can't wait to see how will it face the time-trial.