In short, Chandler needs a way to keep small bits of text at
hand and readily searchable--something that Outlook-like PIMs do rather poorly.
Scenario: I'm on the phone, and the person on the other end is reading
off a URL (or some useful statistic, or a new idea, or ...). I could
scribble it on the nearest scrap of paper, but in a PIM it will last
longer, not get lost, and be readily searchable.
Scenario: I'm writing a book. I need to keep track of many small bits
of personal information. These need to be rapidly searchable and 'scannable' to retrieve the information I need.
This feature fits in well with the Chandler data model as described at ItemsAndAttributesDataModelIssues
, and would provide immediately searchable access to information, as described at Jungle.Search
The level of ambition for the 1.0 release should be signifigantly less that full-fledged NoteTakingApplications?
, like OneNote?
, or KnowledgeManagentApplications?
, or even EccoPro20030116
In other words, provide a small foundation, and we'll start working towards greater things.
- 13 Jan 2003
Notes should be something well integrated. I mean I should be able to attach notes to mails, instant messaging logs, contacts...
- 29 Apr 2003