Some Tools for the Productive

By | February 5, 2007

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I’m a big fan of tools that help sort through your stuff, or at least help you keep it orderly. TiddlyWiki is one of them, but it’s often just sat on the wrong side of the line in terms of easily getting stuff into it while you’re doing something else. You know the situation: You’re browsing, you like the look of something and you want to put it somewhere you can find it again, but you don’t really want to start moving around into other programs. TiddlySnip, in this case, might provide the answer:

TiddlySnip is a Firefox extension that lets you use your TiddlyWiki as a scrapbook! Simply select text, right click and choose ‘TiddlySnip selection’. Next time you open your TiddlyWiki file, your snippets will be there, already tagged and organised.

It works well. On the same subject, I’ve heard from the PR folks involved with EverNote, the scrolling toilet roll of stuff that works not unlike TiddlyWiki, but now, in its 2.0 beta,

allows users to search for text within images—the first time such a product is available to the public.

What this means, apparently, is that you can search images for embedded typed or handwritten text. There’s also a portable version of EverNote that you can put on your USB thumbdrive. Both versions might be worth checking out.

2 thoughts on “Some Tools for the Productive

  1. James Deville

    I just wanted to point out that EverNote is way off. Microsoft OneNote 2007 allows searching and copying text within images, its been out in beta for nearly a year, and just got released in full. I’d say OneNote wins.

    Awesome catch on the TiddlySnip Firefox extension. I’ll have to look into it.


  2. Jeremy Wagstaff

    James, thanks for this. Yes, I’ve been told by others that OneNote had this feature, though I must confess I haven’t tried it out myself. Thanks for pointing it out.
    Best, Jeremy


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