Hi All Thanks for the replies. And I'm glad I'm not alone!
And Marco, you make some interesting points. By all means let's have a 'How do YOU use zim?' forum tag (by the way, I just found the equivalent of that on the wiki!) But I feel it should also be reflected in the home page, I'm going to try and be a bit more specific here and propose a few minor changes. Feel free to take a pot-shot or add your own RFCs... 1. For instance, where on the Home Page (http://zim-wiki.org/index.html) you have the line: Zim - A Desktop WikiChange to: Zim - A Personal Desktop Notes and Wiki Application 2. Where you have: *Zim* can be used to: - Keep an archive of notes - Take notes during meetings or lectures - Organize task lists - Draft blog entries and emails - Do brainstorming Change to: *Zim* can be used to: - *Replace your existing desktop Notes application (Tomboy, Gnote)!!* - (and make Tomboy, Gnote links to a zim wiki HowTo) - Keep an archive of notes - Take notes during meetings or lectures - *Take a Note-of-the-Day* - Organize task lists - Draft blog entries and emails - Do brainstorming - *Easily synchronise across the 'Cloud' and keep all your computer appliances up-to-date (Ubuntu One, DropBox)* - (and make Ubuntu One, DropBox etc links to a zim wiki HowTo) And I tried to register on the wiki to add some some notes. I registered (my username exists) but was returned a server error when it tried to email me the confirmation and password. Shame, I do want to contribute my positive experience of using ZIM as a Notes app. And I'll put some stuff into the Usage Cases when I get my login, too;) Jules On 18 March 2013 08:11, Jules Moules <julesmou...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hi all > > I guess this is directed at Jaap Karssenberg. > > I used Tomboy notes. Loved it, great app, perfect for my day-to-day use. > After a short enough time it grew to nearly 400 notes (okay, 70 of those > were recipes, including pigeon pie - interested?). > > But I got a little tetchy. I wanted to insert inline photos, attach stuff > so I didn't lose it (okay, I could link to a web page but who could > guarantee that the page would still be up in a year's time?) Couldn't do > it. > > A good friend also uses Tomboy, so I'd want to send him a note. Fine. > First I had to find the note, then attach it, and then give instructions to > my not-so-experienced-friend on how to save it. So, more than a few > growing up pains, and a need for extra stuff for my notes app. But then, > along came the Ubuntu One Tomboy Notes Synchronisation Disaster™... That > had absolutely *nothing* to with Tomboy Notes, I might add (I still love > that app!) > > So I had a look around, couldn't find anything I really liked. But by a > random and unconnected route came across ZIM. A 'desktop' wiki. Well, I > thought, going off on a tangent from what I was supposed to be doing, > Tomboy is wiki-ish, so I'll have a little look at this to see if it can do > the basic Tomboy stuff... and discovered *namespaces*. That was it.... > > Well, the result is history in my little world. It does everything that > Tomboy can do and, frankly, does it better. Plus it has all that extra > stuff that I'd been wanting for Tomboy. So I'm getting my friend to > install it, too. > > Now after all that preamble here's the 'but': why don't you advertise it > as a *Personal Desktop Notes Application and/or Wiki*. I very nearly > didn't find ZIM at all! It didn't even feel, or seem from the name, like a > drop-in replacement for Tomboy, ZIM works straight out of the box, has > excellent docco, and also comes with a working Tomboy notes conversion > script. > > I remain, Mr Karssenberg, pleasurably confused and annoyed. ZIM is a > fantastic little app and should be much more widely known as a Desktop > Notes App and/or Wiki (and I'm talking as a general user of wikis at work - > hell, I've even set 'em up - as information resources on projects, > technical issues and for all sorts of stuff - and even I didn't make that > connection!!!). Because, unlike all the other server-based wikis I'd used > and setup, this one was for the desktop. And I didn't make that simple > connection that a wiki can also be a personal desktop app, and that meant a > notes app. My fault, perhaps, but I doubt I'm alone in this... > > So, how about the tag-line change? Because it's an almost *perfect*desktop > notes app..... and I'd like to see it marketed as such to those > users who, just like me, want just a little more from their everyday notes > app. > > Many thanks for your hard work. > > Jules Moules > > -- > > ========== > CAUTION: You will accept responsibility for any viruses or similar carried > within your email, or any effects (detrimental or otherwise) your email may > have on my computer system or network. All rights are reserved. Sent from > my Firefox browser from within my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS über lozenge™. > > -- ========== CAUTION: You will accept responsibility for any viruses or similar carried within your email, or any effects (detrimental or otherwise) your email may have on my computer system or network. 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