Battle of the note taking apps part 2: Trunk

So what happens after you get your notes written?
How will can you access them?
How are they organized?
Here TiddlyWeb can help, but starting a web server after becoming root
first is tedious.
The answer is the only native full featured wiki on iphone OS, Trunk.
Trunk supports links and Markdown markup. Full text search and tag
filtering propels Trunk over the competition. Functions are now
supported so double curly bracketed commands have special meaning.
Get a list of recent notes, notes tagged by a certain word are all
doable. Snippets for boilerplate text from shortcut macros are more
productivity frosting.
Get Trunk and enjoy the portable wiki in your pocket.

-- This message was composed with PhatWare WritePad Notes

FastFinga good for the short note

Battle of the note taking apps, part 1

Battle of the note taking apps

My initial premise:
Because there is no conversion to text and thus no search, Write Pad
is not as fast as ShapeWriter since ShapeWriter makes words from
shorter screen travel not full characters like WritePad.
Also sucky is that full text search is disabled in WritePad; you can
only search by title.
If the ultimate output is searchable notes
I had a real world test today of the speed and versatility of WritePad

Losers: ZeptoPad-despite the latest terrific upgrade, a Vector drawing
app is no fast note taker.
Resizing glyphs and rearranging word graphics is not speedy nor

Surprisingly despite having to write out words vs. shape writing them,
the familiarity and recognition of WritePad proved quicker. The lack
of a quick undo in ShapeWriter proved to be its failing.

Even for common words there is a lag from having to correct words or
registering new words when a lecturer never stops; it really decreased
the efficiency I found when composing at a slower pace.
While there is a lot of mileage with forming words by shape writing,
in practice with a lot of unknown words it can get tedious if you
don't remember the correct spelling of the word. Unknown words must be
typed out so on the average spelling out the word with letter
recognition proves more accurate when the content is unfamiliar to the
dictionary. Also cursor placement is too sensitive so that entering
unfamiliar words is further delayed.

ShapeWriter is more comfortable and less fatiguing but when speed is a
consideration, WritePad wins for me; and I really enjoy shapewriter
with it's unique method an all text search.

Digital ink
Ultimately Tankazu Pad is not as good as Write Pad.

Liqbase is promising but I don't want to spend for another device
albeit an orphaned one, like the current Nokia Internet tablets, maybe
when the. N900 shows up.

-- This message was composed with PhatWare WritePad and ShapeWriter Pro

Fastfinga: search digital ink by tag

Fastfinga tagging notes and filter:

Note overview:

Fastfinga is looking really buff with features galore. Most notable are filtering notes by tag which are text based, bridging the gap between digital ink based apps and search. So scribble and tag brings an advantage over simple sketching and drawing apps.


Fastfinga updated

Fastfinga is getting better and better with more features. Only a date
time stamp is missing.


Tiddlywiki via TiddlyWeb via Tiddlywebwiki on iPhone OS

Day 2: it still saves!

Not only that I copy and pasted a plugin from mobile Safari into my Tiddlywebwiki, tagged systemConfig, saved, refreshed and it worked!

I forgot, get this Tiddlyweb/wiki goodness and instructions over here:


Tiddlyweb in your pocket

Tiddlywebwiki, a vertical of TiddlyWeb, which started as a server side
RESTful framework of TiddlyWiki has been successfully installed on
iPhone OS. It truly is a full featured wiki in your pocket much like
Trunk Notes.

Thanks to Chris Dent, FND, Jeremy Ruston, iPhone Dev Team, Jay
Freeman, Lance Fetters, and so many more...


Fastfinga 1.3 in da haus

TegakiMemo is now updated to 2.0

Now you can see where you write on the memo.