What do I like about One Note that I would like to be able to do online? Freeflow of thoughts with limited semantic markup to identify units such as “To do”, “Important”, etc.
So what may be missing is a journal application that, essentially, replaces your desk, your notebook. So when I start working, I want to know:
- What projects do I have?
- What is their relationship?
- What steps do I need to take?
- What are steps that I have taken for project X so that I can take the next step.
What seems to me to be of paramount importance is the idea that a person is working on a single item at any point in time, while the knowledgebase as a whole is really a big pile of crap. And in this crap, you have your projects, stuff to do, phone numbers, emails, etc. So it’s really a mix of project-management and data repository.
One way to attain this is to use little hacks. For example, I can add things like “ToDo:” in this blog and then search the blog only for Todos. While this will be a decent solution for simple things, it does not provide means to create the more complex structures. For example, you can’t scope.
OK, enough… time to drop this note into the abyss that is the web and pass out…