Too many notes...

If you are currently developing portable freeware or planning to do so, use this forum to discuss technical implementation, seek out like-minded developers for partnership, or solicit interested users for beta testing.
Post Reply
Message
Author
appsuser
Posts: 116
Joined: Fri Feb 08, 2008 11:51 pm

Too many notes...

#1 Post by appsuser » Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:59 pm

If anyone's interested in developing a new program that seems to have not been done yet, a Notes Converter would be extremely useful. There are many different ways to save notes on the internet, online and offline, but moving notes between applications is not always easy, although some applications do provide some import/export functionality. It's just there are too many different note-taking applications out there, and if I want to start using a different one, for whatever reason (moving offline to online, need more features, etc.) it's not always that easy to convert and migrate my old notes to the new system. Personally, I would like to have the ability to convert between Evernote, Google Keep, Microsoft OneNote, QNAP Notes Station, and Nextcloud/Owncloud Notes. I'm sure others would have additional applications they are interested in for notes conversion.

On a similar note, I think it's time someone developed an open standard for internet note files, as the *big boys* seem to have forgotten how to do this sort of thing, which makes the internet more enjoyable and inclusive for everyone.

User avatar
Midas
Posts: 4509
Joined: Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:09 am
Location: Sol3

Re: Too many notes...

#2 Post by Midas » Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:40 am

appsuser wrote: I think it's time someone developed an open standard for internet note files, as the *big boys* seem to have forgotten how to do this sort of thing, which makes the internet more enjoyable and inclusive for everyone.
I think that is exactly what OPML was initially intended for, opinions on its success notwithstanding...
OPML (Outline Processor Markup Language) is an XML format for outlines (defined as "a tree, where each node contains a set of named attributes with string values").

bitcoin
Posts: 97
Joined: Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:32 pm

Re: Too many notes...

#3 Post by bitcoin » Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:28 am

Midas wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:40 am
I think that is exactly what OPML was initially intended for, opinions on its success notwithstanding...
only thing i've noticed OPML used for is gPodder exports its list of your subscribed podcasts in that form

User avatar
webfork
Posts: 8235
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2007 8:06 pm
Location: US, Texas
Contact:

Re: Too many notes...

#4 Post by webfork » Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:20 am

You might suggest something over at donationcoder and see if someone's willing to put together a program that tries to address this issue. You're certainly not the first that's run into this issue.

Post Reply