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TotalTextContainer

Total Text Container - open source PIM

Notes from ClifNotes, Dec 2007, permalink Info Management

 

Here's a review from jeroen about Total Text Container. It sounds great.

 

You can write your own software reviews and send them to me here.

 

Review from jeroen:

IS IT FREEWARE?

Yes it is.

 

WHERE IS THE WEBSITE AT?

There are actually two site. http://mtirnanic.googlepages.com/ for general information and it is also a project on SF.net. The link is http://sourceforge.net/projects/totaltext/

 

WHAT KIND OF PROGRAM IS IT?

It is a PIM with some extra features not much found. This is what the author says himself:

"Short Description of Total Text Container..."

Store Documentation, Notes, Passwords, Images, Bookmarks, Contacts, Spreadsheets, Money Transactions, Calendar Events & Tasks, iCalander events, CD/DVD/Movie catalogs, Multi layer encryption, Portable, xml database, all in one powerfull PIM app.

 

WHAT VERSIONS OF WINDOWS ARE REQUIRED?

I have it only tested on Windows XP but it needs nothing fancy. It is all included in the download.

 

DOES IT REQUIRE ANYTHING ELSE? (LIKE .NET)

No

 

IS IT A LARGE OR SMALL DOWNLOAD?

small (3.1 Mb)

 

IS IT AN EASY PROGRAM TO INSTALL?

Unzip and run is all.

 

DOES IT COME WITH AN UNINSTALLER?

No. Just remove the directory

 

WHERE DID YOU FIND IT?

On LockerGnome there was a review of this software.

 

WERE YOU LOOKING FOR SOMETHING LIKE THIS?

Yes, always. I find PIM's very interesting and I am always looking for something better.

 

WHAT ARE YOU USING IT FOR?

Personal and business knowledge management (at home and at work).

 

WHAT WERE YOU USING BEFORE YOU FOUND THIS?

A wiki named DokuWiki and I also tried EverNote.

 

HAS IT SOLVED A PROBLEM YOU WERE HAVING?

As DokuWiki needed PHP, IIS, ect I wanted something that was trivial to install (just unzip) and had no dependencies. I also looked at TiddlyWiki but TotalTextContainer is a more complete solution in my opinion.

 

WHAT PROBLEMS HAS IT CAUSED?

The earlier versions had some problems with stability and saving. I have lost some data with it but not much. The developer has made some changes and they seem to work well. No problems anymore. Still frequently making backup's as it is at version 0.42 so it is not a 1.0 release. With all consequences.

 

IS THE PROGRAM EASY TO USE?

Yes. It is a tree with different kind of topics. Not to much options and very clear to use. See the readmettc.txt file in the unzipped directory for an explanation. You can also open the Demo.zxx file included in the download.

 

DOES IT COME WITH HELP FILES?

No helpfiles. There is a demo project (choose File - Open and then open the DEMO.ZXX) in which all functionality is executed and presented.

 

http://mtirnanic.googlepages.com/