Not really particularly exciting, but I do need a way of making notes on my computer and then actually going back to and checking them.
OSX has Stickies, basically desktop Post-its, but they take up a lot of screen space and, like all sorts of Post-its, get everywhere.
I decided, then, that I needed a simple browser-based note-taker and general task organiser to set as my browser homepage. Then, every time I opened a new window, I'd see stuff I needed to do - and what's more I could then just close that tab and do other stuff if I didn't really want to see my notes.
Consequently, I've spent the day in work developing a partial demo
. It isn't very interactive at the moment, but rolling over notes shows a couple of buttons - the left one being 'toggle highlight', which does what it says, and the right one being 'delete', of course. (Which, by the way, doesn't work yet.)
I'll be adding a form at the top in which to quickly type in a new note and, optionally, type in a category. Why categories? Because I also plan to add a sidebar listing categories, to filter notes by grouping, eg. Project 1/Project 2/Project 3.
Like my QS Form I'm using as few separate files as possible for maximum portability. This also isn't intended for shared use as I am not putting any security in it - it's just for personal, home-server implementation.
I'm not going to post the PHP source yet but if anyone is interested in this some feedback would be nice. (y) And like other freebies I'm not slapping any sort of license on this, so when it's all ready I'm more than happy to share the source and let you run away and take all the credit for it. As long as it helps someone...
Incidentally, this runs on XML, so note content can easily be ported. If anyone knows of other applications that work similarly to this, I can start investigating their XML structures and maybe writing a couple of converter scripts.Partial demo