Review of ConnectedText

Here is a fair and thorough review of ConnectedText. Personally I’m not as bothered by the look of the edit mode. In fact I’ve changed its background colour to make it easier on the eye and also selected “syntax highlighting” and “folding” in Options, which enhances the writing experience. Having said that, a “distraction-free” writing mode (a la FocusWriter) would be nice.

I used to be undecided, but now I'm not so sure.

This note taking program stores its notes in a database, therefore there is no need to save the file, changes are saved in the database automatically when you exit the edit mode.  A separate database is set up for each collection of notes (called a project).  There was no significant slowing of the response times when using a project with over one thousand notes.  This program can open multiple databases simultaneously.

There is a big difference between Connected Text and any of the other programs reviewed here, Connected Text is a wiki program.  To edit a wiki page you have to put the program into ‘edit mode’.  The text you type is in a markup language, when you put the program back into view mode the markup language is interpreted and the results displayed.

This is rather awkward and takes a bit of getting used to but it is much…

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