For quite a while I have been on the outlook for a programm to keep track of my ideas. Some, like Chandler, seem to be good for local use, some, like a wiki, for use in an intranet or the internet. OneNote of MS pops up to mind.
But what I am looking for is a software that lets me categorize entries, link them together, see the neighbourhood of ideas (ideas with similar tags or subjects), helps me correlate ideas by keyword analysis. Automatic or semiautomatic tagging or keywording would help. Maybe mindmapping as an additional view.
What do you use for your ideas?
To distinguish this from notes taking: I think knowledge management is much more then collecting notes. I expect categorization, keywording and tagging, different views, drill down, and much more.
I remember way back there was an unfamous software called Magellan under DOS (giving away my age here). It automatically linked notes I took based on shared words (fulltext search and links on words except trivials). It linked addresses to names used in a note. Later on I helped develope a search bot that would search the internet and a knowledge base based on content of a new note. I worked on a project to map tags based on nearness (programmer and mathematician are closer then programmer and gardener). Mac has a timeline that offers a certain view on files ("I know I did something with that file yesterday, but what is it called?")
I would like to have software that categorizes and links notes and other objects of knowledge (addresses, appointments, graphics, documents) and comes up with surprising combinations, reminders of past activity and glimpses of information.