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What are people saying about MyInfo

K H Though I can't say I am a long-time user, I did purchase this back in 2007. One upgrade never worked on my system. Even though the developer tried to help me, I was stuck until a newer version came out. Shortly after that, version four arrived which I could have purchased for an additional 25.00. I declined.

The program did not allow the default font to be changed. The font and highlight colors were very limited. The developer was not interested in improving that part of the program, no matter how many of us posted requests for better formatting options. We were only asking for what every other information manager on the market is equipped with as a matter of course. When version 4 was offered, I was informed that there were new colors for fonts and highlighting available but it was still not possible to change the default font.

Which meant I would be stuck struggling with Styles or the other option, creating a template that would contain the formatting I wanted. The new template would be available ONLY from the current topic, so I had to re-create it for each and every new topic. Then - it was necessary to navigate to the Insert From Templates dialog to retrieve it each time I added something to the topic.

Copying from web pages (the only option available at the time) produced iffy results, leaving out most of the graphics. Those missed could be captured by copying and pasting them one at a time. How efficient is that?

I like my info managers quick and easy. This proved cumbersome and time consuming. It also likes to hog a lot of CPU.

That said, in terms of organizing, searching and linking, it is an exceptional program. Support is available. An email will get you an answer from a real person who will try to help. Right now you can get it for a mere $20.00. If formatting isn't important to you, it is a good buy.
Apr 14 2009 at 4:27am Copy Link
B M I second those comments.

I used an earlier version of MyInfo to collect research and prepare an initial draft of a technical book. At first, I liked MyInfo very much, but as I began using more of its 'advanced' features, such as templates and styles, I lost patience with its clunkiness, its lack of customization, and most important, its flawed Firefox plug-in for capturing Web snippets.

I wrote twice to the developer for help. He never replied.

A few months ago, I downloaded a trial of the current version and didn't see much improvement. Capturing snippets from the Web, in particular, is hit and miss. Other programs in this category are able to flawlessly capture text, graphics, and other elements from Web pages. MyInfo does a poor job of it.

I wish the developer would put more time into correcting the various flaws in his program before releasing the next version. MyInfo really does excel at its core function: storing, organizing, and tagging information. In much else, though, MyInfo comes up short. If your needs are simple, the price here on bitsdujour is right.
Apr 14 2009 at 8:13am Copy Link
Petko Georgiev Thank you for your comments. It is always good to have feedback from your customers, even if it is critical one.

@KH: Since version 4.02 you can select the default font for the text editor for all files from the Options dialog.

@BM: Currently MyInfo strips all tables when importing web snippets, because some web sites use so many tables for layout proposes, that it is then nearly impossible to edit in MyInfo. This results in some lost layout, but it is a trade-off, we are forced to take currently. We are still working on improving this aspect of MyInfo.
Apr 16 2009 at 8:53pm Copy Link
V V Does "single-user" edition mean only one install, or can I install onto multiple computers (home, work, notebook, etc.) -- as long as I'm only using one at a time?
Apr 20 2009 at 5:08am Copy Link
gail f Hello--I am trying out the software; cannot get my IE f7 avorites to import using the Import command. Sent the error message and searched your forums.

Is there another way to import them, or import them in groups?

Looks like great software, but having bookmarks in there is critical. Thanks
Apr 20 2009 at 6:58am Copy Link
Petko Georgiev @VV: you can install it on any number of computers, as long as you are the main user (so, yes, you can install it at home, work and on your notebook).

@Gail F: We are working on this problem, I've just sent you an email about it.
Apr 20 2009 at 7:01am Copy Link
Petko Georgiev Some people complained that the coupon code was invalid. We have resolved that problem!

All orders that have already gone through our system were valid and the discount was applied. So, if you already purchased MyInfo, everything is OK with your order!
Apr 20 2009 at 9:24pm Copy Link
Daniel H Is it possible to translate GUI to another language?
Apr 21 2009 at 12:40am Copy Link
Bob M M I have been using MyInfo for about three years now as my main research and organizational tool.

I agree that it is not perfect, but in my experience it is definitely a very powerful and useful program. I have tried many other similar programs, and I like MyInfo best by far. I use it for purposes as diverse as academic research, storing recipes, and maintaining logs of online games that I play.

I would agree that the Firefox web clipper still needs some improvement in terms of preserving formatting, so if storing web pages is your primary goal, you would probably be happier with a more specifically targeted program like Surfulater. However, if you can accept a moderate sacrifice in page formatting, the web clipper does a decent job of capturing text and graphics.

And if you visit the MyInfo forum, you will see that the developers are normally very responsive.

Bottom line for me is that I was happy to pay full price for MyInfo's power. For $19.95, it's a steal. (And no, I am not associated in any way with Milenix; I am simply a happy user who wants the program to succeed and not fade away like ECCO or UltraRecall.)
Apr 21 2009 at 2:07am Copy Link
Petko Georgiev @Daniel, this is not possible currently.
Milenix Software Ltd. - Apr 21 2009 at 3:31am Copy Link
R Mc Is there a common-sense limit to the size of a MyInfo database? At what point will a 'big' database begin to slow things down?

If a MyInfo database should get corrupted, is it always a total loss, or have you been able to recover the data?
Apr 21 2009 at 8:42am Copy Link
Petko Georgiev @R Mc: It is very hard to say at what point big databases begin to slow things down, because it depends on the computer. But whenever this happens, you can always spit information in two or more files. MyInfo opens them in tabs, so it is designed to work seamlessly with multiple databases.

As for data recovery options: MyInfo makes a single backup copy of your files, every time you save them, but as with any software, it is recommended to have recent backup copies of everything.
Milenix Software Ltd. - Apr 21 2009 at 11:45am Copy Link
Tom Saine Haven't received daily news-letter in two days; last one on 04/20/2009. Have you ceased publishing it?
Apr 23 2009 at 8:24am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale No we are still publishing it, check your spam filter
BitsDuJour Admin - Apr 24 2009 at 3:48am Copy Link
Ron K I've used MyInfo since version 2.0. Here's why: Easy item hierarchy via the tree The tree supports multiple columns Multiple attachments per node User-defined font/paragraph styles Responsive developer Usable export capability Portable installation that keeps all its files and settings intact Minor blemishes: For a node to have a checkmark, i.e. as a todo item, you have to give it a value in the start date field. This is anti-intuitive, but I've come to rely on it over time, because rather than all my todos having checkboxes, only my active items have them. A parent node can't automatically display a value based on a function of child items, i.e. like percent done on child items totaled into the parent item. But to be fair, I don't know that I or anyone else ever asked for that. I have been round and round with tree-style pims since Treepad started the genre in 1995. I've tried pretty much every version of every program of this kind. MyInfo is the one I continue to use. There are pims that may have a feature that's superior to MyInfo in some way, but as an overall package, nothing beats it.
Jun 17 2010 at 3:09pm Copy Link
jk jk Hi Milenix, MyInfo was here 14 months ago, and I missed it at that time, so I would be pleased to by now. But big problem. Offer here is standard version, here for 20 instead of 50 dollars. I'm interested in Pro Version which is 90 dollars, with a similar rebate it would be here for 35 or 40 dollars. Is there a way?
Jun 17 2010 at 8:14pm Copy Link
Ron K I've used MyInfo since version 2.0. Here's why: Easy item hierarchy via the tree The tree supports multiple columns Multiple attachments per node User-defined font/paragraph styles Responsive developer Usable export capability Portable installation that keeps all its files and settings intact Minor blemishes: For a node to have a checkmark, i.e. as a todo item, you have to give it a value in the start date field. This is anti-intuitive, but I've come to rely on it over time, because rather than all my todos having checkboxes, only my active items have them. A parent node can't automatically display a value based on a function of child items, i.e. like percent done on child items totaled into the parent item. But to be fair, I don't know that I or anyone else ever asked for that. I have been round and round with tree-style pims since Treepad started the genre in 1995. I've tried just about every version of every program of this kind. MyInfo is the one I continue to use. Some pims that may have a feature here or there that's superior to MyInfo in some way, but as an overall package, nothing beats it.
Jun 17 2010 at 9:00pm Copy Link
Petko Georgiev @jk jk: The offer will be valid for both editions of MyInfo.
Milenix Software Ltd. - Jun 17 2010 at 11:23pm Copy Link
Fred X Hi, thank you very much for this perfect reply! So quid pro quo, I have something very good to say to potential buyers: BUY, and here's why: Only minor critiques so far (or did I overlook these features?): - MI does not yet allow searching / replacing of tabs / blank lines / paragraph endings (would be so helpful for web clippings imported without formatting), so perhaps it would be possible to have something like ^z, ^t, etc. in the search / replace dialog? - Custom formatting (regular/bold and/or changing the signet) the items in the tree is not yet possible, so a text item without text will ever be in gray, with text it will ever be in black (but only regular black, no bold, no italic, no underline, not color). Would it be possible to have global styles to apply to selected items and/or items of a given indent level, and/or styles to be applied manually to any given item? At this time, there are only flags, but I don't like flags at all, and even attribution of a flag does not apply, say, a bold formatting to the item, let alone changing the signet. Such formatting of items would be extremely helpful (at this time, not being able to apply "bold" or other formatting to item titels, gives the problem in exporting trees or subtrees where the rtf text is perfectly formatted, but where the item titles are just in regular format, but you can do "Custom Divider" before each item (with or without "Page Break" after each item, and then do the formatting with a macro) but it's in no way a reason for not buying, since here it is: Splendidly, tremendously good: - "Find items", that is, a boolean find in the item, in a selected group of items, in the whole tree or even in all currently loaded trees, and then it gives you (with the help of the index, within less than a second) a clickable list of all items where the find is met, and you can freely travel between those items in order to review them, and that list (which shows you just the clickable item titels (=as links) or those item titels with the first 3 text lines of them (so up to now, there is not yet titel plus the environs of the find, but even so, the list, for every power user, is something he does not want to miss anymore in his work, so it's really the make-or-buy feature of this fine program). Boolean, I said, and it goes further than that, you can exclude items, you can search phrases: just look into the help file item "Find a Document". (Attention, the search toolbar must be shown in order for this splendid command being reachable, even the keyboard shortcut Control-Shift-F does not work when the toolbar is not show, so if it is not, do in the menu a "View" - "Toolbars" - "Search". I like to have a clean screen, so I hided it, by this risking to overlook this splendid feature!) (Just a little hint: It would be terrific to be able to show the search toolbar on the side of the menu, not just under or over it, since that way it would not take to much screen height.) Please note: This "find item" function over all loaded trees will give you the chance to split up your things into a large number of different trees which will then be much more "usable". (Since MI has not yet hoisting, but then, hoisting is rather dispendable with this fine overall-look-up function.) - Now for stability / overhead and so on: splendid! I imported several files from a competiting software, well, let's face it, i's ActionOutline 3.2, and the import function works without any fault, no items lost, no formatting lost (except for the item titels as explained above), and no graphics lost, and here we are: My files in ActionOutline take over one billion bits or bytes, it's one "Giga". Why? Because in some of my files I had to import graphics, i.e. .jpg's from the web. Now you must know that graphics, with many programs, are a real problem, even with Microsoft Word. So I did some tries - before you switch with 1 GB from one software to the other, you have to do! -, and here they are: -- Big text tree in AO 30 MB, here in MI slightly less, about 28 MB; the same with other text files, 5 MB in AO, 4,5 MB here in MI, nothing to care about. -- Rather tiny text tree, but with some graphics: In AO 5,42 MB; the same in Microsoft Word 6,49 MB; here in MI 2,04 MB, not bad at all, as you can see, and as I told, with SOME graphics only! -- Tiny tree, only 159 items, but with one jpg per item: in AO about 200 MB (!), here in MB, now take your breath, 9,3 MB! (And I controlled the MI file, not a single graphic was lost.) - And I did not mention to you the many possibilities with (given or custom) attributes (customizable for each tree differently since you would have some special tree(s) in which you have special information, "needing" those special attributes)... But then, I think the items search is so good, here is the unique selling poposition that will really help you any second in your real work! Again, a little hint: Those searches are so customizable, "just in the titels", "just in the texts", "excluding this or that", OR, AND (=which is default), brackets, I said it before... - those searches should be storable! You should give us a list from which stored searches could be (perhaps adapted and then) triggered! (I'll use macros up to then; but please allow me to say, when I speak of macros, I speak of a special macro software running always on my comp, MI does not have a built-in macro function, but neither have competitor softwares.) Thus, in review: - Just minor critiques, and have a look at the forum, there is a real follow-up of any tiny problem whatsoever. - Big files no problem at all, but not even necessary, since: - Even crazyly blown-up jpg files from the web or the other regain their original tiny size by importing. - Tremendous search capability over all loaded files. Just have a not too tiny screen, and have your tree, your text or other, and your task pane with the finds list, and even on a 12-inch netbook it's functional, and up from a 15,4 screen you'll be outright happy. - And I did not speak of cloning (within the tree only, so no GTD yet with cloning), of tagging (=real GTD functionality with that, it seems!), of importing pdf's... - At 20 dollars, it's not a steal, it's a real rip-off! So give 20 dollars, and have something extraordinary, or buy the Pro version instead, as I will do.
Jun 18 2010 at 1:05am Copy Link
J SLQ Hello. I notice that Windows 7 is not listed among the available platforms. Will MyInfo work with both the 32 bit and the 64 bit versions? (If so, maybe get this page updated! I understand that this is a sweet product.) All the best.
Jun 18 2010 at 1:28am Copy Link
Fred X I just discovered filters, and there ARE custom signet, but they would appear besides the mandatory icon, not instead of it (=in lieu of a flag or the tiny dot). These are details, though, and filters ARE storable yet, so to do storable searches, much less complicated than storable filters (since it would just be stored text strings in a table), would be easy.

This program is great, but I said so yet!
Jun 18 2010 at 1:39am Copy Link
Ron K @J SLQ: I use MyInfo 5 on Windows 7/32 and it runs normally. I don't see specific support like jump lists, but what's there works correctly just as it does on XP/32. I haven't tried it on 64-bit versions.
Jun 18 2010 at 1:50am Copy Link
Fred X Some things are so simple you need some more time in order to understand them, but just trying out that is. Whereas at this time MI does not seem to have styles attributable to item titles in the tree, just select the entry and apply all format options you want to apply, bold / italics / etc., color, even background color, and even changements in size (not recommended by me). So my only critique with items formatting left is that your own signet will not replace the system signet but will be shown left of it. That's not beautiful but a very minor flaw, considering what a real fine program MI is.

Besides, I am very happy to put it right, MI deserves a max of users, and I for myself had been rather put off by falsely considering items formatting would not be possible, in an early stage when I had not yet been aware of its tremendous search features, and being put off by faults that aren't even there...!!!

(Also, that happily invalidates my critique on item titles export formatting not being done, at least when you manually format each item in the tree but that can be done in a second, by selecting the whole group of items first (Shift-Click), then by applying "Bold" or whatever.)

Perfect! I'm very fond of this program!

Jun 18 2010 at 4:02am Copy Link
Petko Georgiev @ J SLQ: MyInfo supports both 32- and 64- editions of Windows 7. I will contact Roger to update the page. Thank you very much for noticing this!
Milenix Software Ltd. - Jun 18 2010 at 4:53am Copy Link
Fred X One more correction: that first rate over-all search does not only work upon actual tree or every opened tree, but also, if you wish it to do so, upon every tree in the MI directory (that you can freely choos), and this way, you just open your usual trees with which you work currently, and whenever the thing you are searching for, isn't there (or even is there but you don't remember where), just search for it in ALL trees at the same time, and finds in those not-yet-opened files will show in the finds list, as do finds in your currently opened trees. A simple click on them will load and open the file / tree, at the exact item you are searching for. This is tremendous, don't underestimate it: On the one hand, you can do with just your most important things on the screen you are really working on, and just at the same time, all your electronic "library" is just a click away, so as I said before, but far more evidently, split your trees in quite simple ones, without any more "where's that piece of sh**?!" fuss always forced you to handle too many things in one cluttered tree. Just beware, this search function relies upon the index, and the index is built in an unknown way. I for example inserted "codes" into different files, the pound character plus a word (in one word), or the same with the number character: £this, #that, and so on, and I didn't get any finds even if that "word" was very well in my files / trees; on the other hand, if the word after the first sign was in my files, I got "false finds" with all items in which the "simple" word was, even without the leading character, thus, a "#and" will give you any item with "and"! So beware of special characters for "coding" since they are not handled in the index (whereas the normal find command within an item works fine with them), but rely, for example, as I then did, on "1this", "2that", and so on: combinations of a leading number and then normal words are well indexed and give impeccable finds. In this way, even without tagging (which is there, but I don't know yet if tags can be displayed for every files even not loaded), you can organize yourself over a hundred or more several trees / files in a perfect "Getting Things Done" way (trademark of David Allen, see ): just work on 1, 2, 3 files, and a "1due" (or whatever) overall-search, in just a second, will bring all other due documents / items, whereever they are, at your fingertips. Thus, MI allows you to work just with a minimal fuss before your eyes, instead of a 1 GB database always loaded into your memory, and to have ALL of your work in front of you, in every needed selection, in just 1 second. I do NOT know any other program (in the Windows world that is) that would do that, and I know about 40 or 50 that positively do NOT. Well done, Milenix!
Jun 18 2010 at 6:02am Copy Link
Fred X Well, Peter R., I just did that in a way, since UR holds all your stuff in one or several databases but cannot search, for the time being, over several databases at the same time, left alone the possibility, as here, to search not even loaded databases.

For graphics size, UR is as good as MI, so I could have said, "hold your breath", with regards to UR as with regards to MI.

For me, UR has two characterictics that let me choose to not choose it (I have some 100,000 items in my AO files, so I need a program that can handle a large amount of items, in whichever way):

- Whenever I make a change to an item in UR, even a minor change, UR stops me, just a second or two, from going on in my work, i.e. if I click then on another item, it does not show it immediately but first saves the item just updated, rebuilds a part of the index, or whatever. This way, "floating" from one item to another in my work is far from smooth, going from one item to another doesn't bother me but when I've left everything unchanged, and even then very often UR is loading another part of the database into memory, making me wait, not for long, but long enough in order to be bothered by it, be it perhaps 2 sec. here, 5 sec. there; when in AO, I click on a item, it's on the screen, and in MI also, and I like this very much, for me it's important.

- Since you cannot search over several trees / files in UR, you have "all" your (or most of your "normal", perhaps except for some "special") stuff in one large database, no problem up to that except for my idiosyncratic problem just mentioned.

But this way, you have one, single, endless tree with, in my case, 100,000 items. Therefore, UR has hoisting. Let me explain. Hoisting is choosing an item with many subitems, and loading this item, with all its subitems, into another tab, so tab 1 is all of your stuff, tab 2 is your stuff x only, tab 3 is your stuff y only, and so on, and whenever you make any change in that tab 3, since it's included in tab 1, the whole tree, 2 tabs are updated; it should even be possible to load a subtree of tab 2 into tab 3, and so on almost infinitely, so some changes trigger updating 2, 3, or a dozen of trees.

Now this isn't really simple but rather complicated (I for myself programmed hoisting in the nineties), but the UR guys are real experts, and it works, and from one session to the other, these tabs are saved, but remember, in order to to just minimal stuff in your tab 27, you always have to have loaded the complete tree (i.e. not necessarily in tab 1, but somewhere).

The real problem for me is, the tabs do not show the title of the current tree, but the title of the current item! Well, nobody (except perhaps Gates himself) has got a screen as large as a table, and even if you had, you would not be willig to displace your body one metre or more in order to read your current item's title! So, with UR, this brings 3 or more problems:

- You cannot give your items titles short enough, so the tabs only show you the first 3 or 5 letters of your current item's title.

- In order to avoid this, you could only use 2 or 3 tabs which would then be excessively long and indeed show your current item's title in full perhaps (if it's not too long); with very short item titles, you would even succeed in having 5 or 6 tabs with reading these titles in full, but be aware, even then, it's really UGLY! (I have 20 tabs or so open most of the time, so image my screen with UR tabs! Of course, my files / trees have 1- or 2-digit names.)

- When the tab shows the item's title, where's the tree / file title? Well, on top of the tree only, and if the tree is scrolled down, well, scroll the tree up in order to verify - or have a tremendous memory (I haven't)! Which is to say, UR guys got rid of the normal title line above your text, putting that title into the tab where normally is the tree title, and putting that tree title... nowhere.

- People in their forum weren't happy with this state of things, but UR developers then got the idea of the century, which is to say, REALLY BAD: you can, whenever you want, manually FREEZE the tab title, e.g. freeze it to the tree title, but then, you've exactly the same idea as with competiting softwares... but this way, the item's title (short or long) is gone! (People say you could do a template in which the item's title would be displayed, but I never found this out, and I don't know if importing 100,000 items in such a template would be feasible.)

- Of course you can in UR read your current item's title whenever you like in the tree, like in any other competiting software, but I want to read it there in order to move around in the tree, and I want to read it above my text in order to know I'm reading / working on the item I got: For me, it's, yes, another idiosyncrasy, an eliminatory criterion to have the item titel above my text. (And not its first 3 letters in a tab.) PERIOD.

So, my preference goes to MI, which, it seems, will give me the fluidity in working of my AO environment, but giving me a lot more, the search capabilities of AO being incredibly poor (and faulty at that, just try to replace something in AO with something more, the first find will be replaced thousands of times until you stop it, and it will never go beyond that, I can prove it, so sue me), when some UR functionality going even further, but not in the "smoothing your working environment" way, and for me, that's the point.

And to be fair, AO ist best in that, but they are not in any way responsive to any idea how to improve functionality, so I am very happy with finding MI at which I vowed almost this whole working day, which often is the only way to really understand the working of rather sophisticated software. Let's face it, productivity with an outliner, even a bad one like AO, is threefold your productivity in one of those "word processors". There is one point in AO that lets me rave about it: It's perfectly stable. I never lost a single character with it. But then, people say so about MI, and I am willing to believe them.

In one word: Perhaps 5 p.c. of users could do with the extra functionality of UR and by that should be willing to live with its user interface; 95 p.c. of users do not need that extra functionaliy, but should be VERY HAPPY with MI's user interface, including its tremendously good search functionality. The only regret insofar, not having tried out MI as thoroughly two years ago.
Jun 18 2010 at 7:00am Copy Link
David Dinwiddie I basically agree with Fred X's comparison of MyInfo and UltraRecall. I would make the following additional comments: Both products support multiple parents for a single document. This is unusual and very nice. UR does an outstanding job of storing complete or partial web pages into its database. MI does a servicable job, but nothing I've seen comes close to UR. (I think UR does a better job at this than even Surfulater, although it's not quite as fast.) Most web pages, even those with many frames are rendered identically in the stored version as in an IE browser. Both products offer a toolbar that can be used from IE to save web pages or portions from the browser itself. UR does an outstanding job of supporting drag and drop links from other places in your outline. For instance, if you select a document from the navigation tree, you can create a link in that document to another by navigating in the tree to the document you want to link to. Then you can drag the document you want to link to to the open document. The document in the right pane does not change until you release the mouse button while in the navigation tree. Most outliners cannot support this. MI has a very nice menu item to save a link to a paragraph in a document to the clipboard. You can then paste this link into even other documents. When the link is activated, it returns you to the paragraph you selected. I think in the general case, UR does a better job with management of attachments. The feature I think separates MI from anything I've seen is the calendar tab. If you assign start and or due dates to a document (very easy to due in MI), and select the calendar tab, you can view items assigned to each date from a calendar format. IMO this is huge and enhances MyInfo's usefulness as a GTD or personal management tool. I use UR to archive web pages and MI for everything else.
Jun 18 2010 at 4:22pm Copy Link
Mary Wilson I went to your websight to look up a couple of things on the program as I really like the program. Currently, I use Surfulator but like the way your program will put tabs on the top when more than one database is open. I was looking for more information on the USB program and if I purchase the program if I can put it on my laptop and my my main system. Only problem is that my Norton Utilities Safe Site is telling me that your websight is clearly unsafe and not up to current standards of safety. Can you tell me why it is telling me this?
Jun 19 2010 at 9:11am Copy Link
Petko Georgiev @Mary, the USB version (available with MyInfo Professional) is fully functional program and includes all features of MyInfo Professional. The only difference is that it stores its options and files in single directory, which makes it easy to more between computers.

As for Norton Utilities Safe Site, it shows no error reports when we test it (the same applies to McAffee Site Advisor). Maybe there is a specific page within the site that is flagged as not safe?
Milenix Software Ltd. - Jun 19 2010 at 10:02pm Copy Link
Petko Georgiev @Mary, it turned out that the site has one security flag when searched through Norton web site. It is about old hackers attack, which is resolved already, so we will submit the site for revaluation from Norton.

Thank you for noticing this.

The site is currently 100% safe (as you can see with any other web safety application, which is available on Internet).
Milenix Software Ltd. - Jun 20 2010 at 10:49am Copy Link
Fred X Peter: I have tried PersonalBrain thorougly. Of course there are some good ideas in that program - I am not going to list them here, but let me say it's good with attachments -, but there is a tremendous conceptional flaw in it: It wants to be a graphic representation of all your stuff, allowing multiple parenting at the same time, and then not: Since it's multiple brothering instead, and just try it out with a real big amount of nodes, and you will perhaps agree with me that you have even more spaghetti visuals on your screen than in your head.

The developers are proud to have done something which gives a representation of a brain, with a lots of associations in between your different subjects or details of them, but here's the flaw, by this it does NOT enhance your thinking work, it just hinders it, I think, since it divides your attention between real thinking and your (rather unsuccessfully) trying to de-complicate that representation. Of course there is that one good idea to do, at last, one and only Mind Mapping Software (trademark of Tony Buzan) that is NOT flat i.e. just two-dimensional, but it seems not to have occured to them that their way of putting all things together in order to create visual chaos, is NOT the best way to go ahead of competiting graphics softwares.

Of course they had the right idea to allow you to make selections, i.e. to hide most of the stuff - if not, it would simple not be usable with big files -, but that's exactly the moment when that third dimension is practically lost since this hiding hides your third-dimensional associative links to that hidden node clouds. They should allow for hiding of all that stuff EXCEPT for those node clouds even far "away" when they are associated with your central cloud, and they should allow for displaying those groupes clouds in different screens that could be superposed and easily changed between, but I think they don't see the problem yet.

Why I think so? Because their program, IF developed in that sense, WILL be the best thinking-enhancing program in the world, instead of hindering your (i.e. at least my) thinking process, but their marketing approach is the opposite: They insist on marketing it with the idea that it's the foremost program in order to stuff things in it. But I never ever understood why for stuffing just things/info in the order of 100,000 or more items - nothing to do with a thinking process for 90 p.c. of it, just archives / reference material - you would need a graphical representation, you need just a third-dimensional file cabinet where's real order, AND a good search facility. You must see that PB ist just a hobby for them since they make their money, it seems, with their Brain for Institutions, seems those software applications have multi-user capabilites, but then, let me say it again, I am positive that their very valuable idea, if better realized, would be fruitful for thinking enhancement, and there it would be hors pair, whereas they sell it for mass storage, and there it fails selon moi, not technically, but conceptionally.

One more point there: Let's think together: If an image of your brain is intended to enhance, i.e. do "double" your brain, it must be formed (i.e. in its functionality) after your brain. With PB, this is undoubtedly not so. But then, if this "double thinking" is intended to take place, there isn't any third solution: If PersonalBrain does not think as does YourBrain, YourBrain must think as PersonalBrain does, and there we are:

PB is, in my humble opinion and in its current state, LIMITING your thinking, by this simple technical reason. I tried it out, give me (a stack of) paper and a pencil; give me PB: on (multiple) paper(s), my results are tenfold. I might say, thrice, but I say, tenfold, and there's a reason: In PB, LIKE IN ANY OTHER PROGRAM, when creating a rather sophisticated environment (original project management i.e. not from templates; problem solution with multiple interactions), it's my BEST ideas that DO NOT come to me; it isn't when I do plain simple "paperwork" I get thru to them - and this way, PB is, up to now at least, an impostor: It risks to WITHDRAW the best ideas from your mind, when it claims to place them at your better disposal (at least that was what I understood), and so, 250 dollars or not, the real price could be in its withhelding valuable things to you which you would have otherwise had the chance of having in your command.

It's a tremendous trap since our paper work means - except for CEO's - doing "double time"

To Peter and David: you must see that PB, more so than UR, are addressing high-brow people who are proud of their high I.Q., and who absolutely want to use something most people are too dumb to use... even if they (i.e. the former) would do far better with another software. But please, do this: Import all your stuff into PB (it was "The Brain" once, now it's "PersonalBrain", but it's 250 dollars if I'm not erroneous), just before your holidays. Take your laptop with you, use your holiday for rearranging all your stuff in PB, and if at the end of your holiday you are happy with what you got, stay with PB.

David: I agree with your comments on UR. In fact, it's rather / very good in the tasks you mention. But I said, 5 p.c. of users, please read below since I must explain my point of view, which is subject to discussion, I am aware of that.

But I said, elitist people like it. Why? The help file is the most unfriendly help file I've seen in my whole life, and this goes on and on for years. 5,000 dollars would have to be spent to do a real good file, but instead the developers did a sweepstake in order to get something in this way for free, first prize was... hold you breath, 50 dollars in cash or a free serial number, i.a. ONE free serial number. Thus, things remained unchanged even after that.

Years ago, people complained about most basic things; nothing ever changed. For example. My first contact with UR was hindered by the fact I didn't understand that a new document was nothing of a text pane to enter text into, but a container to import files into; for minutes I thought my trial version was faulty. Another example. Just do a new item! (Problem was mentioned in their forum 5 years ago, no development in 5 years upon this.) Well, perhaps you get it after some minutes: It's the key "Insert". But that does a child item, and most of the time you need a sibling, not a child (in storage, not in life perhaps). Oh yes, after many other minutes, you get it (I'll not give it here, just try it out for yourself), but oh, it does not give you what you want, it just gives you a selection pane, and after the selection pain - just allow for a little canular -, you get what you want: a key combination, and then a click (or scrolling and enter) in a pane, and here you are with your sibling!

I want a sibling with ONE key! Ok, let's say you are smart. Then after some thinking you will think this: A sibling is a child of a common parent! Bright! So you go to the parent (it's just one key), you create the child (one click), and here you are. No, not exactly here, but at the end of the list! So, this way you just can create a last child which afterwards you can indeed up to its initially wanted position, but is all this intuitive working? No, it's the perfect opposite of intuitive working, just like the (frozen or not) tabs that make up for your item's title. And as I said, those are known "problems", and the top-notch programmers could see to all this in a day's work, but no...

Now let us face my 5 p.c. You say, UR is really good with importing. It is. But then, here's my opinion about importing, or let me tell you how I import things.

Web sites contain a lot of stuff I do not want, advertisements, all sort of secondary surroundings of the information I want to segregate and to save in my vault. Thus, I select text, even the entire text often, and I put it into a new text item to which I give a title first; of course my macro that does almost all the work, then puts the web address above the imported text; "imported text" meaning plain text, without formatting, so I always have my things in Arial 10 point, and afterwards it's ME who does formatting, i.e. when reading the text, I make bold all important things in it, and important things within imported things will be underlined, my commentaries are in italics... and whenever I need it, my macro puts the download date and time between the address and the body text.

When there are pictures which I need, for example technical illustrations about tools, materials and so on - not young girls, you see -, I have a macro for it, I do a special click on them, and they will be inserted beneath the text body, or, when it's necessary to do so, at the text position they were in the web original. (In this case I must click there, so it's a little bit more time-consuming.)

When there are tables I need, well, that was a problem, since copying tables by copy and paste is most of the time desastrous. I use a screen capture program, get the screen image of the table, and that is then automatically pasted into my outliner software - you now understand why picture size there is of real interest for me since ActionOutline blows them up tenfold (just as Microsoft Works does, I said so), whereas UR, and MI which interests us here (I hope!), do not, assuring for tiny file size in spite of many .jpg's.

Often, I do not need the whole text; when I have time, I just cut out the interesting parts of it, or I do this later. Often, I just need real snippets which more or less belong together, for example when I want to have some readers' comments in the Nouvel Observateur upon the latest political scandal, I have a macro that allows me for just cutting some lines into not another new item, but on bottom of the existing text body of my current outliner item.

This way, I do a new item whenever there's much text to save, or when there's text from a new site (always with the web address on top), or when there's, even within the same web site, a new subject; in this case several items in my collection bear the same web address on top of their text body, but are clearly distinct from each other by their title; for example I would have an item "Bettencourt Majordome (Le Point)", another "Bettencourt Woerth (Libération)", etc.

I must admit that my way isn't yet perfect with pdf's since a lot of them have to be unlocked in order for you to cut snippets from them, so I often need to save them in full, unlock them, and then only I can, with the help of my macros, take excerpts.

But in a general way, I do, as explained, what I would call "active web surfing", which would be, active reading-let saving, instead of this pollutioning way of "saving whole web-pages in utmost fidelity" i.e. including all that visual crap, and including all those things in them you know before you'll never need.

And this brings us to Surfulater and others, including Ultra Recall's rather good importing capabilites: I don't need them, and if you're really bright, you don't need'em either. (Surfulater is best in it, but its La vie en rose graphical interface gives me immediate nausea.)

Which is to say, I KNOW that you can bring the argument, "just at the beginning, you cannot be sure what part of your clippings you will need, so it's preferable to take the whole text!" No, Sir, I can invalidate your argument: It you were right, you would need to save the whole web!

So you MUST trust yourself, and your judgment, at some point, if it's a normal article, ok, save it in full, but there are so many just illustrative pictures without any value, I don't need them, I don't want them, and I save the web address with it, so when in 200 clips one reveals itself as being made too sharp afterwards, I try to save the missing part, and if my link does not work any more, well, google's for what, according to you? I put a "phrase" into google, and there it is.

So, don't be dumb. Don't use the web as a whole library to steal even before knowing which are the books you'll need in it, do it like you did once in your university studies: See it as a photocopier. Then, you had to decide which pages you needed to copy from that book that came from 2,000 km far away for just 10 days, before returning it, and afterwards, the book was gone when you were writing your thesis, and you had to do with what you got, the deadline of your paper being before any chance of getting that book again (i.e. pre-ordered by 5 other peoples around the country in the meantime). There you had a real problem, today with your web clippings, you have not.

So let off you collecting frenzy regarding a whole bunch of complete things, just dare to select, from the beginning on. Trust your previsional judgement.

And this invalidates for 95 p.c. of us those big "advantages" of UR and, more so, Surfulator. And then, when you really need an original web page, there is always the browser command "File" - "Save under" - "Web Page in a Single File - .mht".

Of course, if you are in need of complete web sites AND color blind, Surfulater will be best, UR being in-between, no intuitive working (as I see it) and less fidelity percentage than Surfulater with "Complete Downloading" (and Never Using, I call this a graveyard), and even PersonalBrain recommended by some for that purpose... well, let's face it, PersonalBrain would be a rather handsome graveyard of your stuff.

One last word upon the latter: they praise its search capability. Well, put 10,000 things in it and you understand why this feature is so important, just have a try, in PersonalBrain's 10,000 items, to find something WITHOUT that search feature. In ActionOutline, I am able to find 100,00 items even without the (unspeakably bad) search feature, just ponder that!

Thus, you understand why I think that a better ActionOutline replacement, and with a top-notch search capability on top of it, will make me happy. And that thing will be an sale today.

P.S. : People who dream of being able some day of commanding an utterly "demanding" software like TheBrain are just the people who dream of commanding a german shepherd, with 20 IQ points above theirs. Other people want productivity enhancement instead of a gratuitous personality booster. Like a said, have the guts and dare to choice. Or let's say it encore in another way: TheBrain is the perfect software pendant to some Apple "integrated" hardware products:

They give you that utmost kick, that narcissique elevation to be a real creator, almost an artist - when in fact, you are a puffed-up consumer. Or put it this way:

Once upon a time, Applers made their money on their machines, today it's the other way round.

This shallow personality tarting up, MI cannot deliver. When Appler or Would-Be-Appler, don't buy here and today.

Jun 20 2010 at 11:15am Copy Link
Fred X Sorry, there was a loose end in my text. "It's a tremendous trap since our paper work means - except for CEO's - doing "double time"" - wanted to say, the trap is that we just see the double effort, handwriting and then putting all this stuff into electronic, presentable, processable form, but we tend to overlook that this double effort is not avoided by just composing rightly into the screen, since time then is halved, and results are perhaps divided by ten; it's a little bit that old saying that in advertisement, surely 50 p.c. of the amounts are lost, but you cannot identify that unneccessary 50 p.c., so you have to put in the whole, in order TO NOT LEAVE those decisive 50 p.c. I am willing to believe that very young people who are using comps in school do not present these problems with direct electronic input, but then, can they be sure without trying thoroughly both ways. I think a lot of people who would do far better with paper and pencil, in order to make economies of effort / time / spare time, lie to themselves that the outcome will be identical with their straight-into-software approach when in the back of their mind, they KNOW more or less, from (not really realized) experience, that results are sub-optimal this way, and they shy away from using these costs. David: "I use UR to archive web pages and MI for everything else." - A lot of people in your way use two programs or even more, but we have yet a media break between paper and our work software, dividing that work software into two or more incompatible formats means invariably multiplying our clutter. Your "Mi for everything else" should back my argument that UR is far from intuitive, and more so, there has not been much effort to do something about it during years and years. Of course, the calendar function in MI is greatly helping you with this but then, you must admit this: UR was never meant to be a Surfulater precursor that's not used for anything else, as you do, so you see, when I say, UR is far from the real thing, as long as UR users need or happen to use "secondary" programs for their main work, there's something very important not yet worked out with UR! And you got a dispendable intruder into your workflow, taking your time, etc. - consider perhaps my not saving en bonne et due forme, but just important, stripped-down things, it would enhance your productivity. In most scenarii, people would WIN by dispensing of complete archivage, and as soon as you do, handling special programs will become exceptional for special, occasional needs, and working will become smooth. Even conceptional working, but beware of the non-paper trap!
Jun 20 2010 at 11:57am Copy Link
Thomas L My Avira Antivir recomends not to download the trial version.
Probabely because of the file having two extensions.
Anyone here who had trouble with that version?
Jun 20 2010 at 6:13pm Copy Link
Rich OBrien I only learned of MyInfo days ago because of Bits du Jour.  I've been using a trial version and will buy the Pro version today.    MyInfo opens pdf files in a split second - faster than any other pdf reader I've ever found.  If you're working with a lot of pdf files, buy MyInfo today for this alone.  MyInfo provides a Note Pane along with every pdf file.    MyInfo, unlike other Personal Information Managers, has a built in web browser.  Web pages appear super fast. And I have yet to encounter one web page that it displayed incorrectly.  Internet Explorer 8 still displays too many web pages imperfectly.  MyInfo also provides a Note Pane for every web page.  The Note Pane can hold both text, graphics and parts of web pages if you like. The text in the Notes can be fully formatted in your choice of fonts, font styles, colors, sizes, etc.    MyInfo includes a complete word processor with an outline column on the left for organization and rapid access to documents, subdocuments, web pages, pdf files, notes and copies of emails.  MyInfo groups in tabs your collections of documents, subdocuments, web pages, pdf files, notes and copies of emails. If you like, you can easily change the colors of your tabs.  MyInfo's developers are very responsive.  I asked how I could submit some suggestions along with illustrations, and Petko Georgiev replied within hours on Saturday.  By comparison, I wrote to AskSam and got a reply back 14 days later.  I rely on Bits du Jour to bring to my attention important and useful software.  I am very glad to learn about, try, buy and be able to use MyInfo. Somehow, I could not find MyInfo even though I have spent years actively looking for it.  Thank you Bits du Jour and Nico Westerdale.  MyInfo fills a real need for me.  I'm trying to learn about earning money from home on the Internet.  The information I've paid for is scattered all over the place.  MyInfo is the best software I've ever found for getting it all together, studying pdf files, taking notes, writing with a full word processor, keeping related emails together in one place that also includes a fast web browser and the ability to keep notes for each web page.  Its a dream come true.  MyInfo is not perfect but its not far from perfect.
Jun 20 2010 at 7:50pm Copy Link
Fred X Hi Peter, thanks for your kind answering me.


I know these monster maps in TheBrain, they serve to "prove" that monster data storing is possible with TheBrain, but as I said, If you do not succeed in dividing your material at one step in your working process into
2) "handy reference material" (= telephone numbers of your current customers, etc.),

3) "unhandy reference material" (= to base decisions perhaps on, but too many details on which decisions are NOT based upon = 98 p.c. of each subtree, thus it must be relegated to its own tree, and in your decision environment only hold the key details and an overview of that tree, so you need "placeholders" in your main thing referring to these details, instead of their coming into your way), and your

1) planning / deciding environment (= the most "thin" as possible but at the same time containing short references to ALL detail which could be / become an important factor ),

you will not be able to do your work right, it's more fuss than real work.

So it would be 1, 3 and 2 somewhere in between, 2 being also something like your (ever-changing) "standards", but you work on 1, and the interaction between 1 and 3 is something like high-brow "secretarial" work you are doing on top of your real work since you ain't a CEO who would have his staff for doing just that, and they hand over to him only that "1" part of work, so it's their duty to include all in it that would have to be included there... but ever remember, the precious part of your work is handling the "1" part, even if your actual work is unfortunately "3" work 90 p.c. of your time.

PersonalBrain does NOT help you in any way, it seems to me, to make this distinction that will decide if you're successful in your work, or not. And again, monster maps are eye candy - "yes, we can do", when in fact, thinking enhancement would finally be their invaluable unique selling proposition, but as I explained, that thinking enhancement does not seem to be anything other than a promise for the time being, and they do not seem to be just a little step away, and let's face it, even if on the conceptual level they succeed in enhancing it, since it's graphics, realization of those intermediate step would almost certainly be the point that will stop 'em more or less.

Remember, we all can hold only a representation, graphic or not, of 4 up to 10 points ( i.e. that would be geniuses! ) in our minds, so a thinking enhancement software would help with elarging that, but in stuffing such points into our mind, not only in showing 'em on the screen, and our minds do then only fractional importing work that that! (As I said, PB has conceptional flaws, perhaps because the graphic realisation to do better that would be too difficult.) Thus, if I was to enhance PB, I would reduce the monster maps, but multiply the possibilities to have different sub-maps (and, as I said, containing several clouds at the same time) in a fraction of a second, and I would optimize the toggling possibilities between them.

In the meantime, just look at my 1-2-3 and judge for yourself in which way PB can help you with this, and that will probably mean you'll discard PB rather fast from your list. (The other alternative would be to discard my 1-2-3 theory, but then, why should anyone do harm himself, just because the real good ideas in his life, while being perfectly free, ain't baked in his own oven?)


MyInfo has some minor flaws that can be putting off on a first glance, for example there's a command a) "Switch forward between tree and text pane", and another one, b) "Switch backwards between text pane and tree". They are fine as long as there is no task pane shown, and yes, there's toggle c) "Show / hide task pane". Now when you are in your text, with task pane hidden, just a switches as a toggle, no need for b. If your task pane is shown (e.g. with search results), a lays the focus on the task pane instead which is awkward! And it's useless on top of it since you cannot scoll with the arrows there, you must use your mouse (= which will put the focus there anyway). Thus, you would need a two times in order to overcome the task pane, or you would need b in order to go directly back to the tree; but it does not do the toggle between the 3 things, just between the two, and anyway, you do never now - e.g. for macro use - where you are since those commands do not identify a one and only target.

But fortunately, there is one command that identifies its target: d) "Show tree". Now, if you are in your text pane, do not do a or b, do d! And if you do a macro for attaining the tree, do d as well, and in a macro for attaining the text pane, do d and then a.

This, for the time being, is the only way to identify your target in the absence of a command "Focus: Text pane", and which will predictably, the task pane being visible at that moment or not. So, MI, as stated by others, isn't not yet perfect, but you can overcome some of its apparent limitations.

But please, give us that command! (And it would be a very good thing to be able to access / change the different "Find item" options by keyboard shortcuts, not just by 3 (!) consecutive mouse clicks! Just bring us a keyboard shortcut for "Document Find Options", and then the possibility to enter a single character in order to select the wanted option. Programming time: 2 hours for this, and you'd make thousands of users happy.

Again, in the meantime, we must just use a macro program that can execute mouse clicks, but that's ugly. But again, don't be prissy about those details when in fact MI OFFERS those options and many / most / all??? competiting programs do NOT!
Jun 20 2010 at 11:23pm Copy Link
Petko Georgiev Just to let you know that our website is reevaulated by Norton and it flagged as green:
Milenix Software Ltd. - Jun 21 2010 at 12:47am Copy Link
robin miller Wish this was the PRO version being offered.
Jun 21 2010 at 3:51am Copy Link
Petko Georgiev @Robin, the offer is good for the Professional version too!
Milenix Software Ltd. - Jun 21 2010 at 3:58am Copy Link
Roger Thomasson Please note folks, discussion of Bits du Jour policies is best suited to our discussion forum.  Please keep the promotion page comment boards specific to the app in question. Thanks! -r 
BitsDuJour Admin - Jun 21 2010 at 4:50am Copy Link
Fred X I am happy to state that those ugly (= in my opinion) signets = icons in the tree can be hidden, and that that gives the possibility to just show your own icons as you like, the only little issue being that those are not considered "styles", but "state icons". But you can use as many as you like, and thus, with a little organization, you would be able to do a combination of both, i.e. you would do any of your styles double or thrice, in order to have your normal style and your "state" variant if this is necessary. This way, use "state icons" in order to distinguish your different tree levels as you are perhaps accustomed to in other programs.

And furthermore, you are even able to hide those "state icons", just like the former which are called "document icons", and this way, if you work mostly - some people do lately! - on a tiny netbook screen, you would be able to spare more than a cm in screen width. So, perhaps renounce your icons altogether, and gain valuable screen width for your tree items' titles.

Best of all, you can do this separately for each file = tree = "topic" (which is not item, item is "document"). To gain access to these options, go in the menu "File" - "Properties & Security" - "Appearance" - "Show state/document icons in the tree yes/no" for each. That's a rather hidden gem, but a gem! (The 256-bit encodation in the pro version is administered from there also, and of course it's right to do it individually for each file since most of your files don't need any encryption I hope?!)

I got all my stuff into the professional version, I did a lot of shuffling around; allow some seconds after shuffling around very big subtrees from one topic to another, for the index being rebuilt; of course I did not encounter any problem, this program WORKS, and it works really well, on top of giving you are real smart working environment in which YOU will excel!
Jun 21 2010 at 7:31am Copy Link
Mitch B there's a limitation of 3.9mb when adding files, are there any option changing this limit?
& how to extract one file, per say a pdf added & export this to my desktop without the whole tree getting exported? & are there any other theme than this blue one.

Jun 21 2010 at 7:55am Copy Link
Petko Georgiev @Mitch B: the limitation of 4 MB is for the Standard edition, the Professional edition supports attachments of up to 11 MB.

You can easily extract the attached file from the attachment icon menu (just click the attachment icon above the "Embedded file" header text and click Save Copy).

As for the theme - it should adapt to the Windows theme that you are using (taking its colors).
Milenix Software Ltd. - Jun 21 2010 at 8:09am Copy Link
Phil H I've used MyInfo for several years and have been delighted, both with the product and the developer's (Petko's) support. I've also purchased and tried several other PIMs (including UR) - while there are features in other programs that are well implemented, MyInfo has proven the most useful. Probably the single most useful feature (to me, at least) is the automatic cut and paste from a web article into MyInfo - MyInfo even automatically captures the URL of a webpage that is cut and pasted. The other incredibly useful feature is the attribute functionality in the right-hand pane.  Includes ability to create faceted attributes w/ custom-defined attributes... power users, check it out, you won't be disappointed.  Sorry if this sounds like a testimonial, but I can't imagine managing content and information without this tool.
Jun 21 2010 at 4:53pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Due to the overwhelming response Milenix Software Ltd. has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Jun 21 2010 at 5:00pm Copy Link
Rich OBrien Adobe PDF, Portable Document Files are nearly always locked.  When reading a PDF and you have ideas, your choices are to write down your thoughts on a piece of paper or open a word processor and type your notes.  Problem is, how do you later find your notes on paper or your word processor document.  Open a PDF in MyInfo Pro and the PDF appears instantly along with a Note Field.  Type your notes or drag and drop your notes into the Note Field and the next time you open that PDF, there are your notes.  You don't have to remember that you took notes.  You don't have to have a system for filing your notes.  You don't have to waste time searching for your notes.  You don't have to open a separate word processor.  In MyInfo you open a PDF and there are your notes.  Simple.   Same thing with web pages.  Web pages open very fast and are displayed perfectly as in the best Internet browsers.  And along with each web page, MyInfo provides a Note Field.  Type in your notes and the next time you open that web page, there are your notes.   MyInfo has a complete word processor built in.    A tree on the left shows the hierarchy of documents, subdocuments, web pages and PDF files.   And tabs across the top of MyInfo provide quick access to your different sets of documents, subdocuments, web pages and PDF files.    MyInfo will save  documents, subdocuments, emails and graphics,  web pages along with your notes and pdf files along with your notes all in one place.   MyInfo Professional is easy to get started with.  I was able to figure out how to use it in minutes without reading the instructions.  By contrast, I spent multiple hundreds of dollars for AskSam more than ten years ago and I never have been able to figure it out to get a dime's worth of use out of it.   In addition to AskSam, I've paid hundreds of dollars for other PIMs that I don't use at all.  I'll be usng MyInfo Professional constantly every day. I consider myself very lucky to have gotten MyInfo Professional for $35.08.   Note, you must buy the Professional version if you're going to print anything.    I'm very glad they decided to extend this Bits du Jour offer for a second day. Now you have time to tell the people you care about. Lots of people would benefit from having a copy of PIM software this good. I've struggled with Kinook's Ultra Recall for hours, days and months over years.  UR drives me crazy.  It seems so great but web pages disappear again and again before I can save them. With My Info, I am able to save web pages without all the hassles.
Jun 21 2010 at 5:37pm Copy Link
Thomas L. As reported Avira Antivir Premium Edition did not recomend the download of a file having two extensions. So I first had to add MyInfoTrial.1000.exe to an exception list.

At the end of installation "Spybot Search and Destroy" reported changes to the registry for startup.

Then I started MyInfo, created my first topic and added a jpg-File to this topic by drag and drop. Spybot again reported a registry manipulation of an existing Quicktime entry, where nothing would change except of the capitalisation of some letters. I did not allow this change, because it did'nt make sense to me.

Now, I wonder how often my registry needs to be adjusted while using MyInfo. I came to the conclusion, that MyInfo is a bit like a MindMapper without a map or Opera-Client without eMails.

Probabely it is nice, for someone starting to remove some mess in his workflow. Think it will not really accelerate my work but as my processes are tuned quite well already.
Jun 22 2010 at 1:52am Copy Link
David Wild I wanted to order the Pro version, but when I made the attempt, I received an error message that the coupon code of bitsdujour-16 is incorrect for the pro version. Since I have only 5 1/2 hours left to order with the discouunt, please advise what the correct coupon code should be for the pro version. Thank you
Jun 22 2010 at 11:33am Copy Link
Petko Georgiev @David, sorry for this problem. The discount should be available now again..
Milenix Software Ltd. - Jun 22 2010 at 11:36am Copy Link
Fred X To Thomas L., you wrote: "I came to the conclusion, that MyInfo is a bit like a MindMapper without a map or Opera-Client without eMails. Probabely it is nice, for someone starting to remove some mess in his workflow. Think it will not really accelerate my work but as my processes are tuned quite well already."

I bought MI here one month ago, and I am using it every day, 14 hours a day. I did not (yet) lose one single character in it, and I am very pleased by my workflow. Export details are an issue, as are some other minor details, but I can assure you that I,

having worked with AskSam (where I lost a lot of things and a lot of time) and then with ActionOutline (where there is an elegant graphical user interface but no possibility whatsoever, neither for searching beyond your current subject, nor for doing some sort of "Getting Things Done" (copyright by David Allen, see above) or whatever is your kind of doing "project management" = organizing tasks), and knowing Ultra Recall and other programs thoroughly (see above),

will NOT back away from MI, it's a real useful working environment, in fact the first really useful working environment I've ever had.

So, your stating that your workflow is perfect, and that you don't need MI: very, very well for you, but would be so kind as to let us know how you do? What are the ingredients of your perfect working environment? OR ARE YOUR AFRAID to tell, being afraid that I would tell people, now wait a moment, Thomas' working environment isn't as perfect as he states, since this and this and that and that... Are you afraid of my telling people the holes in it?

And you are right, I would not hesitate to turn the knife in the wound; why? No, I do NOT have any financial interest in MI, and furthermore, the developer(s) of MI are not even as responding to my hints as I would like them to be, but I think, very seriously and from dozens of years of passive experience and active knowledge of information management, that MI is the best offer around here, and so I am interested in fortifying and optimizing MI, instead of squandering my efforts upon a multitude of lesser and even minor contenders;

I know out there there is a group of "outliner lovers" that share their thoughts on a hundred of outliners and other contenders, and that even BUY a lot of them, in a parallel way, TO PLAY WITH THEM.

But let's be serious, we need ONE working environment, in which we stuff everything we've got around - for me that's a hundred thousand items at the time being, and each month, some 1,000 items more -, and we need it to be the best available, and, well, that's MI, and for EVERY other working environment I would be happy to tell you why it's NOT playing in the same league, speaking of utility.

It's a little bit that old secretarial contradiction: You are dreaming of the perfect beauty... but then, you hire the competent one, not the beautiful one... if you are smart.

Don't tell people MI is a threat to your system; don't be dishonest; share better arguments than those lies.

Jul 15 2010 at 12:53am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Due to the overwhelming response Milenix Software Ltd. has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Jan 9 2011 at 9:29pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Due to the overwhelming response Milenix Software Ltd. has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Apr 12 2011 at 5:42am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Due to the overwhelming response Milenix Software Ltd. has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Jul 18 2011 at 2:26pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Due to the overwhelming response Milenix Software Ltd. has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Jul 31 2011 at 7:51am Copy Link
Roberto i suscribe to this thread. Thanks for the reviews/comments, im really impressed.
Sep 15 2011 at 3:28pm Copy Link
K X I learned a lot about a few different programs I've been curious about in this discussion, and I vote to see MyInfo Pro come back to Bits du Jour!
Sep 18 2011 at 3:37pm Copy Link
Petko Georgiev K X, this promotion won't be available at least until the end of the year.
Milenix Software Ltd. - Sep 21 2011 at 3:22pm Copy Link
R A Hi Petko @ MyInfo, will you offer this deal here again before the end of the year?
Oct 17 2011 at 10:11am Copy Link
Petko Georgiev No, it won't be available in 2011.
Milenix Software Ltd. - Oct 17 2011 at 2:38pm Copy Link
Michael R. Can I create cathegories for specific persons I want some, not all, data to share with and move some dirs/files into these cathegories as a link (i.e. the main dirs/files are in non-person-cathegories and finally publish these person-files on the web, but encrypt them in a way, that only the person, who these datas are thought for could read it (with a unique password)?
Apr 20 2012 at 12:41am Copy Link
Petko Georgiev Michael, MyInfo does not offer such level of granularity for web export yet, I am afraid.
Milenix Software Ltd. - Apr 20 2012 at 2:03am Copy Link
Roberto just want to suscribe as CRIMPER :-)
Apr 20 2012 at 7:37am Copy Link
Alexander Deliyannis Just a brief word of support for MyInfo, a personal information manager in steady and consistent development for several years. Users of such programmes know well that none is perfect, and all have their particular strengths and weaknesses. MyInfo excels at data organisation supporting cloned items (identical items in separate locations in the tree), metadata in columns, tags, concurrent work with multiple databases and a solid web export function to share material with the world.

In my view, at this price it's a no-brainer, but do try it out for yourselves.
Apr 20 2012 at 11:53am Copy Link
d j is the pro version on offer? if so, how much?
Apr 20 2012 at 8:20pm Copy Link
K Anderson After saving a web page or PDF, I go back to view them.
Unfortunately, the Notes window takes up 3/4 of the screen
and I can't see the web page or PDF. I know I can click a
button and the Notes window will go away but it's back
when I move to the next web page or PDF.

How do I set the Notes window to not show up at all unless
I click a button? Just the opposite of what I getting now.
I'm not seeing the setting anywhere.

Apr 20 2012 at 8:20pm Copy Link
Petko Georgiev @d j, Pro version is on the offer too, again with 61% discount. That makes it $38.98.

@Keith, you can manually resize the Notes window (use the splitter between the two panels) to have minimum height. This will stick for all documents in this particular topic.
Milenix Software Ltd. - Apr 21 2012 at 3:06am Copy Link
Glen Hilton Hello Petko
Is it possible to delete the pre-installed styles or show Custom styles only. It would appear that we are unable to modify the styles you have chosen, many of which may never be used. I was unable to locate a keyboard shortcut for user defined styles.
Apr 22 2012 at 10:21pm Copy Link
Petko Georgiev Glen, It's not possible currently to delete them, but was are thinking about adding an option unused styles to be hidden in the toolbar Styles list.

User defined keyboard shortcuts are in the works too..
Milenix Software Ltd. - Apr 23 2012 at 3:03am Copy Link
Glen Hilton Thanks Petko, most of the apps I'm using allow options for single click changes for common user defined styles, whether its a user defined button or Keyboard shortcut. To scroll down a long list to locate your own style is rather tedious. Your multiple document find and replace feature is a winner for me as I'm not aware of another PIM-PRIM that is able to perform that task, however I'm not sure why you didn't add a find-replace to "all" in addition to the "up and "down". Like others have mentioned MI has some vg features though to justify purchasing the Proff Version just for the replace feature is is something I'm still thinking about it..
All the best
Apr 23 2012 at 3:49am Copy Link
Rich OBrien I can't say enough good things about MyInfo. I use this software every day. By buying today you get all the significant improvements that were just released hours ago in new version 6.07. In my opinion, the improvements are good enough that this should have been called MyInfo 7.0. MyInfo includes an Internet browser which provides a place for you write your notes above each web page so that when you use MyInfo to open a web page, there are your notes. You can copy and paste fully formatted text, graphics and tables into MyInfo. MyInfo is a Word Processor and a PIM - Personal Information Manager with support for hyperlinks and tables. So you can insert a hyperlink to instantly go from one document to a paragraph in the same document or a different document or to a web page. I've used MetaProducts Inquiry for years to collect web pages and will continue to use it. But MyInfo is closer to the ideal because it provides a place to write notes for each web page and full support for tables. For years I've been collecting information about sites that offer systems for making money on the Internet. I needed a way to bring all that information together so I could compare, contrast and make sense of it. By using tables in MyInfo I can use Snagit to grab graphics from the screen, resize the images down to a large 200 pixel icon and paste that icon into the first column of my table. In the second column I list the name of the offer, the price, the claim of how much income can be generated per day, features of the offer, my opinion of the offer, the hyperlink to the website within MyInfo and the website address. I've looked and looked and no other software comes close to offering what MyInfo provides. And with the just released improvements, for $19.48 MyInfo is a must buy.
Apr 23 2012 at 9:04am Copy Link
R A I've been using MyInfo now for several months after moving from TreeDB. It was a very smart move- MyInfo is far more stable. I also migrated all my data from MyBase- which I found too simplistic, unintuitive and lacking too many simple features. MyInfo has very good copy-paste feature from WORD, LibreOffice and from internet browsers works very well. In addition, it has a web-clipping tool which allows me to store portions of webpages or entire webpages exactly as they appear in Firefox browser. MyInfo is well suited for organizing huge amounts of data, tagging it. The search feature in MyInfo goes through my 4gb database in seconds. The developer responds quickly to requests and fixes bugs promptly as well. Impressive indeed.

Its my #1 research tool now and the only application I must have running all day, every day.
I bought it at regular price and consider it good value. This price, 61% off, is great.
Apr 23 2012 at 9:58am Copy Link
Rich OBrien You can see a long list of features and compare the two version of MyInfo by going to The pro version for $38.98 today thru Bits Du Jour may add the extra features you can't live without. A free trial download is available to help you make up your mind.
Apr 23 2012 at 10:40am Copy Link
Rich Ackerson This looks like a very impressive product. Can anyone who has used some other note taking/information management tools like UltraRecall, TreeProjects and RightNote offer any tips about this product stacks up to them?
Apr 23 2012 at 11:41am Copy Link
VLM Or AllMyNotes?
Apr 23 2012 at 12:57pm Copy Link
Steven Avery Hi,

If MyInfo is a hit, I could see the Export to website feature in the Pro being very helpful.

Could you hold the differential as an upgrade price ($20) for awhile .. a week to 4 weeks, for those who purchase the standard from Bits. Some programs we may feel ok but splurging fro $20, but then need a little time for the test drive.

Apr 23 2012 at 8:36pm Copy Link
Ed Ward To researchers and other information "packrats" MyInfo is indispensable.

I'm a recovering academic, now an analyst, read lots of interesting stuff, and use MyInfo to "file it away" for later retrieval. I've tried most of the competing products, and after (probably) 5 years have found MyInfo incredibly useful. Here are the top things I like about it:
1. 1 click to Copy and File an article into MyInfo - having CRTL-S and CRTL-C, position the cursor in the tree and click CRTL-V. Title appears in the Tree pane, content plus URL automatically copied into content pane. Fast and efficient.
2. Hyper-links to related topics, articles, files, etc. very easy to set up
3. Pretty good search function (within topic, across open topics, all topics) (Topics are separate files one can set up - I set up separate MyInfo Topics (files) on topics that I'm examining; a Directory Topic file contains links to all of my Topic files; probably 60-80 at this point, including persona)
4. A feature that (at least for me) is underutilized is the ability to set up meta-data fields containing user-defined attributes for any document. Up to 30 attributes, each w/ open- or closed-ended - for example, I've created a field for "Type of Document" with options "Book; article; etc.. Great for entering metadata. Can later filter on... Requires a bit of time to populate on regular basis, so I do so irregularly. It is a very useful feature, however, that few other solutions offer.

Areas for improvement:
1. Would like a more powerful search w/ Boolean capabilities
2. The UI/UX for moving documents within the document pane isn't as fluid or exact as it should be.
3. Search shows results in right-hand pane - would be nice to be able to create hyper-link to found document in right-hand pane w/ one-click (now requires 2-3)
4. Doesn't handle tabular data well at all (my experience)
5. Related to #1 - it would be nice if MyInfo "played well" with other text analytics or Search tools. I have tried exporting documents from MyInfo to other file formats (for searching and Text Analytics) and found the process cumbersome and not very productive. Curious if others have found a more robust solution.

I haven't tried the "export as website" feature.

Other pluses - Developer is very responsive; continually innovating the platform; very user-centric.

I would (and have) recommend MyInfo to anyone who needs to capture, store, and retrieve information. It's the most efficient tool I've found by a wide margin.
Apr 23 2012 at 9:02pm Copy Link
Steven Avery Hi,

An additional question, what features to our power users here find important in the Pro.

And, I usually open known urls from either my own Start page (Xerpi especially) or from Linkman, where I have all my tagging well designed. Would it be at conceivably possible that Linkman could open * through * MyInfo to pick up the notes. Granted this may be an API question for the two companies, but if you have notes attached to a web page in MyInfo (sticky style, but far more robust than e.g. Internote and integrated within the MyInfo enviroment) it would be a very nice combo.

Apr 23 2012 at 11:34pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Due to the overwhelming response Milenix Software Ltd. has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Apr 24 2012 at 12:00am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Due to the overwhelming response Milenix Software Ltd. has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Apr 24 2012 at 12:00am Copy Link
Petko Georgiev Steven, we can't extend the promotion (more than another day), but we have 90 day full money back guarantee, so you risk nothing, if you purchase.

I have to check Xerpi and Linkman, as I haven't used them and I am not sure what you want to accomplish exactly.
Milenix Software Ltd. - Apr 24 2012 at 12:02am Copy Link
Tim Parsons Can you confirm that only the Pro version can be used portably?
Apr 24 2012 at 12:06am Copy Link
Petko Georgiev Ed Ward, could you forward your suggestions for improvements to I would like to ask you some questions about them, but don't want to flood this discussion.
Milenix Software Ltd. - Apr 24 2012 at 12:10am Copy Link
Petko Georgiev Tim, that is correct. Only the Pro edition has a portable installation.
Milenix Software Ltd. - Apr 24 2012 at 12:11am Copy Link
Ed Ward To Steven re: MyInfo, LinkMan, etc.

I use MyInfo, LinkMan and FullShot (for image capture and annotation) in the following ways... others may use differently, of course, but here is the combination of tools x use I've found most efficient (getting content into system, organizing, finding and retrieving) and productive. I use:
1. MyInfo - for capturing and storing (mainly) content (articles) from websites that I visit. Advantages listed previously - main one = ability to save into a hierarchy of topics in 5 secs. If you wish to take the time, you can also "tag" w/ a variety of Metadata quickly (although for me the extra seconds add up, so I don't do this despite the usefulness).
2. I use LinkMan to store and find URLs... I think most fomer Powermarks users have found Linkman to be robust successor.
3. While MyInfo captures images along w/ text, I also capture images that I wish to use/refer back to in their own files (image quality stored in MyInfo isn't great). I use FullShot as it allows one to easily annotate by adding Source, Caption, etc. I usually place these "outside" the original image.

In addition, I use MyInfo when I'm writing an article or report... very useful to organize one's thoughts w/ MyInfo as an "outliner." I've tried a few "dedicated outliners" for writing, but keep coming back to MyInfo (mainly because it's so intuitive, plus the easy-to-use hyperlinking to any documents in any topic that I've set up, as well as to any image that I've saved).

One other tool that is useful is Readability (or something similar), which strips out all the extraneous ads, etc. on a website and allows you to quickly select and copy just the "main content and images."

I use MyInfo 90% of the time (literally, if I find something useful, I will file it in MyInfo; otherwise, it's difficult to go back and find on the Internet); LinkMan is "always open" but used less frequently; and likewise for FullShot.

Ed Ward
Apr 24 2012 at 12:39am Copy Link
eng hui Currently I am using Micro$oft OneNote to keep my notes, etc. I am thinking of using MyInfo instead, based on the many good reviews of MI that I see here. Does anyone have any experiences to share regarding the features of MI vs OneNote?
Apr 24 2012 at 3:38am Copy Link
R A I used OneNote years ago and loved its features. But then one day, decided to abandon as much MS and proprietary software as possible and switched to Linux. The only note app I could find that came close and ran in WINE was TreeDBnotes which I happily used for several years. To me, it had nearly all the functionality that OneNote 2003 had. OneNote took up about 400megs of space on my disk and tons of memory, while TreeDB took 12 meg and very little of my system resources. MyInfo uses very few system resources as well, and so is ideal for slower systems as well. Five months ago I switched to MyInfo and have not looked back. Perhaps others can provide you with some more concrete examples of difference between the two applications
Apr 24 2012 at 9:36am Copy Link
VLM The volume discount window comes up blank for me. Can anyone else see it and share whatever it says? (Pro version, please). Thanks.
Apr 24 2012 at 10:28am Copy Link
Petko Georgiev VLM, the volume prices for MyInfo Professional with 61% discount are as follows (per license, in US dollars):

2-4:  $32.03
5-9:  $29.59
10-24:  $27.73
25-50:  $24.92

VAT is applicable, if you are in EU.
Milenix Software Ltd. - Apr 24 2012 at 10:48am Copy Link
VLM Regarding this feature:

Clone Documents
Have the same document in multiple locations of the tree.

Are the clones automatically kept in sync from a common source, or do they become separate documents, each on its own path? Or both (user choice), perhaps?
Apr 24 2012 at 10:20pm Copy Link
Steven Avery Hi,

WYSIWYG is a pro feature. This is unclear. What type of printing will you not see so clearly in the standard edition ?

Apr 24 2012 at 11:53pm Copy Link
Petko Georgiev VLM, clones are always in sync with each other.
And thanks for the typo, it is fixed now.

Steven, WYSIWYG printing in the Pro version prints the tree as it looks like on the computer screen. The normal print prints it like a text.
Milenix Software Ltd. - Apr 25 2012 at 5:34am Copy Link
Petko Georgiev If anybody has more questions, I will be happy to answer them at too.
Milenix Software Ltd. - Apr 25 2012 at 5:35am Copy Link
VLM Thanks Petko, a well-done sale.
Apr 25 2012 at 8:41am Copy Link
Ela S. This is such a powerful program for information management, writing outlining and much more.

So far, the unique characteristic of MyInfo is the multi-column tree on the left side, which can be expanded by particular column styles (check the trial to find out more).

What was eventually hindering me so far to buy MyInfo is the horrible blue, old fashioned program interface which can not be adjusted by the user.

Dear developers, will the longtime promised change of GUI / colors be included in this offer? Just give it a silver business look, and it would be fine.
Dec 12 2013 at 9:30am Copy Link
Petko Georgiev @Ely, thanks for your feedback! We have plans to change the UI of MyInfo in the next major version (MyInfo 7). It should be ready in 2014, but I can't tell when exactly yet..
Milenix Software Ltd. - Dec 12 2013 at 9:41am Copy Link
MojoMan Will the 2014 update be free for those buying this offer ?

Also, a couple further question...

What is the difference between the standard and professional versions ? I may have overlooked it on the website but I did look and didn't see it.

And... what changes are in store for the 2014 version ?

Dec 16 2013 at 9:23am Copy Link
Petko Georgiev @MojoMan, major upgrades are free, if they are released up to 90 days from your purchase. I doubt that MyInfo 7 will be ready until then. However you will get all minor updates for version 6 free of charge, no matter when they are released. You can see a full list of the differences between MyInfo Standard and MyInfo Pro here: As for what's new in MyInfo 7, I can't give details yet, because it is too early. However, the focus of MyInfo 7 will be to introduce a new file format, which will be cross-platform and allow us to develop clients for other platforms (Mac, Android, iOS).
Milenix Software Ltd. - Dec 16 2013 at 10:42am Copy Link
MojoMan Thanks for the info Petko. I downloaded the trial and will be giving it a run to check it out.
Dec 16 2013 at 10:52am Copy Link
Danny This one is just as complete as EssentialPIM Pro?
Dec 16 2013 at 1:24pm Copy Link
Ed Ward MyInfo is indispensable (see my previous comments)... and Petko is very responsive. By far the most useful software I've adopted over the years.
Dec 16 2013 at 9:27pm Copy Link
David Wang Is there a file size limitation on importing files? It seems like it won't import any file 10MB.
Dec 17 2013 at 11:27am Copy Link
Jon Polish I too would like to know if there is a limit on the size of an imported file. It seems I cannot drag a file to the tree if it is larger than approximately 10MB.

What is the maximum size of a database? Finally, what is the structure of the database (SQL, proprietary)?

Thank you
Dec 17 2013 at 5:42pm Copy Link
Petko Georgiev Currently, MyInfo has the following attachment file limits: 4 MB for the Standard edition and 11 MB for the Professional edition. These limits are per-attachment and will be increased in MyInfo 7, due to the new file format that it will use.

MyInfo maximum topic (database) size is theoretically limited only by your computer system limits. However, what is practically fast for you depends on the number of documents and their sizes. Topics of a few hundred MBs are frequently used by our customers.

Currently, MyInfo uses proprietary file format.
Milenix Software Ltd. - Dec 18 2013 at 11:07am Copy Link
Paul Crichton I keep abreast of (where I learnt of bitsdujour) and their ongoing reviews of notetaking/organisational softwares and have tried many including EssentialPIM, Treeprojects, Ultra Recall, Rightnote, Surfulater, Cintanotes, Infoqube, Connectedtext... and still use a few of the above, and have variously looked at your mature product, Myinfo, and am extremely interested and impressed in the many new features in version 6. I downloaded the PRO trial for MI and for a few days now I've been trialling it, and am very impressed. On, Myinfo users WSP, Daly De Gagne and others have pointed out how responsive you are to user suggestions Petko so please see mine below. Thanks, Paul.

Reviewing the help contents "Searches" I saw no mention of global searching, ie searching across more than one topic for text, document titles and tags, do you have this and I missed it, or if not, could you please add this feature?

Feature suggestions:
1. Document tabs
- you already have the option to open a document as a read only window; my suggestions are that
A) Any new documents that are opened can be docked
B) Each document opened has a tab, and the document tabs appear one horizontal line below the topic tabs.
C) I can edit each document concurrently.
D) As I add documents I can choose for them to be columns, rows, or when they become more numerous, a grid of windows that are pre sized to save time.
2. Hierarchical tags
3. Compact database/recycle bin
4. Re Date and Time, you currently have:
.1 Insert Date and Time ......OR......
.2 Shift+Ctrl+A Inserts date
.3 Shift+Ctrl+I Inserts time

With .1 Insert Date and Time, a dialogue box pops up so that I can choose my date and Time in a preferred format. All of this requires navigating my mouse twice and 3 left clicks. Is it possible that I could just have a shortcut that combines Date and Time? For example (currently unused shortcuts on myinfo)

F5 (my personal preference)
Dec 18 2013 at 1:16pm Copy Link
MojoMan Hi again Petko, Like @PaulCrichton, I have tried many PIM's (including most of Paul's list and a few others like AskSam, Notezilla, AMNotes, OneNote, and more.

The one thing I'd REALLY like to have in an organizer is scanned document input. OneNote handles this but there is no default size for a scanned document so it just creates a huge note with the scanned document plopped onto the page. I'd really love to find an app with scanning ability coupled with PIM tasks.

Devonthink (Mac) looks great for this purpose but there doesn't appear to be any Windows equivalent.

Finally... since it appears the next version is some time away, what will the upgrade costs be for those buying standard or professional now ?
Dec 18 2013 at 1:53pm Copy Link
Ed Ward Reply to Paul - MyInfo allows user to search within 1) a "branch" of a topic; 2) Topic (MyInfo's name for a topic file); 3) all "open topic files;" or 4) all the MyInfo topic files one has created (whether opened or not).

MyInfo also allows one to create and assign "attributes" (tags) to a document... fairly flexible formats; create search query; and then search for docs that satisfy that query. Powerful, but requires discipline to set up and tag docs. I had good intentions, but ended up not taking the time (5-30 secs) to consistently tag docs. Fortunately, search is usually "good enough."

Like other users, I've tried just about every other outliner out there. For my purposes (analyst, doing extensive online research; dozens of topic files, each w/ several hundred to several thousand docs), MyInfo has proven indispensable.
Dec 18 2013 at 10:11pm Copy Link
Petko Georgiev @Paul, you can insert date/time using F4.

@MojoMan, upgrade prices for the major upgrades are generally with 50-60% discount off the retail price of the edition you use.
Milenix Software Ltd. - Dec 19 2013 at 1:03am Copy Link
Rich OBrien MyInfo is software that has proved to be very valuable to me. I've spent hundreds of hours putting information into MyInfo and can't imagine not relying on it heavily. As mentioned by others, the developer of MyInfo, Petko Georgiev is truly interested in your suggestions. He is responsive and actually will put your good ideas into making MyInfo better. I wrote to him to suggest that the names that appear at the top of each document should be editable to change the document names that are listed on the left. Petko Georgiev just implemented my suggestion and I think it is an improvement many of us will appreciate because it is so useful.
Dec 19 2013 at 7:11am Copy Link
Paul Crichton @MojoMan, I think there are a lot of us trying to find the right tools for our own unique workflows, cheers. ;)

@Ed Ward, I appreciate what you say about the searching and there is much to aid retrieval with the tools available in Myinfo including the tags, though to add a global search feature (ALL or MULTIPLE topics) would just make the software more powerful again.

@Petko thanks for the F4 date and time tip. ;)

I have been waiting for Myinfo to be on bitsdujour for a couple of months now, and I have purchased the PRO version today (I'm just waiting for the confirmation email with my Serial No) and want to say that Version 6 of Myinfo has many top NEW features; and that it is not usual to see so many features even in a major upgrade in comparable softwares.

Perhaps you didn't reply to my earlier suggestions because you'd prefer I use the software for a while first, or because the correct form is to make my suggestions by e-mail or the forum? Either way I am very aware of how responsive you are to other users.

Many thanks, Paul.
Dec 19 2013 at 10:06am Copy Link
Steven Aves @Paul Crichton; I've trialed the Pro version since Monday. Today I installed the Standard version to see if there's anything I might miss.

At minimum I'll get the Standard today.

Anyone know if there's a way to save web page attachments (*.mht) to a specific subdirectory? All I see is the default .../Temp/... which is not a good place for me.

Dec 19 2013 at 10:52am Copy Link
Petko Georgiev @Steven, actually web snippets are stored inside the topic (database). So, it does not matter where your temp folder is.
Milenix Software Ltd. - Dec 19 2013 at 11:19am Copy Link
Toni McConnel I came here just to put in a HOORAY for MyInfo but I see it's not even needed with so many happy user comments. I'll just add that I tried every affordable info manager I could find and MyInfo beats them all, especially for unlimited subtopics. MyInfo's reminder function is my only complaint; extremely limited and I know it doesn't have to be. Petko has seemed simply uninterested in improving it, perhaps because it is not normally a database function. However, I confirm someone else's comment that support is great. You will always get an answer. No one has mentioned that you can merge topics if, like me, you create a topic (database), forget you created it, and duplicate it and add documents before realizing your mistake. You have to access Help to learn how to merge them, it isn't on a menu, but it's quite easy. Also super neat is how easy it is to link to local documents, not just Web URLs. Lots of other nice touches.

In my view, MyInfo is a bargain at full price. Grab it now if you're unsatisfied with your current choice.
Dec 19 2013 at 2:03pm Copy Link
Bob McLain This is probably overkill, but MyInfo is wonderful, robust, mature software that I use every day and that I often find new ways to use. The support is as good as the software: Petko has responded to my few questions within hours.

I do agree with Toni McConnel that the reminder feature could use some work, but it's not something I need since I found
Dec 19 2013 at 7:50pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Milenix Software Ltd. has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Dec 20 2013 at 12:11am Copy Link
Philip D'Hollander Question: I have a 'very old' Version of Myinfo. Like 3.x or something. It is chockful of data and I'd like to know if I can import my many many hours of work in that old version into the new version without loosing too much.

Any insights?
Dec 20 2013 at 7:16am Copy Link
Petko Georgiev @Philip, you only need to open the files with the new version using File Open and save them. Everything should be imported properly.
Milenix Software Ltd. - Dec 20 2013 at 7:31am Copy Link
Robert Bull I paid yesterday, but haven't seen a license code in my email. Is this one of the programs that have separate trial and paid versions?
Dec 20 2013 at 1:38pm Copy Link
Petko Georgiev @Robert, yes, you should have received a download link for the registered version of MyInfo. Please check the email.

If for some reason you can't find it, please let me know, I will send you an alternative download link.
Milenix Software Ltd. - Dec 20 2013 at 2:19pm Copy Link
Robert Bull Thanks, got it. I'm more used to the license key system so was half expecting another email containing one. But now I know :)
Dec 20 2013 at 2:41pm Copy Link
Richard Andersen Looks like you're using the .NET WebBrowser control - note that it needs to have its compatibility mode set to match the version of IE on the system, otherwise saved webpages may not be shown correctly, as the default mode for the WebBrowser control is IE7, which will not work very well for most webpages today. You can see an example here: The first screenshot shows how a page may look after being saved in MyInfo in Windows 7 before compatibility mode has been set, the second (below) after compatibility mode has been set to IE10. I've written a small freeware program that can set the compatibility mode for programs using the WebBrowser control, it can be downloaded here (needs to be updated to include IE11, but until then the IE10 setting will usually work fine for IE11). EDIT: Now updated to include IE11...
Dec 20 2013 at 11:28pm Copy Link
Philip D'Hollander Another quick question, thanks for replying to the first one so quickly!

If I go for the PRO version, it will let me install MyInfo on a USB stick and run it from USB. That's the only workable version for me, as my corporate laptop is the only one I've got and it won't let me install software on it (no admin rights).

So, just to be 100% sure: if I go PRO, I can use MyInfo on a laptop that does not allow software to be installed on it? I can put it on USB and run it from there? Can I also use it with the same USB stick on my wife's laptop? (she won't be using it, has no use for it, just me), or is it somehow restricted to one computer? What if I change laptops in one or two years, will I still be able to use the same USB stick with the same installed version of MyInfo?

Dec 21 2013 at 2:33am Copy Link
Petko Georgiev @Richard, thank you for this information! The next update of MyInfo will take advantage of this feature of the IE control.

@Philip, once installed on the USB device, you can run MyInfo anywhere you like. All files needed by MyInfo are stored on the USB.
Milenix Software Ltd. - Dec 21 2013 at 4:14am Copy Link
Jeffrey Gilbert I bought MyInfo during the Dec. 19th sale and I can't seem to locate my e-mail link in case I have to re-download it in the future. I am enjoying the program so far, especially since I've learned that the Topics are portable! I look forward to hearing from you.
Dec 31 2013 at 12:57am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Jeffrey Gilbert - We have just contacted the vendor as he will be able to better help with the issue you mentioned.
BitsDuJour Admin - Dec 31 2013 at 4:52am Copy Link
Petko Georgiev @Jeffrey, I have just sent you the download link on your email.
Milenix Software Ltd. - Dec 31 2013 at 7:48am Copy Link
Ed Ward Jeffrey/Petko - curious what is meant by "Topics are portable." I am avid user of MyInfo - perhaps I've overlooked a feature or benefit.
Dec 31 2013 at 9:25am Copy Link
Jeffrey Gilbert @Ed Ward: You can install the entire MyInfo to a flash drive and run it from there! My main issue was prepping materials on my desktop computer but needing access on my laptop- and this handles that perfectly!
Dec 31 2013 at 9:56am Copy Link
Bob McLain @Jeffrey Gilbert (and anyone else interested): It's also possible to put MyInfo files on Dropbox or set up symbolic folder links in Windows and have access to your files everywhere. I was initially concerned about overwriting data, but in the past six months of accessing MyInfo files via a symlink folder, I've had no issues.
Dec 31 2013 at 10:01am Copy Link
Ed Ward Thank you - perhaps Petko has already set this up, but if not it would be helpful to collect these and many other useful suggestions from users and make them available. MyInfo is indispensable, but I suspect many of us use in different, creative and efficient ways.
Dec 31 2013 at 10:24am Copy Link
Jeffrey Gilbert @Bob McLain

Yes, I have my Flash Drive being backed up to Dropbox automatically, too. One of the places I use MyInfo, though, does not have internet access, so I need a locally portable version. So this works perfectly for me.

I am quite happy with how it is going- the only issue I've run into is that sometimes when I enter a note in the "Notes" section, I get a crash with some sort of "Access Violation at address 00000028. Read of address 00000028" but I intend to follow up to get some support on that.

Also, they got in touch with me right away to give me a download link, so customer service seems quite good for MyInfo, too! All in all, I am very pleased with my purchase!
Dec 31 2013 at 10:33am Copy Link
Sebastian Guzek Will MyInfo include internal file viewer like Oracle's OutsideIn which is used in many products including X1 desktop search or in the free uLister plugin for Total Commander? (source code provided)

The viewer can open most popular file formats (over 300) without the native apps installed (i.e. docx, xls, xlsx, pdf, dwg, svg, etc.). Also, it can be used to index the contents of files for search-as-you-type searching.

Since MyInfo already supports plugins maybe it wouldn't bee too difficult to implement it. IMO, such feature would really open up doors and make MyInfo all-in-one solutions for organizing local data.

I am currently using TreeProjects which is my go-to notes organizer but I am always in the lookout for similar products.
Jun 5 2014 at 10:10am Copy Link
Ela S. @MyInfo Team:

"We have plans to change the UI of MyInfo in the next major version (MyInfo 7). It should be ready in 2014, but I can't tell when exactly yet."

So any information when the new version will be released?
Jan 9 2015 at 9:03am Copy Link
Petko Georgiev @Ela, MyInfo 7 is under active development and despite the delay, I am confident that it will be ready this year. There are major changes in the works and this is the reason why it is early to give out any specific release dates yet!
Milenix Software Ltd. - Jan 9 2015 at 9:18am Copy Link
R A I've been using MyInfo 6 for several years. It allows me to organize and store a huge number of internet articles, PDFs and other documents, and most importantly, a way to search them quickly and effectively. Its invaluable to anyone who has to maintain large uncatalogued of information, and especially useful to researchers.

MyInfo 6 is great, but MyInfo 7, especially if it is cross-platform (including Linux) and includes portable apps for smartphones, will become my primary tool for all my work. Support for MyInfo has been outstanding, and the developer fixes bugs promptly and responds to requests. Outstanding software.
Jan 12 2015 at 11:53am Copy Link

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