One Thousand And One Notes


A place to store notes.

You can create, edit, view, delete, sort, classify, and search them.

The concept is that you have a set of index cards that store small bits of information. Just put what you want on the card and it gets saved. The cards are always sorted in some fashion, and can be edited, discarded, and searched - just like index cards in a file-box.

There are "enough" cards (a maximum of one thousand and one cards) for most projects but not "unlimited" cards. In addition, each card is small (two-thousand characters or less) so that they are "notes", not treatises.

The deck contains only plain-text (no formatting, images, videos, or hyper-links). The idea is that the data is small and so the entire experience is simple and straight-forward.

If you want many thousands of cards with lots of space on each one and additional features (such as those listed above), a different product may be more suited for your use.



Details About Cards, Sorting, and Categories

As noted above, each card holds several pieces of information. Card titles, bodies, and sort categories can be changed on the edit page.

NoteIds - the number in the left-most-column - are unique for each card and are assigned in order of creation. When a card is deleted, its number is permanently removed from the deck, and will not be reused. Sorting by this collumn allows you to display the cards in order of newest to oldest or vice versa because the NoteIds are assigned as such.

Each card Title is intended as a short piece of text showing what the card is about. Take care when titling your cards- titles beyond a certain length can interfere with the display.

Categories are shown in the three columns on the right side of the index view. The text in a category column is not part of the title or body of the card. It is extra data that you can use to classify or identify the card as part of a group. These three fields are expected to have a single keyword or short piece of text that represents information about the card. For example, One category could be a date, another could be a person's name, another could be some form of classification.

To make the category columns more useful, you can change the title of each column in the "preferences" section.

Each card also records the date and time it was created and the date and time it was last modified.

NoteId, Create Date and Last Edit Data are pieces of information on a card that cannot be explicitly changed (i.e., can't be edited). All of these properties are sortable, and can be used to order the deck based on the value of the property. The column has to be visible along with the "sort" button. See the "preferences" section to show/hide the category, note id and date columns.

Details About Search

Search returns a smaller index view including only the cards that match the search criteria. The cards are shown sorted in "relevance order". Cards that have the best match (high relevance) are at the start of the list. Cards that match fewer search terms or have matches later in the text (low relevance) are at the end of the list.

You can change the sort order of the results the same as in the index view. The only way to get back to relevance order is to do another search for the same term.

Search looks for "close matches" of the search term. If the word is a noun, close matches include plural (or singular) forms of the specified search term. This means that the search term "dog" should show cards with the word "dog" as well cards with the word "dogs" - because those are essentially the same word. Different verb tenses also match (e.g., "love" should return results with "loves", "loved", "loving", etc.).

If multiple words are supplied in the search cards that contain any of those words are returned. Cards that have more of those words are considered more relevant, and cards with fewer are considered less relevant.

Search terms that have a plus-sign (+) in front of them ( +dog ) tells the search engine that the specific word (and it's matches) must be on every card returned. In terms of search logic, "+" is an AND operator.

Words that have a minus-sign (-) in front of them ( -dog ) tells the search engine that the specific word (and it's matches) must be on none of the cards returned. In terms of search logic, "-" is a NOT operator.

An asterisk (*) is a wildcard character placeable anywhere in a search term. The asterisk tells the search engine that any numer of characters can appear in that part of the word. For example, "*og" will match dog, bog, and log, but also smog and catalog.

Disable Stop Words - choosing this preference forces search to look at words typically ignored as "noise" when returning results. These are words like "the", "an", "or", and "you". These words appear so often that they are in many cases just noise in the search results.

Disable Stemming - choosing this preference forces search to only return exact matches of search terms. If the search term is "love", then "loves", "lover", and "loving" will not return as results because they do not match "love" letter for letter.

Possible Future Features

Menu items for uploading a deck from a text file (import) and creating multiple decks.

Sharing a deck with other users for view-only for sharing, or read-write for collaboration.

Creating a read-only link to just a specific card. This allows sharing just a card without sharing the deck.

There are a lot of features still to be implemented, so please have patience.

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