Techs like to fiddle under the hood and get dirty fingers and write cryptic messages on the web about their findings - that no normal person understands.
Microsofts has been criticizing the Linux community a bit about this - and they are right!
Normal people want to use their OS for something rather than fiddle around with it If you need to drive a car; you do not need to be a mechanic. And if your car breaks down - you call a mechanic.
So let us face it; we have been fiddling under the hood here and presented one brilliant solution after the other and nobody cares
What people want to know is "what can I use this for".
So time to actually use our systems for something.
Whether you have Linux Mac or Windows you can use Rednotebookto get organized.
I like to be able to change stuff that does not work or needs changing though.
Others may have other preferences, based on their experiences. My experiences are with DOS Windows and Linux and some short experience with Mac.
Rednotebook adapts the modern way of tagging things as many of you (not me ) are used to from social media.
So you can put something called hashtag (#) into every text and search for all texts that contain that tag.
If you write a lot of text about Linux, Windows or Customers, you can simply put #windows, #linux or #customers somewhere in the text and it will turn up when you search for - you guessed it ; "linux" , "windows" or "customers".
For those who are used to writing Wikis you can make headers like:
and subcategories like:
Sounds a bit complicated but I promise you; this is a super flexible system with a lean and acceptable learning curve, and it keeps a structured and tidy house regardless of the amounts of data. There are templates that you can load so you do not have to do this manually.
You are the one organizing the structure - it is not forced upon you by the system. And the structure can be very simple or super complicated; it is up to you.
You can adapt Rednotebook to the systems you may already have. You can use templates that come with the system or make your own templates.
Rednotebook organizes the notes by dates and comes with a nice calendar. You can pick the backup option from the diary menu which will save a zipped backup in addition to the auto saving that is default.
You can write and close - the data will be there when you reopen Rednotebook. Once you get used to it you will love it
Your diaries will be saved in directories (folders for Windows users) that will be created in ~/.rednotebook/data
Encrypting Rednotebook directories with Ecfs:
But since this is addictive stuff and will contain lots of vital information I wanted to secure the data by encrypting them.
I chose a new diary from the Rednotebook menu and called it work.
The work directory was created in ~/.rednotebook/data/work
Then I deleted that directory and ran:
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encfs ~/.rednotebook/data/work_encrypted/ ~/.rednotebook/data/work/
This recreates the directory and it is now encrypted. I added It to my cryptkeeper so that I can easily mount and unmont it.
When it is unmounted the work directory is not there - and when it is mounted you can work with Rednotebook and it will autosave the data in work.