I was looking for a program to work with the scenes for my current project. After testing Celtx index card in my last project I was not very pleased and needed something else.
Then I stumbled on KeepNote. It is a freeware made by Matt Rasmussen and it is also new and updated regulary.
It does not fulfill my needs as a scene-software, but it might very well do as a note keeper in the first phase of the process when I just sit down and let the mind guide freely. So far this has given me a rather long and unsorted document. With KeepNote I think I might get something more structured, and yet keep the flow.
First the boring stuff: what is negative about it, from my point of view.
I like to keep Celtx as the center of the wheel and collect all things concerning a project within a Celtx file. Then I just need one file to move around and I can see all I need when I have Celtx open. This is not possible with KeepNote.
KeepNote does not create one file, but a file structure based on the notes made and their organization. This makes it impossible to embed the notes into Celtx. Overall it also makes it more difficult to move the notes around to different computers and send the notes to others (yes, you could zip them, but it is much more work).
And now to the positive: That is the rest.
You start with creating a notebook. You can add folders and pages. And subpages to the pages.
When you add a new page you have a big, blank space where to write. Here you can change font, make lists, links, add images, separators and add files. And when you want to start a new page, you just press Ctrl+N, give it a title if you like, and then continue to write.
The pages could be rearranged and the search options are cover most needs.
I miss the option to tag a page with keywords that I can see in the list with all notes, but that is a minor problem. Compared to just writing a long document, this is far easier to work with.
I will definitely try this program on the next project. With a little luck, there is a new version by then which covers my missing needs.