I don’t know what I want, but I find myself using Kinopio and Obsidian daily.
I am intrigued by: Descript, Khoj, Kagi summarizer, Just Press Record,
I believe that the old-fashioned metaphors of “desktop” and “file” are in their death-throws. Perhaps ChatGPT will be retargeted at the masses (i.e. note taking) instead of being used to perform stupid pet tricks (David Letterman).
IMO, notes aren’t going to be what we think of as notes. What are the atomic pieces that will enable a myriad of note-taking apps?
A HUGE factor is the lack-of-friction. E.g. can I simply jot something down without being asked a bunch of questions first? (e.g. “what kind of mind-map do you want?“, “this app just crashed, do you want to send a report?“, “where do you want to save this?“, etc., etc.). From this perspective, I find Scapple and Kinopio to be the least friction-full. Just Press Record makes it possible for me to speak some thoughts while driving and to edit them later as text files. Likewise, I can use an audio recorder to capture my thoughts, then later have them transcribed by Descript (which creates “better” transcriptions). Descript has the intriguing feature of “studio sound” which makes it possible to record on a laughtop microphone, without using a $1,000 gold microphone pushed into your face, but, making it sound pretty good.