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April 21, 2006

NoteShare is now shipping

It's appropriate that we're making this announcement on our company's web log site first before the press releases go out.  In fact, I'm working in NoteShare right now while creating today's blog post.  It's "way of life" software for me when it comes to outlining, thinking, writing and organizing.  NoteShare has all the same information processing capabilities of NoteTaker but with the enormous power and potential of instant sharing (peer-to-peer) seamlessly built-in.

My new NoteShare-based workflow model is a three step sequence consisting of creating the notebook, sharing the notebook and collaborating on the notebook.  It's just so easy now to brainstorm and work from the desktop and then shift right into sharing mode with users who may or may not be in the same room or building or even the same time zone.  I can't adequately describe the moment you first start sharing and then see or hear an alert that another NoteShare user has opened the notebook you're sharing.  It's magical to say the least especially if they're half away around the globe.

NoteShare 1.0 is just the start of an innovative year ahead for AquaMinds.  Our cross-platform development is moving rapidly now as NoteShare Express (our universal solution for working with shared notebooks) will be our next big product technology release this year.  We continue to work on NoteTaker for the desktop with new generation versions planned as well.  We're very excited about NoteShare and what's coming next.  And by the way, it's a Universal Application.  Download your free 30 day trial copy today.  (NOTE: You'll need OS X 10.3.9 or higher).

Many thanks are in order especially to our NoteShare development team led by Mike McNabb with Mark Goldstein.  And as always, great support and on-demand technical assistance from Noah Edelstein.  This has been a major effort for the company and we're excited to finally reach the summit of this project mountain.

We also want to thank a number of people who have given us inspiration, ideas and the challenge to do something that others said was either too difficult or too costly to attempt.  Although you know who you are I would like to publicly thank and acknowledge some of the incredible people that have been working and testing NoteShare with us including David Mash, Doug Snow, Marc Gerstein, Ruben Puentedura, William Barnes, Kevin Sheridan, Maxx Judd, Gerry Smith, Dan Shafer, Rich Ramos, Bob Trikakis, Richard Dreves, Jim Chiavacci, Richard Siegel, Charles Jacobina, Melanie Chasse, Stefani Langol, Keith Lew and all the early access, pre-release users who joined us in the last month.    NoteShare has truly been a collaborative effort of many.

Scott Love - Palo Alto - Thursday, April 20, 2006

April 12, 2006

NoteShare is shipping next week!

Just a brief note that NoteShare 1.0 is shipping soon.  If you haven't taken advantage of the Early Access promotion, there are only a few days left to save on the listed price.  If you're a registered NoteTaker user and need to work with other NoteShare users to collaborate and work on the same shared notebooks, don't miss out on the promotional savings today.

When NoteShare 1.0 ships, the price will be $149.95 (3 machine license) and the family license will sell for $199.95 (6 machine license).  Academic licenses will sell for $99.95 and $149.95 respectively.    Sharing notebooks has never been simpler.  Get your copy of NoteShare today.  Reminder that Pre-Release users will receive a free update to NoteShare 1.0 when it becomes available.

April 01, 2006

With NoteShare, navigate and aggregate dataspace together

It's still early in the new year but surely 2006 will be recognized by many pundits as a landmark and watershed period in the Internet's evolutionary history.  Why?  Mainly because more of us are now living and working on the Internet as if it were a physical place or workspace.  And because it's so pervasive, we can connect to it anytime and almost anywhere through any number of devices including laptops, phones, PDAs and other emerging digital devices.  Whether we're at home or at the office or meeting at our favorite cafe; Internet access has become much easier as both wi-fi and high speed networks are more widely available.

As a result of this and other developments, we've witnessed enormous growth and interest in web-based or hosted services especially the ones that have built large user communities around real-time sharing of virtually anything (photos, music lists, web links, discussions, hobbies,  ad listings and even news about news).  Which also means that users are switching and moving around between various web services/sites throughout the day, maybe even multiple times.

This hyper-kinetic level of Internet-driven multitasking has brought about real changes in how we use our computers and digital tools.  Rather than the traditional desktop-centric view of personal computing, we've started shifting much of our attention to the webtop (hosted services in many cases) where we now devote much of our time.  If you've ever doubted that humans need to process online information daily then check out the recent Pew Internet & American Life Project study.  By nature, we're a curious species but the Internet has truly become like a giant attractor of our attention.

With NoteShare (and NoteTaker as well), navigation of our dataspace is built-in and always available.  Dataspace?  What I mean by dataspace is one's personal collection of web pages, hosted services mixed with your own information (notes, outlines, clippings, memos, reminders etc) and desktop information.  Because I can browse and search the Internet within any notebook page,  NoteShare has become my preferred portal to my dataspace.

From Web 2.0-based services to desktop services,  my daily information and resources are at my fingertips all combined within my favorite notebooks.  Now, with NoteShare, I can extend my own dataspace to a community of users such as a project workgroup to navigate dataspace together.  Each NoteShare user can add and collect their favorite webtop and Web 2.0 services within a shared notebook for others to view and use.

Again, by sharing our own webtop and favorites, we can build a social community of the mind.  A dataspace where we can both collaborate and aggregate our best thinking about a project or a topic.  For NoteShare users, shared dataspace is where we'll be navigating and aggregating this year and beyond.

Posted by Scott Love on April 1, 2006 04:37 PM | |