What’s wrong is there are too many free notes apps. From Stickies to TextEdit to Evernote, Mac users are overrun with little apps that create notes.
Maybe someone should examine why Mac users need to create so many notes. It must be some kind of obsessive compulsive disorder.
The latest one on my bucket list is called Dunno. It combines a free price with the strangest note taking you’ve ever never used.
It’s as if Google spawned an itty bitty search agent. Sure, Dunno takes notes, but it also searches and researches via web sites, blogs, Wikipedia, and it can find images, news, music, videos, and even podcasts.
So, you type in notes from a meeting or class (which is creating a dunno), but you can also use it for research for a report, or a trip, or even writing your own article, or just browse without using a browser.
Confused? That’s OK. Even Dunno’s interface is a bit confusing (as you would expect from an app with a multiple personality disorder).
Whatever notes you create can be shared across multiple Macs or with iPad and iPhone, so you’ll always have Dunno nearby.
The claim to fame here is that Dunno can capture and store notes, and sync them to other iDevices. And, it acts as a browsing search agent and tries to find information for you and brings it back in the browser window.
The idea is decent but the execution seems cumbersome and more than a little difficult to figure out how to use (Hello! Tabs, anyone?) unless you focus purely on the search aspect, which is actually fun (it queues up searches) to see what it brings back.
It also needs a way to capture and display URLs from the search results, and track and organize the results. Maybe there’s a good reason Dunno is free.