Back in 2009, a promising company named Kno, Inc was founded. They provided an educational textbook reader and later on, even their own single and double screen tablets (see picture). I would love to have something similar, for my studying. Unfortunately, Intel bought the company, renamed the software to "Intel® Education Study" and the new version sucks big time. :(
I am currently studying philosophy over the Internet, and most of the material given to us is in PDF, DOCX and PPTX files.
I need a software that can open these files and allow me to:
- keep notes
- make mind maps
- link between text, within the same file and between multiple files
[I would like to add, that I prefer to have most of my own text beside the original document, not actually cluttering up the original text... Underline, coloring etc, is fine though.]
I would also like to be able to make my own documents, where I can collect my notes, and insert:
- mind maps
I do know that there are software, like "Citavi" (reference management and knowledge organization) etc. But they are way to cluttered, does a thousand things that I don't need and lacks a lot of things that I need...
By the way. It might be unrealistic to find a single software that can do all of this. Two, is good to. One for the first part (notes in files, or as a separate file, linked to the first one), and one for collecting all types of notes in a single file.
Lastly, I would like to mention that I am also looking for a way to help translate text (English is not my native language, but most of my sources are). Basically, I would like to have a software that will display one line of original text and then one with translation (I will make my own translations, so I don't need a function for that). Preferably also with some way of marking it up. To show, how the different words had to be moved around to make proper sentences.