Infobase to Replace Globonotes

Digital clutter is not just about the mess of files, folders and storage devices overwhelming us. It's also about the visual clutter on our monitors and laptops. Personally, I can only take so much. That's why I'm happy to have found a freeware app called Infobase, thanks to Deanna McElveen, at

The main issue I have with the otherwise excellent Globonotes is that, if I choose to keep my notes visible, each one is an individual "sticky note" on my secondary monitor. I could hide notes, but then I would forget about them!

Over the past few months, though, I have needed fewer and fewer notes. This may be due to removing clutter and thus, having fewer things to track. It may also be due to my neater file structure, inbox-zero and moratorium on AppSumo. Who knows? This decrease in note-taking has enabled me to entertain the idea of keeping the notes in a single window. Infobase does that.

I've just start playing with it and, as with any app, it takes a bit of getting used to. My first task is to copy my notes from Globonotes. Later, I'll dive into the help file to see what other features are buried in this gem. Deanna warns us that there are a lot!

So, I guess the phrase of the day is, "Out of sight, but not out of my mind."

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