If you check it out you will realise that Zim has a number of functions other than as a simple notepad and installation on mac or Windows is very straight forward. Windows involves the usual sort of download for a program and mac has its own app, again only a download away.
Ask Hilary, she finds it invaluable.
There are no pre-requisites but for techy experts like you, @SimonInEdinburgh there is source code and you can compile for yourself, I suppose, together with the extra libraries. I don’t think you would want the Linux install Simon, more likely mac or Windows, but there is bsd if that was relevant.
Most users will just press the button for their operating system to install, as did both Hilary and myself.
Incidentally our computers have more than one OS available, sometimes necessary for more flexibility but none of this is essential for the ordinary user.
. . . but this is a diversion from the discussion.
I can’t see any reference to it running on an ipad but I can only say I am unsure about that.
Somebody is/was working on a version for Android called zimdroid but I think it is only in the development stage.
Unfortunately I think, for now, it is just for PC.
If I find more I will post.
In the meantime I’m getting back to my recipes.
Aah ha - yes. Strangely they document Linux first.
but now you point out our I see that they then go on to say there’s is a windoze d/l.
What do you find to be the most useful features?
I use one note because I’m already paying with O365. It’s integrated with all the other Microsoft tools.
It makes wiki links by using “[[”, handles all media’s types with an attempt at being sensible, has tagging & good find abilities
Interestingly this fora has a ‘wiki’ function - but here it means a post is publicly editable & versioned.
Strikes me that would be useful, perhaps we can experiment? I’m struggling to think where an ordinary thread doesn’t suffice. I thought something that was reference like what meds have people stopped because of side effects & the replacements they find better?
At the moment I am using it to collect and catalogue the recipes I have posted on the Forum over time.
As a separate operation I am also collecting my posts about the progress I have made since joining the forum.
Both sets of data are scattered in the Forum and it will be useful to have them brought together in a coherent and cohesive grouping. Zim is letting me organise that, one of its useful functions.
With loads of time to spare I could also create a journal and record of my past both since having the stroke and also what was before. These matters of interest to me are an extremely small slice of this tool’s usage, which as the title of the thread suggests is quite multifarious, or should I say it is a swiss army knife with lots of uses.
The web page dedicated to the application is a function of that very same tool.
Anyway and whatever, I must get back to my scouring of the mystrokeguide forum. Take care and happy hunting.