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  • Kathy  On November 8, 2022 at 12:10 pm

    Devonthink has been wonderful for me to manage PDFs, notes, and metadata, and website info. Full text indexing and searching and more. Well worth trying.

    https://www.devontechnologies.com/apps/devonthink

    • luysii  On November 8, 2022 at 9:34 pm

      Kathy: Thanks. I’ll have a look

  • Peter Shenkin  On November 8, 2022 at 9:47 pm

    I have a lot of experience with Python, most of it considerably rusty by now. My guess is that you want to do something with a graph database, like Neo4J, which allows you to link anything to anything else. It can be driven by a lot of front-end languages, including Python. But I’ve never used such databases.

    Per @Kathy above, I’m not sure Devonthink would work best for you. It has some stuff that would certainly be useful, like full text referencing, but it sounds like it’s trying to be too fully automated in creating relationships for your purposes. I’d defer to her, of course, for her view. I’ve not used the product, personally.

  • Peter Shenkin  On November 10, 2022 at 2:06 pm

    You might also consider Obsidian.md. They’re a note-taking app that works on plain text files and they pride themselves on storing links between the notes.

  • Andy Napper  On November 10, 2022 at 2:25 pm

    I haven’t tried this (so YMMV), but you could try using SuperCard [1] or even using an emulator such as SheepShaver [2] to run older HyperCard stacks.

    I didn’t join the world of Macs until 1996, where I used a Mac Plus for many years running System 6 then 7. Those were fun times!

    [1] https://supercard.us/got-hypercard.html
    [2] https://jamesfriend.com.au/running-hypercard-stack-2014

    • luysii  On November 11, 2022 at 3:59 pm

      Andy thanks. I did look at supercard once, but it seemed to be the product of a single developer (who sounded rather fatigued when I talked to him). I’ll look at it again, also the second reference you sent. Thanks again

  • Doc J  On November 14, 2022 at 7:26 pm

    Internet Archive has some more on Hypercard including a facility to upload and preserve decks. Which of course means making them public. I applaud efforts to preserve data in older formats. It only gets more difficult as time goes on.

    http://blog.archive.org/2017/08/11/hypercard-on-the-archive-celebrating-30-years-of-hypercard/

  • gdelfino  On December 1, 2022 at 7:15 pm

    I have seen you struggle with this on the wolfram forums. Not that I have much free time, but I could help you a bit with Mathematica as I have been using it for a very long time and understand that getting started is difficult.

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