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Does anyone know of a software that does the same as. Idea knot? I used it for years! Non I ugraded to mountain lion and it is not compatible any more. I would settle for a software that would read the files i created. Thank you all for your inputs.
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For an app that hasn't been touched by it's own developer in 9 years - you may want to state what this app does in order to get some advice about what apps could be a replacement. Not too many folks are going to take the time to go look it up to see what it is.

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I was wishing for any faithful user that did find a substitute for it. Up till yesterday when i quit using 10.6.8 i was able to use it.
Their last upgrade was working fine so it needed no upgrade, just a compatibility upgrade. It is a simple application was designed to be simple and productive from the start What i liked is that you post entries in different categories. They are TXT , great to jot down ideas for projects, books, etc. the best feature though, is that it is able to combine all entries in one file for export. Imagine you have chapters of a book you work individually on, then decide to combine them on one step to have the complete work in one file. That is what i am looking for.

You could have a great category for Book, project X, etc and within them chapters or entries. Then you could combine one great category into one file.
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Unfortunately, it's a PPC coded app and one that's very old. PPC coded apps will not work in any version of OS X after Snow Leopard. Find a substitute is the best advice we can give you.
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Unfortunately, it's a PPC coded app and one that's very old. PPC coded apps will not work in any version of OS X after Snow Leopard. Find a substitute is the best advice we can give you.
I hear you... Looking around today the most likely similar product has been Scrivener, so far. Makes the compiling but has too many features for me, a lighter version of Scrivener would be the ideal solution for me, so if anyone knows about it, l just hope you can post your suggestions here and i will be very grateful.

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Also, what software could read the files written by IdIea knot? It hink this is a super flaw of all softwares. Their files should be available to basic types of formats after the program is no longer supported. Which is why the compiling is great, since it saved in TXT. Scrivener apparently saves the compilation in several formats, which is great, but still looking for a simpler program.

Also, i am not a professional writer, so i don't need so many features, but i do write a lot of things for myself.
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Scrivener is a great app but is primarily a word processor for aspiring writers. However, for your use, it may be overkill. Why not just use TextEdit since it has no problem reading and saving text files. It will also open MS Word files.

Also, you might want to access the Mac App store and browse around to see what's available.
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