Boswell Alternatives

    Boswell is described as 'Keep you organized, improve your writing, make people think you have a fabulous memory, and give you a big, big edge over your competition'. There are five alternatives to Boswell for Mac and Windows. The best alternative is DEVONthink. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try MacJournal or Incollector. Other great apps like Boswell are Yojimbo (Paid) and Personal Knowbase (Paid).

    This page was last updated Sep 25, 2019

    1. DEVONthink is a solution to the digital age conundrum. It is your second brain, the one and only database for all your digital files, be they PDFs, emails, Word docs or even multimedia files.
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    2. Yojimbo makes keeping all the small (or even large) bits of information that pour in every day organized and accessible.

    3. MacJournal is the world's most popular journalist software for the Mac.
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    4. Incollector is an application to collect various kinds of information (like notes, conversation logs, quotes, serial numbers, source code, web addresses, words). All the entries can be tagged, so you can find them very easily.


      The project is no longer developed since 2012 and the official website is not available anymore. The Linux version is no longer downloadable, but last Windows version, 1.2, can be still downloaded from Wayback Machine.

    5. Can't find your critical notes when you need them? Personal Knowbase is a freeform keyword-based information manager for Windows. Build a personal knowledge base of your notes, messages, and ideas.
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