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Ecco Pro Alternatives

Ecco Pro is described as 'The product offers three primary types of views — phone book views, calendar views, and notepad views. Central to the program's design is an outlining structure and the ability to easily manipulate information regardless of in which view it was entered' and is an app in the office & productivity category. There are seven alternatives to Ecco Pro for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, iPhone, iPad and Linux. The best alternative is Org mode, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Ecco Pro are OmniOutliner, InfoQube, CrossLine and Dashword.

Ecco Pro alternatives are mainly Note-taking Tools but may also be Task Management Tools or Todo List Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Ecco Pro.
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  • Windows

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  1. Org-mode is for keeping notes, maintaining ToDo lists, doing project planning, and authoring with a fast and effective plain-text system.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableOrg mode is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Task Time TrackingKeep a record of time spent on a task with Org mode.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsOrg mode can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedOrg mode is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ LightweightOrg mode consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with Org mode.
    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceOrg mode either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    ⚫︎ PortableOrg mode can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  2. OmniOutliner is a start-to-finish writing app. Perfect for collecting information, outlining Big Ideas, adding structure to any sort of writing, and much more. From grocery lists to email drafts to long-form composition.

    ⚫︎ Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with OmniOutliner.
    ⚫︎ Import/Export OPML FeedsImport and export your feed subscriptions into OPML format with OmniOutliner.
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    InfoQube

    • Windows

    Full-featured Information manager, inspired by award-winning Ecco Pro. Outliner with user-defined columns, Calendar, Gantt and Timeline charts, Rich-text pane, MindMap, Pivot tables and charts.

    ⚫︎ PortableInfoQube can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    CrossLine

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    CrossLine is an outliner with sophisticated cross-link capabilities in the tradition of the well-respected Ecco Pro. It implements the concept of "Transclusion" proposed by Ted Nelson and - among others - implemented in the legendary Objectory SE tool by Ivar Jacobson.

    ⚫︎ Full-Text SearchCrossLine lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
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    Dashword

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows

    Dashword is by far the most convenient and user-friendly tool for creating any semantic network, be it your business idea, an abstract of a lecture on computer science, a script for a movie or a recipe for your favorite dish.

    ⚫︎ Dark ModeDashword supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    Plain Org

    • iPhone
    • iPad

    View and edit your org mode tasks while on the go.

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    Zavala

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    Zavala is a modern take on a traditional outliner. It supports all the things you want in a Mac app like multiple windows, keyboard shortcuts, a customizable toolbar, and a full menu bar.

    ⚫︎ Import/Export OPML FeedsImport and export your feed subscriptions into OPML format with Zavala.
    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownZavala supports MarkDown for document formatting.
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