Hobie (the Gnomedex 5 star from MindManager) blogged about some software called ActiveWords. He said it’s the best thing since MindManager as it can run applications, navigate the web, search and more just by typing keywords. I think MindManager is the best thing since… well it’s just the best thing… so I think ActiveWords might be pretty good.
I’d just installed MSN Desktop Search & noticed that it can run applications, navigate the web, search and more just by clicking in the tool-bar field typing a few words. I mentioned this in a comment on Hobies post and Trevor, from the excellent Student Tablet PC Blog, commented that ActiveWords is better than MSN:
“ActiveWords has a clear edge over MSN in that it allows you to use your ActiveWords in any context. I can type an ActiveWord in DOS, on a website, or even where there is nowhere to type. No use of the mouse is required.”
By now I’m thinking this ActiveWords must be good.
Then I get this email from Buzz Bruggeman. If you don’t know Buzz chances are you soon will as he seems to be everywhere spreading the ActiveWords message*!
Saw your comment on Hobies blog. There is no question that you can go to the MSN Search Toolbar and type things that will launch Microsoft apps. But we think ActiveWords is much more powerful because we work in any context at any time, and the naming conventions are yours, not Microsoft.
Would love to have you try our product, http://www.activewords.com/plus_download.html and tell me what you think. Let me know if you have any questions/comments about ActiveWords and I will do my best to get you answers. Also, let me know if you think having a guided tour would enhance your understanding of ActiveWords.