Wow. If you link it, they will come.

Hi, Tim! Very, very cool of you to pop by. I’m glad to hear note-taking is on your radar, as that’s a key need of mine — in fact, it’s a much more important need than bibliography generation, which I’ve managed on my own to this point in my career, and which I could no doubt continue handling on my own with no problem. But note-taking — I don’t have a good system for organizing research notes, and keeping them with a catalog of my books could be good. Right now, I’ve got a folder full of MS Word documents, each of which contains the notes on a text. That’s been fine, but I keep thinking there’s got to be a better way.

I had high hopes, in that regard, for EndNote, but the note-taking field, despite being able to hold something like 16,000 characters, is buried way down in the bottom of the record. I wish EndNote’s record interface were a bit more manipulable, letting you turn fields on and off on a note-by-note basis, so that (as in many other such databases) when you’re not editing the record you only see those fields that actually have data in them…