DMurray wrote:I might be stuck with InfoTree. It's not a bad program, but Maple looks more polished.
You're right, it is. InfoTree works fine for me too and I don't bother converting my old files. I use Maple for new stuff and InfoTree for my old data that I still use very often.
The interesting point is that all this would not happen if outline software designers were using a standard document format (both InfoTree and Maple are
outline document editors). Conversion from one application to another would be so easy.
There was no such format available a few years ago. As a matter of fact, I think that such a format exists now. It is based on XML and called Outline Processor Markup Language
(OPML). I can't wait that Maple supports this format -- either as its native format or as an export utility format.
Of course, this would give more freedom to customers that could easily switch applications. The marketing men might not like that. The best software companies, however, won't fear competition. They will be the early adopters of OPML -- and I hope that Crystal Office will be one of them.