The Scribe note-taking program is a note taking tool that allows a researcher (or a student) to manage all sorts of notes.
Scribe can be used as cognitive tool in education (like most writing tools or more generally speaking, professional tools).
From its homepage:
Scribe 2.5 is a free cross-platform note-taking program designed especially with historians in mind. Think of it as the next step in the evolution of traditional 3x5 note cards. Scribe allows you to manage your research notes, quotes, thoughts, contacts, published and archival sources, digital images, outlines, timelines, and glossary entries. You can create, organize, index, search, link, and cross-reference your note and source cards. You can assemble, print, and export bibliographies, copy formatted references to clipboard, and import sources from online catalogs. You can store entire articles, add extended comments on each card in a separate field, and find and highlight a particular word within a note or article. Scribe's uses range from an undergraduate history research seminar to a major archival research project.
See also: Firefox Scholar (available soon / summer 2006).
OS: Platform independant
Author: Elena Razlogova who is currently working on The Guantanamobile Project