Ecco Pro — the outliner/PIM that I have written about periodically and am still using today, despite the fact that it has been orphaned by its owners and not modified since 1997 or so — looks like it may be released as open source. (Thanks to Andrew Brown for the link.) Whether this means that the heart of Ecco will be transplanted by enterprising programmers into some newer, modern body — or just that Ecco devotees will have an opportunity to tweak and debug the trusty application — it’s wonderful news, if it actually happens.
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I too love Ecco and use it everyday. One of the best products I have ever seen (and used).
It would be great if somehow it could be updated and enhanced.
Will it become open source?
Can others download it anywhere?
Ecco can be downloaded here:
All the Salon links are dead, however, I found archived versions at web.archive.org. Placing them here for the record:
Personal information mismanagement:
From Agenda to Zoot:
Trying html linking to test: Ecco redivivus?