I just downloaded a note-card program for Windows called Throughline by Storymind. So far, I have just played around with it, but I find it compelling at $9.95. It's not a complicated program. It allows you to create cards on a canvas, name them, move them around and arrange them in accordance with four different layouts: freestyle, single line, multiple lines, and timeline. Double-clicking on a card opens an edit window that allows you to create and change the contents of cards.
What makes the edit window really interesting is that "you can create hyperlinks on any text on your card to any file on your desktop or any URL on the internet to easily reference other materials directly from a card." Of special importance for me is the fact that it recognizes ConnectedText Urls, so that I can use it to interact with the information I have in ConnectedText.
"To print the names and content of all the Cards in your deck, click on the printer symbol on the tool bar or select the "Print" option in the File menu."
"To export your deck of Cards to an RTF file which can be opened by your word processor, click on the curved arrow symbol on the far right of the tool bar or select the "Export" option in the file menu."
Those are the essentials as far as I am concerned. But you can also create "Sub Cards," or cards "within any card, just like having files within folders. So, for example, you could have a card for every character in a story and each character could have multiple sub-cards for their traits, physical attributes, even for their character arc. Sub-cards can have their own sub-cards, so you can go as deeply into detail as you like."
I like what I see and I will experiment with the program a little more, but I am pretty sure I will buy it.
1. There is also a version for "Macintosh OSX version 10.2 or better." It seems to be available on CD only. It seems to work in the same way as the Windows version, but I have not tried it. Price: 19.95.