Taking notes on a topic and want to store it as tabular data.
I run into this every time I use thebrain and it gets in the way for me.
I know that I can link out to a word doc, or excel, or a google doc (It looks like that is working now)
However, I like being able to take notes without having to open an external app or link for most things. The reason is it's just plain quicker, less clicks and less cumbersome.
I use other tools where the text editor has a WSIWYG option and it supports tables. JIRA comes to mind. The tickets are written in WIKI notation but it has a WSIWYG add on.
It's just that tables are what really differentiate a text file from a rich text file for me.
Memory on Paper
Maybe add a wiki engine in place of what is behind the scenes now? If you do that I wouldn't even mind having to hand code the symbols in the WIKI markup language.