I’m a young customer (usage wise not age wise ) and I am loving it. Aside from actually being a repository of my life (and work), I’ve been able to streamline my workflow by cutting out some apps and just using DT (e.g. I no longer store and read PDFs in GoodNotes, GoodReader and Files depending on my mood, I use DT to store the PDF and its native reader to read and annotate). It’s so much simpler having everything in one place! I love how quick it is to find things too.
I’d really been on the fence about this (had DT tabs open in my iPad browser from reading and re-reading for the last two months). This (combined with my lack of action re: moving away from Evernote) may push me over the top.
Though, when I go to use the coupon code on the checkout page, I don’t get any indication that it took. Hmm…
So I keep hearing about DevonThink on this forum (and other places) and watched some videos about it. Since I’m all in on Obsidian, I don’t see how using DevonThink is worth the $200 price tag. One video talked about how Obsidian is where he places his own thoughts and DevonThink is where he places other people’s thoughts. Sounds like a good use case, but again, I handle this by just saving web pages and articles to folders inside iCloud. Search on the Mac is good enough that I can find any article I want to find that I saved into my own system. What more could DevonThink add to this?
For sure. The automation extracts comment annotations as well, so if you type out notes inside the PDF, they will also show up in the reading session notes.
(You could also use this, for example, to write tasks inline as you think of them in the PDF. Or you could tag specific highlights, and then either automatically or manually process those tags to do different things.)
I have hard DT mentioned many times here and on MPU, but I have never given it much thought and haven’t really looked into it. Thanks for the reminder.
I wonder, is this a similar program to EagleFiler? I recently came across this as a good way to back up emails. A bit cheaper than DT - anyone have any thoughts on how these compare. Perhaps DT is more powerful and “professional” than EagleFlier, but are they in the same ballpark?
If you were only to use DT as a digital file cabinet, yes, you could consider EagleFiler a simpler alternative (in fact it’s what I’m using these days and is really nifty, I thing EagleFiler deserves its own thread). But DT is a much more sophisticated tool for organizing your thoughts and research.