The more I use DT the more impressed I am and the more helpful the app is becoming. It does nearly everything I need for research, archiving, annotating, etc.
IF I could find a good solution to a particular issue, I’d use DT for all of my work notes (I’m currently using Apple Notes).
What is keeping me back is the ridiculous text input window in DTTG. It has limited formatting compared to the desktop, e.g., can’t add tables or add attachments, etc., and the text window is ridiculously small.
This is important to me because I prefer to use my 12.9 iPad for taking notes in meetings. Below is a screenshot of the DTTG text window.
This is what I’m currently doing. In my “ideal” world, I could be able to compose and keep all of my notes in DT along with my research articles. Unfortunately, the state of DTTG is such that it is not a viable input method for meeting notes, given the needs I outlined above.
I like iA Writer a lot but it is clunky when dealing with tables and attachments, e.g., PDFs. DT would be perfect. This would not be an issue if I did not use the iPad for meeting notes. I suppose I could just use my shiny new M1 MPB. If I take this route, my 12.9 iPad would only be used for annotating PDFs, reading, and typing in Ulysses. I suppose I could make that transition.
Use the app that suits your input formats best and point its files to Devonthink, or put them in an “import” folder so DT ingests them. If all wishes came through there would only be one super app to rule them all.
There are many good note-taking apps out there that use DT acceptable file formats so combine the strengths of each to get what you want.
Unfortunately, it’s now in Evernote and I think most have given up on them ever developing robust sharing and export options.
It’s definitely functional as a content generator, though, with share → more options → DT → Webarchive. Evernote breaks the Webarchive pretty content grab, so you have to save it with the Evernote HTML chrome around the content.
My hope is that one day we’ll have a robust .singlefile format clearinghouse iOS app that takes content from anywhere and sends it anywhere with an easy-to-use trimming tool to remove nonessentials, that is aware of gotchas and limitations in the most popular 50 or so information management apps. One day.