I couldn’t decide whether to post in here or in Software - it’s a software related question but also a more generic workflow question.
I am currently in the middle of writing a number of design documents for a project I am working on and I’m looking for a way to keep track of where I am.
OmniFocus, which I use for both work and personal tasks, is fine for the high-level view, e.g. “Write document on X” but it seems a bit fiddly for anything more granular than that. I use iThoughts on a daily basis and have used that to map out the sections of the document and that works well. I have been looking at the task options that you can assign to nodes in iThoughts, which may be all I need to use, but I’m open to other options.
Pure writing apps are out of the picture as everything has to be produced using Word, Excel and PowerPoint, with the collaboration features of SharePoint for document storage, etc., and I CBA messing around writing in one app and then converting to an Office document when it’s finished. I’ve done that in the past and it’s a pain. All my supporting notes are written in OneNote.
What do the collective use for these types of scenarios? I think some sort of project planning application might be a bit of an overkill (or not), but I would like something to track the items on my mind map and then be able to schedule which sections of the document I need to complete on a daily by day plan in order for it to be ready on the date it’s due.
 I’ve gradually started to move away from multiple apps to do the same job, hence Office, DEVONthink for reference/archiving, Drafts, and that’s about it, but that’s a story for another day.