I use DevonThink (DTPO) for collecting and organizing research materials. Most of the material I have used is text, but I’m starting to add audio clips and I’m looking for advice on how best to work with audio inside DT.
For text, I can easily capture quotes from my sources and add text to the quotes that gives details, analysis, or keywords that I want to be able to search. I’m not sure how best to combine text and audio to do the same effect.
To give a specific example, if I had a book excerpt I would have a text document with the quote and then a new paragraph that included my notes about that quote. If I just import the audio clip, I can’t figure out how to add text. What I can do is create a new rich text document and embed the audio clip, but I can’t figure out how to extract just the audio clip if I want to use that in the future. (In other words, I can’t figure out the equivalent of highlighting the quote part of the text document and then copy-pasting into another destination, like a PowerPoint slide.)
I’d appreciate any advice for how to best work with audio clips. I’m just starting to experiment with how to use audio, so I’m open to suggestions for other use cases and not just this narrow scenario.