I’m a long time Mac user and decided that I want to become ‘organized’.
Yup… I’ve relied upon doing searches to find things and finally decided I need to do it ‘right’.
So, I’ve been playing around with differnet s/w out there- Stickybrain, Yojimbo, Devonthink (very limited), ScrapitPro, etc…
Basically, what I would like to know if DevonThink can do it ‘all’.
Here is a list of things off the top of my head… Please bear with my detailed requirements, etc., if I use something, I really use it and want to make sure DevonThink is the one for me.
1- Stability. Crashes aren’t fun, and neither is corrupt data.
2- What doesn’t it ‘import’?
a- I was using Yojimbo (30days) and I really liked the way I could drag and drop things into a ‘sidebar’ and have it go into the folder I want. Here’s the link to an image so you can get an idea if you don’t know about it.
barebones.com/images/yojimbo … p-dock.jpg
Does DevonThink have anything similar to this? I know you can use Services or the Dock, but it's not the same. You have to 'copy' to clipboard. In fact, Yojimbo has many ways to import things: here is the link:
• You can copy what you want to store and use a hot key (F8 is the one Yojimbo uses unless you change it) to open the Quick Input Panel. • You can drag what you want to store (a bookmark, a PDF file or clipping) to the Mac OS X Dock, or to the Yojimbo window or to Yojimbo’s Drop Dock. • If you’re using Custom Collections, you can drop what you’re dragging onto a Collection to assign it to that Collection. • You can select something you want to store in Yojimbo and use Mac OS X services to import the selection or URL. • Import many items at once using Yojimbo’s Import menu. This is one way you might move stuff from whatever you used before into Yojimbo. • or you can even Print to Yojimbo! Yojimbo works with you…
I know that Devonthink does a LOT more than Yojimbo, but that’s not what I’m asking for right now. I would like to know if it can do some of the above things.
It’s very important for me. If I come across a tip on the web regarding OS X, I’d like to be able to hit a keystroke or drag and drop the ‘tip’ and have it go into the appropriate folder. I only see this as an option if I ‘copy’ then go to the dock. This is something I do all day long and would like it to be easier. Also, webarchives-- is there a way to create a webarchive out of a page I’m viewing, instead of having to do it in DevonThink?
b- What can it NOT import?
3- File Size-
How big can a database be? I want to be able to ‘throw’ anything into -1- database file. In other words, I do not want to ‘link’ files. PDFs, Word docs, jpegs, sounds, maybe some movies. I’d like ALL of it to be in the database file. No external linking at all, can it be done?
If I do this, what are the limitations? Do I have to worry about database corruption every time I save or open my database? I would appreciate honest sincere answers regarding this.
I think I just found one. I tried a Print -> Save to PDF Devonthink and it didn’t work (from Safari). Any ideas why? This is important as I like to save my receipts for anything I buy online as a PDF.
And another- I created a web archive, I dragged an image around in the ‘document’. I clicked on an HTML link in the webarchive document. I hit UNDO for the drag image I did earlier and it quit on me.
When is V2 due out and what kind of upgrade pricing will there be if I purchase this now?
Thank you for any help!