Disclaimer: I have not even begun to wrap my mind around DevonThink, let alone been able to make it part of my work. I would like to.
Is it possible to have collapsible outlines as Annotations to Items in DevonThink?
I am an inveterate outliner. (I have been adrift since Jayson took the tent pole out of Circus Ponies.) The simple-seeming set-up I would like to start using DevonThink for is this: manage text and video resources (mostly learning materials) and my notes from those resources. This seems ideal for DevonThink: import PDF’s, URL’s to tutorials, etc., and take notes in a linked Annotation. And that may work well — but I rely on collapsible outlines for my note-taking and reviewing.
I can make hierarchical lists in the default Annotation. But the parent items are not collapsible.
I see some forum posts on using Folding Text … an application I thought was brilliant, but which afaik has been all but abandoned.
I own OmniOutliner.
Is it possible to use an OOutline doc for Annotations as they are used in DevonThink (two way link, or some quick and enduring linkage)? Is that too much overhead/program-switching/complexity? (OOutline is already more than I need, but I imagine limiting my OO-Annotations to a single column.)
Other posts suggest not using DevonThink for note-taking, but rather using another program and indexing the files created. This seems complex.
Again, all I want to end up with (now) are collections of resources for learning skills, my notes on them and from them, in a fast, flexible, searchable, tag-able database.