So you have replaced the old bulky Sorter by a modern one that comes with tons of great new features. Awesome like the rest of the new DEVONthink.
But as version 3 is still in beta there are some rough edges/questions/suggestions in regard to the Sorter I want to cover some of here:
I checked the settings more than once and it seems the Sorter is not a stand-alone app anymore. Which would be a pity.
As I found the DT 2 Sorter with its tiny white-on-black letters unusuable over the years I have used various third party apps to add notes to DT. For example, NoteAway (best of them all but seemingly not developed anymore) and Curiota. And the new Mac Version of Drafts looks at least promising. All of them plus Hazel to push the notes from the respective note taking app folders into DT’s inbox. But this was just a workaround as all of them for different reasons were not able to save directly into DT, let alone properly sync with it.
The new Sorter of course can do all of this and much more, but not stand-alone. Any chance of changing that?
The different note types use the fonts and font sizes set for them. But unlike DT’S main window the Sorter lacks a way to (permanently) set their respective zoom.
A keyboard shortcut, preferably CMD+Return, to add the note to DT would come very handy.
As would be the usual shortcuts like CMD+I for italics etc.
The auto-titling needs a bit of polishing: At the moment it sets the whole first paragraph no matter how long it is as the note title. It needs a max length setting. At best customizable. Pro version: A customizable cleaner that removes characters from the title. Usage example: No quotation marks at the beginning to get proper sorting by name.
By the way: The same auto-titling should work in DT’s main window. Also after clicking on New Note the cursor in the main window should be in the note pane and not in the item list. Or at least there should be a setting so the user can chose which behaviour she prefers.
When the Sorter generates a cleaned up (my re-translation of “aufgeräumt” in the German user interface) PDF from a web page in Safari it replaces non-typographical quotation marks by typographical ones. Which is a minor feature but quite an elaborate one and telling a lot about how you guys at DEVONtechnologies pay attention to detail.
Nevertheless this function has a little flaw as it only generates English typographical quotation marks. If possible the function should look up the language of the web page in its html meta data. If not it should fall back to a default which could be the computer’s UI language. Or, again, if the language was customizable that would be even better.
And now it’s bed time.