I use the whole Apple Eco System only.
I have DT3+DTTG since year but have not learn trough its features so deep. Right no I throw everything at it to capture and look at anytime at it. Now is the time that , anytime is now.
What want to do and need and like:
I want to use devonthink for data storage archive . And I found READWISE + their READER very nice for clipping and highlighting, but I know that DT§-DTTG can do that also somehow any.
I am not so much the tech nerd person, rather more a person which likes easy workflows which go by it own - automation.
I WANT TO (CAPTURE) work out some books ( real books - our scan some highlights, and kindle books with readwise) and also make notes to audio books audible someway easy. and also sometimes my handwritten notes ( I like writing old school pens too ).
I WANT TO WEBCLIP also websites, highlights or , read later pages I have stores in readwise …
I WANT TO RECHERCHE in the Data captured somewhere (Devonthink or obsidian , + sync of READWISE Notes/caputes) and sort them and gather my learnings together TO:
a- make courses
b- make keynotes
c- write blogs and post
d- make Youtube videos or Podcast
e- SCRIPTING for all of those Content (Outlining)
I must say normally I use Mindmaps first ( Ayoa ) to structure and brainstorm my ideas. Maybe that will be different if I use stored data from DV or else. Mindmapping is for new ideas creation now not learning out of data. But I am open to ideas of workflows.
SO CONTENT CREATION is at the end of the line. Not really a book (yet) - scrivener I know also but seems maybe to big for writing, but I own it to.
I like writing with the notes besides open or structuring ideas first. Sometimes I just write , but then I loos very easy the red line and eveything is getting to big - nobody will read this big things
I need to design my workflow for data capture and storage and then writing for learning and making excerpts and content. so writing and data view , data storage, data mining and data ideas it the point.
I have looked at obsidian ( I like extremely the bidirectional linking - I NEED THAT I HAVE WAITED FOR THIS - BUT I think DV can not do this easy like obisidian) and I have looked and read the features of iAWriter which has also bi-directional linking as obsidian. Bear does have some sort of cross linking they call it. but this is maybe not real bidirectional linking. I like the optics of bear and the Apple Watch note function because I use it often on AW with 2do-app.
Q1: is the electron thing with apps like obsidian a big problem. , its hughe and needs a lot of memory. I have Apple MBPM1max 32g but obsidian seems a monster or ramusage. is electron by itself a problem? should I stay away from this if I need to do video 4k editing too. would be a writer solution and DT3 better if I just need the bidirectional linking.
Q2: what is the better place to store all data. I love DT for that but how can I get obsidian with DT and storing all data optimal , including readwise data sync to somewhere. the linking I have tried in DT but this seems too simple its just a reference , no real link- or I have not understood it yet and do it wrong - which is very likely - I NEED A BIDIRECTIONAL LINKING SOLUTION.
Q3: how good is search and find in obsidian vs DT3?
Q4: READWISE must be in the workflow solution also, cause of the read later functions. I know DT3 has a web clipping I use heavily but I dont read in DT3, so this is why my data is grounding there and not read. I hope a nice app like readwise with easy highlight and annotation and notes system will help me read my clipped data. but maybe you folks can show me an EASY and same nice looking way of using DT3 as READWISE. good thing about Readwise is its not expensive or free too.
Q5: I need then a system to store my WHOLE CONTENT which I produce myself, not the stored one. where to put this to have an easy workflow with video editing or YouTube video listings and keeping the whole thing in shape and order to see and know what I have done already. meaning a content management for videos , podcasts and texts (Blog).
Q6: what is the difference between obsidian and iaWriter, what is iAWriter missing when connected to DT3. is a DT3+iAWriter a good setup for bidirectional linking and work a librarian stile . I work in the capture world like a librarian and often in the creative world, blog texts or videos, very creative like a gardener style. The minimalist approach of iAW is nice but is it missing tools and features like obsidian?
Q7: could BEAR some sort of solution with its cross linking, or is this just referencing and therefore nogo for my needs.
INFO: why is bidirectional so important: I work heavily with a text called DAO DE JING, and there are 81 verses and I excerpt a psychological view of it for life style and life counseling - I WORK AS A PSYCHOLOGICAL CONSELLOR - Coach and do YouTube soon, and work on my online course academy.
I know i have a lot of questions but after 2 weeks oft very intensive reading and YouTube watching to get info I can not decide which is the good solution. * I have test installed obsidian and people have told me its a resource killer. and today apple mail collapsed , - maybe of this ??
SO THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP Andreas