I’m using Devonnote at the moment (with a view to one day upgrading to DT). My main gripe is with composing in DN. I like to work in one window (hate having multiple windows open), which means that I frequently switch between files. Let’s say I’m writing an article, with my notes and research as separate RTF files. Every time I move from the article to my notes/research files and back again, I have to scroll back down to the bottom of the page (or the middle, or wherever I was editing the text)… very unwieldy. How about DN and DT remembering this, so that when I return to the article, the page view and cursor are in the same place.
As an example, I love the UI experience in NotePad Deluxe (though the interface is archaic in many ways and development seems to have fallen by the wayside). It remembers whereabouts I was in each note, and the keyboard shortcuts are simple and intuitive, so my hands very rarely need to leave the keyboard. The most useful shortcut is Ctrl-up/down arrow to navigate between notes within a group. It means I can flick between article and notes with no effort (and when I return to the article, the cursor is flashing away in the same place). Also, Command-0 to hide/reveal the browser is much easier than double clicking. (I know about the Alt-tab shortcut in DN/DT, but this still requires two or three steps to move between files, instead of one – I end up just using the mouse.)
At the moment, DN/DT are awkward to compose in (though they’re excellent archiving tools). I use Ulysses (which is obviously designed specifically for composing text) but would happily write in DN/DT if the UI experience was made simpler. Any chance of implementing the above? Couldn’t be so hard… could it?