For the more visual user - the ability to draw a few sketches in a ‘notebook metaphor’ would be truly a unique feature for any OSX application.
Inkwell aside, It is a much over-looked tool. A Japanese programmer that makes a whole range of interesting utilities makes ‘Macpad’.
If something like this was added to DevonThink, It would really be breaking new ground, and could then be called the first ‘real’ virtual-notebook application for OSX.
I don’t use it, but doesn’t NoteTaker by Aquaminds have a sketching function? And it is truly trying to re-create a notebook metaphor.
I can’t speak for the developers of DEVONthink, but sketching seems to be quite far removed from the primary strengths of DT. On the other hand, it seems that multiple people here are using both DT, and an outliner and/or notebook program, with synergistic results.
Cheers Joe on the upbeat ‘what the ****’ comment , but NoteTaker does nothing at all like ‘Macpad’ and it has still to be built on any MacOSX product except ‘Curio’ or it’s ilk - (done badly - clumsily).
I was just hoping for the sky or a tool that I could almost live in whilst working. ‘Macpad’ seemed to be pulling it off in a very simple and possibly in a very impressive way. I take it you don’t think so.
DT Pro 2.0 (the initial release will be v1.9) will probably include some simple sketching/mind mapping possibilities. But it’s unlikely that one will be able to draw inside a plain/rich text document (as DT uses standard file formats internally).
Somebody cross-posted your request to the Hog Bay Notebook forum ;D