I might look at around twenty documents per day (notes and paragraphs related to journal papers), to use for academic work. In my teaching, I would look at perhaps ten student records during the day to see their progress and add the latest notes. I guess I’d need to access (read and edit) thirty plain text documents in an average working day.
So the hurdle is I don’t have the energy or patience to share each document to an external editor to work with, and if all I can see is the titles of the documents, how do I quickly confirm the content is the research/citations I need? The content is invisible.
As a quick solution I used DTTG2 which was still on my ipad. I could still access all my old notes etc. I’m not putting any new notes into DTTG3 until it’s fixed.
I used RTF for years with no problem, and then they started to lose formatting when syncing between DT (on my Mac) and DTTG. So moved to plain text files last year to get consistent formatting and layout.
Now I can’t see plain text files…
I was already thinking about only using DT and DTTG to host my huge library of PDF files and research papers rather than as a place to make notes etc. I think this latest scenario has confirmed that that’s what I should do.
As a test I created a plain text file in DTTG3 (there was an update released this afternoon). The content turned invisible after creation, just the title was visible. I synced with DT on my Mac and the new plain text file didn’t sync.
Just fired up Scrivener to work on my paper tonight…