In the last time, i am using DT Pro Office more and more. So i am starting to discover the application a lot more; putting more work into the application and getting more dependend on it.
Things that i wish to see in the future:
Reliable solution for all the scanner mess (see all other threads here in the forum); ok…not only your fault…some parts are Apples/Leopard problems…but as user who want to use advertised functions…i do not care where the problem is.
a search function that fits better in my work flow: If i want to search something, i don’t want to care about options and how to search in the beginning…i simply want to put some terms into the search box, and in return i want to see ALL possible results (including mispelled words, phrases, and all other stuff). And then…after that…i want to be able to narrow down my search to the results i really want to see. The problem with DT: I always have to think about the search options first; set them correctly and then doing my search. Next search i have to check again…maybe i forgot to change some options back.
Most time i use “All” and “Phrase”…but it happens more than once in a week that i am searching for something…DT is not finding it…then i use Spotlight and find it in seconds…and then i am able to adjust the search options in DT to find the result that i missed before
More logical import function: Some time, imports are going into the Root-Folder of my database, sometimes they go into the actual subfolder i am working in. And sometimes i do not get any imports or messages back from DT what happend to my import. I know that there is a logic behind that (i read it in an other post here in the forum)…but this is only confusing. The application should do, what i expect…and that shouldn’t differ in different situations.
What i expect? The possibility to import any file in exaclty that folder, i am working in/or i have defined in the options…every time…without any excuses. And IF something is not working…i want feedback from the application. I know about the protocol and the “import any files” option. But that doesn’t solve my mentioned problems.
different file storage: I rely on my files/infos in my database. So all files that i put into the database, should keep untouched by DT. If i put a file/info in…i expect to get exactly the same file/info out again. If its a DOC, a PDF, DMG, ZIP or whatever. If DT needs to access the files and store metadata in different ways…fine with me. But keep my original files untouched.
reliable possibility to alter/change files with external applications. Why a sync button? Why changes with some external applications are lost, if i open files within DT?
really, really important: multiple Databases (i know…its planned for 2.0…but DT-Users are waiting since years for a new major release…so my hope is very limited)
I could add more topics to this post…but most of the other stuff is already covered by posts from other users.
Maybe i sound a little harsh here, but in some way i really like DT and haven’t found such great features like integrated OCR or “See also” or E-Mail import (single email import from mail works fine…Mail import window in DT is horrible…not working or often hanging forever, forcing me to kill DT) in other applications.
But i already started searching for alternatives…
…your luck i haven’t found something yet, that really blows my mind.