I implement a sort of GTD with DEVONthink. For that I have one go to database with all of my materials, my digital life. I set it up separately from Global Inbox. Any new filings go into the Inbox of Global Inbox and from there I file them to wherever they belong. It works well, but what is the point of having a separate DB only for the global inbox?
- Every time I move an item it changes database, so it is uploaded to a new database to sync to all devices.
- In DTTG it is more cumbersome to move stuff to a different DB than within a DB (deeper navigation menus).
- My separate database also has an Inbox. Why not use that?
My usage is historically grown, it has always been like this and I remember encouragement to leave it like this, but no details.
So, what is the point of the global inbox as a second DB in 2021?
If I migrate away from it, how can I use the Inbox of my separate DB globally (on all devices)? It seems like in DTTG there is no option for this. New documents go into the inbox of global inbox. Or should I just sort everything in the global Inbox DB. (I guess up to renaming DBs this is no difference).