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WhizFolders vs Scrivener for Windows

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Posted by Dr Andus
Nov 28, 2011 at 09:42 PM

 

Stephen Zeoli wrote:
>Jon,
>I would
>choose Scrivener over Whizfolders in a heart beat. I can’t think of anything
>Whizfolders can do that Scrivener can’t, but I can think of a lot that Scrivener can do
>that Whizfolders can’t.
> I’ve always wanted to like Whizfolders, having bought a
>license seven or eight years ago, but even before Scrivener came along I had abandoned
>it because it never felt very intuitive.
>

I had a similar experience to Steve. I had high hopes for Whizfolders 5 years ago, when I bought my licence (I haven’t upgraded to the latest version, so my comments relate to the previous one). I wanted to use it as a central wiki and database for my academic writing. I never really made much use of the wiki features (ability to link items), although I did end up using it as a kind of a hierarchical database of my reading notes. I liked using the “Watch clipboard” feature, which allowed me to capture quotes from PDF articles by hitting control+C.

However, since Scrivener for Windows arrived, I hardly ever turn Whizfolders on. It still stores my old notes but I do all my academic writing now in Scrivener, for the reasons Steve mentioned. I’m not quite sure what I’ll be using Whizfolders for next. Somehow I feel that its development did not move with the times and it is becoming gradually less relevant.