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A Lot of Buzz about ConnectedText, but what about Mac users?

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Posted by Dr Andus
Nov 2, 2013 at 03:57 PM

 

Dr Andus wrote:
>I’m getting the impression that you’re talking about outlining both as
>the earlier phase of organising and analysis of material, and the final
>phase of writing reports out of the organised material.
> >Personally I use CT for the former, but not for the latter. I’d say
>Scrivener is more geared towards the latter, than the former. But the
>two could be used in conjunction (organising tool + writing tool).

Actually, in light of the new floating windows of v. 6, CT might offer some advantages in certain areas even in the writing process over Scrivener, especially if used with two monitors. E.g. you could view the outline structure of a document you are writing in the Table of Contents (TOC) pane on the left. Now sections can be moved around within the TOC.

You could write in the middle pane, have the Outline pane on the right with an overall (master) outline for the entire book or thesis or whatever, with links to other documents or notes.

And then you can still view an unlimited no. of notes in floating windows positioned anywhere across the screen. Not to mention that the TOC and the Outliner can also be floating.

At the moment I use Outline 4D and Gingko for actual writing, and CT as the notes database, but I might test the above model to see how it compares to O4D’s single-pane writing and Gingko’s writing-in-columns experience…