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

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Posted by Nhaps
Nov 5, 2013 at 01:32 PM

 

DD Bw wrote:
if you are writing your dissertation, Sublime Text 2 does a better job
>than Scrivener. Some people have developed great tools for writing latex
>in Sublime Text. Sente works quite good with the Latex as it exports
>decent quality Bib file. Tinderbox, arcane app,  is a pain for
>composition since it can integrate neither to the latex not to the MS
>word writing environment easily. Tinderbox is really not a practical
>application to get things done. It is just great for the curious
>tinkering; spending your time playing with its maps, agents and
>adornments. as its file organization system heavily relies on propriety
> metadata (attributes), when you migrate to another software, you will
>understand that all the time you spend organizing the notes in TB is a
>time you spent on vain. I wouldn’t recommend TB for dissertation.  You
>would better go for a more flexible application that can import
>different formats as image, rtf files, pdfs, export to different
>formats. TB can do none of them. Writing templates to make exports is a
>heck of a pain; you will spend your time tinkering with the agents than
>getting your dissertation done. 
> >- you can try connected Text using CrossOver in Mac bzw. it works quite
>well.

Thanks for your suggestion. The problem with Sublime is that it does not support right to left (RTL) languages like Hebrew, so I can’t use it for my research. Tinderbox has its place, but I agree that its exporting formats are poor. I will keep an eye on the upcoming 6 version. CrossOver for CT is an option, will look into it.