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Posted by Alexander Deliyannis
Mar 2, 2014 at 08:41 AM

 

Dr Andus wrote:
>Thanks for that, Alexander. The above features do sound interesting. Who
>would you say the main competitors are here? MS Word? Scrivener? I’m
>intrigued by Sense, but somehow I haven’t managed to figure out where
>I’d fit it in within my various writing processes.

I think that Scrivener excels at the overview level, whereas Word is better for the detail (including formatting). SENSE is a sort of rare beast which facilitates continues switching between the two—but without the strong formatting / object embedding features. I can only compare it with Brainstorm. In this context, SENSE has much more powerful overview/navigation but not clones.

I don’t think that it is easy to integrate SENSE in an existing workflow like yours. Building a workflow around SENSE from scratch would probably make more sense (pun not intended)—and this is not a suggestion to yourself Dr Andus. I believe that SENSE could be brilliant in an academic setting, provided it added support for footnotes/endnotes and possibly LaTex and similar stuff. However I don’t do academic writing anymore so am not in the best position to judge.