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Posted by MadaboutDana
Sep 6, 2014 at 04:14 PM

 

Hot dang! I can see there’s an awful lot still to explore. Thanks, folks!

 


Posted by MadaboutDana
Sep 6, 2014 at 04:33 PM

 

UK readers interested in DEVONthink will also find some useful resources on Amazon (the Kindle edition of Kissell’s book is GBP 7.40).

There’s also a nice summary of DEVONthink’s top features at Macademise: http://macademise.wordpress.com/2013/12/02/organising-your-research-and-the-rest-of-your-life-with-devonthink/

 


Posted by MadaboutDana
Sep 6, 2014 at 04:38 PM

 

For what it’s worth, I am currently experimenting with DEVONthink to go, and while it can be very temperamental, when it does work, it works fast and well. I’m in the middle of a large project involving quite a lot of research, and am regularly syncing reference material over from the desktop (trial) version of DEVONthink to my iPad, so I can read it while I’m doing other things. This has the advantage of preserving DEVONthink’s indexing. While there are other ways of doing the same thing (notably by using a synchronised Dropbox folder to transfer files to Readdle Documents, which is also capable of creating full-text indices), the DEVONthink option is very convenient. It’s also easier to add notes.

 


Posted by jimspoon
Sep 6, 2014 at 06:53 PM

 

I posted this link without having read it - but I read the article and comments last night.  I thought it was very interesting!

DrAndus - as I read the article I was wondering how well ConnectedText would fit the ideal “personal knowledge base” the author was describing.  I would be interested to know what you would think about it.  I am not a CT user, but was experimenting with it last night.

 


Posted by Paul Korm
Sep 6, 2014 at 06:58 PM

 

Same here ... reading Alex’s essay I kept thinking “ConnectedText”.  I know he says “Wikipedia works well because the effort is crowdsourced. But I’m just one person, and so I can’t spend all day pecking away to create some record of my learning, otherwise I’ll spend all my time documenting, rather than actually using my PKB.”  But, no matter what the solution, there’s eventually time needed to “peck away” and curate one’s collection of information.  CT can be highly functional with very little investment.

 


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