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Information conveniently captured in Evernote; now what?

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Posted by Alexander Deliyannis
Mar 24, 2013 at 04:31 PM


Dr Andus wrote:
>The undertext here seems to be the age-old dilemma whether to use one
>software for everything or to use a tool-chain of several specialist

Yes and no (on my part at least): I don’t mind the chain, as long as there is convenient integration. What I miss here (and apparently others too) is a way to manipulate the information snippets stored in Evernote, e.g. combine them, associate them with tasks and the like, etc.

With a single text, one can start in FocusWriter or another minimal tool, continue in Scrivener, Sense or Outline4D and finalise the output in Word. One can even reverse part of that chain.

But with a group of Evernote snippets things are not so simple. The most advanced manipulation I can think of is to export them and import them in a tool such as Scrivener. But given Evernote’s connecitivity and multitude of apps that work with it, it seems rather strange that nobody has connected a writing tool or other ‘snippet processor’ to it. At best one will find task managers like Nozbe which can link to task-related info within Evernote. Nice but unimaginative. Unless of course I’ve missed something more advanced.