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

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Posted by Dellu
Nov 4, 2013 at 09:02 PM


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.