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Posted by jamesofford
Jun 18, 2014 at 09:02 PM


Nice to see that someone else has moved over to the Dark Side. I’m in an all Windows lab and it gets kind of lonely here.

On the writing front-I have tried several different pieces of software(I am a CRIMPer after all.)and I have always come back to Microsoft Word. It may not be the best, but I have used it for so long that I am used to its quirks. I’ve used it since it was a DOS program. And it remains the lingua franca of word processors. I do use Ulysses if I want something that is as plain text as it can be. I tried Scrivener and haven’t taken to it.
On the information managment front, I use Papers 2.7.2 to keep my pdfs in line. It works great if you need to keep track of a literature, and for generating bibliographies I think that it is better than Endnote. I have the iOS version on my iPAd and it works great. Don’t buy version 3 of Papers. They bolloxed it all up. I also use Devonthink Pro Office to keep track of stuff that doesn’t fit into Papers.
For notetaking, I use Notesuite. It has a nice, clean interface, and it is easy to use on both the Mac and iOS. I used to be an avid user of Onenote on the PC, and I have tried several of the Mac/iOS versions of software that purport to be like Onenote. Including Onenote now that Microsoft has released it for other platforms. I don’t like them as well as I do Notesuite, but if they keep improving it I may switch back to Onenote. I like the way you can organize your stuff in Onenote better than I do Notesuite.