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Tinderbox 8 is released

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Posted by Amontillado
Apr 17, 2019 at 01:11 AM


I bought Tinderbox a while back, and I have no regrets. I don’t actually use it, but software like this needs support.

Devonthink always draws me back, though. For notes for a story, it’s overkill, but it’s the same environment as my mutli-thousand entry document databases.

The Brain is very addictive, and I wish Devonthink had a Brain or mindmap view.

When its time to start building a new network of ideas, I start jotting notes in the inbox. The local inbox embedded in the database, usually, but the global inbox will work fine, too.

If I’m in a hurry, I don’t even name the files, I just type them in. As the pace slows down, I’ll name the files something meaningful, add tags, and move them to appropriate groups. Structure emerges and notes are entered quickly. When I’m planning a story or essay, it’s a little like using Scrivener. Maybe a more specific tool would be better, but swiss army knives are cool, too.

I like the tools->show groups & tags feature. Sometimes I don’t even navigate in a normal Devonthink window. I’ll open windows from the groups & tags pane. Now, if groups & tags could work like The Brain for navigation, that would be cool.