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Academic Workflow - Any Suggestion for an Application/s?

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Posted by Darren McDonald
Feb 25, 2020 at 03:34 PM


Hello Matthias :)

Wow! Keypoints is exactly the application I am looking for! Thank you very much for posting to me the forum. It is wonderful to have you and your talents work on development for this application. :)

I would have responded earlier with a post, but I was working on a chapter for a book.

During the writing of the chapter, I put to the test the workflow I worked out and found that my biggest problem was finding the citations and my comments I had spent many, many hours collecting. I wasted a lot of valuable searching for the citations and comments which had me often losing my train of thought. The solution you have developed in Keypoints looks like the application I need!

Your explanation about how you have managed to link documents with citations/notes has me really excited:

>Since all your highlight annotations are self-contained plaintext notes,
>you can search and filter them freely, and gather them again in
>structure/overview notes. Selecting a note will also jump to its quoted
>text in the PDF. And clicking a highlight annotation in the PDF will
>select its note.

The only thing that scares me is the use of markdown. I work with rich text because I have a hard time reading and mentally processing markup. I am trying to get over this, but at the moment I am using applications like Scrivener rather than Ulysses for writing. But don’t try and accommodate me regarding this issue in your development at the moment. I do not want to slow development down.

I will give you more feedback on the information you have posted. However, it may be difficult without being able to try the application out.

For now, I just wanted to say a big thanks for developing Keynotes! :)

Cheers! :)