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Posted by Stephen Zeoli
Nov 7, 2017 at 09:41 PM


Version 7.3 of Tinderbox was just released. It has a new feature that promises to be very handy. You can set up a Tbox document to watch a Finder folder and automatically import files. This means you can add a folder to Dropbox called, say, Tinderbox Inbox, then add notes from your iPhone or Windows PC, or even through Dropbox’s web version and those notes will be imported automatically. I did a quick test, and found this worked just fine. This is one way importing, not synchronization, but a real step forward, I think.

Steve Z.


Posted by Paul Korm
Nov 7, 2017 at 10:38 PM


It is also possible to “watch” a DEVONthink group (i.e., a folder) with a similar approach in 7.3.x.  Be aware that the instructions for this in the release notes are a bit inaccurate. 


Posted by Dellu
Nov 8, 2017 at 12:12 PM


>not synchronization,

It is good progress. But, a true sync back to Devonthink will take TB to a different level.

Inability to search TB notes from Spotlight has been a major challenge to me.


Posted by Paul Korm
Nov 8, 2017 at 04:01 PM


I doubt you’ll ever see that feature.  Tinderbox “notes” are text inside XML files, conglomerated with lots of other text and coding—there’s no discrete “note” to search for.

Dellu wrote:
>Inability to search TB notes from Spotlight has been a major challenge
>to me.


Posted by Dellu
Nov 8, 2017 at 06:12 PM


Couldn’t Devonthink’s Formatted Note talk to Tinderbox’s XML?

I was thinking, if both way syc is implemented, Devonthink can give out to Spotlight.

It could be very hard to implement both ways sync, if the technologies are deeply different. That might be the reason why TB always sucks in,  rarely gives out. But, TB is able to sync back to Simplenote.

So kind of interpreter should already be in hand. They can use the same method to interpret the XML to the formatted note…or something similar.


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