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Posted by MadaboutDana
Mar 12, 2019 at 04:14 PM

 

I’d have to agree with Hugh that Ulysses, powerful though it is, has some slightly disappointing limitations.

I’m especially disappointed by the lack of linking, and the lack of folding.

It’s an attractive piece of software, but I’ve cancelled my subscription (which won’t run out until November, however, leaving them time to re-impress me by bringing out The Ultimate Ulysses!)

Having rediscovered MacJournal, especially in its currently free (as in “free of charge”) form, I’m finding that many of Ulysses’ features can be duplicated in MacJ… and of course you can create as many MacJ files as you like, each of which is effectively a mini-database (or even quite a maxi database).

 


Posted by JakeBernsteinWA
Mar 12, 2019 at 07:41 PM

 

So one thing I really like about Ulysses is the “quick open” command that searches your whole library. Does MacJ have a similar global search command? If so, I couldn’t find it. I have no use for a journal that only searches within a set of folders I happen to have open. I’m assuming I’m wrong, so hopefully someone can enlighten me soon!

MadaboutDana wrote:
I’d have to agree with Hugh that Ulysses, powerful though it is, has
>some slightly disappointing limitations.
> >I’m especially disappointed by the lack of linking, and the lack of
>folding.
> >It’s an attractive piece of software, but I’ve cancelled my subscription
>(which won’t run out until November, however, leaving them time to
>re-impress me by bringing out The Ultimate Ulysses!)
> >Having rediscovered MacJournal, especially in its currently free (as in
>“free of charge”) form, I’m finding that many of Ulysses’ features can
>be duplicated in MacJ… and of course you can create as many MacJ files
>as you like, each of which is effectively a mini-database (or even quite
>a maxi database).

 


Posted by JakeBernsteinWA
Mar 12, 2019 at 07:48 PM

 

Okay, I’m a dufus, I was just missing the standard macOS search tools. Duh.

Next question: keyboard shortcut listings? Way to move files/entries around via keyboard, preferably with search powers?

In other words, can MJ replace Evernote for me…

JakeBernsteinWA wrote:
So one thing I really like about Ulysses is the “quick open” command
>that searches your whole library. Does MacJ have a similar global search
>command? If so, I couldn’t find it. I have no use for a journal that
>only searches within a set of folders I happen to have open. I’m
>assuming I’m wrong, so hopefully someone can enlighten me soon!
> >

 


Posted by satis
Mar 13, 2019 at 04:08 AM

 

Hugh wrote:
> Compared with Scrivener (say), Ulysses has no real outlining tools.

How do you outline in Scrivener?

>So the sooner the application can import OPML sheet by sheet, from (say)
>OmniOutliner without going via Scrivener, the better as far as I’m
>concerned. I’d been hoping that the latest version might include this
>feature.

As someone who uses Ulysses and recently upgraded to OmniOutliner Pro, I’d be very interested in that!

 


Posted by satis
Mar 13, 2019 at 04:12 AM

 

MadaboutDana wrote:

>Having rediscovered MacJournal, especially in its currently free (as in
>“free of charge”) form

Which makes my eye twitch. I don’t like that the developer offers no information about future pricing, future features, the status of syncing with the current iOS app (which I’m not sure he even has anything to do with now), etc. He hasn’t said it’s freeware but hasn’t said what the business model actually is, and I don’t want to consider devoting time to an app with an iffy or unknown future.

 


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