iThoughts for iOS has a nice update this week that adds support for document providers. Now I can store my planning maps inside DEVONthink along with the rest of my project data and still open them from within iThoughts for editing.
I like the Smart Folder I have on my Mac to load all of my iThoughts maps at once. It's very convenient to browse all of my maps.
But I can create a similar folder in DEVONthink for Mac.
When I'm opening documents using DEVONthink as a document provider, I rely on the quick search to find all of the iThoughts files within a database.
Another great new feature in iThoughts is the quick capture extension. I have an "ideas" map that I like to capture quick thoughts or plans to. iThoughts provides a single configuration item named "Quick Thoughts Map" where I set the path to the preferred capture map and node. Then from a share sheet in iOS I can send just about anything into the map. Unfortunately, because of iOS limitations, I can not use a map in DEVONthink for the quick capture feature.
I use iThoughts less now that I have DEVONthink on iOS, but it still satisfies an intellectual itch for me. I like the flow of quickly mapping ideas with relationships in a context map. These new improvements might bring me back a bit more.
My good friend and amazing designer Erik Hess did something. He made a sticker pack just because he loves Tomcats. I think they are beautiful. I'd imagine if you like aircraft, this would be right up your alley. It's two bucks which like 1/19,000,000 of ...
I sure do like Slack. It's a hugely convenient service that I actually pay for.1 Many of my best friends are on Slack and it's a continuous source of enjoyment and intelligent discussions for me. But I use it less now because I can't trust its ...
“The Workflow app was selected for an Apple Design Award in 2015 because of its outstanding use of iOS accessibility features, in particular an ...
I've long used nvALT and Dropbox to maintain my collection of notes on my Mac. The benefit of this system is that so many iOS applications sync with Dropbox. I can search and edit my large collection of notes almost anywhere that I'm sitting. But 2016 brought some ...
Today DEVONthink 2 Go 2.1 is available it adds a major new feature: Document Provider service on iOS. There are not many apps on iOS that do this, but DEVONthink is a perfect fit. From within a compatible app, like Textastic or Ulysses, open a provider and browse to ...
I've rewatched David's entire series on Vimeo and it's great. It works everywhere Vimeo works plus you can still download the videos if you want. As with GTD itself, I find that an annual OmniFocus refresher is time well spent.
This is a long and tedious post. It's not really about beer, rather it's about:
- Text files
- Note taking
- Python scripting
- Keyboard Maestro
Ok. It's a little bit about beer. Let's start this story already...
I miss TapCellar, the iOS beer tracking app I ...
While I really like DEVONthink for iOS, I'm frustrated by the lack of shortcuts and user editable smart lists. I can't do much about the lack of smart lists, but Workflow gives me a very easy way to configure launchers for my most used DEVONthink documents and folders ...
Bookmarking services like Pinboard are great. I capture almost every web article I find interesting as a Pinboard bookmark. But if I'm doing actual research on a topic I don't like to rely on the Pinboard link to the page.1 I prefer to capture as a PDF ...
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