I have been pondering for a while if there is a way to import data from Devonthink to Tinderbox while retaining DT3 custom metadata. I know this is something that has been considered between the two developers but has not been released yet.
It turns out that there is an out-of-the-box solution already available. You can use the “Tools-Create Metadata Overview” feature of DT3 to create a TSV file. Then drag this TSV file into Tinderbox. The result is a list of all of the applicable records, with all of the metadata and custom metadata imported into Tinderbox as Attributes. You can immediately sort the data however you wish using Tinderbox filters. You can then use the HTML export feature of Tinderbox to essentially create any sort of custom reporting output that may be desired. And the DT3 item-links are part of the metadata so when in Tinderbox you can easily refer back to the original documents still stored in Devonthink. Really really nice potential there.
Question - Is it possible to take an item link to a DT3 Group and pass this via Applescript so that Tinderbox can then import the Group metadata programmatically? Even if DT3 cannot do this by Applescript it would be easy to automate the TSV creation via Keyboard Maestro. If so, is there a way to automate taking an item link to that TSV file and doing the import to Tinderbox? Since it is normally done by drag/drop rather than through a menu I am not sure it can be automated unless via Applescript. Ideas anyone?