I currently use DevonThink (including DT To Go) and Omnifocus. I’ve been looking for a long time for something more visual to bring these worlds together. I’ve begun to experiment with TB and can see how I can build a robust task and project management system using rules, attributes, etc. I’m very excited.
The Achilles heel for me–and forgive me as I suspect this is a very tired conversation–is the mobile connection. I need to be able to access stuff on the go on my iPhone. I don’t need all of the functionality of TB, and can figure out other solutions for taking my task list with me. I just need a mobile solution for getting to reference material.
A case in point … last night, my teenage son was in a car accident (he’s fine) and I began to collect some things together into Tinderbox–notes from my conversation with the insurance company, a photo or two of the car, a scan of the tow company’s card, etc. It was exceptionally valuable to lay this out in TB and start to think about how I could brainstorm my way through what I had to do, ultimately getting to tasks, etc. right there in the TB container. It’s really clicking with me. But …
I was out this morning and needed to dig up the claim number, and couldn’t. It was back home in TB.
I’m guessing DevonThink is a potential bridge here, from what I’ve been seeing. Is there a good guide anywhere on exactly how to set that up? I want to avoid double-handling, exporting, etc., etc. as much as possible. Ideally, there’s a two-way sync going on here, such that stuff I add to or edit in TB can end up reflected in DT, and vice-versa?
Again … apologies if this is well-handled somewhere. If it is, I just need a nudge.