I’m working on digital notebooks again and aiming to solve iOS import. I’d like to use Drafts to format notes, which can then be synced via Dropbox to the Mac, then imported via a watch folder to Tinderbox.
2 issues have come up in this workflow:
- I’d like to import a note with the following:
- values for several attributes (thus the tab-separated values format instead of plain text)
- $Text with multiple line breaks
I tried to do this by typing the following in the $Text column:
Blah blah blah \n blah blah blah
\n character just showed up in the note. It didn’t produce a new line.
- When the watch folder imports the txt file formatted as tsv, it doesn’t do it the same way that a drag and drop works. In other words, the text file is imported so that all the tab-separated values just show up as $Text in the note. When I drag and drop, the different columns get stored as the correct attributes in the note.
I’m totally flexible on this front for the tooling. If I’m going about this the wrong way, please let me know what’s worked for you. The main workflow I’m trying to achieve is writing notes with multiple attributes on iOS and getting them into Tinderbox easily. If the watch folder business has to be scrapped for manual import via drag and drop, I can live with that but the watch folder would be nice to have.