Another probably simple issue, but I can’t seem to get past it. I would like to import notes from other apps (Bear, Evernote etc) so I’m using Watched Folders. Which works fine. Except that I can’t add any extra attributes, or edit existing ones, so long as those folders are watched, because the source file will overwrite the metadata, or just delete it, on the next pass.
I thought one way to do it would be to set up an agent to move notes from the Tinderbox container, but of course that just ends up creating multiple copies as the source folder keeps replacing moved notes. So that doesn’t seem to work.
I assume the other three options would be to:
- delete or somehow rename the source files in the Watched Folders once they’d been copied into TBX;
- copy the TBX container and then remove the Watched Folder action;
- remove the Watched Folder action in the original container.
But none of these seem v satisfying if you’re trying to combine watching a live folder (so your Tinderbox is updating itself with extra files from the Watched Folder) with actually working with those imported notes in Tinderbox by adding attributes, adornments etc.
What am I missing? Another way is just dragging the files into Tinderbox but that also seems to carry problems with it. Help, as ever, much appreciated.