I did test the following scenarios, to no avail:
- waited for minutes/hours
- saved/closed/re-opened the test tbx file a few times
- updated agents manually (Menu File/Update Agents Now), observing the Agents&Rules tab of the Inspector
- waited for iCloud sync to run (a couple cycles).
I’m also able to see the changes to my Watched Folder effected on multiple iOS/Mac OS devices, so am sure the break - if there is one - is occurring after that point.
On a general level - I have been struggling to find a reliable way to get Notes from myiPhone/iPad into TBX WITH somewhat accurate $Created attributes for a couple years now. The Watch Notes feature was the closest this came to working effectively. That is, until Catalina.
Storing Creation date (and time) with each note is crucial to my workflow. Since the $Created attribute is not user-changeable, I’ve run with a self-generated $TimeStamp attribute but it’s getting onerous, taking too much time for housekeeping and taking bandwidth away from actually working with ideas. Particularly as I typically generate anywhere between 20-50 notes a week, farmed into 5-7 different TBX docs. Maintaining separate $WatchFolders with corresponding Apple Notes folders allowed me to function reasonably smoothly - I was able to append individual Notes too, which was a perk for my needs. I don’t believe Tot will work for me as it doesn’t allow more than 7 notes, as I understand it. I’ve tried generating CSVs, Filemaker-to-Go scripts, exporting CSVs from Numbers, and so on… each of these takes more headroom than actually sketching the notes on a scrap of paper, and manually entering them in TB when I get to my computer, it feels like sometimes!
Maybe I’m missing something obvious. I’ve looked through the guides, The Tinderbox Way (which I HIGHLY recommend to anyone who doesn’t own it yet!), scoured the forums…
Any suggestions, as always, would be highly appreciated!