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Verso
Verso

@PhoneBoy While true, I really like being able to put everything there. What's your alternate?

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@Verso @phoneboy I have been on evernote seemingly for ever ... and do the pro 40 bucks thing - but wont be renewing this feb ... I will keep evernote free on my two macs - but on ios i use a combo of notes - which is pretty powerful these days, instapaper and feedly - but all our needs are different … for me the key is that to pay for something has to offer me something - evernote doesn't do that anymore

ciaran
ciaran

@Verso You might try DEVONthink. It's a very powerful everything bucket...

40Tech
40Tech

@ciaran @Verso @JohnPhilpin @PhoneBoy Another vote for DEVONthink. I started slow a few years back, and eventually dove in 100%. The revamp of the iOS app a year or two ago was key.

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@Zak never heard of Bear - but VERY much like the look of it - thank-you … do you know Editorial and IAWriter … both of which I have.

…. note ‘have’ ... not necessarily ‘use’ …. are they similar ?

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@ciaran @40tech I have looked at DevonThink off and on for years … maybe time to look at it again ... i worry that it is overly complicted for my needs …

that said - maybe time to do it again

any recommendations as to which of the products I should try :

www.devontechnologies.com/download/...

the fact that they have so many choices before you even commit makes me hesitant about the product itself … or am I worrying too much ?

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@Zak - well I can tell you that you can open the editorial md file on dropbox and import it into Bear - i havent yet done the pay bi to get the synching - which is obviously a no brainer - but do you happen to know if the synch is either icloud or dropbox - or are they using their own server ?

thinking about access to files outside of the app

jacob
jacob

@40Tech @ciaran @Verso @JohnPhilpin @PhoneBoy same here. I moved from Evernote Premium to DEVONthink when iOS v2 for it came out. It’s not perfect but it has a caring indie dev team behind it and no subscription pricing.

ciaran
ciaran

@JohnPhilpin @40tech There are just the 3 (macOS) versions of DEVONthink. For testing, why not go with the top tier (Pro Office?). You can always buy something less later if you decide it's overkill. One other tip—setup feels a bit overwhelming. But if you plunge ahead, (and read some of the manual), you'll find the investment of time worth it.

Verso
Verso

@jacob I honestly don't mind subscriptions, or paying for them. I mind wasting money on something that is not useful or valuable. I guess I'm off to buy the Take Control book so I can dig into this!

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@Zak many thanks

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wilsongis
wilsongis

@JohnPhilpin @ciaran @Verso @PhoneBoy @40Tech I quit Evernote and switched over to Devonthink. I really wanted to like DT but the sync was not that great. It always seemed like I was waiting for iOS to finish syncing. I finally broke down and went back to Evernote. I should also mention I tried Bear but did not like the fact I could not store PDF.

Verso
Verso

@wilson Thanks! I store lots of (small) PDFs and images and such, so this is a big feature for me.

40Tech
40Tech

@JohnPhilpin The great thing is that the DEVONthink Mac app has an unbelievable trial. You can use it for 150 HOURS. If you don’t leave it running all the time, that could last you quite a while to try a particular version.

adrianizq
adrianizq

@wilsongis same here. im back on EN. im tryong out keep it now too

adrianizq
adrianizq

@40Tech i dont care for the UI of their apps.back on EN. trying out Keep It now too.

wilsongis
wilsongis

@adrianizq I am wavering with EN. Trying a combo of DT and Papers.app

adrianizq
adrianizq

@wilsongis EN had been getting a lot of grief lately.... But it works very well at what it does. I'm mostly iOS and it still works well. Hopeful for keep it though. It's more native to the platform

adrianizq
adrianizq

@wilsongis trying keep it from reinvented software now