I think I cracked the code about half an hour ago, got over the hump–pick the metaphor of your choosing–and I’ve decided I LOVE DevonThink. For my tired little braincells it was an Everest of a Learning Curve but after much trial and error, I’m pretty okay with the basics now. Drag and drop is my friend, as I have trouble remembering what exactly a panel or a window is (I always for some reason think curtains ). [size=85]An added side benefit is that I’ve had two entire days of NOT obsessing about the magnum opus out there somewhere in the cybersphere[/size].
So far I’ve transferred most of my documents into various databases. No pictures or music, don’t see a real need for that, and I’m still not clear on the various merits and disadvantages of indexing over importing and what gets changed and copied where, but I have a glimmer of a gist about how it all works. Bring on the Replicants!
(Jaysen has counselled me to keep it simple stupid, and I think that’s very wise advice. Not that I’ve been able to follow it so far… )