Last Thursday morning I made a great discovery. The quest was motivated by my desire to use Scrivener as the only place where I keep my .pdf documents for research. The problem is that I like to annotate them in iAnnotate on the iPad. I wanted to know if there was a way to synchronize the .pdf files in Dropbox with the files in iAnnotate. I ultimately discovered how to do this, but made another discovery along the way.
The accidental discovery was Notebooks app for the iPad. It syncs very well with Scrivener, so if I want to write portions of my dissertation on the iPad, I can write it in there and it will automatically appear in Scrivener. That will be very helpful.
I just made a huge discovery. I’m reading Augustine’s De Trinitate on my iPad Kindle app. The app allows you to highlight and take notes, which is nice. However, I have never been able to figure out how to copy text from the book and paste it in a document, if I want to quote it. I haven’t been able to…until today.
I opened up Dedoose today to enter the latest data from my research team and discovered that Dedoose crashed last week and they lost everything since March 11. Whoa! It is a good thing that I put everything in Scrivener before I upload it. This has spooked me, though. I am dependent on digital technology and the cloud storage services like Dropbox and Evernote. My WordPress sites back up every day to Dropbox, but what if that goes down? I need to run backups to a thumb drive as well.
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