Re: Archiving

2007-12-19 Thread TjL
On 12/19/07, bcathey [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 I've writing to Barebones and they tell me none of these options are
 going to happen.

 What am I missing?

DevonThink :-)

If Yojimbo has a motto, it's Keep It Super Simple.

If DevonThink has a motto, it's written in 712 languages and
accessible in 47 different ways and there will probably be 5 more
available by the end of the week.

Yojimbo is Sit Down and It Just Works.

DevonThink is Sit Down, play with it, check the manual, learn some
more, check the forum, figure out some other stuff, turn around again,
figure something else out.

If you want power and flexibility, DT is the way to go.

If you want power and ease of use, Yojimbo is your best friend.

I think the best use of Yojimbo is probably as an Inbox for DT or
another program such as Tinderbox.  This article makes a lot of sense
to me:

http://www.oreillynet.com/mac/blog/2007/01/the_tag_team_carbon_combinatio.html

However, that said, I only ever find myself dumping stuff into
Yojimbo, even though I have DevonThink.

TjL

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Re: Archiving

2007-12-19 Thread bcathey

Thanks Pete,

I liked your script and just tweaked it a bit. I do plan to add a  
remove option at some point. The solution is not as elegant as an  
actual feature in the software itself, but...


tell application Yojimbo
tell front browser window
set colls to selected collections
repeat with coll in colls
set everyi to every database item of coll
set destination to ((path to desktop folder) as text)
tell application Finder
make new folder at destination with properties 
{name:name of coll}
end tell
export everyi to destination  name of coll
(*remove everyi etc.*)
end repeat
end tell
end tell

On Dec 19, 2007, at 9:45 AM, pete boardman wrote:


On 19 Dec 2007, at 12:20, bcathey wrote:

I'd love to 1) be able to drag the entire collection to my desktop,  
or 2) drag a collection drop into an other collection (called  
Archives), 3) have a real archive function.


I've writing to Barebones and they tell me none of these options  
are going to happen.


What am I missing?


I'm new to Yojimbo so don't take too much notice of the  
following My understanding is that Yojimbo's primary focus is  
being really easy to use - dump stuff in, and search for it later.  
If every conceivable task were to have a button or menu for it, then  
you end up with Microsoft Word instead...:)


Obviously for 1) you can select everything inside a collection and  
drag it to a Finder folder, then delete the selection (if you're  
clever, you can do it without losing Yojimbo as the front  
application). Only a couple of gestures... Oh, and you'd have to  
delete the collection too.


I suspect this is scriptable...:)

I don't really see the point of 2) because that would require  
hierarchical collections And they're all still in the Library  
anyway.


If you want to hide a collection, you could always name it with a  
blank, and give it an icon of white space. It does look a bit  
stupid, though, with the trash underneath the empty lines, and if  
you have the counts showing too it's even stupiderI suppose having  
counts on a collection by collection basis, and a hideable trash,  
aren't going to happen either, though.


A real archive function sounds like a nice idea. Kind of Export and  
Delete. Another applescript.


tell application Yojimbo
tell front browser window
set colls to selected collections
repeat with coll in colls
set everyi to every database item of coll
			export everyi to ((path to desktop folder) as text)  untitled  
folder

end repeat
end tell
end tell

There's probably room for a 'delete' in there somewhere. (I don't  
like testing scripts with 'delete' in them...)





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