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