On software — organize this

(I think I should perhaps stop using this blog for notes — I started before I knew about Evernote.)

Scrivener, a nonlinear word processor that also organizes research material. Among other things, it is wonderful for translations as you can open a pane of an original document at the same time that you have a pane open where you work in the translation. You can customize those panes to be side by side or top/bottom. But there are many other reasons to use Scrivener!

There’s a free 30 day trial (meaning you can use it on 30 days, even over 4 months) and lots of tutorials, guides, and videos with tips on how to use.

I sync my (shared) Scrivener files to my Dropbox, but others like Evernote as an archive.

The Macademic has great resources on research strategies; some of the software Aleh recommends is platform agnostic.https://academicgtd.wordpress.com/software-for-academic…/

And lastly, David Sparks has a great series of ebooks & iBooks on the paperless office. He’s a lawyer so he knows being buried under data so he focuses on file organizing systems, sharing access, and easy retrieval of materials. And while he also woks on a Mac, his big picture ideas about digital workflows are useful no matter what platform you work on.http://macsparky.com/paperless/

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