To be picky, yesterday wasn’t exactly “nothing,” it just felt like it. I spent the day editing out annoying errors from the Word files containing my Renaissance data, making sure each little chunk of information had its source noted, and other picky-but-necessary bits. Today, due to massive sleep deprivation, probably will be a nothing day.
But once I get my brain online, I’d like to move the contents of those files into some format more easily searchable. There’s only so much organizing I can do with headers; I wind up copying paragraphs that apply to more than one thing; and the files themselves become unmanageably long. Database time!
For the last book I used Evernote, but it wasn’t completely satisfactory. My principal gripes were that it stored my notes in its own cloud and that it frequently claimed it was too busy to retrieve things for me. I’d vastly prefer a note-sorting app that allows me to store the notes right here on my own laptop, where I can easily back them up to a flash drive and where I can look at them whenever I need to.
What kind of software do you all use? I’m going to listen to some nice, simple, predictable Baroque music and/or take a nap, those two activities being about I’m up to this morning. Will check back in later, hoping for some software suggestions.