Some tools of the trade

I use the following hardware:
  • a MacBook Pro 17in
  • a MacMini (as a server for my wikis and my ebooks library)
  • an iPad
  • a Time Capsule
  • an iPhone 3G
  • several external hard drives (for backup)
  • a 27in LG monitor

In my academic workflow I use the following programs:
  • Skim: for reading papers and books (in pdf format)
  • Calibre: for organizing all my ebooks (read and unread)
  • DevonThink: for organizing everything that I have read
  • BibDesk: for reference management and automated bibliography creation
  • MediaWIki: for notes management
  • TextMate and LaTex: for writing my papers
  • AppleScript: for automating my workflow

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is a very useful workflow, thank you for posting it.

You might find this script helpful. It creates WikiLinks in MediaWiki format for the selected group of records in a DEVONthink database. Must configure the wiki to accept DEVONthink URLS, as you noted in your blog.

tell application id "com.devon-technologies.thinkpro2"
set thisDatabase to current database
set thisSelection to the selection
if thisSelection is {} then error "Please select something"
set the clipboard to ""
repeat with thisItem in thisSelection
set theLink to the reference URL of thisItem
set theName to the name of thisItem
set theWikiLink to "[" & theLink & " " & theName & "]"
set the clipboard to (the clipboard) & theWikiLink & return
end repeat
end tell