I have been a user of DevonThink Pro Office for a number of years now and made it a central part of my digital workflow. Over time, I naturally my organization toward a project-based hierarchy, trying to self contains all key information regarding a particular project into a DTPO group and sub-group structure. So I keep what I call an Ongoing database, which have all of my ongoing projects: manuscripts and other documents being written, financed research projects and contracts as principal investigators, other research projects as co-applicants or collaborators, courses that I teach and so on. If it’s completed, it’s archived and thus pull put of the Ongoing database.
I have created a few standard templates containing a main folder (group) and sub-folders structure for a few key academic activities:
- Research Grant
- Research Contracts
- General Research Project (not corresponding directly to the above two; can be personal!)
- New Student
- New manuscript
- Conference (Attending/Presenting)
The following file (Projects) is a zip of a folder named Projects that contains these templates. Clicking the previous link should already produced an unzip folder on your standard download folder. Simply drop the folder into ~/Library/Application Support/DEVONthink Pro 2/Templates.noindex. It will become available in the New from Template sub-menu of the Data menu.
I am quite interested in hearing if this is useful, if the structure of these templates are appropriate for your workflow and knowing about your own structure.