Sunday, September 02, 2007

Elektrische Schreibmaschine

"Goodbye, cruel word: A personal history of electronic writing." Like myself, Guardian journalist/author Steven Poole is a fan of Scrivener on the Mac. He also uses WriteRoom; I also use NeoOffice. But Scrivener is particularly good for organizing notes and multiple documents under a single project, which makes it good for research-heavy writing, books, and (as in my case) dissertations.

I recently came across the Firefox extension Zotero, which has a similar interface to Scrivener and may be even better for online research, both because of its browser integration and instant-screen capture capacity. Now all it needs is the ability to export and import from Scrivener, and my writing/research workflow will be a snap.

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