Although I am very happy with EF overall, and endorse it whenever I can, I am still trying to figure out whether it could be used as a “writing assistant.” The goal is to have a system for managing notes and text fragments in a large writing projects, and to do the actual writing of raw text in an integrated way. Linking from text fragments back to documents, and selecting/reordering rearranging text fragments will also be important.
Several programs do this already, of course. I use Inspiration extensively for outlining ideas, and NoteBook for some activities. But I wonder if anyone has experience with using EF in this way. It has the ability to write and save new text in RTF form, but its abilities to reorganize seem limited. In principle, tags could be used for some of my needs, but the number of tag labels would quickly grow past 100.
Any suggestions? As of now, I’m going to work with NoteBook (which has a much more complex interface) for this purpose.