File Oraganization

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by PlaceofDis, Dec 8, 2004.

  1. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    ok, im at a loss...but i will try to explain what im looking for....

    i do a lot of writing, i use word, so i have a crap load of word files, thats cool no problem i can organize most of them, but
    i have around 1000 poems and its an ever growing number

    not all of them are dated, nor do all of them have a title, nor do i want them organized by name or date....but i want to be able to sort through them easily enough

    the finder is limited in options, do any of you know of any apps that can help organize this type of stuff?
  2. broken_keyboard macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2004
    Secret Moon base
    I used to have the same problem with lots of files of my writing, then I discovered this app:

    It's an ordinary Notepad but there is a hierarchy down the left which you can use to sort your notes. I don't need all the features of Word, so it works for me...
  3. PlaceofDis thread starter macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    can this save into Rich Text Format? i just need to be able to share with others thats all

    edit:: checked it out, yeah programs like this are great, but my issue is that i send out my stuff to others so that can check it out, and give me feedback, now while this is not needed to be able to be done to the actual file, i need it to be cross compatible, the files that is, not an app to keep track of them all, i should have been more clear in my first post sorry!
  4. varmit macrumors 68000


    Aug 5, 2003
    You want to orginize, but you don't know how too. You don't give us the way you want to do it. By date, by last edit, by if the poem was about nature. You need an orginizational system before you can sort though them easily. Otherwise, everything is in the same pile, and you have named them oddly and don't have dates, so how are you suppose to sort that.
  5. wordmunger macrumors 603


    Sep 3, 2003
    North Carolina
    Sounds like you need a database. The easiest way to acheive this would be to use a blog, like wordpress or greymatter. The blog software automatically sorts entries by date, and has a search function for better searching, since it will search not only filenames but also text.

    Or you could just wait for Tiger, which will allow you to search within documents more easily.
  6. PlaceofDis thread starter macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    the problem is, for two years they are dated, after that they are not, so there is no consistency, yes i know this is my own fault but its the way in which this stuff gets written.

    like wordmunger said though, i should probably just wait for Tiger so i can search titles and text for what im looking for....i just didnt know if anyone knew of some software that did this as well...

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