Ha, no problem, glad you found some of them helpful.
Hmm, I just double checked, I have the accelerator Thought > Quick Look set and Quick Look does work from the plex for me (at least it does when testing on 18.104.22.168 on OS 10.6.6). If you have your mouse over a thought and use the accelerator it will quick look that thought's attachments, otherwise it will QL the active thought.
The only QL behavior that really drives me up the wall is having to click the x button to close it, you can't just use the accelerator to close the QL window again.
I think my workflow may be pretty darned close to yours. My usage of PB notes is generally limited to quick notes I want to be able to reference very easily, and procedures to do stuff that I want to remember. Oh, and keeping track of tasks related to a thought.
For general attachments (.pdfs etc) I generally link to files in the Thought tab, and either invoke QL (which is not as often as it should be partially due to the closing behavior, and partially due to working on Windows with PB a lot too and forgetting
), or shift + return on active or moused-over thoughts to open the attachment.
My other workflow is for longer notes or writing that I want to be able to reference anywhere or are just too much for PB notes, I use nvAlt
to create text files. Since I generally use Markdown for formatting, if I want to also transfer some of the text to PB I preview the HTML code and then paste it into PB notes in the HTML view. I'm 99.9% certain that TextMate can do the same thing (and much much much more
). If the file is going to change, I also link to it in the Thought tab as well.
nvAlt saves my text files into a folder I've imaginatively called Notes, and I've created a Symlink to it in my DropBox folder (yes, I've deviated from my flat folder practice slightly, mainly because I don't want to sync all my documents and their dog to DropBox). That way I can use Elements to view the files on my iPhone.
So, I admit it, yes, it can sometimes be a bit of double entry, but WebBrain isn't really up to snuff for iPhone / iPad use and it works well for me.
And that's the wanabe geekery that is my workflow.
Hopefully you can find something useful in there.
: One other thing I forgot to mention. I also have Hazel
move documents automatically from my downloads folder to my Documents folder. Then I have it open a finder window with that document selected. This makes it stupidly easy to download a file, have it go where it needs to go, and then drag it into PersonalBrain to reference as well.