Byword Daily File

With Lion’s new document versioning framework, I’ve been running a single Byword document called “Daily” for two months. I use it every day to write text for any of a number of uses ranging from contract language to blog posts. All of this text ends up somewhere else. The advantage of this daily file, however, is that Lion Byword now has an archive of most everything I write and I’ve got one more place to look for old text. (I really like text, remember?)

Bonus Points Tip: If you are working on something that you want to save as a different name for saving elsewhere as text, use Byword’s Duplicate function.

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16 Comments Byword Daily File

  1. mail@jasonrobinson.net

    Hmm. Is there a way to search through the text of previously archived days within the file?

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  2. mail@jasonrobinson.net

    Hmm. Is there a way to search through the text of previously archived days within the file?

    Reply
  3. mail@jasonrobinson.net

    Hmm. Is there a way to search through the text of previously archived days within the file?

    Reply
  4. mail@jasonrobinson.net

    Hmm. Is there a way to search through the text of previously archived days within the file?

    Reply
  5. mail@jasonrobinson.net

    Hmm. Is there a way to search through the text of previously archived days within the file?

    Reply
  6. Rune N.

    Nice tip! But how do you handle your Byword Daily file across the different platforms you mention in your MacWorld article? Because isn't versions saved locally on the Mac? Can you edit your document on your iOS devices and then take it back to your Mac while still preserving the different versions of the document?

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  7. c.sheader@mac.com

    I love this. Thought it might be unwieldy and a poor version of NVA, but I think it meets my core requirements of simplicity and geekery.
    Well done Dave.
    PS looking forward to the Brett T episode of MPU.

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  8. c.sheader@mac.com

    I love this. Thought it might be unwieldy and a poor version of NVA, but I think it meets my core requirements of simplicity and geekery.
    Well done Dave.
    PS looking forward to the Brett T episode of MPU.

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  9. c.sheader@mac.com

    I love this. Thought it might be unwieldy and a poor version of NVA, but I think it meets my core requirements of simplicity and geekery.
    Well done Dave.
    PS looking forward to the Brett T episode of MPU.

    Reply
  10. c.sheader@mac.com

    I love this. Thought it might be unwieldy and a poor version of NVA, but I think it meets my core requirements of simplicity and geekery.
    Well done Dave.
    PS looking forward to the Brett T episode of MPU.

    Reply
  11. c.sheader@mac.com

    I love this. Thought it might be unwieldy and a poor version of NVA, but I think it meets my core requirements of simplicity and geekery.
    Well done Dave.
    PS looking forward to the Brett T episode of MPU.

    Reply
  12. jjvornov@mac.com

    Nice idea, but as far as I can tell, previous versions are not searchable. It seems you'd be much better off opening a new file everyday or at least have a running text file for a week or month. Other than backup, I don't see the real utility over a longer period of time

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  13. jjvornov@mac.com

    Nice idea, but as far as I can tell, previous versions are not searchable. It seems you'd be much better off opening a new file everyday or at least have a running text file for a week or month. Other than backup, I don't see the real utility over a longer period of time

    Reply
  14. jjvornov@mac.com

    Nice idea, but as far as I can tell, previous versions are not searchable. It seems you'd be much better off opening a new file everyday or at least have a running text file for a week or month. Other than backup, I don't see the real utility over a longer period of time

    Reply
  15. jjvornov@mac.com

    Nice idea, but as far as I can tell, previous versions are not searchable. It seems you'd be much better off opening a new file everyday or at least have a running text file for a week or month. Other than backup, I don't see the real utility over a longer period of time

    Reply
  16. jjvornov@mac.com

    Nice idea, but as far as I can tell, previous versions are not searchable. It seems you'd be much better off opening a new file everyday or at least have a running text file for a week or month. Other than backup, I don't see the real utility over a longer period of time

    Reply

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