I must admit that everything I know about Mac has either been directly learned or inspired by Macpowerusers (MPU), a podcast I started listening to about 3 years ago. Recently, MPU had their Episode 100 where they talked, among other things, about academic workflows including Papers. Jeff Taekman (who has a great academic workflow blog) explained how he collects reference materials in Papers.
MPU 100 guests also mentioned other applications they used for academic work such as DevonThink. I had DevonThink installed long ago but I never got around to using it a lot because it was a bit too slow and complex. Now, that I have a faster Mac and my reference files are organized much better (thanks to Papers!) I am going to give DevonThink a second try, one bit at a time. I have also downloaded trials of Tinderbox and Skim – will see where these two will take me.
Finally, MPU has given a link to David’s amazingly effective trick for changing Apple Mail’s Send-From address by a keyboard shortcut. That’s the kind of automation I love! I am sure it will save me a lot of time and attention.