I’m one of the earlier adopters of FT; I have owned a license for ages and, in the past, have used it for a lot of academic work. At some point I decided to put it aside because of a few “costly” data loss/corruption incidents—there were indeed a few isolated cases in which the software lost nodes, and folded content was simply lost.
This was truly a long time ago and it’s likely that these issues have since then been resolved.
Now, I am just about to start a major, book-length writing project, and whatever outlining tool I use will need to be my best ally: the outlines will be humungous and complex. We are talking about 100,000 words.
I’d love to return to FoldingText because it’s simply unparalleled in elegance, concealing from the user all the technical complexity that outlining involves. I’m not aware of a more convenient, more powerful outliner on this platform. But I am wondering about its reliability, given the complexity of the data.
- Have there been reports of data corruption/loss with the latest dev versions of FT2?
- Would you recommend FT2.0 or FTA for a project of this magnitude?
- Would it be best to wait until the FT(A) release versions arrive?
Many thanks. It’s gratifying to see that there is a long-term roadmap for this promising software.