I just downloaded Tropy and I found it to be very useful. That said, the lack of item-level notes is a real challenge. As a historian I work with documents that sometimes 50 pages long and I’d like to annotate or summarise them in one place. Now, in order to access and copy my summary, I have to go to 50 different notes - which defeats the purpose.
I saw this question has been raised in the past and you said that it could be addressed in future iterations. Is this something that will be integrated soon?
A million thanks, Hana
It’s on our roadmap, but I can’t say when it will be ready.
Can I ask you how you would expect to work with the item-level note? You want to select the note and then that note should always stay visible in the notepad no matter which photo is active, yes? To switch to a photo’s note (if any) you’d have to select it manually?
Thank you for your quick response and for all your support!
Yes, I imagined a single and fixed editing pane as I scroll through the images. If that’s not possible, it would be great if I can combine the notes on the different images into one note (rather than doing it manually).
It’s definitely useful for the annotated text to correspond to a specific image, and it would be great to retain image-specific-notes, what I find challenging is that these notes can’t be made or seen in continuous scroll. Does that make sense?
Yes, it makes perfect sense. We’re aware of the need for item-level notes (or, alternatively, a single contiguous view of all an item’s notes) – we just try to collect more ideas or usage scenarios from interested users, because there are some tricky UI questions which come into play here. Thanks for your input!
Hi there, I just wanted to follow up on this conversation and say that it would be really useful to have the ability to create standalone notes, like in Zotero. I have a lot of archive photos from many different manuscript books. It would be really useful to be able to pin a summary note with information about the book and collection within the project itself, rather than keeping this information in Zotero and using both programs side-by-side.
We’re currently working item-level notes. They will go into one of the upcoming releases, once we’ve solved the remaining interface issues.