Using Craft - Research to Article - Startup

Using Craft - Research to Article - Startup
There are many ways to use the Craft app, depending on your workflow and the end product. For me, the end product is an article or tutorial. For example, this article is about how Craft is an important part of my workflow.

Just to be clear, the Craft app was just released November 2020. So, nobody has been using it for very long and the designers/developers are still tweaking the app. The newsletter is the best way to stay up to date. If you are new to Craft, use the link below to the What's New page on their website. At the bottom of the current article are links to read previous articles.

As with most writers, my job begins with researching the subject of the article, followed by writing the draft and ending with the published article. I use a very simple folder structure, which has a folder for ideas for new articles, a folder for research notes, a folder for drafts and finally a folder for published articles (see screenshot).

Create a Folder
To create a folder, click the Plus icon to the right of the Folders title. In the Create New Folder window, give the folder a name. Next, open the pop up menu to choose an icon for your folder. Click the Create button and you will have a new folder listed under the Folders title. It's empty for now but when you add items, the number of items in the folder will be listed on the right (see screenshot).

Start a New Document
As you would expect, you start by clicking the New Document icon on the top right of the workspace, to open a new page in your new folder (see screenshot). When you create a new document while inside a folder, that document is automatically saved to the folder.

Once you have a new document, which is blank and Untitled (see screenshot), you will add a title. By default, your cursor should already be at the spot for adding a title. After you add your title, notice that the tab at the top which said Untitled now displays your new title. Next, click under the title and start adding any notes or other content.

In the next article, we will discover that the Craft Docs app has great features for research and writing.


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Craft screenshots used by permission of Luki Labs Ltd.

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