Using Craft - Research to Article - Startup

Using Craft - Research to Article - Startup
There are many ways to use the Craft Docs 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. The Craft app was just released in 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.

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 and a folder for articles (see screenshot). However, you can have several levels of folders and subfolders. For example, inside my Articles folder, I have a folder for drafts and a folder for published articles.

Documents Panel - Folders
Craft's folder hierarchy, or folder tree, in the Documents panel has a few nice features. When you create a folder, a pop up window automatically opens (see screenshot). There you will set your new folder details. Choose from two types of folder icons. The first section of icons are all black shapes and you choose your own color for the icon. The rest of the icons have a 3D affect. After giving the new folder a name, you will have a new folder listed in the Folders section. You can also rearrange the folders by dragging the folder names.

Documents Panel - Your Documents
Click the All Documents link at the top of the panel and you will see a thumbnail image for every document (see screenshot). When you start a new document, you will see three toggle buttons on the right (see screenshot). I really liked this feature, because you can add a cover image at the top of the document. This could be the image for your post on your website or for posting on Instagram and Pinterest. Also, the document title that you add here becomes searchable within Craft, which is nice when you have a lot of documents and can't remember where you placed that one document.

In the next article, we will discover more great features for research and writing.


INDEX - Craft Docs App - A New Way to Write

Craft screenshots used by permission of Luki Labs Ltd.

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