A way to set individual drafts to read only:
- Easy to set on/off (or toggle) in context menu
- on/off in JS Scripts
- on/off in action settings: “After Success” - “Set Read Only”
I like to archive certain draft as write protected so I can be sure I don’t change them accidentally.
It could be anything: logs, quote collections etc, drafts I use for reference and often need to copy parts and sections from. That way you have the choice to have a more permanent “real archive”, (but with an easy way to override and make it writable if needed)
Because sometimes you accidentally use cut instead of copy, without noticing, and your archive is compromised: both content and modified date have now changed without you knowing nor intending to.
So when you come back to it (weeks, or years later) you have no idea what happened.
“Notebooks” app has this switch, and Bear’s archive is read only (except they messed up and only allow select, but not copy!!??). And in macOS and Windows you can set “locked/read only” on all files.
It could be a bit like “Link Mode” today, but state saved with the individual drafts. So Copy, Share, Look Up, Speak, should available, and iPad/iPhone keyboard don’t pop up, making selection easier on a full screen, just like in “link mode”
What do you all think?