Ryan Baumann is a research associate at the University of Kentucky working in imaging of ancient texts. Below he details how he uses Backpack to organize his work.
I'm often trying to keep track of multiple projects at once, so I use Backpack for the usual organization of notes, ideas, and todos. Since it's completely web-based I don't have to worry about data synchronization issues or being unable to use it if I'm not at one of my regular machines. The design stays out of the way, letting me jot down a short idea or use lightweight Textile markup if I want some special formatting.
But where Backpack really shines is in its ability to share data. It lets me pull together notes, images, and lists to quickly share results with colleagues in a clean, professional layout. Since I work in imaging and visualization, galleries let me easily share images of all sizes with a small preview and some optional descriptive text, on the same page with any other information I want to get across. It's only a short step up from there to have a page other people can readily collaborate on.
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