Thanks for your feedback and suggestions!
I like your idea of how importing from Evernote could work. I guess in this scenario each note would be imported as a quotation with the notebook being imported as a reference, since it sounds like you would want to use the notes in the Knowledge Organizer. Is this correct? I think this would make the most sense anyway, because then per notebook you'd only need to fill in the missing bibliographic information once in Citavi. This might require creating one notebook per source in Evernote, though. Is that a feasible way for Evernote users to work? I still have some general qualms about importing from Evernote, though, since I wonder how we would deal with output. I suppose most sources saved in Evernote are webpages, which would make their citation fairly unproblematic.
Concerning the external PDF reader workflow, the two features that you want (importing of other PDF annotations and comments and batch importing of highlights) might be something we add in the future. Of course, this depends on a mix of user demand, developer workload, and where the features fit in our overall development plan, so I can't promise anything. I will add your comments to the current wish list entries, though. These do get looked at by our development team when we plan future updates and versions of Citavi.
It is currently possible to import files in csv or tab-separated format, but only as references. I think the importing of text files might be problematic in that it involves an export, a clean up with a macro, and then an import into Citavi. I'm just not sure how good the results would be, it seems like the process would be a bit clunky, and you'd also lose the link to the exact point in the text to which the note refers. The PDF reader workflow you describe would be the way we'd likely choose.
You also mentioned having an "inbox" in Citavi. I guess this would be similar to our new Import groups
, which let you view your recent imports.
Thanks again for taking the time to share your feedback with us! It's extremely valuable for us to hear how our users want Citavi to work with other tools and it helps us plan future versions.