I have a similar question but slightly different. I'm not sure if it's worth it's own thread or posting here is okay.
Basically, I am wondering if there is any option if I don't want to grow and maintain fingernails? I simply get skived out looking at my nails when they're long. And they get in the way of daily tasks like typing, etc. I've seen the acrylic nails, but they seem a pain to put on and off. When in the Banjo shop the other day I saw metal nails that clamp onto the finger and you can remove easily when done. I forget what they were called so I can't look them up, but if anyone knows what I'm talking about, would these work? Is there any product that you can easily put on and off while playing?