I have played classical and electric guitar for 20 years or so. I use nails for classical (and occasionally for electric, but usually a pick). I don't play a lot of steel-string acoustic, and when I do I find it really messes my nails up when I fingerpick (especially as my nails are hooked and quite soft). I've never used fingerpicks.
I want to get into more fingerpicking on acoustic, but need to keep my nails for classical playing. Can I use fingerpicks if I have long nails? Or will the nails get in the way? And if so, would any particular kind of fingerpicks be best?
EDIT: looking online, it seems like Alaska style fingerpicks might suit me. If anyone has any experience of these, can you let me know how it compares to using nails?