I’ve been using EF on a trial basis for the past few days, both for business and personal use. I need to achieve some order regarding my records and I’m so tired of spending way too much time looking for things on my hard drive. I’ve tried several other methods to achieve this, mostly through tagging, but none has been as comprehensive or as user friendly as EF seems to be.
I’ve read the EF manual, looked through the forums but still have some very elementary questions that I hope you’ll be kind enough to answer for a newbie. Please excuse if they seem simple-minded! I really want this to work
It appears that when I import files into EF, they still remain on my HD in their original location. Does that mean that they are taking up twice the HD space as the original file? Is it OK to delete them from their original location once imported? (not sure if the imported files are actually new files or just a reference to where the original file resides) I’m working off a MB Air with limited HD space on a SSD, so this is of concern to me.
The manual states that I can select some text from another app, and then choose “EagleFiler: Import” from the Services menu within the app. I have logged out since installing EF, rebooted, but still don’t see that option in the Services menu from any application. Is this a bug? I also don’t see any option to add this from the Keyboard pane with System Prefs.
Is there any disadvantage to having my EF libraries reside in Dropbox so they can be accessed from other computers?
Since attempting to go paperless, l have all of my scanned documents going into a catch-all folder. From there, I use Hazel to both rename, date, tag, and move the file to the folder where I wanted it to reside permanently. Will this system work with EF if I tell Hazel to move it to the EF Import Folder? Can you think of a better workflow to achieve the same result?
This is probably just a personal preference question, but do most people using EF for multi purposes (ie work and personal) use 1 library for everything? That seems the least complicated to me, as I wouldn’t have to deal with more than 1 screen, but perhaps I’m missing something. I plan to heavily use tags and titles for searching purposes so am wondering if I really need to duplicate my hierarchical/nested folder structure when importing everything into EF.
I know some of these questions are pretty rudimentary, but would appreciate any help you might offer.