I use a Scansnap to obtain large numbers of un-OCRed PDF files. PDFPen is great for annotation, and also to remove unwanted pages.
For storage, I moved from DevonThink to plain Finder. To Yep. And now trying out EF, Yojimbo. Tried Journler, which I don’t think is meant for large numbers of PDF storage.
The above post has made me lean towards EF. However, I’ve imported a subset of my PDFs: about 1000 files. At this time, things like drag and drop into folders are sluggish enough that I’m reluctant to do it. If EF is going to get faster, I think I’ll wait till it does, before organising my imported PDF files.
Any chance the developer can extend the 30-day trial period for this purpose?
Other things on my wish list:
When selecting multiple PDF files, can we see multiple icons of the PDFs, instead of just “3 PDFs selected”. In fact, could we then drag and drop those icons?
I batch scan my PDFs, and so the “creation date” is not meaningful. Unfortunately it’s uneditable, even via Applescript. Any chance of using this field, especially in the event that smart folders are implemented? At this time, I’m considering having tags that say “10October”, “11November”, etc.
Anyway, the ability to find files via a calendar selection (ala iPhoto) would be nice.
Real smart folders, including the ability to “Not” show files based on some criteria.
A keystroke to delete the current search text.
A list of keyboard shortcuts (ala gmail).
The ability to secondary sort all the documents. e.g. sort by container, and then secondary sort by kind (so that I can group the folders together).
Applescript renaming of the item titles is quite slow (using set title of xxx to yyy)
3 panes in horizontal format?
Why do people use EagleFiler to archive their email from mail.app? Mail.app seems capable of storing email by itself, and aren’t we just swapping one storage mechanism for another?