Need an electronic filing cabinet.
September 1, 2012 12:41 PM Subscribe
I'm getting a scanner. I would keep my personal files electronically. Is Evernote Premium pretty much my option, or is there some other less expensive alternative I can use if I don't need cloud storage?
posted by gracedissolved to Computers & Internet (12 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
The big huge things for me are tagging and the ability to search OCRed text in PDFs--that's the only reason I really want to go through the effort of digitizing my current stuff. Evernote Premium will do the text search thing, but that's $45/year basically forever? And I'm really not keen on that. This isn't the sort of stuff I need to get to from anywhere; I'm fine with it just being on my desktop computer and periodically backed up. All of the files will be PDFs. Is there something that will work well for this without the ongoing service charge?
If Evernote really is the best thing for this, that's what I'll probably end up with, but I'm hoping to be able to trim the cost a bit since I really don't need to access my lease from the web, I just want to be able to pull it up on my home computer without having to physically search my boxes of papers every time.