Recommend some annotation / document management software
February 16, 2017 2:07 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for some annotation / document management software.


Problem: Over 1000 files in the form of reports, theses and journal articles all in PDF format.

Each file has up to 10-12 keywords.


Ideal solution:


Drag and drop a PDF onto platform and then add keywords.

Then when it comes to retrieval, the relevant file(s) are all brought up by keyword searches.

Simplicity is key attribute. Solution can be local (Apple OS X) or Cloud-based.

All suggestions welcome.
posted by jacobean to Computers & Internet (2 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Evernote. Add the files, then do you keyword searches. You can add keyword tags if you like but the paid account would make this redundant. Both local and cloud based.
posted by Thella at 2:39 PM on February 16, 2017


DEVONthink is my go-to for all my document storage, organization, and retrieval needs. If you get the Pro Office version, it comes with what I think is the best OCR platform out there. If you already like how your PDFs are organized, it can index them in place, or you can move them into a library. Sync is over Dropbox, and there is also a great iOS app.
posted by plo_veggie at 4:52 PM on February 16, 2017


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