Personal documentation storage software?

R.Youden

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Hi everyone.

I’m looking for an app that will allow me to scan and save important documents / bills etc... that gives me a user friendly organization system. Obviously I could do this directly to the finder but I’m hoping there is a specific Mac app for that?

Thanks.
 

superscape

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Hi,

I feel I'm duty bound to respond because of your Hull City image. ;-)

Personally, I have a similar use case but I don't use a specific app. I scan important docs using either my iPhone or laptop camera and save them into my dropbox folder. I organise them using tags in the Finder, which is good enough for my purposes. It also means I can tag PDFs or whatever if necessary.

If you wanted to go a step further then you could use https://www.apimac.com/mac/idatabase/ - I've not used it myself but I've heard good reports from others who have. Note that it's not free, but it's not massively expensive either.

Good luck - let us know what you settle on!
 

sracer

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Hi everyone.

I’m looking for an app that will allow me to scan and save important documents / bills etc... that gives me a user friendly organization system. Obviously I could do this directly to the finder but I’m hoping there is a specific Mac app for that?

Thanks.
I recommend using file/disk cataloging software that manages and indexes files on a system rather than an app that imports documents into a monolithic database. This will give you the greatest flexibility and avoids being locked in to a particular app.
 

sgtaylor5

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I recommend using file/disk cataloging software that manages and indexes files on a system rather than an app that imports documents into a monolithic database. This will give you the greatest flexibility and avoids being locked in to a particular app.
Try EagleFiler; it stores your metadata in an SQL database, but your files are Finder-readable, and are untouched, save from nesting them into a slightly deeper folder structure.
 
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DrBrush

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Try EagleFiler; it stores your metadata in an SQL database, but your files are Finder-readable, and are untouched, save from nesting them into a slightly deeper folder structure.
EagleFiler looks great! Something I will definitely give a try...

Thanks for the recommendation.
 

R.Youden

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I’m going to spend some time checking out EagleFiler, otherwise diligent Finder management may be the way to go.
 
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