blackcows 9 Posted October 11, 2011 Share Posted October 11, 2011 About 2 years ago I went paperless using Paperport as my digital file cabinet, it has served my well for several years but I am looking for a change and that has lead me to Evernote. I would have to say I am a closet computer geek and also a type A person....I love organization. I also understand that as my life becomes more digital I have more of a need to have information in the cloud from both an accesability and a backup standpoint. I am a Evernotes Premium user.A few things I like about Evernote compared to Paperport; EN has a much better user interface, it appears to have regular updates, an active user forum, lots of add ins, an active user base, tags that are easy to use, programs for my Android and iPad, the ability to keep information in the cloud....in general it is new and fresh, Paperport seems to be old and washed up. The newest version of PP is expensive and not much different than the older version I currently have.I have begun to make the change over and have a few questions:1. Is there a local copy of my files in the file structure (notebooks) that I have established? While I do like the fact that my information is in the cloud and that EN has multiple copies of the data I am having a little trouble giving up control of my data. From some searches it appears that there is a way to back up my database locally but what would really make me feel better is if there is a place I can go on my hard drive and see each individual note....is that possible? In other words if I add kidsbasketballschedule.pdf to EN and delete it from PP is there anywhere I can go on my hard drive and actually see the file kidsbasketballschedule.pdf?2. If I add an Office document to EN is the document actually saved or is it just a marker to a location on my hard drive? I keep my active documents on my hard drive but I have some older Word and Excel files that I no longer use but would like to keep and have used Paperport to do this in the past. I would like to move them to the cloud but would like to know that if I wanted to modify them in 10 years for whatever reason I would have a useable file and not a marker to a location that was long since gone.Thanks for the help.Mike Link to comment
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