gtuckerkellogg 33 Posted November 13, 2011 Share Posted November 13, 2011 Over in the "Go Paperless" forum there has been a lively discussion of using QR codes with Evernote. I'm now using the same tool to organize the books in our home.QR code readers, in addition to handling the QR codes themselves, also let your phone or tablet operate as a barcode reader. For most books, this means you can scan the ISBN number from the back cover. The QR code reader I use (QR Droid) has a "book search" option so I can pull up the book entry from google books or Amazon. So I can create an Evernote note for each book simply by scanning the back cover and looking up the book. The question then becomes how to organize them. I can create a notebook for our household library, and I can use note links to get a single note listing all the books on any given bookcase. I can even tag that note with a QR code of its own so I can get all the books for a bookcase in an instant. This is useful, but unfortunately doesn't have a "reverse lookup" like a real database. That is, if I find a book, it doesn't tell me where I should find a book (or where I should put it), because the links are all going FROM the location TO the note for each book, not the other way around. I think in the next release of the Mac version there will be note links supported in AppleScript, so I can make these links in bulk, but until then I have a a little AppleScript that lets me append some text (the location) to all the notes in my selection. I suppose I could use tags but that seems like overkill.Any thoughts on improving this would be welcome.(UPDATED: I didn't realize the obvious solution in front of my nose. If I use note links to catalog a given bookcase, the link titles will contain all the titles, so it's trivial to recall where they should go. D'oh!) Link to comment
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