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  1. Intriguing. I often need a problem to learn a new skill and I think you have just pointed me to a tool that I should learn. Thank you
  2. I often have slow internet connection and clipping multiple webpages can be painfully slow. I often have to wait 3 minutes for the clipping and syncing to complete per link using simplified. This is especially distracting when I am doing research and am collection lots of information. A few minute task turns into an hour. I would like to see a bulk loading option where I could clip and paste the URLs to a list that could be executed later or better offline. I would than check a log to see if everything completed successfully. In not offline, I could run the script at night and have everything loaded by morning. Better than cliping and pasting each URLs would be an option on the program (clip, screenshot, simplify, etc) to say "Bulk list" to be executed later or offline.
  3. Thank you for the feedback. I will try your suggestion.
  4. I want to replace the traditional file cabinet you leave all the important files behind for your heirs when you die and store them in Evernotes. Including copy of will, POA, Living Will, stocks, bonds, life insurance, titles, etc. My concern is organization. Anyone have a template? Second is access. My wife is not technically adept and I am not sure she can understand Evernotes. Maybe a shared folder with the kids who have more technical ability? To EV: I am willing to pay a fee (annual / one time) to have someone help my heirs get to my EV information using say a series of personal question and PWs that I would provide to them. Thought and advice.
  5. I have one external at work and one at home and Ghost to each each week ... I can recover from anything in an hour ... I am in the process of retiring and will be travelling all the time and toting around multiple external drives just won't work anymore. I have moved all the apps to the cloud and want the backup to be there too ... I want to be physical device independent such that I can grab any machine in the house and do my work ... sort of like email ... I can go to the library or cafe if needed to do my email, taxes, banking, finances, email, bill paying, etc. ... note, the thread started with me wanting to rid myself of paper by getting all of it in EN ... I do not want to keep the originals since the defeats the purpose of going paperless.and I really do not want to have multiple backups in case EN dies ...
  6. =========== -I right click and select "Save attachments" (I save it to an empty folder) -Once I see those pdf's in the empty folder I select them all,right click and choose "combine supported files in Acrobat" -You will then be taken to a dialog box where you can shuffle them in the order that you want them combined. ======= Do you need acrobat to do that? When I store the pdfs to an empty folder and select the pdfs and right click there is no combine menu selection in windows. When I select multiple pdfs in EN there is a "merge" option ??
  7. Here is my logic ... I have a HDD on my computer with a failure rate of X, a similar HDD is in my external enclosure with a a similar failure rate ... the cloud folks also use a similar hard drive with the same failure rate ... so all my HDDs are probably similar to all theirs HDDs... you gain availability by being redundant on two HDDs or two cloud services ... there is nothing special about the physical HDD in your computer or enclosure ... they are the same failure prone mechanical devices used on the cloud ... my point is having all these contingency plans - my HDD, ghost to an external, copy to a cloud is wearing me out ... it is almost as bad as keeping up with the paper I worked so hard to digitize. So, don't fear the cloud ... just be redundant.
  8. I think I figured it out ... In Windows if I right click on the middle screen and export, I get the html ... If I right click on the right screen I can save as a PDF ... I have not interest in keeping anything on my computer and backing it up anymore... I am hoping to move to only being cloud based so I never have to worry about backups, etc. and can move from computer to computer , home, office, cafe in the future. Multiple HDDs, external HDDs, network HDDs, tape, thumb drives, etc. are a pain ... My only concern is if EN closes up shop how do I migrate my files to the next cloud provider.
  9. So, after scanning all my receipts in I wanted to test recovery and tranportability ... so I clicked on export and the formats offered are ENEX, html, mht. I was thinking the export would be PDF?? I scanned in the receipts into EN and deleted the PDF thinking EN stored the PDFs in the cloud? I don't have to keep the PDFs do I?? The more things to keep up with the more complicated it gets.
  10. hmm ... I am wondering if I should revert back to OCRing my docments in ScanSnap just in case EN does not get around to it or the docs fail some criteria ... do you get better results by double OCRing (ScanSnap + EN)?? On the spouse ... well ... if I die, my wife needs to know where the insurance papers are, the online PW and Pins, the copy of the will, all the account info which use to be in the physical file cabinet. It would be sad to stick your wife and kids with even more pain because they can not access the accounts to pay for groceries and the mortgage.
  11. Also, suggestions welcome on next step ... unimportant stuff scanned great into EN ... now the important stuff like financials ... So, I want to replace my physical file cabinet with a virtual one on EN ... but I want to make sure my wife can access it ... so I am assuming I can either give here my ID and PW or share my folders with her ... has anyone done this - replacing a physical file cabinet with a virtual one and shared it with a spouse or partner so everyone knows where the important documents are kept?
  12. Any idea when EN does PDF OCRing or how long it takes ? I looked at the PDFs I scanned in yesterday and they appear to still be pictures. I am trying to highlight the text to see if the file was OCRed. Is there a flag or indicator to say OCR was done?
  13. I am using Windows now but will be switching to MAC next year ... will that be an issue with EN? I was thinking all I would need to do was install the MAC client and my notes would sync off the web to the MAC client?? I thought all the clients would sync back and forth so for the most part I would be platform agnostic ... though I did notice that the PDFs I just scanned in from "places I would like to visit" show up in the preview window on my windows client but only the PDF icon shows up on the preview window on my online client ... of course, I can click on the PDF and see the document??
  14. To clarify ... I backup my financials on my machine and two externals and the cloud ... I can not bring myself to put the same amount of safe guards into magazine articles about places to visit .... I am trying to move paper from being a burden that I constantly worry about to something that I enjoy when I can ... What I ended up doing was: Took my folder of "places to visit" ScanSnapped to a PDF I set the scanner to multi-page ... I only scanned in one page for one pager and multiple pages for multi-pagers ... that way it resemble the physical article ... I did not do any pre-OCRing and figured I would let EN do that. It was kind or easy just feeding in paper and having it show up in EN on my computer ... I just selected "Places to Visit" folder and the documents just flowed in .. I did have some concerns about what quality to pick ... the better the quality the bigger the size ...I picked one up from normal since that seemed to be a good compromise ... A few things I would like to clear up ... If I write a list of ideas and scan them in ....I understand EN will decipher the hand writing ... can I scan in the handwritten notes into a PDF or do they need to go into a JPG to get the decipher option?? I would prefer to stay with one profile and PDF and not have to think about this too much. It appears that I can export my PDFs from EN if needed?? At least with a piece of paper it transcends technology (tape, diskette, CD, DVD) so I assume all the PDFs could be moved and converted to something else years from now?? I think about this because I just had all my parent's slides converted to a DVD and now wonder how long I have until DVDs are gone ... the 80 year old picture album is still going strong ...
  15. A follow up I do not think I have any documents that if I lost would ruin me and most of my "stuff" is information I enjoy collecting (e.g. places I want to visit, technical articles, etc.). I saw the articles on scanning PDFs to a file and than letting local EN monitor the file so that the computer processes the PDFs in batches and at first seemed too complicated for what I do but now seems more interesting as I do more scanning. I signed up for the Premium service so I am assuming I do not really need to have the scanner do the OCR since EN will be doing it for me?? If you do a ScanSnap OCR and an EN online OCR are two better than one?? Finally, I don't want to make a lot of back ups ... paper is already pain and I don't want to complicate my life with lots of back ups. So, my plan is: 1) set up the scan to file and EN batch process to speed things along. So, not have the ScanSnap do the OCR but let EN online do it. 2) erase the scanned file after it has been processed by EN since I really do not need the document that badly. 3) trust that EN online has a good backup up process and I will not back up the local machine knowing EN online will let me look back a few version if I get desperate. 4) I will scan the documents (e.g. articles on places to live for example) to separate sheets to make them more useful as suggested above though I wonder if multi-page articles would be better kept together?? Do I have a plan? Have I missed something?
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