As a new user, I will share my feedback or issues regarding the transition:
I like Paperfile. This is constructive feedback.
a) Many pdfs had metadata. I hoped the system would retrieve the author, the tags… But it couldn’t. I spent a lot of time redoing that work. Previously, I would open each pdf with Acrobat and would fill the metadata. While the information was hidden in Google Drive, it was available in Windows Explorer and synched with Google Drive through Google Drive File Stream.
b) My folder “books” had subfolders. I lost them.
c) I couldn’t change type in bulk. Most pdfs were imported as “Miscellaneous”.
d) The Search facility could be more powerful. I am not suggesting being as powerful as Digitile. It goes as far as turning pdfs into images and use OCR to index all documents. But additional fields could be indexed and I would welcome the ability to use operators.
e) Thirty percent of the screen real estate is empty. I would gladly see more information in this area.
f) The behavior is not clear when I bookmark a webpage with the chrome extension:
- the system clears my filters and tags in my current view to only show the bookmark.
- the system inserts the new bookmark in my current view.