UPDATE Oct. 12: I’ve found an interim solution, using built-in features of the Tiger Mac OS X…
I hate paper. I really, truly despise it. This wasn’t always so, but lately I’ve been waging war on clutter and the worst of the clutter, I find, is always on paper. And I’m terrible about keeping paper files. It’s just not my strength.
I’ve started scanning everything I would normally file, so I can easily find the documents I need when I need them without having to thumb through paper files, usually ending in frustration.
But here’s the thing: I need a good personal document management system.
Can you help? Here’s what I’m looking for…
I want personal document management software that will allow me to:
- File away scans or pdfs in an organized directory structure.
- Tag each scan or pdf with searchable metadata and comments.
- Archive everything off to a server or storage media easily.
- Runs on Mac OSX
- Intuitive, simple user interface
- Basic set of features (no bloatware)
- Reasonable cost ($200 or less), or free
- Good documentation/tutorials
- Good customer support
Open source would be fine too, if it’s not buggy.
Have you seen or used something like this? All recommendations are welcome.
And please don’t tell me to stop hating paper. Ain’t gonna happen. The only paper I like is books and even then I’m picky.