Awesome DocumentSnap reader Ray asked if I could turn the instructions into a video, so that is exactly what I have done. Here is a video that shows how to install and use an Alfred workflow, using the ScanSnap one as an example.
The Windows taskbar (that area in the bottom-right of the screen) has a feature that is both helpful and annoying at the same time.
By default, most icons will not show unless they have something they need to tell you. This is nice because it stops the area from becoming cluttered up, but it can be annoying if you have an icon you want to be able to access frequently (for example, the ScanSnap Manager icon).
This video shows how to make it so that a certain icon always appears in the bottom-right corner.
This is just personal opinion, but I find the sharing functionality limited. You can share a folder with someone, but you can’t create public links to individual files the way you can with Dropbox or Evernote.
If you do share the folder with an individual, they need to sign up for a Sync.com account and install the software in order to get to it. That’s fine if you are working collaboratively with someone, but not the greatest experience if you just want to share a one-off file.
Obviously, they were listening, because they’ve released an update and you can now share a direct link to a file.
I like the way they did it (though it would be nice if there was Finder or Windows Explorer integration), and I like how you can send a file link and a password separately. I made a little video that shows how it works.
For some reason that I will never understand, the Windows version of Evernote has included the ability to define an import folder for years, but that functionality has never made its way to the Mac version.
The easiest way on the Mac is to import to Evernote using Hazel, but if you don’t use Hazel you can do it using built-in technologies such as Automator and Applescript (don’t worry, it’s not that hard!)
The video below shows how to set it up. At one point you will need to paste in some code, so here you go:
repeat with this_item in the input
set the item_info to info for this_item
tell application id "com.evernote.evernote"
create note from file this_item
Make sure you paste that that between the on run… and end run sections. Leave those intact.
I set this up on OS X 10.9 Mavericks. I’d love to hear how it works for you if you are on a different version of the Operating System.
A few days ago, Evernote released an update (5.4.3 if you’re counting) for Mac that includes some nice new features that have flown under the radar. They aren’t in the Windows version yet, but hopefully soon.
You can rotate or delete specific pages from an attached PDF, right from within Evernote.
When you are annotating/marking up an attached PDF, you can generate a nice summary of all of the annotations.
With the release of iOS7, Evernote has released a brand new version of its iOS app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.
One of the new features which is Premium, but free for everyone for 30 days, is the ability to annotate and mark up PDFs right inside the app. This is extremely handy, and this video shows how it works. The Skitch purchase from a few years ago is paying off.
The Transporter is a “personal cloud device”, which means it is a storage device that plugs into your network and lets you store and share files without having to have your sensitive information stored on a third-party service.
By default a certain amount of your files are cached locally on your computer, which means that you can access them even when you can’t connect to your Transporter.
Sometimes you may not want a certain folder to be cached to your computer – for example, maybe you have large files and you are trying to save hard drive space by moving them to the Transporter. This video shows you how to make a folder Remote only.