• @realitista
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    5 months ago

    I’m still looking for a good self hosted alternative specifically for hosting PDF’s with full text search ability. They all either seem way too complex or way too limited with PDF (no search or preview).

    And then there’s the issue of syncing everything out of Evernote.

      • @realitista
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        35 months ago

        I’ve checked it out before and it does look like a top contender. I have 2 major outstanding questions/issues.

        First, how to migrate? I have tens of thousands of notes in many folders. Not something I’m willing to do manually.

        Second, does it allow for mixed notes of text and pdf or images of written notes?

        The barrier to entry has kept me out a bit because it looks like a big job, but would be interested to hear if someone else had pulled it off.

      • @fer0nOP
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        5 months ago

        Does that work great for mostly pdfs? Doesn’t seem to me like it would.

        • RandoCalrandian
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          35 months ago

          Just tried it. I can drag a drop a pdf into a note, and it loads in a pdf viewer in-note.

          I can’t search the pdf text by default, but there are at least 3 community plugins with tens of thousands of downloads that are made to do this, often with OCR and works on images, not just PDF’s

          • @fer0nOP
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            15 months ago

            Great that it’s possible, but that sounds like I’d be using it for something it’s clearly not intended to be used for and that’s just a bag of pain I’d rather not dip my toes into.

        • @aesopjah
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          15 months ago

          it does now. they added pdf search stuff earlier this year. that being said, I haven’t used that feature much, so I can’t attest to it’s robustness compared to a more focused application (whatever that may be, isn’t there one that starts with Z?)