Hi, I’m trying to simplify my workflow for reading and annotating on DTTG (I have dttg and DTP, usually annotate on DTTG).
I have a lot of pdfs in folders. When I’m writing an essay, I need to access a few pdfs from within this larger number. They are always several folders deep which is a pain to navigate on DTTG. I also find it visually off putting to have to scan a folder full of pdfs to find the one I’m currently reading.
I use PDF expert to annotate because it has bookmarking but mainly because of dark mode, which I know is coming but I need something until then. I’ve previously been using the file browser of PDF Expert to navigate to the relevant folder. But I’d prefer to see what I’m currently reading listed cleanly together, even if they reside in different folders, and without the noise of other docs
So I thought that using a ‘reading’ tag in DT would help: just need to find do in its folder once, tag it (say, as ‘current’), then have easy access to it via the tag folder.
However, you can’t open the tag folder from the file browser in Files or PDF Expert.
So then I thought I could use the tag folder in DTTG and use the ‘Open In’ function to open it in PDF Expert, but there’s only a ‘copy to’ function available.
I’ve recently been alerted (on here) to the ‘recents’ folder, but this gets polluted with things I’ve read for other purposes, and also has same issue with opening it in PDF Expert.
The only other thing I can think of is to replicate the current reading items to a top level ‘reading’ folder - I can see this folder in PDF Expert file browser, but are there any issues I need to be aware of when annotating replicated docs in a third party app?
In short, my requirements are (until dark mode comes along) 1) to be able to mark in some way my current readings from their various subfolders so that I can see all current reading together, free from ‘noise’ of other docs, 2) to be able to access this at a high level of DDTG to avoid constant folder navigation 3) to be able to annotate in PDF Expert (or another annotation tool if there’s a better one for this purpose).
Any tips very welcome, please.