I’m trying to decide whether to bite the bullet and go wholesale for DevonThink. I used it a little a few years ago and liked it a lot, but switched to EverNote because of the cross platform capabilities. I got frustrated with the difficulty of managing and browsing large collections of documents in Evernote and the poor access to underlying data, so ended up moving back to the filing system and Google Drive.
I’ve now gone completely paperless and would love to have the organizational, clipping, AI and classification features of DevonThink to help. The big issue is mobile and remote access. All my mobile devices are Android, and I’m not going to change - it’s just much better IMO. (I also occasionally need remote access to my data from other computers. Google Drive gives me great, secure access, from virtually any online device.)
I have my DevonThink database on GoogleDrive, so I can actually see the documents from anywhere, but obviously behind DevonThink’s weird file structure. I only need remote read access and the ability to search, browse, and add to an inbox. (So actually if the on disk file structure reflected groups, there would be no issue at all)
A possibility would be to run the web server and access over the internet, but I am very concerned about security. Google drive has https, two-factor authentication, and who knows what other hacking measures - I’m not a cyber security expert, but am pretty sure my data is would be more vulnerable with my mac exposed. (I’d also prefer not to have my mac permanently on, but that is a secondary issue).
Any helpful thoughts, ideas, or experiences?
Thanks in advance.