Hi, everyone. I have a lot of digital books on my Mac hard drive in PDF format that I want to annotate. They’re downloaded to the Google drive folder on the Mac, so they’re local. I want to be able to annotate files in either DT or DTTG and not duplicate all those files by dragging them into DT.
Here’s what I think I should do – please tell me if there are better choices!
- Index instead of import the files in the Google drive.
- Sync the ipad DTTG database to use Bonjour.
- Set the ipad DTTG to download files only on demand.
- To annotate on the Mac, I simply open the file in DT and it’s automatically updated on the drive.
- To annotate on the iPad, I open the file, annotate using Markup, which is listed in the Share sheet. This creates a new document, which I can then save directly to the Google drive in the right place – which creates a new document (it is unable to simply replace the original). Then the new document is populated to both the Mac & its metadata goes to the iPad. THEN I can simply annotate the new document on the Mac, or on the iPad (which when saved would generate a third document, but I then delete the previous highlighted document.)
This all seems to work, although I haven’t tested it for long. I’m only using one Mac & iPad, and only on PDF files.
Is this a good idea? Is there a better way to proceed? Thank you.