I’ve got a folder of ~1200 PDFs. I want to check for PDFs which have changed remotely (e.g. by adding highlights to them with DTTG), before I apply my custom action (Update annotation) via a separate Smart Rule. How can I check most efficiently for updated PDFs so I prevent running my “Update annotations” rule on every PDF again and again?
- Add custom metadata “custom-changed-date” which I run on each record I update with my Smart Rule “Update annotations” on macOS
- Create a new Smart Rule to check on “After synchronization” if the custom-changed-data > current data (via an Applescript action). This takes ~3-4s to run on 1200 documents.
- I can ‘limit’ the Smart Rule to only check for e.g. documents modified in the last week.
Would you have other suggestions or tips how to do this efficiently?