TL;DR: I want DTP to index my Google Docs and Sheets that live in my company’s Drive, so that they appear in search results along side my local files. Judging by my board searches it looks like this isn’t currently possible, is that right?
The vast majority of my note taking life is plain text (and most of that is Markdown). I’ve indexed these for search in DTP, and I edit them externally (BBEdit or Byword).
But the majority of my work documents are Google Docs, with a handful of Google Sheets. This is out of necessity, as this is the system my company uses. Many of these are shared resources, and it’s currently the best thing out there for real-time collaboration.
I want DevonThink to index my Google Drive, and when I search pull up results from my Drive as well as my local stuff. As with my plain text life mentioned above, I’m fine if I have to then access that file outside of DTP. Launch me into the browser to see it, that’s fine. I know you can sync your Drive contents down to your Mac, but DTP would only be able to read into PDFs because the Docs and Sheets stored there are only references, either to the web store of documents, or to the database within Chrome that I’m sure is securely off-limits to scanning from other apps. In my scenario the only things I really need scanned are Google Docs and Sheets. Everything else in my Drive would only be “nice to have”.
Is this possible yet?
If not, any one have any workarounds you’re using successfully?
Feature Request: DevonTech folks: may I suggest looking into using the Google Drive API for indexing? So so many people are in the cloud for this stuff now, by choice or by necessity. (Says the guy who won’t have to engineer such a feat…)
Scenario I just lived through: I just spent fifteen minutes searching for a plan for work in DTP, only to realize I had made it a Google Doc because when it’s complete, it needs to be shared across the web in real-time. Google Drive API integration theoretically could address this!