So how do you handle files on your computer?
I try to use Calibre, and keep the original files on an external library disk. This has some advantages. I can rate books I’ve read, note where I got them, note topics which I’d like to revisit, note relevant page numbers, and so on. I can also convert epub to mobi and vice-versa, unless dmm interferes. I can’t use it to convert pdf formats to Kindle-compatible pdf formats, but I can note what pre-processing I’v used in a special column.
The downside is that it’s an awful lot of work to type up the relevant info.
There’s also a lot of work just converting web-pages and pdfs to Kindle-compatible mobi or pdf formats.
Between these, I’ve got a backlog of thousands of books and other files to work through, and a lot of rsi trying to.
There’re also pay tools such as Devonthink. I don’t know how they compare to Calibre or if they complement or replace it. And they can be expensive.
Anything which works for you?
Anything which might help me?
I often get advice to not pre-process pdfs, and to not bother with metadata, but I want to be able to find the books I need, and to read them, and to cite them a bit more easily.