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Creating a Filing System from Scratch

17. Juni 2008 — Eric Böhnisch-Volkmann

Mark Shead asked a number of people how they would advise creating a filing system from scratch. Then the readers of Productivity501 voted for the best one. Of course, this also involved the use of DEVONthink when it comes to effectively organizing electronic documents or getting rid of paper.

I’m a big fan of the Scan Snap.  I occasionally run into problems with it grabbing multiple sheets of paper, but usually it works well.  I use DevonThink to store everything which lets me do things like put the same item in multiple folders and automatically assign items to the correct folder based on their contents.

Read more about how other people build their filing systems on Productivity501. On a side note Mark writes about his paperless experiment and how DEVONthink helps him filing scanned documents with its AI.