The key advantage of applying OCR to your scanned documents is the ability to search the text. Searching is made simple with Paperwork.
There’s advanced search functionality too. You can choose to search with keyword(s), by label, and/or by date. There’s the ability to apply multiple searches, as shown in the image below. The two basic Boolean search commands AND and OR are supported.
You can define the search from and to date, and also apply a NOT operator to any search.
Labels offer a simple way to organize your documents.
Clicking the 4 horizontal bar graphic at the top right of any document brings up a dialog box.
The dialog lets you define the date of the document, set one or more user-definable labels, and specify any additional keywords.
The image to the left shows some example labels applied to the scanned documents. The color coded labels help you quickly identify documents.
The software automatically guesses the labels to apply to new documents. This functionality is courtesy of Simplebayes, a memory-based, optional-persistence naïve Bayesian text classifier.
The additional keywords option can be useful if character recognition doesn’t work.
Labels are effective, quick to apply, and work well. You can use the search functionality to filter documents by a label i.e. matching a particular label, or with the NOT operator, disregarding a specific label.
Complete list of articles in this series:
|tmux||A terminal multiplexer that offers a massive boost to your workflow|
|lnav||Advanced log file viewer for the small-scale; great for troubleshooting|
|Paperwork||Designed to simplify the management of your paperwork|
|Abricotine||Markdown editor with inline preview functionality|
|mdless||Formatted and highlighted view of Markdown files|
|fkill||Kill processes quick and easy|
|Tusk||An unofficial Evernote client with bags of potential|
|Ulauncher||Sublime application launcher|
|McFly||Navigate through your bash shell history|
|LanguageTool||Style and grammar checker for 30+ languages|
|peco||Simple interactive filtering tool that's remarkably useful|
|Liquid Prompt||Adaptive prompt for Bash & Zsh|
|Ananicy||Shell daemon created to manage processes’ IO and CPU priorities|
|cheat.sh||Community driven unified cheat sheet|
|ripgrep||Recursively search directories for a regex pattern|
|exa||A turbo-charged alternative to the venerable ls command|
|OCRmyPDF||Add OCR text layer to scanned PDFs|
|Watson||Track the time spent on projects|
|fontpreview||Quickly search and preview fonts|
|fd||Wonderful alternative to the venerable find|
|scrcpy||Display and control Android devices|
|duf||Disk usage utility with more polished presentation than the classic df|
|tldr||Simplified and community-driven man pages|
|lsd||Like exa, lsd is a turbo-charged alternative to ls|
|broot||Next gen tree explorer and customizable launcher|
|Deskreen||Live streaming your desktop to a web browser|