|02-10-2013, 05:24 AM||#61|
Join Date: Sep 2010
Do you know if it is possible to:
- Add, index contents (words inside) & search
PDF files that are stored on the NAS, accessed via Internet (Wifi or cellular), using an iPad app like Mendeley or Papers?
I've been really miffed by the too little storage space that iPad has and have been looking at ways to extend that in a way that is *DIRECTLY ACCESSIBLE* from scientific research paper reading apps like mentioned above.
For me, it's not very useful to have thousands of papers manually openable via a file browser.
They need to be fully indexed, searchable and readable from inside an iPad app like Mendeley or Papers.
|02-10-2013, 06:47 PM||#62|
Join Date: Oct 2011
Device: KB kindle aboard, Galx Tab 7.0 Plus, trying out Droid 1 as mini-tab
|02-11-2013, 04:25 AM||#63|
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: harsh unforgiving places
Device: kindles, lenovo, chromebook, mobiles
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|02-11-2013, 10:20 AM||#64|
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: White Plains
Device: Aura HD; Surface Pro; iPad Air; Nexus 7; PRS-350; Galaxy S7 Edge; MBP.
If I'm not mistaken, paaThaka means this sort of organization for files on an external drive (and note that Mendeley has its own folder and group organization window, automation, tasks and limitations):*
and these kinds of searches:
Since I don't own an iPad and haven't used Mendeley for iOS, I'm not certain why it would be unable to index and search pdf files on an external NAS drive.
I do find it disturbing that one could run out of space so easily for storing thousands of pdf files of academic papers on an iPad, though -- especially if writing papers is one's main reason for owning a tablet. Pdfs tend to take up far less space than multimedia files or even mp3s.
* "Seriously, we love librarians at Mendeley, but if you’re a researcher and you’ve got a system for organizing your PDFs on your hard drive that’s more complex than the Library of Congress classification system, chances are you’ve either missed your calling or you’ve spent a great deal of time on organization schemes that you would rather have spent doing actual research. Mendeley Desktop has a flexible system of folders and groups designed to make it easy to organize your documents with minimal effort." ("Organization without aggravation: Quick tips for managing your research library," Mendeley Blog, August 11, 2011.)
Last edited by Prestidigitweeze; 02-11-2013 at 10:47 AM.
|02-19-2013, 01:29 PM||#65|
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: in the middle of nowhere
Device: PRS-350, Nexus S, Galaxy S, Nook Color, iPhone4, iPT4, iPad 2012
Last edited by ilovejedd; 02-19-2013 at 01:31 PM.
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