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My collection of books in PDF form has grown exponentially over the past 6 months or so. The flexibility that PDF offers (especially when it comes to search functionality) just overpowers my desire for a physical copy of a book. Unfortunately using a myriad of folders […]

My collection of books in PDF form has grown exponentially over the past 6 months or so. The flexibility that PDF offers (especially when it comes to search functionality) just overpowers my desire for a physical copy of a book.

Unfortunately using a myriad of folders to organize all of these books is just getting out of control.

So, I was curious if anyone has any suggestions for a way to manage all of these PDFs/books? Any organizational method you’ve found that you like? Or many an application that does the trick?

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  1. Me too. I’ve probably got over a hundred now.

  2. Although I can’t personally vouch for it, I hear great things about Papers from people I trust on such subjects. It’s like iTunes for PDFs. http://mekentosj.com/papers/

  3. Josh, try YEP,its the iPhoto for PDFs and brilliant.

  4. Yep, Yep is the tool. I only converted to mac recently but Yep is a great tool.

  5. Another vote for Yep. It’s awesome :)

  6. I use Bibdeskwith its auto-filing feature for organizing e-books and papers.

  7. I had the same problem. Now I use Bookpedia. It’s easy to add new books, also I can make a link to the files and open them within the application.
    Smart collections appeared to be very useful for managing my library.
    I’ve tried Papers before. It’s great for scientific articles in PDF but it can’t handle other text formats.

  8. Thorsten von Plotho-Kettner Saturday, January 19, 2008

    Yes, I am using YEP too for ages now. Papers is great too, but it´s more for the academic way.

    Cheers,

    Thorsten

  9. iTunes will actually dot it too – look at the way it does album booklets for example

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