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Author Topic: Benubird Pro on Bits du Jour today (Feb 14, 2009). Anyone using it?  (Read 3596 times)

Darwin

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Subject line says it all... but to clarify, I'm wondering if anyone has any real-world experience with this application and can recommend it? I have PaperPort Pro 11 and am not sure I need this. However, I am intrigued by its tagging abilities (which PaperPort lacks). I don't think that 8 hours will be enough for me to make a decision, however, so here we are...  :-*
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Re: Benubird Pro on Bits du Jour today (Feb 14, 2009). Anyone using it?
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2009, 02:21:42 PM »
If you only need tagging/search in tags (assuming pdf conversion is covered) then I think you can get it in other ways. I for example use TotalCommander for that. it stores tags in the comment metadata, and it can search in there too.

I still don't use tagging much. Music files, yes. Pdfs: I wish! the rest... well, I do not really see an urgent need.

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Re: Benubird Pro on Bits du Jour today (Feb 14, 2009). Anyone using it?
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2009, 02:25:57 PM »
Yeah, I don't use tagging at all at the moment. I can see how it might be beneficial, and I know others here love it, so thought I'd look into it. I'm leaning toward a pass on this offer...
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Re: Benubird Pro on Bits du Jour today (Feb 14, 2009). Anyone using it?
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2009, 03:07:26 PM »
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Repeat after me, "I need no more software, I can save the money."

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Re: Benubird Pro on Bits du Jour today (Feb 14, 2009). Anyone using it?
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2009, 03:31:59 PM »
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Re: Benubird Pro on Bits du Jour today (Feb 14, 2009). Anyone using it?
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2009, 05:33:28 PM »
I have Benubird Pro and have been using it for a couple of months.   Initially, I had trouble figuring it out but, after half an hour or so of tinkering with it, I got the hang of it on a basic level.  I have yet to plumb all its usages.  The tagging component is good in that you can impute whatever pertinent information in the property field resulting in swift searches.  You can access executive files as well.  You can add new files from the dialogue box also.  There are collection, sub-collection and smart collections for which files are made more quickly accessible.  I haven't as yet utilized all its' features but what I have learnt how to do with this program is good.  Best of all for novices like myself it's literally stupid proof.  I have tried similiar applications and for me this was the most comprehensive.
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Re: Benubird Pro on Bits du Jour today (Feb 14, 2009). Anyone using it?
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2009, 06:57:48 PM »
Thanks, herneith  :)
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Re: Benubird Pro on Bits du Jour today (Feb 14, 2009). Anyone using it?
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2009, 03:12:24 AM »
@cranioscopical

You are right and brought a big grin into my face. Thanks  :Thmbsup:

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Re: Benubird Pro on Bits du Jour today (Feb 14, 2009). Anyone using it?
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2009, 08:11:36 PM »
Hello guys,

I'm from Debenu, the company that created Benubird. This is just a short note to you know that we're using UserVoice to capture feedback. If you've had a chance to download the trial version or you purchased during the Bits du Jour, please drop by and give us your feedback:

http://feedback.debenu.com/pages/general

Look forward to hearing from you...

Cheers -Rowan

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Re: Benubird Pro on Bits du Jour today (Feb 14, 2009). Anyone using it?
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2009, 09:33:56 PM »
I did in fact pass on the offer - thanks to being mesmerized by cranialscopical! I use DOpus, PaperPort Pro, and X1 Pro and am simply not sure that I need another indexer/tagger/file manager/way to keep track of stuff. I did run the trial for Benubird and it was impressive enough that I was tempted to spend some time with it to figure it out... However, I also realised that I was in danger of spending money I shouldn't be spending at the moment and uninstalled it  :o I’m still interested in people's experiences, though...
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Re: Benubird Pro on Bits du Jour today (Feb 14, 2009). Anyone using it?
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2009, 09:41:25 PM »
PS welcome to DC, rowanhanna  :Thmbsup: I started writing the above to say that and got hopelessly sidetracked... We love to have developers/company reps participating here, so hope to see more of you  :)
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