Revisiting Evernote and Paperless (Updated Hazel Rule)

In Mac Power Users Episode 085 David and I revisited the topic of Paperless. I mentioned that I'm using Evernote to manage most of my paperless documents while David is using a pure file/folders system. I also posted about my Hazel rule that I use to organize and download PDF's directly into Evernote without the need for any further processing. I have a couple of follow-ups:

First, with a recent Evernote update, my one major criticisms has been resolved. Evernote now supports the ability to batch export multiple PDFs. This is great because previously you had to individually export your Evernote attachments individually. Now, I can select all of a particular document or notebook and batch export to a folder and ship to off to my CPA at the end of the year. This will make my end of the year tax preparations much easier.

Second, I posted my hazel rule for downloading a file to Evernote using a simple AppleScript. Hazel would watch the download folder, and when certain criteria was met, would perform an AppleScript to pull the document into my inbox and discard or file the original. This was great, but it only got the document into my Evernote inbox and it still had to be processed later. Not a major problem, but still another step. Several people asked if there was a way to modify the script to make hazel upload the document to a specific folder or use a specific tag. Turns out there is.

Thanks to Lew who found the solution in the Evernote forums. The structure of the script goes somethingn like this:

tell application "Evernote"
create note from file theFile notebook {"Notebook Name"} tags {"tag1", "tag 2", "tag 3", "tag 4"}
end tell

Where you substitute "Notebook Name" and "tag1" etc for your respective notebook names and tags.

And if you haven't already, go by David's awesome book Paperless. Seriously, go do it now.