Stupid question from someone road-testing Joplin.
As we know, evernote does full OCR on...pretty much everything you stuff into it. It makes search very, very powerful.
I imported all 15k+ of my existing evernote notes, going back to 2008. For the most part, they look fine. But what I don't understand is why the existing OCR data that evernote creates with each note isn't available to Joplin? As I said, a stupid question.
This may be path-killer for me. I was very excited at how easily Joplin imported all my data, but - for example - I have about 3,500 receipts in a notebook in evernote, all of them pdf's scanned in from ScanSnap - and they are almost all named iterations similar to 'rcpt_scan_02876.pdf'.
Which means it's about 3,500 useless pdf's imported, since if I want to look for, say, the receipt for a car repair back in 2014, I am SOL.
Joplin being open-source is a big draw for me. Free is a side-benefit, but any application I use that gives me real value, I'll affirmatively pay for it, either by donations or upgrades (joplin cloud) etc., and frankly I was looking forward to doing one or the other if I can stay on this path.
I'm aware of the assorted plugins out there - official and non-official - that allegedly will do OCR, even on existing notes - but all of them are wonky in the extreme, requiring installing all sorts of glue on the backend that I'm just not inclined to do if the results are suboptimal (for example, when I tried ylc395's joplin-plugin-ocr....when it tried to do its thing, every single receipt was rendered upside down, and the OCR from it thus came out as gibberish).
I'm finally being pushed over the brink with Evernote because I learned that you cannot access your own local note repository unless you log in via Evernote's authentication servers. That won't work well when one day Evernote closes its doors and shuts them all down.
I have a bad tendency to write a thousand words where 150 would do the trick. Sorry.