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Method for information cataloging on PC?

Not necessarily a file or disk catalog organizer or file management utility

     
1:04 am on Feb 24, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Issue: I come across a lot of pieces of information that I want to save for future reference - i.e. an article in PDF form, a segment of text I've saved from a web page in Notepad, or an MP3 file.

I want to be able to find that piece of information when I need it. Windows Search won't cut it. For instance, the thing I may remember about about the article are not necessarily words contained in the article. Besides, Windows Search cannot find words in an audio or video file.

How I envision such an application working:

-- I would assign the file a description.

-- The system would automatically keep track of that file even if I move it into another folder.

-- It would be easy to enter the record into the system - i.e. right-click menu to open the cataloging application so I could enter the description.

Any suggestions on a program like this OR an alternate method to achieve the same thing?
2:07 pm on Feb 25, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Nepomuk can do this on Linux. I do not know whether it works on Windows or not - the last thing I read said the Windows version was not building and it seemed unmaintained.

I suggest you search for "desktop search"

Anyway, thanks for asking the question, because you have pushed me into looking for a new desktop search GUI (the Ubuntu default does not do exactly what I want).