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Using a PIM to catalog files and folders REDUX

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Posted by Cassius
Jul 4, 2012 at 05:59 AM

 

I had thought of adding notes on a file in a summary tab of the file’s properties, but this doesn’t work…at least in XP.

 


Posted by Alexander Deliyannis
Jul 4, 2012 at 08:03 AM

 

>Question:  If one did this, would the
>contents of the file appear in the right pane?  If so, might one be tempted to delete the
>original file? 

The contents of the file will be displayed on the right pane if the program can make sense of it. For some files this is not evident.

In UltraRecall you have the option to link to the original file or embed it in the UR database. If you do the latter, you can then delete the original. Either way, one of the parameters that UR maintains per item is the original location, whether on disk or on the web.

I personally always keep the original.

UR also allows you to have notes and other meta-information such as flags on each item.

 


Posted by Dr Andus
Jul 4, 2012 at 09:05 AM

 

You can also drag and drop files into Whizfolders but it’s probably not as elegant as UltraRecall and doesn’t offer as many options for further analysis and annotation.

Another option could be Planz. I note that it’s now open-sourced:
http://kftf.ischool.washington.edu/planner_index.htm

(P.S. Sorry for hijacking your other thread.)

 


Posted by Dominik Holenstein
Jul 4, 2012 at 02:10 PM

 

cassius,

Maybe TreeProjects XL could be an option:
http://personaldatabase.org/

You need to install this to allow the indexing of pdf files:
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/thankyou.jsp?ftpID=2611&fileID=2457

TreeProjects XL is very stable, very fast and has a small memory and disk footprint.

Dominik

 


Posted by Pavi
Jul 4, 2012 at 06:45 PM

 

ULTRA RECALL!! It does everything you require perfectly.

Just to expand on the other replies, in UR you can:

- Drag and drop office files, pictures, email (Outlook, etc.), rtf, etc. to the tree. The default action is to link the files, but with right click you chose can embed the files.

- View linked or embedded files either inline or by opening the external default program. This can be configured by the user.

- Drag and drop links to the main file pane. This is the scenario you mention to avoid deleting files.

- Drag and drop links to the notes pane. Thus, you could have files in the tree which are visible in the main window, with other file links in the notes pane.

- Drag and drop directories to either nodes or inside the main file pane. When you click on the directory, you get an explorer view of all files contained within.

- Have all linked or embedded files indexed.

In short, the power and customizability of UltraRecall is still amazing, and it suits your particular need exceptionally well.

Best, /Pavi

 


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