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An app for windows that can index Folders like Devonthink does

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Posted by rafael costacurta
Jan 10, 2020 at 12:10 PM


Thanks for the responses…

I´ve found out that myBase has a feature called “shortcut” that does what I want.

I´ve tried ultra recall and indeed it does it too, but I´m having trouble with the encoding of the text (written in portuguese). I´ve had the same trouble with myInfo. myBase didn´t had this problem at all.

As far it goes, I think i´m sticking with myBase… it’s been a good surprise.

On a downside, the tagging systen that is not good, despite being possible to make nested tags, that is great, until now I haven´t discoverd if it has some kind of auto-complete for tagging. Don´t kwon how I will manage this when I reach a bigger number of tags… anyway… thanks again


Posted by rafael costacurta
Jan 10, 2020 at 12:22 PM


Listerene wrote:
>Every PIM/2-pane-outliner can import text files & search them.

What I´m looking for is not just the Ability to import, but to Index the file and its content without creating a copy of the file in the PIM database. The file remains in its original folder, and any modification I do to it, can be read by the App.
For exemple, I could edit a .txt file in my iPhone, sync with dropbox e then when I was back to my Mac, the changes where there in Devonthink as well.

>  DT is aVERY useful app. DT (and the enhanced Mac version of Scrivener) are
>basically the only reasons that I use MacOS.

I miss DT and Omnifocus a lot….

For various reasons i´ve decided that I don´t want to live in the Apple shiny and Magical Ecosystem anymore…. and so far I really don´t miss the hardware. I can live very well with an ugly Dell laptop. But all the cool and well thought out productivity apps that only live in there…. It has been a loss…


Posted by MadaboutDana
Jan 10, 2020 at 12:57 PM


There are two well-established Windows search engines that do what you want: Copernic and A1 (both work like FoxTrot on Mac)

They’re pure search engines, so not PIMs as such. But then as Paul Korm has remarked elsewhere, so what?


Posted by Hugh
Jan 10, 2020 at 02:23 PM


With reference to Listerene’s post above, one thing to bear in mind is that installing one operating system (Windows, say) on top of another (macOS say) can be very demanding of a computer’s resources, especially RAM. At least that was my experience, using Parallels as the “interface” on my Mac. I ended up having to install 16 Gb of Ram (more common now, less so at the time I did it), and still the whole thing ran slowly.


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