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Topic # 128731 21-Aug-2013 17:11
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When I want to find useful documents I often have to search:

- On my PC/office network (using Windows search)
- On the internet (using browser favourites)
- In the office library/archival DVD's (by walking and looking)

Does anyone know of a simple document catalogue application that can usefully integrate these three with a common search? I'm not interested in scanning/storing the actual documents - a lot of them are large books/catalogues. Just searching on manually entered metadata/keywords is enough.

With search results giving shortcuts to the locally stored docs, hyperlinks to the online docs, and a library reference to the hard copy stuff.

Before I leap in and start programming something new...


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  Reply # 882341 21-Aug-2013 18:24
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Google used to sell a box that did almost this - it would scan your corporate network and give you a google-like interface to the results.

It wouldnt handle your CD's

There is the google desktop app which will scan and index your computer - i think possibly also external drives.
Again, nothing automatic for cd/dvd's

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  Reply # 882345 21-Aug-2013 18:30
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An excel spreadsheet? :x

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  Reply # 884346 25-Aug-2013 21:38
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I use Fast Find for files on my computer, but you can't integrate the other sources into it. I use notepad2 to maintain an html document with a list of my DVDs, but that's time consuming to update and I have to rely on my browser to search through it. As for searching browser favourites, ctrl+b in firefox and then I can just type in a search.

I suspect none of these suggestions to be helpful, sorry.

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