I’ve been looking for a pdf organiser or something similar to deal with 4.5 gig of downloaded articles in my ‘other people’s work’ folder. All the good ones seem to be for Mac only. I can’t use google desktop (or at least, had bad experiences with it the last time I tried) – I had to keep turning it off to use speech rec or praat.
I’ve been using omea for a week or so now and it’s pretty good. I’m just using it for file organisation and annotation, not email, tasks, or rss/bookmarks, and not even all my files at this point (although that may change). It’s just indexing my ‘other people’s work’ file. It’s stable, and it doesn’t interfere with other programs (yet, touch wood). There’s a bug in the current version that doesn’t let word docs appear in the previewer (it’ll be fixed in the next update, I’m told) but word docs are still indexed. It also gives you a history (like window’s ‘history’ function, but seems faster), which is useful.