Another One Bites the Dust
In episode 10 of the TSP, Diogo and I talked about organizing information on our computers. He's an organized guy, and I am a bit messy, so unsurprisingly we use different tools and have opposing views on how an ideal system should work.
At the time I was using an application/web service that met most of my requisites for searching information on my computer, the only caveat being that some personal information was shared with the company and I didn't feel comfortable with that situation, despite the promises of privacy.
Not that I didn't trust that particular company, it's just the kind of situation I don't believe in promises of any organization. The service was free and that only added to my concerns about the privacy of my data; a possible acquisition; or failure to define a viable financial strategy.
On these screenshots and video from Atlas Informatics, you can see the interface, the service integration and why I was so excited by it.
Having an integrated search engine on my computer is my dream since I used Google Desktop more than a decade ago. Atlas achieved an even better solution because it was available on all my devices, including the iPhone and had an easy and appealing interface.
Goodbye Atlas Recall, I wish things have turned out differently because, despite my privacy concerns, I will miss you.
Photos: Atlas Informatics