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One of the holy grails of programming is the ultimate personal organizer, that place where you can put all your stuff and find it exactly when you want it. In some incarnations it knows what you want before you do; in others its a passive but perfect file cabinet.

Many efforts underway to create the beast are focused on it as a web 2.0 or 3.0 application.

However. To be a really great organizer, the beast has to be FAST. Really fast. Like, no typeahead loading delays, no popup windows, no round trip time, no being down when my Net access is down. The speed should be like the best of the old DOS apps while the feel should be like the slickest and least intrusive modern software. It also has to have large amounts of my personal information stored privately and instantly.

Can this be done in right in a web browser? Ideally it should also have access to my email, and my hard drive. It might be web-enabled, but maybe it HAS a web browser rather than BEING a web browser. I want something like Klipper on massive steroids. Remember everything I highlight, plus all my emails, any web page I bookmark, and make it really really easy for me to make notes about anything and everything, and retrieve them all in a faceted, sortable, searchable way. Fast. Did I say that already?