OT: Looking for tool to manage pdf documents

Andreas Waldenburger wildemar at freakmail.de
Sat Dec 27 13:17:44 UTC 2008

On Sat, 27 Dec 2008 11:56:31 +0000 "Paul Smith" <phhs80 at gmail.com>

> I have many pdf documents, which I would like to organize to allow for
> a better search for, e.g., by keywords, etc. Is there some open source
> tool for that? I used Google Desktop, but it was quite heavy to my
> computer. Any ideas?
Beagle and Tracker come to mind. Beagle seems to work a bit smoother
for me, but it is based on Mono, if that's a concern for you.

Tracker is written in C and is more lightweight, but very often appears
to grind my CPU and HD for no good reason. I think I remember that this
is a known bug.

Then there is Strigi, if you're using KDE. I've never even looked at
it, so I can't comment.


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