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I Wish I Had a Personal Document Database

on November 8th, 2010 | Filed under Asides, Optoblog

In Sunday School we talked about family history, and I was thinking about how my posterity could get to know me. It should be easy enough because I have written tons of essays for school, blog posts, comments on blogs, church talks, journal entries, etc.

However, all those writings are scattered in paper, word processing files, and the internet cloud. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a single application/program that could capture everything I write? It could be a combination of WordPress and LastPass. If I write a blog post, tweet, or FaceBook status update, it could tap the glass and say, “Hey, do you want to save this for posterity in your personal document database, and if so, under what category?”

Then it would also allow me to import word processing documents or scan from paper.  I could make an instant memoir by publishing to pdf.  I want the database file to be encrypted so I can keep my diary on there too, and I would prefer it to be a file I keep on my local machine.

Anyone know of an app like this? If not, someone should make one.

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