I work in a 911 center where we have a ton of word docs, image files, pdfs, etc on all kinds of things supporting police, fire and medical services. We're looking for the best way to have instant access to the info we need.
The progression over time has gone from huge binders, to an internal sharepoint page, to something like baregrep and FARR which gave me the info I needed as fast as I could type it.
My problem now is, there are several users who are not especially computer savvy and we'd have a hard time getting them converted to using different programs for different things.
What I'm looking for is *one* app that someone could use where they could hit a hotkey, start typing and have the proper thing float to the top, whether it was the name of a file or somewhere in the contents of the file. If I could wave a magic wand, it would have the relevance and filename-searching features of FARR but combined with the grep-on-the-fly feature of baregrep.
It seems like something like this is already around but I have yet to find it.
If you guys had a ton of various filetypes and wanted to be able to instantly get to the relevant one you wanted, what would you use?