, you are
, while most of us share your attitude(s), many of us have given up expecting the results your wish would mandate.
Give ya a ferinstance.
InfoSelect (IS) is advertised as a PIM, but my usage is almost exclusively data storage - to the extent of something like 4-5 gigabytes of data (in 20 MB files
.) (I've been using InfoSelect since before it was a Windows app.) After three (3) years, the 2007 version has been updated to a 2010 version, currently in public beta stage. One of the things I've loved about the previous version was that you could search on text of a specific colour. (Incidentally, search within IS is very
fast compared to any other such app I've used or even tried.) That enabled me to implement a tagging system for all notes, or search for specific files color coded by type, e.g.,
Linux, MS, Script, and the like.
In their upgraded system, colored text search is no longer available. Why? It was there, but they broke it
(along with several other items, but that's another thread).
They simplified the search capabilities because, I suspect, it was too much work to maintain it in the upgrade
. Or, perhaps, they simply overlooked it
The bottom line, for most developers that have wandered in and out of my experience, is that search is just too damned hard
to implement. Creative or really fast search is well nigh an effor equal to or greater than the effort to create the original program.
It's doubtful you'll ever find the application you'd like to see
, although I really hope you do. Should that happen, please announce it here