Context Explorer is a sidebar Firefox plug-in that uses open-source desktop indexer Regain to automatically associate your local resources to the pages youre browsing. For example, imagine you're browsing your school account and need to open a document for a current class. All you do is click the file in your sidebar because Context Explorer will have already found it. There's no need to waste time hunting through endless folders and drives.
Its part of a new way of looking at your computer, a contextual way, an organic way that gives you a view of your computer tailored to your actual needs in the moment. The idea is to reduce the distance between the Internet and our desktops in a way that is effortless and self-adaptive.
You shouldnt be faced with your entire system all the time. You should just see what you want, when you want it.
How does it work? Once installed, you tell Regain which folders you'd like to index. From there, Regain maintains an updated view of your files. When you open Context Explorer in Firefox, it appears as a sidebar that shows you a dynamically updated view of the files on your computer that are associated to the web page you're looking at. Any page you load is fed to a keyword extractor that uses those keywords to query your local system.
Additional features include content restriction (title, metadata, content), keyword restriction, document type filtering and query expansion.
» version 1.2 - posted on 2007-07-20
Support for query expansion
EULA - End User License Agreement
CONTEXT EXPLORER SOFTWARE LICENSE:
1) GRANT OF LICENSE:
ORGANIC DESKTOP grants you a single, non-exclusive license to use the CONTEXT EXPLORER provided you agree to abide by the terms of this Agreement. Only one user is authorized to use the CONTEXT EXPLORER on one computer at a time (and not by more than one individual via a network).
2) OTHER RESTRICTIONS:
You acknowledge that you do not become the owner of the CONTEXT EXPLORER (software, programs and/or documentation). You agree not to transfer, rent,lease, sub-license, reverse engineer, modify, translate, or share the CONTEXT EXPLORER, diskettes, or manual with any other person or firm.
3) LIMITED WARRANTY:
While we have attempted to ensure the reliability of the CONTEXT EXPLORER, ORGANIC DESKTOP cannot assume any liability for damage that occurs because of usage of this program, whether or not in accordance with the instructions or specifications. It is not possible to guarantee the program's performance under all circumstances, at all times, with all hardware and software configurations, and with any user data, programs, or series of commands. ORGANIC DESKTOP warrants the diskette media and manual to be free from defects in materials or manufacture for a period of 30 days from your receipt. When you open this package or use the CONTEXT EXPLORER you indicate you accept this as the only warranty. You agree that regardless of the form of any claim, ORGANIC DESKTOP's liability for any damages or loss to you or anyone else shall not exceed the price paid for use of the program. NO OTHER WARRANTIES. Except for the warranty described in the above paragraph, there are no warranties expressed or implied, including but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, and all such warranties are expressly and specifically disclaimed.
4) NO LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES:
In no event shall ORGANIC DESKTOP or its suppliers, if any, be responsible for any special, incidental or consequential damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, damages for lost profits, business interruption, loss of information, or any other loss) arising out of the use or the inability to use this product, even if ORGANIC DESKTOP has been advised of the possibility of such damage. Some states do not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.