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I've noticed recently I've established similar categories of interest across several programs, clients, browser extensions, whatever I use on my computer (the files I keep on my hard drive are organised in the same way as my bookmarks, which are the same as the labels I use for my mailing list, and so on).
When I think about how I'd really like to view these things, what I want more than anything is an operating system that organised all of this by subject, rather than by opening programs that could open certain filetypes/navigate to locations. I realise this is sort of possible now since widgets have become more popular, but I've never really found a tidy, comprehensive or satisfactory way of achieving this. The more I think about it, the more I'd like to be able to just apply universal tags to everything I can possibly access, e-mails, RSS items, online bookmarks, PDFs, YouTube videos, notes, etc., and have updates or additions appear automatically within that category, and then have separate desktops for each category, like i nthe picture.
I'm aware programs like Evernote sort of do this, but that requires opening everything in other programs and clients first and manually sending them to the program. I want an OS that would do this automatically, or in such a way where the category took precedent over browsing for the item. For example, anytime you wanted to add something, you'd add through the widgets. Even better if it presents everything in a customisable and aesthetically pleasing way.
So, please tell me why I'm stupid/that a universal 'viewer' like this already exists/that it would never work and would be horrible to use.