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Omea Pro: All-in-one information organizer for Windows PC

In Windows, we use different tools to organize different things. For instance, you can use Windows 10 Mail app or any other email client to organize email, CintaNotes or Evernote to write down important notes or tasks, Windows 10 Calendar app to organize schedules and so on. In simple words, you need to use multiple apps to gather all those things. But, what if you can get almost all the features of those aforementioned apps in one simple app?

Omea Pro is one such freeware for Windows that is capable of organizing different things like mail, notes, feed, bookmarks, contacts, tasks and many more. This tool gathers mail, bookmarks, notes etc. from other standalone apps like Windows 10 Mail App/Outlook, Calendar, IE/Firefox/Chrome etc. and show them under one roof. If you are excited to know more about this free software, do check out this article.

Omea Pro & Omea Reader review

Omea Pro is an old-fashioned software and quite old too. You need a minimum configuration to run Omea Pro 2. You need Pentium 4 or AMD processor (or later) and 256 MB RAM (or more). The screen resolution should be 1024 x 768 pixels or more. Apart from that, you can run this is if you have Windows XP or any other later version. Before installing this tool, just make sure that you have Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1. If not, you can download it from here.

Important features of Omea Pro

Currently Omea Pro is running version 2.2. Although, it has not received any major update since a long time, yet, it is quite good, in terms of features. Being a free tool, it comes with plenty of very useful features. Some of them are mentioned below.

Read: This is probably the best feature of Omea Pro. This feature assists users to read various things including email, news, messages, webpage (from bookmark), local documents and more others. Generally, users get various spam advertisements on webpages. But, this tool comes with zero advertisement that will help you to read longer and better. When you will consider the feature, you can find that it is actually consolidating all the things, what usually require different apps i.e. mail app, RSS feed reader, web browser etc.

Organize: When you have a lot of information to organize, you can face problems. However, Omea Pro has tree view, which will certainly aid you to organize all your files and information in a better way. You can navigate through the tree options to find out different things like bookmarks, local files, contacts, bookmarks, email and so forth. The most interesting thing is it can tag a particular category for any file or email so that you can just open that specific folder (or Category) to check your unseen files/mail.

Dynamic search: There are different desktop search tools available for Windows. Nevertheless, this particular tool has a unique feature that provides the control to the users to let them index a particular file or not. This is possible to create action as per user’s requirements and this is where Omea Pro excels. Another interesting thing is you can either search for a particular file/mail/task/contact in particular folder or do that same in root folder.

Third party app integration: Omea Pro supports third party app integration, which helps users to get better result all the time. In fact, this is required to get started with this app. As Omea Pro is just a consolidator, you must have the standalone apps where it will gather the information from. However, the most notable integration is Omea Reader, which is another standalone RSS Feed reader. (More information is written below) Apart from that, you can integrate Outlook to gather email. If you have any other email ID (except Windows Live mail) in Outlook, you can get them too in this software.

Install & start using Omea Pro

It is important for all the first time users to check the installation minutely. Otherwise, they can get problems later. At first, download Omea Pro and double click on the set up file to start installation. During the installation, you will get a screen something like the following picture,

This is required for users to install those plugins in order to get a smoother user experience. As Omea Pro collects information from various apps, you should install them. However, if you do not want to install a particular plugin, you can simply skip that by removing the tick from corresponding check box.

After installing this tool, you will get another window like this:

It asks users select the Database path and log files path. By default it uses as database path:

C:\Users\<user name>\AppData\Local\JetBrains\Omea

It uses the following as log files path:

C:\Users\<user name>\AppData\Local\JetBrains\Omea\logs

You can either go with the default settings or set your own path. This is recommended to go with the default path.

After clicking on the OK button, you will get a screen that looks like this:

Here you can select what to index and what not to. From this window, this is possible to index folder, bookmarks and email. If you have any contacts/address book, tasks in Outlook email account, you can index them too.

After settings up all those things, JetBrains Omea Pro will be looking like the following image:

Here you can find all the indexed files including mail, news, feed, notes, contact, tasks and others. Just switch from one tab to another tab to find your desired file or information.

Make use of Search in Omea Pro

You can find two different search box in two different positions on the same Omea Pro window. The first search box is positioned on the top right section of your screen.

This search box can be used for advanced purposes since it uses conditions to refine your search and provide accurate information. To utilize this search box, just click on the Advanced button that is positioned next to the search box.

Now enter the search term and select where how do you want to execute the search. You can select anyone from among these four things,

  1. All sections
  2. Subject/heading
  3. Annotation
  4. Source/From

After that, this is possible to select particular section (Contact, email, news, note, feed, Task etc.), files type (excel, HTML, PDF, picture, Text etc.). You will get these when you click on All resource types.

Another search box is positioned in all tabs. You can find a button called Quick Find on the menu bar.

Just click on that and make search for any file or anything else.

All about Omea Reader

In Omea Pro, you can find a tab called Feeds and Omea Reader can be a good source of feeds.

First download Omea Reader and install it. When you will open Omea Reader after installing, you will get a screen that looks like this:

You can use this screen to import your exported OPML files to Omea Reader. Most of the standard RSS feed readers like Feedly provides OPML file when someone exports feeds from there. If you have a similar file, you can import that here. For doing so, select OPML Files and go to next screen.

Then, choose the OPML file and hit the Finish button. After importing the feeds, give it one or two minutes so that it can update your reader with latest updates.

After that, you can read all your news/feeds from Omea Reader as well as Omea Pro (from “Feeds” tab).

If you like these two tools, you can download them from here.