Nemo Documents – A Powerful Free Document Manager

My Hard Drives can be a bit of a “black hole” when I’m trying to find a particular document. With literally thousands of documents – Word files, PowerPoint presentations, Excel Work sheets, not to mention, images, videos, and more, spread all over, I occasionally feel as if I’m lost in space.

Stepping into this void for me, is a recent find – Nemo Documents, a powerful freebie document manager from Danish open source developer IOLA.

With Nemo Documents running, I can now view all of my Word docs (for example), in an easy to read “Calendar” view as well as a number of additional file formats. Better yet, the program integrates with Windows Desktop Search so I can locate files based on phrases within the documents, file types, modification dates, and so on.

Setup is easy, and on the first run the program will audit customary file locations in order to index files.

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In my particular case, and perhaps yours as well, most of my documents are not located in the “usual suspect” places so, the ability to add locations is critical.


File support is fairly robust – including support for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, images, video files, Google docs, and many more. You can choose which files to add and index, from the Settings menu.


Calendar view – selectable Day, Week, Month, Year.


Focusing on an individual  file allows you to view specific properties.


The “List” view provides additional file references.


The application can be run in a number of alternative languages including – Chinese, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Japanese, Lithuanian, Russian, and Portuguese.


Since Nemo Documents adds an application icon to the Windows notification area, direct access is quick and easy.


System requirements: Windows XP, Vista, Win 7.

There is a version available for Linux here.

Download at: Developer’s site (

Nemo Documents is not an application for everyone, but for those users who have to deal with a sizeable number of diverse document files, Nemo can certainly make the job much easier.

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11 responses to “Nemo Documents – A Powerful Free Document Manager

  1. Cappydog

    Now this looks very interesting. I like the idea of calendar view and that you use it on Linux too. I am surely going to try this at work and home. Thanks for finding this one.

    • Hey Cappydog,

      This is a great app for those of us who are swamped with document files. Like you, I think the Calendar view is top drawer.


  2. Thanks for sharing this tip, Bill. Nemo Manager seems like a great tool and I love the idea of viewing your documents in a calendar format. Will this work for people at their offices or is it geared more towards personal PC use?

    • Hey TuneUp,

      It seems to me that this app can easily find a place in the office. I’m less sure that an average user would really benefit.

      Always good to see you drop in.


  3. Hey Bill,

    I just wanted to say thanks for featuring this piece of software. I write a lot of stuff, and have documents of various types all over the place. I just downloaded Nemo Documents. This program is amazing at finding documents and images and showing me just where they are hiding! It works great on Linux Mint 11 too!


    • Hi Paul,

      Birds of a feather and all that. 🙂

      You’re comment reminds me, that I intended to add something along the lines of “I can think of more than a few regular readers who will find this application useful”, to the closing paragraph. I was actually thinking of you, specifically. But, in dealing with one interruption after another, it got left behind.

      Very happy to hear that you did find it useful.

      Have a great weekend.



  4. Murphy

    Very good article .
    Best regards and have a nice weekend !

  5. I have a ton of documents so I decided to download this and give it a whirl. Looks like a pretty cool tool.