I found another remarkable web/desktop app that needs promoting. It's called Evernote. It's a desktop application that syncs online to a free Evernote account that is accessible via the web and your phone.
"So what!" you say... Well, it does some really neat stuff when you sync your "captures" with their servers. The most interesting thing is that it can recognize and search text within pictures. That feature is really cool when you can take photo of a street sign, sync it with your online account and then have it search text inside that picture. The possibilities are endless. Let's say you are on vacation and at one of those landmarks that gives the history of a battle that happened. You can take a picture of the sign with your iPhone, sync it to Evernote and, once synced, be able to search all the text in the picture. Evernote comes with both Windows and Mac desktop versions. It also has a Firefox plug-in for grabbing text from web pages.
Evernote is describe on their site as:
Evernote allows you to easily capture information in any environment using whatever device or platform you find most convenient, and makes this information accessible and searchable at any time, from anywhere.
How does Evernote do it?
You capture the things you want to remember using what you already use—your Windows or Mac computer, the web, and your mobile phone.
We run everything through our recognition technology, and then synchronize it across your devices. You can then organize and tag the notes, if you wish.
When you want to find something, just search or filter and there it is just like you remember it.
If you are not convinced, watch this video. It sold me after watching it! (Even though it's free!)