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  • Version: 1.1.2
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  • File Size: 2.92 MB
  • Date: May 11, 2010
  • License: Freeware
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    Information Management
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Smereka is a personal freeform extensible database tool for data mining, project management, collecting notes etc. It allows you to organize your data in an hierarchical, searchable database that is stored in a single file.
Instantly add, view, edit, export and import information items of 5 built-in types - text, formatted text, webpage, file and folder. Plugin interface allows adding new data types, export and import operations.

What is Smereka needed for:
Long-time users of personal computers accumulate a lot of various data. File system is a flexible and universal means of data storage. However, storing information in many separate files is not always a good idea.
If you have a lot of text notes, saved webpages or random files, organizing and navigating them can be difficult. Performing search over those pieces is possible only when you have special search services installed and activated on your computer. Not all of them support tags (text labels which are used by blog-services for organizing posts.)
In case you need to share some of your files with someone else, the recipient won't be able to use your search facility easily, even if it's installed on your machine. You will have to send one monolythic archive, which is almost totally unsearchable, and describe its contents independently in a the letter body.
Moreover, if you work with texts often and use "Word" to type and store your ideas, articles, snippets from the Internet or important emails, then you know how cumbersome it is to launch massive "Office" software to view a couple of paragraphs of text.

How does Smereka solve these problems:
Your files and notes can be stored in a single file - Smereka database. This file is being indexed on the fly, so you can search your information items as soon as they are added to the database. All information items - files, notes and even folders - can be tagged to create "alternative hierarchy".
Extending searching capabilities of "Smereka" is the hierarchical system of item storage (in a tree). This allows you to sort your items into a tree-like structure. You can move, copy items from branch to branch, assign icons to them and more.
Your information (text, offline webpages) appear on the screan instantly, as soon as you click a tree item - you do not need to run an external program in most cases.
And of course, you can share the database. Having received a single file, your peer may instantly browse all the array of your data, search it or export information items to disk.
When should I use Smereka

Here are typlical cases of freeform database usage:
* organizing snippets of text information: you are accumulating small, independent text files and saved webpages. They are used to store ideas, notes, article archive, etc.
* data mining: you are researching some topic. You need to save and analyze a lot of diverse information, which is located on different webpages, in different text files. You also want to save relevant discussions, IM chats etc.
* project management: you are leading a project, which requires organizing and storing a great quantity of artifacts: documents, important e-mails, chat transcripts, ideas, brainstorm protocols etc. In addition to specialized tools, such as MS projects, CMS or bug trackers, a personal database helps a manager to put pieces of informationtogether, which otherwise would not "fit" into these large and formal tools.
* structured information exchange: you need to send your colleague a set of file together with some relevant instructions. You can attach files to the database as info elements, and insert text items as child (or parent) nodes.

Smereka features:
* unlimited, freeform, ordered hierarchical organization of your information items (in a tree);
* instant, single-click item viewing and editing;
* 6 built-in types of information items:
- text - for brief unformatted notes;
- formatted text - for rich text documents;
- webpage - for storing webpages complete with images and styles;
- file - for storing and in-place editing of arbitrary file attachments;
- folder - for visual organizing of your data;
- reference - for accessing an information item from multiple branches.
* item labels can have different colors and formatting;
* items may be assigned arbitrary icons in the item tree (free icons included);
* tree view shows item modification date and item type, in addition to icon and label;
* tag support:
- blog-like tagging of items;
- tag window to view all tags and items tagged by specified tag;
- tag window offers "union" and "intersection" modes if more than one tag is specified.
* revisions of items can be saved to preserve entire history of edits; reverting to any prior revision is possible;
* reversible delete and undelete of items (recycle bin);
* single-click preview of revisions and deleted items;
* transparent indexing and instant fulltext search (across all data types including file attachments):
- search entire database (including attachments);
- search separate branches;
- search deleted items;
- search item revisions;
- search item labels, item tags or item content;
- wildcard search to find morphological forms of words;
- any combination of the above.
* intelligent import of disk files and folders;
* export item/branch to files; export item/branch to a new database;
* drag-and-drop item operations (copy and move of items and branches using your mouse) - on single or multiple selection of any size or depth;
* clipboard item operations (cut/copy/paste within a database or between databases - preserving tags, revisions, icons etc);
* easy items importing from other programs - no window swtiching required;
* you can edit multiple items at once; when you're done, review and save the modified items in a single window;
* single-file data storage for database portability;
* data type plugin interface for adding new data types;
* importer and exporter plugin interfaces for defining new import and export operations;
* user data backup and automatic error reporting;
* compressed data storage yielding small database files;
* fast operations regardless of the database size;
* SQLite database format widely supported by third-party database management tools;
* periodic update checks;
* detailed user manual;
* mainstream, user-friendly Windows interface.

The license of this software is Freeware, you can free download and free use this information management software.

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