myBase - Save and Organize All Your Information In One Place

Introducing myBase

myBase is a unique free-form database software that allows entry of unstructured text, webpages, images, documents, emails and even arbitrary files without regard to length or format. All information is automatically compressed and stored in the tree structured outline form. Unlike traditional database programs, myBase accepts text input like a word processor, and provides better methods for capturing, editing, organizing, retrieving, searching and sharing information.

With myBase, you can:

  • Create personal or corporate full-text searchable knowledge base or research databases containing text, graphics, webpages and documents;
  • Save and organize a large and growing collection of notes and documents in one place with ease;
  • Keep notes in the tree outline form and securely stored in local file system;
  • Manage product/project/customer information database with ease;
  • Write books within the tree outline form much more efficiently than a standard Word Processor;
  • And more ...

System Requirements

To run myBase Desktop v7.x, you will need a PC (or Tablet PC) running GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, or Windows XP+.


For GNU/Linux, simply extract the downloaded .tar package into your home directory, then you can double click on the file '' within X11 file manager or simply run the command line ' &' in Terminal; You might also want to create a launcher for on the X11 desktop for convenience.

Note that with different distributions of GNU/Linux, you may need to manually install additional packages to resolve the shared library dependencies. To check out the library dependencies for myBase 7.x, open a Terminal, change to the program's directory, and run the command 'ldd myBase'.

For Mac OS X, open the downloaded .dmg package file, then drag the myBase icon and drop into the system Application folder, then you can double click on the program's icon to start it.

For Windows, run the downloaded setup program and follow the instructions; You'll need to select the target directory and program group name; Then you can double click on the program's icon to start it.


For GNU/Linux, simply remove the program's directory.

For Mac OS X, trash the program from the Application folder.

For Windows, select the "Uninstall myBase Desktop 7" menu item from the Start menu, and press "Yes" to confirm.

Note that you may need to create backup for your own .nyf database files created with myBase before uninstalling or removing the program's folder.

Upgrading existing .nyf databases to Ver 7.x

From version 7.0 on, myBase has switched over to save text content in HTML format for better cross-platform support, with no support for RTF format any more. If you have existing .nyf databases built up within previous version 4.x/5.x/6.x of myBase for Windows, and would like to upgrade to v7.x, please try to upgrade the database format, by selecting the menu item "File - Maintenance - Replicate from RTF to HTML ..." from within myBase v6.3.9+ for Windows. The generated .nyf databases will work smoothly with myBase v7.x on Linux, Mac OS X and Windows.

Unlike the RTF text format, the HTML text format doesn't support OLE objects embedding into the text content; If any existing databases containing OLE objects, the conversion utility tries to converted them into thumbnail images in resulting HTML contents, with no support of double-clicking to view/edit any more.

Note that the "File - Maintenance - Replicate from RTF to HTML ..." utility tries to convert RTF formatting into HTML as much as possilbe, but the conversion may not be perfect, as HTML formatting is a totally different text format than RTF, so you may need to preserve the old databases for later reference.


To download the evaluation version, please click the link below which is appropriate for your system.

GNU/Linux x86 | Mac OS X | Windows XP+