myBase - Save and Organize All of Your Information In One Place
myBase is a powerful yet easy-to-use knowledge management 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.
To run myBase Desktop, you will need a Pentium 100 PC or higher, 128MB RAM or more. The operating system should be Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003 Server, Windows Vista or Windows 7/8.
myBase Desktop provides the powerful Multiple Document Interface (MDI), which allows multiple databases and multiple child windows to open simultaneously. Below is a snapshot of the program's main window while running; Click here to see more screenshots
Logic Structure of myBase .Nyf Databases
The hierarchy chart below tries to illustrate how information is stored and structured within myBase. It accepts umlimited levels of the nested tree items.
File system (on hard disk)
+--myBase databases (*.nyf files)
+--Info items (hierarchical outline, tree structured)
+--Virtual items (referring to other items)
+--Real items (containing actual data)
+--Rich text note (*.rtf)
+--Web content (*.html)
+--Shortcuts (linking to external files)
+--Applied labels (tags, categories)
+--Label items (tree structured, unlimited)
+--Label 1 (labelled items...)
+--Label 2 (labelled items...)
+--Label 3 (labelled items...)
+--Custom icons (associated with info items)
+--Bookmarks (linking to paragraphs inside RTF notes)
+--Calendar (associated with info items)
myBase Desktop is a feature-rich and powerful knowledge management software for storing and managing a large number of unstructured information, such as webpages, images, documents, spreadsheets, presentations and any kind of arbitrary files. Below is a simple list of key features that myBase Desktop provides.
myBase Desktop has implemented tens of plugin utilities listed below:
How myBase Helps
If you have any of these questions on getting things done, myBase can help.
myBase is a 'swiss-army-knife' database program that can help. It's fast, powerful yet easy to use ... With myBase, creating your own full-text searchable databases and getting organized has never been easier. No programming skills required!
What You Get
With myBase and a set of plugins and addon programs, you get:
All this are in a footprint of less than 10MB on your hard disk.
WebCollect addon for IE/Firefox/Chrome
The WebCollect addon adds the convenience of capturing webpages (including graphics) or snippets directly from Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome web browser and saving into myBase databases without having to first save html/mht files and then insert them manually. The usage is very simple, just right-click on a webpage and select the 'Save with myBase' menu item. Very useful!
WebCollect addon is currently available in three editions, respectively for Microsoft Internet Explorer 4+, Mozilla Firefox 2+ and Google Chrome. The IE version works with Internet Explorer on Windows 98/ME/2K/XP/2003/Vista/7, the Firefox version works with Mozilla Firefox on Windows 98/ME/2K/XP/2003/Vista/7, and the Chrome version works with Google Chrome on Windows 2K/XP/2003/Vista/7. [ See demo ] [ Download ]
myBase Viewer and Exe Database Creator
myBase Viewer is an addon utility that allows you to view myBase freeform databases (.nyf files), and convert .nyf into standalone .exe databases, so you can distribute knowledge bases or e-books in either .nyf or .exe form. The generated .exe databases run on 32-bit Windows without having to first install the viewer and myBase. [ Download ] [ More info ]
HTML Tree Generator
The HtmlTree plugin exports .nyf databases to a set of webpages with a outline tree. The generated html tree can be published on the web for sharing information with friends or co-workers. [ More info ]
ePub e-Book Maker
This utility helps export contents in the current branch and generate ePub digital books, which can be then transferred to iOS/Android devices (e.g. iPhone/iPad/Samsung) for viewing. Each info item in the branch creates a chapter in the .ePub e-book. [ More info ]
MSWord Outline Creator
This plugin transfers content of .nyf databases to MS-Word and save in the outline view by utilizing OLE-Automation. It's very useful for writters to export content and automatically create the hierarchical outline within MSWord. [ More info ]
Spider Diagram Creator
This plugin helps export the outline items and generate mindmap spider-like diagrams with a few clicks. [ More info ]
Export CHM project
The 'Share - Export CHM project' plugin helps export content in the currently working database as HTML content, and generate the CHM project files which can then be compiled into CHM e-books by utilizing Microsoft HTML Help Workshop. [ More info ]
Syntax Highlighting for Source Code
This plugin helps highlight source code snippets stored within myBase. It's a useful tool for programmers. Programming languages supported for now includes C/C++/STL/Java/C#/JS/SQL/PHP/Google-GO/GNU-R/VB. [ More info ]
myBase CGI ( for IIS/Apache, Windows/Linux/FreeBSD )
myBase CGI is an addon utility which makes possibilities of publishing myBase .nyf databases via any cgi-bin enabled websites, and viewing content of the databases by using a modern web browser. This addon doesn't run in the standalone mode on your desktop computer, but requires to work with a CGI-supported web server, such as Microsoft IIS, Apache etc. Those of web hosting plans including the 'cgi-bin' feature would match the requirements running this CGI program. That's to say, if you have a webhosting with the 'cgi-bin' support, you may have the convenience of publishing your .nyf databases by simply uploading them onto the CGI space of the website, and your audience will have the convenience of viewing the databases by using a modern web browser. [ Download ]
myBase Mobile for Pocket PC
myBase Mobile is a lite version of myBase Desktop, and is currently available for Pocket PC that runs Microsoft Windows Mobile 2002+. It helps you take notes and organize information in the intuitive tree outline form on Pocket PCs.
Currently myBase Mobile has just implemented a subset of features that myBase Desktop offers, you'll not expect the full features as provided in myBase Desktop, myBase Mobile works in a much simpler 'Tree + Edit' mode without MDI frames. [ Download ]
myBase GDS plugin ( for Google Desktop Search )
myBase GDS Plugin works with Google Desktop Search, and makes myBase .nyf files indexable by Google Desktop Search. myBase GDS Plugin is invoked by GDS crawler to handle .nyf files in background. When this occurs, myBase GDS plugin is invoked to extract text from within the supplied .nyf files and then transfer the resulting text back to GDS for indexing. [ Download ]
Export myBase .Nyf Files to InnoKB Databases
The Nyf2InnoKB addon is a file converter that helps convert myBase .nyf files into InnoKB 2.x compatible databases. Info items, tree structure, symbolic links, item links, and labels etc. are converted, and the index data file is also generated and ready to use with InnoKB server. With this utility, migrating databases from myBase into InnoKB gets much easier. As myBase Desktop has already implemented a set of data importing/exporting utilities, myBase Desktop can be a great helper program for InnoKB with capturing information from a variety of data sources, [ More info ] [ Download ]
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Download for Free Trial
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