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;
  • Keep notes in the tree outline form and safely stored in the local file system with no network connections required;
  • Manage product/project/customer information database with ease;
  • Write books in 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+.

Downloads

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

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

Installation

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

Uninstallation

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 uses HTML formating to save text contents for better cross-platform support, instead of RTF formatting. If you have existing .nyf databases built up within the previous version 4.x/5.x/6.x of myBase for Windows, and would like to upgrade to v7.x, you'd need to upgrade the database format, by selecting the "File - Maintenance - Replicate from RTF to HTML ..." menu item from within myBase v6.5.1+ for Windows. The generated .nyf databases will work with myBase v7.x on Linux, Mac OS X and/or Windows.

Unlike RTF text formatting, the HTML format doesn't support OLE objects embedding into text contents, OLE embedding is a Windows specific feature that is currently not available for Linux/Mac. The replication tool tries to convert OLE objects (if any) into thumbnail images in the resulting HTML contents.

Note that the RTF2HTML conversion during replication only parses a subset of RTF/1.8 control words (e.g. font, style, size, color, alignment, indentation, spacing, picture, etc.), not all RTF control words will be exactly converted. HTML formatting is quite different than RTF, you may need to perform some adjustment manually, and preserve old .nyf databases for later reference.

Logic Structure of myBase .Nyf Databases

The hierarchy chart below tries to illustrate how information is structured and linked within myBase. It allows umlimited level of nested items in the tree outline form.

File system (on hard disk)
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+--myBase databases (*.nyf files)
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+--Info items (hierarchical outline, tree structured)
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+--Virtual items (referring to other items)
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+--Real items (containing actual data)
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+--Default HTML content (*.html)
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+--Attachments (*.*)
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+--Images (*.jpg/gif/bmp/png)
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+--Documents (*.doc/xls/ppt/pdf/html)
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+--Shortcuts (linking to external files)
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+--Related items (linking to other info items)
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+--Applied labels (tags, categories)
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+--Label items (tree structured, unlimited)
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+--Label 1 (labelled info items...)
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+--Label 2 (labelled info items...)
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+--Label 3 (labelled info items...)
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+--More ...
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+--Custom icons (associated with info items)
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+--Calendar (associated with info items)
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+--Bookmarks (associated with info items)
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+--Saved searches (custom query items)

How myBase Helps

If you have any of these questions on getting things done, myBase can help.

  • How can I organize a large and growing collection of notes and documents in my research work?
  • How can I manage random bits of personal information in my own way?
  • How can I capture webpages including original URLs and get organized with ease?
  • How can I effortlessly create a personal or corporate full-text searchable knowledge base?
  • How can I write a book in the tree outline form much more efficiently than a standard Word Processor?
  • How can I publish information in the HTML tree form on the web?
  • How can I build a full-text searchable database containing unstructured information such as images, webpages and documents?
  • How can I distribute royalty-free standalone Knowledge Bases and view them without any preceding setup?

myBase, a 'swiss-army-knife' freeform database program, does these things well and can help a lot. 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:

  1. Notes Manager
  2. Knowledge Base Software
  3. Research Database Software
  4. Project Management Tool
  5. Customer Data Management Tool
  6. Personal Information Organizer (PIM)
  7. Mind/Notes Manager
  8. Book Writing Tool
  9. To-Do List
  10. Address Book
  11. Diary Keeper
  12. Documentation Tool
  13. Presentation Tool
  14. Outlining Tool
  15. HTML Tree Maker
  16. Webpage Capturing Tool
  17. Photo Album Software
  18. URL Organizer, File Organizer
  19. Rich Text Editor, Word Processor
  20. CD-ROM Offline Indexing Tool
  21. and more ...

All this are in a footprint of less than 50MB on your hard disk.