myBase - Save and Organize All Your Information In One Place
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:
To run myBase Desktop v7.x, you will need a PC (or Tablet PC) running GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, or Windows XP+.
To download the evaluation version, please click the link below which is appropriate for your desktop computer system.
For GNU/Linux, extract the downloaded tar package into your home directory, then it's almost done. For example, you can do it by running the following commands in Terminal:
For the convenience of starting myBase without typing commands in Terminal, you may want to add a launcher icon on the X11 desktop.
Note that with in 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 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's Applications 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 to finish the software installation; You'll need to select the target directory and program group name during installation; Then you can double click on the program's icon to start it.
For GNU/Linux, simply delete the program's directory.
For Mac OS X, trash the program icon from the system's Applications folder.
For Windows, select the "Uninstall myBase Desktop 7" menu item from the Start menu, and press the "Yes" button to proceed.
Note that you may want to first create backups for your own .nyf database files before uninstalling.
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)
+--myBase databases (*.nyf files)
+--Info items (hierarchical outline, tree structured)
+--Virtual items (referring to other items)
+--Real items (containing actual data)
+--Default HTML content (*.html)
+--Shortcuts (linking to external files)
+--Related items (linking to other info items)
+--Applied labels (tags, categories)
+--Label items (tree structured, unlimited)
+--Label 1 (labelled info items...)
+--Label 2 (labelled info items...)
+--Label 3 (labelled info items...)
+--Custom icons (associated with info items)
+--Calendar (associated with info items)
+--Bookmarks (associated with info items)
+--Saved searches (custom query items)
How myBase Helps
If you'd have these kind of questions on getting things done, myBase can help.
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, and no programming skills are required.
What You Get
With myBase and a set of plugins and addon programs, you get:
All this are in a footprint of about 50MB on your hard disk.
Plugin API & Development