myBase - Freeform Database, Notes Manager & Outlining Software Tool
myBase is a versatile free-form database system that allows entry of unstructured text, webpages, images, documents, emails and even arbitrary files without regard to length or format. All information is compressed with the integrated zip utility 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, 24MB RAM or more. The operating system should be Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003 Server, Windows Vista or Windows 7.
myBase Desktop provides the powerful MDI interface, which allows multiple databases and multiple child windows to open at a time. The main frame looks like the picture below. Click here to see more screenshots
Logic Structure of myBase .Nyf Databases
The hierarchy chart below tries to illustrate how information is organized within myBase. It is virtually a freeform database and fully customizeable;
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 text)
+--Calendar (associated with info items)
myBase Desktop is a feature-rich and powerful personal information manager. 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. 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 5MB 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 versions, one for Microsoft Internet Explorer 4+, one for Mozilla Firefox 2+, and one for 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 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 modern web browsers. This addon doesn't run in the standalone mode 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'll probably have the convenience of publishing your .nyf databases by simply uploading them onto the CGI space of the website, 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. Like myBase Desktop, myBase Mobile for PPC is also built on the SSG database engine, and stores information in the cross-platform .nyf database file format. Existing .nyf databases created with myBase Desktop still work with myBase Mobile (some limitations apply).
Currently myBase Mobile has just implemented a subset of features that myBase Desktop offers, you'll not expect the full features as you have in myBase Desktop, you'll see myBase Mobile works in the 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, the plugin extracts text from within the supplied .nyf files and then sends the result text to GDS for indexing. [ 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 ]
Export HTML Tree
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.
Export MSWord Outline
This plugin transfers content of .nyf databases to MSWord and save in the outline view by utilizing OLE-Automation. It's very useful for writters to export content and keep the hierarchical outline within MSWord.
Export Mindmap Spider-like Diagram
This plugin helps export the outline items and generate mind map spider-like diagrams with only a few clicks.
Export myBase .Nyf Files to InnoKB Databases
Import data from competitors (KeyNote, TreePad, ActionOutline)
Download for Free Trial
To download a 30-day free trial version of myBase and addon programs, please visit our download site.