Questions tagged [information-management]

The process of storing, processing and accessing data and information.

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Book management software for library

Is there any kind of system (web or desktop) that allows managing a small library? Users that search for available books, then register taking them out and returning them, admins that add new books as ...
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Software for managing the writing of a book

I am in the midst of writing a book. Beyond this the effort involves the creation of a universe in which the story takes place. As you can imagine keeping the workings of a universe, let alone the ...
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'Personal search engine' - Or a slightly more cross-platform alternative to Fetching.io

I came across fetching.io on One Thing Well, and it scratches a pretty big itch I have. In fact, I basically need something identical - that is to say Has a browser extension that keeps track of what ...
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Saving articles / webpages

I like to save copies of articles from websites locally. I do this because often links will change around or a website will disappear entirely from time to time. Also, I don't want to "bookmark" the ...
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Photo manager - alternative to Picasa

I have hundreds of thousands photos on a NAS in the inhouse network. So far I've been using Picasa + mapped folders to Picasa's database, so that it would access exactly same database and photo ...
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Free/Open Source CRM where the Lead is seen as a Company

Short I am looking for a CRM where the Lead's are considered as Companies with multiple contacts, not individual people. Longer We have been using Zurmo and it is ineffectual for our aims. We work in ...
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Personal CV manager with content-customization output

I am looking for a software where I can easily create and manage a database of all my personal CV data, which will then allow me to output customized CVs (showing only particular contents) by ...
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Keep track of all my websites (and domains, hosts, CMS, URLs, etc.)

I run several dozen websites, on many different hosts, using various technologies. It’s easy to lose track of them, especially if they don’t get updated for years. And if having to change something in ...
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Digital whiteboard software?

I'm having issues keeping things organized. I have notebooks, calendar reminders, etc, but none of them do me any good, because if I am not looking at them, I kind of forget about them. What I ...
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Web app for tracking arbitrary personal statistics?

I swear I've seen a web app like this, but can’t remember its name: I'd love to be able to log certain aspects of my life, such as glasses of water consumed in a day, number of dirty dishes at the ...
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What Business Intelligence software that can be studied for free (with a trial version)?

I am to research about Business Intelligence, and I searched for these: Oracle BI Microsoft Power BI SQL Server Reporting Services My problems are: Oracle BI downloadable files are too big. Power ...
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Cheat sheet, manual creator to look up commands I want to remember

I often find myself looking for what Linux command to use and have to google it again and then look up through long explanation to find the simple syntax I'm looking for. Is there a desktop program ...
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Recipe database with shopping list generator

A group of friends organizes a yearly meeting for which recipes are collected. Currently they use a wiki. This gives a list of recipes but since there is no sorted list of ingredients needed the ...
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A program (or other solution?) to summarize historical events and sort by type, location, and time

I am a lawyer representing a lot of refugees, and firms like mine tend to sub-specialize in particular communities or groups. I've learned a lot about particular countries and their records of human ...
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Software to plan my education path or, more broadly, visualise and reorder a list of unique strings

The task I, a high school student, wish to plan my remaining years of secondary and post-secondary school. (I am mostly concerned with high school right now though.) I am lucky to have so broad a ...
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Generic tool to create software configuration GUIs

Looking for a tool that can take a description of configuration options (e.g. IP address, retry interval, maximum retries, etc.) including range of acceptable values and create a GUI that collects ...
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Very-large-list manager (iOS/mobile)

If anyone is familiar with iOS's TaskBook, it's a list/task manager with some convenient features that have become crucial to my workflow (lists typically contain hundreds up to 1000+ items). ...
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App to easily manage and structure project-related information (mainly emails)?

I work as a freelance developer for several clients. One of the problems I encounter is that information about ongoing projects is often in different locations. Most project related communication ...
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Simple and free book library management system (ILS) for a small library

We need help finding a book library management software that would fit our needs: It must be free. It would be great if it is open source, or easily translatable. It must be local / offline / self-...
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Personal rating and review management tool

Background My father rates every movie, TV show, book and ebook that he encounters on a scale of 1-10. He has been doing this for 40 years and has a sophisticated notebook (i.e. paper) system. He ...
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Personal Relationship Managment or CRM

I'm looking for a personal CRM kind of system. Only usually CRM is aimed for business and sales. I just like to keep information about people in one place. For example I know people in industry that I ...
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Effective solution to store and manage useful links

Most of the time when I'm studying and coding in front of my laptop, I come across some very useful articles on the web. For example: Today when searching for the mechanism of arrayfun function ...
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Donor-management software

I'm looking for software that a brand-new, very small nonprofit could use to keep track of donors (and potentially other kinds of supporters, like event attendees and email-list subscribers). We have ...
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Library management system (ILS) for small community with mobile support

In a small community of 30-50 users, we want to manage borrowing of items from a central pool. The usual use case would be to borrow and return items by scanning them with one's own mobile on a meetup....
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Notepad for programmers, scripters, hackers, developers, etc

I'm looking for a nice application that … well, I'm not quite sure exactly what it might be called, or if what I'm thinking of currently even exists as such. I will try to describe it. I guess it ...
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How do I make information across our organization more transparent and accessible?

At my company, we have information spread all across various systems - gdocs, email, Confluence, and slack conversations. Slack has become an indispensable tool for us but I've felt the pain of the ...
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A searchable database with support for tagging words

I'm looking for something fairly specific. Basically it would take the form of an organization program such as exists for files (e.g., Pixa), where you can group files, tag them, and search for them. ...
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Seeking letter management (similar to Thunderbird but for all kinds of documents including scanned ones)

My personal messages are piling up, and that is both, physical letters and digital emails. I would love to keep them (i.e. scans of the physical documents) in one place on my computer where I can ...
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Software for manage small business goods?

I work for a small multimedia and video company, and I'm looking for a software that let me manage all the goods of the company, like: from cameras, lens, lights, laptops, audio devices... to tables, ...
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Image organizer based on categories or tags

I'm looking for a program that has, in order of most important to least: The ability or organize large sets (multiple gigabytes) of images based on categories or tags A robust and fast search engine ...
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Is there an explorer-like outliner app

I've been searching an app that is able to represent information as a tree structure, so I found outliners. But all the outliners contain information as something like "tree-list", with expanding ...
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Digital Library / File Management

Similar to this question with an answer recommending Koha and my own question about library / book lending software, but with vastly different requirements. Requirements Accessible by at least 75 ...
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Software (with some kind of searchable DB) for categorizing and saving snippets of information

When I do research I often find pieces of information (typically between 1-2 sentences) at different locations on the web. I would like be able categorize (or maybe link or tag) these snippets in some ...
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Web app for making board with lists

I want to organise my reading plans as groups of lists placed on a board. Here is an example: It is in Russian, but I think it's possible to get the idea: I need to gather lists of books on ...
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Note taking with in-text tagging and specific search feature

Purpose: I'm looking for an efficient way to organise my notes. I currently write notes in Evernote by source (for example a note on "Thinking Fast and Slow"). However, I can only tag my notes ...
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Tool to visualy organize data and information

I'm looking for a software that would help me organize huge amounts of information in a visual form. I want to store notes like in the journal, I want to store links, thoughts, ideas, pictures in the ...
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Track Vendor Communications

I am looking for a software recommendation (desktop app, web app, doesn't really matter) to allow me to track vendors in general and our communications with them. I work in a construction related ...
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Characters' relationships mapping tool

Usually, when reading long novels or series of books (or TV series and films), it is hard to keep track of all the characters that appear, from the principal to the secondary ones. So I'm looking for ...
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Looking for an “advanced outliner”-type of software

Let me first say I've been through lots of CMS, DMS, and a few Wiki's and Outliners. The closest three programs I've found that resembles the kind of product I'm looking for are: Tiki Wiki (too many ...
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Self-hosted image database

I am looking for a decent self-hosted photo management database where users can upload, download and organize and share the images in a common corporate database. These are the requirements: self-...
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Webapp to let users choose what RAW pictures I should edit

I take all my pictures in RAW, I only want to edit the keepers (obviously) and my users want to make a selection themselves, so pick/discard, flag, rate. Is there a way to have them do that online? ...
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Replacement for Opalis Robot3

Working at a co. with an old server running Opalis Robot 3, an early 2000's era scheduling & orchestration engine. Basically it schedules a bunch of tasks that happen within the enterprise like "...
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Software to group emails, tasks, notes, calendars under folders

I've scoured the Internet trying to find software that can do the following: in one interface, group emails, files, tasks, notes, and calendars into folders and sub-folders. For example, I want to ...
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Simple software for contacts, something between PIM and CRM with multi-language user interface

Please advice me some simple software for managing contacts and writing down notices from every call/meeting. I think something between PIM and CRM. For desktop with Windows 7 (not online, not cloud, ...
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CMS or other web-tool with deep SQL/Database features for storing large amounts of tabular data

For examples of types of software that resembles a solution, look towards the bottom of this page. I'm looking for a self-hosted CMS/CMF/SQL Interface or other web-tool with a WUI/GUI that provides ...
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Where can I find user friendly Release Management tools?

I am having a hard time when trying to find a free or commercial tool that offers a dashboard where IT managers, DBAs and developers can easily see which releases versions are currently installed in ...
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Library / Book Lending Software

I'm looking for a software package to manage lending physical books, and potentially other physical items such as computer hardware, optical disks, or tools. Requirements Accessible by at least 100 ...
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Good way to store data hierarchically?

I'm looking for a way to create a tree (data structure) of places to visit in life. I would like to have hierarchy like this Continent I- Country I- Region I- Sight to visit I-...
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Keep/search/retrieve my quotes

I have hundreds of saved quotes in numerous text files. Is there a dedicated software to enter quotes (preferably with a tagging feature), then search them by topic, author, etc.? Or is my best bet ...
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Open Source Knowledge Site

Basically I'm looking for a solution that's a lot like what you'd find for 'documentation' on sites like php.net There'd be an admin backend and also a user front end that displays the information. ...