POPsearch is a desktop search engine that you can access from anywhere.
POPsearch has features that're especially appealing to the programming community because it actively allows you to expose and classify data relationships.
Think of POPsearch as a new type of Relationship Engine for your daily flow of information.
With POPsearch, you can easily index your entire collection of email messages and files. This collection can then be searched from any type of web browser.
When POPsearch is configured correctly, you can also access your POPsearch data remotely from any computer that has a web browser.
POPsearch currently supports the following types of data:
· Ascii text
· FrameMaker documents
· LaTeX documents
· Microsoft DBX mailboxes
· Microsoft MBX mailboxes
· Microsoft PST mailboxes
· Microsoft Excel spreadsheets
· Microsoft Word documents
· PDF documents
· Postscript documents
· RTF documents
· Troff files
· WordPerfect documents
When the indexing is finished, the data is available for analysis with any web browser or in a batch mode from the command line.
The following features are available when POPsearch interacts with a web browser:
· If your computer maintains a connection to the Internet, you can access your POPsearch data remotely from any computer that has a web browser.
· The user can navigate through the entire collection of files and email.
· Popular sources of information are displayed as the user navigates through the data.
· References from/to files are expandable.
· The user can search the entire collection or specific directories.
· The user can also narrow the scope of the search to specific types of data or directories.
· The user can save searches, and mark the valuable items that're contained in the search results.
· Search results can be expanded through the use of a thesaurus.
· Search results can also be expanded through the use of automatic spell checking.
· The system supports wild card searching (e.g. *string or string*).
· When viewing email topics, the user has the ability to "mine" the email for active and casual participants. For each participant, the user is able to determine the types of information that the user is most interested in.
· Email messages are automatically rated for positive or negative content.
· For every file and email message, the system displays a thumbnail representation of the data.
· The user is able to classify files, saved searches, email, and web sites into various personal research topics. The user also has the ability to search in their personal research.
· Comments can be attached to files and email messages.
· The user can apply personal ratings to files and email messages.
· A collection of themes allows the user to customize the look and feel of the POPsearch interface.
From the command line, POPsearch creates HTML output for CGI purposes, or XML output for other applications.
POPsearch is currently designed to run on *nix platforms.
POPsearch is licensed under the GNU General Public License, version 2.