Tobu is a freeform information organizer. It can be used to organize notes, todo lists, files, clips, code snips, diary entries and more or less any type of intformation that can be entered as text or stored in a file. Tobu's goal is to make very large number of items of information (hundreds of thousands or more) easily manageable, but it's also well suited to managing smaller collections of data.
Tobu revolves around tagging each item of information and using filters to create lists of items, to sort and filter them further as needed; the aim of Tobu is to avoid organizing data as it is added and instead to limit the job of adding items to describing them with tags and sortable tags (more on that below), it is only when user is looking for data it is organized on the fly by filtering tags and sorting resulting lists.
Tobu has many functions which work in the ways that are not obvious. Therefore it's highly recommended that you at least scan through this guide. In order to start using Tobu it's necessary to understand the basics of adding tags, filtering, using sortable tags, searching for a tag. The optional topics that can be left off for later are templates, views and favorite tags. Keyboard shortcuts are not an afterthought in Tobu - they are carefully assigned to make the most important functions easily available without having to use mouse, you can look at them at any time by going to Help | Keyboard Shortcuts.
Tobu uses standard sqlite data file to store the database. It's stored in "data.db" in program's directory; you can use any tools that work with standard sqlite files to use it, in one of the upcoming versions of Tobu I will provide a script that will create linked html files or a plain text file out of the database, as well as in-program option to do the same for the current filtered item list.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· fixed some functions not working in Tobu installed with Windows Installer option (e.g. File | set text font area, print preview, etc).