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An Open Source, scalable and flexible knowledge building platform for Linux OSes

editor's review




Piggydb is an open source, web-based, scalable and flexible software project that has been designed from the offset to act as an online knowledge building platform running in the cloud. It uses a bottom-up or heuristic approach to help you discover new ideas and concepts based on user-defined input. It’s a web app that allows you to create highly structured knowledge content with minimum effort and in a shortest time as possible.

Features at a glance

Key features include support for file and text fragments, hierarchical tagging, full text search, document viewer, note-taking functionality, the ability to organize fragments using an adjustable network structure, built-in multi-user management, easy to use web-based interface, as well as support for embedding fragments into other fragments.

How do I use Piggydb?

It really takes very little time and effort to get Piggydb running on your GNU/Linux machine, using the all-in-one ZIP package. Just download the latest version from Softpedia using the download section above, extract the contents of the archive somewhere on your path (e.g. Home directory), execute the run.sh file, start up a web browser and point to http://localhost:8080, login using the owner/owner credentials. Please note that you should immediately change owner's password after the first login (go to Menu -> System -> Change Password).

Does it run on my Linux box?

Yes, most probably, if the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) is installed. Piggydb is a platform-independent application, supported on any GNU/Linux operating system that runs on 32-bit or 64-bit hardware platforms. It is also available for download as a WAR file that can be deployed on a web server.

What other operating systems are supported?

Besides GNU/Linux, this web-based application written in the Java programming language is fully supported and has been successfully tested under the Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems.

Piggydb was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on September 10th, 2014
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