Silence
Utilities
Score 70%
Description:

Silence is an information management tool.
It does not just store your data, it provides sophisticated search mechanisms so you are able to find the information you are looking for. Your data will be stored in a hierarchical way. You don't like that? No problem, use links to structure your data. You don't like that either? Fine, use the labels to organize your information. Of course you can mix all the available functions to manage your data efficiently.

Arch Linux user can install it form AUR.
Last changelog:

7 years ago

Changes in 0.2.1
- window size and position of the sidebars will be saved
- user defined shortcuts for all functions
- working translation for german and czech
- show/hide the statusbar

virgolus

7 years ago

Hi, I have kubuntu 10.10, I've extracted the source file, created build directory,gone to this dir, ran "cmake ..", ran make and then ran checkinstall but I have this output from console:

Scanning dependencies of target silence
make[2]: *** No rule to make target `../src/data/model/filtermodel.h', needed by `CMakeFiles/silence.dir/silence_automoc.o'. Stop.
make[1]: *** [CMakeFiles/silence.dir/all] Error 2
make: *** [all] Error 2

Any suggestions?

Sorry for my english

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avlas

7 years ago

First of all, I wanted to really thank you for this great application. I am using it to keep records of my work, which is wonderful! :)

If you don't mind, I'd like to suggest you some features that I'd love to see in future versions of Silence:

- spell checking
- save as option (to save as odt, pdf, or just another name)
- option to print
- option to insert highlighted code (some code from kate might be used?)
- option to insert formulas (maybe by calling latex?)
- option to include captions to images
- options to put cross references (in the text, figures, equations...)

But maybe this is not the best place to suggest features. Is there any better place to do it and maybe also to follow the Silence roadmap?

By the way, it would be great if Silence could be integrated within Kontact. I used Kjots before, but it's a bit poor in features, so it would be awesome to have all my info (e-mail, contacts, feeds... and also my records within Kontact with Silence ;))

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munglaub

7 years ago

Thanks your interest in Silence and the feature requests. The best place to make feature requests is the Silence website (http://silence.sekalura.net/index.php?tg=bugs&p=1&t=fr).

I plan to integrate Silence into Kontact but it might take a while because there are many interesting things to do.

At http://blog.sekalura.net I write occasional about Silence and announce new releases.

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avlas

7 years ago


Thanks for your fast response, I'll put my feature requests there then :)

I have added your blog to my feeds too ;)

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Bob63

7 years ago

@mrvertigo27,

We're going to need more information as to what exactly you are trying to accomplish, and how much effort you are willing to expend. Do you want to completely digitize the files? or do you merely want sort of an index with a few key bits of info on each customer, account and policy so that you can find the paperwork relatively easy (like a library's computerized index to the bookshelves)?

If you have many files and/or want a fully digitized archive, it may be better to hire a company to perform scanning and OCR work (assuming you have funding for a project like this).
Scanning the document will provide a digital image; the OCR work makes the text available to search software. Links are created between indexes built from the OCR data and the document images.

There are open-source tools available, however, a dedicated data entry company usually has custom-written software to speed the process and ensure accuracy - not to mention sufficient staff to make short work of a seeming insurmountable pile of paper.

If you do choose to take on this task in-house, you need to realize that it will require a significant commitment of time on the part of yourself and/or your staff.

It is certainly possible to do the job in-house and with available open-source tools, provided that your equipment will work with the available software. Consider also equipment limitations: a desktop scanner will likely expire trying to scan 10,000 documents.

Hope this helps,
Bob

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mrvertigo27

7 years ago

yes, i am willing to take on the task myself. I like your library analogy, that is in essence what I would like to do, can someone point me in the right direction?

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Bob63

7 years ago

Okay, for this to work, you should/must have a strict filing system. I am willing to offer some (no-cost) advice and suggestions if you'd like to contact me off-board. I have experience in inventory control, and I set up a system at a library that I think can be adapted to suit your needs.
You can contact me through my profile page to discuss the details so we don't clutter the forum.

Bob63

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steelskin

7 years ago

Nice program, however it could now do with ..

1. Import tool (csv, at least)

2. Export tool (to csv).

3. An archive feature, ie to zip the data up and save it all in a single gzip file.

4. A properties option that allows you to set the directory where the data is stored.

5. Ideally a import tool to import psion jotter files.

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steelskin

7 years ago

If you should add these features and need some real world data to test the csv imports let me know. I have jotter files and csv files that contain over 500 separate notes that I can test your code against.

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munglaub

7 years ago

Some Import/Export features are on my todo list. I think some sample files could help. But I can't tell how long it will take to implement. There are a lot of things to do, so it may take while.

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steelskin

7 years ago

Great news. I'm more than eager to test imports. Maybe it could be written as some sort of plugin interface so that if necessary we could write our own plugin's. I'll keep an eye out for future releases.

Thanks for the work so far.

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steelskin

7 years ago

In particular I would like to convert psion 5mx jotter files (like rtf notes).

This could actually be a two part process. If silence had a rtf import feature then a psion user could use a program called nconvert http://neuon.com/downloads/nconvert/ that they load onto their psion that then converts the jotter file to rtf's. These rtf file/s could then be imported in silence.

Just an idea. I can send some rtf generated by nconvert when you get around to adding these features.

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xweb

7 years ago

Ttrying to recompile for 10.04. I am getting CMake Error: The source directory ".../silence/src" does not appear to contain CMakeLists.txt

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munglaub

7 years ago

Did you create a build directory inside the silence directory, changed into it and then ran:
cmake ..
make
sudo make install
?

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xweb

7 years ago

It worked but i had to install KdeLibs5-dev to solve some errors during the compile. I used check install to produce a Deb for 10.04.

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vato

7 years ago

This is just the sort of application i've been looking for. Thank you. Keep up the good work.

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7 years ago

Changes in 0.2.1
- window size and position of the sidebars will be saved
- user defined shortcuts for all functions
- working translation for german and czech
- show/hide the statusbar

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