Did you know that almost all functions in Personal Knowbase are accessible using keyboard shortcuts?
Some software users prefer doing everything with the mouse. Some users like right-click popup menus. And some prefer doing as much as possible without moving our hands off the keyboard.
Personal Knowbase Reader — usually called PK Reader — is a free read-only version of Personal Knowbase for viewing data files created by Personal Knowbase.
With PK Reader, someone who doesn’t normally use Personal Knowbase can read Knowbase files created by someone else using the full version of Personal Knowbase.
Personal Knowbase’s help is available in three formats, so you can use it however is most convenient for you. All formats include our brief Tutorial, extensive Step-by-Step Procedures, definitions of Personal Knowbase Concepts, and Reference information about PK windows and menus.
Three basic terms can get you started using Personal Knowbase. With these three terms, the functions of most menu commands and toolbar buttons are clear. Other menu commands involve more advanced features that can usually be ignored when you’re getting started.
Just as you can import information from many external file types into Personal Knowbase, you can also export information out of PK to a number of different file formats. For example, you may need your information in a different format to send it to someone else, to move it to a different software program, or to publish it to the web.
Do you have lots of little text files scattered around your hard drive? With Personal Knowbase, you can consolidate these files into one data file and index the information from the files so that you can pull up related information easily without scouring your hard drive.
Happy 20th Anniversary, Personal Knowbase!
Personal Knowbase 1.0 was released May 4, 1998. We’re celebrating its 20th anniversary with a limited-time 20% discount.
People often ask us how Personal Knowbase first came to exist. In short, it came to exist because we needed such a tool ourselves and couldn’t find other software that fit our needs, so we wrote it.
Software that stores freeform text information commonly uses three ways to structure data:
- Searching with Straight Text Strings
- Categorizing in Hierarchical Trees
- Indexing with User-specified Keywords