Just a few of the reasons you'll love Hypernomicon
Total solution for tracking information about debates, PDF files, bibliographic entries, notes, and more
Hypernomicon is perfect for: Anyone who works in a field (professionals, hobbyists, and students alike) where they have to keep track of several (or more) of the following:
- Theoretical questions/Debates (hierarchically organized)
- Theories (hierarchically organized)
- Positions (hierarchically organized)
- Arguments for theories/positions (and counterarguments)
- Authors (and information about them such as website, affiliation, etc.)
- The works authors have authored
- Sources and authors associated with arguments, theories, positions, and debates
- PDF files associated with such sources and works
- Personal notes associated with any of the above
- Notes taken during talks, meetings, seminars
- Any other files or folders associated with any of the above
- Associations between works and entries in your bibliography manager (currently integrates with Zotero and Mendeley)
Hypertext-infused relational database
Hypernomicon keeps track of all of the above in a highly structured, thoroughly indexed and user friendly relational database, automatically generates semantic hyperlinks between all of them, and presents this information in many different forms so that you are constantly informed of ways all of your information is related that you had not realized.
All record information is stored in XML files on your computer so your information is always accessible whether you are online or not, and it can easily be backed up and synced between multiple computers using existing cloud services like Dropbox. XML is a user-friendly data format that is human-readable and editable, greatly reducing the probability of data loss due to corruption.
Even more features
- Full-featured file manager allows your files and folders to be arranged however you want. Files and folders can be renamed/moved without losing their assocations with database records.
- Automatic retrieval of bibliographic information from internet sources and PDF metadata
- Developed as a desktop application in Java using the JavaFX framework to provide a consistent user experience across different platforms
- Built-in PDF viewer
- Ability to track multiple works within a single PDF file (e.g., in an anthology), including start and end pages
- No account registration needed; Hypernomicon does not collect/upload user information of any kind
- Hypernomicon is a non-commercial open-source project and will always be free to use.
- Developed by a Ph.D. in philosophy who previously made a living developing commercial database software
Hypernomicon's source code is covered by the Apache License Version 2.0. Distributions of Hypernomicon that include third-party libraries are licensed under the Apache 2.0 License + Commons Clause 1.0. License information for Hypernomicon and the third-party libraries it uses can be found here.
Thanks to Danny Weltman for design ideas and testing.
A list of icon sets and third-party libraries used by Hypernomicon can be found here.