Monday, October 16, 2006


About a month ago I was reading the August issue of Linux Format ( UK version) (I am pretty sure that is the correct month) and in browsing the reviews of some new-on-the-scene software I noticed a program called Incollector. In reading the article, it was described as software for organizing bits of data. To me, that mean all the little tidbits that I had scribbled onto sticky notes or ripped off pieces of paper and had scattered everywhere.

So, after reading the article I decided to download the software and try it out. At first glance, it seemed interesting and it did not take long for me to get the idea of how to use it as it was and still is, quite user friendly. The version that I had first installed was version 0.1. I know, still early in its release, but I was willing to give it a shot if it did what it promised, and helped me organize my little bits.

After encountering a problem with the program (namely that whatever entries I made were gone after closing out and restarting the program), I decided to write to the developer. I was blown away to have an answer within a day. The developer had not only informed me that he knew of the issue(s) that I experienced, but also attached to the email the latest, current development version, promising that I would have a better experience.

He was right. in fact, I have been using the software ever since. Every time I find a bit of data ( ie: URL, a command for doing something, a bit of code), I open up Incollector and throw it in. I have pretty much started relying on it for my organization (granted, it is only one of several tools I use).

I know, I sound like an ad or a commercial for the product. Please know that a I am an end user of this product, just like you. The reason I am blogging about this is to not only share my experience with this software and spread the word of it, but to also thank the Developer (Marcin Krzywonos, "Thank You, Marcin!") who has been extremely kind in helping me whenever I have an issue with the program. His promptness and willingness to help me deserves this credit!,

Don't take my word for it, download it and see if you like it too. You never know, it may just turn out to be a regular part of you arsenal of tools.

For those who like screen shots, here are a few for you.

Here is the main window for Incollector.

Here is the window for adding a source code entry.

Here is the window for adding a serial number entry.

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