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What is Smereka?|
Smereka is a freeware program that allows you to organize your data in an hierarchical, searchable database stored in a single file.
What is Smereka needed for?
Long-time users of personal computers accumulate a lot of various data. File system is a flexible and universal means of data storage. However, storing information in many separate files is not always a good idea.
If you have a lot of text notes, saved webpages or random files, organizing and navigating them can be difficult. Performing search over those pieces is possible only when you have special search services installed and activated on your computer. Not all of them support tags (text labels which are used by blog-services for organizing posts.)
In case you need to share some of your files with someone else, the recipient won't be able to use your search facility easily, even if it's installed on your machine. You will have to send one monolythic archive, which is almost totally unsearchable, and describe its contents independently in a the letter body.
Moreover, if you work with texts often and use "Word" to type and store your ideas, articles, snippets from the Internet or important emails, then you know how cumbersome it is to launch massive "Office" software to view a couple of paragraphs of text.
How does Smereka solve these problems?
Your files and notes can be stored in a single file - Smereka database. This file is being indexed on the fly, so you can search your information items as soon as they are added to the database. All information items - files, notes and even folders - can be tagged to create "alternative hierarchy".
The search capabilities of "Smereka" are extended by a hierarchical system of item storage (in a tree). This allows you to sort your items into a tree-like structure. You can move, copy items from branch to branch, assign icons to them and more.
Your information (text, offline webpages) appear on the screen instantly, as soon as you click a tree item - you do not need to run an external program in most cases.
And of course, you can share the database. Having received a single file, your peer may instantly browse all the array of your data, search it or export information items to disk.
When should I use Smereka?
Here are typlical cases of freeform database usage:
In all cases when regular disk files and folders are sufficient for your purposes. Smereka wasn't designed to replace or duplicate the file system.
How much does Smereka cost? How can I support this project?
Smereka Personal DB is free. However, if you would like to support the developer and enjoy more functionality, please consider upgrading to Smereka TreeProjects. It offers the functionality of Smereka Personal DB with added features and even better user interface at an affordable price.
Who wrote Smereka?
Smereka is being developed by Yaroslav Pidstryhach. I come from Ukraine, work commercially as a programmer, and Smereka is one of my non-commercial hobby projects. I use Smereka every day and can't imagine managing my other projects without it.