lexican 3: New Software for Knowledge Workers
June 23, 2009 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology NewsWashington. June 23rd, 2009. - vetafab Software is releasing a new version of it's Windows application lexiCan. According to the developer, the upgrade improves productivity and collaboration. Individuals and teams use lexiCan to manage information and knowledge for projects, in business management, research and idea gathering. The developer is also introducing a new read only client lexiCan Reader, which allows users to publish content such as guides, manuals, references, support data bases, knowledge bases within a network with one click, making publishing as easy as editing. The software remains simple, no special training is required.
Similar to a personal Wikipedia, lexiCan allows users to build articles using texts, pictures, tables, links to websites and files. Using the title as a reference, articles can be accessed in seconds even in voluminous collections, overcoming the daily burden of clicking through folder hierarchies as done in Windows Explorer. Unlike Wikipedia, lexiCan purely works as a desktop application based on Microsoft .NET framework, enabling user convenience, such as setting links per drag and drop or dropping emails from Outlook into a description. lexiCan features full text search that includes embedded files. The developer points at several other intuitive retrieval features, like an automated view on pictures, embedded files and tags. Articles can have multiple tags which lexiCan displays as a list or clout. The article tree can be structured in the application's Outline section.
Günther Eufinger, Managing Director of vetafab Software GmbH, says about lexiCan: "Scientists organise research projects and research material; students structure material collections, essays and gather excerpts; project managers compile manuals and glossaries; journalists, authors and other creative minds implement lexiCan for their concepts and idea gathering; consultants use it to accumulate information and to document projects. We are so confident that people will use lexiCan extensively, that we are giving away free versions for up to 30 articles per project, with no time limit, no advertising and all functions included." lexiCan 3.0 collects knowledge in individual articles, linking topics and embeds them in a navigation hierarchy, structuring the different knowledge fields. Mr Eufinger adds: "The free application is the opportunity to end data chaos, and to quickly and easily create a professional knowledge network."
lexiCan resembles well known software interface conventions, that help to get familiar with the application quickly. The application's "Word-like" text editor allows exporting content or entire projects to Word processing applications. With the upgrade the application has received new import and export features, including export to PDF. This makes lexiCan a simple, yet powerful knowledge management software. Project information can now also be passed on through a lexiCan reader client. And the application can now travel with the user, as lexiCan can now also run from a USB memory stick (MS .net framework required).
Availability and system requirements
lexiCan is available for Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP and Vista. The standard edition for up to 30 articles per project is available as a free download from www.lexican.net and can be used with no time limit (no personal data required, no advertising). The lexiCan Pro Edition license can be acquired online for US$ 49.90.
This press release online: http://www.lexican.net/PressRelease.aspx
lexiCan is an innovative knowledge management software developed by vetafab Software GmbH of Darmstadt, Germany. The application is a tool for collecting large amounts of information about particular issues for projects in the form of knowledge networks, to structure the information, set knowledge links, bookmarks and evaluate articles to make a body of knowledge more usable and useful. The first version of lexiCan was launched in Germany in 2006 and is expanding globally. Thousands of people use lexiCan in different ways and for different reasons - for project documentation, writing manuals or for internal knowledge management in companies and other purposes.
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Email: eufinger (at) lexican.de