Bias is a cross-platform versatile information management application / Organizer
- open source — project code is available to everyone interested, meaning independent developers can get involved into add-ons development process
- cross-platform — application runs under any modern OS, having Java Runtime Environment installed: Linux, Mac OS, Windows, Solaris etc.
- portable — application’s workspace is not coupled to OS and is stored in single directory; thus, application can be easily stored on USB-drive and user can work with it (same data) in any place (home, at work, in the internet-cafe) on any PC available (independently from OS)
- secure — data user works with are password-protected and encrypted/decrypted “on the fly” (this is implemented on core level, so does not depend on certain extension and data type), meaning even if USB-flash-drive will be lost and unauthorized person will get access to it, data still remain unavailable for him; same applies to network-transferred data (even if data will be interceptd - it remain encrypted)
- extensible — application’s functionality is extended via 3rd-party addons: extensions (“bricks” which are used to biuld full data structure), tools (like search, statistics, etc.), transferrers (data transfer protocols support, like FTP, SMB and so on), icon sets and skins (aka “themes”) — special addon type, that allows to modify application’s look and feel; different application functional “effects” are attained by different addons combining
- flexible — application’s “skeleton” allows to create hierarchical data structures with any nesting level, thus giving to user full freedom in workspace organization; another quite handy function supported is: different data entries can be linked to each other (for example, this may look like a link in text of one entry by clicking on which redirection to another entry is performed)
- usable — Bias is designed to be as comfortable to work with as possible: when application is started it’s state, saved on previous session shutdown is restored: main window (independently from PC used, OS and screen resolution) restores it’s position on the screen, entry user was working with last time activates and so on
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Very useful. Thanks.
I use Bias on a daily basis for about 3 years already. I have several working instances running on different machines and they all are automatically synchronized. So, wherever I am, important data of mine is always accessible. I also have Bias on my USB-flash-stick, so in case I need to work from someone's else (public) machine, it's just as easy as plugging flash-stick into the USB and running Bias right from it (more so - it works in Linux/Windows/MacOSX!). And in all those cases I don't have to worry about security (even in case my flash-stick is stolen/lost!) - data are always stored encrypted, so I just feel safe ;)