Wednesday, April 09, 2003

ZOË

ZOË is worth a look. It is an interesting approach to personal mail archiving, indexing and management. You specify multiple mail accounts (POP or IMAP) and multiple RSS feeds to import/monitor and all text gets collected and indexed. It also builds some structures from the data it collects.

It is built with java, so it is nice and portable. I have it running on Win2K at work - pointed to Domino running IMAP and another version at home on OSX. There are however, some additional extras for OSX users (coz we're nice people).

The current version is 0.4.2, so don't expect it to be perfect, but is a very useable now. The interface is very simple (see review below for screenshots), a structure is there, but only becomes apparent when you start searching for stuff. I'd like to be able to tweak the taxonomy, to say this subject belongs with that and goes over there, but that is just my calvinist aesthetic peeking through.

More info here and a John Udell review.
[via Volker Weber]

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