Last updated March 15, 2020
What is Commissure?
CommisSure is a perosnal knowledge management application for your digital data. Local files, web pages, emails, and digital notes can be stored altogether in Commissure. For data privacy reason, we do not store your data elsewhere. Only you own your data in your local PC (desktop/laptop). To be a long-term repository, all your data in Commissure database will be able to be exported to plain-text or html. Commissure has been optimized to keep and retrieve your data quickly without any concerns regarding to privacy, security, and long-term storage.
CommisSure was also designed to minimize efforts for daily routines such as navigating file explorer, web browsers and note applications.
1. Personal knowledge management (PKM) tool
Using Commissure, one can easily store, manage, retrieve, and search personal knowledge and data, which are generally scattered in various digital formats such as files, digital notes, visited web pages. Management of those tremendous data is not an easy job because (1) basically we don't know exactly when and which previous knowledge will be needed. (2) Even if we know that a certain knowledge will be reused, there is no suitable tool to store and manage knowledge in a various formats within an integrated searchable environment. To solve these problems, Commissure combined three methods. The three methods are as follows:
(1) Search: Full-Text Search, Scope Search, Search-As-You-Type
Full-Text Search: knowledge stored in Commissure can be easily searched via full-text content search. Full-text content search can find a word included in your data regardless of the type of data. In addition, Commissure displays matching sentences containing the search keywords in the similary way Google search does.
Scope search: this can be used to effectively find data which contains the knowledge when you roughly know where they are located (e.g., its root directory or Commissure Folder - which will be explained in the next section). It can also be used if you know the data type of the relevant knowledge (e.g., files?, notes?, email? or web pages?).
Search-as-you-type: you can use search-as-you-type if you know a word included in a title or path of the data.
(2) Commissure Folder
Commissure Folder is a folder which can store your various data types in one place. It has a two-level hierachical structure. Using the folder, you can categorize your data in terms of topics, projects, or any other criteria you choose. Scope search can be more effecitve when being used with Commissure Folder.
Taking memo or a snippet on your data can help you find the data easily by providing a hint or the details of the knowledge. As you can use post-it as a reminder of your offline life, memo-on-data function can be used in the same way for the digital data. If you take a memo on data, you can search it by the content of memo using full-text content search. In addition, the memo attached data is highlighted in the data table.
2. File Explorer
Commissure provides a simple file explorer which has 2 additional functions compared to Windows Explorer. (1) Auto-navigating: to navigate to folders is very trivial but many times it is repeteadly needed and it consumed some energy to do it. In order to minimize the efforts to navigate, we employs an auto-navigating function. If you see a path or folder in CommisSure MainWindows, just click it then it will take you that folder. (2) Two-pane explorers: when you should copy and paste files and folders it is more convenient to have two file explorers than one. You can use drag and drop to copy and paste files and folders using the two pane file explorer.
3. Web Browser
Commissure provides a simple web browser which can display any web pages you stored immediately without opening an independent web browser. The primary function of this web browser is to show the stored web pages in CommisSure application seamlessly but it can be used as a general web browser such as Chrome and FireFox. The underlying structure of this web browser is the same as the Chrome (Chrominum). As you surf around the web, you can add a web page you want to save by simply clicking the add the web site located in the side of web url box.
4. Note Application
Commissure can be used as a note application. Simple rich text editor is embedded in Commissure to take a note and store it in the same database with other data. These notes also can be searched via the search functions and can be categorized with other data in CommisSure Folder.
5. Email Client
Commissure is an email client. You can connect your gmail account using Commissure to fetch your all emails. You can also send emails directrly in Commissure using your authenticated gmail account.