Data Rotunda

Organize your notes and files with program that combines outliner and file manager features. If you like to keep your data in file system folders as Text, HTML or Word data and use explorer or other file manager to open them than Data Rotunda can be helpful in your effort to access data quickly and organize them naturally according to logical relations and importance for your project. First thing that you might want to know about Data Rotunda is that it does not introduce any proprietary file format and does not have itís own text editor - all your data are maintained in standard files and folders visible from explorer and accessible from another text or image editors. What it has is outliner, designed for organizer called Ariadne. And as any organizer it has set of extra properties that can be assigned to any file and folder to make it distinctive in some way. For example:
  • hotspots - buttons to display objects hidden dipper in outline;
  • to-dos - prioritized files in folders hierarchy;
  • groups - or panels for big folders. You can also think of panels as virtual subfolders installed in 2D map to manage large folders. A good sample of use could be desktop screen that sometimes becomes overcrowded by lot of icons.
  • colored and formatted names of the files to highlight some file or folder.
  • retired objects etc.

As file manager Data Rotunda resembles feature of Windows explorer and supports shell menu commands - menu that pops up when you press right mouse button. It contains two panels with standard shell commands - copy/paste/open etc and organizer commands to assign some extra attributes.

When first time open Data Rotunda you will see your desktop icons grouped in panels according to some rules. Later on you can regroup panels, create your own panels, delete, rename etc. Use mouse to drag icons from one panel to another, right-click on icon to make it to-do or hotspot.

To browse directory you have to select it from file system. Follow "File|Add Hoisted" and select folder. The content of the folder will be displayed in file view along with the files and subfolders organizer attributes.

Having in mind that outliner is one kind of the rooted graph Data Rotunda also can present another views of the hierarchical structures - so-called h-graph, v-graph, 2D-map. So the program can build graphs from your system folders and bring into focus the largest files/folder, the structure of the folders trees, the distributions of the files by size and type.
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Being faithful followers of Batyka Mahno we don't recognize
any hierarchy but we do know how to draw them on the screen.

Data Rotunda lets you look at the folders structure from different prospective - folders small in size and small by the number of branches, big folders, large files - you can quickly navigate through you system and get the whole or detailed picture in just one click.

Analyzing a file systems..
  • - What are the largest files and folder on my data disk?
  • - Are there some files with abnormal dates on my computer?
  • - Are there some "special dates"/events in my file system?
  • - How much space occupy different type of files?
  • - How many big and small files do I have?
Folders map - get your system memory structure look like 2D map of rectangles. Each folder is a rectangle on the map having size proportional to the size of the folder. It is very effective way to find space wasting files hidden in deep subdirectories.

A graph visualization tool for hard disks and file systems, that lets you keep track of the free space on your computer in intelligent and friendly way. In one step - by selecting folder, you will get the list of the largest files, folder's graph itself and diagrams for subfolders inside.

Other products from Open Soft

Ariadne Organizer - a Personal Information manager (outliner) for Windows.
WindowsTiler - tile and resize popup windows. Virtual desktop and popup windows manager.

PAD of DataRotunda (an XML file that containes description of the program)
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