Start-up software company Enfish Technology is launching a tool that it says will sort through Internet and Intranet pages, local files and email and create a coherent view of all the information.
Enfish Tracker Pro, which is scheduled to ship in September, creates a full text index of email messages, as well as local files and bookmarked Web pages. The software analyses these documents in order to group together related files ? whatever their origin, and allows you to search them.
Technology patented by Enfish will create links and cross-references between documents, based on the occurrence of common words and phrases.
The software lets users view their information in an Explorer-like window. But instead of directories and files, the window shows topics and documents. Enfish Tracker Pro also includes viewers for many file formats, allowing easy access to the content of the documents.
For instance, users will be able to immediately retrieve and view all documents (Web pages, email, documents) relating to a specific person or project.
When installed, Enfish and its index will take up 30-50Mbytes of hard disk space.
Enfish Technology, based in Pasadena, California, is a subsidiary of Dex Information Systems. The company is headed by Louise Wannier, who earlier co-founded Gemstar Development.
Enfish Tracker Pro will be sold online for $79.95 and will also appear in US stores. The company currently has no plans to set up European distribution or to develop localised version of the product, though European customers will be able to download the software.
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