gnowsis 0.9 technology preview

The knowledge management lab at DFKI, Kaiserslautern releases the Gnowsis Beta 0.9 Technological Preview today!

Gnowsis is a tool for realising the Semantic Desktop – a desktop where all your data is inter-linked and related. Gnowsis gives you a tool for structuring your data as well as your thoughts!

Gnowsis 0.9 is a brand new release of Gnowsis. The Beta 0.9 Technological Preview is a first release for other developers to look at the technolocigal changes. For End-Users, this release does not offer much. The core idea of Gnowsis remains but most of what goes on underneath the interface has been re-engineered. In the new Gnowsis we have thought longer and harder about our use of ontologies, our use of desktop applications as RDF datasources, and the separation of a user’s data and his mental model of the same. The result is a new cleaner, faster and happier Gnowsis!

Some of the new features of Gnowsis 0.9 include:

  • Integration with Aperture for easy integration of the data in the applications you already use on your desktop!
  • A new approach to personal information management. We call it your PIMO
  • Integration with Kaukolu Wiki.
  • Quick and easy full-text searching of all your data using Lucene.



Gnowsis 0.9 runs on Windows, Linux and Macosx. Download zip, or MacOSX image here: downloadlink.