lexiCan KM helps spread the word

lexiCan KM helps spread the word

July 9, 2009:vetafab Software has updated its knowledge management software to provide one-click publishing of content such as guides, manuals and knowledge bases.

The lexiCan application is described as being similar to a personal Wikipedia, allowing users to build articles using texts, pictures, tables, links to websites and files. Using the title as a reference, articles can be accessed in seconds, overcoming the burden of clicking through folder hierarchies as done in Windows Explorer.

Unlike Wikipedia, lexiCan purely works as a desktop application based on Microsoft .NET framework, enabling shortcuts such as setting links via drag and drop or dropping emails from Outlook into a description.lexiCan features full text search that includes embedded files.

It can provide an automated view on pictures, embedded files and tags. Articles can have multiple tags which lexiCan displays as a list or clout. The article tree can be structured in the application's Outline section.

Gunther Eufinger, Managing Director of vetafab Software, said: "Scientists organise research projects and research material; students structure material collections, essays and gather excerpts; project managers compile manuals and glossaries; journalists, authors and other creative minds implementlexiCan for their concepts and idea gathering; consultants use it to accumulate information and to document projects.

"We are so confident that people will use lexiCan extensively, that we are giving away free versions for up to 30 articles per project, with no time limit, no advertising and all functions included."

lexiCan 3.0 collects knowledge in individual articles, linking topics and embeds them in a navigation hierarchy, structuring the different knowledge fields. Theapplication's "Word-like" text editor allows exporting content or entire projects to Word processing applications.

With the latest upgrade the application has received new import and export features, including export to PDF. Project information can now also be passed on through alexiCan reader client. And the application can now travel with the user, as lexiCan can now also run from a USB memory stick (MS .net framework required).

The inclusion of additional data formats make importing, exporting and adding or sharing knowledge content more flexible.

lexiCan is available for Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP and Vista. The lexiCan Pro Edition license can be acquired online for $US49.90.