May 1st, 2010

GeneralKB (formerly General Knowledge Base) is a versatile and user-friendly free form database and knowledge base software for both individuals and


18.3 MB 

Last Update:

May 1st, 2010 



OS Support:

Windows All 

License/Program Type:



Astersoft Co. 


39.99 EUR 


Editor`s Review
GeneralKB is a powerful application that helps users organize multiple types of documents, graphics, music, PDFs, web pages, and other data into a coherent knowledge base. It features a text editor comprised of basic editing tools as well as a spellchecker. Add images and URL's graphics and links, bookmark or export your document to PDF, HTML, RTF, TXT, or DOC format.

Organize your files intuitively using the tree structure. You can limit the document's access by locking it.

Choose one of the 10 layouts available or create your very own.

GeneralKB also features a powerful search engine that allows you to perform 1-click or advanced searches using any document criteria. Results display instantly, including location of the document.

Main Features of GeneralKB:

Storing and Retrieving

- Capture and store web data
- Dynamic data files
- Photos
- Spreadsheets
- Databases
- Text Documents
- Web Pages
- Executable Programs
- Internal Document

Search, Sort & Organize

- Powerful search engine allowing three separate levels of search (from easy to complex searches) according to any topic criteria
- Individual Bookmark collections for personalized access to your own recurring topics.
- The collection file can be loaded for Batch Export or Print Preview (Templates) and Merge Printing.
- Sort on any of eleven Topics properties for systematic display of topics
- Incremental Search for pre-selecting Categories and Topics
- Filter Topics to reduce visual clutter
- Group Topics to view assembled groups in a different pattern
- Attach Topic to multiple Categories for finding a topic in many places
- Search for exact phrase or any keywords
- Perform search inside document text
- Organize articles by Topic, Category, or Bookmark

Security and Sharing

- Client/Server technology and security features make GeneralKB a secure and responsive tool for sharing information throughout your organization, providing better data integrity and overall system reliability
- Easy access to your organization's knowledge base either on LAN, VPN, WAN or over Internet
- Database protection using hardware ID for databases containing sensitive data. This feature allows the administrator to indicate which PC's which will be allowed to access the database, thereby preventing access from unauthorized users.
- User Manager to control access to your Databases
- Server Admin Utility for maintaining the server and user accounts
- Password protection of data

Layout and Interface

- Program windows layout manager
- Five Display panels to view and manipulate the database and documents
- User Customizable panel layout with keyboard shortcuts
- Easy to manage Categories Tree panel shows categories and subcategories
- Topics Panel shows topics Titles and properties
- Bookmarks Panel shows Bookmarked Topics for each Bookmark Group
- Search Panel provides three levels of custom searching
- Document Navigation Grid displays unlimited attachments, documents and web pages per topic
- Unlimited Tabs to switch instantly between open documents regardless of category

Capturing and attaching documents and web pages

- Add unlimited Documents to each topic
- Web Pages can be directly captured and stored from Internet Explorer, FireFox or local file
- The integral Web Capture tool allows you to capture the whole page or the particular part or image on the web page and save it to database
- Also it can capture local web sites, saved to hard disk
- Executable programs can also be attached for easy invocation

Management features

- User Manager to maintain user permissions and access
- Database Manager to access various databases and establish shortcuts
- Effective database maintenance
- Layout Manager to customize various layouts

Document Editor

- Type directly into the internal document editor
- Powerful enough to be used as a WYSIWYG web page editor
- Stand-alone Application for independent editing
- Microsoft Word style document editing tool supports Rich Text Format (RTF)
- Tables
- Hyperlinks
- Styles Inspector to work with styles
- Merge Tags Inspector for creating Print Preview templates
- Multi lingual including right-to-left languages
- Live spell checker and much more
- Export documents to its own format (KBD) and to other formats - TXT, RTF, Microsoft Word DOC, HTML, XML and PDF, individually or in batches
- Print and preview using templates
- Batch export documents with just two clicks

Additional Features

- Personal Scheduler (similar to Microsoft Outlook) for keeping track of appointments and birthdays (also available as stand-alone element)
- Public Scheduler for keeping your co-workers informed of meetings and appointments
- Does not install additional files in other directories
- Does not require additional DLLs, VBXs, OCXs
- No limitation for database size
- Much, much more

Final Note
GeneralKB - versatile tool that combines the functionality of an information / database manager, powerful MS Word-style editor, event creator with an intuitive and easy to use interface.

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GeneralKB Scan reports
avast! 4.8 Scan Report:

* avast! Report
* This file is generated automatically
* Task 'Simple user interface' used
* Started on Saturday, May 01, 2010 2:10:24 PM
* VPS: 100427-1, 04/27/2010

C:\Softoxi\Soft scan\generalkb-2-7-402.exe [+] is OK
C:\Softoxi\Soft scan\generalkb-2-7-402.exe:Zone.Identifier [+] is OK
Infected files: 0
Total files: 2
Total folders: 1
Total size: 18.3 MB

* Task stopped: Saturday, May 01, 2010 2:10:25 PM
* Run-time was 1 second(s)

Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0 Scan Report:

Scan : completed
Scanned: 4
Detected: 0
Untreated: 0
Start time: 01-May-10 2:10:05 PM
Duration: unknown
Finish time: 01-May-10 2:10:05 PM

Status Object
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Time Name Status Reason
---- ---- ------ ------
01-May-10 2:10:05 PM File: C:\Softoxi\Soft scan\generalkb-2-7-402.exe ok scanned
01-May-10 2:10:05 PM File: C:\Softoxi\Soft scan\generalkb-2-7-402.exe:Zone.Identifier ok scanned
01-May-10 2:10:05 PM File: C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\generalkb-2-7-402.exe ok scanned
01-May-10 2:10:05 PM File: C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\generalkb-2-7-402.exe:Zone.Identifier ok scanned

Object Scanned Dangerous objects Untreated Deleted Moved to Quarantine Archives Packed files Password protected Corrupted
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Parameter Value
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Security Level Custom
Action Prompt for action when the scan is complete
Run mode Manually
File types Scan all files
Scan only new and changed files No
Scan archives all
Scan embedded OLE objects all
Do not scan archives larger than No
Skip if scan takes longer than No
Parse email formats No
Scan password-protected archives Yes
Use iChecker technology No
Use iSwift technology No
Register information about dangerous objects in application statistics Yes
Rootkit scan Yes
Extended rootkit scan Yes
Use heuristic analyser Yes
Heuristic analyser level 10

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