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DNE Desktop
The DNE Desktop from Dekstrus makes it easy to organize access to the information you are using. Knowledge management isn't just about storing the information you have, it's also about being able to get that information when you need it. The DNE Desktop offers several strategies for making your information more accessible.

Multiple desktops.  

The desktop interface - a single place to put shortcuts to things you use a lot - is a great idea. But if you use your desktop intensely, it quickly becomes a cluttered mess of shortcuts to applications, documents and system tools. In order to avoid this, many people don't use their desktop to manage much information at all – instead, it ends up with mostly just shortcuts to oft-used applications. At Dekstrus, we have rethought the desktop and our innovative interface makes it easy use your desktop for managing access to information that you use on a daily basis.
  • Multiple desktops let you keep different sets of information distinct,
  • Distinct desktops for applications and system tools leave your "information" desktops clear of clutter,
  • Easy-to-use connecting lines and regions let you indicate relations between whatever you want, and
  • Resizeable icons let you indicate graphically what's most important to you.


The cabinet.  

Digital knowledge management is about balancing a long term information structure with the need to find things in that structure. Generally this means a tree structure and a search engine. The last several years have seen better and better search engines – but the tree structure remains basically as it was forty years ago. Search engines are great, but rather than just relying more and more heavily on search engines, we have also tweaked the tree.
  • Open multiple branches at once to access information from many places at the same time,
  • The cabinet remembers its state on close and reopens to the same state, so you don't have to keep clicking through your tree to find the same information, and
  • You can save multiple cabinet configurations to keep different sets of information distinct, and have everything you need for each task (and nothing you don't) at your fingertips.


The typical tree structure is available on the left side column (outside the red box). This tree is open at twelve branches (the twelve panels displayed inside the red box). These panels can display branches from anywhere in your tree structure. Everything is accessible from one place, with no navigation required. You can even save any cabinet configuration to have a particular set of twelve branches open at a mouseclick.

Spill.  

The typical folder-file structure organizes your information automatically: alphabetically, by date or file size, etc. It will not organize your information from "most important to you" to "least important to you". But your most important information doesn't always begin with “A”! The DNE Desktop puts you in control of your information.
  • All information can be put in any order by drag'n'drop,
  • Multiple spill lines make it as easy to organize information between many topics as within one, and
  • You can configure and save spill layouts for quick access to information you use regularly.


Internet manager.  

The internet is an excellent source of information. It is also very disorganized. Let us help you organize what you find. Your browser tracks your browse history, but if you are looking for pages you visited more than a day or two ago, it becomes very hard to find anything. The DNE Desktop's user-controlled, topic-specific history makes it easy to bundle your internet research sessions so that you can find things later. Any browse session can be started, stopped and restarted any time, and when you give it a descriptive name, you have a collection of information that is easy to sift. As well, it is easy to drag any particularly useful web page directly into the DNE Desktop to be managed with all your other files.
  • Manage internet browse sessions on the fly
  • You can save any topic-specific history
  • You can drag any URL onto the bench
  • It is easy and quick to add previews or rename any URL on the bench to quickly identify web pages

Subdocumenting.  

A subdocument is a part of a larger file, but is managed in the DNE Desktop as though it were an independent piece of knowledge. It can be a sentence or paragraph in a document, a set of cells in a spreadsheet, a slide in a slideshow, etc. A subdocument is like a bookmark in a file, but the DNE Desktop treats these “bookmarks” just like independent files, which means that you can organize your subdocuments directly. If you are working on several different sections in a documents, it is easy to create a subdocument for each section and manage each as a separate task.
  • The DNE Desktop creates and manages subdocuments for:
    • Microsoft® Word
    • Microsoft® Excel®
    • Microsoft® PowerPoint®
    • Microsoft® Visio®
  • Subdocuments are not separate files, so you can save many subdocuments without worrying about maintaining several versions of a file.

Configuration Saves.

Save and recall configurations functionality on all these features let you lay out your information as you want it for a task, and you can return to that configuration at any time, either to facilitate multitasking now, or to pave the way to restarting a task weeks or months down the line. The DNE Desktop features these configuration saves:
  • multiple desktops
  • cabinet configurations
  • spill configurations
  • internet browses
System Requirements:
Platform.
  • Microsoft® Windows 2000, XP or Vista

Find out how it works!
Explore this exciting new product in several ways, depending on what you do and the way you think. Explore by:
 Movies
1-Part One: Multiple desktops with a twist.
2-Part Two: Tweaking the tree.
3-Part Three: Quickly organize your information.
4-Part Four: Manage your information, not just your files.
5-Part Five: Save & recall functionality on every tool.
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