24 June 2009

lexican 3: The Software for Knowledge Workers 

Easy to use authoring tool to collect, store, organise and publish information.  

Washington. June 24th, 2009. - vetafab Software is releasing a new version of it's Windows application lexiCan. According to the developer, the upgrade improves productivity and collaboration. Individuals and teams use lexiCan to manage information and knowledge for projects, in business management, research and idea gathering. The developer is also introducing a new read only client lexiCan Reader, which allows users to publish content such as guides, manuals, references, support data bases, knowledge bases within a network with one click, making publishing as easy as editing. The software remains simple, no special training is required.

Similar to a personal Wikipedia, lexiCan allows 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 even in voluminous collections, overcoming the daily 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 user convenience, such as setting links per drag and drop or dropping emails from Outlook into a description. lexiCan features full text search that includes embedded files. The developer points at several other intuitive retrieval features, like 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.

Günther Eufinger, Managing Director of vetafab Software GmbH, says about lexiCan: "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 implement lexiCan 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. Mr Eufinger adds: "The free application is the opportunity to end data chaos, and to quickly and easily create a professional knowledge network."

Central Library

lexiCan is a tool designed to link and organise data files (text, image, etc) in topics and knowledge areas. The developer's of lexiCan point out, that the application's information organisation and retrieval ability saves the user time and money, at home as well as in business. 

Vetafab Software GmbH launches lexiCan 3 in English

The latest lexiCan upgrade improves collaboration among lexiCan users. The application now allows to share knowledge fields on demand and reintegrate subjects. The inclusion of additional data formats make importing, exporting and adding or sharing knowledge content more flexible. "As lexiCan's user base in business is growing", states Günther Eufinger, "we worked on making teamwork effortless." The screen view can now be zoomed freely, to improve the viewing experience when used in presentations with a projector. The new read only client "lexiCan Reader" allows knowledge distribution across a company network, e.g. instructions, course material, faqs, manuals.

Availability and system requirements

lexiCan is available for Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP and Vista. The standard edition for up to 30 articles per project is available as a free download from www.lexican.net and can be used with no time limit (no personal data required, no advertising). The lexiCan Pro Edition license can be acquired online for US$ 49.90.

About lexiCan

lexiCan is an innovative knowledge management software developed by vetafab Software GmbH of Darmstadt, Germany. The application is a tool for collecting large amounts of information about particular issues for projects in the form of knowledge networks, to structure the information, set knowledge links, bookmarks and evaluate articles to make a body of knowledge more usable and useful. The first version of lexiCan was launched in Germany in 2006 and is expanding globally. Thousands of people use lexiCan in different ways and for different reasons - for project documentation, writing manuals or for internal knowledge management in companies and other purposes. 

Company contact:

vetafab Software GmbH

Günther Eufinger

Kiesstraße 65

D-64283 Darmstadt

Tel. +49 6151 3921576-0

Fax +49 6151 3921576-9

Email: eufinger (at) lexican.de


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