Information overload. We all suffer from it. And there is no shortage of software programs designed to help us cope with the flood of information we have to deal with every day.
NeoMem is a free program with one major purpose. It helps you store and organize information. The program combines a database and a word processor. If you work regularly with programs like Microsoft Word or Microsoft Works, you’ll have no trouble learning to use NeoMem. And information is stored using the same hierarchical, tree-like structure you’ve gotten used to using Windows Explorer.
Storing Personal Information with NeoMem
You can use NeoMem to keep track of any important information that you need to have quick and easy access to. This includes things like addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, all of your passwords, addresses to your favorite websites.
You can also use NeoMem to get organized. It’s the perfect place to keep track of your to do lists, shopping lists and schedules.
Organizing Research and Notes with NeoMem
You know what I like most about the Internet? Access to all sorts of information is right at my fingertips. No matter what I want to know more about, chances are I can find all sorts of information about it online. And, often, I’ll save a really interesting and informative article to my hard drive so I can look it over later. And, without a program like NeoMem, I can just imagine what a disorganized, cluttered mess that information would be.
NeoMem is perfect for anyone who collects information. You can use NeoMem to store interesting articles, research notes, or anything else you want to keep track of.
NeoMem is especially good for students. You can keep everything you need for your latest project in one place. One really great use for NeoMem is outlining. You can use it to outline and organize your reports, getting a chaos of information under control.
Learning to Use NeoMem
I admit that, compared to some personal information managers (or PIMs), using NeoMem can be a little tricky at first, mostly because it contains a lot of features that other information storage programs might not have.
However, NeoMem comes with an example file that takes you step-by-step through using the software. And the help file is very descriptive and easy to understand. It might take an hour or two of reading through the instructional information, and playing with the program a little bit, to get used to it.
But while NeoMem might not be as easy to use “out of the box” as some personal information organizers, once you get used to it, you might find that the benefits of using NeoMem were worth the effort.