askSam is like a searchable filing cabinet for all of your information; anything
from research notes, documents, contact information, and email. Put in all your
information and instantly find whatever you're looking for. With askSam it's
quick, easy, and affordable.
askSam is used for
different types of research. Journalists use askSam to
gather information for investigative reports and
articles. Students and professors compile research for
dissertations, theses, research papers, and textbooks.
Authors use askSam for novels (fiction and non-fiction)
as well as reference works. (You can read our User
Stories for some brief descriptions of how writers
and researchers use askSam).
To organize such diverse
types of information, askSam is extremely flexible. It
allows you to save information from Web pages, word
processing documents, PubMed,
PDF files, and more. You can also enter notes and
comments - about information you gather from other
sources or your own thoughts and ideas. askSam helps you
organize your research, keep track of your sources, and
quickly sift through all your information.
Collect information from anywhere
Import word processing documents, email, spreadsheets, Web pages, PDF files, and more.
Copy and paste from Microsoft Word, email, the Web, or any other application.
Import documents you scan and OCR.
Type in your own notes, comments, and thoughts.
Create Entry Forms with fields (e.g. Title, Author, Keywords), or use our pre-defined templates.
Instantly find what you're looking for:
- Simply type the word(s) you're looking for and askSam instantly finds the information.
- Search the full text of your documents, or restrict searches to specific fields (e.g. Title, Keywords, or Notes).
- Search by date, use wildcard searches, fuzzy searches, even proximity searches.
- askSam lists the documents containing your information and even shows the context of hits from the documents.
Put your information
Import the information you collect into askSam. Rather than hundreds of files scattered about your
hard drive, organize all sorts of different information in askSam. Bring in files from Microsoft Word, WordPerfect, the Web, Adobe Acrobat, email, and many other sources.
Type notes, thoughts, comments and other information into askSam. askSam lets you create "forms" for you information so you set up fields for keywords, categories, subjects, dates, or anything else. These fields can help you better organize and manage your information. askSam comes with
pre-defined templates, many of which have been specifically designed
Search and find...
Once your information is in askSam, you're ready to search. Simply type any words or phrases you wish to find, and askSam will list all the matching documents. With askSam you can search the full text of your documents, or you can restrict your search to specific fields (perhaps Title, Keywords, or Notes). You can search by date, use wildcard searches, fuzzy searches, even proximity searches. askSam offers the fastest and most powerful searches you'll find anywhere your information will be where it belongs... at your fingertips
askSam offers you a powerful set of tools to organize and analyze the information you collect.
Output lists of your documents sorted by title, author, or any other fields. Reports give you an overview of your information, and in askSam, no programming is necessary to create great looking reports.
Create hypertext to navigate between your documents. Create links that connect bits and pieces of information or provide an overview of your documents. You can even link to external documents or Web sites.
- Output specific text fragments
askSam's show command lets you search your documents and output text fragments containing a word or phrase. For example, you could generate a list of every paragraph from every document containing the phrase "international aid".
Get started today...
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