Text Detection & Extraction in Pictures (OCR)

The app supports Optical Character Recognition (OCR). A tool that allows extracting text from a picture. This proves handy, especially when you need to retrieve image files in noggle like scanned business cards, scanned magazine articles, saved web-pictures or camera snapshots. After Noggle has extracted the text from the pictures in the library, you can search and find your images via the noggle text search.

It is a powerful feature, especially if you use it in combination with your favorite cloud-storage provider like dropbox.

Possible Scenarios:

1) Save images you came across while browsing the web in your dropbox folder via you smartphone. Index the dropbox folder later with your noggle client to be able to retrieve these images via a text search.

2) Scan inbound paper documents and let the scanner save the files “somewhere” in network or cloud. It doesnt matter how the documents are named and you dont even need to tag them. Just let Noggle index the network/cloud folder with these documents as pictures. You can then retrieve these inbound-scanned-paper documents via full textual serach in the noggle application.

The following short tutorial video shows some simple examples:

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How to Enable OCR Features (jpg, png, tif)

The integrated Windows TIFF iFilter provides an opportunity to extract text from pictures during the library indexing process. The Windows TIFF iFilter function adds an optical character recognition and image processing interface which will be used while Noggle is indexing a picture.

The OCR engine is not activated by default. Customers who are looking for indexing and searching text in jpg, png or png pictures can enable the integrated Windows functions with the help of the following steps.

To install Windows TIFF IFilter with Windows:

  1. Click Start, click Control Panel, click Programs, and then click Turn Windows features on or off.
  2. Select the Windows TIFF IFilter check box.
  3. Click OK.

Windows 10 Step-By-Step “How To”:

  1. Select Start / Settings / System


2. Select App & features / Scroll down to “Related Settings” / Program and Features


3. Select “Turn Windows features on or off”



4. Check “Windows TIFF IFilter”


5. Windows success message confirms activation




How do you ensure security?

Noggle Security in a nutshell

Each person using Noggle managed services expects their library informtaion to be secure and confidential. We understand how important this is to our customers and work to the best of our abilities to ensure these expectations are met.

In a nutshell:

1) We use AES-256 encryption by default with individual salts to encrypt libraries for sharing.

2) End-To-End encryption from client to client: Decryption is only done on the receiving client – all data in the noggle netword stays encrypted.

3) You can add private encryption keys (“master passwords”) per each library on top of our AES-256 standard encryption layer. These private keys are not stored or recorded in the noggle network.

4) Any personal or individual information related to a library gets obfuscated (library name, owner name, contat information) locally before uploading to the cloud. Even our employees or admins can not see who has shared what as all personal library related information is obfuscated in our noggle vault databases.

5) We decouple owner information from raw library data to add another layer of security. The obfuscated owner information for libraries is not stored in the same place where the raw encrypted library is stored for retrieval.

6) Any client needs to be validated and authorized against our network before a library can be received with the noggle client.

7) Our data storage facilities and data processing servers are located in the European Economic Area (EEA) / European Union. As german company, we are compliant with one of strongest data privacy and data protection laws in the world.

In the unlikely case that our system is penetrated you can feel secure knowing that your private library keys are never stored on our servers; which means the bad guys can’t get access to your shared libraries even if they hack our network. Additionally, any data that is passed through our noggle network is obfuscated and encrypted with the strongest encryption in the industry by default – AES 256.

Please read our detailed security details for more details.

Indexing Cloud Drives and Folder

Indexing cloud drives and folders

In general noggle can index and search all folders and files which are accessible via the Windows file explorer. So if you have linked a cloud account as a file share which is accessible via the windows explorer, it is also accessible for noggle. However, often the “linked” cloud folder only represent synced files. Therefore it is more usefull to connect directly to your cloud drived and index and search all files which are on the cloud drive. Noggle allows indexing cloud drives with ease and just one click.

Direct Dropbox integration available for Noggle

Dropbox is a cloud solution that is great for storing content and information. Finding and using the content stored in Dropbox isn’t easy. That’s why Noggle is such a great addition to your Dropbox experience. Noggle makes it simple and fast to find what is stored and hidden in Dropbox.

Noggle automatically indexes documents and their content within your selected Dropbox folders. Noggle identifies the most relevant items, and visually displays the results – even if these files are not on your computer and only located in the cloud. Noggle finds them and included the search results on your screen.

Here is the Dropbox integration link: https://www.noggle.online/knowledge-base/dropbox-integration/

General Solutions

However, you can use tools like NetDrive to connect to your network and cloud folders. This way, you can directly select any folder on Dropbox or Google Drive directly as a noggle path that should be indexed.


Initial Client Setup / How to Setup a Library

Initial Setup And How to Create a Library


You can start building your first library by using the “manage” button.


In the library panel on the right screen, press the “create new” [+] button and provide name and folders for indexing. After saving the first library settings, you can start the indexing process.


Thats it; you have created your first library. The indexing process will run in the background.


In order to share and receive libraries, pleace activate a license via our noggle.online portal. You can start with a BASIC license for free which comes with basic account registration. After selecting your license type (Basic or Pro) you will receive a activation eMai with an authorization code. If your domain is part of an ENTERPRISE license type, you do not need to buy a seperate license. Just register your noggle account for free – your corporate enterprise license for your Noggle Client will be set automatically! Just wait for a confirmation eMail with your authorization code in your inbox.

You need to navigtate to the configuration screen via the Settings button in the application title bar. Please put in your eMail address, set your password, confirm it and insert the authorization code from the eMail.


By pressing the “Set account Password” button – the client checks for a vaild license and authorizes your application for our managed services. This is only needed once for initial activation.


You are now ready to share an receive libraries via the “share” button if you navigate over the library entries in the library panel after indexing has finished.







Change or update linked licenses per order

How to change, add or remove the named linked eMail accounts for an existing order?

You can add, remove and change linked eMail addresses to your order at anytime via our portal. Changes will be processed within the next 5 minutes in our backend systems immediately. As long as your order has enough licences, you can add and invite new users via your account at anytime.

1. Login to your account on our website via the menu “My Account”

2. Select the order from the order list and press the Button “Change Licenses”


3. Edit the list of current linked accounts. Add, remove or change the eMail list.


4. Press the button “Update Linked Accounts Now.”


5. You will receive an eMail within the next 5 minutes with a protocoll for the changes done (removed, added, changed accounts).

New added users will receive an Noggle invitation mail with their activation key to activate the Noggle Client on their desktop. Removed users will be downgraded to the BASIC free license model.

This way, you can start with a team license package and invite or add new users at anytime on your own later.

License Models

Available License Models

We offer three license models:


This license is activated by downloading the application from our webpage. The free license allows to use the basic noggle library management and document retrieval services together with cloud storage providers. Please see the services table for details. The non-commercial license terms can be found here.

PRO / PROFESSIONAL LICENSE (Single & Team Bundles)

The Pro license grants full bandwith to all managed noggle services. The pro license is available via single license or as bundle which can be purchased for a team of up to 100 users per single order.

During the checkout process, you can link your common eMail address with your license. The linked eMail is your identifier in the noggle network to share libraries with you. This linked eMail address can differ from your billing email used for registration. This way, your peers can share libraries with you by just using the known email address they are already familiar with. To clarify, the email address is just used as an identifier in the noggle netwok; not used to send eMails.

Ordering process:
Licenses can be bought by one person individually as single license or by a one registered user/company for a team of up to 25 users. During the purachse process, you can define the dedicated noggle eMail addresses which should be linked with the order. Purchased this way, you can buy company or team licenses from one singe account.

ENTERPRISE LICENSE (“Domain Wildcard”)

This license is recommended in business use for corporations and teams with more than 25 employees. It acts as a domain wildcard license. This means that an unlimited amount of users is able to register and use the managed noggle services. All users belonging to a domain identidied via their email, e.g. like YOURCOMPANY.COM, will get full access automatically without the need to buy individual licenses. It is very easy to use and has no user limitations.