One license for desktop, laptop, tablet, and work computer

You can use the Noggle PRO application on as many computer as you like with just one single PRO license. As long as you use the same user account name on each computer.

Once you registered your PRO license from the first computer, you will receive an email with your individual, personal application key. You can re-use this application key to enable your PRO license on other devices too.

Just download and install the free basic Noggle Windows 10 application via the Microsoft store on each computer. Finally, add your user account email and application key in the settings panel. Now, you can use your PRO license on all devices.

How to order or upgrade your account

You can upgrade your Noggle application to a full version via the “In-App” purchase option. Start the application on your local desktop and open the “Settings” section via the button in the lower left corner of the application.  In the “Account” tab, use the available button to upgrade/buy a license.

You will be directed to the Microsoft Store In-App purchase dialog to complete your purchase.

CLICK HERE TO START IN-APP UPGRADE 

Image Search – Find Similar Photos and Images with Noggle Photo Intelligence

Our photo and image search features align with our efforts to use computer vision for knowledge retrieval. Users are able to find similar images via our integrated recommender engine with the blink of an eye. Only select one image shown in the results section and Noggle will automatically pull up all related and similar images in near-real-time.

Image Search - Find Similar Photos

Making your own photo and image library searchable with Noggle is now as easy as pulling up images on public search engines.

Image search options

You can search similar or related images like this:

  1. Image search via external image drag and drop
    Simply drag’n drop an image (.jpg/.png) file from your file explorer or email inbox onto the Noggle app search bar. The Noggle app will look for similar photos and images. The results will show up in the Noggle search results.
  2. Image search via file explorer context menu
    Use the windows file explorer context menu for image and photo search. The context menu opens with a right mouse click on the image. Select “Open with…” and choose “Desktop & Cloud search” from the selection to activate Noggle similarity photo intelligence. The Noggle app will open and show similar and related images.
  3. Image search via Noggle client
    Do a text search within the Noggle client application: Just enter your search term and Noggle will check if there are images related to that search term. Once an image was found and shown in the search results, related similar images will automatically be shown in the “Related” info section of the search window.

Safe and secure

Image indexing is applied and stored locally on your client.

Location Tree Map Clustering

The “Location” tab shows folder based treemaps for space-constrained visualization of relevant file hierarchies

The size of the cluster shows the relative count of files in that folder based on the search term. The color indicates the relevance of the found documents according to the search term specified. A clicked or selected cluster on the map will filter the overall search results list automatically.

Press release: Knowledge as a success factor

The knowledge of the world doubles every ten years. Quantitative knowledge grows exponentially, qualitative knowledge linear. How can companies remain successful and identify relevant knowledge?

Transactive knowledge ensures success

It must be possible to generate, store, transfer and increase the required expertise at reasonable cost, at the right time, at the right place. Transactive knowledge is the knowledge of others’ knowledge. By sharing knowledge, knowledge systems emerge. These facilitate the coordination of the know-how and the task. Know-how must always be shared. For this, people must have the opportunity to exchange ideas. Teams with knowledge opportunists lose against knowledge-cooperative teams. There is no future for companies that can not create a framework in which expertise can be exchanged successfully.

Design of transient knowledge

Specialization is necessary through information growth. The tasks are so challenging that knowledge workers must join together in teams. They have to cooperate and share their knowledge generously. They have to form complex and dynamically changing networks. Lars von Thienen, of Noggle AG, is working on this topic with his tool “Noggle”, “In companies, many people have a lot of know-how and create new input. Even the colleague on the next floor has no access to this expertise. There is usually no time on a working day to be in conversation with colleagues and build up transactive knowledge. Digital tools have to close this gap by making knowledge searchable, identifying experts in the network, and highlighting their content. Networks and framework conditions for the economic transfer of knowledge can be created.”

Knowledge growth and its impact

Knowledge must always be acquired more quickly, correctly passed on, linked and re-produced. The world’s expertise is growing exponentially, doubling every 10 years. Every day almost 500,000 books are published. The distance between quantity and quality increases. It will be harder to find and filter relevant knowledge. Modern knowledge workers do not have to know everything about their profession, but they need to know how to find reliable expertise to solve a problem.

Press Release: Noggle app launches in Windows Store, for download in 242 countries worldwide

Noggle is proud to announce that it has worked closely with Microsoft engineers to pass its commercial and technical certification process – as a result, the Noggle app is now officially available for the Windows10 eco system. The app is listed in the Windows Store, offered for download to all 242 markets served by the store worldwide.
The app can be downloaded at the following location:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/p/noggle-knowledge-assistant/9nblggh6cp8k

The Noggle Knowledge Assistant app is free to download for PC.

“Being officially recognised by Windows is a big step forward for the Noggle brand. We hope that being available to download from the Windows Store will stamp our authority as a trusted and robust application, and make our document management software more accessible to a new audience of knowledge workers looking for a better way to organise and connect their content.”, Lars Von Thienen, CEO.

Introducing the Knowledge Bot for version 3.0.8

To coincide with its Windows10 debut, Noggle is marking this important step in its progress with further developments to the system, in the form of the Knowledge Bot. Running as a parallel feature to the application, the bot can talk to the user via email, Skype and telegram, and is now available in version 3.0.8.

Features of the Noggle Knowledge Assistant app:

  • Unified document search across different storage locations (Computer, Network, Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive, SharePoint, etc.)
  • Visual AI-guided search results and document clustering
  • Integrated document discovery from external science libraries and journals (Patent database, TED Talks, Springer Journals, IEEE and more)
  • Similarity search and instant document recommendations
  • Secure document and knowledge sharing for teams
  • “Personal Knowledge Assistant” Bot

 

Press Release: New Work and the need for cooperation

As a result of New Work, decentralization, flexibility and digital information, virtual collaboration tools are considered irreplaceable.

Cooperation and increasing individualization

Employees increasingly want to decide individually about their work process and flexibly determine their working time and location. By taking these wishes into account, companies can acquire motivated, productive and loyal employees. Cooperation and efficiency must not be impaired. Thanks to digital tools this can be achieved. Real-time communication and collaboration platforms create new forms of cooperation.

“Building, maintaining and sharing knowledge is an important part of successful collaboration”, said Lars von Thienen, who proceed this issue with his tool, “To find digital information on a decentralized basis is a task of digitization and the changing cooperation. For example, the digital knowledge assistant “Noggle” offers a way to answer this by presenting decentralized documents in a central search result and by cognitively sorting and linking knowledge. Finding knowledge and experts in the enterprise is realizable.”

Digitization of the working world

The digitization of the working world and processes is in progress. IT systems are getting better at analyzing information. Information is more and more digitally available and will remain structured over an extended period of time. In the medium term, all necessary documents will be available digitally and thus independent of the location. This is how digitization affects cooperation. An increasing flexibilisation, decentralization and de-marginalization of work is developing.

New Work – Cause and Target

New work, the fundamental change in the world of work, is idea and movement at the same time. Work-Life-Balance and the industrial internet of things find their fusion in this term. Knowledge growth, demographic change, digitalization and globalization have an impact on the society as well as on companies and are the cause of the discussion about New Work.The target is to change the design of work.

New work is the future of work. Companies need to adjust culturally and technically.

The digital transformation for digital document management

How digital document management facilitates remote working and a connected culture

In a constantly evolving digital culture, work is no longer just a place that we go, stay for the allotted amount of hours, and then leave behind on our way out of the office door. Being constantly connected to each other, both socially and professionally, always having access to the world at large, and with limitless information at our fingertips, work is now an ongoing activity; from checking our communications in bed, to working on reports during our daily commute, work is now something that we can do at unconventional times, and from wherever we happen to be.

Today, work isn’t just a destination – it’s a concept that we (often literally) carry with us, and rarely switch off from.

Catching up on just one more email…

Of course, the digital era is both cause and effect for remote working and the pressure to always be available; it is the very boom in technology itself that has enabled us to receive, undertake and submit work without physically being at our desk. Because these options are now open to us, more and more workers are carrying out tasks in their own time, either by choice or perceived necessity as an addition to their heavy workloads and packed schedules. With ever-growing demands on our attention, it’s important that the technological systems we use support and maximize our endeavors, and enable us to filter out information noise, improve productivity and enable content sharing for the best use of our time.

The actively mobile Millennials

Less from obligation and more from preference, a new generation of employees actively expects remote working and digital connectivity as part of their role, wishing to work from a location, device and timetable of their choosing – or at the least, working with the latest tools. Even if they are required to be consistently present at their place of work, this demographic will not be impressed with outdated modes of internal file organisation, or sluggish systems. Having become so familiar with innovation within their personal lives, younger workers anticipate the same crossovers in their careers, looking to harness the capabilities and convenience of gadgets, apps and software to provide them with a level of flexibility and productivity unavailable to previous generations – a mindset that employers, and the technology they deploy, need to increasingly strive to facilitate.

The win-win of connecting people and information

Remote working and increased digital connectivity isn’t just an advantage for employees; businesses also benefit from these rapidly changing ways of keeping in touch and accessing content. Workers who are empowered to find the files they need on the move, and who have the freedom to ping ideas to their peers remotely, are likely to attain higher levels of productivity, and be happier with their working circumstances. Embracing digital approaches to accessing and sharing work also attracts young, tech savvy workers who bring their own visions and fresh ideas, complimenting an existing and experienced team.

Giving workers access to office assets – wherever they are.

Workers may have less of a physical presence within the traditional office space, but what about the information we usually store within our workplace buildings and business spaces? Working remotely may suit your employees, and your organisation, but they will still need access to the host of documents and knowledge that form the backbone of your business, and that are kept on-site – even when your workers are not. By selecting the right digital document management solution, you’ll be giving your employees remote access to a solid base from which to source the information they need, research topics and receive recommendations, and share and collaborate with colleagues on ideas and projects. Even when remote working isn’t enabled, using technology to bring together files from disparate locations via a secure network will save time and effort in sourcing relevant content, and create a connected digital document management structure for interpreting information, immediate exchanges of ideas and knowledge sharing.

The digital transformation for digital document management

With worker expectations shifting, and a technology-led climate dictating the way we work and do business, organisations need to implement a digital strategy that responds to these changes and keeps pace with the marketplace.

Knowledge and information, and the documents that contain them, are still the core assets of your enterprise and its culture, and ensuring that you have the right digital approach to curating, locating, utilizing and sharing these files is key in giving your workers the data, and inspiration they need, at their fingertips.

A tech savvy workforce demands that manual processes for document management are automated, and that the ongoing boom in digital content production is supported for improved workflow efficiencies and convenient retrieval. In truth, document management is changing at unprecedented speed, and in order to fulfill the needs of your highly-connected workers, and to provide maximum efficiencies for your business, you need to be adopting the appropriate technology to harness the power of the digital working landscape and ensure you’re keeping up.

Noggle is the knowledge management solution that empowers any time working.

With an increasingly varied approach to working, you need digital document management software that keeps your workers connected to the knowledge they need, as soon as they need it. Noggle creates a secure peer network that syncs and connects disparate locations, so that locating and retrieving files is now the work of moments, not minutes, allowing employees to find and share document libraries. Search and share new depths of content for the digital age, and easily collaborate on inspiring ways of working for a truly connected culture.

To see how Noggle could make a difference to the way that you manage the files that matter, just install our free trial!

PDF Indexing Filter for native Windows10 applications

Info

If you observe that pdf files will not be indexed in your libraries, you need to check for the correct Windows10 PDF Filter. This How-To is only for Win10 – Check other PDF IFilter article for Win7.

PDF Indexing: How-To Inspect and Change the Filter Handlers

First, open the PDF Indexing Options panel in the Control panel:

Control Panel for PDF Indexing Options

Control Panel for PDF Indexing Options

Now click on Indexing Options / Advanced / File Types. This shows you the list of file extensions and the default Filter Handler registered for it. After installing an Adobe Filter, you can see that it adds a Handler for PDF that it calls “PDF Filter”.

Installed PDF Indexing Filter

Installed PDF Indexing Filter

Any indexing of PDF content at this point will use the Adobe Filter. To get PDF indexing working with Windows10 Store Universal Windows Platform Apps like Noggle, you need to use the native Windows10 pdf filter which is already shipped with Windows10. To change it, you need to know the GUID for the filter. The please take a note now:

What’s the GUID for the naitive Windows10 UWP PDF Filter?

Adobe GUID: {E8978DA6-047F-4E3D-9C78-CDBE46041603}
Windows10 GUID: {6C337B26-3E38-4F98-813B-FBA18BAB64F5}

That’s great, but now what if you want to switch back and forth?

Default Handlers in the Registry

How do we find out where the Default handler is configured in the Registry? Open the registry editor by typing RegEdit in the windows search box and start the desktop command.

Let’s look at HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.pdf. In my case, it contains a PersistentHandler sub-key. This GUID is a registry branch that defines the Filter Handler for PDFs.

RegEdit PDF Indexing GUID

Note: this GUID is not constant like the IFilter GUIDs are. Yours will be different.

So let’s take a look at {F6594…..382E} by searching for it. This brings us to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCLSID{F6594…..382E}:

RegEdit PDF Indexing Filter Handler

RegEdit PDF Filter Handler

And there it is, under PersistentAddInsRegistered, the (Default or Standard) key pointing to the Adobe GUID of {E8978DA6-047F-4E3D-9C78-CDBE46041603}. As you’ve probably guessed, to change the default handler to the native Windows 10 PDF handler, we just have to replace this GUID with the Windows10 GUID: {6C337B26-3E38-4F98-813B-FBA18BAB64F5}. Let’s try it.

RegEdit PDF Indexing Windows 10 IFilter

RegEdit PDF Windows 10 IFilter

Now let’s take another look at Advanced Indexing Options:

PDF Indexing Win10 Filter activated

PDF Win10 Filter activated

And we’re on the Windows10 “Reader Search Handler” for PDF indexing with UWP apps. That’s it!

Summary

Here is how the registry entries are structured to define the default or standard handler:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.pdf
PersistentHandler
(Default)={PDF Handler GUID}
|
˅
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCLSID{PDF Handler GUID}
PersistentAddInsRegistered
{Some other GUID}
(Default or Standard)={Filter GUID} <– Change this

Finally, you can check if the correct iFilter is available via the SearchFilterView Tool:

SearchViewFilter Tool

SearchFilterView Tool with correct Windows10 Filter handler activated for the extension .pdf

 

References:

How To Article for Win7 / Desktop Apps:

Tool to check available filter components:

Technical Info from Microsoft:

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/dd940433(v=vs.85).aspx