Kase exists because it should. There should be a database app that can go anywhere with you. It should be:
- Simple — so using it should be easy and intuitive,
- Flexible — so once familiar with the basics, you can design any database to track anything important to you, and
- Relational — because you don't want to repeat yourself, and inter-linked data becomes an order of magnitude more useful.
Additionally, it should be:
- Personal — because you should not need to worry about who can peek into your data, and
- Always Available — because high-speed wireless network connection should not be a prerequisite for accessing your own data.
Something like that didn't exist, so I started creating Kase in 2014.
Kase is all that. It is not perfect, but it does its job well.
- Your Kase contains Boxes.
- Each Box stores Decks that can be related to each other.
- A Deck collects similarly structured Cards.
- And a Card is where you put data Entries.
- Box can be locked with a passcode, and unlocked with Face ID or Touch ID.
- Deck definitions support inheritance!
- Pick and organize Decks and Cards with categories, tags, and bookmarks.
- Highlight any box, deck, card, entry, or keyword.
- Write in Markdown and see rich formatted text.
- Use Formatters (Fx), Units to visualize data in different ways without altering the data one bit.
- Full text indexing with NLP.
- Side-by-Side: Compare Cards easily by displaying in columns.
- Complete backup and restore.
- iPad Multitasking support: Split View, Slide Over, etc.
Data ▹ Information ▹ Knowledge ▹ Wisdom
- Store Data: the objective truths.
- Organize Information: reflects circumstances/current condition.
- Systematically retrive Knowledge: usable/utilized for decision making.
And that hopefully enables you to grasp Wisdom, comprehend insights, and ultimately create value.
- Cloud syncing yet (stay tuned...)
You make Big Data big. By now you should realize how valuable your data is. So why give it away? Kase keeps your data yours.
- The User's Guide is a work in progress.↩