GNOME Activity Journal (formerly GNOME Zeitgeist)

<!> See Zeitgeist for information about the Zeitgeist engine used internally by the GNOME Activity Journal.

Overview

The GNOME Activity Journal is a tool for easily browsing and finding files on your computer. It uses Zeitgeist to get information and metadata on what files/websites/contacts/etc. you worked with.

Links: Zeitgeist Website, Zeitgeist on Launchpad, GNOME Activity Journal on Launchpad

Code

The Zeitgeist code is split into two modules:

Getting in touch

Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~gnome-zeitgeist-users

IRC: #zeitgeist @ irc.freenode.net, #gnome-zeitgeist @ irc.gimp.org

Use cases

  • John turns on his computer to work on his seminar paper. Instead of digging through his hierarchal file system, he simply opens up GNOME Activity Journal and clicks on the top item in the "Recently Used Files" list. When he realizes that he can't remember the name of the website that he was reading for research yesterday, he simply looks at the list of files related to his paper and clicks on the website.

More at the Zeitgeist Vision page.

Grouping and Filtering

Our goal is to group/filter the data by:

  • Type of data
  • Source
  • Time
  • Name
  • Tags
  • Neighbouring Data
  • Comments
  • Location of use (GPS)

Features

  • Browse activities
  • Drag and Drop (not for links)
  • Tagging
  • Auto tagging
  • Searching
  • Filtering by Dataproviders/Time/Tags
  • Bookmark Data

TODO

GUI Sprints

  • Add an actions toolbar to quickly share items by email or instant messaging. (See nautilus-share)

Architecture

  • Experiment with Tracker, Soylent, and Empathy.

Long term goals

  • Better metadata extraction (see some of the sprints above)
  • Integration with other computers and mobile devices.

Video

Mockups And Current Usage

Some work was done by the City of Largo in the past which replicated some of the features of the Activity Journal. Possibly some of this work can result in ideas for improving the User Interface.

Mockups And Usage.

Sub Pages

Apps/GnomeActivityJournal (last edited 2013-11-26 20:53:18 by WilliamJonMcCann)