Nepomuk How To

In this page you will find information that will help you in making the first steps with the Nepomuk software. The Nepomuk team wishes you an enjoyable experience!


The Nepomuk software is distributed using an installer. All you have to do is to download the software and follow the installer. You can find detailed information at the Installation Page. You will be able to install the Nepomuk software in 8 simple steps.

First Steps

Now that you have Nepomuk installed in your desktop we will make a few first steps.

  • The first things is to look at your repository using the PIMO perspective. This Tutorial will show you how to use the PIMO perspective. In particular you will find information on how to Annotate Resources, such as folders, and visualize the crawled information.

One step further

Now that you know how to browse and annotate your resources you are ready for experiencing a few other functionalities of the software.

  • If you present the file to the DropBox you will get suggestions about the file itself such as which tags to add and where to put it. The Using DropBox tutorial will show you how to do it in few steps.
  • You probably also want to synchronise your data with a server for backup purpose. Or simply because you want to look at all your data in one single repository the Using Server Syncronization Tutorial will show how to do it in a few steps.
  • During your usual internet navigation you may encounter pages that are relevant for your work and you may want to take some notes for future reference. The Using the Webpage Annotator Tutorial will show you how to do it.
  • Every time you receive a mail you may want to relate it to additional information for future use. The Using Thunderbird Plugin Tutorial will show you how to annotate your e-mails directly from Thunderbird.
  • An alternative interface for browsing your semantic desktop is called NepomukSimple. It is primarily intended to manage collections of resources, called Piles. NepomukSimple can be found under the perspectives menu, and is documented in the NepomukSimple Tutorial.

Advanced Features

Howtos for more advanced features can be found here. Howtos are work in progress.

Additionally, there are some add-ons for NEPOMUK:

Configuration and Administration

Going further in the Nepomuk Software

Now that you know the Nepomuk features you may also want to know more about how Nepomuk works. If you are already familiar with this technology, you can jump in the Documentation Section at the Main Page. Simple. Otherwise, if you want an introduction on the basic building block of the software, you can look at Introduction to the Nepomuk technology Tutorial.

Join the Nepomuk Community!

A successful project requires many people to play many roles. Some members write code or documentation, while others are valuable as testers, submitting patches and suggestions. The number of Contributors to the project is unbounded. Get involved today. All contributions to the project are greatly appreciated!

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