Yes! Infovark is…
And you can totally find it here.
We have a few important things to tell you before you get it.
The first is that the Beta works on Windows XP, Windows Vista, and the Windows 7 release candidate. You’ll also need to have Office 2007, and particularly Microsoft Outlook, if you want to get the most out of the beta. You’ll also need to have the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 installed. And that’s where the real wait comes in.
Seriously. Once you download the 137 MB Infovark installer, we’ll check for the latest version of the .NET Framework. If you don’t have it on your computer, we’ll install it for you, but it could take a good long while. So get yourself a cup of coffee. Or take a walk around the block. Or surf the Internet for a bit.
Once we’ve gotten the prerequisites out of the way, the rest of the Infovark installation is straightforward. We highly encourage you to click Next, Next, Next all the way to the Finish button. I mean, you could try some of the fancy settings, but… well, we’re not quite sure what will happen. If you try it, let us know how it goes.
We’re not done telling you about the Beta yet! I know you’re itching to check out Infovark, but there’s a few more things you need to know.
After the install finishes, Infovark will ask you a few questions. It’s basic stuff: Your name, email address, short bio, avatar. I’m sure you’re used to filling this stuff out from a dozen other web sites and applications. We just wanted to let you know that we don’t get a copy of that here at the Infovark Burrow. All that info will stay on your machine, where it belongs, unless you decide to share it.
When the interview finishes, Infovark will start digging through your files and email. Don’t worry — Infovark keeps everything it finds private, unless you tell it otherwise. You can also tell it to ignore certain folders on your computer or in your email. Check out this page to find out more about Infovark’s privacy and sharing settings.
This is where another wait might happen. Infovark does a good job of staying out of your way, but while it’s getting up to speed on all the fabulous work you’ve been doing lately, there won’t be much to see. This might be a good time for you to get lunch.
Once Infovark has gotten acquainted with your computer, you can start asking Infovark questions, using Infovark to take notes, sharing information with your coworkers, and lots of other neat stuff. Check out this page for a list of Infovark’s features.
We want to hear from you! What were your first impressions? What confused you? What intrigued you?
We’re aware we’ve made something unusual. We have a hard time explaining it to ourselves sometimes, and we’ve spent two years working on it.
Mainly, we wanted to make a business application that helped people work with the information they use everyday. And we wanted to take a fresh approach to office software, combining some of the lessons of today’s Web 2.0 era to yesterday’s business tools.
So if it seems a bit weird, yeah, that’s totally our fault.
Just relax and play around with it a bit.
What are you waiting for?