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The Datamaton Blog has articles about how to search, organize, manage and use your digital content – to simplify your digital life.

 

How To” Articles

  • How to move, copy or download your emails

    We often have useful information in emails and need to back them up. While there are many file backup tools, there aren’t many apps that allow you to move, copy or download your emails (especially in bulk). Datamaton’s Digital Manager (called Knit ) is one such useful tool, allowing you to move or copy emails ...

  • How to find archived emails in Gmail

    One of the annoying things about Gmail is how easy it is to archive an email by mistake, and how much harder it is to find archived emails in Gmail. This post shows how easy this becomes with our Digital Manager app Knit.   Quick intro to Gmail “Folders”, “Labels” and “Categories” Some knowledge of Gmail’s “folders”, ...

  • How to find files inside ZIP files or emails

    Sometimes, important photos, documents etc. lie hidden inside “compound” ZIP files (or 7z, ISO or gzip files). Often, we don’t even know that a file we’re looking for is embedded inside something else! For example, when we download multiple files from Google Drive, we get a single ZIP file. Files aren’t the only “compound” types ...

 

Search Related Articles

  • How to find files inside ZIP files or emails

    Sometimes, important photos, documents etc. lie hidden inside “compound” ZIP files (or 7z, ISO or gzip files). Often, we don’t even know that a file we’re looking for is embedded inside something else! For example, when we download multiple files from Google Drive, we get a single ZIP file. Files aren’t the only “compound” types ...

  • Integration With Other Tools & Next Steps

    In this post, I’ll discuss how Knit search integrates with other tools you might use to handle your files, emails, social media posts, appointments etc. I’ll also discuss some planned next steps for Knit Search. This is the 5th and final part of my blog series related to finding your personal digital content. Other posts ...

  • Other Ways To Find Content

    In this post, I’ll talk about the ways in which Knit helps you quickly find your digital content without issuing a search for it. This is the 4th part of my blog series related to finding your personal digital content. Other posts in this series include: Part 1: Intro to the search problem and Advanced ...

  • Digital Manager’s Search Results

    In this post, I’ll talk about the Knit search results display and how you can customize it further to quickly find the file, email, post etc. that you searched for. This is the 3rd part of my blog series related to finding your personal digital content. Other posts in this series include: Part 1: Intro to ...

  • Digital Manager’s Quick Search

    In this post, I will describe how the Datamaton Digital Manager’s Quick Search can quickly find an file, email, text message, appointment or contact regardless of where it is stored. I’ll also describe the powerful search syntax it supports, so you can issue sophisticated searches by directly typing into the search box. This is the ...

  • Finding Personal Digital Content

    Finding a file, email, appointment or social media post months or years later is a constant and frustrating battle. Not being able to find something is as bad as not having it in the first place! In this post, I’ll talk about the problems with current search tools and mechanisms. I’ll show how the advanced ...

 

Miscellaneous Articles

  • An overview of how Datamaton’s Digital Manager works

    This is a high level overview of how Datamaton’s Digital Manager works. This app (called Knit) lets you search, organize, backup and use all your digital content from one place. You don’t really need to know all this to use it. However, its nice to know a little more about an app you might use ...

  • What makes our digital life so complex

    Our digital life has evolved from a few files and emails at a small number of places to something too complex for us to handle! The problems listed here motivated us to create our Digital Manager app Knit – a universal aggregator. So what makes our digital life so complex? We have too much digital ...

  • Hello World!

    We’ve just announced the first Datamaton Digital Manager release! It’s called Blob, and it lets you search, organize, backup and use your digital content from one place. We’ve been working on it for several years and believe it is finally ready for prime time.   Blob’s raison d’être is intuitively simple – we’re drowning in a deluge ...