The Searchlog Searchable Weblog

What is SearchLog? At its simplest, it is a searchable weblog with a lot of features. But if you’re only looking at SearchLog “at its simplest”, you’re missing a lot.

SearchLog is a Swiss Army Lightsaber. Where a common Swiss Army Knife has useful tools that include scissors, blades, screwdrivers, and a can opener, SearchLog is a multipurpose tool for dealing with information and ideas. Its “blades” include:

  • Something that can be as public as a weblog or as private as a diary.
  • A functional search engine over everything in the log.
  • Personal information management:
    • Address book information.
    • A task manager.
  • An interactive document repository.
  • A search engine that will highlight what you’re looking for.
  • A place to keep track of ideas.
    • A tool to search through ideas and see what’s related to what.
  • A flexible tool that lets you edit information while keeping an archive.
  • Wiki-style groupware.
  • A tool to help keep an office in touch.
  • A portal that provides an excellent starting point for the Web.

As well as these “blades”, it is designed to be “expert-friendly.” It uses usability principles to try to give the serious user maximum power for minimum effort and keep mousework to a minimum.

If you’re not sure which version to download, I suggest the highest-numbered version.

License: This project is free software, available under your choice of the Artistic, GPL, and MIT licenses. If you like this software, you are invited to consider linking to


Version RedHat RPM Unix/Linux tar.gz Unix/Linux tar.bz2
1.1, development searchlog-1.0-1.i386.rpm searchlog1_1.tar.gz searchlog1_1.tar.bz2
1.0.2, development searchlog-1.0.2-1.i386.rpm searchlog1_0_2.tar.gz searchlog1_0_2.tar.bz2
1.0.1, stable searchlog-1.0.1-1.i386.rpm searchlog1_0_1.tar.gz searchlog1_0_1.tar.bz2
1.0, development searchlog-1.0-1.i386.rpm searchlog1_0.tar.gz searchlog1_0.tar.bz2
1.0 beta, development searchlog-1.0b-1.i386.rpm searchlog1_0b.tar.gz searchlog1_0b.tar.bz2


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