Search, access, manage & share your data wherever you are!
iNuron recently released the public beta of McNucle v1.0 server software. The application lets you turn a Macintosh desktop or server into a remotely accessible metadata based file server. This iNuron freeware is an extension to Apple’s Spotlight and provides a metadata browser to store, retrieve and manage your data from remote.
I have been using it for five weeks now, and although not something that I use that regularly, but when I do I am happy enough with what it does. I am not what you would call a ‘heavy’ user of such services/applications and initially I doubted that I would benefit from it that much, and to a certain extent I still retain that view, especially for sharing small day to day stuff. For larger data movement and network management I found it a lot more useful.
Set up is simple enough.
I am not particularly keen on the interface. It does the job and it does it well:
I think this is a purely personal opinion, but I did find the interface a little ‘clunky’ to get used to. Again as this is really more of a ‘tool’ than an ‘application’ in my view then this isn’t an issue.
Over my home network it worked well, incorporating the Windows PC with no problems, so I would be really interested in seeing how it faired on a larger network. I have a feeling that it might be pretty useful for Mac?
Share all types of data: documents, music, pictures, movies and other personal content..
* With anyone
Invite friends, family and colleagues to access your data and vice versa. With a McNucle, you are in full control of your own data..
Full remote access to your data over the home network, but also over the internet. From now on you can reach your data from anywhere..
No limits to amounts of Gigs. Whatever you have available, you can share.
* At any time
Your data available 24×24!
* On both Mac AND Mic
Both Macintosh and Microsoft systems can run the Nucle Browser. This way sharing data is a no-brainer for all of you!
Organize your data with metadata. Attach a number of relevant characteristics to your data for easy storing and fast retrieval!
* Keys and Values
Keys allow to build relations and attach them to your data, e.g. if you add a date, to what event is it referring (creation, update, history)? Or can you tell if Bordeaux is a wine, a region or a city?
* No more folders!?!
Get rid of complex folder trees that have become chaos. Metadata structures omit the need for prefixed trees! It is a thrilling experience! The Nucle Browser still supports browsing in folder structures; make a smooth transition or continue using folders for your own reasons.
There is no fun in tagging.. With a McNucle, you can group data via multiselection and attach a tag to multiple files at once.
Another handy tool for tagging. Desktops are collection items where you can build relationships between data. Collect related data on a particular desktop and add some tags to connect them.
* Unique metadata search and navigation
Search data by using metadata, e.g. you need your pictures from your holiday with the family in 2001 in the south of France, just search for ‘family country:france 2001 kind:pictures’
* Regular expressions in the search field
The query builder allows for regular expressions, using AND, OR, ranges, phrases, wildcards etc.
* Multi-server support
You can fire off your queries to any of the servers you were invited to by the owner.
* Data aggregation!
You can fire off queries to multiple servers simultaneously, and receive an aggregated result response! Quite exceptional and mega effective!
* Preview validation
Searching data is not fun when names of files are often senseless. Use the preview pane for quick validation of the data you are searching.