Chandler – OSAF Project

Chandler – OSAF Project – Their product (code-named “Chandler” after the great detective novelist Raymond Chandler,) is a Personal Information Manager (PIM) intended for use in everyday information and communication tasks, such as composing and reading email, managing an appointment calendar and keeping a contact list. Because of the ease with which Chandler users can share information with others, Chandler might be called the first Interpersonal Information Manager. (The product Lotus Agenda has a common designer in Mitch Kapor. Although it was developed in the 1980’s and was the first PIM for the IBM PC, Agenda had many advanced features that are still not available in PIMs today. Chandler is the spiritual descendant of Agenda.) Chandler is intended to be an open source personal information manager for email, calendars, contacts, tasks, and general information management, as well as a platform for developing information management applications. It is currently under development and will run on Windows, Mac, and Linux-based PC’s. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.