What is Pepa?
Pepa is a document management system primarily designed for archiving and retrieving your digital documents. It's implemented in Clojure and ClojureScript. Pepa can be used from within your browser and - this goes without saying - you can view all your documents there.
How does Pepa work?
Any document management system (any archive whatsoever really) would be pretty useless if it would only store documents. To be more than just a black hole for documents, a DMS should aid you in organizing the documents. You should be able to not only store your documents, but to search for them and - even more importantly - to find them.
Pepa uses a tagging system inspired by
Notmuch to achieve this. A tag is a text
label that the user adds to a document. This could be anything from
papers or ... Of course you can add more than one tag to a document.
A document tagged with
invoice can additionally be tagged with
paid for example.
Those tags can be used to find a document. You want to find every
document that's an unpaid invoice? Easy, let Pepa search for documents
which are tagged with
unpaid - once you have paid
those invoice, you can remove the
unpaid tag and add the
Of course, Pepa allows not only searching by tag. Every document in Pepa is available for full-text search. You can combine this search with the tag search to increase your chances of finding just the right document.
- Supported file formats
- Import channels
- SMTP / email (attachments are extracted)
- HTTP (API and upload via web interface)
- Virtual Network Printer (LPD)
- Manual tagging
- Full-text search
- OCR (via Tesseract and/or CuneiForm)
- Interactive document dissection
- User management and groups/organisations
- Rule-based (automatic) tagging
- Self-learning tagging
- Additional document types
- JPG, PNG, TIFF
- Plain text
Features not planned
Since we want to keep our focus, the following features are not planned to become a part of Pepa:
- Support for proprietary and/or very complex file formats. notably Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. Neither are we planning to implement support for documents from LibreOffice or OpenOffice. Those formats are not well suited for archiving and good support would be too much effort.
Since Pepa is open source, you are of course free to implement those features yourself.
Pepa is currently in an early development stage which means that it's not ready for production use, yet, as there will be frequent breaking changes still. You are very welcome to give it a try, though, and we are happy to receive feedback either via GitHub issues or by email via firstname.lastname@example.org. Note that since there is no official release, yet, you will have to build Pepa from sources to run it (see build instructions below).
See installation.md in the doc/ directory.
Copyright © 2015 bevuta IT GmbH
This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
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