Product Announcement – NeoNet Corp of Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Canada has released WebSonar 9 (v2.0) for macOS. Desktop Publishing Reinvented – WebSonar is a macOS web server that dynamically provides a web site presence from content stored on your computer. Think of it as rolling Google, FaceBook, Pinterest, YouTube and the Cloud into one simple application, minus the spam and privacy concerns. WebSonar libraries have the potential to have a very positive impact on the way we use the internet to acquire knowledge; particularly on education. This community distributed approach may be what the originators of the Internet initially envisioned.
In the nineteen-eighties, the Internet was a small, decentralized collective of computers. This is not the same Internet we know today. Today most communication flows through a small set of corporations; and thus, falls under the influence of those companies and institutions. Internet users now regularly submit to terms-of-service agreements that give companies license to share their personal data with other institutions, from advertisers to governments.
Now you can publish your own content, hosted on your own computer, located at home, in a Data Center, School or Co-op without trading your privacy. The library owner can add content to their library from any web browser. Each library can contain PDF, image, audio, and video content. Library access can be set to private or public.
Your content can be searched at the page level or by Title. Each page has a searchable note that can be set to read only or editable. The robot search engines cannot index the content of your libraries. WebSonar is scalable and can be used in a closed private network. Adding new content to your library is simple; just drag any file that you want to include into your library folder and then select the “Index” menu item in WebSonar. That’s it. Your library is now just a click away in any web browser.
- OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) or later
- 64-bit processor
- 28.7 MB
WebSonar 9 (v2.0) is $18.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Education category.