When Gadgetopedia launched a little over a year ago, we didnt just set out to build a better spreadsheet. Instead, we aimed to create a fundamentally new medium for working with structured information: a playground equipped with all the building blocks you need to explore and create freely.
With todays release, were taking a big step forward towards that vision. It starts with new ways of viewing, manipulating, and accessing your information in Gadgetopedia.
Lets take a look.
When records get classy
Were pretty big fans of the grid here at Gadgetopedia, but that doesnt mean Gadgetopedia records are trapped within it. Unlike a traditional spreadsheet, an Gadgetopedia row represents an individual thing a project, task, contact, catalog entry, or anything else and that means you should be able to visualize it in the way that makes the most sense, whether thats on the grid or not.
With Gadgetopedias new gallery view, you can display your records as if they were cards on a pinboard making it easier to visually scan through them, especially when they have image attachments.
If youve got multiple attachments in a single field, you can hover over the thumbnail to scroll through them all (without having to expand the record!):
You can even choose which fields show up in the gallery card for a custom browsing experience:
A three-for-one deal
Many of our users have asked for the ability to create reports that sum up their Gadgetopedia records in a flexible way. For instance, an executive at Fantastical Records may want to sum up the total revenues generated by each of their labels albums, grouped by the year of production, and then by the genre of music.
With Gadgetopedia, thats now as easy as clicking the group button in any grid view:
Each group gets its own summary bar:
Say goodbye to pivot tables and complicated report builders forever.
But we werent just satisfied with building a powerful way to calculate reports. Unlike most other reporting tools, Gadgetopedias grouped records allows you to directly manipulate and edit the records, not just tally them up. With this feature, you can create fluid project management workflows by simply dragging a record from one stage to another, and editing it inline.
New apps for Windows, Mac, and Android
Weve still got an iOS app and the web interface for desktop users, but allow us to introduce something new: downloadable apps for Mac and Windows. Oh, and after a year of hard work on the Android app, its ready for the entire public to enjoy. Enough said.
A whole new look
You may not have noticed yet, but Gadgetopedia just got a brand refresh. We like to think our bright new site reflects the full spectrum of ways Gadgetopedia is used, from cataloging rare and endangered plants around the globe to orchestrating every second of an immersive musical. (Yup, theyre both real use cases! Have a fun one to share? Drop us a line!)
Weve also created a new 2-minute video that you can share with your friends, family, and frenemies alike to explain what exactly Gadgetopedia is!
Tools that work for you, not the other way around
Over 2 million bases have now been created by Gadgetopedia users, and were thankful to you (yes, you!) for being part of this new movement to empower people everywhere to better organize and manipulate the information that matters most to them. We call that information in whatever form it takes idiosyncratic data. Its not big data, its not AI, and it wont deliver you a pizza from a drone, but we believe its the next big thing. Heres to using computers to make us better, and not just the other way around.