Your casual, personal databasing system

There are plenty of great resources on the web. Coldreader brings them together, to give you a personal information management tool that helps you track and organize the things you care about.

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Keeping up with the schedule of your local hackerspace is easy.

Coldreader is a web app, somewhere half-way between a personal wiki and a mindmap.

There are plenty of great tools on the internet that can help you collaborate, share, and publish stuff, but few which are designed as a private tool to use to keep track of information soley for your own use.

It's a record-keeping tool that lets you define what you want to track, and how you want to track it, as you use it.

Beyond a simple note-taking tool, Coldreader lets you actively pull in information from other sources on the web, such as your calendar from your Google account, information from APIs, and RSS/ATOM feeds.

You can use it to construct dashboards for the subjects you care about, on the fly. You can use it as a personal CRM system. You can use it as a newsreader. You can use it to record information which doesn't warrant an entire document, or you can use it as a project tracking system to keep yourself on track. It's really up to you!

What is it?

  • A tool for managing the information you care about
  • Inward-facing, designed for your private use
  • Extendable
  • Customizable
  • Advertising-free

What is it NOT?

  • A blogging or publishing tool
  • A social media platform
  • Proprietary
  • Supported by advertising

Hosted at Coldreader.net

The Software-as-a-service version of Coldreader is currently in private beta.

The hosted version is always the most up-to-date, and includes additional features not available in the Community Edition, including many more kinds of Aspects.

Beta accounts are free, but by invitation only.

After the beta period, accounts will be available for a modest monthly fee.

If you are interested in trying it out, use the form below to request and invitation.

Request a beta invitation

Community Edition

Coldreader is also available as an open-source application you can host yourself. You control where your data lives.

Coldreader is based on Laravel 5.6, Bootstrap, and Vue.js, and uses Webpack as a bundler. That means you can easily integrate standard PHP and Javascript libraries. The sky's the limit!

The Community Edition doesn't have all the functionality of the hosted version, but it is very easy to extend the software by creating new Aspect Types and Search Providers to suit your individual preferences.

The Community Edition is optimized to support a single user.

Check out the source code now on Github


Request an invite

Invitations will generally be given out on a first-come, first-served basis.

We will never sell or give away your email to anyone.