A Look at Gnome Activity Journal

One of the major new features to expect in future versions of Ubuntu is Gnome Activity Journal, which brings a very refreshing approach to the way users interact with files and data.  Here’s a look at how it works.

For several decades–since the time when storage devices became large enough to accommodate more than a handful of files–we’ve been stuck with the folder paradigm for organizing files: in order to access their data, users have to sort through their file system to find what they’re looking for.  Desktop search utilities and recently-used-file lists can assist in this process, but the file system hierarchy still needs to be dealt with sooner or later.

Gnome Activity Journal, which describes itself as “a viewport into the past,” aims to allow users to organize data without having to place it into mutually exclusive directories whose names they quickly forget.  Instead, the application helps users keep track of files according to the times at which they were used, and in relation to similar files that users access at the same time.

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