The Memento Wiki
This wiki is under development. As such, it will occasionally just stop, perhaps with red links indicating pages yet to be written.
The existing User manual and FAQ have been mostly subsumed within the wiki. They remain for reference, but their content has not been updated in quite a while and generally will not be updated going forward, When their content is completely subsumed within the wiki, they will be removed.
Areas of new growth will be How & Techniques pages, Examples, additional Overview pages, and Articles, including tutorials, as initial versions of all Spec pages have been created.
Read more about this wiki.
To start at the beginning, read the Memento Overview.
Read Library Overview about Memento's primary data structure.
The Field Overview will get you started on the elements of data structure within libraries.
Stay tuned for articles about Memento and its use.
Begin with User Interface for descriptions of screens, cards, menus, buttons, dialogs, etc. Stay tuned for more.
Field Type is perhaps the most popular specification page.
Memento Editions & their Platforms
Memento is offered in two editions: the Mobile Edition and the Desktop Edition.
- The Memento Mobile Edition
- The Mobile Edition was developed first and is available only for Android platforms.
- The Memento Desktop Edition
- The Desktop Edition was developed in 2016 and runs as a Java application. It has been tested for some Linux, Apple Macintosh, and Microsoft Windows releases.
Comparison of features on mobile & desktop editions
|Feature||Mobile Edition||Desktop Edition|
— Libraries & Templates —
|Storing, listing, viewing, and editing entries and library & field definitions||Yes||Yes|
|Online catalog of library templates -- thousands of templates available||Yes||Yes|
|Grouping libraries to organize databases with a large number of libraries||Yes||No|
|One-to-many, one-to-one, and many-to-many relationships between libraries||Yes|
— Entries & Lists —
|Aggregating, sorting, grouping, and filtering entries by any fields — "slicing & dicing", or ad hoc data analysis||Yes|
|Displaying data in the form of a list, table, on a map, or in a calendar||Yes|
|Charts: Pie, Line, Bar, Columns, Area, Scatter, Stepped Area||Yes|
— Calculation, scripting, & app integration —
|Sending entries via SMS, e-mail, and other available services||Yes|
— Special Content —
|Searching entries in libraries by barcode||Yes|
— Import, Export, Backup, Restore, and Synchronization with Google Sheets —
|Backing up and restoring data||Yes|
|Synchronization with Google Sheets||Yes|
|Importing and exporting CSV files, permitting interoperation with popular programs like Microsoft Excel||Yes||Yes|
— Sharing, Teamwork, Collaboration, and Synchronization with the Memento Cloud —
|Teamwork, by providing access to libraries to other users||Yes|
|Access to data from several Android devices and from laptop and desktop computers; users can work with the same libraries on their phones, tablets, and PCs.||Yes||Yes|
|Library protection (encrypt entries using AES-128)||Yes|