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Pensieve - A magical memory repository!

I've created a Pensieve!

Not a real magical one, but instead a virtual computer program (I know... not as cool). I made it because on a commute home one day I was thinking how awesome it would be to have a Pensieve in real life. Unfortuantely, I'm not a wizard, so I decided to use the skills I have to build my version of the Pensieve.



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No data mining (all data stays local)

The program is basically like a virtual journal that you can add, search, and update memories.

The search box also knows about a -list command. It works like this:

  • -list will return the latest 10 memories
  • -list 5 will return the latest 5 memories
  • -list 50 will return the latest 50 memories
  • etc.

Future: I plan on making this open source, but I want to get it on more platforms before that though. Stay tuned...

Supported Platforms

  • Windows 7 - There may be more Windows versions that work, but I have not tested other.
  • Mac OS X 10.9.2 - There may be more Mac version that work, but I have not tested other.
  • Linux versions will be made on request


The following instructions will get you up and running on Windows:

  1. Download
  2. Right click and click Extract All...
  3. Copy the extracted pensieve folder to a location of your choosing (mine is C:\Program Files\)
  4. Run by double clicking the nw.exe file inside the pensieve folder (it's named nw.exe because of a bug in a supporting library I used to develop the program)
  5. Optional: If running the Pensieve by double clicking a file called nw.exe grinds your gears just create a shortcut named Pensieve. Do this by right clicking and selected Create shortcut and rename that file to Pensieve.
  6. Optional: Read the README.txt for instructions on running and a little more information about the Pensieve

The following instructions will get you up and running on Mac OS X:

  1. Download
  2. Double click to extract the app (you should be left with just a file)
  3. Move to a location of your choosing (mine is in Applications)
  4. Run by double clicking This may not work because of Gatekeeper. The work around is to control+click and select Open. This will pop up a prompt window which you can then click the Open button on. After the first time of using the work around double clicking the application should work normally.


The program is fairly self explanatory, but if you experience problems just let me know.