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.
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:
-listwill return the latest 10 memories
-list 5will return the latest 5 memories
-list 50will return the latest 50 memories
Future: I plan on making this open source, but I want to get it on more platforms before that though. Stay tuned...
The following instructions will get you up and running on Windows:
pensieve.zipand click Extract All...
pensievefolder to a location of your choosing (mine is
nw.exefile inside the
pensievefolder (it's named
nw.exebecause of a bug in a supporting library I used to develop the program)
nw.exegrinds your gears just create a shortcut named
Pensieve. Do this by right clicking and selected Create shortcut and rename that file to
The following instructions will get you up and running on Mac OS X:
pensieve.zipto extract the app (you should be left with just a
pensieve.appto a location of your choosing (mine is in
pensieve.app. 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.