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I am looking for a web application that will store project metadata. I work on a wide variety of different projects (software, product demo videos, websites, etc) and am looking for a system with a lot of flexibility.

By metadata, I am referring to things like

  • General
    • Client company, client contact names
    • Release dates
    • Project Notes
    • NDA status
  • Technical
    • Hardware used in project
    • Programming languages/technologies used
    • Testing methods
    • Video plugins used
  • Cast
    • Designers
    • Developers
    • Project manager
    • Voice talent
    • Models/actors
    • Music producer
    • Production team

The basic intent for this system is to allow us to search on past projects to jog our memory. Why did we do things a certain way, what was the name of the project with X product being demoed, who worked on X project, etc. Hence, it needs to have a great search function.

Is there a service out there that provides for this type of knowledge store? I've checked into services like Base Camp, Trac, and GLPI. Those services either don't do enough of what I need or do way too many unrelated things.

I am pretty proficient in web development, including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Ruby on Rails, PHP. If there is something close to what I need that needs modification and hosting, I am open to that as well.

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While it may not do all you want, you might be interested to check out Trello, which can be used for a variety of purposes. It can be used to assign people to projects, all them to add notes to them, etc. Plus it could be used for as a basic workflow system.

The system is more of a SaaS kind of offering, than something you can download and install.

Oh, it's free, and you can log in using your Google account if you have one...

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I'm looking for something that is more of a knowledge repository than a project management tool. We've already got well-established workflows for our project management. –  Jeremy White Jun 19 '12 at 16:47

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