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App Specs
File size:
713.17 KB
Version:
1.02
Released:
January 25, 2012
Updated:
January 9, 2013


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Description
Skim is an intelligent application that analyzes huge quantities of text, and rapidly extracts the most frequently used words from the source.

These keywords are then displayed in an awesome graphical representation where they seem to float around. This Cloud tells you, in the blink of an eye, what the main themes are in a text that can be hundreds of pages long.

Here are several situations in which Skim proves to be a great tool:

  • Analyzing a song, book, or poem, and demonstrating the frequent use of certain words.

  • Analyzing a political speech to see which words the speaker is over-using.

  • Analyzing an article to get an idea of its main themes before you actually decide to read it.

    Indeed, the possibilities are endless.

    The fact that Skim is blazing fast (speeds of up to 50,000 words per second) means that you could literally save several hours a day by Skimming texts, rather than actually reading through the entire material.

    Once you select a keyword in your 'Skim Cloud', Skim gives you more information about it, such as a Wikipedia description, an image, the keyword's number of occurrences, it's ranking, and finally, sentences in which it appears.

    Additionally, Skim's capability to export your beautiful graph as an image file means you can easily insert it into a virtual presentation to prove your point to your audience. If you don't like the default colors and fonts, just customize them !

    As if this wasn't enough, Skim can also export your Skim Cloud to Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr, so that you can share your findings with your friends !

  • What's New
  • Fixes small bugs in resizing code.
  • Adds a customizing option for the tag cloud. The user can now change font and colors.

  • Skim (com.deborahbolzan.skim) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of Software.com.

    Operating System: Mac

    Default Install Path: /Applications/Skim.app

    Minimum OS version: 10.6

    Copyright: Copyright (c) 2012 bizbizbuzz. All rights reserved.