What’s new in 1.2 version
Along with lots of minor bugfixes and performance tweaks, SCAN 1.2 introduces few essential improvements, mainly in search experience and plugins management.
New Associative Search technology improves the way you search by analyzing the search results and suggesting the relevant terms to refine the search query. It is useful when you do not know exactly which keywords are relevant to information of interest, when the previous search results are abundant and confusing, or when you want to explore what to see also on a subject of search. Associative Search guides you to find information you need, suggesting possible paths at each step of the process.
After you performed a search, the “More” button below the search field becomes available. This button opens a pop-up menu to select the relevant terms to be inserted into the search field for the next search step.
Quick metadata search
Now it is not needed to use the Advanced Search forms or special query syntax for searching on the textual metadata properties. With new “Search options” pop-up menu you can select the properties you want to search in. The pop-up menu is called by a button left to the Quick Search field. The same feature is also available for the Filter search field on top of the documents lists.
Saved searches toolbar
Organizing the saved search queries now is more convenient with new toolbar. The toolbar contains buttons to execute, create new, edit and delete the queries in the list.
SCAN 1.2 is provided with new plugins management framework that makes pluggable features installation and upgrading incredibly easy. Now, you do not need to download and unpack every plugin distribution manually. In the plugins manager dialog box you can see all available plugins and install them remotely with the single “Install” button click.
With the plugins manager you can check for new or updated plugin releases. If an installed plugin version is updated, you can upgrade to new version simply by clicking the “Upgrade” button. You also can uninstall the plugins you are not needed.
Note that you still can install and remove the plugins manually by unpacking their distribution files into the subdirectories of the ‘plugins’ directory. It does not conflict with the plugins management framework.