Linnaeus is a zoological specimen database system for entomologists. It is particularly well suited for Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies). Linnaeus helps entomologists:
Linnaeus is currently only available for Windows. Linnaeus requires the following software in order to run:
Linnaeus is a zoological specimen database system for entomologists. It is particularly well suited for Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies). It was created to replace an aging legacy application coded in Visual FoxPro. Linnaeus was developed over a six month period with constant communication between its developer and entomological experts in order to meet the needs of entomological professionals. It features numerous improvements over its predecessor, such as better specimen card editing, printing more cards to a page, enhanced database editing, data formating automation, among others. Linnaeus is named after Carl Linnaeus, the Swedish zoologist, botanist, and physician who formalized the modern system of naming organisms.
Linnaeus stores all data locally on the client machine with SQLite and runs its own local server with Node.js. No data is stored online. Linnaeus is an offline application that can run without an internet connection. Its only communication with the internet is to check if a new update is available.
You can contact the developer of Linnaeus here.
How much does Linnaeus cost?
Linnaeus is free, as in beer.
Is Linnaeus open source?
Not at this time. It might become so in the future.
Who uses Linnaeus?
Linnaeus has been downloaded by entomologists from many countries all across the planet.
Where can I get support or report a bug?
Why does Linnaeus run in the browser?
There is the possibility that one day Linnaeus could potentially be used as a web application. In the event this were to occur, most of the code could be reused instead of rewriting from scratch, greatly saving development time.
Why do I have to use Firefox?
Firefox makes good use of drop-down auto complete menus by providing a scroll bar when the drop-down menu has too many items to display. Chrome provides no scroll bar and tries to render all drop-down choices at once, causing poor performance and awkwardness. Since Linnaeus features auto complete for various fields, such as species, the auto complete drop-down menu becomes problematic once the database surpasses a certain size. Chrome's problem will probably be fixed in the future, at which point Chrome and Firefox may both be supported.
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