The Linguist's Shoebox
Integrated data management and analysis for the field linguist
In Shoebox, you can set up projects for different "workspaces" or "desktops".
You can create multiple projects for different data management and analysis tasks and so that different people can use Shoebox on the same computer. From the Project menu, choose New to create a new project and choose Open to open an existing project. A project file (.prj) is a kind of "settings" file that remembers
- the database files that were open in Shoebox
- the size and placement of the windows (and their sorting, filtering, and browsing options)
- the current record displayed in each window
When you open a project file in Shoebox, the folder that contains it becomes the current settings folder. All the database type and language encoding files in that folder are available. The settings folder can contain multiple project files. Note that you can open databases from multiple data folders. When you exit Shoebox and later restart it, it automatically opens the last project you used and restores your workspace.