Post-1.0 Release Milestones

  • Improve connections and references: Fully utilise opportunities to connect documents and entities. Follow our work on this milestone on Github >>
  • Built-in data analysis and visualisation: Users will be able to create tables and graphs based on collected data within Uwazi. To create these tables and graphs, users will run their selected data through a generator that will guide the user to achieve the desired data visualization. Follow our work on this milestone on Github >>
  • Advanced search: This advanced search feature will allow users to narrow or broaden their search by: using multiple search fields at once using operators such as AND, OR and NOT. Follow our work on this milestone on Github >>
  • Ability to import/export data: Build features that allow users to import data (dictionaries, translations, etc) and to export data via .csv files. Follow our work on this milestone on Github >>
  • Implement advanced annotation features: Allow users to annotate their documents, such as being able to draw a box on top of the PDF (or image) and create connections, comments, and table of contents from that box. Follow our work on this milestone on Github >>
  • Ability to work with living content within Uwazi: This will allow users to create living, editable content within Uwazi but still retain the rich feature set of PDFs. Follow our work on this milestone on Github >>

What We’ve Achieved So Far

Based on the feedback of 21 human rights organisations, we launched the first release of Uwazi in July 2016 with the following functionality:

  • Easy upload: Simple, familiar drag-and-drop document upload feature that automatically converts the text from PDF to HTML.
  • Metadata: Users can define their own metadata for each document that includes properties, categories, locations, and connections.
  • Published documents are accessible on any browser and any device.
  • Filter: Based on metadata, find interesting subsets of information by combining filters.
  • Table of contents: Select relevant points in the text and click to add them to the table of contents.
  • Ability to cross-reference content (full documents or text within a document) by identifying the source and target of the reference.


Since July 2016, in addition to many improvements to the platform, we have added the following features:

  • Faceted browsing: Users can explore a collection of information by applying multiple filters at once.
  • Translation: The entire platform interface (menus, buttons, fields, etc) can now be translated into most languages right from the administrator interface.
  • “What you see is what you get” (WYSIWYG) pages: User are able to create webpages that can be used to share information related to the organization profile, the collection contents, legal disclaimers etc.
  • Edit and delete multiple documents and/or entities at once.
  • User accounts and roles: Administrators can now create user accounts and assign one of two roles: administrator and editor. More information on the permissions assigned to each role >>
  • Support for non-PDF file formats, such as YouTube videos.