Borg News – 11 Dec ’15

Borg, provides a seamless study experience from online/offline videos, with note taking capabilities tightly integrated with videos.

With three kinds of note taking options – typed, voice and handwritten.

A full featured download manager, for course videos and resources.

Save whole courses in the library for quick access in the “courses” section.

Create combined playlists, called “collections” using videos from various online and offline sources – Local Hard disk, Coursera, Youtube and  edX. Making it an excellent study/research tool.

Direct support of NPTEL courses has been removed as all courses from NPTEL are available on youtube.

There are some more features also planned and I am working to incorporate them. Features like time tracking, and reports of the videos watched.

Most of the work for the above has been done. And I am working hard on completing the rest of it.

The first release will be for Mac OS, then for windows and after that for tablets and mobiles.

Borg has come a long way from what it was when I started this.
Initially, Borg was a software designed only for downloading coursera courses, which it did perfectly. But after the response and recommendations from my beta testers, it was decided and concluded that a plain downloader will not be of major help. What was needed was a complete and seamless study experience, between online and offline videos + Playlist management of online and offline videos combined, with a tightly integrated downloader and downloads manager, therefore all these features were later incorporated.
Support for edx courses was also included. Youtube is a huge resource of educational videos, so support for downloading, viewing and managing videos from youtube was also added.

Borg should soon be in your hands, making studies easier.

Author: Gautam

I am a Human, MOOCer, Harmonica Enthusiast, Budding Polyglot and an Indie Game Developer. I develop apps and games for fun and profit. Wherever and whenever you see me, I am sure to have my harp in my pocket. Maybe if you say please I will play you a tune.