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Paperwork's backend

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Paperwork is a GUI to make papers searchable.

This is the backend part of Paperwork. It manages:

  • The work directory / Access to the documents
  • Indexing
  • Searching
  • Suggestions
  • Import
  • Export

There is no GUI here. The GUI is located here: .

Regarding the name "Paperwork", it can refer to both the GUI or the backend. If you want to be specific, you can call the gui "paperwork-gtk" instead of just Paperwork.


  • Pillow: Image manipulation (with JPEG support)
  • Whoosh: To index and search documents, and provide keyword suggestions
  • Libpoppler (PDF support)
  • Cairo
  • Gobject Introspection


You can find some examples in scripts/. You can also look at the code of Paperwork for reference.

Here are some snippets:

# TODO(Jflesch): UPDATE


Developement is strongly related to Paperwork-gui.



GPLv3 or later. See LICENSE.


Developement is strongly related to Paperwork-gui. All the information can be found on the wiki.

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