Below you’ll find answers to some of the questions we get a lot.
Select a category if you don’t find the answer straight away. If you still can’t find the answer feel free to [contact us here].
If you get this is means that that you haven’t installed the database application on your PC/Mac
It means that the extension can’t connect to it. It happens when you install the extension first and then the database app. Since the installer kills any running Java application (and a small part of extension – the part that communicates from the extension to the app – is in Java) you need to RESTART THE EXTENSION. You can do this by going to extensions and just flip the extension’s on/off switch (or using the reload button – which basically does the same).
‘Vortimo’ is pronounced WOR TEAM-OH.
Some people pronounce it WORTI MOH – like its a distant cousin to Voldemort from Harry Potter fame. But it’s not, and they’re wrong. However – you can call it whatever you like. Some people say Leenux and some say LieNax but we all know they’re trying to say ‘Linus Torvalds’, so, actually — it’s OK.
There is no parent company and funding is by the directors of the company. There is no ‘big brother’ with ulterior motives behind Vortimo.
Vortimo is a South African company and we’re South African.
(Eish bro, stop bietjie daai dikgat boerewors boef by die bring-en-braai op sy bromponie voor hy nou-nou ‘n boggerop maak!)
‘Vortimo’ means ‘truth’ in the Romani language… but it’s also just a nice sounding word!
Vortimo can be used by anyone that uses a browser to research a topic. This includes investigators that are profiling individuals or companies, intelligence analysts using open source intelligence (OSINT), IT security personnel or even academics doing domain specific research. Vortimo collects and organises information that came from your browser – so it does not matter if you’re browsing the web, using social networks or visiting your company’s intranet.
Vortimo is made up of three parts:
- Client database application / server. This is where the heavily lifting happens. Java application with embedded graph DB.
- Front end UI (web) – we’re using React.
The browser extension and the database app check each other to make sure that they’re on the same version. When you see a message like that it means that most likely there is a newer database application available. You should check the download section of the website and update your application.
We will offer online training via a 3rd party – links will be disclosed once confirmed. You should also look at the tutorial videos – it’s under ‘Tutorials’ on the [‘Help‘] page.
Because that makes you think you’re paying less. That makes it more likely that you’ll buy a license. And we like money – because 1) we like money 2) it gives us the ability to keep on developing on the product 3) it’s a sign of appreciation from you to us. While nr1 is nice, nr2 is needed – but even more so- nr3 is needed too.
Edit 2020-11-12: We have now put the prices per year. It’s just a little creepy to price it per month and bill per year.
Not at the moment. We envisage a time in the near future where you’ll be able to log into a server and set up your own links and widgets from there.
No, all data is stored locally.
In future we want to introduce Vortimo servers where collaborative investigations / research can happen – but those would be hosted by the organization the requires them.