The small data problem is the need for an individual to create, store, retrieve, and otherwise organize all the small bits of information they need to remember for their day to day activities. It will be different to every person. It might include To Do items, contacts, shopping lists, notes from meetings, and other little tidbits of information. It could also include music files or bits of information typically stored on cell phones or PDAs.
There are a lot of good products out there addressing this problem. I will be reviewing a bunch of them in the blog. So check back regularly.
I have also released my own extensible solution to parts of the small data problem. This is an application called Toba and an underlying framework called Samosir that anyone can use to extend Toba's functioanlity.
Solving the Small Data Problem one Tidbit at a Time