Mandala is a "rich-prospect browsing interface that allows users to explore a data set using multiple criteria". Mandala is compatible with .txt, .rtf, and .pdf files but functions optimally with .csv or .xml files where the documents are formatted in searchable columns and files. The Mandala browser is formatted to read files and provide data visualizations of user-set criteria. Once the text has been imported, live Mandala user interface allows for the data to be manipulated and collated in order to fulfill the necessary research requirements of the user. The data is visually sorted on a circular middle palette and the user can reconfigure the data in the live browser. The data can be exported in text or image files.