The atomsnet application has been designed to be easy to use for beginners, yet extensible enough to be interesting for more advanced computer users. In the introduction I will give an overview of the most basic functionality and how one can use the system 'out of the box'. More in-depth information on extending and personalizing the system is discussed in the other sections. That said, the introduction alone should suffice to help most people on the way.
Many different versions of the application have been released in the public domain during the development phase. Since many alterations have been made along the way I cannot describe every feature of every version. I will therefore restrict myself to the versions regarded stable. This manual therefore discusses solely atomsnet versions 1.0x, where the x can be any number.