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wikidPad is a Wiki-like notebook for storing your thoughts, ideas, todo lists, contacts, or anything else you can think of to write down.

Binaries are only available for Windows systems but compiling instructions are posted to help you compile this for Mac OS X 10.4 (or later) and Linux/Unix. Santa uses and recommends Free Mind.

wikidPad is a Wiki-like notebook for storing your thoughts, ideas, todo lists, contacts, or anything else you can think of to write down.

What makes wikidPad different from other notepad applications is the ease with which you can cross-link your information. Links in a wiki are created by typing in WikiWords. A WikiWord is any mixed case word typed into the editor. TodoList or JohnDoe are example WikiWords. The term wiki means "quick" in Hawaiian, and wikis are all about quickly linking your information together. Wikis are not a new concept, in fact there are many web based wiki servers available.
wikidPad is a real-time wiki
wikidPad is not a web server, or application server, or groupware solution. wikidPad is a standalone notepad like application, albeit notepad on steroids. wikidPad is like an IDE for your thoughts.

IDE for your thoughts
Software developers have grown accustomed to certain features from their integrated development environment that make their jobs easier. Features like auto-completion, outline views, incremental search, easy source code navigation. IDE's that provide these features can greatly increase developer productivity. wikidPad attempts to utilize some of these features to address the problem of personal information management.

Personal Information Management
How do you manage all of the random bits of information in your personal and professional life? Word documents, text files, Microsoft Outlook folders/notes. If you're an expert user maybe you have a weblog, or a personal database, or possibly an outlining application. Where do you track your wifes favorite food, your bosses kids names, your personal todo list, the name of the movie you just read a review of, the name of the book a friend recommended. wikidPad was created to address this issue of personal information management. It provides a place to manage the massive amounts of information you have stuffed in your head, on stickies, or on your computer.

Windows: Use of a binary installer is recommended. Users of Windows 98/ME should read the hint below before downloading.

Linux: See page InstallLinux in WikidPad's wiki.

MacOS: See page InstallMacosx in WikidPad's wiki.

Troubleshooting Tips

For users of WikidPad 2.0 or later with Windows binary:

If WikidPad refuses to start, e.g. with message "CreateProcess failed; code 14001" try to download and install vcredist_x86.exe from Microsoft.

For users of Windows 98/ME:

WikidPad 2.0 or later does not support these systems.
WikidPad version 1.6 and later needs a file named "unicows.dll" which must be placed either in the installation directory of the binary version of WikidPad (where "WikidPad.exe" is) or in the "\Windows\System" directory.
You can find the file either here or download an installer for it from Microsoft.

You should also download the file msvcp71.dll if you do not have it. It is not absolutely necessary, but allows to use an external HTML preview renderer (since 1.8beta6).

Important remark
Please install WikidPad only in a path which consists completely of ASCII-characters, this means only 'a' to 'z' letters, lower or upper case, digits and punctuation characters like underscore, dot and comma.

wikidPad is mentioned on

   WikidPad Features    
   On the fly WikiWord linking, as you type
   WikiWord auto-completion
   Easy WikiWord navigation
   Wiki text styling
   WikiWord History
   Wiki document attributes
   Dynamic views
   Tree/Outline view with over 100 icons
   Todo lists
   Incremental search
   Search and Replace
   Export to HTML
   All your data is stored in plain text
   URL and file linking
   Intuitive keybindings
   Help Wiki included
« Last Edit: February 23, 2014, 02:46:00 PM by Software Santa »


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