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Thursday, September 9, 2010

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Developer(s) Michael Butscher
Stable release 1.9 (Stable) / Feb 28, 2010
Preview release 2.0rc04 / Jul 4, 2010
Development status Active
Written in Python, wxPython
Operating system Cross-platform (Windows, Linux, Mac OS X)
Platform Cross-platform (Windows, Python)
Size 6.1 MB
Available in English
Type wiki-like outliner
License Three-clause BSD
Website WikidPad

WikidPad is an open source, Python-based wiki-like outliner for storing thoughts, ideas, to-do lists, contacts, and other notes with Wiki-like linking between pages.

WikidPad system uses a database to tie together individual text documents that the user creates into a wiki-like notepad. Wiki-links can be created by writing a word in CamelCase or enclosing a word or words with single brackets, allowing easy ways to create a mini-wiki on a certain subject easily. Single Wiki pages and complete Wikis can be exported to HTML.

WikidPad was invented by Jason Horman who released it under his own open source license, similar to BSD license, in June 2005. Since October 2005 Michael Butscher has been the main developer of WikidPad[1].



[edit] Features

  • WikiWord Auto-Completion
  • WikiWord Navigation
  • Tree/Outline View
  • Todo Lists
  • Incremental Search
  • Wiki can be exported to HTML
  • Extensible with Python Scripting[2]
  • Can be used as portable software on a USB stick[3]

[edit] File formats

WikidPad can store notes in plain text or a SQLite database. When storing notes as text, the program can use SQLite or Gadfly to index the text files.

[edit] Plugins

  • Graphviz - Graph Visualization software
  • MimeTex - Latex Formula renderer
  • Ploticus - Charting and Graphing software

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