wikidPad


wikidPad is now open source. Visit the project homepage at http://trac.wikidpad2.webfactional.com/.


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 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
Autosave
Export to HTML
All your data is stored in plain text
URL and file linking
Intuitive keybindings
Help Wiki included
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.

Help
A complete online documentation for beginners and advanced users is here: Help and First Steps (thanks to Jan Stegehuis)

To search all available documentation resources: Meta search

The included help wiki is also available in Hungarian language for version 2.1beta07 (thanks to Török Árpád).

Installation
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.

Download
Multiple versions of WikidPad are available for download here.

2.2 (stable)
WikidPad-2.2.exe Windows binary installer unicode
WikidPad-2.2-src.zip Source code
2.3 beta 12 (not so stable)
WikidPad-2.3beta12.exe Windows binary installer unicode
WikidPad-2.3beta12-src.zip Source code
Free Icons 1.1 (free icon set to replace commercial ones in 1.9final and before)

Already included in WikidPad 2.0 and later
WP-FreeIcons-1.1.exe Windows binary installer
WP-FreeIcons-1.1.zip ZIP file
Spell check add-on 2.0 (works with 2.0alpha01 or later)

To use this add-on, install first an appropriate WikidPad version, then install the add-on in the same directory.
The add-on is based on the enchant and pyEnchant libraries.
WP-SpellAddon-2.0.exe Windows binary installer
Spell check add-on 1.0 beta 1 (works with 1.7beta3 or later up to and including 1.9 final)

To use this add-on, install first an appropriate WikidPad version, then install the add-on in the same directory.
The add-on is based on the enchant and pyEnchant libraries.
WP-SpellAddon-1.0beta1.exe Windows binary installer
Help and first steps 1.1 (additional help wiki)

Applies to WikidPad 1.9beta20 up to 1.9rc01
You need an installed WikidPad 1.9beta20 or later to see the wiki properly.
WP-HelpAnd1stSteps-1.1.exe Windows binary installer
WP-HelpAnd1stSteps-1.1.zip ZIP file
wxPython Runtime downgrade 1.0 (works with 2.0rc03, 2.1alpha03 or later)

To use this add-on, install first an appropriate WikidPad version, then install the add-on in the same directory.
The add-on should solve a problem with tree view (vanishing plus/minus) by downgrading wxPython version. Use on Windows 7 is not recommended!
WP-wxPython2.8.9.2Down-1.0.exe Windows binary installer

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 mind-mapping.org.

 


Recommended downloads

Latest stable version 2.2

wikidPad 2.2 Windows binary wikidPad 2.2 source code

More downloads   (Details)
wikidPad 2.3beta12 Windows binary
wikidPad 2.3beta12 source code
wikidPad spell add-on 2.0

Help/Support/Forum...
Help and First Steps online
Download as Windows installer
Download as ZIP file

Wiki of WikidPad

Troubleshooting Tips

Visit the wikidPad Yahoo! Group to discuss issues with fellow wikidPad users.

Also take a look at the polls there to help the developer to guess which direction the development should take.

Also visit the wikidPad Google Dev Group to discuss wikidPad development with fellow wikidPad developers.

To get announcements about new versions you can also follow WikidPad on Twitter.

If you are interested in a WikidPad variant for Android OS go to WikiAndPad.

Donations...
WikidPad was invented by Jason Horman who made it open source in June 2005.

Since October 2005 (version 1.20beta1) Michael Butscher is the main developer of WikidPad.

If you want to donate to Michael Butscher for his work and you have a Paypal account use the following link to donate via Sourceforge:

Donate

Alternatively:


News...
Feb 15, 2014

WikidPad 2.2 is now available. This is the final 2.2 version. Download Windows binary or source code.

WikidPad 2.3beta12 is now available. Some small speed inmprovements. Download Windows binary or source code.
Oct 27, 2013

WikidPad 2.2rc11 is now available. It is a bug fix to latest 2.2beta on the way to a final 2.2 version. Download Windows binary or source code.

WikidPad 2.3beta11 is now available. Mainly bug fixes. Download Windows binary or source code.
Jul 13, 2013

WikidPad 2.2rc10_01 is now available. It is a bug fix to latest 2.2beta on the way to a final 2.2 version. Download Windows binary or source code.

WikidPad 2.3beta10_03 is now available. wxWidgets' Advanced User Interface (AUI) now allows to place wiki pages side by side or in more complex layouts. Download Windows binary or source code.
May 04, 2013

WikidPad 2.2rc09 is now available. It is a bug fix to latest 2.2beta on the way to a final 2.2 version. Download Windows binary or source code.

WikidPad 2.3beta09_02 is now available. Alternative MediaWiki syntax (subset). Download Windows binary or source code.
Mar 03, 2013

WikidPad 2.2rc08 is now available. It is a bug fix to latest 2.2beta on the way to a final 2.2 version. Download Windows binary or source code.

WikidPad 2.3beta08 is now available. A few new options and support for plugins in ZIP files. Download Windows binary or source code.
Dec 31, 2012

WikidPad 2.2rc07 is now available. It is a bug fix to latest 2.2beta on the way to a final 2.2 version. Download Windows binary or source code.

WikidPad 2.3beta07 is now available. Some support for handling raw HTML. Download Windows binary or source code.
Oct 31, 2012

WikidPad 2.2rc06 is now available. It is a bug fix to latest 2.2beta on the way to a final 2.2 version. Download Windows binary or source code.

WikidPad 2.3beta06 is now available. Bug fixes and enhancements to vi emulation (thanks to Ross). Download Windows binary or source code.


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