WikidPad – wiki-like notebook software

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

The 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.

Features include:

  • WikiWord auto-completion.
  • WikiWord navigation.
  • On the fly WikiWord linking.
  • Easy WikiWord navigation.
  • Tree/Outline view.
  • Dynamic views – performs attribute based searches and shows nodes that match those searches.
  • To-do lists.
  • Incremental search.
  • Search and Replace.
  • Wikis can be exported to HTML.
  • Extensible with Python scripting.
  • Can be used as portable software on a USB stick.
  • Store notes in plain text or a SQLite database.
  • Autosave – saves around 5-15 seconds of idle time, on navigation to a new wiki word, and on shutdown.
  • Keybindings – many of which can be changed.
  • Spell checking.
  • Plugins:
    • Graphviz – graph visualization software.
    • MimeTex – Latex formula renderer.
    • Ploticus – Charting and graphing software.

Support: FAQ
Developer: Michael Butscher
License: Three-clause BSD


WikidPad is written in Python. Learn Python with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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