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Why is there only a build for Windows users

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What's the deal with Mac and Linux users can build their own but they build it for Windows users.

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Not everybody's cup of tea, but gold for power-users

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I have been using WikidPad as a personal wiki for almost 5 years now and it contains everything from minutes, to private notes to a collection of files that are arranged in a matrix fashion. However, it took me about a year until I could appreciate most of the features.

I disagree that a modern program has to have buttons to click instead of meta-language. Using wikidpad is super efficient exactly because your thoughts will not be better if you do a lot of formatting, but using meta language makes me much faster.

I would love to have a more beautiful interface and better image integration, but so far I could not find any program that is
- as efficient when entering text, links and files,
- is portable and cross platform,
- can be used offline

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Too limited, too complicated.

Comment by snakyjake4
about wikidPad · Oct 2015

Steep learning curve and not intuitive. Couldn't embed pictures, graphics, etc.

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Do not recommend this

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It is 2015, and its still based on code for mark up.

When I write stuff, I primary want to concentrate on CONTENT, not fiddling with markup.
Although its pretty sparse, it gets worse when images, tables would be added.

This is why this kind of applications should have basically their own category.
They are more to create HTML pages FAST. They are NOT to mark up own thoughts fast. I want to click a button and have piece of text be bold, be of paragraph 1 etc. And not mess with formating, which deviates original text by a lot - with this application, even see those ugly formatting in view.

Sorry guys, but leave TeX/LaTeX to publishers, and not users.

This app is completely overrated and somehow ugly.

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Memory hog warning

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Keep in mind that this program consumes about 60 MB on launch. IMHO this is a bit overkill for what is basically a fancy tree outliner.

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Wikidpad is just awesome. I use it on a daily basis.There i ...

Comment by Mickets
about wikidPad · Jun 2011

Wikidpad is just awesome. I use it on a daily basis.

There is a steep learning curve, but once you understand and handle tagging, saved searches, and other wonders, you'll be fine.

Export to HTML (continuous, manually or via command line options) is great, as I can generate a browser version for the laymen to read. I can even send it to my phone and take it with me.

New users MUST read the tutorial and try it out.

Warning: it doesn't make/keep backups of your data. So I strongly recommend you keep a scheduled backup of your Wiki running. I do that with Cobian Backup.


The regular expression search and replace is very powerful, but also dangerous: regex is default in search/replace, and if you intended to do a simple text search/replace and didn't notice regex was selected, you will literally destroy your Wiki in a matter of seconds,.. regex shouldn't be default.

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Wikidpad is absolutely awesome. I'm not quite sure where ex ...

Comment by Xgenei
about wikidPad · Jun 2011

Wikidpad is absolutely awesome. I'm not quite sure where exactly it fits into the workflow. It probably is broad spectrum - everything from a notetaker to a meta-knowledge organizer handling documents and other objects with applomb. But personally it's just too automatic for me. I just cant seem to get through the lack of manual control over the creation of notes. And I suspect this lack of manual control stymies others as the program is definitely low-profile afa tutorials and a helpful community. It's going nowhere. Pity! It's a viable alternative to such high dollar gear as The Personal Brain, and ancient tech like TreePad. I sincerely hope it gets whatever tweeking it needs to make a control freak brain like mine settle down to productive nirvanna. Oh and the html exports of all this (nonexistent) work - at least in my tests - is superb.

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I am using wikidPad on Windows every day at my job. Can't l ...

Comment by scameronde
about wikidPad · Jun 2011

I am using wikidPad on Windows every day at my job. Can't live without it.
Because i have a Mac at home i tried to setup wikidPad (2.0beta) on my mac. It was a bit of work, but now it works flawlessly. I can really recommend it. It is superior to all other desktop wiki solutions on the mac (your mileage might vary).

To make things easier for other fellow Mac users, i have created new installation instructions and a dmg image for mac. Both should be up the next days (see wikidPad page on Sourceforge).

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There are no binaries for Linux. It depends on WINE (which ...

Comment by Harry
about wikidPad · Jun 2011

There are no binaries for Linux. It depends on WINE (which the user is expected to configure). I hardly call this Linux compatible.

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I agree with Mutant. Tried setting this up on a Mac but fa ...

Comment by Chong
about wikidPad · Jun 2011

I agree with Mutant. Tried setting this up on a Mac but failed because I wasn't able to set up the dependencies.

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Wikidpad on Mac is a horrible experience. I would go so far ...

Comment by Mutant
about wikidPad · Jun 2011

Wikidpad on Mac is a horrible experience. I would go so far to say that it should be even listed as compatible. On Windows it was a dream however...

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Although not really lightweight -- it depends on python lib ...

Comment by Midas
about wikidPad · Jun 2011

Although not really lightweight -- it depends on python libraries to run -- this is one marvelous, intuitive and flexible notepad cum html editor hybrid. Plus it is portable, you can carry it around in your thumbdrive. Highly recomended!

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