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Too limited, too complicated.

Comment by snakyjake4
about wikidPad · Oct 2015 · Helpful Not helpful

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

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Comment by Mickets
about wikidPad · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

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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Comment by Xgenei
about wikidPad · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

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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Comment by scameronde
about wikidPad · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

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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Comment by Harry
about wikidPad · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

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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Comment by Chong
about wikidPad · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

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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Comment by Mutant
about wikidPad · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

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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Comment by Midas
about wikidPad · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

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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