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New note taking software

I have discovered a new note-taking software. It is a Windows application, but it is very wiki-like.

You can easily link information.

For example, when I work in a page, I can write a wiki link (like this: WikiLink), and double-click it, and a new page will be created.

Very slick.

Unfortunately, it seems less powerful than KeyNote or Demios Chimp Notes (which is what I was using before).

The app is at http://www.jhorman.org/wikidPad/

Unlike KeyNote, this app is shareware.

Slick idea, tough!

Blazer
Thursday, November 13, 2003

Looks nice.

Another similar program is WikiServer: http://www.tinyted.net/eddie/wiki/

Though it doesn't seem to have the same slick UI.

www.MarkTAW.com
Thursday, November 13, 2003

It'd be even better if it could interact with a web server, so that those data can be accessed from any host.

Frederic Faure
Thursday, November 13, 2003

Interesting.  Do you have links to KeyNote and Chimp Notes?

Demios seems to be out of business (their website is one of those lame internet squatter sites) and I'm not sure what version of Keynote you're referring to (I'm assuming not the Apple product, given that you're a Windows user)

Ed
Thursday, November 13, 2003

http://www.tranglos.com/free/keynote.html

www.MarkTAW.com
Thursday, November 13, 2003

> http://www.jhorman.org/wikidPad/

Oh mama! This is just what I've been looking for! Thanks!

Now all I need to do is taste lasagna and get the girl and my life will be complete.

Dennis Atkins
Thursday, November 13, 2003

>>It'd be even better if it could interact with a web server, so that those data can be accessed from any host.


You mean, like a browser based Wiki ?


I don't know who serious you were being with that. But that is the funniest thing I've read all day.

Damian
Thursday, November 13, 2003

>>You mean, like a browser based Wiki ? I don't know who serious you were being with that. But that is the funniest thing I've read all day.

Just tell the non-techies in your company to contribute to the Intranet by typing HTML or weird-looking text (wiki, structured text in Zope) in a tiny textarea in their browser... Time for some reality check :-) It's Word or the highway.

Frederic Faure
Thursday, November 13, 2003

I'm more interested in the package itself, its a python desktop app using wxWindows.

Installs easily and feels like a normal Win32 app.  Python really is moving along.

However, it does mean the app has is a near 4mb download.

Ged Byrne
Friday, November 14, 2003

4mb is better than my Java app which includes a 20mb runtime! Maybe I should start looking at Python.

Fred2000
Friday, November 14, 2003

The same thing for mac osx. http://flyingmeat.com/voodoopad.html

So, did lots of people have the same idea at the same time or did someone copy someone else?

Alex
Friday, November 14, 2003

You might try The Journal

http://www.davidrm.com/

SteveL
Friday, November 14, 2003

http://flyingmeat.com/voodoopad.html

Not only can it can hook up with live web wikis, but it can also upload your interactive wiki to your iPod????

Sweet Mary and Joseph! This keeps getting better and better!!!

--

re python: It's one of the few times in tech history that the type lives up to the reality. Python is really the way to go for a heckofalotta things and it's very closs platform - much more so than Java for instance. Also doesn't crash all the time.

Dennis Atkins
Friday, November 14, 2003

Interesting...  one of the VoodooPad screenshots shows it being used to edit Python code...  it seems we've come full circle.  :)

Phillip J. Eby
Friday, November 14, 2003

wikidPad has some really interesting features that I haven't even seen in web based wikis, or voodoopad. It supports what it calls "properties". You can attach a property like [contact: personal] and [related-to: work] to a page and it will index that page in a special view. These properties can also affect the icon of the node in the tree and the fonts used. There are special properties like [priority: 5] which change the display of the node in the tree. Regular wikis seem a little bit lacking in that it is hard to cross-index your information this way.

Michael Malay
Sunday, November 16, 2003

As long as you're mentioning wiki-like things, check out Notebook at http://www.wjduquette.com/notebook (I'm not the author, I just like it)

Even more personal wikis or wiki-like things can be found through http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?CategoryPersonalWiki

David Wall
Monday, November 17, 2003

What's the difference between these and MS OneNote?
Can someone do a comparison?

Jack
Monday, November 17, 2003

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