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Not to be confused with Wikipad, the gaming tablet.

WikidPad running on Windows
WikidPad running on Windows
Developer(s)Jason Horman, Michael Butscher
Stable release
2.2 (Stable) / February 15, 2014; 5 years ago (2014-02-15)
Preview release
WikidPad 2.3rc02 (Not so stable) / November 26, 2018; 13 months ago (2018-11-26)
Written inPython, wxPython
Operating systemCross-platform (Windows, Linux, Mac OS X)
PlatformCross-platform (Windows, Python)
Size7.1 MB
Available inEnglish
Typewiki-like outliner
LicenseThree-clause BSD

WikidPad is an open-source, Python-based wiki-like outliner for storing thoughts, ideas, to-do 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.

WikidPad was created by Jason Horman who released it under his own open source license, similar to the BSD license, in June 2005. Since October 2005 Michael Butscher has been the main developer of WikidPad.[1]


  • WikiWord autocompletion
  • WikiWord navigation
  • Tree/Outline view
  • To-do lists
  • Incremental search
  • Wikis can be exported to HTML
  • Extensible with Python scripting[2]
  • Can be used as portable software on a USB stick[3]

File formats[edit]

WikidPad can store notes in plain text or a SQLite database. When storing notes as text, the program can use SQLite or Gadfly to index the text files.


Several other programs can be used as plug-ins to provide functions not directly supported:

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