I have used WikidPad at work to take quick notes of all kinds of things: useful URLs both on our intranet and on the Internet, preliminary project documentation, todo’s, and more. So why not use it at home, on my Mac?
Well, there’s no reason not to – but things aren’t as simple as they could be: first, you have to make sure that you have the right environment installed (
Python 2.6 and the corresponding
wxPython library). There are quite a few pages on the Internet that tell you to download and install a
*.dmg file for the Mac; however, there are currently no
*.dmg files to be seen in the download library on SourceForge!
Luckily, downloading and unzipping a source distribution is sufficient – as long as you know how to start a Python script to launch the application (in short: start a Terminal session,
cd to the WikidPad source directory, and type
There’s probably a reason for not having a Mac distro of this nice application, but I haven’t found a good explanation so far. I did note that the home page of the application says “wiki notebook/outliner for windows“… Come on, guys,
py2app is perfect if you want to “Create standalone Mac OS X applications with Python“, and it does the same for Windows, of course. So what are you waiting for?