WikidPad Is An Open Source, Cross Platform Note-taking Application, How to Install it in Ubuntu 15.04

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WikidPad is notepad-like application but with some different set of features. It is wiki-like notepad for storing your notes, to-do lists, ideas, thoughts etc. The feature that make its different from other such application is that you can cross-link your information in Wikidpad. It is standalone application and often referred to as “IDE for your thoughts”.

Jason Horman was the founder of Wikidpad and it is under open source license. It is still under development and receiving bug fixes and new features. We will be reviewing its noteworthy features and installation steps in this article.


Here are some of the important features of this tiny app:

  • Auto completion of words/sentences
  • Outline views
  • Incremental search feature
  • Easy navigation for source code
  • Developer  friendly IDE
  • Features for assistance in Personal Information Management

Installing Wikidpad on Ubuntu

Not yet added to official ubuntu repositories, we will need to add its PPA to our ubuntu system package manager before attempting to install this application.

First of all, launch your terminal and run following command to add key info for the new packages we are going to add.

wget -q -O - | sudo apt-key add –

Run following command to add the new packages to APT package manager’s sources.

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb trusty-getdeb apps" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list'

Since we have added new information to package manager source files, we need to update it now. Run following command to update APT package manager repositories.

sudo apt-get update

That’s all, we are ready to install wikidpad now, run following command on the terminal to install it.

sudo apt-get install wikidpad

install wikidpad

Congratulations, Wikidpad has been installed, launch it from Applications >> Wikidpad option.

Launch Wikidpad

Enjoy using wonderful note-taking application.

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Wikidpad is extremely lightweight tool, it consumes very less amount of system resources. It is easy to use, quick and graphically featured rich application. It runs on all popular operating systems including Microsoft Windows, Linux, Mac OS.