OutWiker - the tree notes organizer


OutWiker is designed to store notes in a tree. Such programs are called "outliner", personal wiki, or tree-like editors. OutWiker's main difference from the other similar programs is keeping the tree of notes in the form of directories on disk, and encouraging changing the base by external sources and programs.

Also any number of files can be attached to the page. OutWiker can contain pages of different types, currently supports three types of pages: plain text, HTML pages and wiki pages, but the number of types of pages will increase in future.

The program uses some sets of free icons taken from sites famfamfam.com, yusukekamiyamane.com and fatcow.com. Many thanks to the authors of those sites.

OutWiker distributed with source code under the GPL 3.


Current version - 2.0.0

OutWiker for Windows
outwiker_2.0.0_win.exe (installer, 20 МБ).
outwiker_2.0.0_win.7z (7z archive, 20 МБ).
outwiker_2.0.0_win.zip (zip archive, 26 МБ).

OutWiker for Windows with all plug-ins
outwiker_2.0.0_win_all_plugins.zip (archive 7z, 33 МБ).
outwiker_2.0.0_win_all_plugins.7z (archive 7z, 25 МБ).

For Linux users created PPA-repository. To install OutWiker from the repository, perform the following commands:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:outwiker-team/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install outwiker

For others Linux distributions see Sources

Unstable version


outwiker_2.0.0_01_en.png: 1557x869, 412k (06.06.2017 09:07)
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Key Features

  • The base is stored as a directory tree on disk.
  • Plugins supporting.
  • Any number of files can be attached to each note.
  • Pages can be of different types.
  • Attached images can be inserted into the HTML-page.
  • HTML syntax highlighting.
  • Tags support.
  • Support for bookmarks.
  • Each tree branch can be opened as a separate wiki.
  • Icons for notes.
  • Cross-platform (Windows and Linux).
  • Portability. Program all the settings can be stored in its directory.
  • Open-source program.
  • The ability to create links between pages.
  • Global search on your notes and search by tags.
  • Batch job with the tags.


May it be better to make the program keep notes in one file?

Keeping notes in a tree - the main feature, for which the program was developed. This does not mean that someday I will not add the option for choosing ways of storing your notes, but this will not happen in the near future.

Will there be a visual editor for the pages?

There are some thoughts to make a separate page type format RichTextFormat with the visual editor. Please do not exclude the possibility that there will be a visual editor for HTML-pages. But still I can't talk about dates.

How to install plugins

If you use OutWiker in the portable mode then to install the plug-ins need to unzip the downloaded archive to plugins folder close to the executable.

If you use OutWiker in the usual mode then select "Help - Open Plugins Folder" menu item. After that will be open folder for plugins.

In MS Windows 7 / 8.x / 10 it would be:


In Ubuntu Linux:


Take note what each plugin is a folder with the files. This plugin folder need to copy in the folder with plugins. In the preferences dialog (Edit - Preferences - Plugins) can disable plugins without remove their files from plugins folder.

Run from source code

Source code of OutWiker is free.

To get a stable version of the source code, run:

To get the source code version of the program, which is in development, run:

git clone https://github.com/Jenyay/outwiker.git
cd outwiker
git checkout stable

To run the command (in the directory src):

python runoutwiker.py

Version History

2.0.0 (June 2017)

  1. The program now uses wxPython 3.0 library.
  2. The editor adds the ability to duplicate the current line with hot key or menu item.
  3. The editor adds the ability to delete the current line with hot key or menu item.
  4. The editor adds the ability to move lines up / down with hot keys or menu items.
  5. The editor adds the ability to join lines with the hot key or menu item.
  6. The editor adds the ability to remove word to beginning / ending with the hot key or menu item.
  7. The editor adds the ability to decreade nesting level of the list items with the hot key or menu item.
  8. Added the menu items to move cursor in text.
  9. Added the menu items to copy / cut the current line to clipboard.
  10. Added the "--page, -p" command line parameter to select page when starting.
  11. Added the "--normal" command line parameter to disable minimizing when starting.
  12. Added the "--debug" command line parameter to run in the debug mode.
  13. Added the Swedish translation.
  14. Restored availability the icon in the system tray on Linux.
  15. Added the ability to add alias to page.
  16. Changed GUI to set hot keys.
  17. Added options to change editor margin color.
  18. Added options to change background color of the selected text.
  19. Removed Italian localization.

History of the previous versions

Axel Bjelke 06.12.2012 - 00:43

Character set

Hey, thanks for a great program!
Just wonder if there's possible to change default char set in HTML-mode from 'CHARSET=UTF-8' to 'CHARSET=iso-8859-1'. I'm writing in Norwegian, meaning I use special characters (æøå). These don't show in UTF-8.
Thanks in advance.

Jenyay 06.12.2012 - 15:08

Easy to change the encoding to iso-8859-1 does not succeed, but I think that can be done. Unicode is not really in these characters?

Axel Bjelke 07.12.2012 - 01:31

Answer to 'Character set'

Checked it out a bit more and it seem to depend on how i open the file:
1. If I manually copy the text from HTML-view, save it as .html-file and open it in my browser (Opera) it does NOT show Norwegian characters. But,
2. If i just open the .html-file from Outwiki's filesystem the browser gets it right!
- Well, I guess theres no big problem here!
Thanks again.

abc163 10.12.2012 - 01:46

I am currently using WikidPad, tiddlywiki and Emacs. I tested outwiker, and it is a very nice personal wiki. I believe it would be more powerful if it adds more features like:

1) buttons to show backlinks and links
2) link to an anchor on another page
3) open a page and link on a split frame or a separate window.

I like the spoiler plugin. If those lines and borders of the spoiler can be removed, the page would look cleaner.

It says version 1.7 can open notes in separate tabs. I found that only note links can be opened on separate tabs by right-clck context menu. Can those notes on the tree do the same way?

My OS is windows xp sp3. Thanks!

Jenyay 10.12.2012 - 15:04

Thanks for the suggestions, I'll add them to the ToDo list.

In spoiler plugin I'm going to make the ability to customize style elements.

To open the page in a separate tab, you can first create a new tab with Ctrl + T, and then select the desired page. Or when you click on the page in the tree to keep pressing Ctrl.

abc163 10.12.2012 - 19:21

Your method on opening pages on new tabs works very well. Thanks! Hope outwiker grow successfully!

kabatza 11.01.2013 - 01:14

2 suggestions.

1. on create new page have as default a title "New page" with auto increase(or even without) just to speed up the page creation a little.

2. add spell checker
here is a good one you could use http://gtkspell.sourceforge.net/

Anyway even without these....this is one GREAT Application!!!

Jenyay 11.01.2013 - 08:54

1. Added to Todo, maybe someday I will do :)

2. This is already in the plans.

nnsense 29.04.2013 - 19:30


Really, really awesome. I really don't feel any missing, after your program i begun moving all my notes into it! Great work, keep it up! :)

AWRog 09.11.2013 - 17:51

Great program and nice alternative to TheGuide and even TreePad

Really usefull program, easy to understand.
Nice features (storing attachments, thumbail and childlist-command are great).

Nice alternatives for TheGuide and even Treepad!!

Netsaver 19.11.2013 - 22:59

Personalize HTML meta tags

I personally find really awesome this application. I don't use wiki, but I can insert simple html content in the application and if I want add more sophisticated tags, it's immediate to open the page in external apps.
Anyway I feel the missing of the head section.
- the html title could be taken from the page name
- the html content could be taken from the page tags (so allowing the exported sites being browsed by tags)
- other useful info as date, author, could be added to meta tags
- it could be referred dedicated css file (per-page)
All these functions could be applied simply allowing a template for the head section added in the content.html.
Of course I could change it, but if I change page.text, the modification is reflected into the final content, while head section is hard-coded.
Please, add this feature asap!!

Jenyay 20.11.2013 - 09:03

Ok. I will add this reauest in the ToDo list.

Netsaver [netsaver@libero.it] 14.03.2014 - 19:02

Internal Links

Hi, I think that internal links to other tree elements should work also opening html with browser.
That is, the root of the relative path is known by the application, but should be written into the _content.html, otherwise it will start from disk root file:///C:/...
e.g. see your help - link node - open it with browser...
Suggest to:
- add 'paste node path' option when inserting links
- count node level(e.g. link node in your help is level 3)
- repeat string '../' up to node level (relative root path)
- insert rel.root path + node path + /_content.html in the link url field
Obviously the link should work at the same time from inside and outside outwiker...
Thanks and regards,
Netsaver Paul
Rome, Italy

Netsaver [netsaver@libero.it] 17.03.2014 - 15:02

small follow on

Just to be clear,in the previous comment I referred to preview with browser, before (and not after) exportation...
Maybe the preview was designed per-page, not per-project.
By the way, is there any possibility to modify the head tags (per project, not per page, which was another issue) to add some javascript? I'ld like to use MathJax for displaying math formulas in html (this release offers math support for wiki only).
Thanks and regards,
Netsaver, Rome

bacca400 25.07.2014 - 19:49

Do you have an English version?

Your web pages does not mention if the version of the program is in English. I could really use this to organize my Linux notes, but I only read English.

Is an English version possible? Thank you.

Jenyay 26.07.2014 - 10:08

Yes, English language is supported.

Pawel 14.09.2014 - 23:54

BibTex and html export


could you add support for BibTex bibliography and exporting whole wiki to HTML easy browsable via webbrowser (without outwiker)?

Jenyay 15.09.2014 - 09:31

You can use plugin Export2HTML - http://jenyay.net/Outwiker/Export2HtmlPlugin for export to HTML.

As for BibTex, I add task in ToDo but I can not promise that I will do soon.

Pawel 16.09.2014 - 20:46

Is it possible to do bigger block of monospaced-texts?

I would like to do some code listings, the
many lines

removes indentation.

Jenyay 16.09.2014 - 22:42

Yes, use

[@ many lines @]

And for code can to use plugin Source.

Pawel 16.09.2014 - 23:03

Works very good, even ocaml is supported (exacly what I need).

I had to tell that Outwiker seems to be very very good software. Big thanks.

Pawel 16.09.2014 - 23:17

Ok, one more suggestion.

What do you think about removing root from wiki outline? I can have only one wiki open in window. In my humble opinion hiding root could improve readability.

Pawel 16.09.2014 - 23:33

Another suggestion.

Could you add shortcuts for navigation? Standard keys works on outline until I open page which is in Wiki mode. Then focus is captured by editor and I cannot continue navigation.

Jenyay 17.09.2014 - 09:01

> What do you think about removing root from wiki outline? I can have only one wiki open in window. In my humble opinion hiding root could improve readability.

Root shows to be seen what the wiki is open now.

> Could you add shortcuts for navigation? Standard keys works on outline until I open page which is in Wiki mode. Then focus is captured by editor and I cannot continue navigation.

Buttons back / forward?

Pawel 18.09.2014 - 23:05

> Root shows to be seen what the wiki is open now.

I think that it would be more clear to have current wiki name inside some label above wiki's outline tree.

> Buttons back / forward?

I think that you could add those buttons:
- go to next/prev page [next in outline]
- go to next/prev sibling page
- go to parent
- expand/collapse children of current page

But I am not sure if would use them all when you will add them :-).

Most of required functionality can be achieved by keyboard when focus is on the wiki's outline tree. Maybe some key to give focus on this outline would be enough? Then you could just add some shortcuts for collapsing and expanding [space does something else] on outline.

Jenyay 19.09.2014 - 09:20


Pawel 09.10.2014 - 13:45

Undo remove

I accidentally removed Wiki page. Can it be restored? If not, could you extend UNDO to support this?

Jenyay 09.10.2014 - 14:19

Currently this is not possible. In the future I am going to make a recycle bin.

tpr 12.10.2014 - 15:56


Do you plan to add an option to keep the attached files in their original folders, instead of copying them? That would be a great functionality.

Jenyay 12.10.2014 - 16:31

Thanks for the idea. Have not yet thought about it.

Pawel 19.10.2014 - 01:57


The stable version is slow. I am doing notes from an on-line course, and after 487 lines typing new text is slow.

My wiki page uses only bullet lists and many headers (I can send you for testing)

When typing I can see that typed character is formatted with delay.

Jenyay 19.10.2014 - 09:32

Yes, send please example on jenyay.ilin@gmail.com

Axel Bjelke 12.11.2014 - 21:54

Windows 8.1

Does version 1.8.1 work with Windows 8.1?

lliseil 10.02.2015 - 14:37

what about folding?

Hi Jenyay
Outwiker has great features to organize ideas. I use 1.7 on Linux. I luv how the tags are easily added, edited and displayed to find relevant stuff :)

Now what about folding, to easily display the main structure of any document? I miss that so much.
Wrap/Nowrap lines would be another small nifty feature, I believe.

Harold  17.05.2015 - 01:41

How to set global style?

Hi Jenyay,
How do I change default style to AVC?
Thank you

Jenyay 17.05.2015 - 20:25

RE: How to set global style?

At present time OutWiker can't change default style but after creation of the page with any style, this style will be selected default.

Harold Hoffmann 27.07.2015 - 19:28

Directory Tree

Hi Jenyay,
I have been using the program and think it is great! Thanks.

Is there an easy way to import an existing directory tree?

The page titles are the names of the existing directories.
Each folder contains files to be attached to the Wiki page. There also are pdf files which would be linked to the wiki page.

Thank you,

Jenyay 28.07.2015 - 13:12

Hi Harold.

I want to make plugin for some import in future. I have also many directories, which I wish to convert to wiki. :)

Arno 07.10.2015 - 11:09

Include note

It would be great if I could re-use the content of a note in another note.
The include-command could be expanded with the option to include another note

Mark 28.10.2015 - 21:33

Outwiker has some great potential but still somewhat limited. Any idea if we will ever see any of the features listed below:

1) Indexed file content search with keyword highlighting
I know developing a powerful search indexer is a full project on its own, but there are already numerous interesting titles out there that could be used as a plugin or addon. A few that come to mind is DTSearch and Apache Lucene. In addition, to make a full use of the search engine, a powerful internal file viewer like Oracle Outside In would come handy in order to display search hit results inside of documents (PDF, DOCX, XLSX, RTF, HTML, etc.).

2) Convenient tagging - something similar to Evernote or TagSpaces. This would allow to quickly group notes/files/folder by urgency/subject/time etc.

Let me know your feedback.

Jenyay 29.10.2015 - 08:48

Hello, Mark. Thank you for feedback, the ideas are interested. I agree that the search page need to develop. As for the tag, I'll see how it is made into Evernote

cds2 04.01.2016 - 18:03

Password protection?

Hi, is there any chance to get specific nodes password-protected in the future?

Jenyay 04.01.2016 - 22:59

It is possible. Now You can use VeraCrypt or encfs for encryption whole notes tree.

js 11.01.2016 - 10:45

wxPython 3.0

Is there any plan for support wxPython 3.0 ?
And is there a Donation page on english? :)

js 11.01.2016 - 11:28

Sortable Tables

Can you please add sortable tables.
I tested http://www.kryogenix.org/code/browser/sorttable/ and works good :).

Jenyay 12.01.2016 - 10:13

> Is there any plan for support wxPython 3.0 ?

Yes, I plan go to wxPython 3.0 after release Outwiker 1.9.

Donation page - https://www.paypal.me/jenyay :)

> Sortable Tables

Ok. I added this to ToDo list.

Jenyay 16.01.2016 - 20:04

Thanks for the donation :)

WS 15.03.2016 - 21:46

difficulty reading .html pages in browser

I like OutWiker, and am trying to use the html on my iPhone, using an app called Html Reader.
Some .html pages show great, others show only Attachment and Child Pages (and this is true even in a browser on the computer).
Can tell me why, and how to predict what kind of webpage copied in to OutWiker is going to be unreadable this way?
Thanks much!

coco 09.07.2016 - 17:07

Is there a collapse all shortcut key? I think it would be good if we can collapse all expanded branches in one click or using shortcut.
Thank you

Joseph 18.07.2016 - 13:26

Issue while installing on fresh Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Reproducing steps:

Install fresh Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

$ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:outwiker-team/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install outwiker
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:

 outwiker : Depends: python-wxgtk2.8 but it is not installable

E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

Jenyay 18.07.2016 - 14:34

Yes, I know about this problem. wxPython 2.8 was removed from Ubuntu 16.04. The current unstable OutWiker version uses wxPython 3.0 and work well - http://jenyay.net/Outwiker/UnstableEn

Mike 30.08.2016 - 16:14

Too many duplicate files

I have tried this application, and I quite like it. There is however a tiny issue preventing me from using this to keep track of my notes as my own personal mini wiki.

Looking at the saved file structure it appears that the icon is saved in the nodes folder (__icon.png), and when I create blank pages (for structure purposes) they seem to create some content files that are identical to other blank pages. This for most will not be an issue, but I frequently run duplicate checks on my computer as I have in the past been known to accumulate too many files. As the __icon.png files seem to be the same, and blank files seem to be the same, they will flag as duplicate files and cause some problems. Usually I zip files together to avoid this, however for a constantly changing, constantly accessed program, this is not really an option. Maybe if I get a chance to improve my python skills I can implement some changes to fix these small issues.

Overall it is a nice program, and for most users the tiny issue I mentioned will not be of any concern. So many thanks for the time and effort that has gone in to creating it.

On a side note to WS, I also have seen the "Attachment and Child Pages" issue. But for me it only appears on blank pages.

Joseph 18.10.2016 - 11:09

Outwiker doesn't starts on latest Ubuntu 16.10

Outwiker Unstable worked perfectly on Ubuntu 16.04

Recently Ubuntu 16.10 was released and after upgrade, the Outwiker fails to start. Is there a quick and easy way to fix it?

Here is the error message from the CLI:

$ outwiker
11:06:02 AM: Debug: Failed to connect to session manager: SESSION_MANAGER environment variable not defined
Traceback (most recent call last):

  File "runoutwiker.py", line 113, in <module>
    outwiker = OutWiker(False)
  File "runoutwiker.py", line 40, in __init__
    wx.App.__init__(self, *args, **kwds)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/wx-3.0-gtk2/wx/_core.py", line 8628, in __init__
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/wx-3.0-gtk2/wx/_core.py", line 8196, in _BootstrapApp
    return _core_.PyApp__BootstrapApp(*args, **kwargs)
  File "runoutwiker.py", line 86, in OnInit
  File "/usr/share/outwiker/outwiker/core/starter.py", line 34, in processGUI
    self.__openRecentWiki ()
  File "/usr/share/outwiker/outwiker/core/starter.py", line 84, in __openRecentWiki
    openWiki (Application.recentWiki[0])
  File "/usr/share/outwiker/outwiker/core/commands.py", line 198, in openWiki
    Application.wikiroot = result
  File "/usr/share/outwiker/outwiker/core/application.py", line 315, in wikiroot
  File "/usr/share/outwiker/outwiker/core/event.py", line 54, in __call__
    handler[0](*args, **kwargs)
  File "/usr/share/outwiker/outwiker/gui/tabscontroller.py", line 260, in __onWikiOpen
  File "/usr/share/outwiker/outwiker/gui/tabscontroller.py", line 232, in __loadTabs
    self._application.selectedPage = self._tabsCtrl.GetPage (selectedTab)
  File "/usr/share/outwiker/outwiker/core/application.py", line 379, in selectedPage
    self.__wikiroot.selectedPage = page
  File "/usr/share/outwiker/outwiker/core/tree.py", line 393, in selectedPage
  File "/usr/share/outwiker/outwiker/core/event.py", line 54, in __call__
    handler[0](*args, **kwargs)
  File "/usr/share/outwiker/outwiker/core/event.py", line 54, in __call__
    handler[0](*args, **kwargs)
  File "/usr/share/outwiker/outwiker/gui/currentpagepanel.py", line 92, in __onPageSelect
    self.__updatePageView (page)
  File "/usr/share/outwiker/outwiker/gui/currentpagepanel.py", line 125, in __updatePageView
  File "/usr/share/outwiker/outwiker/gui/currentpagepanel.py", line 143, in __createPageView
    pageView = factory.getPageView (self, Application)
  File "/usr/share/outwiker/outwiker/pages/wiki/wikipage.py", line 77, in getPageView
    return WikiPageView(parent, application)
  File "/usr/share/outwiker/outwiker/pages/wiki/wikipageview.py", line 32, in __init__
    super(WikiPageView, self).__init__(parent, application)
  File "/usr/share/outwiker/outwiker/pages/wiki/basewikipageview.py", line 24, in __init__
    super (BaseWikiPageView, self).__init__ (parent, application)
  File "/usr/share/outwiker/outwiker/pages/html/basehtmlpanel.py", line 56, in __init__
    self.htmlWindow = getOS().getHtmlRender (self.notebook)
  File "/usr/share/outwiker/outwiker/core/system.py", line 213, in getHtmlRender
    return HtmlRenderWebKit (parent)
  File "/usr/share/outwiker/outwiker/gui/htmlrenderwebkit.py", line 45, in __init__
    import wx.html2 as webview

ImportError: No module named html2
Error in atexit._run_exitfuncs:
Traceback (most recent call last):

  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/atexit.py", line 24, in _run_exitfuncs
    func(*targs, **kargs)

PyAssertionError: C++ assertion "GetEventHandler() == this" failed at ../src/common/wincmn.cpp(478) in ~wxWindowBase(): any pushed event handlers must have been removed
Error in sys.exitfunc:
Traceback (most recent call last):

  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/atexit.py", line 24, in _run_exitfuncs
    func(*targs, **kargs)

wx._core.PyAssertionError: C++ assertion "GetEventHandler() == this" failed at ../src/common/wincmn.cpp(478) in ~wxWindowBase(): any pushed event handlers must have been removed

Jenyay 18.10.2016 - 11:50

Thanks for the report. Is the python-webkit-dev package installed?

I will update Ubuntu in the coming days.I will try to fix everything quickly.

Joseph 19.10.2016 - 19:52

Outwiker doesn't starts on latest Ubuntu 16.10

Yes, the "python-webkit-dev" (1.1.8-3.1) package is installed.

Jenyay 19.10.2016 - 21:08

To fix this problem install python-wxgtk-webview3.0 package.

Jenyay 20.10.2016 - 10:21

Today I uploaded a new build to PPA with fixed problem with Ubuntu 16.10.

peti  23.02.2017 - 20:01

outline tree properties

Hello, is it possible to change th font size (color) on the outline tree panel?
Great program, thanks!

Jenyay 24.02.2017 - 11:21

Re: outline tree properties

Hello, Peti!

I want to add ability to change the color and font in the notes tree in a future version 2.1.

CorinaMarie 26.03.2017 - 23:08

A Couple of Issues

Hiya, Jenyay.

I downloaded 1.9 today and I'm very impressed. happy smiley

I have it running in Win7 Pro 64bit. The minimize button closes the program. shrieking smiley

Also, I tried several ways to have it resize images from a URL including copying the code exactly from your help page. They simply show in their original size. I am able to resize them if I attach a local file.

I'm creating a help index for Simtropolis.com where I'm a Moderator. We want all the images shown to come from those already posted on the web. You can see examples in my post: http://community.simtropolis.com/forums/topic/72646-rednotebook-sc4-linkys-idea/?do=findComment&comment=1660218 and the test data is attached in a zip.


CorinaMarie 27.03.2017 - 15:35

One Correction


Ok, so a couple other peeps corrected me on my statement that minimizing closes the program. It actually gets placed in my hidden icons part of the tray.

Is it possible to make it minimize to the task bar like other Windows programs?

CorinaMarie 28.03.2017 - 01:18

New Correction

Randy pointed out that I could change the minimize behavior by unchecking the Minimize to tray. That now makes it go to my task bar like I want. For some reason tho when bringing it back it forgets that I had it full screen.

Also, Cyclone (and now me) tested editing the content.html file to adjust the width of a URL picture and that does resize it properly in OutWiker. The problem is any new edit in the Wiki tab then overwrites that edit. (As would be expected.)

So, the only thing holding us back from adopting this as our program of choice is we would like the resizing of a URL picture to work from the code entered in the Wiki tab.

I hope this is something you can work on cause everything else about your program is hands down the best one we've found.

Thanks again.


Ellie 24.05.2017 - 03:28

Thank you for a wonderful program

This is the writing app I've been looking for forever. Tried Zim, Tiddlywiki, the usual suspects of Scrivener etc., but this does it all cleanly, easily, and markup-ly. Plus open source = happy smiley and Linux+Windows-friendly = happy smileyhappy smiley. Love the ability to toggle between preview and HTML. Keep up the good work!

Jenyay 24.05.2017 - 15:15

Thank you :)

Sam 13.07.2017 - 18:23

Regarding Quick Results

assume i have more than 1120 text content under different heading. each text content will be of 100 kb each.

If i had sub nodes for each one and paste the content and do a search. will it return the results of a word less than a second.

example, 1120 messages of branham - just text content - made faster to search any word with doc fetcher- (http://www.williambranhamstorehouse.com/free/branham_sermon-search-wp.htm)

Did the outwiker index the words inside the contents? Is type search like in google and show the results with "NEXT" and "Previous" is available.

Jenyay 17.07.2017 - 08:30

With a lot of big notes, the search will be long. How long - it is necessary to measure. At the moment, no indexing is performed for the search.

Karl 04.10.2017 - 03:06


Hi, I have tested tens of outliner Windows software and Andoid, most I do not use. But on Windows I regularly use several like: Wikidpad, Scrivener, Rightnote, Whizfolders, CherryTree, Subnote (with left panel), Atom (with left panel), LightTable, Small Editor.

There are things that stops me using outwiker. But I want to.

1) One of the main points of any outliner is to quickly go down the left pane by arrow-down key and see contents in right panel. The others I mentioned do this except one which needs a plugin for focus. Outwiker changes focus to right panel so keeping arrow-down key does not qucikly show contents of nodes in right pane. This needs to be the default.

2) Also when clicking on items in left pane, the tool-bars at top change according to content type in right pane. This slows down the content display and also flickers. A solution might be a menu option in View + Shortcut to show/hide all selected too-bars. Then after finishing quickly browsing, shortcut shows selected tool-bars again and it shows appropriate tool-bars for that content type.

If you try the softwares I mentioned with a big sample file, you will see just keeping arrow-down/up goes through content nodes fast and the data in the outliner can be seen very fast. Or maybe set a GLOBAL Too-bar configuration so it does not change according to data type.

This is really a must feature for any outliner. You have done the hard work and it allows so many data types, more than the other softwares, and you just need to make sure the focus stays in the left pane and the flickering tool-bars don't slow down & flicker screen.


Karl 04.10.2017 - 03:11


correction: Subnote (with left panel), I meant Sublime Text Editor 3 (with left panel) and before v.2, which I use for coding. But now I am using Atom editor more and more for code. There are plugins for both Sublime and Atom to keep focus on left pane for fast browsing of files/folders.

Karl 04.10.2017 - 03:17

Black theme

I use black theme (not just dark) for everything even windows (incl. black folders etc) with custom themes whcih modify shell etc. Ans also android black themes for Android by Substratum app. Black theme is easy on the eye, saves battery, no flicker etc. I set up Outwiker to have black backgrounds on left & right panes with gray fonts. It would be nice if there is a custom Black (or just Dark) theme by you in future versions. Many Windows & Android apps offer Dark and/or Black themes now. Also keeps the overall look, icons toolbars etc, mindful of how they work with Black/Dark look.

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