Treepad Lite is a freeware text organizer and database by Henk Hagedoorn. !Treepad
is ideal for organizing ideas, notes, email text, and text documents since it
enables multiple text items to be neatly combined into one customizable !Treepad
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The !Treepad application, available for Linux and Windows (all versions since
95), operates from one small (314 kilobytes) executable file.
!Treepad builds its data organization around a user-defined 'tree', upon which
named nodes are created for data placement. The tree, viewed in the left pane,
acts as an expandable and collapsible hierarchal index for navigating and editing
the !Treepad document. The contents of the nodes, called 'articles' and viewed
in the right pane, can contain text and links.
Text can be easily inserted, copied, moved, deleted, and imported/exported
to and from the tree. Articles can contain up to one megabyte of text. There
are facilities to search the document tree or an individual article, alphabetically
sort the tree or sub-trees, and find and replace article text. Links added to
an article can point to tree locations, local files (opened in their associated
application), or web sites.
The power of !Treepad is in its simplicity and ease of use to manage and organize
data ͠all in a lightweight application that consumes few operating system resources.
The limitations of !Treepad Lite are its single level of undo and its formatting—the only way to differentiate a text section within an article is by tabs,
returns, and suitable characters—which is merely a limitation of plain text.
The shareware !TreePad Plus expands on !Treepad Lite by allowing image inclusion
and rich text formatting. Nevertheless, !Treepad Lite offers a powerful text
organizer that may fulfill everything some users require, or else may introduce
the possibilities of !Treepad Plus.