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Home Page: http://www.connectedtext.com/index.html

ConnectedText is a powerful but simple information management system, based on wiki principles. Indeed, it is a personal wiki system. But this only begins to describe it. ConnectedText is also much more than that.

Tool Type

Wiki

Features

User interface

  • Multiple workspaces open at same time, with tabbed browsing
  • Several views can be docked 
  • Full support of Unicode 
  • Store all topic revisions, each with own notes 
  • Use of Cascading Style Sheets to render text
  • Navigator to show topic relationship
  • Full text search with boolean, phrase and proximity operators
  • Queries can be saved for latter use
  • Complete history navigation
  • Built-in web browser
  • Plugin architecture
  • OLE Automation
  • Editor supports folding, wordwrap, drag and drop.
  • Bookmark manager for topics
  • Minimization to system tray
  • Configuration of keyboard shortcuts
  • Toolbar customization
  • Multiple desktop layouts can be used
  • Clipboard catcher
  • Complete Outline system

Wiki features

  • Automatic creation of table of contents for a topic
  • Tables and bulleted lists
  • Dictionary lists
  • Support for GIF, PNG, JPEG and BMP images, with resizing and positioning
  • Support for Flash animations and AVI and MPEG movies.
  • Five levels of headers which can be collapsed/expanded.
  • Text effects: bold, italic, underwrite, strike through, etc
  • Paragraph indenting
  • URL, mail and file linking
  • Allows inclusion of a topic inside other, even from other projects
  • Links between projects
  • Anchor links
  • Automatic URL detection
  • Special category topics
  • Mathematical formulas rendered using LaTeX
  • Rename or delete any topic with automatic change of references
  • Inline styles to improve text appearance
  • Topics can have an associated icon
  • Topics can be locked to prevent editing
  • Topics can be redirected
  • Include information dynamically from external sources using plugins
  • Topic templates can be created
  • Plugins for chart and graph generation
  • Allows inclusion of HTML code inside topics
  • Auto-link topic
  • Semantic extensions for topic attributes
  • Inclusion of topic attributes enabling the creation of Infoboxes
  • Macros for inclusion
  • Auto-backup

Editor

  • Completion proposal for topic names, categories, properties, images and scripts
  • Support proportional and fixed fonts
  • Accept URL, file, image and text drag and drop
  • Syntax highlighter
  • Search and replace
  • Spell checker
  • Folding
  • Auto save
  • Special paste to create a new topic
  • Allows copy of images from browsers or other sources using drag and drop
  • Allows transfer of topics between projects using drag and drop
  • Images can be pasted from Clipboard

Outline

  • Support all standard outline operations
  • Read OPML files
  • Export to OPML, HTML, Txt and FreeMind format
  • Items can be linked to any topic

Tools

  • Export topics to text, HTML Help or HTML files
  • Import topics from text, HTML and RTF files
  • See all topics that links to the current topic
  • Compare any two revisions
  • Topic analysis to help figure out linking problems
  • History of topic changes
  • Category tree view which shows the hierarchy of categories
  • Images manager
  • Google and Wikipedia search
  • Revisions removal tool which removes unnecessary revisions based in a criteria
  • Backup, restore and shrink functions to manage projects
  • Supports ActiveScripting. Write scritps to automate tasks in ConnectedText using your favotire language: VBScript, Javascript, Perl, Python, TCL or Ruby.
Interface Languages
Danish (6), English (416), German (19), Italian (12), Portuguese (8)