What is ZuluPad?
is a notepad on crack. It's a place to
jot down class notes, appointments, to-do lists, favorite websites, annotated bookmarks,
pretty much anything you can think of. The great thing
about ZuluPad is that it combines the best parts of a notepad
with the best parts of a wiki, a concept made popular by Wikipedia.
The basic idea has been called a personal wiki or a desktop wiki.
Say for instance, you're a music major, and you're studying Bach.
You've taken notes on Bach in ZuluPad, and after a long 16 weeks
have finally completed the semester. Sometime after the summer
break, you're taking notes on Beethoven, and your teacher mentions
a way in which Beethoven was influenced by Bach. As soon as you
type "Bach" into
your notes, it's underlined as a hyperlink. You think to yourself, "oh
yeah, I know a few things about Bach". So you click the
link, and you can read all of your Bach notes. While you're reading
your Bach notes, you happen to notice a link to a page about
Henry Purcell, and you can refresh your memory about him, too.
Or, for instance, imagine that you're a salesman with 100+ clients.
You recognize them all when you see them, but it's hard to keep
their names straight. You've jotted down an appointment to meet
with John Smith in ZuluPad, and "John Smith" is immediately highlighted.
You click the link, and you're reminded that John hates fish,
loves golf, tends to annoy you, but always orders a lot.
ZuluPad is now available in two flavors: The original ZuluPad is opensource under the GPL, and ZuluPad Pro is now free.