O’Reilly Network: Interview with VoodooPad’s Gus Mueller [Sep. 05, 2003] by Derrick Story.
VoodooPad is Mueller’s personal, desktop wiki for Mac OS X. As you add bits of data to the environment — notes, addresses, URLs, applications, pictures — VoodooPad automatically links all of this information together to form a World Wide Web on your desktop. Plus you can export this information in a variety of ways, including to your iPod.
There’s more to the interview, of course. I’ve been using VoodooPad (US$10) for a few months now because it’s fantastic for those odds and ends of bits of information on a related topic. I also love that I can export items to my iPod right from the File menu.
For example: my mother in Christchurch has suffered a decline and suddenly been moved to a rest home. I’ve just set up a VoodooPad document with various pages. The document’s called “mum”. One page holds her new contact details and the driving instructions from Wises for how to get there. Another linked page holds details about the rest home. We’re going to have to decide about selling or renting out her house so a couple of linked pages hold some URLs and data about average rental prices, property management companies and the like.
All these disparate items are linked from the central “mum” page by selecting one word and clicking the link button. To read any item I just click on it as one would on a web page. It’s easy to call up a list of linked documents and visit or delete any. New information which doesn’t fit anywhere else can easily be added as a new linked page.
If you ever need to keep assorted, connected information then give VooDooPad a try.