WIKINDX is a free Virtual Research Environment (an online bibliographic and quotations/notes management and article authoring system)
designed either for single use (on a variety of operating sytems) or multi-user collaborative use across the internet.
Current version is 4.2.1 (May 2013)
v4.2.1 can be test-driven by following the 'Test-drive' link at the top of the page.
Developed under the GNU GPL license, the project homepage can be found
and the required files/updates are available for download there.
FreeBSD port (WIKINDX v3.8.2) by Martin Wilke may be downloaded from http://www.freshports.org/www/wikindx.
A Fedora RPM (v4.2.x) by Ankur Sinha may be downloaded from http://ankursinha.fedorapeople.org/wikindx/
The sourceforge site has all the appropriate contact
details, forums for you to report bugs, request features etc.
Since v3.7, WIKINDX provides the possibility to
interface and integrate with Content Management Systems which use
'replacement tags' or similar. There are known to be a Moodle
filter, a MediaWiki filter, a dokuwiki
plug-in (a dokuwiki site using the WIKINDX plug-in is here), a WordPress plug-in and a phpWCMS filter and similar filters for other CMSs
are easily written.
Unlike many other online bibliographies that are built around a single, central database over which you
have no control or rights, a WIKINDX database is yours to manage and configure as you like.
- can manage all my bibliographic data allowing me to
search through them with an accuracy and speed that cannot be
duplicated with index cards.
- enables me to store unlimited quotes, paraphrases and
thoughts and to efficiently cross-reference them in a searchable
- is free, stable and open source allowing me to cast
off the shackles of commercial, licensed software.
- supports non-English multi-byte character sets.
- runs on all major operating systems (*NIX, OsX,
- can be run with a single user on a desktop computer or on a networked
web server accessed by your research team or the wider public.
- allows multiple attachments for each bibliographic
- can export my bibliography in various bibliographic
styles (APA, Chicago, IEEE for example).
- allows me to edit or create bibliographic styles
through a graphical interface.
- integrates a WYSIWYG word processor with easy
importation of quotes etc. so that at long last I can write an article,
from draft through to publication with automatic citation formatting,
entirely within the one software.
- at the click of a mouse button will reformat my
article to another citation style whether that style uses footnotes,
endnotes or in-text citation.
- can import and export other bibliographic formats
including BibTeX or Endnote format.
- supports multiple users.
all this and more.