Introduction to KwikText
Introduction to KwikText
KwikText is a free software program to help you control computer resources: things like web pages, files and folders, notes, blocks of reusable text, emails, software programs and utilities. These resources are usually scattered everywhere, but KwikText lets you manage them from one central location.
Resources are saved in Templates.
To create one: Click on the Templates button, select New Template, give it a name. And you're done.
You can add resources using copy and paste (Ctrl-C, Ctrl-V).
Or by dragging from a web page.
Dragging from a web page doesn't work if you're using Microsoft Explorer. See
Browser Compatibility with KwikText.
Label and Content
Each resource is stored in two parts, label and content.
The label is displayed in the tree view.
And content in the bottom panel.
Note: A label is automatically created when you drag a resource into KwikText.
Easily Change Labels
You can change a label without changing its content.
For example, you can add tags or descriptions so resources are easier to find later.
Or you can just simplify the label, as shown above.
Templates are Stored as Plain Text Files
Templates are stored as plain text files.
A label is separated from its content by a colon and space.
You can change anything you want.
Easily Categorize Resources
The Editor displays Templates in a traditional outline view, where indentation implies ownership.
To categorize a set of resources, just add a label and change the indentation.
Double-click to Access a Resource
To access a resource, just double-click.
Web pages will open up in your default browser.
You can link a password to each website.
Plus, you can store other things along with your password.
Like old passwords, account numbers, notes, and other material you might have to recall someday.
For safety, templates are stored in plain text files, on your computer only, not in the cloud.
For security, templates can be stored in hidden folders, encrypted folders, and USB thumb drives.
You can instantly generate random passwords.
And add them to a website node with a single click.
Files and Folders
You can drag files and folders into KwikText.
And add tags and descriptions to find them easily.
Double-click to open them.
Drag single or multiple lines of text into KwikText for reuse.
Then click, then paste into any document or file using Ctrl-V.
Reusable Text Applications
There are plenty of applications for reusable text. Here are a just a few.
To create an email link, add mailto and a colon before the email address.
When you click on the link, the email opens in Outlook.
You can drag software programs into KwikText templates.
To start a program, just double-click.
There are hundreds of windows commands, services, and other apps pre-installed on your computer.
KwikText provides an easy way to organize and access them.
You can search for anything: labels, content, tags, descriptions.
Then double-click to open the resource.
Searching for Passwords
If you're consistent in your labeling, you can easily compare all your passwords.
And see which resource each password is associated with.