The Basics


Web Publishing


Dynamic Content



Managing Links, Pages, and Importing

VoodooPad on your iOS Devices

Security and Privacy


VoodooPad 5 Guide

VoodooPad. You put your brain in it. Sounds simple enough, but how do you do that? VoodooPad utilizes the same power behind a wiki to help you organize your mind, life, and well being. Check out some of the features below and click on a topic to learn more.

Sync and share

Syncing over Dropbox is now completely supported. You can even share a folder of VoodooPad documents, and VoodooPad will tell you who was the last person to edit a page and from where.

Publish straight from your documents as ePub or PDF

VoodooPad documents can now export as ePub files, allowing you to publish your document as an electronic book on Apple's iBookstore,, or even your own website. In addition, VoodooPad has improved PDF and HTML exporting. Write your documentation, blog, or even a book and publish to 3 different great formats.

To-dos palette

VoodooPad has a new palette that searches through your document for phrases like "@todo: remember the milk" or "@fixme: need better documentation here". You can then see all those reminders and warnings together on the To-do palette, and never miss anything ever again.

Native Markdown editing

VoodooPad 5 includes a new Markdown page type with syntax aware editing and preview. And when you export for the Web, ePub, or even PDF, VoodooPad will render your page into rich text for display.

Write Scriptlets in JavaScript

You can now write mini-scripts into your pages that are rendered when you export to HTML, ePub, or PDF. Dynamically change the content of your page with simple <%= %> tags. Generate static websites without giving up dynamic content.

New Collections palette

Just because VoodooPad is a wiki, doesn't mean you can't organize or navigate with a hierarchy. VoodooPad 5 introduces the Collections palette which lets you categorize, navigate, and organize at a glance. You can then reference your collection with ePub and PDF export to arrange your pages for printing.

New Event Scripts

The event scripts system has been rewritten to make it easier to extend VoodooPad's functionality. No longer do you have to make multiple pages and hook up crazy palettes just to customize what happens when a document opens or closes. Just create an event specific page, and write your script using JavaScript. Easy.


Open pages in multiple tabs, all in the same window.

Support for big documents

Stuff gigabytes of data inside a VoodooPad document, it won't mind.

Embed images, PDFs, and other types of files.

VoodooPad can embed files such as images, PDFs, mp3s, and most other types of files as well.

Print to VoodooPad PDF Service

Print from any application as a PDF, and stick it in VoodooPad for safe keeping.

Script plugins

Script Plugins are an easy way to extend the functionality of VoodooPad. Download new plugins or write your own.


Find your backlinks, pages list, tags, recently viewed pages, and document info quickly and easily.

Text styles

Create, manage, and apply custom text styles available from a floating palette or the menubar - all within VoodooPad.

Merge and split

Merge two VoodooPad documents together using the import menu option, or split pages from a document into a new file to slim things down a bit.


A handy way to script VoodooPad when certain events occur such as a new page being created or deleted, documents opening or closing, files being written on web export and more.

Item meta

Assign meta data to an individual page which can be used for whatever you'd like, and access them in script plugins or triggers.

Web server

A built in web server to share your pages with friends or co-workers on your local network without any pain. Bonjour support so you don't have to hand around cryptic urls.

Full screen editing

VoodooPad can take over your whole screen so you can focus on what needs getting done — your work. Also known as "Presentation Mode", VoodooPad has been put to use on wall projectors to give presentations.

Web export

Intelligently export your pages as HTML documents. Select from a variety of different plugins to give your webpages a distinct look and feel.

Application Services "Drop Page"

Easily append text to a special page from any application that supports application services.


Assign and browse tags to pages in your document.

Fast searching and Spotlight support

Besides blazing fast searching from within VoodooPad, you can also use Spotlight to look through your documents.

Inter-document links

Link to a specific page in another VoodooPad document.


Feeling artistic? Bring down the Sketch sheet and draw what you can't express in words.

Lists and auto-bullets

Make lists, checkboxes, and outlines with a couple of simple key commands.

Saved workspaces

Quit with all your windows open. Relaunch, and there they are again. Great for picking up where you left off.


Encrypt pages in VoodooPad. Or encrypt a whole document at once.


Find out what pages link to the current page.

Address Book integration

Type a name of a person in VoodooPad, and it becomes a link you can act on.

Crazy export goodness

No lock in! That's one of our favorite sayings. VoodooPad has over 9 (NINE!) different ways for you to export or save your data.

Autocomplete page names

What was the name of that page again.. Voodoo.. something? Press Command-K to have VoodooPad lookup up the page name for you. And you can also bring up the "Open Page.." sheet to bring forth autocomplete goodness. Just type in the beginning of any page and VoodooPad will find it for you.

UNIX scripting geeks wanted

echo "Hello from VoodooPad!"

Whether it's Python, Perl, Ruby or any other of your favorite Unix scripting languages — VoodooPad can run it and display the results. Just type in a script and use the Run Page as Shell Script menu item. VoodooPad works great as a script library.

What's new? What have I looked at recently?

VoodooPad has "Recently Updated" popover and "Recently Viewed" palette to find out where you've been, and what you've been changing.

AppleScript support

Command VoodooPad using the world's most insane language — AppleScript.

Drag and drop

VoodooPad does some cool tricks with drag and drop. Drag and drop images into VoodooPad, it'll ask you whether to paste them into the page, or just link to the file. Even drag and drop URL's and images straight from Safari or any other browser! Drop files, folders, and applications from the Finder — they will be linked up just like a regular VoodooPad page.

Mac OS X goodness

VoodooPad takes advantage of cool Mac OS X features like sheets, Inkwell, Services, Toolbars, Spotlight, and OS X's Unix underpinnings.

The clippings folder

VoodooPad will create a folder in ~/Library/Application Support/VoodooPad/Clippings/ where you can place frequently used plain text files to insert into VoodooPad. It'll show up as a menu item under the Edit->Insert menu where you can choose to insert the text. And as a bonus, if the text file is executable then VoodooPad will try and run it as a Unix script, and insert the resulting output into the current page.


Hello!, 早晨, 你好, こんにちは, 안녕하세요, Grüß Gott! VoodooPad supports Unicode, for all your multi-lingual needs.

Uber rich text

VoodooPad takes advantage of Mac OS X's built in text system, so you get access to all kinds of text services like spell checking, and formatting options like multiple fonts and font sizes per page, kerning, rulers, and even text shadowing and strike-through.