Zim is a graphical text editor used to maintain a collection of wiki pages. Each page can contain links to other pages, simple formatting, and images. Pages are stored in a folder structure, like in an outliner, and can have attachments. Creating a new page is as easy as linking to a nonexistent page. All data is stored in plain text files with wiki formatting. Various plugins provide additional functionality, like a task list manager, an equation editor, a tray icon, and support for version control. Zim can be used to keep an archive of notes, take notes during meetings or lectures, organize task lists, draft blog entries and email, or do brainstorming.
PortaBase is a database program for creating, browsing, and editing single-table data files. Notable features include the ability to change the columns at any time, views of column subsets, multi-column sorting, multi-condition filtering, CSV import and export, XML import and export, and column summary statistics. Typical uses are media inventories, reference charts, shopping lists, and TODO lists.