VoodooPad
VoodooPad
5.3.0

4.9

VoodooPad free download for Mac

VoodooPad5.3.0

15 January 2019

Notepad with many advanced features.

Overview

VoodooPad is a garden for your thoughts. Plant ideas, images, lists and anything else you need to keep track of. VoodooPad grows with you, without getting in the way -- no fences to box you in! Type in notes, highlight important words or phrases and create new pages. Drag and drop folders, images, applications, or URLs into VoodooPad -- they're linked up just like on the web. With powerful search, nothing will be lost or out of reach. The more you put into it, the better it gets.

What's new in VoodooPad

Version 5.3.0:
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

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58 Reviews of VoodooPad

Getsomesauce
24 May 2008
Version: 3.5.1

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"People have been saying this for years: If nobody's complaining about the price of your application, then you've got it too low. ... Originally VooDooPad was only $9.95, and right it's 30 dollars, and I, um, just keep on raising the price and nobody's complaining. They keep on buying it. OK, I'll do that." -Gus Mueller, MacVoices [Podcast] #881, May 7th, 2008
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5
misterjspencer
18 October 2020
Version: 5.3.0
This is agreat app, if getting a little old fashioned, its better than notes, it can sync across macs but its a desktop wiki at its best
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5
iMacWare
25 July 2018
Version: 5.2.1
This is a one of a kind personal wiki/notes app.
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Zx81
16 December 2017
Version: 5.1.6
Voodoopad has been acquired by Primate Labs.
Hope at last?
https://www.voodoopad.com
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Zx81
17 April 2017
Version: 5.1.6
This is abandonware. VoodooPad for iOS does not work any more. No real upgrade since 2015. A pity, it was a really great app. Not a really plausible developper. Another app sold and killed.
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4
Knyght
15 January 2016
Version: 5.1.6
This is an excellent piece of software. Great for keep notes. The only thing I wish they would do is create the ability to work on the notes in IOS and have that work update to all devices.
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Tipp-Flo
20 October 2015
Version: 5.1.3
5.1.5. is out - Voodoo is been updated (after two years)!
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5
Knyght
04 August 2015
Version: 5.1.3
This is great!
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Zx81
23 October 2014
Version: 5.1.3
I am wondering whether it is wise to begin to use and learn this great tool after it has been sold to Plausible labs which is very "quiet" about the app's development. A pity because VP is certainly one of the most clever app in this category (maybe it is a category of its own)
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5
misterjspencer
07 November 2012
Version: 5.1.1
I am writing a further review, after struggling with other apps and realising the power of VP5. I have been a user of yojimbo, eaglefiler and the rest. This is not just a notepad but will import virtually any file type or image and store it for you, sync it via drop box and auto link it with the wiki. This app is ahead of the game...it doesn't have the interface of a normal document manager but the wiki capabilities allow you to set up index pages for different areas of info you want to store... All the things I wish the others had this has...synchronisation via dropbox, encryption, easy indexing and wiki links...whats not to like
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anonymous-spider-4768
28 August 2012
Version: 5.1
It costs $40, NOT $25. Flying Meat has an error on their splash page as well.
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5
misterjspencer
11 May 2012
Version: 5.0.1
This is it, its back and its better. It has an iPad App, It syncs in real time with dropbox (none of this only one app open at a time). Great Job, I have loved this app and found it useful and had to drop it for a while (see comments further down) The new app does everything it used to and more, thank you.
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5
GianMarco.Tavazzani
06 May 2012
Version: 5.0.1
There is nothing to compare with! Ages ago I wished to have this kind of tool to can write an essay correctly interconnected, being the concepts themselves so tightly close together, depending by each other, not only to external concepts and therefore links. Whatever you want explain, can be a theorem, a theory, a manual, a philosophical vision, needs to be explained nowadays NOT trough a common book but trough a Wiki html document, and, as far as i know, ONLY VoodooPad can do it easily like writing a book with chapters, definitions, notes, bibliography, quotes, each one referring to other ones! If only anyone (having something to say!) woud know this 'TOOL", his chances to can persuade, explain, be easily understood, quickly and happily, would be by far bigger!!
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Quorm
23 April 2012
Version: 5
In release 5 the Save PDF to VoodooPad action in the print dialog doesn't seem to do anything - the PDF never makes it to a VooddooPad document. Is there a limitation on the kinds of content that works with this?
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5
Uhuburu
22 April 2012
Version: 5
Webmaster, check your facts. There is NO pro version anymore!
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EndoLab
22 April 2012
Version: 5
The price tag was $40 before. A received a mail from Gus who told me that I've got a free upgrade. Cool…
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misterjspencer
16 October 2011
Version: 4.3.5
Recently I asked the question about syncing Voodoo Pad without mobileme and its webdav component. Then I found a webdav storage system called swiss disk ( http://www.swissdisk.com ) which gives you a 50Mb to start with, I know this is not a lot but my Voodoo pad folder is about 2Mb so it leaves plenty of space. Following this I looked at Mydrive www.mydrive.ch which gives a lot more free space. Check them out and see what you think.
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Macmend-com
13 October 2011
Version: 4.3.5
So what happens with this and syncing now that icloud is here?
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5
Shidong
14 January 2011
Version: 4.3.1
I love this software. Since I was in school I have been using it. It stores all my classes notes. I love the wiki style, it makes any linked notes so easy to find. This is very important feature for making notes on class since you always have to link one lesson to others. Pity that the iPhone version is way too high priced and lack of many features. I will buy it if they make it better in future.
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misterjspencer
23 November 2010
Version: 4.3.1
I like this app alot, its simple and yet complex for a basic desktop wiki. ** But its stopped working for me since OS X 10.6.5. It crashes soon after launch and I have tried everything to make it work. I have tried all the others I can find, I use the likes of Yojimbo and devonthink in different ways, to be honest many of them appear to be a kind of database version of pathfinder...a sort of finder within the finder...they just can't compete with the ease of use and wiki interface of voodoo. Then there is circusponynotebook which is too complex and why does it make all those pages i dont want each time i start it up Can anyone recommend a personal wiki that might replace voodoo pad
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Flash1296
21 October 2010
Version: 4.3.1
Before purchasing this very worthy application - take a close look at Yojimbo3.0 - that is the application that I use too (literally) organize my entire life. Their Tech Support is swift and excellent, should you ever need same.
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E-sapwater-%aze
05 September 2010
Version: 4.2.3
While VoodooPad is a nice product take a look at Scrivener. It's the same price and very difficult to beat when it comes down to functionality and features.
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Schwarz
04 June 2010
Version: 4.2.3
This app defaults to checking for updates and sending the developer your system profile without ever asking. The default behavior for the update framework (Sparkle) is to ask for permission on the second launch of the app, so this was clearly an intentional (and rude) decision by the developer. Unannounced opt-outs to giving up your info is something I expect from jerks at big companies like Facebook, not from Mac shareware devs. I deleted this app immediately due to this offense, so I don't feel right giving it a rating.
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5
Dremwkr
02 January 2010
Version: 4.2.3
I've now been using the product for 2 years, I've learned the more you use it, the more powerful the app's use is. It is simple, and it simply works. My only suggestion is I wish it could have notebook lines, like note paper, be colors like yellow legal pad, and color tabs. Yes basically a little eye candy to appeal to a wider group of potential users. And, well... accepts color stickys, even if it is internal to the app itself. Customizable colors would be nice too.
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Jeff-Cranford
13 September 2009
Version: 4.2.2
I echo the positive review of this program. I have been using it for almost a year now. It's interface is simple, but you can make this program do almost anything you need to for note taking. It accepts all the file formats I've needed, the encryption of pages in the PRO version is VERY useful, and the scripting abilities are well explained and available - but there is no need to use them if customization and programming aren't your thing. I have a ton of great applications on my Mac but this is one I use EVERY day.
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5
Bloomsday
09 March 2009
Version: 4.1
This is a unique application. Its purpose is user-defined. You will need to determine how its structure and workflow can best suit you. It may take a few days. It may take a few weeks. But when it hits you, VoodooPad's value will reveal itself. I use it as a journal that swallows any file I choose to dump into it. And I dump everything into it. Its wiki style brings all of the randomness together. I love this thing. This VoodooPad. The more you use it, the better it gets. That is for certain.
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Valdimar-Thor-H
09 December 2008
Version: 4.0.3
There is a problem downloading from developer. I have been trying since version 4.00 came out and made it just once after few days trying. Then counter on macupdate tells the story as does versiontrackers. It looks like developers site is down most of the time. Is this being looked into?:
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Yannick-P-
24 November 2008
Version: 4.0.1
I love it. But please, add Wordpress fonctions like post a new post! ;-)
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5
Larry-R
20 November 2008
Version: 4.0
A wonderful tool for organizing and gathering information. I have been using it for over a year and it is really proven its worth. For the money it is a great deal. There is nothing out there that comes close to this tool. In addition to a find piece of software, the developer is very responsive and pays attention to comments and issues.
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anonymous-tapir-4715
22 August 2008
Version: 3.5.1
Oh, blow it out. Gus Mueller is a fine Mac developer. And you are?
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Getsomesauce
24 May 2008
Version: 3.5.1
"People have been saying this for years: If nobody's complaining about the price of your application, then you've got it too low. ... Originally VooDooPad was only $9.95, and right it's 30 dollars, and I, um, just keep on raising the price and nobody's complaining. They keep on buying it. OK, I'll do that." -Gus Mueller, MacVoices [Podcast] #881, May 7th, 2008
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5
Dremwkr
23 June 2007
Version: 3.2
I find vPad essential. It just gets better and better. The developer Gus is responsive and I couldn't ask for better support or someone to listen to ideas for improvement (a rare thing-Try that with any Adobe product). ¥Its wiki interface does what I need it to, even advanced things. ¥It is intutive. ¥It is cheap. ¥It just works.
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5
Georgedonnelly
31 May 2007
Version: 3.1.5
VP is in a class of its own. It is an innovation, and the developer keeps on innovating. Its an integral part of my workflow. I purchased a license for an earlier version and would do so again for this latest version, however I have not been able to reach the website for months. Please check your firewall settings Flying Meat, and allow us visitors from South America please (200.* .*.*). Thanks.
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5
Emikysa
14 May 2007
Version: 3.1.5
I have been using VoodooPad for over a year and a half and I absolutely love it. My VP document has over 2000 pages in it - everything from warranty information about products I've purchased, to notes from calls with customer service reps, to work plans and logs, to brainstorms, to task-lists, etc, etc. I believe that VP is the 'missing link' in computing. It allows users to easily and intuitively store, manage and retrieve data and information. Before VP I tried a variety of other systems to manage information. I found that using separate files in a regular directory structure was too cumbersome and I found other "notebook" style applications too regimented/segmented. Some other systems initially seemed promising, but nothing I tried was intuitive or easy enough for me to keep using it every day. I was thrilled when I came across VP because with it allows me to work without getting in my way. I don't often post software reviews, but this is truly an exceptional application. If you play around with the free version for a bit and think about the possibilities you'll likely quickly know whether or not VP is the right application for you. Erik Mikysa
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5
leospaul
15 November 2006
Version: 3.1.1
Awesome! Gorgeous!
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5
Stridey
04 October 2006
Version: 3.1.1
As GTFO says, VP's main strength is its functionality. Although it hides behind the simple exterior of "wiki-based notepad," it is flexible enough to be used for almost any text-related purpose (and many non-text-related purposes). Also, the developer (Gus Mueller) is infinitely helpful and extremely pleasant to interact with. Great app by a great guy. I can't think of anybody who should regret shelling out $25 for this app.
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5
Gtfo
04 October 2006
Version: 3.1.1
I have been using VDP for almost three full years and I'd reco it to anybody. It may not be as glitzy as a few other notepads, but its functionality is excellent. Early on Gus gave me some guidance on some custom scripting that save me dozens of hours. Great product, great support, great stability.
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5
Dremwkr
23 September 2006
Version: 3.1
It simply works. It is easy to use. It is cheap. It never crashes.
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F-D-Yocum
25 July 2006
Version: 3.0.1
This is a handy swiss army knife of an application. The basic concept remains simple. Highlight some text press Cmd+L and you have a new page and a new automatically hypherlinked word or word set. The new palettes and tabbed windows just increase its effectiveness. I use it for organizing notes, application tips, contacts. Flexible and free form, you can organize pages and documents it the way you want them. The developer is very responsive and the program continues on an upward climb usability. I've bought it for work and home.
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Indiekiduk
12 July 2006
Version: 3.0.1
Still doesn't autosave so it too risky to use this app to take notes.
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Arglborps
07 July 2006
Version: 3.0
I wasn't really happy with the previous version, but with the new features I happily paid for the upgrade and I am a happy camper ever since. Buy this app, you won't regret it.
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4.5
Jnorthoff
04 March 2006
Version: 2.5.3
After using the lite version for some time I bought the program and I'm happy with it. I like the approach to note taking that makes it feel like writing websites as there're links and styling possibilities like different fonts, lists, tables. Another plus is that the author replies quickly and helpful to emails/ forum posts - definitely better than what some of the big companies out there call support. To go with MacUpdate's ranking I would state that it's: (i) Feature rich as it supports text styling and tables (tables with border and background styling). And that sketch feature is quite neat: one can doodle with different colors and paste the drawing as image into the page. Encryption of single pages is cool as well. The only thing missing in my opinon is some aquivalent for drawing a horizontal line to separate certain stuff on a page. (four out of five points) (ii) Easy to use as the GUI is clean and has a good overview over the important options. Additionally it has useful shortcuts so one has not to use the mouse all the time. And after pressing the delete button for a page it actually asks whether one really wants to delete the page - saved me quite some notes. (five out of five points) (iii) Value is good for 25 USD imho although some may think that that's quite some money for a note taking program. I'm glad more and more companies (including this one) accept PayPal for buying as I'm a European lacking a credit card. (four out of five points) (iv) Stability: didn't crash, no lost data - all going well for me even as I paste small images into my notes. (five out of five points)
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Anon-Bud
20 February 2006
Version: 2.5.3
Absolutely an indispensable app for me! I use it all the time for my work and am able to keep hundreds of pages in a single file with no problems. GusÐthe developerÐtotally rocks. He is right there with e-mail assistance if I run into any problems and is always very quick with a fix if something goes awry. Buy this app. NOW!
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4.75
Anonymous
14 June 2005
Version: 2.1
Wicked! I knew about this app, but never really tried it, until now. I'm beginning to like it very much. I'm coming from all kinds of apps, like OmniOutliner, Hog Bay Notebook, and Circus Ponies NoteBook. Each is wonderful in its own way - I especially like Hog Bay Notebook. But VoodooPad is now my favourite thought-pad.
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5
funnellpd
05 May 2005
Version: 2.1b3
Indespensable. Developer responds quickly to issues. Updated often. Well worth the registration fee.
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Anonymous
25 April 2005
Version: 2.1b1
Wow, I thought the developer would *never* add an unlinking option, the missing feature that made the app unusable for me. I saw comments on the VP forums as far back as version 1 requesting unlinking, so I don't know why the developer dragged his heels on it for so long (it almost seemed like the developer didn't understand why people would want to unlink), but I'm finally excited again about using VP. The other new features look extremely useful too. Now I have several compelling reasons to upgrade my registration from version 1.
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Anonymous
25 April 2005
Version: 2.1b1
what is this 'separate app' you speak of for editing remote wikis, hmm?
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4.75
Anonymous
24 April 2005
Version: 2.1b1
Oh. My. God! It really is great.
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5
Anonymous
29 March 2005
Version: 2.0.2
A great tool for sure. I've been looking for a Wiki-like notepad application for ages until I found VoodooPad which was exactly what I needed. While I need something for outlining (tried OmniOutliner first), I also wanted something to put my knowledge base in to be able to say good bye to the unordered and unrelated Stickies. And VoodooPad is a balance between both, in my eyes at least. The export to iPod feature totally convinced me to buy it (you know, to get that fuzzy warm feeling for supporting indenpendent Mac developers ;) Great tool for putting down your thoughts, ideas and connecting them semantically. Excellent tool!
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4.75
Anonymous
21 December 2004
Version: 2.0.1
I've tried just about every notepad type application available and this is the only one different enough from the standard 'list of notes + text view' that anyone with development experience can write in an hour to be worth paying for. vpstash looks like a killer feature! I'll probably wait until after the holiday madness to pay - I hope I can stay under 15 pages till then!
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5
Macplanet
18 October 2004
Version: 2.0b1
This software is absolutely marvellous. I use it to organize quite a large amount of information for my Ph.D. thesis, and it has turned out to be much more flexible and easy-to-use than a "old-fashioned" and yet very relyable. The autor also offers great support, bugs are fixed in no-time and I managed to get some feature requests into this beta... Definitely one of the most important applications I am working with.
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4.75
Shawn-Medero
18 October 2004
Version: 2.0b1
Actually I don't see how this product fails to be a "Tinderbox Lite". Specially now that 2.0 has plug-in support.. it won't take much longer till someone has a mini-mapping image builder widget thingie. :) You know, a thingie. Still, like Tinderbox... I see this application as so open-ended and flexible, it becomes what you make it. Anyway, the new sketch pad gives VoodooPad the edge over many notetaking apps for Mac OS X. Sketching brainstorm notes is much QUICKER then trying to lay out some neatly organized diagram chart.
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Anonymous
22 April 2004
Version: 1.1.4
Great app!... but the Atkins diet worries me.
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4.75
Anonymous
04 February 2004
Version: 1.1.2
Great multipurpose app! I would never use it as a true HTML editor (there are plenty of good WYSIWYG and code-based editors already), but as a hypertext journal tool, it's amazing.
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4.5
Anonymous
25 November 2003
Version: 1.1.1b2
Yeah Chris, a humbug with 1st price in O'Reilly's Mac OS X Innovators Contest. In all, I think it's a bit unfair to place a poor review based on your wrong expectations about software ? Why didn't you try first before purchasing ? I've been using VoodooPad from first public version can only give 5 stars. It has become my number one app. It's stable, lightweight, well designed and seems to be developing in good way. It's not, overbulged with features but fulfills it's purpose perfectly: as a notebook, general hypertext editor, data organiser, even website editor, and whatever you can think for. I agree, the documentation is sparse, but disagree strongly about support. There is mailing list and website for support and the author is really responsive and open for feature requests. It's a really cool app, can't live without anymore, and no, I'm not a 'wiki type' either ;-) Absolutely worth of 20 bucks, I would pay even more.
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4.75
Anonymous
12 October 2003
Version: 1.1
This is a great program, perfect for noting, reminding, organizing, and linking. Could be a bit more feature rich (supporting styles and a better search function), but it has quickly become indispensable.
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4.75
Anonymous
09 July 2003
Version: 1.1a7
Madding cool ! I just wish two things could be made. I will contact you also. But if you could place images in in withdrag and drop, but still have the option for links. And make this into a full fedged WYSIWYG web editor. ^v^
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Anonymous
28 May 2003
Version: 1.1a5
Will not buy it yet. But awsome!
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Anonymous
05 May 2003
Version: 1.1a1
Kinda interesting but too many windows for my use.
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$24.99

4.9

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.12.0 or later

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