Welcome to Picardy

Welcome to Picardy, an application for creating, editing, and formatting back-of the-book indexes, available for Microsoft Windows™, Linux, and Macintosh™.

This software is free of charge and freely distributable for commercial and non-commercial use, subject to the terms of the Apache License, Version 2.0.

Picardy is not open source software.

Picardy 2.1 is ready!

Picardy 2.1 is a minor release that updates Picardy 2.0 with some new features and a few bug fixes. It is available for download for the Windows™ and Linux platforms here.

The changes include:

  • groups
  • templates
  • hyperlink locators
  • status bar
  • sort edit pane
  • replacement text regular expressions
  • improved backups
  • improved highlights

Picardy 2.0

See our product announcement and the new feature list.

Please upgrade to version 2.1 if you have been using Picardy 2.0 for Windows™ or Linux. A “beta” version of Picardy 2.0 for Macintosh™ is available.

Keep in touch

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If you’ve used Picardy and are happy with it, please consider a donation. Any support will be greatly appreciated. However, this is completely voluntary and you’re most welcome to use Picardy free of charge!

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Updated: June 11, 2024.