I want to design up a completely standalone program that works cross platform/OS. The idea is the same as text files, but not requiring wordpad/notepad/anything else to be installed on the computer. The program and information will be in a single file. It's main purpose. Keeping notes, keeping tasks, a simple calender, etc. What do you all think the best language to write this is? I do not want to use java , as it is too resource intensive and requires java sdk. I would use C, but I suck at it, VB requires framework... So what would be the best code to write this in?