Thursday, November 6, 2008

Which wiki shall I try today?

I was describing my need to use a wiki in a previous blog post. I had some time this afternoon to do a quick Google search to see what was on offer. One of the wiki's that came to light was Tiddlywiki.

"TiddlyWiki is a single html file which has all the characteristics of a wiki - including all of the content, the functionality (including editing, saving, tagging and searching) and the style sheet. Because it's a single file, it's very portable - you can email it, put it on a web server or share it via a USB stick."

That sounds pretty good especially as its one file.

TiddlyWiki is already being used as:

  • A personal notebook
  • A GTD ("Getting Things Done") productivity tool
  • A collaboration tool
  • For building websites (this site is a TiddlyWiki file!)
  • For rapid prototyping"
I am having a play with it to see if it adds some value to my information gathering activities.

It looks like Tiddlywiki is used quite extensively within British Telecom. I pulled this video from the Open Source arm of BT called ommosoft so they can give you an incite of their usage.




TiddlyWiki in BT from Phil Whitehouse on Vimeo.

4 comments:

Dan said...

After you try TiddlyWiki, you should also check out Luminotes, a personal wiki. It's in many ways easier to use than TiddlyWiki, although it's not just a single HTML file.

inseiffolliet said...

hello Auckland! lived in Remuera and worked at Starship Children's Hospital for a year in 2000.

anyhoo.

i'm using tiddlywiki for various things and find it very easy to use and customise. additionally for a beginner there is superb support via both developers and users on a wiki forum.

for GTD i'm using monkeygtd and for study d3 (dcubed)

they're at
http://monkeygtd.tiddlyspot.com/#MonkeyGTD

http://www.dcubed.ca/Welcome_to_d-cubed.html

support at
http://groups.google.com/group/GTD-TiddlyWiki

by the way NO personal connection to any of these guys, just a happy user.

inseiffolliet said...

hello Auckland! lived in Remuera and worked at Starship Children's Hospital for a year in 2000.

anyhoo.

i'm using tiddlywiki for various things and find it very easy to use and customise. additionally for a beginner there is superb support via both developers and users on a wiki forum.

for GTD i'm using monkeygtd and for study d3 (dcubed)

they're at
http://monkeygtd.tiddlyspot.com/#MonkeyGTD

http://www.dcubed.ca/Welcome_to_d-cubed.html

support at
http://groups.google.com/group/GTD-TiddlyWiki

by the way NO personal connection to any of these guys, just a happy user.

inseiffolliet said...

sorry! power surge that didn't reach my brain