(Moved from my home page, in hopes that it generates some discussion. --
I've long been looking for the perfect wiki to use as a personal note-taking and project management tool. In rough order, I've tried:
EddiesWiki: base feature set; stable; requires separate server and browser interface; no longer developed as far as I can see. [ But ]
WxWikiServer exists. NoteBook: doesn't support WikiWords; modal; active development; nice hooks
NoteWiki: believe it or not, I used this simplistic tool for a long time. First modeless DesktopWiki I found. No formatting, and not actively developed.
PepysWiki: Very nice UI, but flaky and prone to data loss; no longer developed.
WikidPad: modeless editing (added mode for HTML export), tons of features, actively developed; OpenSource; slightly dodgy formatting.
ZuluPad: modeless, FAST, supports any kind of links, but zero formatting.
TwikiClone: big, over-structured kitchen sink wiki. I use it at work, but the rigid structure seems to lead to disuse.
So far, the closest thing to ideal I've found has been
But here's what I really want in SuperWhizzyUltimatePersonalWikiToolPro
Modeless operation with automatic WikiWord recognition, but bracketless support for non- CamelCase wiki words
Basic formatting: tagless support (like PepysWiki) for numbered and bullet lists, bold, italic, strikeout, and headers should suffice
PocketPc version optimized for that platform
OpenSource, so I can fix bugs and hack on it
Low resource consumption, so I can leave it running all the time and show/hide it with an AcceleratorKey ?
Modeless "what-links-here" display
Category support (what links here would suffice, but baked-in tagging in a separate namespace would be better)
Uncluttered UI like PepysWiki and ZuluPad (and unlike SdiDesk)
Completely drivable from the keyboard, with one-stroke forward/back support ( WikidPad lacks this)
Auto-linkification of URLs
Fast full-text search
Incremental in-page search
Some functionality for simple tables
Sync with PocketPc version and offsite backup (scp, ftp, webdav, what have you)
Support for embedded images
What I don't need:
Export to XML/HTML
Every couple of months, I re-browse the links on
, but nobody has implemented SWUPWTP yet.
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