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TiddlyWiki – personal wiki and non-linear notebook

TiddlyWiki is a complete interactive wiki. It can be used as a single HTML file in the browser or as a powerful Node.js application.

Use it to keep your to-do list, to plan an essay or novel, or to organise your wedding. Record every thought that crosses your brain, or build a flexible and responsive website.

It is highly customisable: the entire user interface is itself implemented in hackable WikiText.

Features include:

  • ExternalImages – tiddlers that point to the URI of an image, rather than embedding the full image data.
  • InfoPanel – offers tabs for tools, references, tagging, list, listed, fields, and advanced.
  • PermaLinks – allows direct links to individual tiddlers within a TiddlyWiki.
  • MathML – a markup language for mathematical notation that can be used with HTML.
  • AutoSave – automatically triggers a save of the current document.
  • DateFormat
  • Drag and Drop – ses drag and drop to power two separate features: Importing Tiddlers into TiddlyWiki, and manipulating tiddlers within a TiddlyWiki.
  • Future Proof – designed with the long term needs of its users in mind.
  • Importing Tiddlers – import tiddlers into a TiddlyWiki from external files or directly from another TiddlyWiki.
  • LazyLoading – refers to the technique of only embedding metadata about the tiddler (in other words all fields except the text field), and requesting the body from the server when required.
  • Modals – fade the main TiddlyWiki window to display an isolated tiddler that must be explicitly dismissed by the user.
  • Notifications – small informational messages that appear at the top right of the TiddlyWiki window, and automatically disappear after a preset time.
  • Performance Instrumentation – built-in performance instrumentation for the refresh cycle.
  • SafeMode – provides a way to disabling most customisations in TiddlyWiki.
  • Scalability
  • Searching in TiddlyWiki – fast and flexible search functionality.
  • StartupActions – useful for customising TiddlyWiki according to environmental factors such as the screen size.
  • Editor toolbar – a toolbar that helps you format text easily.
  • KeyboardShortcuts – can either be used with the $keyboard Widget or with Keyboard Shortcut Tiddlers.
  • Upgrading
  • Using SVG – allows you to use SVG to display vector graphics: Tiddlers with the type image/svg+xml, and inline SVG elements.
  • AlertMechanism – alerts are displayed as yellow boxes overlaying the main TiddlyWiki window.
  • Encryption – content can be encrypted using the Stanford JavaScript Crypto Library.
  • WebServer – includes a simple HTTP/HTTPS web server that allows you to use it from any browser running on the same machine or over a network.
  • Audio – audio files can be incorporated into TiddlyWiki in a very similar way to images.

Support: Mailing List, GitHub Code Repository
Developer: Jeremy Ruston and contributors
License: BSD license

TiddlyWiki is written in JavaScript. Learn JavaScript with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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