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Book on a Stick Alternatives

Book on a Stick is described as 'Write a book in one self-contained file that runs entirely in your browser and can be kept on portable media you carry in your pocket!' and is an app in the education & reference category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Book on a Stick for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and BSD. The best alternative is Zim, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Book on a Stick are TiddlyWiki, wikidPad, MyTetra and SlimWiki.

Book on a Stick alternatives are mainly Note-taking Tools but may also be Todo List Managers or CMS Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Book on a Stick.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux

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  1. Zim brings the concept of a wiki to your desktop. Store information, link pages and edit with WYSISYG markup or directly typing some lightweight markup syntax and see it previewed as-you-type.

    ⚫︎ Works OfflineZim can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with Zim.
    ⚫︎ PortableZim can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ File VersioningZim has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
    ⚫︎ LightweightZim consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  2. TiddlyWiki is a single html file with all the characteristics of a wiki - including all of the functionality (including editing, saving, tagging and searching) and the style sheet.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableTiddlyWiki is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownTiddlyWiki supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ PortableTiddlyWiki can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    wikidPad is a Wiki-like notebook for storing your thoughts, ideas, todo lists, contacts, or anything else you can think of to write down. What makes wikidPad different from other notepad applications is the ease with which you can cross-link your information.

    ⚫︎ Works OfflinewikidPad can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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    Discontinued

    Last update was in November 2018, and various links are dead on their website.

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    MyTetra

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    MyTetra is open source and cross platform personal manager for information accumulation. It is powerful program for data memorization and structuring notes.

    ⚫︎ PortableMyTetra can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    SlimWiki

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online

    SlimWiki is an easy to use Wiki / knowledge sharing platform for teams with a beautifully simple editing experience.

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    Wiki on a Stick

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Xfce

    Wiki on a Stick (in short WoaS) is a wiki that lives in one self-modifying XHTML file. Its perfect to be used at home or at office, on your laptop or USB pen drive (along with Portable Firefox if you want) and even in a floppy disk!

    ⚫︎ PortableWiki on a Stick can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    ATWiki

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    TiddlyWiki for Windows. A unique non-linear notebook for capturing, organising and sharing complex information.

    ⚫︎ PortableATWiki can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  8. MarkWiki

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted

    MarkWiki aims to be dead simple. MarkWiki was born out of frustration with bad documentation tools behind a company firewall that were too complex.

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownMarkWiki supports MarkDown for document formatting.
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    Discontinued

    MarkWiki is unmaintained since January 2017 according to the GitHub repo

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    ZuluPad

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows

    ZuluPad is a notepad on crack. Its a place to jot down class notes, appointments, to-do lists, favorite websites, annotated bookmarks, pretty much anything...

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    Discontinued

    URL has vanished

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    Woas

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Woas is a complete wiki in a single HTML file that works in every major browser, including older versions (even IE6!). It can store and display images and files within itself and is incredibly useful for research and documentation.

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