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    DokuWiki Alternatives

    DokuWiki is a popular wiki software that notably doesn't require a database. It uses plain-text files and has its own, very intuitive syntax for wiki content. Some might prefer an alternative for that matter, one with built-in Makrdown support.

    DokuWiki is a self-hosted solution, so the most similar apps would be found under that platform. Like most self-hosted apps, it's open-source. Many freemium and commercial alternatives offer the benefit of iPhone and Android for creating wiki articles on the go, as well as web-based apps.

    This page was last updated May 6, 2022
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    1. With so many tools, it's hard to keep everyone on the same page. Notion is a new tool that unifies them all.
    2. A hierarchical note taking application, featuring rich text and syntax highlighting, storing data in a single xml or sqlite file.

    3. 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.
      Zim vs DokuWiki opinions
      Some users think Zim is a great alternative to DokuWiki, some don't.
      thick client vs webinterface
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

    4. 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.
      TiddlyWiki vs DokuWiki opinions
      This alternative is disputed. TiddlyWiki is still a legitimate alternative to DokuWiki, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      Single user only. More a note taking app than a true wiki.
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

    5. WackoWiki is a light and easy to install multilingual Wiki-engine. Supports WYTIWYG-editing, page rights (ACLs), page comments, file uploads, email notification, design themes (skins) and much more. Compatible with PHP 7.3 - 8.1 and MariaDB / MySQL.
      Almost everyone thinks WackoWiki is a great alternative to DokuWiki.

    6. BookStack is a free and open source knowledge management platform built on PHP. The system has been built around simplicity to ensure that adding information to it is not a chore. The content structure is built on the metaphors of Books, Chapters & Pages.
      BookStack vs DokuWiki opinions
      Most users think BookStack is a great alternative to DokuWiki.
      More a CMS than a true wiki.
      Negative comment about 1 month ago

    7. MediaWiki is a free software wiki package written in PHP, originally for use on Wikipedia. It is now used by several other projects of the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation and by many other wikis, including this website, the home of MediaWiki.
      MediaWiki vs DokuWiki opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Many of the same features but much easier to configure.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

    8. Nuclino is a unified workspace where teams can bring all their knowledge, docs, and projects together in one place. It’s a modern, simple, and blazingly fast way to collaborate, without the chaos of files and folders, context switching, or silos.
      Nuclino vs DokuWiki opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Nuclino is still a legitimate alternative to DokuWiki, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      mikonoda More intuitive than DokuWiki.
      Top positive comment  over 3 years ago

      stephenbarrow895 A really slick and lightweight wiki alternative, easier to set up and maintain.
      Top positive comment  over 3 years ago

      Not a wiki. More like Confluence. Half wordpress, half notepad.
      Top negative comment  almost 2 years ago

      octave_clavet Nuclino is a more modern, easy-to-use alternative, DokuWiki feels very outdated.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      mflanagan009 Nuclino is a lot more modern than DokuWiki. Fewer customization options, but that makes the experience a lot easier and faster, even for non-technical users like me.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

    9. Write your content in the widely used and simple Markdown format, using the built-in visual editor. Unlike other wiki software that save content in a database with a difficult to extract format, Wiki.js saves all your content directly into Markdown (.
    10. Working on a project, researching a topic or writing an article? Walling makes it easy to break down your ideas, refine them and visually organize them.
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