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MediaWiki is described as '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' and is a very popular Wiki Engine in the education & reference category. There are more than 50 alternatives to MediaWiki for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Online / Web-based, Self-Hosted solutions, Mac and SaaS. The best alternative is Notion. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Google Docs or TiddlyWiki. Other great apps like MediaWiki are AppFlowy, WackoWiki, Nuclino and DokuWiki.

MediaWiki alternatives are mainly Note-taking Tools but may also be Todo List Managers or Team Collaboration Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of MediaWiki.
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  1. Notion icon

    Notion

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    414 alternatives to Notion 

    With so many tools, it's hard to keep everyone on the same page. Notion is a new tool that unifies them all.

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    1.  Support for MarkDownNotion supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    2.  Kanban BoardNotion allows you to organize your workflow by moving cards with drag-and-drop functionality between multiple columns.
    3.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Notion simultaneously.
    4.  Support for LaTeXNotion supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
    5.  Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with Notion.
    6.  Web ClipperSave any page or content from the web with a single click with Notion.
    7.  Syntax HighlightingNotion supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    8.  Support for @mentionsNotion supports the use of mentions through @ to a particular user, who will be notified personally.
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    Some users think Notion is a great alternative to MediaWiki, some don't.
    tvgoing1

    Notion is a workplace software not a wiki for a community.

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  2. Google Docs icon

    Google Docs

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    109 alternatives to Google Docs 

    Google Docs is an online word processor, part of Google Drive, that lets you create and format text documents and collaborate with other people in real time. Here's what you can do with Google Docs:

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    1.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Google Docs simultaneously.
    2.  File VersioningGoogle Docs has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
    3.  Works OfflineGoogle Docs can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    4.  Dark ModeGoogle Docs supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    5.  Sync with Google CalendarGoogle Docs can be synchronized with Google Calendar
    6.  IFTTT IntegrationYou can connect different services to automatically trigger actions within Google Docs using IFTTT.
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    inkvatordor

    Media Wiki is a wiki engine, google docs is document editor

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  3. TiddlyWiki icon

    TiddlyWiki

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    • Xfce
    • RemoteStorage
    134 alternatives to TiddlyWiki 

    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. Because its a single file, its very portable - you can email it, put it on a web server or share...

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    1.  Support for MarkDownTiddlyWiki supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    2.  PortableTiddlyWiki can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    This alternative is disputed. TiddlyWiki is still a legitimate alternative to MediaWiki, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
    Guest

    Single user only. More a note taking app than a true wiki.

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    AppFlowy

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    380 alternatives to AppFlowy 

    AppFlowy is an open source alternative to Notion. You are in charge of your data and customizations.

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    1.  Kanban BoardAppFlowy allows you to organize your workflow by moving cards with drag-and-drop functionality between multiple columns.
    2.  Privacy focusedAppFlowy is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    3.  Works OfflineAppFlowy can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    4.  Dark ModeAppFlowy supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    WackoWiki

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    22 alternatives to WackoWiki 

    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.

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    WackoWiki vs MediaWiki opinions
    Almost everyone thinks WackoWiki is a great alternative to MediaWiki.


  6. Nuclino icon

    Nuclino

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    300 alternatives to Nuclino 

    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.

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    1.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Nuclino simultaneously.
    2.  Kanban BoardNuclino allows you to organize your workflow by moving cards with drag-and-drop functionality between multiple columns.
    3.  LightweightNuclino consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    4.  Support for MarkDownNuclino supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    5.  WYSIWYG SupportNuclino integrates a WYSIWYG editor to edit the look and content of a document, page, or file.
    6.  Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with Nuclino.
    7.  Full-Text SearchNuclino lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
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    Most users think Nuclino is a great alternative to MediaWiki.
    Guest

    A modern and slick tool that does the same job and additionally supports real-time collaborative editing.

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    mflanagan009

    Lighter on features but sooo much faster and easier to use. A lot more collaborative too.

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    Guest

    Not a wiki. More like Confluence. Half wordpress, half notepad.

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    abbystephens

    A much easier wiki tool for non-technical users. Real-time collaboration features are great to have as well.

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    JennyColeman

    A lot easier to set up and maintain. No steep learning curve as with MediaWiki.

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    lynjensen

    A great alternative if you are looking for something lightweight and easy-to-use.

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    JenRitter

    It's a lot simpler without any redundant features of MediaWiki that aren't useful anyway. Sleek, minimalist, and intuitive. I'm surprised this tool is not getting much publicity yet.

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  7. DokuWiki icon

    DokuWiki

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    91 alternatives to DokuWiki 

    DokuWiki is a standards compliant, simple to use Wiki, mainly aimed at creating documentation of any kind. It is targeted at developer teams, workgroups and small companies. It has a simple but powerful syntax which makes sure the datafiles remain readable outside the Wiki and...

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    Most users think DokuWiki is a great alternative to MediaWiki.
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    Foam

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    • Visual Studio Code
    277 alternatives to Foam 

    Foam is a personal knowledge management and sharing system inspired by Roam Research, built on Visual Studio Code and GitHub.

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    Wiki.js

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    79 alternatives to Wiki.js 

    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 (.

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    1.  Support for MarkDownWiki.js supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    2.  WYSIWYG SupportWiki.js integrates a WYSIWYG editor to edit the look and content of a document, page, or file.
    3.  Git SupportWiki.js supports Git, a free and open source distributed version control system.
    4.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Wiki.js simultaneously.
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    Some users think Wiki.js is a great alternative to MediaWiki, some don't.
    Lunatica

    Wiki.js is for technical documentation (just take a look at its UI), while MediaWiki is made primarily for Wikipedia which is an encyclopedia, but can be also adapted for technical writing. So Wiki.js is not a replacement for MediaWiki when the use case is for encyclopedia or similar writing.

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    jonknet

    Still has a ways to go, many glitches and missing features

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    Guest

    Modern node js based wiki, bring the future to your data, uses flat files stored on a git repo, with markdown notation

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    Guest

    Runs on Git and is a lot easier on the eyes

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    Walling

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    300 alternatives to Walling 

    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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    1.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Walling simultaneously.
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