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Open Source TiddlyWiki Alternatives

The best open source alternative to TiddlyWiki is Zim. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to TiddlyWiki and loads of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to TiddlyWiki are Trilium Notes, BookStack, MediaWiki and Dendron.

TiddlyWiki alternatives are mainly Note-taking Tools but may also be Todo List Managers or Wiki Engines. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of TiddlyWiki.
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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.

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    Most users think Zim is a great alternative to TiddlyWiki.

    Zim is essentially a text editor with links and a sidebar. It doesn't allow easy html or the like without exporting or a whole lot of confusing fiddling.

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    I'm looking for a wiki software with more freedom than Tiddly, not less.

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    Trilium Notes

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    • Google Chrome
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    • Firefox

    Trilium Notes is a hierarchical note taking application.

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    BookStack

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    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.

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    Is a robust solution for team documentation, a great alternative to Confluence

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  4. 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.

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    I thought it is obvious that one can be used without the need of a server but not mediawiki.

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    It needs setup on a server and database, is probably overkill

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  5. Dendron is an open-source, local-first, markdown-based, note-taking tool built on top of VSCode. It supports all the usual features you would expect like tagging, backlinks, a graph view, split panes, and so forth.

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    Tomboy

    • FreeOpen Source
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    Tomboy is a desktop note-taking application for Linux, Unix, Windows, and Mac OS X. Simple and easy to use, but with potential to help you organize the ideas and information you deal with every day.

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    This is essentially a notepad storage, not a personal wiki.

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  7. 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.

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  8. 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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    Foam

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    • Visual Studio Code

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

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    AppFlowy

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

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