Is there good free software for a Wiki-like purpose?
April 1, 2014 10:51 AM   Subscribe

My company is growing, and knowledge between hardware/software/science etc. is getting too dispersed. I want us to start keep it all together in a searchable and detailed Wiki. But Wikis are boring and too austere. Yammer was suggested to me, but it isn't cheap (18$/month/user), nor do I really know whether it's worth it.

any other suggestions?

Ideally, free or one time payment or something. Intuitive, organized, searchable. Anything else to consider?
posted by namesarehard to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
It's not free but we use Confluence and it has a social component!

It's $1 per user, or less depending on how many of you there are.

Check it out, it's nifty!
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 10:57 AM on April 1, 2014 [1 favorite]

Asana is wonderful for this, very intuitive and a nice UI.
posted by jbickers at 11:00 AM on April 1, 2014

I've used Confluence and Xwiki at work, and definitely prefer Confluence.
posted by Oktober at 11:09 AM on April 1, 2014

Would Trello or Google Sites work?

I believe they are both free.
posted by Michele in California at 1:54 PM on April 1, 2014

Sounds like you don't want to self-host, but if you do, DokuWiki is very good for this purpose, and easier to setup and use than MediaWiki.
posted by teatime at 2:18 PM on April 1, 2014

Dokuwiki is awesome for this. It doesn't have a database backend, but instead uses text files -- so the administration is pretty light.‎
posted by wenestvedt at 8:46 AM on April 2, 2014

Thanks guys! Going with Doku
posted by namesarehard at 4:55 PM on April 2, 2014

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