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August 11, 2006 8:47 AM   Subscribe

Oh, wiki, you're so fine! You're so fine you blow my mind---but which wiki is the finest?

I'm needing a personal wiki to use on a major project with a new position I just accepted.

I just got started with ZuluPad and it seems fine, but I can't help but think there is something better out there.

My system requirements are free and OSX.
posted by sourwookie to Computers & Internet (10 answers total)
 
Oh, and I've hit the ground running with ZuluPad so if there is something else I should be using let me know quick before I'm 100 pages into the project.

Thanks!
posted by sourwookie at 8:49 AM on August 11, 2006


When you say "better", what do you mean? What does zulupad not do that you think it should?
posted by boo_radley at 9:14 AM on August 11, 2006


I don't know, honestly. I'm just afraid I'm going to discover that "killer feature" that will make another app more worth it after I've invested a lot of time in ZuluPad (which I've only one complaint thus far--will not autolink on a plural).
posted by sourwookie at 9:22 AM on August 11, 2006


Googling "best wiki" gave me this page, which lists some pros and cons of some sample wikis and talks about issues to consider when choosing.
posted by kookoobirdz at 9:45 AM on August 11, 2006


Ahem. Googling "best wiki" gave me this page, which lists some pros and cons of some sample wikis and talks about issues to consider when choosing.
posted by kookoobirdz at 9:45 AM on August 11, 2006


If you're using ZuluPad, I assume you're angling for a single-user desktop wiki, rather than a full-blown server app.

ZuluPad's website isn't very informative concerning its feature set, but since you're using a Mac, you might want to check into VoodooPad. It was one of the first dekstop wikis available for OS X, and is very high quality. It's shareware, but cheap. If you're determined to have absolutely zero cost, VoodooPad Lite is available with a smaller, but still quite nice, featureset.
posted by jammer at 9:51 AM on August 11, 2006


I'm a fan of Tiddlywiki. Small, quick, does what I need it to.
posted by gwenzel at 10:01 AM on August 11, 2006


Check out some of the previous AskMeFi questions as well:

Using a personal Wiki
Best Wiki for a novice
Several Wiki's
Using a personal Wiki (again)
Trying to find a simple Wiki
Looking for a Wiki to use as a Knowledge Base

Will you be sharing your wiki or are you the only user?
posted by Nugget at 11:20 AM on August 11, 2006


I second jammer's suggestion of VoodooPad. I loooove it. But it is, as far as I know, a one-user app; if you want to share, you will need something else.
posted by librarina at 5:57 PM on August 11, 2006


I second TiddlyWiki. In fact I just started setting one up for my department at work. It's great because the entire wiki is contained within a single HTML file.

This is more of a reference guide for people in my department, with personnel links, various documentation and chunks of helpful code (programming). It is not a large enough project that we could involve our IT dept to create and maintain a SQL database for it. So TiddlyWiki really fits the bill. It's just going to sit in a network folder that everyone in our department can access and add to as they see fit.
posted by MarkLark at 6:56 AM on August 12, 2006


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