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  1. ardchoille

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    Anyone else using Tiddly Wiki ? From the website:

    TiddlyWiki is a reusable non-linear personal web notebook. It's a unique wiki that people around the world love using to keep ideas and information organised. With a nearly endless feature list thanks to an extensible plugin architecture, the possibilities for TiddlyWiki are boundless. Getting started, though, is simple. You can download it for free and install it on your computer, even when offline.

    It's basically a wiki in a single HTML file that can be used anywhere and doesn't require a web server. You can use it from a USB thumb drive on any computer that has a web browser.
     

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    I looked at it for a family thing awhile back. It looked cool but I ended up groing with MediaWiki -- but my needs were very different.

    How do you like it so far? I was gonna suggest it but see you have tried it ^.^
     
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    It's quite nice. I keep a copy of it on my USB key so I can take my wiki anywhere I go. I haven't tried it on my android phone yet, need to do that, but it should work fine as it's just an HTML file with javascript added. All of the wiki pages are saved in the HTML file itself so there's only ever one file to deal with. Still hard to believe it's a full wiki that doesn't require a web server.

    EDIT: Ok, I tried using this wiki with the default android browser and it doesn't work. However, I installed Firefox and Opera mobile from the android market and this wiki works perfectly with both browsers. Now I just need to decide which browser to keep :)
     
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    Wow, that's really cool. I'm looking into that, I am very curious as to how it is able to only use one html file... weird!
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    Downloading now --- but I'm guessing that they (tiddlywiki.com) are using their product? I only say that because noscript blocked them (javascript) and I've never seen that animation before (when you click a link such as "Getting Started").

    I'll be looking into that file soon.
     
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    That looks interesting. I'm currently using Evernote for that sort of thing.
     
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    I've started using it, though not a considerable amount, it is nice. I'm really thinking I'll have to look at the html file to see how they are doing this. It's quite impressive.
     
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    I think i might give this a go -- i want a "notes" app with less hassle than much of what's out there and the idea of having it the same on desktop and usb/phone is rather appealing. Could even just toss it in dropbox too.
     
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    Everthing is done within the file, it's html+javascript. The downside is that the whole thing slows down if the file becomes too big - I'm talking megabytes.

    However, for a note taking app it's quite nice because syncing is simply a matter of copying the single html file to another device.
     
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    Oh yeah, I got that it was just html and javascript, but I meant actually dig into the code and see how it works. I'm not very javascript savvy, so I'm sure seeing something this advanced would be not only impressive but intimidating.
     

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