TiddlyWiki is Terrific!
Written on 12/22/10 at 08:20:27 PST by Admin
Software

TiddlyWiki is a single html file which has all the characteristics of a wiki - including all of the content, the functionality (including editing, saving, tagging and searching) and the style sheet.


I first ran across it while searching for links to download PuppyStudio, a great PuppyLinux boot for multimedia work and I found the  PuppyStudio TiddlyWiki, a getting started guide for the PuppyStudio distribution and the programs that come with it.


Because it's a single file, it's very portable - you can email it, put it on a web server or share it via a USB stick.


There are TiddlyWikis popping up all over the web because it is highly  flexible and extensible, making it a wonderful tool for wiki sites, such as Elise Springer at Wesleyan U for her own site and the  Reasoning Well: skills for philosophy wiki for her students. The fact that TiddlySpot  is providing free web hosting for TiddlyWikis removes the barriers to creating and doing a TiddlyWiki of one's very own.

Off line it is great for teaching, organizing data, and having fun using it as a reusable non-linear personal web notebook. And since it is a single HTML file, it is easy to share in emails and on pen drives.

For ebooks it's terrific. Just look at TiddlyBard, selected works of Shakespeare adapted for TiddlyWiki by Eric Shulman / ELS Design Studios.

One of it's neatest applications for educators I have seen so far for organizing data is the American Indian Child Resource Center (AICRC) student information form, which is a great tool for keeping each student's info up to date with only a web browser for an application instead of an office suit or a file cabinet.

The UnaMesa Association was given the TiddlyWiki code to be held in trust for the public benefit by its developer,  Jeremy Ruston of Osmosoft,  prior to the acquisition of Osmosoft by BT, and they have been doing some wonderful stuff with it in the process of doing the wonderful things they do. (See http://www.unamesa.org/about/overview.pdf for a concise summary of the UnaMesa mission and approach to projects).

TiddlyWiki is a great tool for organizing data or simply keeping notes or a journal. It can be used for websites and blogs as well as ebooks and kiosks. It can be used for a personal inventory, a project log, or even a ...  wiki! It is free and no cost hosting is available, so all that is required is finding a little time to noodle with it.

TiddlyLinks:

TiddlyWiki Community Wiki

TiddlyStyles.com - Clint's collection of TiddlyWiki creations

TiddlyTools - Small Tools for Big Ideas! So much TiddlyWiki-ness in one place. Check out the quickstart section for different TiddlyWikis with pre-installed packages of TiddlyTools plugins, scripts, styles and templates.

TiddlyVault - An index of TiddlyWiki extensions from http://www.giffmex.org

TiddlySpot - Get your own powerful personal wiki in seconds with no installation required. Make it private or public. Update it online and offline.

And I have collected some TiddlyWiki stuff you can download from here at GorgeLink.

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