Have you ever had the feeling that your head is not quite big enough to hold everything you need to remember?
Welcome to TiddlyWiki, a unique non-linear notebook for capturing, organising and sharing complex information.
Use it to keep your to-do list, to plan an essay or novel, or to organise your wedding. Record every thought that crosses your brain, or build a flexible and responsive website.
Unlike conventional online services, TiddlyWiki lets you choose where to keep your data, guaranteeing that in the decades to come you will still be able to use the notes you take today.
The TiddlyWiki is the best software I've ever found for organising my ideas.
It's well worth spending an hour or so playing with it to see how it can help you. This will be time well-spent and will change how you think and how you organise your ideas.
Joe Armstrong, Co-inventor of Erlang
TiddlyWiki gets a Gearhead rating of 6 out of 5 (it's that good).
Finding code that works flawlessly after just two or three years is magical enough but after seven years?!
Mark Gibbs, Network World
TiddlyWiki is a rich, interactive tool for manipulating complex data with structure that doesn't easily fit into conventional tools like spreadsheets or wordprocessors.
TiddlyWiki is designed to fit around your brain, helping you deal with the things that won't fit. The fundamental idea is that information is more useful and reusable if we cut it up into the smallest semantically meaningful chunks – tiddlers – and give them titles so that they can be structured with links, tags, lists and macros. Tiddlers use a WikiText notation that concisely represents a wide range of text formatting and hypertext features. TiddlyWiki aims to provide a fluid interface for working with tiddlers, allowing them to be aggregated and composed into longer narratives.
People love using TiddlyWiki. Because it can be used without any complicated server infrastructure, and because it is open source, it has brought unprecedented freedom to everyone to keep their precious information under their own control.
TiddlyWiki was originally created by JeremyRuston and is now a thriving open source project with a busy Community of independent developers.
Further information about specific TiddlyWiki features:
Last but not least, TiddlyWiki is a rare example of a practical quine
Here we gather the latest and most useful material from the TiddlyWiki community.
The latest news, articles, resources and examples.
If you find TiddlyWiki useful, there are lots of ways you can help assure its future and make it better.
Teach and Tell
OpenSource projects like TiddlyWiki thrive on the feedback and engagement of users. TiddlyWiki becomes more useful to everyone as more and more people use it. So, if you find TiddlyWiki useful, spread the word. The best possible way to assure its future is for it to become a hundred times more popular than before.
Help improve the documentation and code
There are many ways you can contribute to TiddlyWiki:
- Writing tutorials
- Contributing to the documentation on tiddlywiki.com
- Making video screencasts
- Curating relevant links, hints and tips on a wiki
The main TiddlyWiki documentation and code lives on GitHub, and welcomes contributions: