TiddlyWiki is like Tinderbox in a browser

I remain fascinated by wikis in general and TiddlyWiki in particular. At Fusionary we use Confluence and Gitlab wikis. I’ve had a number of false starts over the years with TiddlyWiki, but a recent realization has helped me take a serious run at it. (Cue sound of several pieces clicking together)

TiddlyWiki is very much like Tinderbox, but in a browser.

They both…

  • Manage a collection of notes
  • Can automatically collect notes based on various criteria
  • Allow for different visualizations
  • Offer flexible searching options
  • Contain their own macro language
  • Allow for custom metadata for individual notes

While they certainly don’t offer a 1-to-1 set of features, realizing the similarities has given me an idea for how I can use TiddlyWiki for more than just an occasional experiment. Finally!