Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Does anyone know of a wysiwyg application for taking notes, preferably in a tree structure, which loads from and saves to HTML directly?

share|improve this question

Take a look at TiddlyWiki:

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. 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.

share|improve this answer

Perhaps Google Docs might suit you, it can be used offline if needed.

share|improve this answer

Are you asking for an editor to embed into your Web page, or to use as a desktop tool?

If it's the latter, I'd suggest picking the tool you are most comfortable with. I'm a big fan of TiddlyWiki, but you may wish to have something that runs as a native app instead. Almost all the current note taking and mind mapping programs out there have an HTML export option (see And if all you need is a basic bullet list, there are plenty of good HTML editors like Amaya, CoffeeCup and BlueFish.

On the other hand, if what you are after is a way to take notes directly on a web page or web application, the editor component I'd recommend is TinyMCE. There was a recent review of the top 25 editors on Smashing Magazine, check it out for a good overview.

share|improve this answer

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .