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I have seen several questions regarding use of wikis for managing development related information and thought I would try it out as I want to document the process of a system i need to install.

Is there a recommended personal wiki app for mac?

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are you looking for something that would run locally on your mac or on a webserver?? –  zpesk Aug 16 '09 at 21:18
    
locally on my mac –  Einar Aug 16 '09 at 21:38
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Should this be on Super User? (Not really a programming question even if it's for "development related information") –  Jonik Aug 16 '09 at 22:16
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Along with TiddlyWiki as David mentioned, VoodooPad is also pretty good.

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TiddlyWiki is pretty good. It consists of a single html file which gets updated through javascript to include what you added or edited. It's very easy to back-up, copy, or remove. Excellent to put on a USB-drive and it works on all platforms.

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I use Dokuwiki myself. A Mac has Apache built in and DokuWiki is very easy to set up. You can also use it on a USB drive.

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For a work wide wiki we have DokuWiki set up on our Mac OS X Server, while I use VoodooPad to store the more sensitive information and information that doesn't need to be shared with everyone.

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Take a look at this wikipedia article:

A personal wiki is a wiki maintained primarily for personal use. Personal wikis allow people to organize information on their desktop or mobile computing devices in a manner similar to community wikis, but without the need for collaboration by multiple users. Personal wiki software can be broadly divided into multi-user wiki software with personal editions, and those wiki applications that are designed only for single users, not depending on a database engine and a web server. The first class includes wiki applications such as MoinMoin or TWiki, as these can be installed for standalone use as well. This may require installing additional software, for example a web server, a database management system, or a WAMP/LAMP software bundle. Nevertheless, this does not mean the wiki must be accessible to outside users. Some personal wikis are public but password-protected, running either on their own webservers or hosted by third parties. This has the advantage that the personal space can be accessed and edited from any computer or PDA with a web browser.

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great - thanks! –  Einar Aug 16 '09 at 21:50
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What is your editor of choice? If it happens to be vim, there's a vimwiki plugin.

Also, fossil has built-in wiki.

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