Template:Infobox Software TiddlyWiki is a wiki-modeled client-side single-page application written by Jeremy Ruston that is designed to be used as a personal notebook. It is a single self-contained HTML file that includes CSS and JavaScript code. When the user downloads it to their PC, TiddlyWiki can save the entered information by overwriting itself on the user's disk, at the user's request. Following TiddlyWiki conventions, users can make a new entry, called a tiddler, in their local copy of the TiddlyWiki file and save it for future reference. Existing tiddlers can also be modified or deleted in the same way. Because it runs under most browsers and requires no installation, it can be easily used as a portable personal wiki.

TiddlyWiki is published by UnaMesa under a BSD open source license and is thus freely available. Developer Jeremy Ruston describes it as experimental, and in that spirit many people have used the original HTML file to create TiddlyWiki Adaptations. These fall under two general categories: those that retain the client-side write only feature, and those that add server-side file writing to make TiddlyWiki more like a traditional wiki. Links to both these kinds of Adaptations are put in the original TiddlyWiki file as they become known. TiddlyWiki Adaptations typically add features that were not originally envisioned by Ruston, and some of these features have been included in newer versions of TiddlyWiki.

A feature that sets TiddlyWiki apart from a standard wiki implementation is its content presentation. Jeremy Ruston had this to say about it:

A TiddlyWiki is like a blog because it's divided up into neat little chunks (tiddlers), but it encourages you to read it by hyperlinking rather than sequentially: if you like, a non-linear blog analogue that binds the individual microcontent items into a cohesive whole. I think that TiddlyWiki represents a novel medium for writing, and will promote its own distinctive writing style.

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  • MonkeyGTD - uses MPTW and other plugins for automatic GTD list generation and "dashboard" type project summaries
  • d3 ("d cubed") - includes plugins for automatic GTD list generation
  • GTD TiddlyWiki Plus - includes Clint Checketts' GTD style applied
  • MonkeyPirateTiddlyWiki (MPTW) - includes plugins for TagglyWiki style tagging and a style switcher
  • TiddlyTools - many essential plugins created by Eric Shulman including ImportTiddlers, NestedSliders, SinglePageMode
  • abegoExtensions - many essential plugins created by Udo Borkowski including ForEachTiddler, YourSearchPlugin
  • Lewcid TW - a repository of extensions for TiddlyWiki
  • BidiXTW - home of UploadPlugin which allows you to save to a remote server with a simple php script.
  • TiddlyThemes - lots of themes for TiddlyWiki.


The TiddlyWiki community of developers is so prodigious that keeping these lists up to date may be quite difficult.

  • Coral - A server-side Java implementation.

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