Thursday, November 06, 2008

Personal Wiki


I figured I need a personal wiki, a knowledge management and self-organization tool. I imagined a small personal portal that is a mixture of a wiki, a file drive, and a to-do lists management. Ideally a built-in mind mapping tool too but this one is a nice to have. I also considered whether I needed Outlook integration and decided I did not. I don't want to mix priorities. Outlook is my do-right-now-all-about-work tool and this one I target to organize my writings, readings, ideas, R&D topics, learning priorities, etc.

ok. where do I start? if you faced with a multi-criteria choice problem and you didn't know where to start what would you do? I thought I weight my criteria and start with the most important one. Wiki is definitely the key and if powerful enough may well end up being all I need. Great. what do you do next? Google.

do you know how many different wiki tools there are? I thought there would be a dozen commercial platforms and a few open source, some of which I thought might target personal usage. Who needs more, right? Take a look:

Comparison of wiki software

so where do I start now ?

3 comments:

Dan said...

Hi Pavel,

There are a number of personal wikis out there that sound like they might meet your needs. As you try out your options, you should check out one called Luminotes. It focuses on simple note editing, without having to deal with markup codes. You just start typing.

aarendar said...

Never liked such pages like that one with comparison of Wiki tools... :) It's like a market-place. Crowded, noisy and stinky.

Better try designing and implementing your own one. You know better what you need for yourself than some guys out there + you are able to implement it. Will cost you some time + not 100% sure it will happy end but at least you'll have some fun and a reason to stay awake on nights ))

aarendar said...

Never liked such pages like that one with comparison of Wiki tools... :) It's like a market-place. Crowded, noisy and stinky.

Better try designing and implementing your own one. You know better what you need for yourself than some guys out there + you are able to implement it. Will cost you some time + not 100% sure it will happy end but at least you'll have some fun and a reason to stay awake on nights ))