I’ll ‘splain what I mean:
Waaay back when daily usage of the internet had become a normal activity, I found I was getting all sorts of great things via email and seeing others shared on sites.
Wanting to be as well informed in a functional manner as possible - I began saving ‘snippets’.
This got messy...VERY messy - very quickly !!!
I started using a clipboard manager app, and found that after a while it became overwhelmed, crashy, and lost things.
(A major drawback of the above is that it keeps ALL the bits one copies to the clipboard, so daily cleaning becomes critical in a huge hurry...)
Many methods and iterations later I finally settled on creating *.TXT files as needed for things I wanted to keep.
And the mess has grown, and grown and GROWN.
Enter the desktop wiki concept, and hear the ‘AH-HAH !’ moment...
Trying several of these lead to the realization that with at least 2 PCs in use at different locations the info needed to be either portable, or synchronized somehow.
Ugh. New problems now.
The portable method means a USB stick - easily lost; the sync idea has a bunch of permutations=> all slow, cumbersome and/or needing 3rd party s/w and/or site usage.
So the search began...there MUST be some kind of ONLINE wiki which is good, will import existing files, and allow personal access via website from anyplace, right ?
Nope. Only -sort of-.
Meantime the need for online access for note-taking has exploded and all sorts of sites one must join & use have popped up...notice for example Evernote & Workflowy.
But this type of thing means trusting a total stranger’s site to keep your private & precious info up & accessible; which can lead to harsh lessons - witness how the developer just summarily ‘pulled the plug’ on his Luminotes site.
It was great - well done - well loved - and -POOF-, gone.
And what ISN’T there to be found ?
An online tool for one’s own website to manage one’s own info-keeping needs.
I want this for myself.
If I can get Tiki Wiki molded to what I seek I’ll be happy to share what I’ve learned with others too.
What it needs to be is LIVE, and:
1. On one’s own hosted site.
2. Must be able to import existing items.
3. With WYSIWYG editing mostly for links and such
4. Flat-file storage rather than DB storage.
5. Able to be fully closed for personal usage.
Well OK=> 4 out of 5 of those are found in Tiki Wiki now !
I’m still hoping to get ‘em all working together on my site, and with the help of the nice, helpful folks here maybe I will yet succeed ?!
And BTW, since there’s no ‘Hello World’ forum here - I want to thank the good folks here for this great place to go with an incredible, well-made & useful/usable software !!!
Best Wishes to All.