Stay tuned for the sequel
Posted Feb 16, 2007 22:20 UTC (Fri) by frazier
In reply to: Stay tuned for the sequel
Parent article: The Grumpy Editor's guide to note-taking applications
You might consider throwing one wiki in the running for comparison purposes on the followup article. Sure, it's a different class of application, but for taking notes it does a swell job.
I've used five wikis in the last year. They are:
- The wiki at Work.
- My personal wiki.
- For my band (recordings, lyrics). Very little use but it's handy... ...has made a nice place to put audio files and lyrics. We'd probably lost some sound and lyrics somewhere if it weren't for a place to store everything under one roof.
- Wikipedia (for facts)
- Uncyclopedia (for lies)
Of the above, #4 and #5 are the only public ones. #2 is used pretty much as I'd imagine I'd use tomboy (haven't used it).
There's a variety of advantages to the personal wiki:
- Same basic working environment that I have in the other places. Sure there's a learning curve for wiki syntax, but as long as the wiki used has the same basic syntax everywhere, it's cake.
- Does the job reasonably well for one person
- Searchable (in the case of the ones I use)
- I had to go on a cruise and was able to take my personal wiki with me on my laptop. I was able to put the content back on the server when I came home very easily.
- If it's on the web, you can add info to it from somewhere else. I got a phone number for a relative while over at the parent's house and was able to add it to my personal phonebook with ease from their computer. No need to worry about losing a piece of paper.
- I can be on any computer in the house and my notes are there. I can be over at a friend's house and look things up readily.
I look forward to the future article on wikis.
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