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Zim Wiki

Zim is a graphical text editor used to maintain a collection of wiki pages. Each page can contain links to other pages, simple formatting and images.

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  • Show HN: A Python-based static site generator using Jinja templates
    I'll slightly modify your argument; because Pure HTML does suck: Why don't people make static sites with a simple "Markdown-or-Similar to HTML" converter, CSS, and vanilla JS...etc? (This is what I do, btw -- + a template). - Source: Hacker News / 19 days ago
  • Show HN: A directory of open source alternatives to proprietary software
    You should add Zim [1] to the "Personal Knowledge Management" section :) [1] - Source: Hacker News / about 1 month ago
  • Sent – simple plaintext presentation tool
    Https:// And I just tweaked the CSS and added a bit of logic to included the possibility of one image per slide; as well as editing slides not with raw HTML but with (because that's what I'm really used to, I'm sure any Markdown thing would work just as well). - Source: Hacker News / about 2 months ago
  • The rise and fall of the standard user interface
    Absolutely; recently I realize I wish I'd never learned vim. I use too many other programs that are at least CUA-ish ( is the most important app I use ) and now I kind of want out. I haven't yet tried Modeless Vim, but that looks like my next experiment. - Source: Hacker News / 3 months ago
  • Writing HTML in HTML
    It is so hard not to feel REALLY SMUG reading stuff like this, as someone who has run my own website as the working primary source for my college instruction for the past 15 years or so using (before Markdown was much of a thing!) It's borderline bizarre to have watched this method of doing things kind of die out, and then also come back in the form of "static site generators" --... - Source: Hacker News / 3 months ago
  • QOwnNotes
    I've been looking into QOwnNotes as a "simpler" replacement for Zim[1]. Unfortunately, it isn't really trivial to convert a notebook that I've tended to for a decade, and from first impressions, it lacks the WYSIWYG aspect. [1]: - Source: Hacker News / 4 months ago
  • A structured note-taking app for personal use
    And it is important to figure out what PND (pain/need/desire) your application should really satisfy. [1] - Source: Hacker News / 4 months ago
  • The complex simplicity of my static websites
    FWIW, I've been using for YEARS. (Sites a little messy and I need to clean it up, but it's extremely functional,) I host my college classes websites from it, to the point that I forced myself to learn the Canvas API, to just clone the page from this site to the front page of Canvas and change the links so they come back here. - Source: Hacker News / 8 months ago
  • Joplin – open-source note-taking and to-do application with sync
    No discussion of note taking apps is complete without Zim Desktop Wiki [1], so let me be the one who sings its praise! It's less web or mobile oriented than Joplin but gives me everything I need. Plain text files, syncing, lots of plugins. And task management, oh boy. Task management is second to none, including orgmode. I'm a faithful user for years now and I am still happy I found it. [1] - Source: Hacker News / 9 months ago
  • A Syntax for Self-Tracking (2020)
    Nice. I do something like this except less complex. I use Blitzmail (there's an iPhone equivalent, but I don't know what it's calle) -- basically, it's an ultra simple app that pops a window to email only one person (usually, yourself) and have replicated a script on my desktop to do the same. Then I have another script which just makes them ALL "todo" items in the journal of, and I just... - Source: Hacker News / 10 months ago
  • What program do you use to world build and write your book?
    I use my own instance of Zim, which may be a bit janky, but I am used to it by now. I've also heard good stuff about Obsidian and Campfire. Source: 10 months ago
  • My uses for vimwiki have dried up... and it makes me a little sad
    I use vimwiki almost daily, but it's not professional use, just daily notes and organizing my life. I started using zim but I found I really missed writing/editing with vim. Then I found vimwiki. There are things I'm not super happy about with it. I saw that /u/lervag (love his vimtex plugin) released a wiki plugin and I was/am interested in it, but I have so much in my wiki right now that I don't want to deal... Source: 10 months ago
  • Reconstructing Obsidian Features in Vim and Bash
    Again, I'll put up another vote for which I've been using for now almost decades. I've begun to experiment more with Obsidian as well, a killer thing for me would be for e.g. Zim to support standard Markdown and just make the two fully cross-compatible... - Source: Hacker News / 10 months ago
  • Any alternatives to Obsidian that are not built on Electron?
    The old Zim Wiki app kind of works like Obsidian but it's an old app and lacks many Obsidian features. It uses local text files the way Obsidian does and it has the concept of bi-directional links in a very limited way. And it only works on desktop. But you can export your content into a functional HTML website. Source: 11 months ago
  • personal one user wiki
    For desktop use, I would recommend Zim as it requires no server and the files can be shared on a file sync service. Source: 11 months ago
  • Ask HN: Has journaling improved your life?
    I journal infrequently. Used to use physical journals and still do occasionally, mostly use the journal plugin in Zim ( now, plus git for edit history. I also use Zim for non-dated notes. I have a poor memory, so I like having minor life events documented, and documenting them probably helps me remember them in the first place. It's also good for working through and solidifying whatever I've... - Source: Hacker News / 11 months ago
  • Journaling Apps for Linux
    I've never heard of Penzu or Day One, but have you seen Zim? Source: 12 months ago
  • If you are learning Linux or if you want to challenge your knowledge, this site has some games to help you develop your command line skills
    I've kept a Zim desktop wiki for the last 9 or so years, where I note down and cross-link every bit of information regarding not only commonly used commands and tricks, but also other aspects of my job. Source: 12 months ago
  • Good open source Linux based wiki for work organization?
    But I settled on ZimWiki. I have no idea how shareable it is, because it's just me, but I find it simple and easy, yet (with plugins) fully featured. Source: 12 months ago
  • What trusted app do you use to save important information over the last 10 years?
    I use Zim - A Desktop Wiki and have been doing so for about 6 years. It uses a dialect of markdown but more importantly:. Source: 12 months ago
  • Ask HN: How do you document/index random thoughts, observations, & learnings?
    Wikipedia has a page on single-user personal wikis that are great for organizing your notes[0]. If you're looking for something simple and unixy, Zim is a pretty good choice[1]. It's an offline GTK-based GUI application for creating personal wikis that saves all the wiki pages as Markdown files and can export your wiki as HTML using various templates. Zim has been available in many linux package repos for over a... - Source: Hacker News / 12 months ago

External sources with reviews and comparisons of Zim Wiki

8 Free Note Taking Software For Windows – Evernote Alternatives
Zim is a graphical text editor used to maintain a collection of wiki pages. Each page can contain links to other pages, simple formatting and images. Pages are stored in a folder structure, like in an outliner, and can have attachments. Creating a new page is as easy as linking to a nonexistent page. All data is stored in plain text files with wiki formatting. Various plugins provide additional functionality, like...
Ask HN: Favorite note-taking software?
One problem is that some notes tend to become spread out and somewhat chaotic, especially when having to multitask under time pressure. Many notes taken have little if any value after some weeks or months so I don't pay much attention to strict discipline there. Zim is essentially a somewhat messy lab journal intended for myself.

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