TiddlyWiki VS Joplin

Compare TiddlyWiki vs Joplin and see what are their differences.

TiddlyWiki

A self-contained JavaScript wiki for the browser, Node.js, AWS Lambda etc. (by Jermolene)

Joplin

Joplin - an open source note taking and to-do application with synchronization capabilities for Windows, macOS, Linux, Android and iOS. Forum: https://discourse.joplinapp.org/ (by laurent22)
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TiddlyWiki Joplin
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TiddlyWiki

Posts with mentions or reviews of TiddlyWiki. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-19.
  • A tour to my Zettelkasten note clusters
    13 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 19 Jan 2022
    I mentioned this in another comment, but you should check out tiddlywiki[0] with the mind map plugin[1]

    [0] https://tiddlywiki.com/

  • Getting images imported via drag and drop nicely sorted into date-based folders on Node.js
    1 project | reddit.com/r/TiddlyWiki5 | 9 Jan 2022
    As most of you probably know, it is possible to drag and drop images into the editor since TW 5.2.0 (for those who don't check out the neat video at https://github.com/Jermolene/TiddlyWiki5/pull/5699). I'm now looking to have these images automagically stored in a specific folder based on the current year to keep things under control.
  • What is this tag filtering feature called and why do so few apps have it?
    1 project | reddit.com/r/PKMS | 6 Jan 2022
    You can do this fairly easily with a macro in Tiddlywiki. There are even “versions” of Tiddlywiki that behave like Roam that are free if you like that format.
  • Current state of world-building software?
    5 projects | reddit.com/r/rpg | 3 Jan 2022
    I use Obsidian portal for my public/player-facing side of my game and a tiddly wiki for the GM side. This lets me link to things that probably shouldn't go up on a public-facing website due to copyright as well as keep offline backups, but write things in Tiddly Wiki then cut-and-paste it into OP. The formatting differences between the two are annoying, but minor
  • App for creating book summaries
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/books | 3 Jan 2022
  • Every year/semester...
    1 project | reddit.com/r/adhdmeme | 2 Jan 2022
    get tiddlywiki instead
  • making an ai assistant for a game?
    1 project | reddit.com/r/rpg | 31 Dec 2021
    I already posted a suggestion, but you might actually have better luck with TiddlyWiki, essentially a free personal Wikipedia, plus the Speech-to-Text plugin. It seems like you can make your own custom commands, and players can view it from Google Drive with the Google Drive plugin.
  • E-lab notebook options
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/bioinformatics | 27 Dec 2021
    I have a labarchives account through my institute so I use that for the most part. But I've also had tiddlywiki recommended by a lecturer and I think it has some useful features, plus it's also free.
  • A whole website and a single HTML file
    14 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 23 Dec 2021
    This reminds me a bit of TiddlyWiki, minus the whole "you can edit the file using the file itself" part.

    https://tiddlywiki.com

    14 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 23 Dec 2021
    Well, TiddlyWiki[1] has been going it for 17(!) years. It's a very mature, polished, and extensible engine for wikis, blogs, and personal knwledge bases.

    The entire thing (including the editor!) is a single .html file. By default, even images are embedded.

    For my ADHD Wiki[2], a resource that talks about ADHD with a copious amounts of relatable memes intertwined with the text, I chose to just use images in the same directory instead of embedding them; so you might need to do some work to download that page (I think File -> Save as.. can give you a readable static version on some browsers).

    Anyway, somewhat surprising that people are stumbling into how much you can do with just one well-crafted .html file. Look ma, no node.js, no (no)SQL database, no nothing except for one file for one website (and that file isn't even that large, given what TiddlyWiki allows you to do).

    TiddlyWiki can be run on node.js, but I don't see much reason to. If I want to make changes, I use the built-in editor, and then the "Save..." button generates me the .html of the updated version. Save it over the old one, upload over ftp, done. No deployment process to speak of.

    And, at that, the feature set rivals (and, at times, exceeds) that of, say, Wikipedia.

    (And for math nerds: it supports LaTeX via a KaTeX plugin. Maybe you can't copy-paste your entire thesis, but it's pretty damn close to real-time full-featured LaTeX).

    [1]https://tiddlywiki.com/

    [2]https://romankogan.net/adhd

Joplin

Posts with mentions or reviews of Joplin. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-19.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing TiddlyWiki and Joplin you can also consider the following projects:

Trilium Notes - Build your personal knowledge base with Trilium Notes

Boostnote - This repository is outdated and new Boost Note app is available! We've launched a new Boost Note app which supports real-time collaborative writing. https://github.com/BoostIO/BoostNote-App

obsidian - GraphQL, built for Deno - a native GraphQL caching client and server module

Standard Notes - A free, open-source, and completely encrypted notes app. https://standardnotes.com

Dokuwiki - The DokuWiki Open Source Wiki Engine

QOwnNotes - QOwnNotes is a plain-text file notepad and todo-list manager with markdown support and Nextcloud / ownCloud integration.

logseq - A local-first, non-linear, outliner notebook for organizing and sharing your personal knowledge base. Use it to organize your todo list, to write your journals, or to record your unique life.

obsidian-calendar-plugin - Simple calendar widget for Obsidian.

HedgeDoc - HedgeDoc - The best platform to write and share markdown.

notesnook - A simple & easy to use private note-taking app that encrypts everything on the client side.

obsidian-dataview - A high-performance data index and query language over Markdown files, for https://obsidian.md/.