Zim Wiki Alternative to OSX

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by KrakenChaos, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. KrakenChaos macrumors newbie

    Aug 26, 2012
    Does anybody knows about any alternative application to zim wiki? I'm using it at my office on Ubuntu OS. So far I have not found native port of zim. The only way to run it on mac is to use macports which I don't prefer.

    It'd be nice to sync the wiki data with my MBP laptop. Is there any alternative application which is native to mac and cross platform compatible to Ubuntu and Windows?
  2. robgendreau macrumors 68040

    Jul 13, 2008
    Sounds like VoodooPad 5 by FlyingMeat.com might do it fer ya.

    It's rather unique in the Mac world. Sort of a notetaker/text editor, but designed to work more personally. You add pages and links, and media and whatnot, and you can export as web pages or PDF, or drop it in DropBox and share it, or see it on your iOS device. And you can script and program and generally do all sorts of imaginative stuff. And it word processes quite well, and does markdown. Check it out. They're the same folks that do the excellent Acorn.

    It works in text, by and large, so it would probably work cross platform in some way, at least meaning others could read what you set up.

    Post back if you find anything. Zim looks pretty cool. That would seem to be the ideal note taker; wish that existed while in was in school.

    And BTW, OS X servers can set up wikis.
  3. KrakenChaos thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 26, 2012
    It took a few days for me to decide which applications are the best. But I have finally come to decision upon which applications combination to use for my cross platform note taking.

    The centre of the applications storage will be the SimpleNote, which has multiple 3rd party native/scripts clients for different platforms.

    1. National Velocity Alt for OSX
    2. ResophNotes for Windows
    3. Simplenote itself has iOS support
    4. Opennote which is a standalone version of firefox add-on QuickFox on Ubuntu.

    They all support saving files offline. So, I don't have to depend on unnecessary cloud services like Evernote.

    What do you think?

    If you are not looking for cross-patform compatible solution, Growly Notes is the one you should try. It's comparable with Microsoft's Onenote, and it's free.

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