Today I installed Zim Desktop Wiki. It's a note taking application / personal wiki that looks really nice, so I'm sharing it here with anyone who might be interested.
- Files are stored as plain text files - so you can edit your notes outside Zim using any text editor
- Notes can be stored in a hierarchy and can link to each other wiki-style
- You can insert images, hyperlinks, use text formatting...
- Wiki-like markup syntax internally, but the editor is wysiwyg
- Works on Linux, Windows and Mac
- Export to HTML available, and even includes a simple webserver for quickly sharing notes on the local network!
- Since notes are stored in plain text files, you can sync them with Dropbox (or another synchronization service), and access them on any pc, phone or even through the Dropbox web interface! Wow!
- Many plugins available: calendar, task list, graphs (graphviz), formulas (latex), source control, and more
In my view, that's pretty awesome! Also see the attached screenshot.
Installation on MEPIS 11
The latest version is 0.53, but the Debian stable repository still has version 0.48.
I managed to install Zim 0.53 by downloading the Debian package from the official download page, making sure the dependencies are met, and installing with Gdebi. The only unmet dependency I had was python-xdg.
So installation is actually pretty easy, although one of the local gurus might want to comment if this is the best way to do it.