26th April 2017 at 4:00pm

Have you ever had the feeling that your head is not quite big enough to hold everything you need to remember?

Welcome to TiddlyWiki, a unique non-linear notebook for capturing, organising and sharing complex information.

Use it to keep your to-do list, to plan an essay or novel, or to organise your wedding. Record every thought that crosses your brain, or build a flexible and responsive website.

Unlike conventional online services, TiddlyWiki lets you choose where to keep your data, guaranteeing that in the decades to come you will still be able to use the notes you take today.

TiddlyWiki gets a Gearhead rating of 6 out of 5 (it's that good).

Finding code that works flawlessly after just two or three years is magical enough but after seven years?!

Mark Gibbs, Network World


22nd June 2016 at 11:13am
Working with TiddlyWiki

Brief instructions for getting started on the different platforms and configurations that TiddlyWiki supports. See the A Gentle Guide to TiddlyWiki for a more leisurely introduction.

TiddlyWiki on Google Chrome can only save changes using the HTML5-compatible fallback saver module.

This method of saving changes is clunky because it requires manual intervention for each save. It has the advantage of working on almost all desktop browsers, and many mobile browsers.

  1. Download an empty TiddlyWiki by clicking this button:

    If the button doesn't work save this link: http://tiddlywiki.com/empty.html

    Your browser may ask you to accept the download before it begins

  2. Locate the file you just downloaded
    • You may rename it, but be sure to keep the .html or .htm extension
  3. Open the file in your browser
  4. Try creating a new tiddler using the new tiddler button in the sidebar. Type some content for the tiddler, and click the ok button
  5. Save your changes by clicking the save changes button in the sidebar
  6. Your browser will download a new copy of the wiki incorporating your changes
  7. Locate the newly downloaded file and open it in your browser
  8. Verify that your changes have been saved correctly

Tip: most browsers have an option to prompt each time for the download location. This allows you to select the existing version of the file and replace it.


  • Don't attempt to use the browser File/Save menu option to save changes (it doesn't work)

See also:

If the button doesn't work save this link:


Your browser may ask you to accept the download before it begins


11th September 2014 at 8:49am

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