The key features are:
# Free and Open Source.
# Prints directly to 3x5.
# Exists as a single, portable, local, cross platform file. No need for
multiple text files.
Try it out at http://shared.snapgrid.com/gtd_tiddlywiki.html and let me
know what you think. If there is substantial interest I would turn this
into more of a "real" project instead of a quick hack.
A sweeter look than the old tired interface of the NoteStudio
Let me know when you want to make your app public - I'm looking for
just such a little program for my own use.
You must have Firefox or Mozilla or IE, it won't work in Safari yet.
and read the part about "SaveChanges". It will say you need to save
the webpage to your hard drive before your changes can be permanently
saved. Go crazy with it, experiment with it, it won't break. The key
thing is that you can store whatever you want with it, your GTD lists,
reference materials, list of favorite wines, whatever.
Be sure to let me know via email if there is something specific that I
could explain better in the documentation.
The only drawback I had was with saving. A couple of times I´ve close
the browser windows without saving first and lost all entered data
since the last time I clicked on SAVE
But overall...It JUST ROCKS!..
I hope (i´m sure) you know what an AMAZING tool you´ve got in your
Excellent! Also, I laughed out loud reading your @Agenda items ;-)
If you look at the HTML source code you'll see that all your data is
stored in div elements at the end of the document. Using any plain text
editor you would be able to copy and paste that entire block of divs
into the source code at the end of an updated version of TiddlyWiki,
and then save in your text editor.
This could be a bit much for some users, but at least TiddlyWiki is
easy to back up and duplicate.
So, if I want to start with a fresh copy, I can just delete all those
lines? Or is that dangerous? and if so, is there another quick way to
delete the current content?
There's no danger to editing the source code, just make sure you backup
your known good version.
You can delete all the divs contained in <div id="storeArea"> at the
end of the document, but you'll want to keep MainMenu and
DefaultTiddlers, so try pasting this over the current divs at the end
of the document.
<div id="storeMainMenu" modified="200505101220"
<div id="storeDefaultTiddlers" modified="200505101221"
Another question: will this only run locally? Or can I drop it onto
my web server and use it online?
View the source in a text editor, search for the first instance of
#floater, and add this style rule after display: none;
This should speed things up. Alternatively you can try disabling the
This is a cool little app, but I wish there was a way to disable the
zooming window once you click on a list file to open. The zooming
action moves fairly slow. I tend to want to get thoughts down quickly
as the ideas happen, but waiting for the zooming redraw is a bit slow.
This is avoided if I start my day with all my lists open.
On 5/10/05, Jonathan Ploudre <jplo...@gmail.com> wrote:
> For the people interested in using this on an iPod or a Palm or
> another handheld:
> This requires a pretty modern browser to work -- CSS for formatting
> could export it to a simpler file for a handheld, it would lose all
> the immediacy that makes it fun to use.
> That said, the css file could be updated for a handheld profile that
> would allow it to look better on a small screen.
Thanks to everyone for their questions and comments. Here is an update
based on your feedback:
Supported browsers (This info should have been in the wiki itself, it
soon will be):
# Firefox (preferred)
# Win IE 6
# I've had conflicting reports about Opera, can anyone report
definitively on it?
# Safari is not capable of the the "Save" function. Hopefully this can
be resolved, any hard core Safari heads out there?
Newly discovered bugs:
# In IE, list items display in the wrong place when you have multiple
Near future updates:
# Updating the default GTD TiddlyWiki content to reflect everyone's
feedback and questions.
# Jeremy has resolved the issues with empty spaces and brackets in
MainMenu and DefaultTiddlers. I will be adding this.
# Apparently there is an easy way to upgrade (see
http://www.tiddlywiki.com/#HowToUpgrade for details). I will try this
out and add it.
# A downloadable "clean slate" version.
# Right now you have to edit the source code to disable the sometimes
chunky tiddler animation. Jeremy has just created a menu option for
this on the original TiddlyWiki that I will be adding.
Also, wanted to clarify that when I say I keep it on my iPod, I mean
simply *storing* it there to go between work (PC) and home (Mac) ...
Thanks again, tho ... flippin' great app. I've already transferred
*everything* to it, which did result in the now familiar
overwhelm/depresssion at seeing all of my open loops in one place. But
that's another post.
Man this feels like a full tilt lightweight GTD machine is just around
the corner. The only thing that is really missing for me is an
understanding of real tasks (instead of bullet points in tiddlers). It
a task belongs to a project, but can be marked with a context, the
contexts could be automatically generated from the first task in each
project tiddler. At that point you have dynamic to-do lists by
context, which is what is missing from pretty much everything I've used
I've created a new Google group just for GTDTiddlyWiki at
http://groups-beta.google.com/group/GTD-TiddlyWiki to bring a little
more structure to the conversation and to keep this topic out of the
regular 43Folders group RSS feed (it's getting hard to read).
I updated http://shared.snapgrid.com/gtd_tiddlywiki.html last night.
This is how to upgrade and keep all your changes:
The best feature request I've seen so far is true "to-do" list
management as seen on http://tadalist.com/ This would be somewhat
complicated and I don't really have the time to give it a shot right
now (day job and all), but remember, this is open source. If you build
something good, it will go into GTDTiddlyWiki and you'll be
immortalized as the Prometheus who brought list management to the world
of client side wikis! Hooray!
Have you tried planner.el for Emacs? It, unfortunately or fortunately,
requires learning Emacs but the user community is very helpful.
Oh and I am loving GTDTiddlyWiki...thanks for making it available to us
nonpower user types.
I'm stumped however as to how to handle things with due dates. Like
"call Tom on 5/30/05 9AM"
I generally print out my LifeBalance @Calls and @MtgsToSet sheets and
have resisted adding a Palm so far. The manual sync and update is the
obvious drawback. In true GTD fashion, I only put hard events in iCal.
Any thoughts on how to do this with GTDTiddlyWiki anyone?
Nathan - thanks for your work on this! If this is the your "quick hack"
I'm anxious to see it unfold. If I were a developer, I'd contribute.
If this app could solve that problem (entering on one place, consuming
in another), and could also have real dynamic lists rather than raw
bullet markdown, it would be awesome.