Too secure an environment.

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Paul Walker

May 18, 2018, 7:28:42 AM5/18/18
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I have been using TiddyWiki Classic for many a year at work. Adding and tuning plugins etc to make my "perfect" journal. I found the use of tags and the ability to attach to the internal web addresses a real joy.

However unsurprisingly the company has become ultra secure and so things will have to change. The inability to save a session, being the number one road block.

I use Firefox and TiddlyFox at home.

Can anyone suggest a tag based journal or a mini-browser application capable of just capable of running TW and can be disconnected from the external web.

I have played the usual Office apps, trying to  possible solution using Outlook and Onenote, each have some of the ingredients but neither hit the spot.

I have a number of colleagues who would also like to hear if you have a solution.

A lot to ask, but just maybe.


May 18, 2018, 10:16:34 AM5/18/18
Hi Paul,

TiddlyWiki5 and TiddlyWikiClassic don't need a web connection to save to the local filesystem and they never have!

Even if you modify and edit tiddlers, there is __no__ communication to the server.
The whole thing is in your local browser memory.

If you click the save button at this local copy is "saved" to local filesystem.
The default setting uses the same browser dialog, that is used for any other resouce you download from the web. The only difference is, that there is no communication back to the server. The server isn't needed.

The easiest way to demonstrate this is. Load a wiki from the web. Disconnect your PC and you can work the whole day with tiddlywiki. That's no problem.

have fun!


May 18, 2018, 10:18:30 AM5/18/18
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Hi Paul,

Are you allowed to use a browser in the company?


Mark S.

May 18, 2018, 12:05:27 PM5/18/18
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Hi Paul,

You haven't mentioned what exactly your security limitations are. Can you access web sites? What browsers can you use? Can you install plugins? Can you use USB drives? Can you execute anything ?

To add to what PMario says, if you have a browser (at least Firefox or Chrome, not sure about ie) and launch a TW from a particular directory, you can save using the default save mechanism. The TW file will think it's in your original directory so you can still use relative paths to local images. BUT, the file will save wherever you have your download directory set. It will also ask you for a name each time, but you can turn that off in the advanced settings (Chrome). On Chrome, you can also get a plugin "Downloads Overwrite Existing Files" that will just create one downloaded file in your download directory instead of a series of TW files (mytw(1).html, mytw(2)... etc.). But of course, if you can use Chrome or firefox,
then you can install savetiddlers and/or file-backups plugins and not have to worry about that.

But I digress. So, if the starting location is important to  you, whenever you start your TW session, you can just move your last saved version of the TW file from the download directory into your desired start directory and then launch from there. Then the rest of your session can be spent normally. It's only the start-up (or if you copy your TW file) that you have to be careful about.

Good luck
-- Mark

Paul Hutchinson

May 19, 2018, 8:49:43 AM5/19/18
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Try out TiddlyDesktop, not as convenient as TiddlyFox was but because it's not a part of general purpose web browser it satisfies most IT department security requirements.

Paul hutch
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