Zim (software)

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Zim
Zim desktop wiki editor logo
Zim (version 0.54) Screenshot of the editor window with some arbitrary text
Zim (version 0.54) Screenshot of the editor window with some arbitrary text
Developer(s) Jaap Karssenberg
Stable release
0.68 / March 17, 2018; 6 months ago (2018-03-17)
Repository https://github.com/jaap-karssenberg/zim-desktop-wiki
Written in Python
Operating system Cross-platform
Platform Python, GTK+
Type Notetaking application, Personal wiki
License GNU GPL
Website zim-wiki.org

Zim is a graphical text editor designed to maintain a collection of locally stored wiki-pages, a personal wiki.[1][2][3][4] Each wiki-page can contain things like text with simple formatting, links to other pages, attachments, and images. Additional plugins, such as an equation editor and spell-checker, are also available. The wiki-pages are stored in a folder structure in plain text files with wiki formatting.

Zim is written in Python using GTK+ libraries. It is free software licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL).

Features[edit]

Features include:

  • Text is written in lightweight text mark-up (hybrid DocuWiki/Markdown). Text input has inline preview system similar to VisualEditor. Writing mark-up text in certain way gets it converted instantly into "rich text". These include things like headers and lists, tables, diagrams.
  • Multimedia content: images, files attachment, calendar
  • Links to other pages
  • Multi-documents tabs
  • Application does auto-saving per character. Also cursor position is saved for every note.
  • Revision control system (Bazaar, Git, Mercurial, Fossil)
  • Tagging system
  • Tasks/Todo list system
  • Export single or compilation of the notes into HTML, slideshow, Markdown or ReStructuredText
  • Support for Getting Things Done method[5]

Plugins[edit]

Zim can be extended with plugins. These include:

Availability[edit]

Several Linux distributions include Zim in their repositories (as of 2011), in particular Debian, Ubuntu, Arch Linux and Fedora.[6][7][8][9] Also FreeBSD, OpenBSD and OpenSUSE include Zim in their ports collections.[10][11]

The core features of Zim depend on python, gtk and python-gtk modules and thus Zim can be easily ported to any platform where these modules are available. In particular, Zim has been ported to the Microsoft Windows operating system. There were attempts and plans to port to Android.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ubuntu Manpage: zim - A Desktop Wiki Editor". Manpages.ubuntu.com. Retrieved 2012-09-20.
  2. ^ Kashyap, Varun (2008-10-25). "ZIM – A Desktop Wiki / Note Taking App [Linux, Windows]". Makeuseof.com. Retrieved 2012-09-20.
  3. ^ "Technology News: Reviews: Zim Desktop Brings Wiki Wizardry to Note Taking". Technewsworld.com. Retrieved 2012-09-20.
  4. ^ "Note Taking Software for Linux". Linux And Friends. 2009-08-03. Retrieved 2012-09-20.
  5. ^ Jaap Karssenberg. "Zim - a desktop wiki - Getting Things Done". zim-wiki.org. Retrieved 2015-05-01.
  6. ^ Debian Webmaster, webmaster@debian.org. "Debian - Details of package zim in sid". Packages.debian.org. Retrieved 2012-09-20.
  7. ^ "zim : Oneiric (11.10) : Ubuntu". Launchpad.net. Retrieved 2012-09-20.
  8. ^ "zim 0.56-1 (any)". Arch Linux. 2012-04-03. Retrieved 2012-09-20.
  9. ^ "Fedora Package Database - Zim". Admin.fedoraproject.org. Retrieved 2012-09-20.
  10. ^ "editors/zim". FreshPorts. Retrieved 2012-09-20.
  11. ^ "ports/productivity/zim/". Openbsd.org. Retrieved 2012-08-01.

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