A personal wiki is a wiki maintained primarily for personal use. Personal wikis allow people to organize information on their desktop or mobile computing devices in a manner similar to community wikis, but without the need for collaboration by multiple users.
Personal wiki software can be broadly divided into multi-user wiki software with personal editions, and those wiki applications that are designed only for single users, not depending on a database engine and a web server.
Some personal wikis are public but password-protected, running either on their own webservers or hosted by third parties. This has the advantage that the personal space can be accessed and edited from any computer or PDA with a web browser.
|Types of Personal Wiki||Openness|
|Basis for organization||Content||Public personal wiki||Private personal wiki|
|Chronology||Public bliki||Private bliki (i.e., journal)|
- Category:Personal - Personal wiki on WikiIndex.
- Commonplace book
- Personal information manager
- Personal knowledge base
- Personal knowledge management
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