Mobiwiki: Simple Mobile-Friendly Wiki

Dmitri Popov

Productivity Sauce

Dec 30, 2013 GMT
Dmitri Popov

As the name suggests, Mobiwiki is a mobile-friendly wiki engine that works equally well on large and small screens. But this is not the only thing that makes this little wiki stand out from the crowd. Mobiwiki strikes a perfect balance between functionality and ease of use. Installing Mobiwiki is a matter of copying a handful of files to your server, so you can have a wiki up and running literally in a matter of minutes. Mobiwiki uses its own simple markup dialect for formatting text. In addition to that, the wiki supports hashtags. When you prepend a hashtag to a word on a wiki page, Mobiwiki turns this word into a hyperlink which returns a list of all wiki pages containing the hashtag. The wiki also intelligently resizes images to fit the screen.

Mobiwiki's appearance and general settings are controlled via a separate template and stylesheet, and you can tweak both to customize your wiki installation. Mobiwiki also supports basic password protection. During the first run, the wiki prompts you to create a global password which protects all pages. Of course, this is not the most flexible security mechanism, but it gets the job done. All in all, Mobiwiki is a neat little solution which comes in handy when you need to quickly set up a mobile-friendly wiki.

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