A personal wiki is wiki software that allows individual users to organize information on their desktop or mobile computing devices in a manner similar to community wikis, but without collaborative software or multiple users.
Personal wiki software can be broadly divided into two categories:
- Multi-user applications with personal editions (such as MoinMoin or TWiki), installed for standalone use and inaccessible to outside users, which may require additional software such as a web server, database management system and/or WAMP/LAMP bundle
- Applications designed for single users, not dependent on a database engine or web server
Some personal wikis are public, but password-protected, and run on dedicated web servers or are hosted by third parties.
Multi-user wiki software
Multi-user wiki applications with personal editions include:
- MoinMoin desktop edition (written in Python)
- TWiki for Windows Personal and Certified TWiki (both written in Perl)
- DokuWiki on a Stick (written in