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organization I am moving my wiki to Evernote

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For the past two years or so I have maintained a wiki. For those unfamiliar with a wiki, think of Wikipedia, but smaller.

I haven't updated my wiki much because it's not very convenient to log into my Google Sites account to work on it. A light bulb finally went off over my head. Why not just move my wiki into Evernote and offer it as a shared notebook? So that's what I did. As I have time I'm moving my entries over. It's so much easier just to make a quick edit and let Evernote do the rest. :-)

John

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cool. i never thought about doing that.

i think the kind of wiki you are talking about is a personal one. i have one of these too (on my hard drive), but many wikis are collaborative efforts. The same is true of blogs and their comments.

i am not sure evernote is not very well-suited to the kind of crowd-sourcing of quality that comes with many wikis. for more personal ones, though, it might be just right. perhaps i just don't know enough about en's potential, though.

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True, I guess it is personal. In other words others can't edit or contribute. I didn't think about that. Even though others could comment on my old wiki, no one ever did. It's mostly there for my purposes. There have been times where I've searched for how to do something and then pulled up my own wiki entry, forgetting I had ever written it. :-)

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...the note links feature works great for wiki like uses of Evernote...

Ah now - My forum name elsewhere is Wikiman since I've set up a fair few internal collaborative systems, and with all due respect to the true greatness that is Evernote, the ability to create [new pages] and to include [links] to [those pages] simply by bracketing them in normal text (or using CamelText) is one of a number of features that Wikis have which blow Evernote out of the water in the one-to-many collaborative working market. Then there's redirection, transclusion and a whole bunch of specialisations... (I could go on..(and on..))

It's wrong to give anyone the idea that note-linking in Evernote is in any way comparable to Wiki links. They're hyperlinks, guys - great to use, but still more effort to set up.

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...the note links feature works great for wiki like uses of Evernote...

Ah now - My forum name elsewhere is Wikiman since I've set up a fair few internal collaborative systems, and with all due respect to the true greatness that is Evernote, the ability to create [new pages] and to include [links] to [those pages] simply by bracketing them in normal text (or using CamelText) is one of a number of features that Wikis have which blow Evernote out of the water in the one-to-many collaborative working market. Then there's redirection, transclusion and a whole bunch of specialisations... (I could go on..(and on..))

It's wrong to give anyone the idea that note-linking in Evernote is in any way comparable to Wiki links. They're hyperlinks, guys - great to use, but still more effort to set up.

Agreed.

I have done a fair bit of collaborative updates. Most stressful case was 7 people working on same scheduling spreadsheet over period of a week via Google Docs. Was not unusual to have 2 or 3 users updating sections at the same time. Only had to go to version history once to resolve conflicting edits.

My collaborative wiki updates have been more traditional and less stressful. Typical author + reviewer scenario but making full use of wiki markup tools, especially pending links as sections were fleshed out. Table support is also very deficient in Evernote compared to standard wiki.

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Looks good in Evernote, but I had a thought. Following on from @rtoledo's post, perhaps you could create a note that could function as an index with a title beginning "0_Index" (or similar) to force it to the top when sorting alphabetically. In this note you could put section headings with links underneath each to allow readers to jump quickly to the particular note in which they were interested. This would partly replicate the form and navigability of your original wiki/personal website. I haven't tested it, but I presume the note links would work to those not signed in as you?

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Soon after the Evernote Dev Cup was announced, I found myself needing to start up a wiki to collaborate with a small group of others. I also needed something that I could take with me everywhere, so I thought "hey, why not build a wiki that is powered by Evernote". I was able to put together a working prototype - if you think you might be interested, check out my submission page!

http://devcup.everno...ons/8669-enwiki

I'm hoping that I could one day expand this idea to include additional wiki modules, such as automatically generating an index page - but I'm not totally sure how that would integrate with Evernote; if it would be a feature offered only through Enwiki or if it would push back the generated index back into Evernote.

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This is so inspiring (and my comment is a little late to the game), but wow, a Wiki. You've inspired me... I'm going to give this some thought to see how a wiki might help my brain!

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