Personal Wiki tools / programs?


#1

Are there any simple programs to use to make a vocabulary database with?  I’d like to create a tool to help record definitions of vocabulary words as well as make comparisons to words with apparently similar meanings.  (Examples:  終了最終 最後; any number of words for “last time” or “previously”; etc).

I’m unsure of exactly what functionality I need at this time, though I’d expect some form of tagging / filtering, searching, and linking between items would be ideal.

EDIT:  Seems more like personal note taking or wiki software would be more what I’m looking for.  Any suggestions?


#2

Have you heard of Evernote? (https://evernote.com)

I tried and went back to pen and paper personally, but it seems like one way to go.

edit also you can access your notes from anywhere with it


#3
Nashua said... Have you heard of Evernote? (https://evernote.com)

I tried and went back to pen and paper personally, but it seems like one way to go.

*edit* also you can access your notes from anywhere with it
I personally enjoy using Evernote, especially for the tagging. That way later on if I forget something, I can search by tag easily. I use it mostly for grammar though. For vocab I usually just look things up through a dictionary.

 

#4

Is the monthly cap on free users an issue?  I’m not sure how large a typical note is or how likely I’d run into the free user limit.

Also, can notes link to each other?  My current thought is that I’d like synonyms to have links to each other (and maybe to a note explaining the differences between them.  An example might be a page dedicated to explaining all types of vocabulary for “important” or “end”).


#5

I have 536 notes in my Evernote right now and I’ve used barely any of my monthly usage (only about 41 KB, and I do have quite a few notes that are pretty long).

Yes, notes can link to each other! That’s one thing I really like about it. ^^ I have a note in my “Recipes” notebook which serves as an index, where each recipe listed is linked to its location in that notebook so I don’t have to go searching all the time. Keeps things nice and tidy. ^^


#6

If you want a wiki that you can take with you everywhere you go, try Wiki on a Stick: http://stickwiki.sourceforge.net/
It fits in a single file, and you can cart it around with you on a USB drive (hence the name).


#7

OneNote is an option as well.


#8

I use this for my language “library”.
http://reinventedsoftware.com/together/

On a related note, who would be interested in a language “learning resource / notes” library swap?
If we could overcome our software boundaries…