Open Source Writing Software – Zim Desktop Wiki




We are going to elope and live on an island together making little word babies.


Zim Desktop Wiki is basically a notebook tool that works by linking things together like a wiki. How fucking nifty is that?


It is super easy to use. I’m running it on Ubuntu but I see there’s a Wndows installer on the downloads page (someone who uses Windows, if you try Zim, please let me know how it works). It’s  fantastic for me, trying to keep order to my vast worldbuilding notes, so I would especially recommend this to anyone writing with a large cast, second world fantasy, or indeed any kind of writing where you constantly need to refresh and interlink your notes.


Here’s a grab of my current Hobverse project notes:



I mean, seriously, how gorgeous is that? Nnnghhh *fondles*


This one is definitely getting a thumbs up.



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5 Replies to “Open Source Writing Software – Zim Desktop Wiki”

  1. I’m definitely going to give this a shot. Thanks for the post.

  2. That does look interesting – if not for the novel then for gamemastering notes. 🙂 I am stuck with Windows for now, so I’ll give it a go.

  3. I did install it – seems easy to use. I haven’t played with it too much yet, though. I’m too deep into Fury to start using a new tool to organize it, but I may give it a workout for the next project (which leaped into my brain in two steps over my vacation).

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