Summary: Thoughts/ideas related to using using PmWiki as a Personal Information Manager, or PIM.
Status: very preliminary
Maintainer: OtherMichael
Categories: PIM

Questions answered by this recipe

How can I use PmWiki for organizing personal data -eg, as a PIM?

Solution for PIM while browsing (Firefox version)

  1. Create a page on your wiki to add information while your are browsing
  2. Visit the page in edit mode
  3. Bookmark it
  4. Right-click on that bookmark and select "Properties"
  5. Check the box that says "Load this bookmark in sidebar"
  6. Open it and that's it, you're done!

Live example and details at by Utopiah


Unless you cart it in a laptop, you may want to replicate your wiki/data across the various location you use it in

If you want to run on a localhost, check Requirements

The Standalone recipe provides a special, bare-bones webserver application that can be used to run PmWiki in places where another webserver isn't available. WikiOnAStick also looks promising.

You can also use InterMap in order to link easily from your local wiki (in order to store very private information like contacts) with your public wiki (in order to showcase your notes, tools, ...).


ToDo lists or Issue-Tracking System?

See Also

Cookbook /
BlogCalendar  small calendar for blogs showing highlighted links to date-named blog pages (stable)
Checklists  Ephemeral to-do lists (Beta)
CopyPasteCalendar  Adds a calendar to your wiki pages without installing any additional scripts
Dcal  a calendar recipe (alpha)
DoTheRightThing  Link shortcuts to custom searches for your browser (beta)
Flipbox  Flippable checkboxes and checklists (Beta)
Fox  Form processor to add, replace, copy, delete content plus upload files and send email notifications using templates and Input markup (stable)
FoxContacts  Create personal or business Contacts pages and lists with Fox (stable)
FoxSimpleTodoList  An example of how to use Fox to setup a simple 'todo list'. (Functional)
FoxVoting  examples of using Fox for voting, polling and making choices
FreeMind  Embed mind maps in PmWiki pages (experimental)
GettingThingsDone  Using the GTD system with PmWiki (alpha)
GTD-TLM  An experimental JavaScript GTD task/todo list manager (experimental)
HandleICal  Add-on for wikicalendars to export/import events to/from ical-files (Beta)
ICalExport  Export wikicalender entries as ical file (stable)
ListCategories  use categories as tags (stable)
Logbook  A simple AJAXified calendar for side bars turning your wiki into a bliki = blog + wiki (working (and in progress))
MarkThingsDone  Mark Things Done! - A Comprehensive Productivity System (Active)
PagelistCalendar  Use PageTextVariables and ftime markup expression to create a calendar where each event has its own page. (Works)
PersonalInformationManagement  Thoughts/ideas related to using using PmWiki as a Personal Information Manager, or PIM. (very preliminary)
PIM  List of all recipes in the PIM category, Personal Information Management
PLEventList  Manage event lists using native PmWiki features
PmCalendar  Calendar designed for PmWiki where each day is a separate wiki page. (Stable)
Reminder  Birthday, anniversary and other task reminders (Stable)
ToDo  A nice looking ToDo list ([unknown])
VerySimpleToDo  A very simple ToDo list
WikiCalendar  Add support for a simple calendar. Each date becomes a wiki page. (Stable)
WikiCVSStorage  Use CVS to backup/archive your wiki.


OtherMichael Utopiah