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Note: this is a draft topic for twiki.org content restructuring. See TWikiOrgRenewalWorks2008ToDo for guidelines.

What is TWiki?

T-logo-46x35-t.gif TWiki is not just a wiki, it is way more than that! It is also a platform which allows you to save time and money through the help of applications tailored to your business requirements.

TWiki can be used as...

Online collaboration platform Project development space Document management system
browser.png Distributed teams work together seamlessly and productively!

kchart.png Track actions, assign tasks and create automated reports! Read more...

folder_documents.png Version controlled document repository plus powerful and flexible wiki functionality under one roof! Read more...

Knowledge base Platform to create Web 2.0 applications Replacement for an existing Intranet
jabber_protocol.png Lorem dolor ipsum...

warehause.png Blogs, RSS feeds and news feeds, forums, calendar applications and tons of other solutions to create real value for your users! Read more...

www.png Eliminate the one-webmaster syndrome of outdated intranet content! Read more...

TIP See the TWiki Success Stories for more inspiration on how TWiki can help your business.

TWiki Features

["main," "features," and "highlights" are almost synonomous, therefore 2 of these words are redundant; choose one.] Have a look at some of TWiki's highlights or browse the complete Feature List.

Easy Table editing:
Rich Text Editor:
Create your own applications:
Customize Look and Feel:

TIP Take the TWiki Highlights Tour to learn more about the fantastic possibilities TWiki has to offer, like...

  • Variables: Use variables to dynamically compose your pages.

  • Access control: Define groups and impose fine grained read and write access restrictions based on groups and users.

  • Structured content: Use TWiki Forms to classify and categorize unstructured web pages and to create simple workflow systems.

Who is using TWiki

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"TWiki is great ... we love it!"
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Quote from Motorola Story, Lorem dolor ipsum...
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"We use TWiki internally to manage documentation and project planning for our products. Our development team includes hundreds of people in various locations all over the world, so web collaboration is VERY important to us. TWiki has changed the way we run meetings, plan releases, document our product and generally communicate with each other. We're great fans of your work."
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"TWiki is an excellent possibility to give our colleagues ONE integrative platform for their work. Spreading information is much quicker and easier with this system. New employees can find older information or regulations now in a very easy way. Time spent searching for information is minimized."
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"We found TWiki to be a very effect means of posting and maintaining development specs and notes as well as pointers to resources. After a few weeks of use it was considered a must-have resource by the engineering team."

TIP read more success stories, have a look at our testimonials and glance over the endless entries of TWikiInstallations.

Compare TWiki

lwikimatrix.gif Looking for the best wiki?
The TWiki community is inviting Socialtext customers as well as JotSpot customers to upgrade to TWiki.
Compare TWiki, Confluence and Socialtext, and see TWiki details on the WikiMatrix web site.

TIP Check out TWiki vs. other Products for more comparisons.

TWiki and Web 2.0


TWiki in the News


TWiki Open Source Project (who runs this site?)


Do not concentrate too much on how the icons fit with the content - it's more about the general apporach to use icons to make the page look more attractive.

-- CarloSchulz - 29 Jul 2008

Be careful to make sure there are documented permissions to use the logos. Copyright holders can get a bit shirty if you abuse them.

-- CrawfordCurrie - 29 Jul 2008

Good point. It was meant as a placeholder but that wont help in case of a complain. I remove them until we get some kind of permission...

-- CarloSchulz - 29 Jul 2008

I like this effort a lot.

-- MartinSeibert - 02 Aug 2008

On logos, we have used them on http://twiki.net/customers.html. Note that these logos travel freely on the internet. We can "ask for forgiveness" if a company disapproves.

-- ArthurClemens - 02 Aug 2008

The TOC takes too much space... could it be floated to the right?

-- RafaelAlvarez - 12 Aug 2008

I think the page needs more balance between providing information and guiding to other pages. For instance, "Who is using TWiki" is a separate page and should not get too much space on this page.

The sections with the icons are a bit too short, too low on information to trigger. We must also be careful to not use too much marketing blurbs, users are not fooled and are easily offended.

Plone does this - guiding users to deeper pages - for examples at http://plone.org/about , although those page are a bit dry. We could have something inbetween.

-- ArthurClemens - 07 Sep 2008

"Examples of TWiki usage" could be changed for "TWiki can be used for..." Does this page have an owner, or it should evolve "wiki style"?

-- RafaelAlvarez - 08 Sep 2008

No owner, just me who started it. Feel free to change smile

-- CarloSchulz - 08 Sep 2008

I have used this page for the first design of TWikiOrgSkin (plus some copywriting in there). But I have yet to find a place for the piece de resistance "Examples of TWiki usage". Using that design the danger is that links to subpages are pushed too far down.

-- ArthurClemens - 08 Sep 2008

Changed the heading text from "Examples of" to "TWiki can be used as". Also added two anchored links to the sections below.

-- RafaelAlvarez - 09 Sep 2008

I have updated the skin design at TWikiOrgSkin with examples of TWiki usage and a quote.

-- ArthurClemens - 21 Sep 2008

Thanks Arthur. This is great work!

-- MartinSeibert - 22 Sep 2008

Thanks RogerGrainger for updating this page. Note that the real page is now at TWiki.WhatIsTWiki. Please update there.

-- PeterThoeny - 2009-07-10

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