Basically a Wiki is a collaborative editing system meant for managing web content via any web browser. It lets anyone provide content, correct mistakes, and provide useful feedback in a non-intrusive manner!
Anyways, you can run Instiki as an application on your Mac. You run the app and it interfaces with you via a menubar icon labeled “Wiki” which basically only gives you a convienant way to launch the web interface of the wiki. The wiki actually runs a stripped down webserver on your Mac that runs on port 2500. The default installation asks you a few questions and then you’re set at the “Home Page” where you can begin editing content and adding your own pages and stuff.
I use Instiki as a private wiki; more like a free-form disorganized blog for only me. Jacqui equated it to a kind of journal which I guess is pretty much true :) I like to keep todo lists, project ideas, daily accounts of I did each day, etc. Instiki has become an essential tool for my ultimate goal of catalouging everything I do and think of
Its a lofty goal, and turns out to be pretty timeconsuming even if you keep up with it, but I think it’d make for a cool book someday :)