Graphical text editor based on wiki technologies
  20 reviews

Zim is a graphical text editor used to maintain a collection of wiki pages.

Each page can contain links to other pages, simple formatting and inline images. Pages are stored in a folder structure, like in an outliner, and can have attachments. Creating a new page is as easy as linking to a nonexistent page.

All data is stored in plain text files with wiki formatting. Various plugins provide additional functionality, like a task list manager, an equation editor, a tray icon, and support for version control.

Zim can be used to:
* Keep an archive of notes
* Take notes during meetings or lectures
* Organize task lists
* Draft blog entries and emails
* Do brainstorming
Latest reviews
BertieFox 6 months ago

I found this enormously useful as a way of linking numerous interlinked thoughts, ideas and facts, especially with my application for French nationality. By cross referencing every date, fact and idea I needed to learn, it was easy to continuously test myself until word perfect and to export the data as html to use on other devices. I thoroughly recommend this program as a way of learning a lot of complex data.

quarth 1 year ago

Very good program. I prefer it to other solutions, like Evernote, for example. What you write down in Zim doesn't go to the cloud, it is yours. You can store any amount of information, like videos, pictures, you don't have any restriction in size. It is a very good way to store and retrieve the information. Very good search capabilities. A great program!!!!

Poetician 1 year ago

Best note taking app I've used so far.

xSquid 2 years ago


jjmk1 2 years ago

This is the best note taking app ever! The tab index makes it super easy to find specific notes and the html export is pretty cool

prefersummer2 2 years ago

Useful - I have each "folder" on the left representing a real life storage container and the contents are listed and searchable. CAUTION - the search is case sensitive (on my system at least)

MagicMint 4 years ago

More capable than tomboy. Using it via PPA like @feluxe, though.

feluxe 4 years ago

Very helpful tool! Missing tables tough.. UPDATE: Found Tables: Install 0.65 and activate Table Plugin. Awsome!

mescobal 4 years ago

Util, potente, práctico. Tomo mis notas y luego exporto a HTML para verlas en el tablet.

reddot 4 years ago

I use it more than pluma now, i love that it saves in txt extension in its folder structure, would be nice to print the entire notebook with one click

YoungFaithful 5 years ago

Gutes Notizprogramm zum Anlegen von Ankreuzlisten usw., Automatische Speicherung

drvenom 5 years ago

I like the idea, but it is a bit buggy on my laptop.

lib2know 5 years ago

simple notice taking tool, based on text files; text import filter for M$ onenote files are missing for an easy upgrade onenote to ZIM-Desktopwiki

gothicpreston 5 years ago

great note taker all written in Gtk and Python. Works well under XFCE desktop. Good features in a neat package.

Psycosmo 5 years ago

Love this, just wish there was better control of text formatting, and an Android version. Also would be nice to be able to resize images once they have been pasted. Even without these features, this is an incredibly valuable too.

Freerk 5 years ago

The perfect note / wiki program. All data is stored in readable text files per page.

carvao 5 years ago

The best note-taking software avaliable!

realist2000 5 years ago

This software is awesome. In my opinion the best one for keeping notes or organizing texts.

Dasrakel 6 years ago

Big fan, has everything I need (nested notes, attachments, basic formatting) and not much more that I don't. I also really like how it saves as a folder structure with human friendly plain text files.

ravenheart 6 years ago

Good program, but for my own use, Keepnote is still better. The visual tree structure is much clearer in Keepnote, & can be easily color coded as well. Zim's calendar & todo list functions are worthwhile, but I don't use those functions on my computer. Zim is decent, but I wouldn't use it for my extensive notetaking needs.