Projects / Zim


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 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 email, or do brainstorming.

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Recent releases

  •  30 Apr 2013 18:00

    Release Notes: This release adds a Recent Changes dialog and a search entry in the toolbar. A critical bug is fixed when using templates that have a resources folder. An additional fix has been made for week numbers in Journal pages. Updates have been made to the Distraction Free Editing plugin, the Quick Note plugin, and the Attachments Browser plugin. New translations are added for Korean and Norwegian Bokmal. Note that from this release onwards, Python 2.6 is a prerequisite.

    •  24 Jan 2013 08:21

      Release Notes: This release fixes a critical bug in the editor widget that can lead to loss of content for specific combinations of formatting. In addition, week numbers in Journal pages are fixed and Tasklist tag inheritance is improved.

      •  15 Dec 2012 18:13

        Release Notes: This release is first of all a bugfix release, with a critical fix for a bug preventing zim from starting after a crash. Exporting LaTeX equations and interwiki links works again. New features include a new plugin for a "distraction free" fullscreen mode and more options to configure the tasklist plugin.

        •  08 Oct 2012 19:46

          Release Notes: Highlights of this release are a rework of the side panes, allowing plugins to be positioned on any side, simpler configuration for external applications, a critical bugfix for the version control plugin, and fixes for localization on Windows. A number of improvements have been made to the attachment browser, the calendar plugin, and the tasklist plugin. New features include the option to export to ReST and two new plugins, one for inserting music scores using GNU Lilypond, and another for Zeitgeist integration.

          •  02 Apr 2012 20:31

            Release Notes: This release adds support for version control with Mercurial and Git as backends in addition to the previous Bazaar support. The attachment browser supports drag & drop, and notebooks can have a notebook specific configuration "profile". A new plugin was added to handle "ditaa" diagrams. A critical bug was fixed that prevented opening email addresses without a "mailto:" prefix. A bug where the context menu for the page index applied to the current page was fixed, and the sidepane and tagcloud remember state. A Serbian translation was added.

            Recent comments

            18 Apr 2011 17:22 veritasnoctis

            I love this program and the fact that it is cross-platform. I use it on both Windows 7 and Linux (Ubuntu), syncing files across computers with Dropbox. But I would really love to see an Android version of Zim Wiki, particularly with the new Android tablets coming out now. Is this possible or in the cards?

            31 Jan 2011 12:59 fugo

            how can I change the plugin screenshot from scrot to shutter?
            Sorry for double posting, but site „eat“ some text ^J^

            31 Jan 2011 12:56 fugo

            how can I change the plugin screenshot <scrot> to <shutter>?

            22 Jul 2010 23:12 veritasnoctis

            The Windows installer is two versions behind now. :( When will it be updated?

            18 Feb 2010 08:43 plmday

            Fantastic. Thanks for your great job. By the way, I recently noticed that there's an effort to standardize the wiki syntax ( And I saw some syntactic differences between zim and creole. Do you have any plan to follow the standard?


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