A custom desktop browser for TiddlyWiki 5 and TiddlyWiki Classic, based on nw.js
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TiddlyDesktop is a special purpose web browser for working with locally stored TiddlyWikis. See http://tiddlywiki.com/ for more details of TiddlyWiki.

See this video tutorial for an overview of installing and using TiddlyDesktop on Windows and OS X:


It is based on nw.js, a project created and developed in the Intel Open Source Technology Center:


Download and Install

Download the Windows, linux or Mac binary .zip files from:


Unzip into a folder and run TiddlyWiki.app or nw.exe and for linux nw

Note that TiddlyDesktop will not work correctly from a Windows UNC network share (eg \\MY-SERVER\SHARE\MyFolder). You should map the network share to a local drive, and run it from there.


Multiple Configurations

To have separate mutliple instances of TiddlyDesktop (for example, separate Personal and Professional instances), you can pass the --user-data-dir argument. e.g. /opt/TiddlyDesktop/nw --user-data-dir=/mnt/data/TiddlyWiki/config. The property should be a directory to use for holding configuration data.

Developer Tools

The F12 key opens the Chromium developer tools for the current window.


  1. Run download-nwjs.sh to download the latest nw.js binaries
  2. Download the TiddlyWiki5 repo from https://github.com/Jermolene/TiddlyWiki5 to a sibling directory to the TiddlyDesktop repo called "TiddlyWiki5"
  3. Run bld.sh
  4. Execute output/mac/TiddlyWiki.app or output/win/nw.exe or output/linux32/nw or output/linux64/nw