Feature Comparison

General FeaturesbLADE Wiki DetailsPier DetailsTraction TeamPage Details
Version 3.4.9 1.0.10-alpha 6.1 (24)
Last Release Date 2008-11-10   2016-12-10
Author Dale Lane Lukas Renggli Traction Software
Free and Open Source No Yes No
License N/A MIT Free download for 5 Users; Commercial and Non Profit Annual or Perpetual Licensing
Programming Language C# Smalltalk Java
Data Storage Files other Files, DB
License Cost/ Fee Free 0 Free for 5 users. Cloud or on-premise subscription price starts at $4 per user per month
Development status Mature   Mature
Intended Audience Users wanting to be able to view/edit their wiki from a mobile phone or PDA, with a simple wiki that needs almost no setup   Small business to Enterprise, Government & Non-Profit
System RequirementsbLADE Wiki DetailsPier DetailsTraction TeamPage Details
Operating System Windows, Windows Mobile Windows, MacOS, Linux, anything Squeak runs on Windows, Solaris, Linux, MAC OSX (any OS capable of running Java 2 Virtual Machine)
Root Access No No Yes
Webserver N/A Apache, lighttpd, standalone Included in application
Other Requirements .NET 2 Framework Squeak Other than the OS, the installer takes care of all required components. Can leverage (but does not require) multi-processor, multi-core 64 bit systems
DatastoragebLADE Wiki DetailsPier DetailsTraction TeamPage Details
Text Files Yes No Yes
MySQL No No No
PostgreSQL No No No
Oracle No No Optional
SQLite No No No
BerkeleyDB No No No
RCS No No No
Other   XML, Magma, Smalltalk image, ReferenceStream, SmartRefernceStream (ImageSegment) Journaling system records all additions/changes to the data. Files are stored in WebDAV controlled folders.
Security/Anti-SpambLADE Wiki DetailsPier DetailsTraction TeamPage Details
Page Permissions No Yes Yes
ACL No Yes Yes
Authentication Backends No   Internal Directory, LDAP, AD (including optional NTLM). Name, password, email, ACL groups can be defined by LDAP or AD queries. Hybrid authentication is supported (e.g. internal directory + LDAP)
Host Blocking No   Yes
Mail Encryption No   Yes
nofollow No   No
Blacklist No   Yes
Delayed Indexing No   Optional
Development/SupportbLADE Wiki DetailsPier DetailsTraction TeamPage Details
Commercial Support No Yes, 2 listed Yes, 1 listed
Preconfigured Hosting No No Yes
Code Repository SDK and SDL Source available to customers.
Issue Tracker via Forum, Help and dedicate customer projects on TSI's TeamPage server
Mailing List Yes
Support Forum   Yes
IRC Channel     Twitter @TractionTeam
Common FeaturesbLADE Wiki DetailsPier DetailsTraction TeamPage Details
Preview No No No
Minor Changes No   Yes
Change Summary No   Yes
Page History Yes   Yes
Page Revisions Unlimited   Unlimited
Revision Diffs No   Between all
Page Index Yes   Yes
Plugin System No   Yes
Special FeaturesbLADE Wiki DetailsPier DetailsTraction TeamPage Details
Unicode Support Yes   Yes
Right-to-Left Support   Optional Yes
Interface Languages     8 languages
German, English, Spanish, French, Japanese, Norwegian, Swedish, Chinese
Email notification No No Yes
Comments No No Threaded
Categories No   Yes
Namespaces No Yes Yes
Page Redirection No Yes Yes
Conflict Handling None   Conflict Detection
Search Full Text Full Text Full Text
Wiki Farming     Yes
Structured Data     Plugin
LinksbLADE Wiki DetailsPier DetailsTraction TeamPage Details
CamelCase No   No
Freelinks Yes   Yes
Backlinks Yes   Yes
InterWiki Yes   Yes
SisterWiki     No
Image Links Yes   Yes
Windows Shares Yes   Yes
Page Redirects     Yes
Syntax FeaturesbLADE Wiki DetailsPier DetailsTraction TeamPage Details
HTML Tags All All Some
Math formulas     Plugin
Tables simple simple complex
CREOLE support   No No
Markdown Support   No No
Textile Support   No No
BBCode Support   No No
Emoticon Images Yes No Plugin
Syntax Highlighting   No Yes
Footnotes Yes No No
Quoting Yes   Yes
Internal Comments Yes   Yes
Custom styles No   Yes
FAQ Tags     Yes
Scripting     yes - via Rapid Selector, Plug-ins and more
Content Includes Yes   Yes
Feed Aggregation     Yes
UsabilitybLADE Wiki DetailsPier DetailsTraction TeamPage Details
Section Editing No Patch Yes
Page Templates     Yes
Double-Click Edit No Patch No
Toolbar Yes No Yes
WYSIWYG Editing No No Yes
Access Keys Yes Yes Yes
Auto Signature   No Yes
StatisticsbLADE Wiki DetailsPier DetailsTraction TeamPage Details
Recent Changes     Yes
Wanted Pages     Yes
Orphaned Pages Yes   Yes
Most/Least Popular     Plugin
Recent Visitors     Plugin
Analysis Yes   Yes
OutputbLADE Wiki DetailsPier DetailsTraction TeamPage Details
HTML   XHTML 1.0 Strict HTML 4
CSS Stylesheets Yes Yes Yes
Printer Friendly Print View   Print View
Mobile Friendly Yes   Yes
Themes & Skins No Yes Yes
RSS Feeds No   Yes
ATOM Feeds No   Yes
Abbreviations No   Yes
Auto-TOC Yes   Yes
Raw Export Yes Yes Yes
HTML Export Yes   Plugin
XML export No   Yes
PDF Export No   Yes
Media and FilesbLADE Wiki DetailsPier DetailsTraction TeamPage Details
File Attachments Yes Yes Yes
Media Revisions     Yes
Embedded Flash     Yes
Embedded Video   Yes Yes
Image Editing     No
SVG Editing     No
MindMap Editing     No
Media Search     Contents
ExtrasbLADE Wiki DetailsPier DetailsTraction TeamPage Details
Calendar     Yes
Image Galleries     Plugin
Forums     Yes
Blogs     Yes
Ticket System     Yes
Syntax ExamplesbLADE Wiki DetailsPier DetailsTraction TeamPage Details
Internal Link
[Link to a page]
+page name+
+link text>page name+
Use GUI link dialogue, or by hand:

To Named Pages:
Within Wiki: [[link]]
Across Wiki: [[WikiName:link]]
Global: [[*:link]]

To Existing Pages / Paragraphs
WikiNameID (e.g. Marketing64 or Marketing64.03)

To "Views" - use GUI dialogue or Rapid Selector:

[[/link 'link text' ::WikiName ViewName]] 
(e.g. [[/link 'Marketing Dashboard Page' ::marketing np]]

External Link
*link text>http://...*
WYSIWYG editor link dialog, link to full or partial url path (e.g. is OK) or HTML in text only editor. 
! text
WYSIWYG editor selection or HTML in text only editor. 
Bold Format
*bold text*
via html
WYSIWYG editor selection, Ctrl+ B in some browsers, or HTML in text only editor.  
Italics Format
=italic text=
via html
WYSIWYG editor selection, Ctrl+I in some browsers, or HTML in text only editor. 
Underline Format
_underlined text_
via html
WYSIWYG editor selection, Ctrl+U in some browsers, or HTML in text only editor. 
Monospace Format
[|code sample|]
= monospace text 1
= monospace text 2
or via html
WYSIWYG editor selection or HTML in text only editor. 
Strikethrough Format
-strikethrough text-
via html
HTML in text only editor. 
Superscript Format  
via html
HTML in text only editor. 
Subscript Format  
via html
HTML in text only editor. 
via internal link or html
WYSIWYG Image Insert Tool or HTML in text only editor. Images can be local (attached) or remote. When copying from web sites, copy/paste from browser to the WYSIWYG editor. Traction server will attach and locally reference the image.
Aligning Text  
via html
Left, Middle, Right Alignment controls per paragraph or table cell. 
Text Indentation
> blockquote text
via html
WYSIWYG editor selection or HTML in text only editor. 
Bulleted Lists
- bulleted
- item
WYSIWYG editor selection or HTML in text only editor. 
Numbered Lists
# numbered
# item
WYSIWYG editor selection or HTML in text only editor. 
Definition Lists  
via html
WYSIWYG editor selection or HTML in text only editor. 
Horizontal Rule
_ (underline)
WYSIWYG editor selection or HTML in text only editor. 
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