Feature Comparison

General FeaturesConfluence DetailsSocialtext DetailsTWiki Details
Version 5.2 does not applyTWiki-6.0.0
Last Release Date 13th August, 2013 does not apply2013-10-14
Author Atlassian Socialtext Peter Thoeny, TWiki community
URL www.atlassian.com www.socialtext.com twiki.org
Free and Open Source No does not apply Yes
License Commercial + Free personal/open source project/community use does not applyGPL
Programming Language Java does not applyPerl, JavaScript
Data Storage Database does not applyFiles, RCS
License Cost/ Fee starting at US $10 installed (unlimited wikis) www.socialtext.com N/A
Development status Mature does not applyMature
Intended Audience Enterprise + Technical Teams Businesses Large enterprise; small to medium businesses
Hosting FeaturesConfluence DetailsSocialtext DetailsTWiki Details
Storage Quota Unlimited 2 x 146GB does not apply
Bandwidth Quota   Unlimited does not apply
Other Limits No Unlimited wiki workspaces & pages does not apply
Topic Restrictions No None does not apply
Corporate Branding Yes Yes does not apply
Own Domain Optional Yes does not apply
Ads allowed No No does not apply
System RequirementsConfluence DetailsSocialtext DetailsTWiki Details
Operating System Windows, Linux and Unix variants does not applyLinux, Windows, OS-X and other
Root Access No does not apply No
Webserver Apache Tomcat does not applyAlmost any webserver, typically Apache 1.3/2.0
Other Requirements Oracle JDK 1.6.0_4+ does not applyRCS (optional), cron/scheduler, fgrep, egrep; Plugins may have additional dependencies
DatastorageConfluence DetailsSocialtext DetailsTWiki Details
Text Files No does not apply Yes
MySQL Yes does not apply No
PostgreSQL Yes does not apply No
Oracle Yes does not apply No
SQLite No does not apply No
BerkeleyDB No does not apply No
RCS No does not apply Yes
Other   does not applyRcsLite Perl library for version control without external RCS; backend API for other storage
Security/Anti-SpamConfluence DetailsSocialtext DetailsTWiki Details
Page Permissions Yes Yes Yes
ACL Yes Yes Yes
Authentication Backends LDAP, NTLM, Siteminder, CAS and more does not applyInternal authentication; anything Apache supports such as LDAP, NIS, AD, Kerberos
Host Blocking No Yes Plugin
Mail Encryption Optional Optional Yes
nofollow Optional Optional Plugin
Blacklist No Yes Plugin
CAPTCHA Yes Optional Plugin
Delayed Indexing No Optional Plugin
Development/SupportConfluence DetailsSocialtext DetailsTWiki Details
Commercial Support Yes, 37 listed Yes, 5 listed Yes, 32 listed
Preconfigured Hosting Yes does not apply Yes
Code Repository Source included with commercial license does not applytwiki.org
Issue Tracker jira.atlassian.com www.socialtext.net twiki.org
Mailing List www.atlassian.com www.socialtext.net twiki.org
Support Forum answers.atlassian.com www.socialtext.net twiki.org
IRC Channel   #socialtext twiki.org
Common FeaturesConfluence DetailsSocialtext DetailsTWiki Details
Preview Yes Yes Yes
Minor Changes Yes Optional Yes
Change Summary Yes Yes Yes
Page History Yes Yes Yes
Page Revisions Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Revision Diffs Between all Between all Between all
Page Index Yes Yes Yes
Plugin System Yes Yes Yes
Special FeaturesConfluence DetailsSocialtext DetailsTWiki Details
Unicode Support Yes Yes Yes
Right-to-Left Support No Optional No
Interface Languages 15 languages
Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Hungarian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
  19 languages
Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Ukrainian, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
Email notification Yes Yes Yes
Comments Threaded Flat Threaded
Categories Yes Yes Yes
Namespaces Yes Yes Yes
Page Redirection Plugin Optional Yes
Conflict Handling Conflict Resolution Conflict Detection Conflict Resolution
Search Full Text Full Text Full Text
Wiki Farming Yes does not apply Optional
Structured Data Plugin Yes Yes
LinksConfluence DetailsSocialtext DetailsTWiki Details
CamelCase Yes Optional Yes
Freelinks Yes Yes Yes
Backlinks Yes Yes Yes
InterWiki Optional Yes Yes
SisterWiki No Optional Plugin
Image Links Yes Yes Yes
Windows Shares Yes Yes Plugin
Page Redirects Plugin Yes Plugin
Syntax FeaturesConfluence DetailsSocialtext DetailsTWiki Details
HTML Tags Optional All All
Math formulas Plugin Optional Plugin
Tables simple + complex simple + complex simple + complex
CREOLE support No Optional No
Markdown Support No Optional No
Textile Support Yes Optional Plugin
BBCode Support No Optional No
Emoticon Images Yes Optional Yes
Syntax Highlighting Yes Optional Plugin
Footnotes Plugin Optional Plugin
Quoting Yes Yes Yes
Internal Comments Plugin Optional Yes
Custom styles Yes Optional Yes
FAQ Tags Yes Optional Yes
Scripting Macros, plugins, widgets, JavaScript and more Javascript TWiki Markup Language, TWiki variables, JavaScript, extensive API
Content Includes Yes Yes Yes
Feed Aggregation Yes Yes Yes
UsabilityConfluence DetailsSocialtext DetailsTWiki Details
Section Editing No Optional Plugin
Page Templates Yes Yes Yes
Double-Click Edit No Yes Plugin
Toolbar Yes Yes Plugin
WYSIWYG Editing Yes Yes Yes
Access Keys Yes Yes Yes
Auto Signature No Yes Yes
StatisticsConfluence DetailsSocialtext DetailsTWiki Details
Recent Changes Yes Yes Yes
Wanted Pages Yes Yes No
Orphaned Pages Yes Yes Plugin
Most/Least Popular Yes Yes Yes
Recent Visitors No Yes Plugin
Analysis Yes Optional Yes
OutputConfluence DetailsSocialtext DetailsTWiki Details
HTML HTML 4 HTML 4 XHTML 1.0 Transitional
CSS Stylesheets Yes Yes Yes
Printer Friendly Print CSS Print View Print View
Mobile Friendly Plugin Yes Plugin
Themes & Skins Yes Yes Yes
RSS Feeds Yes Yes Yes
ATOM Feeds Yes Yes Yes
Abbreviations No Yes Plugin
Auto-TOC Yes Yes Yes
Raw Export Yes Yes Yes
HTML Export Yes Yes Yes
XML export Yes Yes Plugin
PDF Export Yes Yes Plugin
Media and FilesConfluence DetailsSocialtext DetailsTWiki Details
File Attachments Yes Yes Yes
Media Revisions Yes Yes Yes
Embedded Flash Yes Yes Plugin
Embedded Video Yes Yes Plugin
Image Editing Plugin Optional Plugin
SVG Editing Plugin Optional Plugin
MindMap Editing Plugin Optional Plugin
Media Search Contents Contents Contents
ExtrasConfluence DetailsSocialtext DetailsTWiki Details
Calendar Plugin Plugin Plugin
Image Galleries Yes Plugin Plugin
Forums Plugin Yes Plugin
Blogs Yes Yes Plugin
Ticket System Plugin Yes Plugin
Syntax ExamplesConfluence DetailsSocialtext DetailsTWiki Details
Internal Link
[Page Title]
[Link Title|Page Title#anchor]
"example" {link]
WikiWord autolink
[[Spaced text]]
External Link
[Link Title|http://www.example.com]
[Shortcut Link|PageName@otherwiki]
http://twiki.org/ autolink
h1. Top Level Heading
h2. Smaller Heading
h6. Smallest Heading
^ Headline
---+ Level 1
---++ Level 2
---+++ Level 3
---++++ Level 4
---+++++ Level 5
---++++++ Level 6
Bold Format
Italics Format
Underline Format
Monospace Format
=monospaced text= and
multi line text
Strikethrough Format
Superscript Format
<sup>number here</sup>
Subscript Format
<sub>number here</sub>
Aligning Text  
<p style="text-align: center;">
text you wish to align here
| left |   center   |   right |
or CSS
Text Indentation  
> indented
multi line text
Bulleted Lists
* one
** one-two
* two
* three
* bullet item
** bulletted subitem
   * Item 1
      * Item 1.1
   * Item 2
Numbered Lists
# one
## one-two
# two
# three
# numbered item
## numbered subitem
   1. Item 1
      a. Item 1.a
   1. Item 2
Definition Lists  
> definition
   $ Term: Definition
Horizontal Rule
Last updated2013-08-222010-11-152013-10-22