Feature Comparison

General FeaturesConfluence DetailsPBwiki DetailsCentralDesktop Details
Version 5.2 does not applydoes not apply
Last Release Date 13th August, 2013 does not applydoes not apply
Author Atlassian PBworks Central Desktop
URL www.atlassian.com pbworks.com www.centraldesktop.com
Free and Open Source No does not applydoes not apply
License Commercial + Free personal/open source project/community use does not applydoes not apply
Programming Language Java does not applydoes not apply
Data Storage Database does not applydoes not apply
License Cost/ Fee starting at US $10 installed (unlimited wikis) Determined by Solution Needs Free Version Available
Development status Mature does not applydoes not apply
Intended Audience Enterprise + Technical Teams Business Enterprises Director, VP, & C-Level Managers; Enterprise & SMB; Anyone who wants to put up a hosted corporate intranet, wiki, project workspace, or extranet.
Hosting FeaturesConfluence DetailsPBwiki DetailsCentralDesktop Details
Storage Quota Unlimited No limit from 25MB and up
Bandwidth Quota   No limit unlimited
Other Limits No None Depends on plan
Topic Restrictions No None No
Corporate Branding Yes Yes Yes
Own Domain Optional Yes Yes
Ads allowed No Yes Yes
System RequirementsConfluence DetailsPBwiki DetailsCentralDesktop Details
Operating System Windows, Linux and Unix variants does not applydoes not apply
Root Access No does not applydoes not apply
Webserver Apache Tomcat does not applydoes not apply
Other Requirements Oracle JDK 1.6.0_4+ does not applydoes not apply
DatastorageConfluence DetailsPBwiki DetailsCentralDesktop Details
Text Files No does not applydoes not apply
MySQL Yes does not applydoes not apply
PostgreSQL Yes does not applydoes not apply
Oracle Yes does not applydoes not apply
SQLite No does not applydoes not apply
BerkeleyDB No does not applydoes not apply
RCS No does not applydoes not apply
Other   does not applydoes not apply
Security/Anti-SpamConfluence DetailsPBwiki DetailsCentralDesktop Details
Page Permissions Yes Yes Yes
ACL Yes Yes No
Authentication Backends LDAP, NTLM, Siteminder, CAS and more does not applydoes not apply
Host Blocking No Optional No
Mail Encryption Optional No  
nofollow Optional No No
Blacklist No Optional  
Delayed Indexing No No  
Development/SupportConfluence DetailsPBwiki DetailsCentralDesktop Details
Commercial Support Yes, 37 listed Yes, 2 listed Yes, 2 listed
Preconfigured Hosting Yes does not applydoes not apply
Code Repository Source included with commercial license does not applydoes not apply
Issue Tracker jira.atlassian.com    
Mailing List www.atlassian.com    
Support Forum answers.atlassian.com getsatisfaction.com forum.centraldesktop.com
IRC Channel      
Common FeaturesConfluence DetailsPBwiki DetailsCentralDesktop Details
Preview Yes Yes Yes
Minor Changes Yes Yes Yes
Change Summary Yes Yes No
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  
Special FeaturesConfluence DetailsPBwiki DetailsCentralDesktop Details
Unicode Support Yes Yes Yes
Right-to-Left Support No Yes  
Interface Languages 15 languages
Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Hungarian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
Not localized Not localized
Email notification Yes Yes Yes
Comments Threaded Threaded Flat
Categories Yes Yes Yes
Namespaces Yes Yes Yes
Page Redirection Plugin Plugin Yes
Conflict Handling Conflict Resolution Page Locking Conflict Resolution
Search Full Text Full Text Full Text
Wiki Farming Yes does not applydoes not apply
Structured Data Plugin Plugin  
LinksConfluence DetailsPBwiki DetailsCentralDesktop Details
CamelCase Yes Yes Optional
Freelinks Yes Yes Yes
Backlinks Yes Yes No
InterWiki Optional Yes Yes
SisterWiki No Yes Yes
Image Links Yes Yes Yes
Windows Shares Yes Optional Yes
Page Redirects Plugin    
Syntax FeaturesConfluence DetailsPBwiki DetailsCentralDesktop Details
HTML Tags Optional All Some
Math formulas Plugin Yes No
Tables simple + complex simple + complex simple + complex
CREOLE support No No  
Markdown Support No No No
Textile Support Yes No No
BBCode Support No No No
Emoticon Images Yes Yes No
Syntax Highlighting Yes Yes Yes
Footnotes Plugin Yes No
Quoting Yes Yes Yes
Internal Comments Plugin Yes Yes
Custom styles Yes Yes Yes
FAQ Tags Yes Yes No
Scripting Macros, plugins, widgets, JavaScript and more Javascript html/css/templating
Content Includes Yes Plugin Yes
Feed Aggregation Yes Yes Yes
UsabilityConfluence DetailsPBwiki DetailsCentralDesktop Details
Section Editing No Plugin Yes
Page Templates Yes Yes Yes
Double-Click Edit No No Optional
Toolbar Yes Yes Yes
WYSIWYG Editing Yes Yes Yes
Access Keys Yes Yes Yes
Auto Signature No No Yes
StatisticsConfluence DetailsPBwiki DetailsCentralDesktop Details
Recent Changes Yes Yes Yes
Wanted Pages Yes Optional No
Orphaned Pages Yes No No
Most/Least Popular Yes Yes Yes
Recent Visitors No Yes Yes
Analysis Yes Optional Optional
OutputConfluence DetailsPBwiki DetailsCentralDesktop Details
CSS Stylesheets Yes Yes Yes
Printer Friendly Print CSS Print CSS Print View
Mobile Friendly Plugin Yes Yes
Themes & Skins Yes Yes Optional
RSS Feeds Yes Yes Yes
ATOM Feeds Yes Yes Yes
Abbreviations No Yes Yes
Auto-TOC Yes Yes Yes
Raw Export Yes Yes Yes
HTML Export Yes Yes Yes
XML export Yes Yes Yes
PDF Export Yes Yes Yes
Media and FilesConfluence DetailsPBwiki DetailsCentralDesktop Details
File Attachments Yes Yes Yes
Media Revisions Yes Yes Yes
Embedded Flash Yes Yes Yes
Embedded Video Yes Yes Yes
Image Editing Plugin Yes No
SVG Editing Plugin Yes No
MindMap Editing Plugin Yes No
Media Search Contents Contents Contents
ExtrasConfluence DetailsPBwiki DetailsCentralDesktop Details
Calendar Plugin Yes Yes
Image Galleries Yes Yes Yes
Forums Plugin Plugin Yes
Blogs Yes Optional Yes
Ticket System Plugin Plugin  
Syntax ExamplesConfluence DetailsPBwiki DetailsCentralDesktop Details
Internal Link
[Page Title]
[Link Title|Page Title#anchor]
CamelCaseLink or [Free Link]
External Link
[Link Title|http://www.example.com]
[Shortcut Link|PageName@otherwiki]
h1. Top Level Heading
h2. Smaller Heading
h6. Smallest Heading
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
!!!! Level 4
!!!!! Level 5
!!!!!! Level 6
Bold Format
Italics Format
Underline Format
Monospace Format
Strikethrough Format
Superscript Format
Subscript Format
<img src="image.gif" />
Aligning Text  
<left>, <center>, <right>
<span align="right">text</span>
Text Indentation  
 Indented block
Bulleted Lists
* one
** one-two
* two
* three
* Bullet #1
* Bullet #2
** SubBullet #1
Numbered Lists
# one
## one-two
# two
# three
# Number #1
# Number #2
Definition Lists  
Horizontal Rule
Last updated2013-08-222010-08-162011-11-07