Feature Comparison

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