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Published 07/09/2008 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
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What can you use the app for?

PBWiki is a wiki farm that where users can create and host their wiki. A wiki is an application used to create and edit webpages easily. Wikis are most used to create content collaboratively. A wiki is useful for project management, sharing of documents and planning.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

PBWiki was founded as PeanutButterWiki in August 2003 by three graduates of Stanford University. PBWiki claims to be the largest wiki farm in number of wiki pages. PBwiki changed its name to PBworks in April 2009.

What are the differences to other apps?

After signing up users start with an example wiki which makes it easy to understand how it works and what the features are. An important feature which not all free wiki services have is the possibility to make a wiki private. There are no limits on the number of pages, users or revisions. PBWiki can easily be upgraded to add extensive professional features when needed.

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How does the registration process work?

To sign up for a free wiki account you only need to give your e-mail address, password, the purpose of the wiki (education / business / personal use) and the desired name of your wiki: 'yourname'

What does it cost to use the application?

A free wiki account contains advertising banners and offers a limited space of 10 megabytes. It's possible to pay for a premium wiki account for extra features and ad-free wiki-pages. Premium features include: customizable CSS style sheets, customizable domains, lock pages to prevent editing, page-level RSS feeds, hiding specific pages, advanced access control, enterprise-grade encryption and automatic backups of every revision of every page.

Who would you recommend the application to?

The PBWiki application is recommended for business users who need, or will need in the feature, professional features. PBWiki provides a full service wiki solution which makes support of an own IT department superfluous.

  • Hosts wiki pages for business or personal use
  • Different wiki skins for customization of wiki pages
  • Widgets available for the integration of Google Maps, voice chat, photo shows, etc
  • Automatic wiki backups
  • RSS feeds
  • Track revisions

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