Quine is a container App for the popular wiki "TiddlyWiki" - found at It allows users to open, edit, and save Tiddlywiki files in iOS - providing local storage of all files related to TiddlyWiki as well as integrating with Dropbox and iCloud to help you move your work between iOS and other systems and devices.

What's New

Version 1.2

Quine v1.2 is a minor release providing some slight additions/improvements:

1. Adds text file read and write from within user built plugins. See: "Reading and Writing Text Files" in the included Documentation 1.2

2. Changes the behaviour for document file views (pdf, image,...etc). Quine now keeps documents open during rotation and application switching out of Quine and back

3. Changes the swipe behaviour in file list views such. Previously a full swipe would launch a default action and it was difficult to perform a partial swipe. The behaviour has been modified to make access to all actions simpler and there is no default action.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
14 Ratings
14 Ratings

Works as a reader or simple applications

I'm a heavy TiddlyWiki user and I've been struggling with this application for months. It works fine as a portable way to pop up my wiki, but edits are a struggle.

Text selection is a nightmare. You can select a word, or the entire edit box content, but any attempts to resize a selection result in completely bizarre.

Sending images to the wiki is spotty at best. You have to send each over and over until they, seemingly, randomly appear in the Inbox. From there, moving them to where you want is so clunk that it often makes me decide to not bother and instead do it later on my laptop and a better TW5 interface.

On the upside, it's been solid in that I haven't lost an edit.

While the documentation mentions a couple of online sync options, there's also the, I think, undocumented mechanism of syncing via iTunes. This is great for me since I use the my wiki while sailing where internet isn't a thing.

I know some people use this all the time, but I don't get it.

Rich Rath

Great, but...

Hi quine is just what I need for putting notes between my iPad and desktop tw5. Would be a five star, but it failed to autosave, even though there is a setting for it. In desktop TW if the browser closes or crashes, the open notes (I.e. in edit mode) come back on reload of the wiki as "draft of" the tiddler title. I sorely miss this as I constantly forget to close the edit window of the last note and lose it when iOS renews and quine goes back to the default wiki-open page.


Works great!

This is a great way to have a TW on your phone, at the ready whenever you need it.

The alternative, using TW from a browser thru Tiddlyspot, does work but has the following quirks:

- safari: does not cache your (even if you have keychain enabled) so you have to reenter credentials after leaving Safari after a certain timeout. And obviously does not support offline operation

- Firefox: does better with caching credentials but you are prompted twice
- annoying SaveQuery error every time page is first loaded (known conflict with Firefox on iOS and TW5)

The one request I could make to the dev of Quine is:
-Please provide a fullscreen mode. The top "done" bar takes up valuable real-estate, and a left "back" edge swipe could easily replace it.



Chris Hunt
40.9 MB
Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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