JavaScript Notes

Open-source JavaScript projects categorized as Notes

Top 23 JavaScript Note Projects

  • wtfjs

    🤪 A list of funny and tricky JavaScript examples

    Project mention: Milyen hasznos Github repokat ismertek? | /r/programmingHungary | 2023-12-10
  • Trilium Notes

    Build your personal knowledge base with Trilium Notes

    Project mention: Why I Like Obsidian | | 2024-01-17

    Tried Obsidian for a while, loved a lot about it, but....mmm.

    Obsidian out of the box is a bit limited; plugins are great and add tons of features, but then you start hitting issues with plugin maintainers abandoning plugins you rely on, or needing to make a decision between three different plugins that all do the same thing slightly different. Depending on your use case and expectations that may not be a big deal, but I really missed not having what I personally saw as core features not being officially supported.

    (Also, FWIW, the sync service is a bit pricy for what it is. I get that it's how they're trying to monetise it, but...I would have preferred another pricing model, even if the total cost was just as high.)

    I've personally switched to Trilium Notes which I'm finding nicer. One element I particularly like is that it has first class suport for notes being able to exist at multiple places in a tree simultaneously. I know it's a very personal thing, but for me personally being able to file notes in multiple locations "clicks" in a way that tags didn't.

    Trilium Notes:

    A nice writeup on ways to use Trilium (although much of it applies to Obsidian too):

  • WorkOS

    The modern API for authentication & user identity. The APIs are flexible and easy-to-use, supporting authentication, user identity, and complex enterprise features like SSO and SCIM provisioning.

  • Lepton

    💻 Democratizing Snippet Management (macOS/Win/Linux)

    Project mention: Lepton – Desktop Snippet Manager Powered by GitHub Gist | | 2024-01-01
  • HackMD

    CodiMD - Realtime collaborative markdown notes on all platforms.

  • TiddlyWiki

    A self-contained JavaScript wiki for the browser, Node.js, AWS Lambda etc.

    Project mention: It's 29 Delphi, I mean | | 2024-02-22

    > What does ownership mean here?

    It means owning the code and the data. With webapps, the code and data are hosted and owned, the users do not own the code, cannot run it independently. This is a clear dileneation between owner and user, and the owners can use that clear line to create artificial scarcity of various kinds. (The most popular being the subscription SaaS model). It's also easier to defend your IP since end users never see your binaries.

    I like to make my software single html files whenever possible. People can just save them and run them locally. Havent met anyone who cares yet though.

    I like that idea a lot, and I care. I think others care, but yes, it's a niche interest. Take a look at for an example of a fairly successful project that uses the single html format running locally. However it suffers from limitations on File|Save which often requires a separate runtime of some kind to support.

    Another project that approaches this ideal is, @jart's tiny, performant, featureful single-file webserver. In this case the "single file" is a server executable + zip whose state must be updated on the command-line, but I think hits a sweet spot in terms of practicality, and a global minima when it comes to minimizing dependencies. (Redbean bundles SQLite and Lua so it's also possible to do through-the-web state updates as in a traditional webapp.)

    My own project, Simpatico, aspires to be something along these lines. Eventually your browser tab is both a client and server process, connecting via websockets to other connected browsers, storing all state locally. I call this pattern "monomorphism", a play on the "isomorphic" javascript SPA. The server[2] is currently written in ~1 node file, but eventually I would like to port to redbean (and greenbean, the websocket version of redbean, but it isn't quite ready yet). The server grew several features to support a fast, practical BTD loop using markdown[1], and safe, performant execution on the public internet[2], but ultimately I'd like to pare it down to serving a single html file and allow the connected clients to provide all diversity of experience. I've used it to explore all kinds of browser apis, from crypto[3] to svg[4] to writing my own libraries (combine[4] and stree[5]). And it's all running locally, and easily hosted on a $5 VPS, and its all open source.

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  • knowledge

    Everything I know

    Project mention: My Knowledge Wiki | | 2023-05-20
  • heynote

    A dedicated scratchpad for developers

    Project mention: LaTeX and Neovim for technical note-taking | | 2024-02-21

    Most of my technical note-taking these days happens inside VS Code. I already have it running, so opening a new window and stripping out the chrome (closing other stuff, hiding sidebars, etc. gives me all I need, _plus_ optional preview depending on on what I'm writing (mostly Markdown these days).

    Another option some of my friends like is Heynote (, but, again, I can do the same with VS Code...

  • InfluxDB

    Power Real-Time Data Analytics at Scale. Get real-time insights from all types of time series data with InfluxDB. Ingest, query, and analyze billions of data points in real-time with unbounded cardinality.

  • crossnote-app

    📝 An interesting markdown note taking application

  • retype

    Retype is an ✨ ultra-high-performance✨ static site generator that builds a website based on simple text files.

    Project mention: MdBook – Create book from Markdown files. Like Gitbook but implemented in Rust | | 2023-06-29
  • linked

    🧾 Daily journaling without distraction. An easy, distraction-free way to record your thoughts, declutter your mind and keep the things you want to remember. Join the discord at

    Project mention: Does anyone have any study tips to stay focused for exams | /r/productivity | 2023-04-19

    Track your entire study schedule. I use an app called Stoic for the mac to jounal and track my studies in that journal but u can also use something like too.

  • Turtl

    The secure, collaborative notebook (by turtl)

  • notes

    ✎ Distraction-free notes and writing (by nextcloud)

    Project mention: JTXboard + Davx5 + nextcloud for notes sync? | /r/NextCloud | 2023-11-20

    Vjournal support in Notes app

  • memex

    Simple bookmarks and notes (by kormyen)

  • web-client

    Cryptee's web client source code for all platforms.

    Project mention: Svelte Native: The Svelte Mobile Development Experience | | 2024-01-29

    > The only major hurdle to this is Apple continuing to treat web apps as second class citizens on iOS

    If you add a site to iOS' homescreen it automatically becomes a PWA. The best example I found of a site fully leveraging this feature is Cryptee[0]. They talk about the PWA thing here:


  • Wreeto

    Wreeto is an open source note-taking, knowledge management and wiki system.

  • Guacamoly

    Meemo - Your personal notes

  • noteworthy

    A rich text editor offering a very clean, distraction free environment 📝 ✍🏻 Written in React and powered by Draft.js ⚛️ 📚 (by guyariely)

  • Noteslify

    Your Privacy Friendly, Open Source. Alternative to EverNote.

  • gatsby-theme-primer-wiki

    A Gatsby Theme for Wiki/Docs/Knowledge Base, which using Primer style as the UI theme, can work well with Foam or Obsibian or just markdown files.

  • free-roam

    An attempt to recreate the major parts of Roam for offline use

  • Piece

    📜 Floating note-taking app for your fleeting thoughts.

  • foam-template-gatsby-theme-primer-wiki

    Another Foam template that use gatsby-theme-primer-wiki

  • tzk

    Zettelkasten edition and tooling for TiddlyWiki

    Project mention: Is the Zettelkasten method right for me? | /r/Zettelkasten | 2023-05-27

    And although I have used OneNote at work, I actually prefer using TiddlyWiki, which is a great tool for adopting the Zettelkasten method (and see an associated video).

  • Onboard AI

    ChatGPT with full context of any GitHub repo. Onboard AI learns any GitHub repo in minutes and lets you chat with it to locate functionality, understand different parts, and generate new code. Use it for free at

NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2024-02-22.

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Project Stars
1 wtfjs 33,467
2 Trilium Notes 24,730
3 Lepton 10,039
4 HackMD 8,872
5 TiddlyWiki 7,643
6 knowledge 4,691
7 heynote 3,239
8 crossnote-app 1,045
9 retype 928
10 linked 822
11 Turtl 603
12 notes 576
13 memex 501
14 web-client 416
15 Wreeto 387
16 Guacamoly 342
17 noteworthy 138
18 Noteslify 111
19 gatsby-theme-primer-wiki 111
20 free-roam 108
21 Piece 90
22 foam-template-gatsby-theme-primer-wiki 37
23 tzk 33
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