Ask HN: Notion is withholding my company data, what can I do?

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  • Outline

    The fastest wiki and knowledge base for growing teams. Beautiful, feature rich, and markdown compatible.

    I was recently looking at self-hostable Notion alternatives for my team, and I was impressed with Outline. [0]

    I ended up going with Notion because it was overall more user-friendly and handled image embeds easier, but Outline would be a nice option if you want to control your own data.

    https://www.getoutline.com/

  • notionapi

    Unofficial Go API for Notion.so

    > Around 3 months ago, I started having issues with their "Export" feature

    I'm surprised you continued relying on them even after you realized this feature isn't working 3 months ago.

    > I even exchanged emails with the founders giving detailed feedback

    It also seems like you've been an early adopter so didn't you half expect this product might have major flaws and probably not the best idea to rely on it so heavily?

    There seems to be an unofficial exporter you can use here: https://github.com/kjk/notionapi

  • Appwrite

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  • vimwiki

    Personal Wiki for Vim

    If you want to roll your own self-hosted wiki: Vimwiki [1] on command line + Obsidian [2] on mobile works great!

    [1]: https://vimwiki.github.io/

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