Dendron: A personal knowledge management (PKM) solution built on VS Code

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  • logseq

    A local-first, non-linear, outliner notebook for organizing and sharing your personal knowledge base. Use it to organize your todo list, to write your journals, or to record your unique life.

    I really wanted to like this the last time I gave it a try, but it just did not do it for me. I though I would like it being a VS Code plugin since "why reinvent a .md editor", but the end result felt pretty janky. Plenty of power features, but they were not particularly intuitive to use....

    I ended up finding https://logseq.com/ and have been very happy using that as a local application! I really like its balance of control/abstraction and its markdown based editor is beautiful!

  • Zettlr

    A Markdown Editor for the 21st century.

    zettlr is also missing - opensource and really nice (also goog for zettelkasten)

    https://github.com/Zettlr/Zettlr

  • Appwrite

    Appwrite - The Open Source Firebase alternative introduces iOS support . Appwrite is an open source backend server that helps you build native iOS applications much faster with realtime APIs for authentication, databases, files storage, cloud functions and much more!

  • notable

    The Markdown-based note-taking app that doesn't suck.

    I still like Notable - easy to use and cross platform: https://notable.app/

  • Code-Server

    VS Code in the browser

  • bangle-io

    A web only WYSIWYG note taking app that saves notes locally in markdown format.

    You can try out https://bangle.io, it is a real WYSIWYG Markdown based note taking app that is local and open source.

  • dendron

    The personal knowledge management (PKM) tool that grows as you do!

  • github-orgmode-tests

    This is a test project where you can explore how github interprets Org-mode files

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  • Joplin

    Joplin - an open source note taking and to-do application with synchronisation capabilities for Windows, macOS, Linux, Android and iOS.

    I've started to use Joplin[1] and haven't looked back. It's open source and their business model is hosted cloud syncing. I already have a self-hosted Nextcloud instance running and WebDAV is supported for syncing as well so I'm not paying anything at the moment.

    They also have apps on desktop and mobile. The apps may not have the most polished UI but they work extremely well.

    [1] https://joplinapp.org/

  • Trilium Notes

    Build your personal knowledge base with Trilium Notes

    I couldn't find much info about Trilium Notes journal functionality. Do you mean something like this?

    https://github.com/zadam/trilium/wiki/Day-notes

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