AppFlowy is an open-source alternative to Notion. You are in charge of your data and customizations. Built with Flutter and Rust. (by AppFlowy-IO)

AppFlowy Alternatives

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AppFlowy reviews and mentions

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  • ๐Ÿž๏ธ5 beautiful open-source web apps to learn from and get inspired ๐Ÿ™‡โ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’ก
    9 projects | | 17 Jan 2024
    ๐Ÿ’พ Source code: ๐Ÿ‘• Size: M ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ Stack: Flutter, Rust
  • 9 years of Apple text editor solo dev
    4 projects | | 5 Jan 2024
    You can use Rust with QML[1].

    QML is actually pretty amazing. I've been building my block editor[2] view entirely in QML while the model is in C++. This separation of logic and presentation works great. And yes, there are some crashes sometimes (that I find quite easy to debug thanks to the built-in debugger), but take for example a similar app that's built with Rust and Dart[3], in my testing there were still memory leaks that caused my computer to hang. It's better to know you have a bug than for it to be hidden from you.

    I agree with parent commenter, saying these cross-platform frameworks will end up supporting the least common denominator set of features. But I found with external open source libraries, the community is catching up very fast. For example, you want the awesome translucency macOS apps have for your Qt app? Here you go[4]. Many such cases. It's also pretty straightforward to add your own custom OS-dependent code, especially so, if someone already open sourced his approach. I recently wanted to move the traffic light buttons on macOS for my app, but couldn't figure the Objective-C code for that. I ended up looking at either Tauri or Electron source code and found my answer.





  • Quasi Self-Hosted Quasi Open Source Notion Alternatives from Asia (SiYuan, Affine, AppFlowy)
    3 projects | /r/selfhosted | 11 Nov 2023
    AppFlowy - GPL Licensed - their unique selling point is that they're farther along than SiYuan or Affine on their database table functionality. Both Siyuan and Affine have database tables for project management but Appflowy's solution is solid.
  • v0.3.0 is out
    1 project | /r/AppFlowy | 27 Aug 2023
    Download from
  • Tested the Impeller update for macOS in #flutter 3.13! See the performance improvement
    1 project | /r/FlutterDev | 24 Aug 2023
    Just enabled it for AppFlowy macOS.
  • Tell HN: Nearly all of Evernoteโ€™s remaining staff has been laid off
    22 projects | | 5 Jul 2023
  • I created a versus list for note taking apps (last tab). What do you guys think? Did I miss anything?
    4 projects | /r/logseq | 4 Jul 2023
    AppFlowy has doesn't have links to pages, but they're working on it, and "This feature will be expanded to support Mention a block in the future." (
  • BlockSuite: An open-source Notion-like editor with multiplayer support
    5 projects | | 28 Jun 2023
    It seems like there's a lot of recent interest and effort in open-source or self-hosted Notion-like/markdown-with-widgets applications and platforms. AppFlowy ( comes to mind; I attended one of their monthly "town hall" meetings a few months back, and looks like they're rapidly increasing in popularity. I think there was another similar project like this on HN front page last week, IIRC.

    This makes me happy, because I switched to Obsidian primarily for local-first file storage in a platform-agnostic format. I've learned to love many things about Obsidian and am writing a few plugins myself, but there are still several Notion-esq functionalities I wish I had, and I find myself handing off between Obsidian and other webapps for certain effort, like team project management.

    I used to get far more excited to explore new projects like BlockSuite, and I really appreciate their documentation, but I find it hard to justify allocating time to reviewing and trying out new tools when I still have much more improve on with my Obsidian usage; this is especially true of newer projects where I'm unsure of their shelf life.

    To assuage my internal conflict I remind myself that I think plaintext is fundamentally the right choice for much knowledge collection, and I'm proud to say that if the internet shut down, I'd retain a significant growing fraction of my personal data.

  • I'm making a GlowUI text editor to get back into coding
    3 projects | /r/Windows11 | 9 Jun 2023
  • Will Notion ever get an adaptive icon on Android?
    2 projects | /r/Notion | 4 Jun 2023
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