Leanote provides services for note and blog. You can use "note" as your personal notebook, if you want to share with friends, just publish note or notebook to ...
- Freemium • Open Source
- Note-taking Tool
- Blog Publishing Tool
- Android Tablet
What is Leanote?
Leanote provides services for note and blog. You can use "note" as your personal notebook, if you want to share with friends, just publish note or notebook to the blog.
The code of Leanote can be found on Github but you have to pay to get the app from the official website, hence this freemium license.
- Ace editor in normal note
- Stackedit editor in markdown note
- Rich Text editor
- Document navigation
- Writing mode only shows tool bar
- Multiple kinds of Code highlight in Normal note
- Two kinds of screen in Markdown: Dual screen for real time preview Single screen for writing
- Image management in Markdown note
- Collaboration, share note to target group
- Publish note
- Communicate with friends
- Custom domain name for premium user
- 3.83 avg rating
Comments and Reviews
- Blog Publishing
website not available. don't know if permanent or temporary.
I'd love to test the app but how am I supposed to install it (on Linux)? Not a single word on the app page nor by searching google. Rated 3 stars for lack of installation guide.
Most stable and advanced self-hosted note app
An interesting Evernote alternative. Open source, works on Mac, Windows and Linux (Evernote has no Linux support). Leanote seems to be two things: Leanote.com (a service) and Leanote.org (where you can get the open source software). The software downloads include clients (used to access the server), and the server software. The latter means that you should be able to - at least in principle - host your own installation of Leanote.
I tested the client with the freemium .com service. On that side, this software seems very advanced and full of easy-to-use functionality. As with Evernote, which this is clearly intended to compete with, Leanote supports creating notes that can be organized using notebooks and tags, that you can search and attach files to, insert and resize pictures within, and share. It is similar in its philosophy to Paperwork, except that you can access Leanote via the browser or via a client. I prefer the latter and the lack of a client is Paperworks' downfall.
However, there is no web browser plugin, or client-side encryption.
Perhaps this is possible, but my preference would have been that data is saved locally and that I could then use a sync service of my choice to transfer the saved data between computers. No service, no complications with setting/maintaining up my own servers.
Leanote seems very promising though. But, because of the encryption, the Android app and the browser plugin, I still prefer Turtl.