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QOwnNotes is the open source plain-text notepad with markdown support and todo-list manager for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows, that works together with the notes application of ownCloud.
So you are able to write down your thoughts with QOwnNotes and edit or search for them later from your mobile device (like with CloudNotes) or the ownCloud web-service.
The notes are stored as plain text files and are synced with ownCloud's file sync functionality. Of course other software, like Dropbox, can be used too.
I like the concept of having notes accessible in plain text files, like it is done in the ownCloud notes app, to gain a maximum of freedom, but I was not able to find a decent desktop note taking tool or a text editor, that handles them well in conjunction with ownCloud.
Out of this need QOwnNotes was born.
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QOwnNotes serves as my personal wiki. I am using that app on daily basis and it's awesome. It gives you the possibility to cut the functionality to bare minimum so you're not overhelmed, and then build your way up to complex usage with note subdirectories, tags, scripts and stuff. Recommending with all my heart.
I always liked Zim-Wiki.
But it is disastrously not capable to open and save .md-files.
And here I found QOwnNotes: it turns your directories with markdown-notes into an outliner-analog to Zim-Wiki, only instead of a wiki-marking – a markdown-marking.
Works wonderfully to replace Notational Velocity in UNIX systems with QT, using it in Arch Linux and sincronizing notes with dropbox.
Does everything I need an Evernote alternative to do and more. So in love!
I think this app is great except for two quibbles which brings it down from 5 to 3 stars:
1.) For me, it takes forever to fire up (about 8 seconds) and I have a pretty high spec. PC with Samsung m.2 960 EVO SSD, so it shouldn't take that much time.
2.) It's lagging when editing text. It's as if each and every thing I write needs to be instantaneously synced and during that time the editor freezes for a very tiny bit, but enough to cause annoyance.
Other than that, it's really solid and great.
[Edited by hced, September 05]
Edit: Since the two problems that I listed above hasn't been straightened out (as of this writing), I've now changed to Typora, which is pretty awesome for maintaining and editing a synced folder of text files, e.g. via Dropbox. Alas, Typora doesn't seem to have a way to fuzzy-search for specific keywords across multiple documents.
[Edited by hced, December 11]