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Trilium Notes

Trilium Notes is a hierarchical note taking application.

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Avg rating of 4.4 (5)| 5 comments

What is Trilium Notes?

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>> Notes can be arranged into arbitrarily deep tree. Single note can be placed into multiple places in the tree (see cloning)

  • Rich WYSIWYG note editing including e.g. tables, images and math with markdown autoformat
  • Support for editing notes with source code, including syntax highlighting
  • Fast and easy navigation between notes, full text search and note hosting >> Seamless note versioning >> Note attributes can be used for note organization, querying and advanced scripting >> Synchronization with self-hosted sync server
  • Strong note encryption with per-note granularity >> Relation maps and link maps for visualizing notes and their relations >> Scripting - see Advanced showcases
  • Scales well in both usability and performance upwards of 100 000 notes
  • Touch optimized mobile frontend for smartphones and tablets
  • Night theme
  • Evernote and Markdown import & export
  • Web Clipper for easy saving of web content
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Trilium Notes Features

  1.  End-to-End EncryptionTrilium Notes has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
  2.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
  3.  Web ClipperSave any page or content from the web with a single click with Trilium Notes.
  4.  No TrackingTrilium Notes will not track you or use your personal data.
  5.  Dark ModeTrilium Notes supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.

Trilium Notes information

  • Developed byZadam
  • LicensingOpen Source (AGPL-3.0) and Free product.
  • Written in
  • RatingAverage rating of 4.4
  • Alternatives356 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

GitHub repository

  •  19,655 Stars
  •  1,282 Forks
  •  701 Open Issues
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Johxz
  
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Yes in Trilium Notes, you can take notes as other alternatives, but not quite fit in the same categories as other note taking alternatives. Trilium Notes fit more in the "Personal Knowledeg Base"

Trilium Notes is a hierarchical and wiki style notes, where you have relational map, link between nodes, attributes, graph render (like pay chart), tracker, notes by date like a journal, calendar, todo list, task manager, embedded pdf viewer, code syntax highlighting, you can include pictures, photo album, note versioning, note encryption, scripting, Web clipper, etc

Yes it have a lot of features, so not try to compare with other note applications like turtl, joplin, google keep, some alternative will be notion, evernote, cherrytree, remnote, don't know other alternatives... you can almost write and management everything in Trilium. Keen in mind at the moment of this review 0.43.3, is the last release (Release today btw) and is under heavy development.

Doesn't have a mobile app, but it seems you can self-hosted and use the web version in the mobile app. I not tried it myself.

You need to use Trilium and read the documentation to know how to use it. Is not for just "taking notes"

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dkshsat
  
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2019-12-13

This is open source and free.

Like S/W, built with an Electron engine, the first experience is not good (such as many memory usage, dull UI response speeds, etc.)

This manipulates the reference between notes with some scripts and attributes to overcome the limitations of the tree structure of the data. One note can be cloned into another folder.

The learning curve is slightly higher in the middle, but there is no problem with simple text editing.

There is a reliable browser extension that allows you to capture a web page.

The text editor is Rich Text, but many features are hidden or omitted.

It is still in the developing stage and is worth considering.

But I hesitated to use it because I doubted whether it was capable of enduring a huge database.

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Johxz

I'm testing right now, and what I see it use a database in sqlite, so I presume if exists some kind of limitation, must not be from the sqlite database, that support 140 terabytes in size.

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not_cool
  
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Much like Obsidian, Trilium is essentially a database note taking app, with some seriously impressive plugins.

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DexAthferth
  
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Cool idea and some nifty ideas the other note apps don't have, but also buggy. Went to export and nothing happens, no error, just, nothing. Also isn't portable and dumps everything to the system directory, which is undesirable.

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Looks very cool but since I can't edit notes without being connected to the internet on my phone (and have them synced when I do have internet), I'll have to stick to locally stored notes.

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