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A Vim-inspired note-taking application that knows programmers and Markdown better.

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What is VNote?

Concentration Markdown does NOT need live preview side by side. Focus on your note in both read and edit mode.

Cross-Platform Built with C++ and Qt, VNote works in major desktop platforms.

Simple Management All plain text, no database One directory to hold one notebook One notebook contains infinite-level folders Folders hold your notes Own Your Data All files on your local disk. Utilize third-party synchronization services to work from anywhere seamlessly.

Pleasant Markdown Experience Minimize the gap between reading and writing Markdown.

Tuned and meaningful syntax highlights for Markdown In-place image links preview Copy/paste images without messy stuff Syntax highlights for code blocks in edit mode Interactive outline Highly Customizable Themes, styles, behaviors. All could be tuned to your taste.

By Programmers, For Programmers Utilize the power of code editors for Markdown notes.

Vim mode Line number Multiple tabs Split window Powerful shortcuts


Easy Images Insert images directly from clipboard. Preview images in place in edit mode.

Code Blocks Syntax highlights for Code Blocks in both edit and read mode.

Interactive Outline Interactive outline in both edit and read mode.

Extensions Mermaid, Flowchart.js, and MathJax.

Attachments Link all related files to the notes by attachments.

VNote is in active development. Post your issues or pull requests to shape VNote.

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VNote Features

  1.  Support for MarkDownVNote supports MarkDown for document formatting.
  2.  Support for LaTeXVNote supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
  3.  Dark ModeVNote supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
  4.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in VNote without registration.
  5.  Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with VNote.
  6.  Works OfflineVNote can be used without the need to connect to the internet.

VNote information

  • Developed byLe Tan
  • LicensingOpen Source (LGPL-3.0) and Free product.
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  • RatingAverage rating of 5
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Supported Languages

  • English
  • Chinese

GitHub repository

  •  9,977 Stars
  •  1,055 Forks
  •  539 Open Issues
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Excellent notes app, uses .md files so everything's in plain text and easily readable. Also has support for extensions which allow MathJax equations and graphs.

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Vnote shows formatting, including rendered MathJax/LaTeX, in its source code mode. In my opinion, this is the best feature.

This is different from Mark Text and Typora, which allow you to edit in either source code mode (no MathJax rendering but you see all characters) or the default live preview mode (all Markdown formatting is rendered, but this hides formatting characters for things like bold or MathJax equations).

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