Software Alternatives & Reviews

College student, novice Zettelkastmensch, looking for advice based on expierence

Recommended and mentioned products

  1. The secure, collaborative notebook

    freemium $3.0 / Monthly

  2. a non-linear personal web notebook

    Https://tiddlywiki.com and https://tiddlyroam.org single-page html+js local/web app with an optional Electron-based desktop UI :: they have the best transclusion support I know, give it a try, I do not like them but they have very nice points, a guide is here https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzZCajspPU_UjFn0uy-J9URz0LP4zhxRK.
  3. An open source non-hierarchical notebook.

    Https://tiddlywiki.com and https://tiddlyroam.org single-page html+js local/web app with an optional Electron-based desktop UI :: they have the best transclusion support I know, give it a try, I do not like them but they have very nice points, a guide is here https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzZCajspPU_UjFn0uy-J9URz0LP4zhxRK.
  4. Logseq is a local-first, non-linear, outliner notebook for organizing and sharing your personal knowledge base.

    open-source

  5. Laverna is a JavaScript note taking application with Markdown editor and encryption support.

    Https://laverna.cc :: like Zettlr, perhaps a bit more polished and featureful.
  6. Joplin is a free, open source note taking and to-do application, which can handle a large number of notes organised into notebooks. The notes are searchable, tagged and modified either from the applications directly or from your own text editor.

    open-source

    Https://joplinapp.org :: a bit buggy, Electron-based, but is one of the few that support file attachments.
  7. Trilium Notes is a hierarchical note taking application.

    Https://github.com/zadam/trilium :: another one.