Naveen, thanks for mentioning Dynalist, which now has me thinking about mind-mapping. I wonder if there are any combination notes / mind-mapping apps.
Automattic is behind Simplenote…
As for SN, I don’t know.
Here’s what I found for SN:
What is Automattic?
The company behind Wordpress. As I’ve been a heavy user for years and was worrying about long term sustainability, I sent them an email.
They answered without answering.
Standard Notes is a small company. They have a Slack channel where you can also speak directly to the founders. They are self-funded, as far as I know.
They had a low-priced five year pricing plan which was their way of raising money for sustainability.
Well, it IS low price if you take a 5 years plan, but I’m not sure I’ll still want to use it in 5 years. Time flies fast, especially in tech.
I’m happy with Simplenote and find SN a bit too complex ; as someone says it’s not really a notes app but more like a note OS…
Markor, Joplin and IA Writer are great, but none of them included all of the features of Simplenote.
Is there an estimation regarding the release of jot.as?
Note: as a heavy note taker, I’d gladly beta test the app.
Write.as is a really cool product, but here … I don’t understand, why remade the wheel one more time ? Why not a cooperation with other great open source tools : jopplin, standard notes, Zettlr , etc …
Actually, i’m an heavy user of SN for notes because :
- long term support (+5 years)
- simplicity as goal
- searching into notes at speed of light
- heavilly encrypted from scratch + passcode protected notes + 2FA
- open source with docs
- made with lot of love, dev (@mobitar) on slack are really kind/human with community on slack
- publishing platform with encrypted file attachment : listed.to
but it lacks :
- Bibliography (like Zettlr for example)
- A terminal cli & org-mode plugin
- linked page note , wiki style …
- collaboration between people on same note (experimental here : https://github.com/standardnotes/collab-editor )
- mount as file system (only unofficial mode : https://github.com/tannercollin/standardnotes-fs )
@sfss, thanks for info on Wordpress behind Simplenote. But Wordpress isn’t known for its privacy / security, as far as I’ve seen.
Well, here’s an excerpt from their FAQ:
Are my notes encrypted in storage?
Unlike a lot of other services, however, by default your notes in Simplenote are always encrypted when they’re in transit across a network. This is important. It’s when your personal information is most vulnerable. We believe that all modern services should provide this level of protection by default.
Thanks for the feedback @reyman!
Is there anywhere you see Write.as cooperating with these open source note-taking apps you mentioned?
We’ve really only talked before about being able to publish to Write.as from these note-taking apps, but I was curious if you had anything else in mind. We could make it easier to publish your notes to Write.as from our CLI client!
Doesn’t Standard Notes have full-text search even though encrypted?
Yes, I’m pretty sure it does, @nibl.