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My pursuit of finding a feature complete yet compatible note taking app made me do my own, still long way to go. Code: https://github.com/hakanu/pervane Any feedback is welcome

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    Great effort, I am looking into trying it.

    In your comparison Zim is missing ( https://zim-wiki.org ), it’s file-based too, using a text file in wiki syntax with an header, and using directories as well. It is what I am using now for my work personal wiki., it has no server, just a desktop application, I just happen to store it’s notebook in Google Drive. Zim has no tables. That’s all I can see without trying your software.

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      Thanks for the feedback. You are right! I should add it too. I love zim! Tried it a while back. My problem is the cross platform. I need something works in the browser so from my ipad (or chromebook) I can still take notes regardless of having the desktop application. That’s where zim falls short for me.

      I will add that to comparison too tonight and there are tables in pervane through github flavored markdown :)

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      I really like the inline flow and sequence charts. Since it’s a server I may be able to replace my current personal wiki running on a home Qnap which is lacking a few features for me.

      For Desktop/Mobile I currently am pretty heavily invested in StandardNotes which looks like it ticks all your boxes as well, but I didn’t see it listed in the comparison.

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        I love standardnotes but never used it actively apart from mini trials. Although it ticks most of the boxes, it’s still locking me in their platform where it’s not possible to import/export large number of notes. Added a section in the comparison, thanks for recommending.

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        This may be a silly question, but other than visualisations (which I don’t use), what does this give you over markdown files in git? I’ve switched to that setup and haven’t really found anything lacking.

        It’s a cool project though; I’ve found the move back to plain text to be quite rewarding and I’m glad to see that it’s becoming more of a thing.

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          what does this give you over markdown files in git? I do two way sync myself, syncthing + git. So I don’t lose anything, I have revisions of the notes and also I can sync with android.

          The missing point with git-only approach is that I can not edit files freely in every platform (eg ios where there is no git client, well there is some but not so easy). Pervane adds the capability to manipulate files in a platform independent way.

          I’ve found the move back to plain text to be quite rewarding and I’m glad to see that it’s becoming more of a thing

          Yes! Portability and ownership are the key points for me.

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            The missing point with git-only approach is that I can not edit files freely in every platform (eg ios where there is no git client, well there is some but not so easy).

            Ok, that’s a shame. I use Android so have plenty of options.

            One of the things I love about using plain text is that I don’t have to have the same editor in every environment - it allows me to use whatever works best.

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          Great project, I started using it and I’m enjoying it!

          Just a tiny note about the README: https://github.com/hakanu/pervane#keep-the-engine-running , <style> is disallowed by github flavored markdown: https://github.github.com/gfm/#disallowed-raw-html-extension- :)

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            wow thanks for the feedback! This motivates me more to improve it upon. PS: I also use it every day :) Feel free to submit feature requests/bugs from https://github.com/hakanu/pervane/issues

            <style> is disallowed by github flavored markdown

            This is a bummer, guess i need to remove that button. Thanks!

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            This looks cool.

            I’m using dokuwiki though, and while the wiki syntax annoys me a bit (and maybe MD support is available via plugin?) I have years of stuff in there and am quite happy.

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              hands down for dokuwiki, it’s pretty cool piece of software with tons of extensions. I tried it too but my only opinion (totally personal) is that managing php servers are not that easy. Especially at the first setup and regular update time.

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              Maybe that’s just me, but the text (when visiting the submission’s link) shows up as blurry and barely readable, on Firefox on iOS.

              I can see the GitHub buttons just fine though, so I’ll read about the project there.

              EDIT: That’s just the intro text, apparently.

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                Oh just realized, github-pages default theme is adding some css blurriness there. I will fix it. Thanks! Same text is also here: https://github.com/hakanu/pervane