Any thoughts on Standard Notes?

I came across Standard Notes a few days ago and I have the say I’m quite impressed. The app is very minimal and clean. The free version is very basic, but by upgrading, you get access to a bunch or extensions or add-ons. These extensions drastically improve the functionality of the app and allow you to do much more. The app is also open-source and 100% private. Your notes are encrypted, you can set up two-factor authentication, password-protected notes, etc. On the other side, it doesn’t support dates or zooming. The way you create folders is by activating the folders extension and creating a tag where the tag itself is the actual folder. You can, however, nest a tag within a tag within a tag, etc. There isn’t an official web clipper, but an SN user created his own web clipper which is available via github. It seems to work pretty well.

I’d love to hear your opinions since I’m seriously considering switching over. You can try the demo version without creating an account. The demo already has all of the themes, extensions or add-ons available to you so you can play around and get the full experience.

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Thanks for bringing that to my notice. Seems interesting. Will research more.

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At first blush, I really like their dedication to end-to-end encryption while also allowing you to sync across devices. The many different types of editors is really nice too, and I love its support for nesting tags into folders.

It’s unfortunate that it doesn’t support linking between notes, though, and their help doc specifically says that it’s a philosophical issue and they may never choose to implement it. That’s a showstopper for me.

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I noticed that too. It’s quite disappointed… I got used to linking in Dynalist so suddenly not being able to do it would be frustrating.

I also don’t like the fact I can only tag a note and not the content of a note. Although, you can still search for specific expressions mentioned in a note.

On the plus side, they support smart tags so you can create custom filters.