Notable (DOWNLOAD)


    The markdown-based note-taking app that doesn't suck.

    I couldn't find a note-taking app that ticked all the boxes I'm interested in: notes are written and rendered in GitHub-flavored Markdown, no WYSIWYG, no proprietary formats, I can run a search & replace across all notes, notes support attachments, the app isn't bloated, the app has a pretty interface, tags are indefinitely nestable and can import Evernote notes (because that's what I was using before).

    So I built my own.


    ├─┬ attachments
    │ ├── foo.ext
    │ ├── bar.ext
    │ └── …
    └─┬ notes
      └── …
    • No proprietary formats: Notable is just a pretty front-end for a folder structured as shown above. Notes are plain Markdown files, their metadata is stored as Markdown front matter. Attachments are also plain files, if you attach a picture.jpg to a note everything about it will be preserved, and it will remain accessible like any other file.

    • Proper editor: Notable doesn't use any WYSIWYG editor, you just write some Markdown and it gets rendered as GitHub-flavored Markdown. The built-in editor is CodeMirror, this means you get things like multi-cursor by default. If you need more advanced editing features with a single shortcut you can open the current note in your default Markdown editor.

    • Indefinitely nestable tags: Pretty much all the other note-taking apps differentiate between notebooks, tags and templates. IMHO this unnecessarily complicates things. In Notable you can have root tags (foo), indefinitely nestable tags (foo/bar, foo/.../qux) and it still supports notebooks and templates, they are just special tags with a different icon (Notebooks/foo, Templates/foo/bar).

    Upon first instantiation, some tutorial notes will be added to the app, check them out for more in-depth details about the app and how to use it. You can also find the raw version here.


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    Part of this comparison is personal opinion: you may disagree on the UI front, things I consider bloat may be considered features by somebody else etc. but hopefully this comparison did a good job at illustrating the main differences.


    Indefinitely Nestable Tags

    Indefinitely Nestable Tags



    Multi-Note Editor

    Multi-Note Editor


    If you have an idea, or you have found a problem, please open an issue about it.

    If you want to make a pull request, or fork the app, you should:

    git clone
    cd notable
    npm install
    npm run svelto:dev
    npm run iconfont
    npm run tutorial
    npm run dev


    • enex-dump: Dump the content of Evernote's .enex files, preserving attachments, some metadata and optionally converting notes to Markdown.
    • Noty: Autosaving sticky note with support for multiple notes without needing multiple windows.
    • Markdown Todo: Manage todo lists inside markdown files with ease. Have the same todo-related shortcuts that Notable provides, but in Visual Studio Code.
    • Todo+: Manage todo lists with ease. Powerful, easy to use and customizable.


    MIT © Fabio Spampinato


    The Markdown-based note-taking app that doesn't suck.

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