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Not much to say about DS note app. It's just perfect for my needs.

Encrypted notes are great feature too.
 

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Note Station is indeed great, but I have moved to a different solution in Docker. There was something in NS that was missing for me, just can't remember now what it was :D
 
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I’ve tried it and then abandoned it. If I remember, it was the “always sync” that frustrated me. Did they change that to a “sync at will”?

Often times, I don’t want it to sync when I fire it up. I want to tell it when to sync. But that’s me!
 

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I'm toying around with QOwnNotes. One drawback is a lack of Android capability. Otherwise it is cross-platform (Linux/Mac/Win).
 
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Interesting. Thank you for mentioning that. It’s worth checking.

Currently I’ve settled on an iOS app called Notebooks and I sync it to my DS via its WebDAV support.
But if you have more than one device sharing the same notebooks, the conflict resolution is not the best.
 
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If I remember, it was the “always sync” that frustrated me. Did they change that to a “sync at will”?
No, still always syncing. But it's ok for me.
 

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My gripe is that I'm tied to the NAS (and Synology). Export to other services has turned out to be quite limiting. Too bad Evernote doesn't have a self-hosted option.
 

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One of the reasons why I moved to a different open source platform
 
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What do you use @Rusty? I'm having second thoughts on using Note Station as the go to app. I've read some feature request in the old/new forum that the developers seems to not give a care.
 

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What do you use @Rusty? I'm having second thoughts on using Note Station as the go to app. I've read some feature request in the old/new forum that the developers seems to not give a care.
Atm, I'm testing out Bookstack via this docker image. As I said before I'm still transitioning so still not 100% set on any platform.
The main problem with BS is that it doesn't have a mobile app. But then again I don't need that function. On the other hand, I might switch platforms for something that has that option. But this is not high on my list of priorities.
 
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Thank you @Rusty! I used to think I would not need a mobile app but having the ability to add/edit your ideas wherever is pretty convincing. I've checked Bookstack but its a bit complex for me.
 

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Thank you @Rusty! I used to think I would not need a mobile app but having the ability to add/edit your ideas wherever is pretty convincing. I've checked Bookstack but its a bit complex for me.
Well if you give it a go and get stuck post back, but if you need/want a mobile solution maybe best to avoid it up front.
 

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I've found productivity tools to be a rather personal thing and depends on how, where, and when you use them. If it's for work or academic use then high volume of notes is expected and so exporting is a concern, but for plodders that do low volume but over a long time then exporting by hand isn't such a chore.

I'm in the latter camp having collected notes over the years as more of an aide-memoire and code/text clippings. So for me I recently started to use Note Station as a handy way to have access to my small set of info, with formatting, tags, and grouping.

Having said this, my preference has been to use the plain text file system: a folder containing structured folders of text files. Guaranteed to be transportable, lots of editor apps on all platforms, works for years and years. Stick it on you cloud sync service of choice.

On Mac I use BBEdit and TaskPaper (plus the now free Folding Text) as they support markup/down formatting. On iOS I currently use Editorial (Dropbox sync only, hum), Taskmator, and Pretext. Plus can edit in Bash shell using vi / vim.

I suppose I should mention Windows too. I used to used TextPad but now use Notepad++.

And the PTFS can be enhanced to support other file formats (RTF, PDF, JPG, etc) by using a different app to open them! It's so flexible :cool:
 

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Do you know if synology allow feature request for notestation?
I think there is a feature request capability somewhere on their web site. I've also just raised a ticket with Syno Support to do this.
 

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