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Pro Only the essentials
Only basic features are added to Elephant so users aren't overloaded with the interface.
Pro Files are stored locally
Instead of moving files over the cloud, files are stored locally for extra privacy. For syncing, any cloud service can be used.
Pro Open source
All features can be used or edited at will for free.
Pro Markdown supported
This can be useful when formatting files in HTML.
Pro Files can be uploaded by drag'n'drop
Pro Highly compatible
Elephant is compatible with Mac OS, Windows, and Linux.
Pro Active development
The developer has replied, and added many features which users have suggested in the comments on the website.
Con No WYSIWYG editor
Con No mobile app
No mobile apps (can use common sync tools to edit plain files, though).
Con Light on features
While not labeled a beta, Elephant is a new note program and doesn't offer all the bells and whistles.