When comparing Dynalist vs Dnote, the Slant community recommends Dynalist for most people. In the question“What are the best personal Knowledge Base apps?” Dynalist is ranked 6th while Dnote is ranked 24th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Ability to create documents and organize by folder, and search by title
Pro Unlimited notes
Which is perfect for personal knowledgebase.
Pro Search and link to other notes
Pro Bullet hierarchy with zoom
Able to zoom in in bullet points, collapse bullets, move bulleted information, etc.
Pro Create custom user styles
Anyone can create a custom style and share them with the community, which can be found here.
Pro Inline images
Pro Printable shared lists
Pro Minimal friction
Works as CLI, browser extension, and IDE plugins.
Pro Free and open source software
Free software under GPL license.
Pro Local first
Supports local use first.
Because the software is fully open source, it can be self-hosted, if the users want to.
Pro End-to-end encrypted
Respects user's privacy with end-to-end encryption
Pro Automated spaced repetition
It sends a weekly digest email for spaced repetition. Refreshes memory and helps learn faster.
Con No multimedia support
Because it is designed to be as minimalist as possible, it doesn't seem to have multimedia support yet.
Con Not mobile friendly
No Android app and site is not a PWA. Requires extra work to add notes.