When comparing Nimbus Notes vs Gingko, the Slant community recommends Gingko for most people. In the question“What is the best cross-platform note taking app?” Gingko is ranked 20th while Nimbus Notes is ranked 37th.
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Pro Easy categorization
An Evernote alternative where categorization is quite easy, as Nimbus Notes uses both a hierarchical folder structure and hashtags (#).
Pro Free for private use
Does not restrict you to only two devices like Evernote does for its free version.
Pro Very easy migration tool for transferring from Evernote
There's a tool for Windows which lets users transfer their notes from Evernote to Nimbus. Here's a guide on how to do it.
Pro Similar to Evernote but without the bugs
Pro Very good help desk
Excellent help desk advice and interaction when trying to find a solution to the data issue mentioned previously.
Pro Excellent Android, iOS and Windows apps
Pro You can customize colors
Pro Allows focusing on one piece of information at a time
Since Gingko documents are "trees", they are always organized on the go. And since everything is written in cards, it is possible to focus on one chunk of content at a time.
Pro Easy to overview
Despite the complexity of the tree structure, it's always clear where you are, and how to quickly add your thoughts.
Pro Markdown support
All formatting is done via Markdown.
Non-linear notetaking allows you more flexibility, freedom and creativity.
Con No Linux version
Con Limited styling functions
There are limited ways to style/edit your notes (no font colors or sizes for example).
Con The interface is not as elegant as Evernote
The UI has a fairly outdated appearance, which isn't as smooth or intuitive to use as Evernote.