When comparing Bear vs VNote, the Slant community recommends Bear for most people. In the question“What are the best Evernote alternatives?” Bear is ranked 13th while VNote is ranked 28th.
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Pro Easy to use
Pro Flawless sync
It's everything Dropbox Paper promised to be, but without the embarrassment. The notes are always in sync between devices.
Pro Easy tagging
For example: #tag/sub tag/foo/bar #tag2/foo/bar
Pro Beautiful interface
Pro Instant markdown preview in the editor while preserving original MD code
Pro Simple to back up/export entire note database
Notes are exported as plain text, not a proprietary format, along with all embedded objects.
Pro Lots of export formats
PDF, RTF, DOCX, HTML, TXT and MD.
Pro Hashtag support
Adding a hashtag with a keyword tags the note to make it easy to search.
Pro Able to attach files to a note
Markdown note-taking app.
Pro Free, open source
Source code is available via https://github.com/tamlok/vnote/
Pro Fast, uses C++ and QT Frameworks
Pro Supports MathJax, Mermaid Diagrams, Flowchart.js
Pro Vim Mode
Pro Can be synced using third-party synchonization services
All files on your local disk. Utilize third-party synchronization services to work from anywhere seamlessly. (taken from https://tamlok.github.io/vnote/)
Con No Tabs - can only view 1 note at a time
Con No inline editing and markup of pictures
The only option is to open in an editor (thereby creating a copy) and saving it again.