When comparing Gingko vs Laverna, the Slant community recommends Gingko for most people. In the question“What is the best cross-platform note taking app?” Gingko is ranked 11th while Laverna is ranked 37th.
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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.
Pro Supports tasks
Application also supports tasks. Adding tasks as easy as in GitHub.
None of the developers can get access to personal data because they are using IndexedDB and localStorage. In fact all information will be stored only on client-side.
Pro No registration required
Pro Several editing modes
Laverna supports several editing modes: distraction-free mode, preview mode and normal.
In settings page it is possible to enable synchronizing with cloud storage. After that all information can be accessed from anywhere.
Simple and fast to learn and use.
Pro Encrypts all data on the client's side
Laverna can encrypt all notes on client side with SJCL library and no one, except the user, can get access to them.
Pro Good Markdown support
Laverna web app uses pagedown and ACE editor.
Pro Remote storage
Supports the remoteStorage protocol for personal privacy data storage.
Pro Open source
All code is open source and available on GitHub.
Con No drag'n'drop image upload
Con Still a lot of bugs to squash
Laverna is still in early stages of development and as such not all functionality is well tested.