When comparing Gingko vs Gitit, the Slant community recommends Gingko for most people. In the question“What is the best cross-platform note taking app?” Gingko is ranked 16th while Gitit is ranked 35th.
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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 Lots of export formats
Giti has a multitude of formats that it allows to be exported, including LaTeX, ConTeXt, DocBook, RTF, OpenOffice ODT, and MediaWiki markup.
Pro Supports markdown
Getit supports markdown, a plain text formatting syntax that is designed so that it can be read by HTML.
Pro Free and open source software (FOSS)
Licensed under GPLv2 so you can download source code and customize to meet your needs, provided that you know or are willing to learn Haskell.
Pro Can be used collaboratively by multiple people
Pro Renders math
Con Requires Haskell
On some Linux platforms a binary package for Haskell may not be included in the standard repositories. So, it will be necessary to compile Haskell from source code or find a non-standard package repository, which may seem like a hassle if you don't use Haskell for anything else.