When comparing Gingko vs The Brain, the Slant community recommends Gingko for most people. In the question“What is the best cross-platform note taking app?” Gingko is ranked 12th while The Brain is ranked 26th.
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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 Good support
Worthwhile support is offered, especially for those that pay for a subscription.
Pro Cloud syncing
With an account for syncing on their servers, you can run the brain on multiple computers.
There is either a $15 a month subscription fee or a license that ranges from $219 to $299. There is a 30 day free trial for those who would like to test it before subscribing or purchasing, but overall to use this app it can be pricey.
Con High learning curve
There is a little bit of a learning curve with all software, and this is no exception.