When comparing Gingko vs Qbase, the Slant community recommends Gingko for most people. In the question“What are the best Evernote alternatives?” Gingko is ranked 21st while Qbase is ranked 50th.
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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.
You have full control over your data as it is stored locally. Database access with separate password for every user.
Pro Merges advantages of a note organizer with a list maker
You can use it to store rich text notes and at the same time define custom columns to store various data types such as names, numbers, dates or images.
Pro You can define relations between lists.
It is possible to create sublists and subforms for more advanced usage.
Con Limited free version
The free version is limited to 100 cards and 10 documents. Depending on how you use it, this might not be enough.
Con Seems to be still under development.
Occassional bugs or features not working, but there are frequent updates.