When comparing Gingko vs VNote, the Slant community recommends Gingko for most people. In the question“What are the best Evernote alternatives?” Gingko is ranked 17th while VNote is ranked 36th.
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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 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 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.