When comparing Gingko vs Lenote, the Slant community recommends Gingko for most people. In the question“What are the best Markdown editors for OS X?” Gingko is ranked 27th while Lenote is ranked 28th.
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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 Great for note-taking
All entries are organized in notes and notebooks, accessed from the sidebar or via search.
Pro Minimalist design
The app has a very clean, light-grey interface that consists of an optional sidebar and the main text area.
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 Incomplete Markdown support
Only a select subset of Markdown commands are supported.