When comparing Gingko vs Logseq, the Slant community recommends Gingko for most people. In the question“What is the best cross-platform note-taking app?” Gingko is ranked 20th while Logseq is ranked 31st.
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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 Open source
Logseq is opensource.
Logseq is a privacy-first tool for thought.
Pro Networked notes
Similar to Roam's technique of letting the notes flow with links to each other.
Pro Daily journal is capture on Steriods
The daily journal feature allows you to quickly capture disparate topics under today's date and by way of tags make things organized and findable from any topic page.
Pro Local-first software
Every topic is its own flat file. Nothing is better than keeping your data in the file system with an option of git source control or online backup.
Pro Structured data over willy-nilly formatting
Lots of apps are too graphically flexible in how they allow content to be entered, placed, and formatted. They act like Word when what you want when authoring content is Markdown. Content and semantic structure, not graphical frills.
Pro Org syntax
Logseq support Emacs Org syntax out of the box.
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 Keyboard-driven editing/navigating is descent but average
It is only because I was a long-time Checkvist user that I say this. Checkvist has keyboard-driven controls which are in a league of their own.
Con Still in Alpha
Logseq is still in Alpha and is under heavy development.