When comparing NoteLedge vs StackEdit, the Slant community recommends StackEdit for most people. In the question“What is the best cross-platform note taking app?” StackEdit is ranked 20th while NoteLedge is ranked 33rd. The most important reason people chose StackEdit is:
StackEdit works within your browser. You need internet access to connect to the website, but once it's loaded, the site does not require an internet connection - you will be able to edit and save files locally. Additionally, you can use [Fluid](http://fluidapp.com) to turn it into a native desktop application.
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Pro Essential brush kit
NoteLedge comes with 6 built-in brushes (pencil, crayon, spray gun, ink brush, pigment liner and fountain pen) for versatile note-taking purposes. You can get advanced pens like vector brush, smart pen for shape recognition, marker and rainbow brush through subscription or in-app purchase.
NoteLedge is available on iPad, iPhone, Mac, Android, Windows Phone and Windows 8.
Pro Clip everything from the Web to your notes
There's a built in browser where you can select and paste texts to your notes, clip images, clip and ember online videos and audio clips, or crop screenshots on webpages. It's very useful for collecting information from the web.
Pro Multimedia supported
It is possible to record or insert videos, record audio, and take notes simultaneously. It is easy to put text, handwriting, drawings, audio and video recordings altogether in one note.
Pro Personalize your own notebook
NoteLedge comes with tons of built-in papers, covers and stickers. You can also customize your own paper, cover or stickers with your own photos. It's easy to make scrapbook style notes with NoteLedge.
Pro Share and back up notes easily
NoteLedge supports major cloud services such as Dropbox, Google Drive, and Box. Additionally, you can use the developer's own cloud service, Kdan Creative Cloud, to sync and access the notes across device with ease.
You can share notes as images on Facebook, Twitter, or Email.
Pro Works online and offline
StackEdit works within your browser. You need internet access to connect to the website, but once it's loaded, the site does not require an internet connection - you will be able to edit and save files locally. Additionally, you can use Fluid to turn it into a native desktop application.
Pro No need to install additional software
StackEdit works directly from the browser, there's no need to install additional software as long as you have a web browser installed on your computer.
Pro Real-time preview
The preview shows in a collapsible pane on the right hand side.
Pro Instant publishing
StackEdit allows pushing a document directly to a list of publishing or file storage platforms or any SSH server.
Pro Supports various Markdown flavors
Supports standard Markdown and Markdown Extra.
Pro Multiple export options
Can export to .txt, .html and .pdf.
Pro Syncs via Dropbox and Drive
Files can be synchronized through Dropbox and Drive.
Pro Simple workflow
It is very easy to toggle between the preview and the editing windows. The black makes it a very focused writing environment. Of course it's possible to change that if needed.
Pro Great when in full-screen
Con Not available for Linux
Con Saves files in browser's local storage
Local storage is limited and if the browser crashes the text can be lost.
Con Cannot be accessed while being offline
Even though the editor itself works offline, you need internet access to open the website and the editor.
Con Lacks a good integrated spell checker
Uses the built-in browser spell checker which may not be as good as spell checkers other editors have. Depending on the browser, of course.
Con Publishing to GitHub requires giving write access to repos
In order to publish documents to GitHub, StackEdit requires writing access to your repos, something which many people may not be comfortable with.