When comparing VNote vs Trilium Notes, the Slant community recommends Trilium Notes for most people. In the question“What are the best note taking apps for Linux?” Trilium Notes is ranked 16th while VNote is ranked 19th.
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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/)
Pro Free and open source software
Pro Note encryption
Pro Excellent WYSIWYG interface
Pro Attributes that can be assigned to nodes and inherited
Pro Note versioning
Pro Synchronization with a server
You can set up synchronization but you need a server to do this.
Pro Graph of node connectivity
Pro Database storage rather than files
This enables the tool to do a lot of things that would be difficult with plain text file storage.
Pro Archival functionality
Con Interface can be confusing
There is a fair amount of flexibility to the interface but it can also become confusing, especially when some parts are not necessarily simple to use. Most of the basic features nevertheless are intuitive.
Con Database storage rather than files
This makes it a little less simple to work with (also has benefits).
Con Not markdown
It will import and export markdown but it does not store content as markdown. This isn't necessarily a problem if you don't need it.
Con Synchronization requires use of Trilium's sync server
This can be problematic to set up unless you have a web server that will support the requirements of this.