When comparing Lenote vs IntelliJ IDEA, the Slant community recommends IntelliJ IDEA for most people. In the question“What are the best Markdown editors for OS X?” IntelliJ IDEA is ranked 22nd while Lenote is ranked 28th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
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.
Pro Great Java Support
Pro A good editor for test-driven development
Pro Markdown support with preview
Pro Supports PHP quite well
Pro Great TypeScript support
Really good support for importing classes, libraries, etc. into a typescript class. Making it easy to do TDD.
Pro Good BASH script support
Pro Angular CLI support
Pro Made by developers for developers
It can make one more efficient, but also can get one way too used to shortcuts, autocomplete, and easy debugging.
Con Incomplete Markdown support
Only a select subset of Markdown commands are supported.
Con Is not free
But it does have a free version (Community Edition).
Consumes more resources than VSCode etc. But depending on your use-case, it can still be worth it for the benefits you get with this editor.
Con Autocomplete does not work while IntelliJ is indexing
But this, in general, is not much of an issue. Usually after npm install, etc.