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 25th while Lenote is ranked 26th.
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 Great TypeScript support
Really good support for importing classes, libraries, etc. into a typescript class. Making it easy to do TDD.
Pro Angular CLI support
Pro Supports PHP quite well
Pro Good BASH script support
Con Incomplete Markdown support
Only a select subset of Markdown commands are supported.
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.
Con Is not free
But it does have a free version (Community Edition).