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91 points by goloroden 5 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 22 comments

A hosted alternative to this that has a relatively similar look and feel is Google Keep: https://keep.google.com/

I really like the simplicity and even the UI of Keep, but I can't help the fact that with this being a really useful and lovable Google product comes a clock in the back of my mind slowly counting down.

Any Google product still has a higher probability of being around for longer, supporting data takeout and having a much longer and user friendly deprecation period, than a similar product by some startup.

If you want full control, your only real choice is to use something open source, host it yourself, and take care of all associated dev ops.

full control over notes isn't something I would consider a priority personally. They're flat note files. Taking the effort to migrate them isn't really enough of a deal breaker for me to futz about with hosting my own platform and "all associated dev ops".

Knowing where my note files are and not having to worry about accessing them is a priority.

Whatever metrics you want to point at as to how long Google service x survives doesn't magically make that clock go away in my mind. It's there. It's present.

The lack of version control in Keep has come back to bite me in the past. I've switched to OneNote which provides more control over version history and deleted notes. It's the only Microsoft product I (knowingly?) use personally, but I've come to recommend it to family and friends instead of Evernote and alternatives like Keep.

Hmm, is wolkenkit still rather dependency-heavy? Saw it at a presentation once and the default install pulled in both Postgres and Mongo.

Yes, currently it's still like this, but it's on our roadmap to change this in the near future (I'm one of the core developers of wolkenkit).

Trello type project? Trello has been very handy in my workplace - an open source version would be nice.

Wekan (https://github.com/wekan/wekan) is surprisingly capable as an open source Trello-alike.

Looks like this: https://youtu.be/uUOlzr4XdcY?t=78 but is entirely different

All words I love but I am not sure how it fits together. I hope by CQRS they don't mean, figure out the query yourself?

Last release 1½ years ago. Minimal activity. I wouldn't consider using it on that alone.

Really? Why not? If it does what it's supposed to do, it's fine. I don't understand this way of thinking. Software can be done.

Yep, lots of projects go sideways because they go adding new features becoming an over burdened Swiss Army knife. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001DZTJRQ

hmm why do you say that? - it's built on top of wolkenkit - which does seem to be actively maintained - also - there were not insignificant commits only a few months ago [0].


Seems like a demo app to show ase wolkenkit, so I wouldn’t read too much into that.

Last commit a month ago? Anyway, old == bad?

I fight with this at work all the time. Just because it's old doesn't mean it can't be stable. We freeze our versions anyways so if it works who cares?

This! - and looking at the demo - there could be some attractive elements (no pun intended;) ) there to learn from & fork to hack on.

Let me guess, you did a "todo list" tutorial and you just kept going

One of my most successful side projects started as a todo list tutorial that just kept going. It (eventually) led to a new job

What's wrong with that?

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